BFPP NEWS

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear BFPP Families,


As I am heading into a three day weekend I am thinking of the number 3:


3 more weeks of school….wow!

3 more chances to do weekly contact/monthly review check ins with Learning Plan Partners.

3 opportunities to show gratitude and grace.

3 times in the next 3 weeks I will celebrate.

(Celebration of Learning, 8th Grade Celebration…info coming soon, and end of year meetings)

3 times I will likely shed tears.

3 times I intend to laugh!!

3 times I will think about those I will miss.

3 times I will honor this crazy year we have shared and be thankful that we did it together!


With love and hugs from afar, k

Mark Your Calendars

See below for more info:

  • Fridays 12:30-2:30: Kindy & 1st Grade Outdoor Play
  • Celebration of Learning: Wednesday, June 9 at 1:30
  • BFPP Fundraiser at PlayDate: Wednesday, June 16th

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Outdoor Play

When: Every Friday 12:30-2:30pm

Where: Larrabee Elementary

How: With masks and distancing

Why: To build community & create friendships


Play Date Menu

May 28th Simon Says

June 4th Yoga

June 11th Obstacle Course


Families need to fill out this Health Attestation Form just once for these drop-in classes. You do not need to register for this class, just swing on by!


*An adult must stay with their child during each class.

*If it’s a rainy day we will put our raincoats and boots on and make the best of it!

Celebration of Learning!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm


This is a chance for students of all ages to share their learning with the broader school community. Think of it as a mixture of Show & Tell, Science Fair, and Talent Show, all rolled into one!


Possibilities include opportunities for students to show, discuss, and/or perform:

• Written stories

• Art projects

• Academic work

• Songs (singing and/or instrumental), dances, skits

• Blogs, animations, coding, etc.

• And anything else you would like to share with our community


We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your learning (via Zoom, so invite your friends and family!) Please submit your idea(s) to Teacher Karen by Friday, June 4.


Questions? Please reach out to: Karen, Annie, Jackie, or Maestra

BFPP Fundraiser at Playdate

Wednesday,. June 16th from 11:00am-7:00pm


Here's an opportunity to support a new Bellingham business and BFPP at the same time!


PlayDate, a kids' playspace located in Bellis Fair Mall, will donate a percentage of sales on Wednesday, June 16th to our school.


In addition to their playspace they have scratch-made pizza, snacks, and drinks. Come play any time during business hours, and just mention you're with BFPP upon paying.

Friends of the Family Resource Center: Spring Fundraiser

Thank you, Caring Hearts, for helping with our Spring Helping Hands Drive!


Our main goal is to cover new shoes and clothing for 500+ Bellingham Public Schools students who have returned to in-person learning with outgrown shoes/clothes. Can you help? Any donation makes a difference.


You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/.../spring-helping-hands-drive...

or mail a check directly to Friends of the Family Resource Center, P.O. Box 24, Bellingham, WA 98227.


Questions? Email us at friendsofthefrc@gmail.com. Thank you for lifting up local families during their time of need.

Kindergarten Registration

Check out our new BFPP Kindergarten Virtual Tour!


Registration for kindergarten has begun in Bellingham Public Schools. All children who will be 5 before Sept. 1, 2021 can be registered for kindergarten. Families can register their kindergartner online on our kindergarten webpage.

Children's Art Walk

Thanks to all who contributed to the Children's Art Walk this year!


If you haven't already, you may pick-up your art show submissions at BFPP during normal materials pick-up hours on Wednesdays: 9-10am and 4:30-5:30 pm

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**RSVP for Wednesday, June 2nd @ 11:00am Bread Lab reading here. Here is the Zoom link!**

Virtual YA Author Event: Tahereh Mafi in conversation with Marie Lu

Wednesday, June 2nd from 2:00-3:00pm


Bellingham Public Library and Village Books are pleased to co-present bestselling YA authors Tahereh Mafi and Marie Lu in an online event, Wednesday, June 2, 2 - 3 p.m.


Tahereh Mafi's new book An Emotion of Great Delight is a searing look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11. It’s about a child of immigrants forging a blurry identity, falling in love, and finding hope—in the midst of a modern war.


Marie Lu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy.

For more details and to register for the event click here.

More Community Summer Opportunities

Padilla Bay is offering a number of kid and family opportunities this summer, including Junior Ecologist classes, the perennial favorite Mud Flat Safaris, Letterboxing trail passports, and more.


Regal Cinemas $1 summer kid movies are back on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, starting June 15th.


WMBC has Youth Trail Corps mountain biking and trail building opportunities for middle schoolers.


The YMCA has rock climbing programs for kids ages 3 to 13.


BAAY Theater has summer classes and camps for thespians, singers, dancers, songwriters, costumers and more.


The Community Boating Center has sailing camps for kids and teens.

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