Beardsley News

March 25, 2022

Spring Break

Spring Break - March 28th to April 1st

Classes resume Monday, April 4th

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CORE Center Closed for Spring Break

The Core Center will be closed during the week of Spring Break, March 28 - April 1, 2022. There will be no registration appointments during that week.

Cranes for Ukraine

Japanese legend promised that wishes would be granted if a person folded 1000 paper cranes. After WWII, inspired by the story of Sadako, origami cranes became a symbol for peace, and the International Peace Crane Project invites people all over the world to fold cranes and write messages of peace on their wings to exchange with others in different parts of the world.

Our HBMS Peace Cranes project is aimed at thinking about the people of Ukraine and hoping for an end to the crisis in Eastern Europe. Our garlands of origami cranes will be hung in

the entryway of the school.

As of today, we are well on our way to meeting our 1000 crane goals. We have 820 hanging in our entry way!

Library Week - April 3rd to 9th

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Screen Time Guidelines

With the weather beginning to warm up and feel like Spring, this is a good time to refresh ourselves on healthy screen behaviors. This article provides some guidelines and tips for the amount of screen time that is appropriate for adolescents.

Track Practice Pick ups and Parking for Meets

For student safety, and to be a good neighbor, please do not pick up your student in the church parking lot. We are aware of the number of students in Track n Field and ask that you pull all the way forward, to the playground, when waiting in line for your student. You can also park in the 2 parking lots and wait for them, there are over 100 spots.

For Track n Field meets, parking will not be allowed in the bus/pick up lane! Please park in the designated HBMS parking lots first and then the church as overflow. Parking is allowed on Oak Hollow, but please be aware of the position of your vehicle so that it doesn’t prevent buses from turning out of the parking lot or prevent use of the stairs to the church parking lot. Crystal Lake police may issue tickets for parking violations.

Thank you for your understanding and keeping our students safe.

Fitnessgram Information

In the state of Illinois, it is mandatory for all 3rd -12th grade students to be tested in an effort to meet State Goal 20, where students achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. In addition, test results for 5th and 7th graders are reported to the Illinois State Board of Education. Based upon continual self-assessment, fitness testing can help students identify their fitness levels and set goals for improvement. Gathering this data also enables parents and schools to better understand the health trends within their region and encourage enhancements in a school’s physical education program.

Please see this attached PARENT LETTER for more information.

Spring Musical - Beauty and the Beast

HBMS is excited to announce that its spring musical is Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The musical will premiere in April.

Show dates and times are:

  • Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm

Order tickets now!

8th Grade Dance Information

Mark your calendars for this year's 8th-grade celebration. It will be held on Friday, May 20th, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the gymnasium. Tickets are $10.00 per student and will go on sale the week of the dance. Students will be able to purchase tickets during their lunch period.

Rules of the dance:

  • No tuxes, strapless dresses, jeans, t-shirts, cut-offs or limousines.
  • Only 8th-grade students from Hannah Beardsley can attend
  • Students are not allowed to leave early unless they are checked out by a parent
  • Students must attend the entire day of school in order to attend the dance.

8th Grade Honor's Night (Promotion to High School)

On Monday evening, May 23rd we will honor all of our HBMS 8th graders at Prairie Ridge High School. More details for this ceremony will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Butterbraid Sale Extension

Thank you for your help thus far in the Butterbraid sale! Here is some additional information:


- HBMS Receives $5.60 for each pastry sold;

- HBMS School Goal: 750 pastries sold;

- HBMS $$ Goal: $4200;

- Order Deadline: APRIL 4th SALE EXTENDED

- Order Pick-Up Date: Thursday, April 14th 3:30pm – 6:30pm (we cannot store unclaimed pastries) - Order Pick-Up Location: HBMS Drive Thru

Thanks for helping us to reach our goal and supporting the HBMS PTO. For questions, please contact:

PTO Information

Checkout updates on current happenings in the HBMS PTO.

BUTTER BRAID SALE is underway and good news …. The sale has been extended! The deadline for orders is April 4th! Pastries will be available for drive thru pick-up on April 14th from 3:30 – 6:30pm at HBMS. To make it even easier, you can use this link to order online:

For each Butter Braid pastry sold, HBMS receives $5.60! Our school goal is to sell 750 and to date, we have sold 186! We have great student incentives to help all of us reach our goals.

  • $25 Amazon Gift Card for highest seller in each of three grades;

  • Donut Party for top selling classroom in each of three grades;

Quick Facts to Know for Your Student Sales:

  • HBMS Receives $5.60 for each pastry sold;

  • HBMS School Goal: 750 pastries sold;

  • HBMS $$ Goal: $4200;

  • Order Deadline: March 25th

  • Order Pick-Up Date: Thursday, April 14th 3:30pm – 6:30pm (we cannot store unclaimed pastries)

  • Order Pick-Up Location: HBMS Drive Thru

Thanks for helping us to reach our goal and supporting the HBMS PTO! For questions, please contact Tanya Jindrich Email: and Lori Wolfberg Email:

Spring Saver’s FUNDrive By now you have noticed the U-Haul U-Box in the HMBS parking lot. The donations are rolling in, and so far we have collected 103 bags and 23 boxes filled with items that will go to Saver’s. There will be a friendly classroom rivalry going to see who can collect the most items and the top collector in each of the three grades will be treated to a donut party!

