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I wanted to share with you a recent experience I had with our Upper Elementary students. We have been studying human origins for some time and a project the students were very interested in trying was building a shelter in the same way our early ancestors may have built them. There was some discussion about…

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As many of you have heard, PG&E has issued another notification that they may turn off power to the homes and businesses on the east side of Santa Rosa, near the hills.  This would likely include Rincon Valley, where BCMS is located.  At this time, it looks as though the power shut off may be…

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  The following is the first in a series of posts I expect to write for the 2019/20 school year.  I hope these mini essays will offer help to families as they negotiate the pathways of parenthood in our time and place.  I offer my perspective as a practicing Montessori teacher and administrator, and draw…

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By Amy Elizabeth Robinson and Vinca Schaefer   Amy is a local poet, writer, and historian, a current BCMS parent, and a former member of the BCMS Board of Directors. Vinca is a recent BCMS alumna, a dancer and thinker who loves learning about health, history, and geography.   This is an edited transcript of…

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A great big THANK YOU to all the families that came out last Saturday to help with our Community Work Day!  Wood was split into firewood, trees and shrubs were trimmed back, classrooms were dusted and cleaned and the whole campus feels great.  We have a special thank you for Nicholas Wright, a parent in…

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We are so happy that we will be able to open our doors again, after the fire, on Monday, October 30.  Current BCMS families – you should have received an email about the fire recovery and reopening from Jed this morning. You can also read it in the Newsletter section of this website, under the…

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Dear BCMS community – This is just a note to thank you deeply for your patience and understanding as the Board and staff of BCMS take stock of damage to the school and to the homes of our staff and community, and decide how to best move forward in a generous, sustainable way. 3 of…

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Our beautiful community is obviously dealing with the catastrophe of the wildfires that have affected multiple communities, both in Sonoma and Napa counties, and beyond.  I have already heard from several families in the school, both from the families of students and of staff, who have lost their homes and possessions.  Obviously, these families are…

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Our Head of School welcomes families, and sends a message about the value of Montessori education in these trying times…

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