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January 2022 News

A Note From Our Principal

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a healthy and happy holiday season. We can’t wait to spend 2022 with you and your children. I would like to thank all of you for your generosity over the holidays. The teachers, administrative team, and I truly appreciate all the gifts and notes we received! These thoughts of appreciation mean so much to us. As always, thank you for choosing our school for your children.

Sincerely,

Ms. Mila, Principal

Ms. Brittany, Assistant Principal

Ms. Ceci, Administrative Assistant


School Hours – 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • 7:00am – 8:30am – Before Care
  • 8:30am – 12:00pm – Half Day
  • 8:30am – 3:00pm – Full Day
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm – After Care
  • Winter and Spring Break Camps – School Hours 8:00am – 5:00pm

Holiday Closures

Our school does not follow the MCPS schedule as we are open more days per year. Please see below the days we are closed:

  • Labor Day,  Veteran’s Day,  Thanksgiving Day,  the day after Thanksgiving,  Christmas Eve,  Christmas Day,   New Year’s Day,  President’s Day,  MLK Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Friday before Summer Camp,  Independence Day,   Friday before School Year.
  • NOTE: If a holiday falls on a Saturday, BCDS will be closed on Friday, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, BCDS will be closed on Monday. Please check our yearly calendar for more information. https://www.bethesdacountrydayschool.com/parents/school-year-calendar/

Important Dates To Remember

Monday, January 17th – BCDS Closed in observance of MLK Jr.


Illness Policy Reminder

Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.


Winter Clothing Reminder

If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day. We want everyone to be able to participate!


Links 2 Home

 If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school


Updating your information in Alma

Have you changed your email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in Alma. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.


Love our school? Leave us a review

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about schools for their children. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to visit our school profile on Yelp, Google or GreatSchools to share the wonderful experiences you have had with our school. We will raffle $100.00 off your monthly installment tuition. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!


Tuition information

 If the final date of school attendance occurs in the months of April, May or June, you will be responsible for paying the entire balance of the annual tuition.


From Our Education Department

Blog Article January 2022

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