Get your Yearbook!!!

Our 120 page hardcover yearbooks are on sale now – February 14th for only $35! Books can only be purchased online and prices go up on 2/15!

Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles looking for a great gift idea for your student? Yearbooks make a great gift that will last a lifetime!

Purchase a book here:

Print out this card and you have an instant gift!


Yearbooks make a great stocking stuffer too! We have sold out in the past, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!


MS Choice Open House – December 13!!!

We hope you will join us for our Middle School Choice Open House on December 13, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.  As a reminder, BSS middle school is 100% choice which means even our current 5th graders must apply through the choice process.  BSS middle school has less than 100 students per grade which continues the small class sizes and small group ratios that BSS elementary students enjoy.

BSS middle schoolers graduate and have gone on to attend Charter School of Wilmington, Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Conrad School of Math and Science, DMA, Salesanium, Padua, Ursuline, A.I. DuPont High School, McKean, the IB Program at Dickinson and many others!

Our middle schoolers compete in district championships in many sports, including – just this fall – soccer, field hockey and volleyball!

Middle school traditions include dances, field trips, service opportunities, yearbook club, NJHS, all-school pep rallies, mentoring opportunities and more!  Our brand new library is tech-friendly for middle school students, with a lounge-style feel that embraces 21st century learning.

The choice period ends on January 11 at 4 p.m.


Bucks for Bobcats!!!

The Education Celebration on November 7 was a huge success and we are still (always!) raising BUCKS FOR BOBCATS!!!

All money raised this school year is SPENT this school year. Donations go directly toward enhancing and improving our school – including a grant for every teacher!

You can send a check in to school or mail it to:
Brandywine Springs School
c/o Bucks for Bobcats
2916 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE 19808



Any questions? Email us.


Spirit Wear Holiday Packages!

Order your Spirit Wear Holiday Package!

Any two or more items can be combined for a 10% discount.  We will bag and tag all items and include a message if you would like.  Tissue paper options are
1. yellow and black
2. blue
3. green and red
(** If you do not specify, you will receive yellow and black).

We can customize a package for teachers, students and family!!!

Don’t forget to include the size you would like.  Parents and students can pick up at the main office or the school store on December 19 or 20.  If it is a surprise for your BSS student, please note that you will be picking up.

NEW THIS YEAR – Order a Holiday Ball Ornament designed by our very own Mr. K!  Only $8 ($10 with personalization of name or year OR $15 with personalization of both name and year)!  Order Holiday Ball Ornamenthere!

Pricing and Order Form

**ALL orders due no later than December 1!  Email

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Check out the new library!!!

We had a great turnout at the first PTO meeting of the year!  We also had some special guests from Red Clay to assist in the ribbon cutting for the new library!  Thanks to everyone who came out!

Don’t forget to check out the new library as you are buying books at the Bookanier Book Fair and attending our Fall Family Fun Night on October 13!  Sign up here and here!!!

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Please take a minute to navigate the website, sign up to join the PTO, complete the Directory form, sign up to volunteer, see a list of current committees/positions and get information on how you can help the school by participating in PTO-driven activities and fundraisers.

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Middle School Fall Sports Info!!!



2016-17 Supply Lists

imagesAre you ready for school?  Our teachers sure are!

Kindergarten Supply List

First grade supply list

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fifth grade supply list

Sixth Grade Supply List

Seventh Grade Supply List

Eighth Grade Supply List



Great Schools Clean Streams

Thank you to all who pledged. BSS was awarded an honorable mention and $200. Thank you!



Teacher of the Year

toyCongratulations, Dr. Townsend on being named BSS Teacher of the Year!


PCAD presentation

Thank you, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, for your informative presentation.  Please find the Power Point Presentation as well as the PCAD Brochure. For more information or to register for a training session visit, please visit their website.  PCAD will also be doing presentations to our K-2 graders this year.


Box Tops

BoxTopsBox Top Competition Dates are as follows:

Grades 3-5 will run from October 3rd-17th

Grades K-2 will run from December 5th-19th

Grades 6-8 will run from February 8th to the first winning class

Just clip the Box Tops from the products you already buy (and look for special offers at Acme and other stores) and send in your Box Tops during the competition dates.   If you are available to help count box tops at home, please e-mail Amy Saunders.


Smarter Balanced Results

The Department Of Education has released the Smarter Balanced Assessment Results.  Results are divided by State, District and School Performance.


School Store

The school store is now open for school year:  Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-8:45


Reminder App Texts

Want reminders from school and your child’s specific grade/sport texted right to your phone? Sign up for the Reminder App.

Text 81010 and use the following codes:

Kindergarten @bsskinder
First Grade @bss1st
Second Grade @bss2nd
Third Grade @bss3rd
Fourth Grade @bss4th
Fifth Grade @bss5th
Sixth Grade @bss6
Seventh Grade @bss7
Eighth Grade @bss8
Whole School @bssallkids
Sports @bsssports


Smarter Balance

Curious about the new state wide testing?  Visit RCCSD’s smarter balance_ParentQA section for more information.


Welcome BSS Families and Teachers!

Brandywine Springs Parent Teacher Organization (BSS PTO) welcomes all of our parents, guardians, and teachers to join us at our monthly meetings.   We hope you will join us in the fall!

In the meantime, here are some…PTO MYTHBUSTERS!

Myth:  The PTO is just for stay-at-home moms.

FACT:  The PTO is for everyone!  Our volunteers are mothers, fathers and those who fill those roles.  We have a wide range of volunteers who:  stay-at-home; work part-time to full-time; have little ones at home, preschoolers, high schoolers and/or college students; are continuing their own education; and more.

Myth:  The PTO has all the help they need.

FACT:  The PTO welcomes everyone and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round.  We need you!

Myth:  Volunteering for the PTO takes too much time.

FACT:  Only YOU can decide how much time you can give.  Even if you can help at just one event or handle one task per year, it would be greatly appreciated.

Myth:  PTO volunteers need to be at the school during the day.

FACT:   Much of the PTO work can be done from home on your own schedule, or at events at night or weekends.  Yes, there is volunteering during the school day if you are able to do so.  But no one does it all, so choose what works best for you.

Myth:  The PTO has the same volunteers year after year and everyone knows each other. 

FACT:  While we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who return, we also welcome new ones every year.  We do strike up friendships and enjoy getting to know one another.  Our volunteers range from Kindergarten to 8th grade parents, so it’s a great chance to get to know parents from other grades you may not have met otherwise.