Bethel Springs Elementary School

September 23, 2019

Important Updates From Our Home and School Association

HOMEROOM PARENT/CLASSROOM PHOTOGRAPHER UPDATE: Thank you so much to everyone who applied for these positions! If you received notification confirming your role as a Homeroom Parent or Classroom Photographer, please attend the meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 9:30am in the LGI Room of Bethel Springs to learn about the responsibilities that these positions entail, meet your co-HRP and the HSA board. If you have any questions, please contact

FALL FUNDRAISER: Have you helped spread the word about the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser yet? Register online and send out email invites to WIN a prize! To register your student, head to, and use our school ID (z-16745) to complete the process. From there it's easy peasy to send emails to folks to get them on board and win a prize for your student. The following students have already qualified for prizes: Samuel Chamberlain, Leah Sharp, Olivia Sholders, Brooklyn Lurie, Bella Sutherland, Mykah Mazzoli, Paige Houpt, Ethan Sholders, Zachary Wyzen, Jaiden Shah, Vincent McInnis, Genevieve Vedar, Evan Clark, Niko Bentioulis, Jordan Heinrich, Gianna Porter, Christian Kreysa, Quinn DerOhannessian, and Rylee Heffner. Congratulations, all!

The sale will run until Friday, October 11th, and items delivered to the school can be picked up during the Scholastic Book Fair Family Night on Wednesday, November 13th. Orders can be placed using the order form included with the catalogs (checks payable to “BSES HSA” with PA Sales Tax added) or online (, School ID: z-16745) with the potential for FREE SHIPPING. Check out this FLYER for all the details and contact Dawn Wyzen with questions.

SPECIAL SPIRITWEAR SALE: Because of the popularity of the Spiritwear PJ Pants, Tie-Dye Shirts, and several other items, the Spiritwear Committee is excited to offer an opportunity for anyone who missed out to order these items online for a limited time only! Place those orders in either of two ways:

  1. Pay with a credit card using the Square Up Link

  2. Pay with cash/check by submitting your order information via GOOGLE FORM and sending your payment into school in an envelope. Checks should be written out to BSES HSA, and envelopes should be labeled with your name and "BSES Spiritwear Sale." You also have the option to pay via Paypal ( or Venmo (@Stephanie-DerOhannessian).

Orders are expected to arrive in early November and will be delivered to the classroom(s) you selected during the ordering process. If you have any questions, please contact Derek Lloyd.

LIBRARY RENOVATION UPDATE: The great Library reno at BSES continues with the addition of modular shelving and wall art. The shelving can be reconfigured in countless ways to provide whatever space is needed for learning activities. Next up are the new tables and chairs coming soon to this library near you!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the HSA's efforts to make this happen - it really makes all the difference! And don't forget that this year's HSA fundraising will help us provide the same standard of upgrade to the Library Classroom. We're excited - LET'S GO!


Amazon Smile: While you’re shopping online, don’t forget that BSES participates in Amazon Smile! Navigate to, and select Bethel Springs Elementary School as your charity of choice. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization (aka-BSES HSA, right?!). As of August 2019, BSES HSA has received over $340 from Amazon Smile since its registration in the program, and it’s pretty much zero effort for anyone who uses Amazon to shop.

Giant - A+ School Rewards: A+ School Rewards are points that BSES earns with each purchase made using Giant Card. Register your my Giant Card and help BSES earn A+ School Rewards. Please go to to register your card.


Sept 23 Special Spiritwear Sale Starts!

Sept 24 Homeroom Parent/Classroom Photographer Meeting (9:30am in BSES LGI Room)

Sept 27 Spiritwear Friday!

Sept 30 School Closed for Rosh Hashanah

Oct 3 Picture Day

For the most up to date information, check out the BSES HSA Website!

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Twitter - @bseshsa1

We Are Making Good Progress on Our Library Reno!

Happy Rosh Hashanah to Our Families Celebrating this Holiday!

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Keeper of the Trail

BSES Keeper of the Trail 2019-2020

Sign up here to be a "Keeper of the Trail" this year! Slots fill up fast so be sure to sign up as soon as you can. Mrs. Allen will deliver the Nature Trail backpack to your student at the beginning of your week. You can take your walk on the Nature Trail anytime during that week and then have your student turn in the backpack by Friday. The backpack has everything you need along with any instructions for how to best approach your walk. You can find a full checklist of suggested options on the Nature Trail portion of the Bethel Springs Website. The main goals for the walk are:

  • Picking up trash (trash bags can be placed in the school dumpster)
  • Making sure the path is cleared and walkable
  • Having fun!

