Establishing Roots at Beal School
A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey
Picture of the week- Celebrating Beal's Media Center
September 12, 2021
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
Beal Curriculum Nights- Save the Dates
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
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
Information from the Beal PTO
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.
Snack during the school day
September School Lunch Menu
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Arrival and Dismissal Information
Please click on the video link below for a tutorial of arrival and dismissal
Not sure where to find your bus drop off and pick up time? Still need to register for the bus?
Students riding the school bus
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.
Walking to School?
School Social Media- Please follow us!
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Our wonderful PTO also has a Feacbook page geared towards supporting families and community. Please find their information here:
Shrewsbury Public Schools Calendar 2021-2022
Important dates for your fall calendar
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