Leave Winter Behind – March 22 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Our annual free family fun event with face painting, seed planting, martial arts demonstrations and more is just around the corner!  Help raise funds for our school by putting a pie in the face of your favorite teacher/admin for $5, or tape Hussar or Risner (or both Hussars and both Risners!!!) to the wall for $1.00.  Caricatures and concessions will also be for sale!

This event raises funds for our school through raffle tickets.  There are so many great prizes up for grabs this year!

We strongly suggest you purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid the lines and give yourself time to label tickets with your name and phone number so we know how to contact you if you win! 

LWB Order Form 2018


BSS Bucks for Bobcats Fundraiser continues!!!

Our kids had a blast celebrating spirit week and enjoyed the Education Celebration Pep Rally. All of this was in preparation for our annual fundraising Campaign, Bucks for Bobcats.

Take a look at this video (created by BSS alum Gabi Ziegler!) of our students having a blast for spirit week!


All money raised by the PTO goes directly toward enhancing and improving our school THIS YEAR -including teacher and classroom grants, scholarships, student and family special events, dances and much, much more!

All donations are greatly appreciated AND tax-deductible! Gifts to BSS may be eligible for corporate matching funds. Please complete a form from your employer. Our PTO Tax ID is 51-0400387.

Use the link below and share with family and friends to make a donation online in your student’s name(s)


(be sure to add your student’s full name(s) and teacher(s) in the optional note section under the total before check out)

*Return Bucks for Bobcats 2017 Donation Form and submit a check payable to BSS PTO


Email us at BSSPTO@gmail.com


Help Wanted!

We need your help to make our wonderful school events run smoothly!  Please see the below list of committees/activities and let us know if you can help by sending an email to bsspto@gmail.com.  Every little bit counts and there is something for everyone!

As always, thank for your support!

Help Wanted 2017-18



Girls on the Run Registration!

Girls on the Run registration begins on February 12.  The lottery will be on February 20.

The Brandywine Springs Girls on the Run program will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm for 3rd-5th graders.  Season starts on March 5!

Any questions please email Alicia Alexander – amalexan@hotmail.com

Register 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!!!



2017-18 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 2nd – 16th

Grades K-2 will run from December 4th – 18th

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.