BFES Weekly Updates
Laura Swerdzewski, Principal
Tuesday, June 7th - B Week for In Person Learning
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:
School Wide Assemblies
Follow-Up from Principal Coffee and Conversation
Books on Hold - Update
Fifth Grade Promotion Drive Thru
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!
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
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
Chromebook Return Policy
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
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
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,
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.
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.