BFPP NEWS

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear BFPP Families,


I am still smiling from two important events this week; the Celebration of Learning and 8th grade celebration. Each demonstrated the love, creativity and magic of BFPP. At the Celebration of Learning there were student demonstrations of learning that exemplify the power of wonder and opportunity to explore deeply. There were several performances, class projects and of course a teacher/staff contribution (check out the Sea Shanty!).


Later that same day we then had a chance to honor the graduating 8th students and families. It was a chance to mark the passage of students launching into their next school environment. We know they are going with so many gifts and we are honored to have been a part of their educational experience. Go forth and leave your mark on the world!


Thank you BFPP, for once again filling my bucket 😊


Your proud principal, k

Mark Your Calendars

See below for more info:


Curriculum Materials and Laptop Returns

June 14th-18th 10-2 @ BFPP (all returns)

June 16th 10-5:30 @ BFPP (all returns)

June 17th & 18th 8-4:30 @ BSD District Office (laptops and accessories only)


BFPP Fundraiser at PlayDate: Wednesday, June 16th

Materials and Laptop Returns

What do you need to return?

All of the tech items and curriculum materials that your family checked out for use this past year.


These might include:

  • Laptop (All student laptops are being collected for the summer for important cleaning and reimaging maintenance)
  • Laptop case
  • Laptop charger
  • Digital pen
  • Hotspot
  • Headphones
  • Class materials (microbits, glue guns, etc.)
  • Curriculum materials (No need to return workbooks)


When and where can you drop off these materials?


OPTION #1 -FOR ALL MATERIALS

June 14th to 18th between 10am-2pm & Wednesday, June 16th 10am-5:30pm

Bellingham Family Partnership – Larrabee Building – 1409 18th Street

Please park and bring the materials up to the front office


OPTION #2 - FOR LAPTOPS AND ACCESORIES ONLY

Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18 from 8:00am to 4:30pm

BSD District Office – 1306 Dupont Street

Drop off at our CSA Technical HELP Desk

Please park in the parking lot between our building and the fire department

Please walk to the back of the building

Our Technical Help Desk office is located in the back of the building in a "U" shaped parking lot

Technical Staff Members will be available to assist you


Files saved to the student’s OneDrive will be accessible next school year. If the student saved files to the Desktop or Documents folders on the PC, and they want to save those files to their OneDrive (otherwise they will be deleted during reimaging) please follow the directions in this video to move the files to OneDrive. Click Here

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.

Summer 2021 Meal Boxes

This summer, Bellingham Public Schools will offer free, seven-day meal boxes to all children 0 to 18, as well as students in Community Transitions.


Please note: Meal boxes will not be distributed during the first week of summer break on Wednesday, June 23.


Meal box distribution will resume on Wednesday, June 30 and continue every Wednesday this summer through Aug. 18.


Boxes will be given out between 12 and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Geneva Elementary School, 1401 Geneva Street

Happy Valley Elementary School, 1041 24th Street

Roosevelt Elementary School, 2900 Yew Street

Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Avenue

Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck Street

Regency Park Apartment Complex, 2050 Fraser Street

Bakerview Mobile Park, 4015 Eliza Avenue

Summer Resources


  • Whatcom Kid Insider provides a list of summer camps in Whatcom County (tip: must click on yellow buttons/camp categories for camp listings to display)
  • Bellingham Playbook Spring/Summer 2021 (formerly known as Leisure Guide) lists information about some summer camps
  • The Arc of WA has a list of summer camps across the Northwest that are specific for children with special needs or children who have a diagnosis
  • Center for Children with Special Needs has a summer camp directory, you can filter by diagnosis, concern, region, etc.
  • Childcare – please click link to find the Childcare FAQ on BSD's website


Check out the Bellingham School District Family Support Services Resource Page for other resources available to families such as energy and housing assistance.

Summer Reading

Looking for a little motivation to get started on a good book? Here are some local summer reading programs.


Bellingham Library -Chart Your Path and create a keepsake of your reading adventures!


Bellingham Bells Reading Club - earn 2 Bells tickets and a pizza from Coconut Kenny's!


Launching Success Learning Store - earn a prize and a chance to win a grand prize!

Wild Whatcom

Registration for 2021-2022 programming will open on June 14th. During Wild Whatcom programs, participants connect with the natural world and each other by exploring the changing seasons, developing naturalist knowledge, practicing wilderness skills and, of course, playing games!


Neighborhood Nature is an after school program for grades K-6 that meets at local parks Monday-Thursday. Learn more and register online at https://www.wildwhatcom.org/after-school.


Financial assistance is available. Need assistance with online registration? Give us a call at 360.389.3414.

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