District Announcements

Principal's Corner

November 2014
Due to the periodic water main flushing happening in the village of Hyannis, please provide your children with bottled water each day until it clears. Thank you, Kathleen Podesky, Principal


November, 2014

 Dear Families,

November is such a great time to reflect on all that we are grateful for as a school community.  As your principal, I am proud to be a part of the BCHMCPS community.  Our students are so focused on learning while developing friendships in their classrooms.  BCHMCPS teachers are amazing in their dedication and willingness to give of their talents and countless hours preparing lessons and activities to keep our students excited about learning.  Several teachers have written grants for enrichment activities to enhance our students’ academic and cultural learning.  

 The “FRIENDS” Organization has recently funded four IPads for our Kindergarten teachers to use for the state-mandated initiative known as MKEA – Massachusetts Kindergarten Early Assessment. Our teachers will be collecting data on students’ development and the IPads will help them to complete this task. A team of Kindergarten teachers will represent our school and the Barnstable Public Schools at the Department of Education Kindergarten Conference at the DCU Conference Center in Worcester on November 14. This is just one of many examples about how our PTO and FRIENDS organization supports our school.   There will be a complete listing of all other grants when the list of funded activities becomes final.

 November is Family Literacy Month! We know that a child’s first few years have a powerful effect on his or her future. Even after those crucial years are past, children must overcome a variety of social, emotional and academic challenges to reach adulthood prepared for a successful life. When the strands of family, school, and community are woven together with caring and frequent communication, they form a safety net to catch struggling children and offer support before it’s too late. To do their jobs well, families, teachers, guidance counselors, and countless other people affect a child’s life. We will be providing helpful hints for supporting your child’s developing skills in literacy throughout the month. Please check our webpage frequently for updates. 

As always, I am here to support you and your child’s successful experience daily at BCHMCPS.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Kathleen Podesky





Our Mission


The mission of BCHMCPS is to create a nurturing and safe learning community that will…


*Engage, educate and challenge a diverse K-3 population to achieve the highest level of academic excellence.


*Foster the development of respectful and responsible students who are contributing participants in their education, and in their community.

*Support continuous improvement in the teaching process; and


*Cultivate parent and community partnerships.