Bethel Springs Elementary School

October 22, 2018

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Please Complete Open House Survey!

The Garnet Valley elementary schools (BSES, CES, and GVES) hosted an Open House at the end of August. We are asking parents and guardians to complete this survey to help us evaluate and enhance the event for future years.

Click here to view the survey. Thank you.

Bethel Police Department Operation Safe Stop

The Bethel Township Police Department will participate with the students at Bethel Springs Elementary School for the 22nd Annual Operation Safe Stop on October 24, 2018. On this day, they will assign officers to ride the buses along with the children. The officers can collect information of violators and work with the children, providing safety information during the ride.

Operation Safe Stop is a proactive approach to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus, when children are loading or unloading, is both dangerous and illegal. Law enforcement agencies, school transportation providers, pupil transportation associations, and PennDOT have combined their efforts to raise public awareness about the potential consequences and reduce the occurrence of illegal school bus passes.

In addition to this date, Bethel Police will take additional bus rides with the children beginning October 22, 2018 through October 30, 2018. Since Halloween is approaching, Bethel Township Police Department would like to hand out custom Halloween trick or treat bags with safety tips for the children. Officers will be at some of the bus stops in the mornings to ride the bus to Bethel Springs Elementary School. They will attempt to ride all routes, however, this may not be possible due to time and coverage.

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Join Us On Monday, October 29th for a Combined BSES/CES/GVES Home and School Association Meeting!

On Monday, October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Bethel Springs Elementary there will be a combined Home and School Association meeting for all three GV elementary schools. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive information on important school-related topics. Topics will be varied and parents can choose two 30-minute sessions (7-7:30;7:30-8). Registration closes on Thursday, October 25th. Use the Google form link below to register for your chosen sessions:

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Nature Trail Clean-up November 17 9-11AM

There will be plenty to do for grown-ups and kids alike! Our main goals will be clearing the pathways of fallen leaves and clearing out any plant growth that is obstructing the path or blocking signage along the trail. Please bring any tools that may help us accomplish these goals. Rakes will be the most useful tools. Gardening gloves will be a good idea for everyone as well as weather appropriate clothing and shoes or boots that can get wet or muddy.There will be a brief instructional chat at the start of the morning which will also include tips for being safe on the trail.

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Please Help With BSES Helping Hands Socktober Sock Collection!

The Helping Hand Club/Student Council at Bethel Springs is hosting a Socktober Sock Drive to benefit an area homeless shelter. We will be collecting NEW SOCKS ONLY of all sizes from now until 10/31. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby at Bethel Springs anytime!

Thanks for your generosity and support!

The BSES Helping Hands Club

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Please Exercise Caution When Picking Up for After School Clubs.

When picking up for after school activities like Band, Orchestra, Helping Hands, etc. please be patient and exercise caution. It is important to move slowly as you navigate the parking lot.

We want to make sure that all are safe as students are dismissed. Thank you for your help!

Trunk or Treat This Friday, October 26th! See HSA Announcements Below for More Info!

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Halloween Is Just Around the Corner!

Our Halloween parties will be conducted by our Homeroom parents on Wednesday, October 31st. Parties for grade 1 ill take place at 1:00PM. Parties for grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 will take place at 2:00 PM. Students may wear costumes for their parties. Send the costumes in with students that morning. Students should be able to put costumes on with little or no assistance. Costumes should be safe and appropriate for school, nothing violent or gory in nature. Thank you!

Trick Or Treat For UNICEF!

The BSES Helping Hands Club continues its annual tradition of trick-or-treating for UNICEF. Students will receive the iconic orange boxes to take with them when they go out on Halloween. Participation is optional, but all are encouraged to help this worthy cause. Thank you!
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BSES Mileage Club Results from 10/19/18

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Join Us for the Harlem Wizards Game!

Join the fun at this year's Harlem Wizards vs. Garnet Valley Jaguars Basketball Game

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2:00 pm Garnet Valley High School

All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces

Due to the overwhelming success of the last 3 years, this event will no doubt be a sellout. Please purchase your tickets early for this event. Also, in honor of Veterans Day, all veterans in attendance will be recognized before the game.

Purchase Tickets Here

If the direct link doesn't allow access, please visit

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We Look Forward to Seeing Our Grandfriends This Week!

