Friday, September 18th, 2020
Check your Zoom links, ready your cameras, and test your microphones: virtual classes begin Monday!
Free Online Learning Resources
Online Learning Resources (Google Doc)
Coming Soon: Curbside Library Service!
Check out this video or click below for a step-by-step walk through of the process.
Scholastic Book Orders
Please place your online order by Monday, September 28th.
New to ordering? Here’s how:
1. Go online to: www.scholastic.com/newparent
2. Click on 'Connect to a Teacher' and enter our BFPP Class Code: RT8NH
3. Sign up using your student's first and last name.
4. Shop the flyers and pay online for your order. You can choose from any and all of the many different flyers available.
5. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you've ordered so we can arrange delivery of your books.
6. Books should arrive the second week of October.
Thanks for supporting the BFPP library with your purchase!
Every purchase earns us free books and other goodies for our school.
SHARE YOUR CELEBRATIONS WITH US!
Birthdays, accomplishments, small victories, huge wins, new past-times, "ah-ha!" moments... Whatever you're celebrating this school year, let's do it together!
Send your celebrations big and small to Heidi Zollner to include them in upcoming S'more editions.
College Bound Scholarship
Middle School Students: Are you interested in health care? Construction? Video game design? Whatever your career goals, the College Bound Scholarship will help you attend and pay for the school that is right for you! College Bound is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the College Bound pledge. It covers average tuition, fees, and a book allowance at over 60 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Washington.
Apply here: collegebound.wa.gov
Learn more, including how to qualify and apply: https://youtu.be/GmKvVzCqYFo
See an interview with CBS students sharing their journey: https://youtu.be/jUFGHaZaTC4
Additional info: http://www.futuresnw.org/
Have questions? Contact Ashley DeLatour, FuturesNW Operations Manager and fellow BFPP parent!
Hey 4th Graders!
Each year, the "Every Kid Outdoors" program offers a free Federal Parks, Lands, and Waters Pass to all 4th grader students. Click here to sign up and get your pass for the year!
Climate Action Week
The City of Bellingham is hosting its second annual ALL IN for Climate Action Week from September 20-27. This is a week full of virtual and self-guided events that highlight all the climate action work happening in our community as well as opportunities to do more. Events include a book club, yoga class, week-long vegan festival, trivia night, youth events, panel discussions about climate justice, film showings, and more! Find a full list of events here.
The Best Homeschooling Links Ever
Brigid Collins Parent Education Opportunities
Brigid Collins is offering virtual one-on-one parent coaching sessions (cost is $20-90, pay what you can) as well as Virtual Parenting Seminars ($10 per seminar) on a variety of topics. See what's available here.
Newsletter Ideas and Contributions Welcome!
Do you have a news item to share with our school community at large? How about ideas on how to help this newsletter better meet our school's needs? Please reach out to Heidi Zollner.