Parent University

FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 5/19/2020

What is Parent University?

Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.
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Schoology Resources For Parents

Schoology is an essential part of our BCPS Continuity of Learning plan while we are in this remote learning environment. There are plenty of resources to help you get the most out of Schoology.

Where can you find them? You can start by checking out the BCPS homepage under our COVID-19 resources.

We will continue to highlight Schoology resources in our newsletter. If you need additional support, please reach out to your child's school or

Healthy Meal Prepping For A Busy Family!

Working from home and helping your child with school work? No time for healthy cooking? Try meal prepping so children can serve themselves! Try this recipe provided by NBC's Parent Toolkit.

This week, let's start with Overnight Oatmeal For Breakfast!

Tweet with # BCPSParentU or send us a pic of your family making Overnight Oats!

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Quick Tips from BCPS Office of Special Education

The BCPS Office of Special Education has posted quick tips and resources to support parents on their website. A variety of topics are covered including: Behavior as Communication, Executive Function Strategies, Calming Strategies, Responding to Problem Behavior, Social Skills During Distance Learning, Reading and Math Tips, and Resources for Distance Learning.

Homework Station = Productive Student!

You can be more productive when you are given a clean and organized place to work. This is true for students as well. Here are a few easy tips on creating a working space in your home.
Parent University Homework Station Tips

BCPS Is Teaching From TV-Land!

BCPS-TV is continueing to offer teacher-produced instruction on our BCPS-TV Education channel. You can tune into channel 73 on Comcast Xfinity or channel 34 on Verizon Fios. You can also tune in to the BCPS-TV Youtube channel. or Vimeo Channel to see all the videos aired so far, like the art lesson featured below.

Check out the updated schedule here!

BCPS Teacher Lessons - Visual Arts K-5 5-20-20

Meal Benefit Funds for Families- No Kid Hungry Wants You To Know

All students that qualify for free or reduced-price school meals are eligible for approximately $114 a month in new P-EBT benefits for food, similar to SNAP.

The new P-EBT program, or Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, will provide benefits on a debit-style EBT card to help families purchase food while schools are closed.

To participate in this new program, make sure that your student(s) are signed up for free or reduced-price school meals and SNAP.

  • You can apply for free or reduced-price school meals now by filling out our online school meal benefits application, regardless of immigration status. (Information is not shared with the federal government.)

  • SNAP provides benefits on a debit style card to support families in purchasing food. If you think you may be eligible, we encourage you to apply for SNAP. The best way to apply is to go online to the DHR website and "create account."

Families eligible for P-EBT and enrolled in SNAP will automatically receive the additional P-EBT benefits on their SNAP card. Other families that are eligible for P-EBT and enrolled in free or reduced-price school meals will receive a new P-EBT card in the mail.

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