Welcome, Grandfriends!

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

This is an occasion for a special adult in a student's life--grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent, family friend, etc.--to visit and share in a special activity. This is a day that our staff and students look forward to each year!

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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!

School Calendar

The 2018-2019 calendar is linked on our website.

The link for the calendar "School Calendar" is in the drop-down menu under "Our School" on the Bethel Springs website.

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Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!


What: Bethel Springs' Annual Trunk or Treat
When: Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6pm-7:45pm
How: Register via Google Form by Friday, October 19th (required)
Details: Check out the event flyer.

Questions: Please contact Chrissy Stuardi (

See you there, if you dare, for a frighteningly good time!!


Grandfriends’ Day: We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year's Grandfriends' Day events on Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th. Our grandfriends may need some guidance identifying teachers and locating the correct classrooms, so please consider signing up to help using this Sign Up Genius link.

Trunk or Treat: We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year's Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 26th. There are many opportunities to help (deejaying the event, selling 50/50 tickets, registering trunks for the decorating contest, etc), so please consider signing up to help using this link.


On Monday, October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Bethel Springs will be hosting a combined Home and School Association meeting for all three GV elementary schools. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive information on important school-related topics (Seesaw, Guidance Class, Mathematical Mindset, Getting Active), and parents can register here for two 30-minute sessions (7-7:30; 7:30-8). Registration closes on Thursday, October 25th.

BSES HSA WEBSITE - For the latest in all things HSA including Volunteer Opportunities, Upcoming Events, Fundraisers, and more, please check out our UPDATED WEBSITE!! Using this forum, we will continue to provide updates, forms, and links for all HSA events - everything you need to know in one place!!

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! - Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our first Pretzel Day of the year! Volunteers included Stacey Robinson, Heather Bilson, Cindy Burgy, Melinda Chiu, and Jeanie Houpt.

Upcoming Dates:

October 24 Grandfriends’ Day (Gr 3: 10:00-11:00am, Gr 1: 12:15-1:15pm, Gr 2: 1:30-2:30pm)

October 25 Grandfriends’ Day (Gr 4: 9:15-10:15am, Gr 5: 11:00am-12:00pm)

October 26 Trunk or Treat

October 26 Box Tops Forms Due

October 29 Combined HSA Meeting at Bethel Springs (7:00-8:00pm)

October 31 Halloween Parties

October 31 Mixed Bag Fundraiser Ends

For the most up to date information check the HSA Website: BSES HSA

Follow us on social media-


Instagram: @bethel_springs_hsa

Twitter: @bseshsa1

Discover Greece!

This year our Art and Literature Fling will focus on Greece! Each week in our announcements we will include a fact about this fascinating culture that stretches back thousands of years and has had such incredible influence on the world. PLEASE SHARE THE WEEKLY FACT WITH THE KIDS! In May, around the time of our Art and Literature Fling, there will be an electronic quiz on the weekly facts sent home for families to complete. All families achieving a perfect score will have their names put in a prize basket raffle to be drawn at the conclusion of the Art and Literature Fling on Wednesday, May 28th (you'll have to be present to win)!
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This Week's Fact About Greece: Greek cooking traditions date back thousands of years. Greeks today eat some of the same dishes their ancestors did in ancient times. These include dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and many of the same fruits, vegetables, and grain products. A Greek, Archestratus, is thought to have written the first cookbook in 350 B.C.

Greek cooking is generally very healthy. It makes wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat. Other important ingredients include olives, cheese, lemon juice, herbs, bread and yogurt.

Greek people traditionally eat four meals a day, beginning early in the morning and ending late in the evening. The Greek tradition is to begin with a small breakfast of a beverage and a sweet bread or pastry. They may pick up a mid-morning snack, a sesame-covered bread ring called a koulouri, from a vendor on the street. The Greeks eat their big multicourse meal, dinner, at about 2 p.m. then take a two- to three-hour nap, during which time most businesses and offices close. Folks start to return to work around 5:30 p.m. and shop or spend time with family until their late evening meal.

Click the link below for ton of delicious Greek food recipes:
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Important Dates Coming Up!

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

November 6 Teacher In-service Day--No school for students

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Bethel Springs Elementary School

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