You can help us out by separating your soft goods (clothing, shoes, jewelry, bedding) from hard goods, which need to be boxed. Homeroom teachers will collect items brought to school in smaller bags and place in the larger 13 gallon bags that Home Depot generously donated to us.

We still need parent (and student) volunteers to work the collection dates in the parking lot. Visit the SignUp Genius link for available slots. It’s been great, great fun meeting volunteers and folks driving up with donations. Please help make this a success and volunteer some time.

Remaining drive-up donation dates are:

March 26th 10am-12noon & 2pm – 4pm

April 2nd 10am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm

April 5th 3:30pm – 6pm

Quick Facts to Know For Your Spring Cleaning Donations:

HBMS School Goal: $1000

HBMS School Collection Goal: 400 13 Gallon Bags

13 Gallon Bags = $.22/lb

Boxes = $.02/lb

Honor Roll Breakfast

There are still many open slots for supporting the Honor Roll B’fasts. Please take a moment and consider how you might help us celebrate our hard working students! Visit the SignUp Genius to see what we have outstanding.

The dates of the breakfasts are:

  • 6th Grade Wednesday April 20th
  • 7th Grade Thursday, April 21st
  • 8th Grade Friday, April 22nd

If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Wegener at or 847-997-4994.

8th Grade Dance – May 20th: LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

The 8th Grade Dance subcommittees are in full swing! Planning is underway as we build a night our 8th graders won’t forget! While the planning has been largely completed, thanks to the brilliant and creative minds of our parent volunteers, to pull our visions off will require many, many, many hands! If you are able to pitch in an help us to decorate on Thursday, May 19th between 2:30pm and 11pm (yes, you read that correctly), or on Friday, May 20th from 12:30pm to the start of the dance, we would be so grateful for the help. Remember, this is all for the kids! If you are interested in volunteering to decorate and set-up, please contact co-chairs Tracy Vander Mey and Colleen Bailey at: and to get your names added to the list.

If you are unable to donate your time, please consider a gift card donation, or monetary gift, to help us offset the costs associated with geniuses at work. So much goes into the planning! Visit the SignUp Genius to see the options available:

Countryside Nursery Spring Fundraiser is coming again to our HBMS families. Start planning your gardens, but wait until May 14th to do your shopping! Countryside will donate 10% of total HBMS sales on that day. Lookout for the flyer that you will need to present upon checkout!

Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled for the week of May 2nd. The Staff Appreciation Committee is busy planning a week of celebrating our awesome faculty and staff, including a festive Cinco de Mayo street taco lunch, a raffle, and trail mix cart. As always, we so appreciate the support from our families to ensure the PTO has everything needed for a successful week of celebrating. Visit the SignUp Genius to see how you might help us out.

2022-23 PTO Leadership

It is time to begin looking for new leadership for the coming school year. Sadly, Natalie Butler and I will be moving on to high school days, which means we are looking for a new President, Vice President, as well as Treasurer. The opportunity to be the HBMS PTO President has really been a tremendous experience for me. I have been able to work so closely with faculty members, staff and, not to mention, our students. Our leadership team really built some amazing initiatives this year, that will hopefully make the next term for PTO leaders a breeze! Please reach out if you are interested in learning more!

Follow us on Facebook to keep updated on happenings!

Thanks so much for a great year!

Margie Palmer, HBMS PTO President

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Your Support Is Always So Appreciated!

D47 Elevate Awards

Nominate a D47 staff member for the “Elevate” award

This fall, District 47 launched a new district wide staff recognition program called Elevate. The goal of the program is to identify and recognize District 47 employees who, in their contributions and service to the district, uphold and exemplify the district’s mission, vision and core values and who are making a difference in the lives of our students, schools and community. Anyone (students, staff, parents or community members) can submit a nomination and any District 47 staff member is eligible for recognition. Click here to nominate someone you know!


Nomine a un miembro del personal del D47 para el premio "Elevate"nomine

Este otoño, el Distrito 47 lanzó un nuevo programa de reconocimiento del personal en todo el distrito llamado Elevate. El objetivo del programa es identificar y reconocer a los empleados del Distrito 47 que, en sus contribuciones y servicio al distrito, mantienen y ejemplifican la misión, visión y valores fundamentales del distrito y que están haciendo una diferencia en las vidas de nuestros estudiantes, escuelas y comunidad. Cualquier persona (estudiantes, personal, padres o miembros de la comunidad) puede presentar una nominación y cualquier miembro del personal del Distrito 47 es elegible para el reconocimiento. ¡Haga clic aquí y nomine a alguien que conozca!

Upcoming Events


4 - Classes Resume

14 - Butterbraid Pick up in Cafe 4:00-6:30pm

15 - No School, End of Term 5

20 - Early Release, 1 pm

20, 21, 22 - Honor Roll Breakfasts (Students only)

29-30 - Spring Musical- Beauty and the Beast Jr.


2-6 - National Teacher Appreciation Week

4 - Open House- Hannah Palooza!! 4:00-8:00

11 - Early Release - 1:00 Dismissal

20 - 8th Grade Dance 6:30-8:30pm

23 - 8th Grade Honors Night (Promotion to High School - last day for 8th graders)

25 - Last Day for 6th and 7th graders- 9:00 am dismissal

Contact Information

Attendance Line (English and Spanish) (815)788-5758

Main School Line (815)788-5750

Fax number (815)479-5119

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