Mustang Message - Week of 4/26/2020

BMP celebrate virtual school spirit with hat day

BMP spirit doesn't stop with school being out!  Staff and students celebrated with Hat Day this week.

Message from the Admin Team

Dear BMP Families,

Thank you so much for your flexibility and patience around the significant challenges that occurred continued with Distance Learning.  We are excited that live learning sessions are scheduled to begin again tomorrow, Monday, April 27, 2020.  All classes are scheduled to take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

- PreK through grade 2 live classes begin at 9:00 am.  Individual Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links were emailed directly to parent email addresses.  

- Grades 3 through 5 classes begin at 10:00 am.  Individual Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links were emailed directly to FCPS student email address, which can be logged into here.  A video shows students how to access student email.

       -The user name is

      - The password is the regular student password.

In addition to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link for the large class setting, your child may receive additional links for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or Google Meet for small group instruction. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not yet received the information. 

We look forward to seeing your child in the larger class setting once again!


Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team


Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbook sales are moving online!  Order your yearbook at  The school ordering code is 11105220. The price is $15 per yearbook.  Orders will be accepted while supplies last!  We are planning to distribute yearbook, along with any Spring photos, at the same time that students will be returning school laptops in June. 


BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to not only participate, but also email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page.  We would love to keep sharing the photos of our school community!

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Wacky Hair Day.  Create a wacky hair design and show off your creativity!


Learning Packets Opt Out

Parents can choose to Opt Out of receiving mailed packets at  These packets are also available to parents, along with the answers, in Blackboard 24-7 Learning.  Parents sign in with their email address and unique password.


Distance Learning Plan

Distance Learning takes place Mondays through Thursdays, with a maximum amount of flexibility to be as responsive as possible to family responsibilities.  The Distance Learning Plan involves:

         - 1 hour of live, online class through Blackboard 24-7 Learning

          - Rotating small group lessons, as scheduled by the teacher

          - Staff identified Office Hours to respond to student/parent questions

          - Students have time throughout the day for independent learning:

                            Learning Packets

                            Watch lessons on Channel 21, also on the FCPS webpage

                            Engage in specials classes (PE, music, art, etc.)

                            Use online resources for student learning

                            Explore interests through independent research

                            BMP Library Catalog (sign in with student ID and password)


Parent Resources for Distance Learning

Interested in learning more before the Parent Introduction to Distance Learning presentation?  Many resources are available to support parents in this transition to technology:

        Parent support page is located here.

        Watch how to access Blackboard 24-7 Learning here.

        Forgot your password?  You can reset it here.

        Need technology help?  Complete a request here.

        Learning at Home: Support for Families and Caregivers website


Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.


Important Upcoming Dates

April 30         BMP Spirit Day - Wacky Hair Day

May 4           BMP Spirit Day - May the 4th be with You!  (Star Wars Day)

May 7           BMP Spirit Day - Favorite Book Day

May 14         BMP Spirit Day - Super Hero Day

May 21         BMP Spirit Day - Wear Blue and/or White Day

June 11        5th Grade Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - TENTATIVE


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