BFPP NEWS

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Check your Zoom links, ready your cameras, and test your microphones: virtual classes begin Monday!

Free Online Learning Resources

As you build your home learning plans for fall, consider some of these outstanding online learning resources. Check with your LPP for access to district-provided subscription options such as Lexia, Dreambox, and Epic.


Online Learning Resources (Google Doc)

Coming Soon: Curbside Library Service!

Beginning Sept. 30th, you can pick up books from BFPP's library! To get started now: Put books on hold using the school library catalog. When the books are ready, you’ll be notified via email. No need to contact us, just drive by and pick up the library books, dropping off your previous check outs at the same time.


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 heidizollner@hotmail.com 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.

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Happy Birthday Larrabee Building!

The building we love and miss will be turning 100 years old this year. Mark your calendar for January 21st, 2021!

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.

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Facebook Groups

Looking to connect with other families at our partnership program or in our larger homeschooling community? Check out these Facebook groups. They're a great way to hear about homeschooling opportunities in our community, get advice from other families, and find quick answers to those burning school questions!


Bellingham Family Partnership Program Parents Facebook Group


Homeschoolers of Whatcom County Facebook Group

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

Meagan McGovern, BFPP parent and longtime homeschooler, has compiled an impressively extensive resource list of homeschool links. Check it out here!

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.