Wednesday, June 5, 2019

As we wind down the end of the 2018-2019 school year we have lots of happenings going on!
Individual classrooms have events, grade levels are going on field trips and the whole school is also marking the end of the year together in school-wide events. Please make sure to look at the June calendar to keep up to date. The June calendar came home in backpacks and is available on the BCHMCPS website.

This week we have Field Day on Friday. It promises to be a beautiful day both weather-wise and fun-wise. The schedule for Field Day is:
  • Grades 2 & 3- 9:30-11:15
  • Grades  K & 1-1:30-3:00
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
During Field Day we will also be hosting the June Principal Coffee which will include a "Come and Go" event. "Come and Go' will be led by our Math and Reading team with an opportunity to learn about local educational events during the summer, summer math and reading activities to support your child during these summer months and a fun raffle for each grade level that will include prizes.

While at Field Day we will have the Lost and Found items outside on the blacktop by the Kindergarten playground side of the school. We have MANY Lost and Found items. Please visit this area and take any items that belong to your child that have found their way to the Lost and Found! Any items not claimed by June 17th will be donated.

Tomorrow, Thursday June 6th at 2:00 we will hold the Grade 3 Awards.

Next week is the last full week of school for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The All School Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday June 12th from 9:30-10:30. We hope to see many of you there. 
  • June 14th Flag Day ceremony at 9:30 in front of the school by the flagpole.
  • June 17th- Last day of school- 12 dismissal, NO afterschool daycare.

Over the summer there are many resources if you and your family need food support. All available locations are listed on the SummerEats app. This app can be downloaded to view the location. In addition you can view this information at

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

This Week at BCHMCPS

We have had a busy week so far at BCHMCPS and the rest of the week holds out even more fun! 

Yesterday we began the two week Read-A-Thon. What a fun day we had to start off the week with so many students and staff dressed as their favorite book character! A BIG thank you to eading Specialist Kelly White and the PTO for organizing this event. PTO President Erla Beausang offers more  information below.

Our Read-A-Thon is off to a great start! As of this morning we have raised over $1200 and read almost  1200 minutes!

You must go onto the website: and register your student to be able to log their minutes spent reading. It’s important to register your student even if you are not raising funds.

Today (Tuesday) was Book Swap Day – every student is bringing home a new book!

Tomorrow is “hats off the reading” day. So bring on those hats! 

Join us for Bingo for Books on Thursday @ 6pm in the cafeteria. ($5 per child and they all get a book)

Follow us on Facebook to see pictures an news from our Read-A-Thon adventures. Bchmcps PTO

Keep reading!

- Erla

On Friday, we have the All School Community Meeting at 9:30 at the HYCC. This month's theme is Memorial Day. We hope to see everyone there.

Reminder - this Friday is also an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed at 12 pm and there is NO afterschool day care.

No school on Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Monday, May 13, 2019

May Principal Coffee

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the May Principal Coffee held from 9-9:30 in the cafeteria. During this coffee Mrs. Milne has volunteered on behalf of the Innovation Committee to talk about Barnstable Community Innovation School; specifically what families can expect when students return to school in late August, what will look the same, what will change and how families can support the transition from Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School to Barnstable Innovation School. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Week of April 24th

Well Spring has sprung and we at BCHMCPS are ready to enjoy the beautiful spring weather! The Garden Committee and volunteers have been hard at work  to prepare the garden. There is an addition to the school that is helping the seedlings along and we need to thank Garden Chair Liz Gest for her work in getting this initiative to fruition! This seed growing unit that has been installed and ready to get garden plants going.

The Garden Committee has been fundraising for the garden. This fundraiser, very appropriately for the garden, is a seed fundraiser called High Mowing. All families have received the fundraising information sheets & money. This is a reminder that the fundraising sheets are due this Friday, the 26th for the High Mowing seed fundraiser to benefit the school garden. Thank you to everyone who has already placed their orders!

A reminder that tonight from 5-8pm Ten Pin Eatery in the Cape Cod Mall will donate 20% of food, beverages and game card sales back to BCHMCPS.  You need a coupon that is on the flier that went home to families. If you are planning on going to Ten Pin Eatery tonight and have misplaced the flier, please call the office and we will send another home this afternoon with your child.

The 2019 Yearbook is in process.The Yearbook Committee needs your help to make this the best yearbook ever! Please see the information below for ways that you can order and/or support the 2019 BCHMCPS yearbook.

To celebrate Children's Book Week (4/29 - 5/5/2019) and ArtWeek(4/26 - 5/5/2019) the Hyannis Public Library is having a "Make Your Own Book" program on Wednesday, May 1 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Children ages 3 and up may be the author and illustrator of their own book using writing prompts, colored pens/pencils and hardcover blank books that are just waiting for their creative ideas to come to life. This program is presented by Mary Wilson of Pitter Patter Programs and sponsored by the Town of Barnstable's Kirkman Trust Fund. Please register for this free event either in person in the Children's Room, at or by calling 508-775-2280.

Lost and Found
Our lost and found is out of control and still growing! We would really like to return the clothes items back to their owners before the end of the school year. Unclaimed items after the last day of school will be donated to the recycle bins. If you are missing items of your child's clothing, PLEASE visit the lost and found at the school. Thank you.

Welcome May

We have lots of fun activities planned for May. You will receive the May calendar in your child's backpack today.  In addition, below is a reminder of some of the May happenings.

May 7 & 8- Grade 3 Math MCAS

May 24- All School Community Meeting. Early (12:00 dismissal for staff professional development).

May 27- Memorial Day- No School 

May 28- Kindergarten Screening

May  Read-a -thon

Reading Specialist Kelly White and PTO President Erla Beausang are working on a fun-filled two weeks that reinforce the importance of reading with spirit days.  These will be the last two weeks in May. Their hope is that students will be motivated to read each night to participate in the following day's event/theme. More information to come as we get closer to the Readathon dates. 

In the meantime, they are also planning for an author visit on May 31st.
Jana Dillon (,is a local author who wrote the following books- Lucky Leprechaun, Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch, Upsie Downsie Are You Asleep?. She will be visiting our school on Friday, May 31st.  If families would like a book signed, they have to order a book by May 10th so it will be in on time.  These flyers and order forms will go home on Monday. 

I am so very pleased to let our BCHMCPS families know that for the second year in a row our school has been recognized on the state level for our participation in the Breakfast in the Classroom program. On May 9th, cafeteria manager Diane Eames, school nurse AnnMarie Melley and I will be at the State House to accept the Healthy Start award. We are so pleased and proud to accept this recognition on behalf of our school.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Please Read Important Article

Dear Families,
We have been hearing from  more and more families and educators about their concern for children's preoccupation with the game Fornite. Below is a link to a very informative Boston Globe article that I think is worth the read.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Well, Spring has officially arrived with the garden cleanup done in anticipation of the new gardening season! A BIG thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who came to clean and prepare the garden last Sunday. We look forward to seeing new growth in the garden soon.

REMINDER- Tomorrow is a an early dismissal day. All students will be dismissed at 12:00. There is NO afternoon daycare. Please make sure that your child and your child's teacher know what your child's dismissal will be for tomorrow afternoon. Thank you!