BFES Weekly Updates

Laura Swerdzewski, Principal

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Tuesday, June 7th - B Week for In Person Learning

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, June 9th - School Wide Assembly and 5th Grade Promotion Parade!

Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th - 5th Grade Pictures Opportunity at BFES school sign

Wednesday, June 16th - Last Day of school (early release day)

What's in this newsletter:

Promotion Activities

School Wide Assemblies

Chromebook Returns

Follow-Up from Principal Coffee and Conversation

Kindergarten Registration!

Books on Hold - Update

MCPS Updates

Fifth Grade Promotion Drive Thru

Please find the directions for the 5th grade promotion drive thru below! Feel free to decorate your car and we are excited to cheer our 5th graders on as they drive thru the car loop to receive their certificates!

On Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th Card My Yard will have installed a congratulations sign in front of the BFES school sign and families are welcome to come and take their 5th graders picture any time over the weekend!

Finally on Wednesday, June 16th the teachers will have a zoom watch party to gather together and watch the 5th grade video as well as our virtual clap out!

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School Wide Cultural Arts Assemblies - Wednesday, June 9th

3rd – 5th Grades - 9:00 AM Start Time

Classmates and Compass Points

Spend a 45-minute interactive session with Story Tapestries Ensemble artist Valerie Baugh-Schlossberg as she shares stories about her travels and how as a young person she made fast and forever friends. Miss Valerie will use the power of storytelling to entertain families and kids of all ages. Leave the program dancing, singing, and eager to tell stories from around the globe.


Meeting ID: 955 4276 9420

Passcode: BFES2020

K – 2nd Grades - 9:15 AM Start Time

The Magic of the Forest: Explore Under, Around, and Above

Explore the beauty, mystery, and power of the Amazon Rainforest and the jungles of India with Miss Valerie. Dance and sing with the trees and animals. Leave with an appreciation for the power of nature, making friends, and the nurturing of our elders. A two-part program: enjoy a pre-recorded video content specifically designed for younger students and an interactive zoom session with Miss Valerie to complement the experience.


Meeting ID: 867 8955 2768

Passcode: BFES

Chromebook Return Policy

If you are continuing on in an MCPS public school then you may keep your chromebooks for the summer.

If you are leaving the Montgomery County Public School System we will need to collect your Chromebooks at Beverly Farms. They can be dropped off on

June 16th - 11:00-3:00

June 17th - 9:00-3:00

June 18th - 9:00 and 3:00

*If you need to schedule another date please reach out to the main office at 240-740-0200.

Coffee and Conversation Follow-Up

Thank you to those that attended the principal coffee and conversation on race and equity. Below is a link to the follow-up survey and if you were not able to attend please still take a moment to complete the survey to help us prepare future meetings.

Below I am also re-sharing the video we mentioned at the meeting

Why We Need To Talk To Kids About Race And Difference Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan

Why we need to Talk to Children about Race & Difference | Biz Lindsay-Ryan | TEDxDePaulUniversity

Kindergarten Registration

Calling on incoming kindergarten parents, registration is open and we are excited to be enrolling our 2021 kindergarten students! If you have an incoming kindergartener or know a family that does please pass along the registration links below. Kindergarten orientation will be held in August this year!

Link for Parents/Guardians New to MCPS

Link for Parents/Guardians with ParentVUE accounts

Please return your library books!

All media center books are due back to the library by Friday, June 11th.

Please look around your house for books that were checked out this spring, and also, keep looking for books that were checked out last spring. I appreciate all the books you have found so far. Keep looking! I will keep a box in the main office all summer if you happen upon some of these missing books.

And again, thank you for helping to make our Holds-to-Go program such a big success this past spring. I am so happy that the students from Beverly Farms were reading print books again from the school library. Keep reading -- eBooks are always available on the Sora app and Capstone!

Thanks a million times,

Mrs. Schnure

MCPS Updates

Long-Range Plan Addresses Student Math Performance

Nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has had the greatest impact on mathematics performance than any other content area. Intentional adjustments were made to the content and pacing of curriculum to adapt to the virtual schedule and to address unlearned content from the beginning of the pandemic. MCPS has developed a long-range plan to address this. More information is available below.

Mathematics - 2.5 Year Mitigation of Learning Disruptions - Recovery Plan Overview

Mathematics - 2.5 Year Mitigation of Learning Disruptions - Recovery Plan

Reminder: Kindergarten Registration Open for 2021-2022 School Year

Registration is open for parents who wish to register their child for an MCPS kindergarten class for the 2021-2022 school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021. For more information about eligibility guidelines, registrations or required documents to complete an application, call 240-740-4530 or visit the MCPS website.

Support the 10th Annual Give BACKpacks Campaign

Join us as MCPS kicks off the 10th annual Give BACKpacks campaign to raise funds, and coordinate the distribution of backpacks and school supplies to students in MCPS schools.

For just $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies. MCPS places orders throughout the summer with a goal of providing as many students as possible with a backpack and school supplies at the start of the school year. June, July and August are critical months to place orders. MCPS has set a goal to raise $300,000 to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students across our school system. Help spread the word about this campaign by sharing the campaign flyer with colleagues, family, friends and community members. Every donation helps a student in need. Learn more about Give BACKpacks.

Laura Swerdzewski, Principal

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