International Transitions

Chair: Jocelina Benzmiller

If you are an international family new at B-CC and the area, the International Transitions Committee is here to help connect you to the appropriate resources at B-CC and share valuable information.  If you would like to be on the Committee's mailing list or have questions, please reach out to Jocelina Benzmiller at

Committee Members:  Karen Auerbach, Yelda McMurray, Dr. Brenda Lewis (Assistant Principal), and Mia Showker (Counselor)

Upcoming Planned Programs, 2018 – 2019:

  • Principal’s Meet & Greet (For Parents & Students)
    August 26, 3 – 4:30 pm

  • 9th Grade and New Parent Orientation (For Parents)
    August 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • PTSA Open House prior to Back to School Night (For Parents)
    Sept 13, 6 – 7 pm

  • Parent Information Session 1:  Sept 24, 2018, 8:00 - 9:30 am, Cafeteria

  • Parent Information Session 2:  October TBD - check back in a few weeks

Mission:  to ease the transition of newly arrived international students and families into the B-CC community.

For Parents:

  • Share information on important B-CC & PTSA activities, programs and resources.

  • Connect parents to appropriate B-CC resources including the PTSA, counselors, administrators, peer parents, committees and so on...

For Students:

  • Support during those transition weeks/months at the start of the school year.

  • Inform students about the resources & activities at B-CC, including clubs and academic support programs.

  • Connect students with other students and student groups through social media connection, lunch time connections, clubs and after school activities.

  • Encourage students to plan weekend events within the group.

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