Have a great time observing and exploring!

Click the link below to sign up:

School Picture Day: Thursday, October 3rd!

This will be your only opportunity to have your official school picture taken this year! We will not be doing school pictures in the spring. So get your picture form and payment in! Don't forget to look your best and . . . . SMILE!

Picture Day Schedule:

Pretzel Friday Sale Days 2019-2020

Purchase a delicious soft pretzel for snack for $1.00 and support two worthwhile causes! Proceeds from the sales will benefit Hearts to Home, a GVSD organization that benefits families in need in our own community. In addition, proceeds will fund summer camp scholarships for BSES students to our teacher=sponsored summer camps.

Our Home and School will deliver pre-purchased pretzels to students on the following dates:

October 11th

December 6th

February 28th

April 3rd

June 5th

Look for reminders prior to each date!

Reading Olympics

Bethel Spring Elementary School

Reading Olympics Club 2019-2020

Dear Students & Parents,

Do you love to read and discuss books? Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Well, we have a club for you! Bethel Springs will compete in the Delaware County Reading Olympics.

The Reading Olympics is a countywide competition where students have the opportunity to display their knowledge of popular books. The competition is fast-paced, exciting and challenging. It requires you to work collaboratively with your team so that the group has an in-depth knowledge of all the books on the list. Each student will become an expert in certain books and their teammates will rely on this knowledge during the competition. The competition is a celebration of reading and all participants are awarded ribbons.

The Delaware County Reading Olympics competition will take place in early spring of 2020. At our first meeting, we will provide each student with a pouch, folder, a book list, and any other materials that they may need. After reading a book, each student will complete a post on SeeSaw. These various posts will prove to be very valuable in helping the students to remember the plots of the books they have read.

This club is a year-long commitment and will meet on Thursdays from 3-4 pm. Our parent meeting will be the first day of club on 10/3/18 at 3:45 in the BSES Library following our regular meeting. If your child is interested in joining the BSES Reading Olympics Club, please complete the club form attached to this letter. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Neuber or Mrs. Clark.

We will meet every Thursday EXCEPT: 11/28, 12/26, 3/12 and 4/9.


Mrs. Lauren Neuber

4th Grade Teacher


Benita Clark

Reading Specialist


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Mileage Club Results from Friday, 9/20

Mileage Club started at recess last Friday. Students walk or run laps at recess and scan QR codes on iPads to log their laps. Below are results from our first week:
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Chorus Sign-ups

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 can join Chorus! Click the link below for more information:

Band and Orchestra Sign-ups

Attention 4th and 5th Grade Students! Are you signed up to play an instrument this year in the BSES Band or Orchestra? Begin an exciting new adventure. Experience the joy of making music, learn important skills of teamwork, concentration, and dedication, and enjoy fun times with friends. Mr VonDerStuck is currently accepting sign-ups and would love to have you in our ensemble! Email with any questions or to obtain a signup form.
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Sign up for Trailblazers! Opportunities for Kids and Adults!

Trailblazers BSES Birding Club

Tuesdays in Room 220 at BSES!

Join Trailblazers for an exciting after-school environmental education experience! We will spend our sessions on the BSES Nature Trail studying the birds found in our local ecosystem. We will collect scientific data using the website eBird to study populations and migration patters of species on the BSES Nature Trail. Students should be prepared to venture on our wonderful nature trail on a weekly basis as we watch the trail change throughout the fall season! Please note this club is only available for students in grades 2 through 5.
Leaders: Mr. BQ
Location: BSES Room 220
Meets on the following Tuesdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19
Club Tuition: $125.00

Click link for registration form:

September Fitness Challenge from Mrs. McCusker and Mr. Custer

Click below to print your own Fitness Challenge form:

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Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on our district website provides important information to help parents.navigate the GV school experience. Below is the link to the parent portal:

Garnet Valley School District Blog

Welcome to the Garnet Valley School District Blog! Here we will feature news, alerts, and events from our district and its community.

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VEFLS Registration Information

Please click below for information regarding foreign language classes taught by VEFLS.

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School Calendar

The Bethel Springs calendar of events can be accessed on our school website. Click the link below to view:

Link to Bethel Springs Weekly Announcements on Website!

For your convenient reference, the weekly announcements will be archived on the school website. Simply go the Bethel Springs page on the district website ( and go to "Our School" and to the "Announcements" drop-down. Click on the particular weekly announcements you wish to view. Thanks!

Parent Education Opportunities Sponsored by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit

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