Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the week- Celebrating Beal's Media Center

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The Media Center is a focal point for Beal School and has great views for all to see the learning inside and access to the outside. We felt it important to showcase this space as it represents the value we place on literacy, research, and lifelong learning.

September 12, 2021

Dear Beal Families,

This Monday and next we continue the important work of building relationships and growing our partnerships with you our parents. Please join us at our Curriculum Nights where you will have the opportunity to hear from Principal Girardi and Assistant Principal Hoey about big picture learning and goals at Beal, followed by visiting your child's classroom and connecting with your their teacher about learning this year.

A few important reminders following Dr. Sawyer's Superintendent's Update last week:

-We request that only one parent/caretaker attend from each of a student's households. In most cases, this means one parent/caretaker will attend per student. In cases of separation/divorce where the parents live apart, each may come. If there are two students from a family in the same school but in different grades or classes, one parent/caretaker may attend for each student.

-Everyone who enters our school for Curriculum Night must wear a mask.

There is more information about Curriculum Nights below.

Please enjoy the rest of this beautiful weekend and we look forward to our first five day week! Let's go Patriots!


Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

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Beal Curriculum Nights- Save the Dates

Beal will be holding our Curriculum Nights on:

Monday, September 13th: Curriculum Night for Grades K-2- 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 20th: Curriculum Night for Grades 3-4- 6:00-7:00 p.m.

These Curriculum Nights offer an opportunity to meet with school leadership to hear about building-wide initiatives, and the time with your child's teacher to learn more about your child's school day and learning experiences.

Parking is available in the front of the building, in the south parking lot near the fields, and in the lower paved play area where student drop ff and pick up are held.

We invite you to join Principal Girardi and Assistant Principal Hoey in the Beal Gymnasium for a brief welcome to begin the night.

Please join us!

School Picture Day this Tuesday, September 14th

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This Tuesday, September 14th is School Picture Day for all Beal students. We work with Casson Foster Photography to take our school pictures with information coming soon about how to order your child's photos.

We invite students to wear their best and one with a smile!

***Arrival and Dismissal Routines***

Parent Drop Off and Pick Up

Thank you to all for the significant improvement in time during parent drop off and pick up. We continue to get better each day and have decreased our afternoon pick-up window to about 20 minutes beginning to end. Please help us make this more efficient by:

-remaining in your car and allow us to assist your child get into and out of the car by themselves. If your child needs your help, please let us know and we will pull you forward out of the line.

-using the looping lines marked on the pavement and pull right up to the numbered cone when it is your turn.

-continuing to have your child's name posted in your window and have an ID ready.

-sending in a note and calling the school office if you have a different dismissal routine for that day.

School bus transportation

We continue to work with AA Transportation to improve routes and pick up/drop off times. Thank you all for your patience as these routines and traffic patterns get established.

Information from the Beal PTO

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Let's build the Parent Teacher Organization for our new school!

The “former” Beal Early Childhood Center PTO has evolved into the “new” Beal PTO and we want YOU to help to build Beal’s new community, traditions and awesome memories. Parents and caregivers are invited to create and decide on ways to provide enrichment opportunities as well as support for staff and students by attending monthly PTO meetings this year.

Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept 21st at 6:30 pm for an info session and elections. Please come to the meeting if you are interested in learning more or taking on a leadership role! the official launch for regular meetings will be held the following week, on Tuesday Sept 28th at 6:30pm.

Both meetings can be attended in person and through Zoom (link coming soon.) Babysitting will be available- outdoors if weather permits.

Food Services

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Snack during the school day

Please send your students in with a water bottle and snack each day. Students will break for a snack in the morning or afternoon depending on their lunch schedule. Please note that the school does not offer a snack program.

September School Lunch Menu

Is this your first newsletter?

If you are newly registered for have not been receiving summer communications, please click on these links below to access all information pushed out this summer.

Beal School Update for September 5, 2021

Beal School Update for August 29, 2021

Beal School Update for August 17, 2021

Beal School Update for August 4, 2021

Beal Extended School Care

Registration is ongoing for before and after school care. Please click this link for more information regarding this program:

Extended School Care

Arrival and Dismissal Information

Please click on the video link below for a tutorial of arrival and dismissal

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Not sure where to find your bus drop off and pick up time? Still need to register for the bus?

School Bus assignments are now available in your Powerschool Parent Portal.

If you have issues with your bus information or still need to register, please click here. This link also has all of the district information on transportation services and answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Students riding the school bus

Students riding the school bus will enter the Beal campus using the north entrance (nearest to the soccer fields) and loop around to top off at the main entrance of the school. Staff will be ready to assist students off of the bus and direct them to their classrooms.

The opposite will occur when boarding the school bus in the afternoon. Staff will assist students to their school bus when they are called. Once all students are boarded, the bus will depart using the north exit.

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Walking to School?

Beal will have dedicated staff posted at the north entrance (nearest to the soccer fields) to welcome walkers and cross them safely through the parking lot. Walkers will enter the main front entrance.
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School Social Media- Please follow us!

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Follow Beal School on Facebook!!!

Beal School has out new Facebook page up and running with information about the upcoming school year. If Facebook is you choice for viewing your media, this might be the place for you:

Beal School Facebook page

Our wonderful PTO also has a Feacbook page geared towards supporting families and community. Please find their information here:

Beal school PTO Facebook page

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Shrewsbury Public Schools Calendar 2021-2022

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Important dates for your fall calendar

Monday, September 13- Beal Curriculum Night for Grades K-2

Monday, September 20- Beal Curriculum Night for Grades 3-4

Friday, September 24th- Beal Dedication Ceremony- for students only held during the school day

Saturday, September 25th- Beal Open House to the public as part of Spirit of Shrewsbury Weekend- 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 5th- Early Release Day for Staff Professional Development- 12:15 release time

Monday, October 11th- No School- Columbus Day/ Indigenous Peoples' Day

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