" We are “The Perry Pride”

Dear Perry Pride Families,

Welcome to The Perry Pride!

Together, we will enjoy a delightful learning adventure that will expand our minds, broaden our hearts, and make the world a bit more beautiful!

It is an honor to teach at Buckland Mills Elementary School as I embark upon my 26th year of teaching. I completed my degree at Radford University and have taught first, second and third Grade in Manassas City, Henrico County and Prince William County Public Schools. I have found that my passion for teaching Second Grade is deeply rooted and am a little biased by saying it is “simply the best!”.

I am an only child and have an extremely close relationship with my parents Nila and Jim. Fortunately they live locally and I am able to see them often. My husband Carl and I will be celebrating eighteen years of marriage in October. We live in Haymarket with our kitty fur baby William Wallace. We are obsessed with him!

I assure you that this will be a special and rewarding year regardless of this “new normal”. We share a common goal of providing a happy and rewarding learning experience for “our kids”. The more we communicate the more likely this goal will be achieved. Be sure to check out the Buckland Mills web-page for school related updates and our class web-page for our Second Grade Newsletter each Friday. If questions arise, please feel free to email me at perrylb@pwcs.edu. Additionally, I will be available Tuesday-Friday via Zoom during our Office Hours from 9:00 to 9:30.

Thank you for sharing your child with me on their educational journey. It is a pleasure to serve at such an extraordinary IBPYP school with such amazing students, families, colleagues and administration. I look forward to working with the newest additions of the Perry Pride Family!

May we give GRACE and UNDERSTANDING to one another as we begin this extraordinary school year!

We are in this TOGETHER!

#PerryPride #teamBMES

Warmest regards,
Nicole Perry

Our Weekly Online Schedule

Student Independent Online Learning Via Canvas                                                                                                   9:00-3:40
Tuesday through Friday
Office Hours                                                                                                                                                                             9:00-9:30
Canvas Assigned Work and/or Small Group Instruction                                                                                       9:30-10:15
Live Language Arts Instruction                                                                                                                                     10:15-11:00
(Integrated Social Studies or Science Curriculum)
Canvas Assigned Work and/or Small Group Instruction                                                                                   11:00-12:00
Lunch                                                                                                                                                                                        12:00-1:00
Encore                                                                                                                                                                                        1:00-1:45
Live Math Instruction                                                                                                                                                          1:45-2:30
Work and/or Small Group Instruction                                                                                                                         2:30-3:40
(This time may include Start, Special Education, and/or ELL Services)

ENCORE Schedule

ENCORE will be on a four-day rotation schedule. There will be no ENCORE on Mondays.

         Monday        No ENCORE

         Day 1          Live PE Lesson with Mr. Z

         Day 2          Live Spanish Lesson with Senora Cruz

         Day 3          Recorded Music Lesson with Ms. Hall

         Day 4          Live Art Lesson with Mr. Cossaboon

         Day 5          Live PE Lesson with Mr. Z

         Day 6          Live Library Lesson with Mrs. Hinkle

         Day 7          Live Music Lesson with Ms. Hall

         Day 8          Recorded Art Lesson with Mr. Cossaboon

If school is not in session due to a student holiday, workday or weather-related cancelation, the scheduled ENCORE will be missed and we would resume with the next days ENCORE upon our return.