Talking Head (of School) August 2019

  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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Foundation and Transition: A Parent/Child Perspective on BCMS

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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Talking Head (Of School)

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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School Reopening on 10/30!

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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Hope and Healing after the Fire

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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Talking Head (Of School)

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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Talking Head (of School)

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

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Talking Head (Of School)

A great big THANK YOU to our parent community for supporting the staff in their trip to San Diego to attend the American Montessori Society annual conference!  Not only did the staff get to collaborate, network and meet with other Montessori professionals from around the United States and the World, but it also provided a…

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Building Toward the Future!

As we shift from the long cold dark of winter into the wet, warming light of spring, this time of year reminds us of rebirth and new growth….

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