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Upcoming Cultural Trips

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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We are really excited about our annual BFIS Cultural Trips on September 28-30th.  Please take a moment to look at the information here and return the permission slips to your child’s advisors, including authorization for billing.  

These trips are always very popular and attendance is highly recommended as there are no classes or alternative options at school during this time.

MS Grades 6-8 Trip Information to Tamarit
 

*As Grade 9-10 students will be traveling to Andorra, a travel permission form completed by the Mossos d’Escuadra will be required to leave the country. 

HS Grades 9-10 Trip Information to La Cerdanya

HS Travel Permission Document
 

School Photos

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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September 12th -14th

School photos will be taken on Monday, September 12th, Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th.  On those days, your child(ren) should arrive promptly as the individual and group pictures will be taken early in the morning. This will be the only opportunity to have the photos taken.

  • Monday, September 12th: Early Childhood and Elementary Students (except Kindergarten)
  • Tuesday, September 13th: Kindergarten and MS/HS individual photos
  • Wednesday, September 14th: MS/HS group photos

Please note that the cost for the school photos is 20€ that will be charged to your BFIS account. If you do not want them, simply send an email to Imma Sánchez to that effect: immas@bfischool.org.

Back to School Night

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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We will be hosting our annual Back To School Night on September 14 from 6-8pm, and we hope you will be able to join us. We will begin at 6pm sharp in the MS/HS Cafeteria. During the evening, parents go through a shortened version of their student’s schedule and are able to visit each teacher and each room. This will help you get acquainted with your child’s teachers and receive information about the class and teacher availability.

Parent Book Club

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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Are you into reading? Would you like to participate in some literary conversation with other members of the BFIS community? The BFIS Library is currently organizing this year’s book discussion group.

Who? It’s open to adult community members (parents and staff). The minimum number is five (including David Cevoli, the librarian), and the maximum number is nine. It’s on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible if you’re interested.

When and where? It will take place monthly on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:20 to 5:20 in the Glass Class (MS/HS LIbrary). The space will be available from 4:00 to 4:20 for chatting & refreshment. The discussions will begin promptly at 4:20.

Which books? We will decide the reading list democratically through a voting process. Once the membership is finalized, David will solicit three suggested titles from each member, and everyone will vote for the nine titles of their choice. We’re aiming for thought-provoking fiction of modest length. The books do not need to be contemporary.

How do I join? Fill out this form by Thursday, September 15th. David will tally the results and set the monthly schedule soon after that.

Fall MAP Testing

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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From September 20-22, and October 5-6, students in 6th Grade through 10th Grade will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests have an external measure of each child’s growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Mathematics, and Language Usage.  Your child will take these tests on a computer.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Your child will spend a total of about three hours over the course of three separate days completing these tests.

Each school year, students in 3rd Grade through 10th Grade take the tests in around the beginning of the year and the beginning of Spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.

For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org.