Bethel Springs Elementary School
January 14, 2019
Directory For Elementary School Families in Garnet Valley
No Name Calling Week January 21-25
No Name Calling Week is a national observance to call attention to the need to be kind and respectful toward others and to appreciate what is unique about each of us. To support this, we are asking everyone to think about how words and actions can hurt. We will challenge ourselves to use kind words and do kind deeds and see how good it feels to be both on the giving and receiving ends of such words and actions. During this week all students will hear a story titled "I Am Human!" by Susan Verde and will engage in activities related to the book. On Thursday, January 24th we will celebrate "Proud to be Me Day" --a favorite with our students and staff. This is a special Spirit Day in which each student and staff member gets to come to school dressed up in something special that celebrates his/her personality and interests. Students and staff can come dressed as an Irish Dancer, a Sports Player, someone from a favorite book or movie such as Harry Potter or Star Wars—whatever expresses some aspect of one’s personality and interests! Creativity is encouraged! At Bethel Springs we always strive to be kind and respectful toward others, but No Name Calling Week is a time to give this extra emphasis.
January Fitness Challenge
Please Make Sure Children Are Dressed For the Weather!
Link to Bethel Springs Weekly Announcements on Website!
The link for the calendar "School Calendar" is in the drop-down menu under "Our School" on the Bethel Springs website.
Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!
BINGO Family Fun Night: Gather your family, rally your friends, and join us on Friday, February 8th for BINGO Family Fun Night at Bethel Springs! Attendees pay just $5 per person for an evening of fun and games and raffles to win AWESOME prizes! Earn extra raffle tickets by wearing Spiritwear (one ticket per Spiritwear item) or by contributing to the Cradles to Crayons Collection (one ticket per new/gently used kids hat, pair of gloves, pair of pajamas, or new package of underwear donated).
Bingo Family Fun Night will be held in three sessions to fit into just about anyone’s hectic evening schedule! Session 1 is 5:15-6:30. Session 2 is 6:45 to 8:00. Session 3 is 8:15-9:30. Spots are limited, so pick your favorite session now before it fills up!
THREE Ways to Pay: 1) Cash, 2) Check (payable to BSES HSA), or 3) MySchoolBucks.
Spiritwear Sale at BINGO Family Fun Night: Spiritwear will also be available for purchase during all three sessions of BINGO on Friday, February 8th, so feel free to add more to your collection and earn more raffle tickets!!
Cradles to Crayons Collection: Our Cradles to Crayons collection is in full swing! The BSES Helping Hands Club and the First Grade Classes are collecting for Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia throughout the month of January. Take the opportunity to destash and donate to a great cause! Check out the FLYER or HSA Website for more details on what items can and cannot be accepted!
Book Swap: The BSES Reading Department is teaming up with the HSA to host a book swap at school in February. This is a great opportunity for students to trade in some books that they have already read and pick out some new books that interest them! Students can start bringing in books on Wednesday, January 9th up until the Swap which will be held on Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 13th. Check out the FLYER for more information.
Volunteer Spotlight: Thank you to the Gillespie family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!
January 15 Future of Teaching Workshop (GVMS, 6:30pm)
January 21 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
End of Jan Cradles to Crayons Collection Ends
February 8 BINGO Family Fun Night (5:15-6:30pm, 6:45-8:00pm, 8:15-9:30pm)
Feb 12-13 BSES Reading Department and HSA Book Swap
For the most up to date information check the HSA Website: BSES HSA
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Garnet Valley Solo Fest - Sat Feb 23, 2019
All GV students grades 5-12 band, orchestra, chorus, or piano lessons are invited to perform a solo in the 2019 GV Solo Fest. Students will perform an approved solo piece for two music adjudicators (not in front of an audience), and will receive written feedback and participation recognition. Several outstanding performers will be selected for special recognition and may be selected to perform in our 2019 Garnet Valley Music Gala Concert on March 24. Your music teacher will help you select a piece to perform. Register at www.gvhsmusic.org/solofest by Jan 25!
The Future of Teaching and Learning in Garnet Valley: Informational and Interactive Workshop for All Parents with Children in Grades 3-12
Garnet Valley remains a destination school district for families throughout the country due in part to the push for personalized learning and cutting-edge instructional technologies. Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2019, for an interactive presentation and discussion led by Mr. Samuel Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning. Topics will include Garnet Valley’s work to personalize learning for all students, new classroom technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) & VR (virtual reality), and new educational programs including eSchool@GarnetValley and blended learning options now offered at the high school.
Parent Workshop at the DCIU
Important Dates Coming Up!
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 14 Valentine's parties
February 15 Teacher In-service Day No school for students
February 18 Presidents' Day Holiday