Are you ready to LEAVE WINTER BEHIND?

Join us at our big Spring fundraiser on Thursday, March 23rd from 6-8pm.  We’ll be raffling off amazing baskets and having fun in the gym and cafeteria with face painting, games, carnival fun, dancing, martial arts demo.  This is a FREE family event.  However, we will be selling refreshments and chances to win a Pie in the Face with a staff member.

Our amazing baskets will be on display at BSS on 3/23 from 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. until the winners are pulled and posted after hours at 8pm. You do not need to be present to win.  Make sure you include your name and cell number or email on the back of your tickets.

You can pre-purchase tickets online by credit card or by sending a LWB Order Form 2017 into school with checks payable to BSS PTO or cash (the exact amount). You can order tickets until 3/17.  Tickets will then be again available all day on 3/23.  Thank you.

We are seeking donations in the form of goods and/or services for us to use in the upcoming raffle. All supporting businesses will be acknowledged to our BSS families in a take-home flyer and on our active Facebook page and website. Brandywine Springs PTO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Tax ID number is: 51-04000387. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and your willingness to help Brandywine Springs and our 800+ families. We are so grateful for your support.





Come to Water Night!

Tuesday, March 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm

Sponsored by:  Project Unless and WE Club


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Phelan Lucky – March 17

Phelan Lucky

Friday March 17, many RCC Schools will be Phelan Lucky and BSS will is among the Luckiest as the family that started this International Campaign is a BSS and McKean Family!

Click here to learn more about the Phelan Lucky campaign:

Phelan Lucky Info

Who is Jack?


May on the Bay, Author Stephanie Przybylek & GIS Day!

Look who is coming to BSS!


7th grade business technology networking event

The 7th grade business technology networking event is another wonderful opportunity for our BSS students.  A special thank you to Eva Foxwell for challenging our students and preparing them for this impressive event!


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!

Share your photos with our yearbook staff! You will be entered to win a FREE yearbook for EVERY usable* photo you email!

Already purchased a yearbook? We will reimburse you if you win and add on some colorful pens for your student to use to get their book signed!

Send all your photos to: bssyrbkphotos@gmail.com and receive 1 entry for every usable* photo we receive.

*Usable photos are clear, not blurry and were taken at a 2016-2017 school year event or activity.

Purchase a book here: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1415249/Brandywine-Springs-School/2017-Yearbook

Looking for a great, easy Valentine’s Day gift for your student? Buy a Yearbook.


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 spiritwearbss@gmail.com

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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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Back to School Newsletter


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.

Back to School Newsletter 2016-17-2


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

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