BFPP & BVL NEWS
Friday, September 3rd , 2021
Here are the ways you can learn about school news, events, and activities:
Your Learning Plan Partner (LPP) is a great first point of contact.
Twice Monthly School Newsletters
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!
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)
What resources are we missing? Have you come across a broken link? Send your additions and corrections to Heidi Zollner so we can make this list as useful as possible.
Scholastic Book Order
Do you need some new books for your home library? Scholastic Books Inc. offers a great value on a wide variety of children's books. If you'd like to make a purchase for your personal use, read on!
Please place your online order by Friday, September 10th.
New to ordering? Here’s how:
1. Go online to: https://clubs.scholastic.com/
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 Heidi Zollner and let her know you've ordered so we can arrange pick up/delivery of your books.
6. Books should arrive at school the last week of September.
Thanks for supporting our school's library with your purchase!
Every purchase earns us free books and other goodies for our school.
We'll have book ordering opportunities 4-5 times through the year.
YMCA Trail Blazers
There is a convenient homeschool session on Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm, or choose from after school sessions (3:15-4:45pm) throughout the week. To register, visit https://www.whatcomymca.org/trail-blazers
For more information contact Jen Gallant at 360-255-0517.
Whatcom Water Week Events
Upcoming Events at the Whatcom Museum
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE MUSEUM DAY
Saturday, September 18, Noon - 5pm, FREE
Visit the Whatcom Museum for free on Museum Day! Museum Day is an annual event in which participating museums open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket—for free! Visit our website for more info and to register and print your ticket.
CLAY CREATURES COME ALIVE
Sunday, October 3, 1 - 3pm
$20 members / $25 non-members
In this kid-friendly workshop, ceramic artist and owner of Good Earth Pottery Ann Marie Cooper will introduce clay hand-building techniques. Introductory-level workshop for children ages 7 – 12. To register, please visit our website.
Padilla Bay Fall Classes
They have a new touch tank exhibit and several free classes this fall!
You can download a great estuary curriculum and find other teaching resources on their website.
Middle School Sailing Team
Try Rowing for Free
WTA Youth Ride FREE!
Everyone 17 and younger rides FREE on WTA! You also ride free if you're over 17, and still enrolled in high school.
How to ride:
If you're not yet in high school, you can just step on and ride. You don't need a bus pass of any kind.
If you're high school aged, you will need a FREE TouchPass Youth Card.
You can pick up your free TouchPass Youth Card at WTA's Bellingham Station. Please bring proof of your age, or your current school ID. Or, you can request a card by sending an email from your school email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your first name, last name, full birth date and current grade.
Starting this fall, students at High Schools in Bellingham can pick up their Youth Cards at school.
Note: Youth Ride Free is not valid on Route 80X to Mount Vernon.
New Technology Project
TAGNW is proud to announce the launch of the TAGNW Reconnect Project to provide technology resources to those most in need in our community. Program participants will receive a FREE computer kit, computer assistance, and volunteer technical support. Participation is confirmed via application through local social service organizations, such as Opportunity Council.
Want to support the TAGNW Reconnect program? Donations, Sponsorship, and volunteers are greatly appreciated. Please see the TAGNW Reconnect Program Webpage for more information.
Newsletter Ideas and Contributions Welcome!
Hi! My name is Heidi Zollner and I'm a BFPP mom to Luke, Anna, and Nate. I'm helping out with the school newsletter this year. My goal for this every-other-week publication is to create opportunities for all of us to connect; both by sharing school, district, and community news, as well as celebrating our milestones and successes together.
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 let me know- I'd love to hear from you!