Orchard Gardens Family Newsletter
November 3, 2020
The Guide to BPS
Please take a few minutes to complete the Student Information Update Form so that we have your updated information. It can be completed online using this link:
Email Emily (email@example.com) if you need your child's BPS ID #.
Orchard Gardens is a Meal Super Site!
Meals will now be distributed from Super Sites on Monday and Thursday from 10am-6pm. Families can pick up free breakfasts and lunches on these days. Orchard Gardens is one of the sites, or you can go to one that is closer to your home. Learn more here:
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Update
Now that all students are learning remotely 5 days a week, eligible students will receive $5.86 per child per eligible school day on your P-EBT card. You can find out more information here:
Comcast Internet Essentials is the best internet option for your home. Be sure to call the phone numbers below, NOT the regular service line to sign up.
English: 1-855-846-8376 or InternetEssentials.com
Spanish: 1-855-765-6995 or es.InternetEssentials.com
RCN Internet First: https://www.rcn.com/internet-first/
BPS Technology Tools
The family technology hotline is now active: 617-635-8873.
BPS Parent University
Parent U is planning a conference for parents on Saturday, Nov 14th, 2020. They would like your feedback so they can plan and offer the classes that parents like yourself need or would like to attend. If can take a few minutes and take the survey, it will really helpful.
Parent Child Reading Club - Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Wednesday, November 18th 3:30PM - OG Food Pantry
Thursday, November 19th, 5:00PM - Parent Conversations (formerly Parent Council)
Friday, November 20th - Quarter 1 Ends for Grades 6-8
Friday, December 11th - Trimester 1 Ends for Grades K-5
We know that many things are new this year and you might have questions. Please submit any questions here!