Report Cards and Conferences
November 4th marks the end of the 1st marking period in BPCS. A systemwide message will be shared with students and families reminding them to check their child’s grades when reports cards are available in FOCUS on November 14th. Parent University offers resources to prepare for this time of year when families are observing classrooms, viewing report cards, and meeting with teachers during conferences.
Take time to prepare for conferencing by reviewing the report card with your child. Here are a few tips: Talking to Your Child About Their Report Card
Lunch & Learn: Eating Healthy on a Budget
November 14 - 12:30 PM
Presented by BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement and Priority Partners
Drop into our lunchtime session to learn tips and tricks on offering your family healthy food choices, all while keeping the strain off your wallet. Join Priority Partners online to help you get organized, save money, and choose healthy options so you can eat healthy on a budget! #healthandwellness
Lunch & Learn: E-CPR
November 15 - 12:30 PM
Presented by BCPS Office of Mental Health Services
We know young people often turn to their friends first when they are having an emotional crisis. However, many teens may not think they have the skills to be prepared to support a friend in crisis. This training will help families learn ECPR - Emotionally Connect Partner and Respond when faced with someone who is experiencing a mental health emergency/emotional crisis. You will learn some warning signs to look out for and have the opportunity to work through some scenarios to practice some of the strategies that will be taught. You know CPR can help to save a life, so can ECPR!
This 60-minute presentation is for adults. Information to join will be shared via email 24 hours before the event. This event was originally scheduled for October 12th and was reschedule to this new date.
For registration click here!
The Teenage Brain
November 15 - 6:00 PM
Presented by BCPS Office of School Climate and Culture, MTSS
Join us as we explore the mysterious teenage brain! In this session, participants will gain an understanding of the research behind how the teenage brain functions. We will also share strategies and coping skills to support your teenager’s academic and social-emotional success. #teenagebrain
Information to join will be shared via email 24 hours before the event.
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BCPS Calendar Highlights
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - Election Day - Schools & Offices Closed
- AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK - November 14 - 18, 2022
- Monday, November 14, 2022 - Report Cards Distributed
- Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - Schools and Office close 3 hours early
- Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Schools & Offices Closed
- Friday, November 25, 2022 - Schools and Offices Closed
- Monday, November 21, 2022 - Preschool-3 and Pre-K Conference Day and Elementary Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions and Schools Closed for Elementary Students
You can also view or print the entire BCPS Info Calendar here.
Applications Are Now Open for BCPL Teen Advisory Boards
Teens wanted! Let your voices be heard as the library looks for input on programs, services and new initiatives for you and your peers. Applications are being accepted for our inaugural Teen Advisory Board (TAB) from October 17 through November 13. Members of TAB:
- Gain leadership and teamwork skills
- Create a teen-led community service project in your local region
- Advise your local branches with ideas for new programs, services and initiatives for teens
- Earn service-learning hours
- Make new friends
Learn more about the following homework help resources:
- Brainfuse—Get expert help from tutors through a live chat from 2 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Send a question and get an answer within 24 hours. Have your library card number and password available. Spanish-speaking tutors are available.
- SkillSurfer—Practice long division, improve reading comprehension and learn other key skills.
- Writing Lab—Submit a writing sample and receive feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information.
Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee (SECAC)
Please join us for the next Baltimore County SECAC meeting of the 22-23 school year!
Monday, November 7, 2022
Topic: Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams
Access the meeting via Google Meets:
If you would like to participate in the meeting by phone please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
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What is Parent University
Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.