Bulldog Bites

Beebe School Principal's September Newsletter

Important Upcoming Dates

10/2 PBIS assembly for grades K, 1 & 2 (during school)

10/3 PBIS assembly for grades 3, 4 & 5 (during school)

10/4 PBIS assembly for grades K, 1 & 2 (during school)

10/9 Picture Day & Progress Reports go home

10/10, 10/11 & 10/15 DentaCare Visits

10/11 Early Release 12:30 P.M.

10/14 No School

10/16 Grade 2 Field Trip

10/17 PTO Meeting (6:00 P.M.)

10/18 Halloween Dance Grades K-4

10/24 School Site Council Meeting (5:00 P.M.)

10/25 Halloween Dance Grades 5-6



Click HERE for the School Calendar (Please note: This calendar may change so please check back often)


Click HERE for the District Calendar

Beebe PTO Website

The Beebe PTO has launched their new website. You can find their site through the PTO page on the school site or by clicking the above link.

Back to School Night

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to this year's Beebe School Back to School Night. I was so impressed by the turnout. It was wonderful to meet so many parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles & guardians that evening. If you missed the event but would like to get some of the general school information presented that night, the PPT is posted to the Beebe school website.


The PTO was able to get many of our parent volunteers' Cori applications submitted that evening and began collecting volunteer preferences. If you are interested in helping out as a school volunteer, please reach out to the PTO. You can find their contact information through the website.

Fall Festival

This year's Beebe Fall Festival sponsored by our PTO was a huge success. DJ David Glinner kept us all moving and grooving as students, families and staff danced on the plaza. The photo booth was such fun! Students had the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents as they decorated pumpkins not to mention the so many amazing raffle prizes. The weather was beautiful and even the Bulldog dressed for the event.

Paper Straws

Our paper straw initiative is well underway in the cafeteria. Students have reported finding the straws to be a fun, new addition to the lunchroom.
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PBIS

This year the Beebe School had been accepted to participate in the PBIS Academy sponsored through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The PBIS academy is an intensive PD designed to help school teams implement tiered systems of instruction and support. We will be sending a full team of teachers, administrators and a guidance counselor to the state for training over the course of the school year.


This same team attended a 3-day initial training for PBIS. This enabled us to introduce PBIS to the students at the beginning of the year. The team developed a matrix of of expected behaviors and the entire staff is working on recognizing children for meeting these expectations. When students are "caught" demonstrating a behavior outlined in the matrix they are presented with Bulldog Bucks. Once the class earns 100 bucks they choose an incentive from the list of approved options. Most of our classrooms have already earned at least 1 incentive. Be sure to ask your student about their day and how the class is doing towards their rewards.


We will be holding our first round of PBIS assemblies the first week in October. This student & faculty event is an opportunity for students to come together as a community and celebrate their accomplishments.

Parking

I would like to thank all our Beebe Families for their patience as we work to support drop-off, pick-up and parking for school events. We seem to have a system in place now that has alleviated some of the confusion. On Elm St. we have a rolling drop-off in the morning and closing the parking lot to cars at the end of the day has improved student safety during pick-up. We expect some changes to signage on Elm Street in the coming weeks to further support parents during pick-up by allowing short-term parking. Please continue to follow all parking signage until those changes go into effect.


The Beebe School strives to be a good neighbor. Please refrain from parking in the lot adjacent to the synagogue during school events. They have graciously allowed our families to use their parking area in the mornings and we want to be sure we respect their congregation's need to use the lot for services and events in the evenings.

Bulldog Fridays

Bulldog Fridays have been a big hit with staff and students. Bulldog Fridays are always optional and are a fun opportunity to build school spirit. Students are invited to wear their bulldog gear or show their Malden Public School spirit in the blue and gold.students.

Volunteers Needed

Interpreters- Are you multilingual? If so, we could use your help! We are recruiting volunteers willing to interpret for our Beebe families at school events. The goal is to establish a list of volunteers that could be called as needed. If you are interested, please email me at kmurphy@maldenps.org and we will put you on our master list.


Classroom & School Volunteers- If you have a special skill set that you think could benefit our school we want to hear about it. We want every parent at the Beebe to be as involved as they can be and our PTO will work with you to find something that matches your skills, interests, and schedule. Please Click HERE to fill out the Beebe Volunteer Form.


Library Hours- If you are interested in volunteering in our school library, please reach out to Mr. Nedell, MPS k-8 librarian by clicking HERE.

Substitute Teachers Wanted

The Beebe School is looking to grow our list of available substitute teachers. If this is something you might be interested in, please send an email to Dr. Murphy. Please include your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of reference.