Mustang Message - Week of 5/3/2020

BMP spirit shown during Wacky Hair Day!

BMP spirit continues with Wacky Hair Day!

Message from the Admin Team

Dear BMP Families,

Our staff is thrilled at the positive outcomes from synchronous learning starting once again this past week!  The technology worked, the smiles were real, and the great learning continued.  I truly have been impressed by the quick learning and flexibility of our teachers and parents through these changes, and the evidence of learning activities that I have seen during these past four days seem to have been worth it!  We look forward to seeing your child activity engaged in synchronous learning again next week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Please see below for ways you can help us celebrate and recognize your child's teacher.

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team


Teacher Appreciation Week

A teacher takes a HAND, opens a MIND and touches a HEART...

Please help us celebrate and recognize your child's teacher by completing a special activity each day:

MONDAY           "My favorite thing about my teacher is..."  Post on Padlet

TUESDAY          "If I could treat my teacher to anything..." Post on Padlet

WEDNESDAY    "Kindness starts with you..."  Email a photo or short video to your teacher sharing a story of his/her kindness to you

THURSDAY       "In 3 Words.."  Hold a sign with your teacher's name and describe him or her in 3 words on a Flipgrid video 

Preschool   Grade 3
Kindergarten   Grade 4
Grade 1   Grade 5
Grade 2   Specials Teachers


FRIDAY              Be on the lookout for a special admin team presentation!


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 Favorite Book Day.  Find and have your favorite book ready to celebrate!  Remember to take a photo and send it our way!


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

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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