9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Postponed - Surviving the Social Jungle
11:30 AM - 11:30 AM BCS 11:30am Dismissal
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM BCS Conferences
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM BCS Conferences
BCS Open House – Sunday, December 2, 1:00-3:00pm
Parents, students and community members are invited to explore our unique educational community with an emphasis on science, technology and 21st century learning skills. This is also a great opportunity to meet BCS students, staff members and current parents. Applications for the lottery will be accepted during the Open House. Click Enrollment Timeline for more information.
8th Grade High School Visit November 19
8th Grade students will be visiting Groves High School on November 19. Although the visits are not mandatory, they provide a great opportunity to become familiar with the building, staff, and programs at both high schools.
Please have your child return the high school visit permission slip linked below to their Academic Lab teacher by Friday, November 16 at 9am.
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Be sure to plan ahead so you don’t miss PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES! On Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, BCS and all elementary schools in the district will host parent-teacher conferences. That said, Thanksgiving is also the same week. Unfortunately, teachers will not be able to accommodate rescheduled conferences due to early vacations, so please plan to attend your child’s conference on Monday or Tuesday during the 1:00-4:00 PM or 5:00-8:00 PM time frames. Click here for the letter, specific information, and links to sign up for conferences.
Yearbooks Are On Sale
Purchase your 2018-19 BCS Yearbook Now! More information on ordering your yearbook may be found on the Walsforth Yearbook Flyer. Purchase your yearbook online by following this link to YearbookForever.com. Questions? Contact Michelle D'Orazio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please support the BCS Destination Imagination (DI) Program by submitting one of your family’s favorite recipes by submitting it at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/smlrpnB1id9NPSvv2. The recipes will be collated and made into a beautiful spiral bound edition of the One and Only BCS Community Cookbook. These books will be on sale by late fall, or you can preorder your copy when you submit a recipe! We’re looking for fun recipes from BCS students, families and staff members. We look forward to cooking and eating all of your family favorites! Check out the Delicious Cookbook Cover!
BCS Proud Dads Snow Club
Learn about 2018-19 Snow Club by attending the Parent Informational Meeting on Monday, November 12 at 6:30pm and by reading the 2018-19 Snow Club Information Handout. More information on the Snow Club webpage.
· The Snow Club will accept 56 skiers/snowboarders; these spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
· We will pass out application packets after the Parent Information meeting on Monday, November 12th, 6:30 pm.
· Applications will also be available in the main office starting Nov. 12th or on the BCS website.
· We will begin to accept applications on Monday, December 3rd at 8:00 a.m. on a table located in the main hallway. Each application will be stamped with the date and time received.
· When all 56 spots are filled we will waitlist applications in order of receipt of application. We will notify any additional applicants by email/phone as soon as possible if more room is available on the bus.
Are you interested in being a Volunteer?
Welcome back! I invite you to join in the fun by taking just a few minutes to indicate the areas in which you’d like to volunteer. Please note, this form is only available online this year and we kindly ask you to follow this link and submit your response: https://goo.gl/forms/MNoJcfVkrBUITQ0z2 There are opportunities for everyone, regardless of your schedule or time availability. ~ Mrs. Miller
Outdoor Recess in the Wet Weather
Now that the Spring weather is settling in (mostly), please remember to send coats, boots, and maybe extra socks to school with your children. We will go outside for recess every day, weather permitting.
BCS currently has two openings in 8th grade!
Please feel free to share with neighbors and friends in the Birmingham Public Schools attendance area who may be interested in an amazing educational experience in the 8th grade at BCS this year. Interested 8th grade parents/guardians can contact Kathy Barnas at email@example.com for details on how to register.
Welcome to Birmingham Covington School
The Birmingham Covington Districtwide 3-8 School (BCS) is a 3-8 districtwide school of choice for families residing in the Birmingham Public School District. It is designed to offer a clear choice in educational structure and philosophy to parents/guardians and children seeking a rigorous academic challenge. BCS has a special emphasis on comprehensive science and technology instruction based on the Association for the Advancement of Science report, Project 2061, and enGauge: 21st Century Skills.
To better understand BCS, please review:
Birmingham Covington School Virtual Tour:
Learn More About BCS from the Acey Family!
Phone: 248-203-4444, press 2
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