Dear Buckingham Friends School community members and friends of BFS,

I am excited to launch my new Head of School’s blog. From time to time, posts will be created and published and an email will be sent to you with a link so that you can access and read it if you choose.

My intention is to use this communications tool as an opportunity to share a wide variety of topics and ideas with you. It will not serve as a newsletter, nor is it meant to replace “Just the Facts” or my plans to send a letter to community every once in a while. However, at times, I may write about goings on at the school and other stories about BFS. Expect me to also occasionally share an article I’ve just read, information about a favorite book or one that has caught my attention, reflections about Friends education, a moment in a classroom, an accomplishment of a teacher and/or class, stories about child development, thoughts about parenting, and more. After all, it’s a blog! And, whenever possible, expect a picture or two, or three…

With the hope that it informs you more about what I am thinking about and value as your Head of School, that it invites you to engage with me and others about what is important to you, and that it contributes to the level and quality of discourse and community we value at BFS, I am happy to share this with you.


PS In closing, I want to express my sincere regard for your children. I am thoroughly enjoying observing and getting to know them as students and members of our school community. Their love of learning, their enthusiasm for the programs we offer, and their interest in and appreciation of one another is impressive. I look forward to greeting them each day.

PPS It’s not too late to RSVP to attend SPARK! at the Honey Hollow Education Center from 6:30-8:00 pm THIS FRIDAY, September 21. It would mean so much to me to have you join us (111 rsvp’s thus far!) for a new tradition of building community at BFS as we begin the school year! Email Katelynn Connolly at


18 thoughts on “Introducing the Head of School’s Blog!

  1. We are thrilled to have you Paul! You are a wonderful addition to the community. I love what you’ve done so far and most importantly the sense of home our children feel at BFS ❤️

  2. I have been appreciating your efforts to inspire open communication and familiarity with our children and us as parents at BFS. Thank you for this blog and your commitment to a positive experience for all.

  3. Love the blog idea! We’re so grateful to be a part of the BFS community & feel so blessed to have you take the helm. Looking forward to reading future posts. <3

  4. Thank you for making the window into the BFS life even bigger! We look forward to watching it interact, evolve, and grow from a new angle. What a great way to feel even more connected to our wonderful community!

  5. This is a great idea and a great addition! I look forward to hearing more from you. We’re super excited to have you here at BFS!

  6. Paul,
    What a wonderful addition to our school community and engagement opportunities. I think it’s been an uplifting start to the school year.

  7. This is my FIRST blog experience – always a little late to the technology game. Thank you. So thrilled to have another medium for sincere discourse and learning for us as parents, so we can “keep up” with our children as they are challenged and nurtured at our special little school.

    with gratitude…

  8. Paul, ..Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your presence on campus is a breath of fresh air. The excitement is contagious…we are excited for a new year and all that lies ahead!

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