The Bengal Bugle

September 13, 2022

In This Issue...

  • Who will win the pie-eating contest? And will Mr. Linville kiss a bearded dragon?
  • PTA Membership Update
  • Bengal Spirit Fridays
  • Pajamarama
  • Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat
  • Color Wars
  • News & Updates (Book Fair, Handel's Spirit Night Fundraiser, Scavenger Hunt, Local Restaurant Discount, Otter Pops Sale, Lunchtime Activities, Reflections, Earn & Learn, Spirit Wear)
  • Dates to Remember

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Wondering what ↑↑ that and that ↓↓ are about? Read on to find out!

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WOW, we are less than $5,400 away from our $35,000 goal!

We couldn't be prouder of our Bengal community, and we KNOW we can work together to attain our goal! How will we celebrate?


Mr. Linville and Dr. Manista will go head-to-head in a pie-eating contest at Fall Festival if we reach $35,000 in pledge donations! Help us get there by donating HERE (join PTA and donate) or HERE (donate only)!

But wait, there's more!

Would you like to see Mr. Linville kiss a bearded dragon? Keep reading to learn how!


As we've mentioned before, NEW this year are BrainStorm STEM classes for all 1st-5th graders (other grades coming soon)! Our first classes were last Tuesday, and they were an absolute HIT!


Here's what just some of our excited Bengal students had to say:

Due to popular demand, we would LOVE to provide a spring STEM session, BUT...

if we don't raise a minimum of another $15,000, we will not have enough funds to support one. SO....

We're raising our goal to $50,000 and extending our deadline to October 14th!

That's right, we have ONE MONTH to raise another $20,381! We KNOW we can get there, Bengals!

If we reach $50,000 in pledge donations by October 14th, Mr. Linville has agreed to kiss a bearded dragon at Fall Festival!

If you haven't already donated, PLEASE consider giving whatever you can! No amount is too small, and every donation is greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible, and every dollar gets put to work to support your student(s)! This is an awesome opportunity to get your child involved in helping their school - they can walk dogs, wash cars, housesit, host a bake sale or lemonade stand, babysit, tutor, or even collect loose change!


REMEMBER, families who donate at least $250 will get...

- A FREE Kona Ice for each Bengal student family member

- A raffle entry for Donuts with Mr. Linville

- Recognition on our NEW Bengal Backer wall


AND the class with the highest total donations will get a pizza and popsicle party!


* JOIN PTA & DONATE HERE * * DONATE ONLY HERE *

We can do it, Bengals!

Questions? Contact Nachiket at membership@beaconparkpta.org.


Photo credit: PetMD.com

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PTA Membership Update

* JOIN PTA & DONATE HERE *


We are 86% to our goal of 716 members to BEAT last-year's record-breaking total!


Congrats to PTA student member Kyle Lee (parents Edward Lee and Pui Kei Tsui) for joining PTA on August 20th and winning a $100 Ticketmaster gift card! Be on the lookout for an email with instructions on claiming your prize!


Don't forget our existing incentive of a popsicle party for every class with 100% membership participation!


Our top 5 classes by % of students represented are:


Garcia - 24 (82.76%)

Campos - 23 (76.67%)

Bastone - 21 (75.00%)

Mabe - 22 (73.33%)

Hartnett - 22 (73.33%)


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🐯 Bengal Spirit Fridays 🐯

Bengals, wear your spirit wear to school starting 9/16 and help your class win a prize! To show your school spirit, you can wear Beacon Park shirts/clothing from this or previous years, OR you can wear blue and/or gray. A big Bengal thanks to ASB for keeping a tally each week and awarding prizes at the end of each month!


Go Bengals!

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Pajamarama is back!

This special program for kindergarteners through 3rd graders has been a HIT in the past, and it's back this year! Please RSVP for September's event HERE.


Special guest reader this month is Mr. Linville!

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Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat

Save the date and get excited for our biggest social event of the year!


Friday, 10/28, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

@ Beacon Park School blacktop and field

More info and volunteer link coming soon!

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Get ready for Color Wars!

Thank you @beaconparkleadership (ASB) for planning this awesome spirit day for our school!
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News & Updates

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Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Sept. 14th

Elementary Picture Day


Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 11am-10pm

Handel's Spirit Night Fundraiser (Irvine Marketplace location)

  • 20% of all full-priced orders goes back to PTA
  • Mention "Beacon Park School K-8" when ordering


Wednesday, Sept. 21st

ASB Color Wars spirit day (see above)


Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 6pm-6:30pm @ Library

Pajamarama (K-3rd grade)


Friday, Sept. 23rd - Saturday, Sept. 24th

Scavenger Hunt

  • More info coming soon!


Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 7pm @ Library

PTA Association Meeting

  • All members welcome!
  • Snacks and drinks available
  • Discussing upcoming programs and fundraisers, volunteer needs, budget and calendar approval, amending standing rules, ratifying appointment of new officer and chairs


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Beacon Park PTA

Beacon Park School PTA is recognized as a registered 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS. Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes.

Beacon Park Tax ID # 90-1122770
California PTA Tax ID # 5482
National PTA Tax ID # 168183


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