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New Families


It is important to us that new families feel a part of our community as soon as possible, providing a quick and easy transition for students and parents. To meet this goal, BFIS provides a Welcome Program designed to help new students and their families make early connections within our friendly and inclusive community. Once you arrive, you’ll become part of it.

We are looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your family.

Buddy Trips / Buddy Activities - August 29th, 2018

Wednesday, August 29th

Kindergarten to Grade 5 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (BFIS Campus)

Grades 6 to Grade 10 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grade 11 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

(More information available soon)

New Family BBQ - August 29th, 2018

Wednesday, August 29th  - 6:00 pm

Location: Elementary School Campus

All new families are invited to enjoy this fun and relaxing event. It is a great opportunity to get to know some of the BFIS staff and faculty, as well as to connect with other parents and students in your child’s grade.

New Family Orientation Morning - August 30th / August 31st

Thursday, August 30th 2018
Elementary School (K-Grade 5) Orientation: 9:00 am – 10:30 am Location: ES Campus (more information available soon)

Thursday, August 30th 2018
Middle and High School  Orientation (Grade 6 - Grade 10): 11:00 am-12:30 am  Location: MS/HS Campus (more information available soon)

Friday, August 31st 2018
Early Childhood Orientation (Nursery and Pre-K): 9:00-10:30 am  Location: Early Childhood Campus (more information available soon)

New Family Orientation is highly recommended to all new families at BFIS. Some current BFIS parents will be around to welcome and help you and your children discover what the year ahead  at BFIS holds. After receiving your Welcome Packages you will have the opportunity to see the campus more fully and meet the teachers. This is an exciting moment for the students and gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their peers and new surrounding. This morning is also a very good opportunity to learn more about BFIS’ culture and services and find out how to get involved.

PTA Welcome Coffee

Dates to be decided. Usually first week of September 9:00-10:30 am Location: MS/HS Library

All new and returning families are invited to join us for coffee and treats. This is a great time to meet your PTA Officers, hear more about what the PTA accomplishes during the year, and meet some returning families.

PTA Making Barcelona Home and BFIS Home Seminar

Date to be decided. Usually this seminar takes place during the first week of school - 9:00 to-1:30 pm
Location: Middle and High School Library
Guided Tour Barcelona: Location and time TBD

A PTA-sponsored event for new families. What do you need to know about making Barcelona home? We’ll share the information you need to know regarding transportation, shopping, activities for kids and adults, buying ham, finding household help, taking care of pets, language schools-even hair dressers.We’ll bring in speakers to discuss topics such as cultural adjustment and the medical system. You´ll have a chance to meet other new families who are going through the same process of acclimating to a new culture and community. Finally, you´ll be able to meet some returning parents, who will be happy to share their experiences from their first year! And of course, there will be lots of opportunities to ask questions. Trust us… we´ve all been there!