Mustang Message - 7/26/2020

Need to Contact Us?

Even with limited visitor access to the school school building, there are different ways to contact us –

- Help with technology? Please complete the Summer Laptop Help form

- Moving or need help with registration? Please contact Mrs. Jenny Lim

- To schedule an in-person appointment or other questions? Please email Mrs. Mariela Eberhardt

- Want updated information about school start? Please see FCPS Return to School webpage and the Frequently Asked Questions for Families page 

The school building is now open by appointment only.  If we can serve you over the phone, that is the preferred.  All visitors to our school building need to follow the safety guidelines.


Laptop Collection - July 30th & 31st

This is for students who will not be returning to Bren Mar Park next school year, including:

              - Rising 6th graders going to middle school

              - Any other grade level student who is moving to a new school

Laptops will be collected on:

               - July 30th and 31st 

              - 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 each day.  

This is for returning equipment only.  We will be scheduling distribution of equipment to families at a later date. The following technology items were checked out to some families and should be returned labeled with the student's name and ID number:

             - Laptop

             - Charger

             - Protective sleeve

             - MiFi (for some families only)

                      - These do not need to be returned if your child is continuing in

                         FCPS next school year


Beginning of School Changes

All students will start the school year online as was announced on Tuesday evening by FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 will be the first day of the school year.  This is the Tuesday immediately following Labor Day.  

We continue to prepare for in-person instruction for when that time should arrive, and an FCPS video provides a brief overview of what school will look like for in-person and virtual classes.

Please be on the lookout for important school communication outlining this detailed information in early to mid August.


BMP Bell Schedule

As we start with virtual learning for all students, the 2020-21 bell schedule is:

             - Classes start at 9:15 am

             - The student school day ends at 4:00 pm

This is a change from what was shared at the Parent Information Session for our rising PreK and Kindergarten students.


BMP Food Distribution

Meal service is between the 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each weekday. 


BMP Virtual Summer Office Hours

This is the last week for Virtual Summer Office hours.  Many thanks to the staff who committed their time and energy this summer to keep the learning going for our children! 

These are for the grade your child attended this past school year.  The information is below:

Kindergarten            Ms. Ambrosio                 Monday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Grade 1                    Ms. Left                          Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Grade 2                    Ms. Donohoe                 Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grade 3                     Ms. Kurtz                      Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Grade 4                     Ms. Heck                       Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Grade 5                     Ms. Jenkins                  Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ESOL, Gr K-2             Ms. Hoang                   Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

ESOL, Gr 3-5             Ms. Bell                        Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Special Ed Teacher   Ms. Harrison                 Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Summer Reading

BMP Librarian, Ms. Watson, is excited to share the Summer Reading Board with students!  It is filled with mini-challenges and directly links to a variety of online reading resources. 

In addition, we have lots of new electronic books available to students for reading starting this summer.  Please have your child log in to the library database using their ID number and student password and check out these great resources!


Ways You Can Help at Home

To help your child get ready for the virtual start of the school year, you will want to be sure that you know or have access to the following FCPS Resources:

Child's ID Number - This is used to login for many different programs

Technology Help Request Form - This connects you directly with one of our technology support staff to help you with any questions or problems you are having with the laptop or mifi

Your Child's FCPS Email Account - Every student in FCPS has an email account which we use to send the links to classes by just clicking a link.

SIS ParentVue - This is for parents only.  It allows you to see your child's grades, updated contact information, and gives you access to a parent account for FCPS 24-7 Learning.  It links all of your children into one account.

FCPS 24-7 Learning - This allows parents to access a variety of learning resources and practice activities includes distance learning packets from Spring 2020.


How to Find Important Resources

Your child’s ID number

Technology Help Request Form

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

How to access your SIS ParentVue account

  • You will need to sign up
    • You will need your Activation Key
      • You should get during registration OR
      • Request the code HERE
    • You will need your personal email address

How to access FCPS 24-7 Learning


BMP Virtual Parent Meetings

Thank you to the many families who joined us for a Parent Information Session on Tuesday night.  With the beginning of the school year change announcement, we are postponing the other information sessions.  Dates will be shared in next week's Mustang Message.  

Rising Grades 1 – 3                             POSTPONED

Rising Grades 4 – 5                             POSTPONED