Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the week- Joohara from Grade 3 sharing what Ramadan means to her and her family

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Joohara from Grade 3 shared what Ramadan means to her and her family during our All School Meetings this week as we approach Eid al-Fitr. She did an excellent job presenting and modeling courage, our character trait for the month of March. We are grateful to learn about beliefs and practices that are important to our community so we can strengthen our collective school culture.

Creativity

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May 1, 2022

Dear Beal Families,


Happy May as we move towards an exciting and busy 7 weeks of school before summer vacation! This past week, we ran our April All School Meeting where we celebrated our character trait of Courage and began working on May trait- creativity. We are excited to celebrate all of the creativity happening across the building, including our wonderful red tailed hawk collage that is being built by our wonderful art teachers in our upper display case (pictured above...) All students will add their feather with their unique qualities, connecting all of our work together as one community as symbolized by our school mascot. We cannot wait to see the finished product!


Sincerely,

Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

Important dates through the remainder of the school year

Beginning of May depending on the moon sighting- Eid al-Fitr

Sunday, May 8th- Mother's Day

Monday, May 30th- Memorial Day- no school

Friday, June 17th- last day of school (2 snow days)- This is an early release day across the district

Monday, June 19th- Father's Day

Monday, June 19th- Juneteenth (holiday observed on Monday, June 20th)

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No School for Kindergarten on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th

A reminder that there is no school for kindergarten students only this upcoming Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th due to incoming kindergarten screening.

High Five Friday with Shrewsbury Police Department!

Thank you to the Shrewsbury Police Department for our 'High Five Friday' this past week Friday morning during arrival. Officer Shawn Valliere joined us at Beal to give high five's and fist bumps to build positive relationships with our students and share how being a police officer is a positive and important model for our community. Thank you Officer Valliere!
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Beal Field Day 2022!!!

Field Day at Beal has been scheduled for Friday, June 10th for all grades! This year we have a beach theme to celebrate the coming of summer. We will be looking for parent/ caregiver volunteers to help run our stations.


if you are interested in volunteering, you will need to make sure your CORI is up-to-date. You can contact the main office at (508) 841-8860 to inquire about your CORI status. Also, if you do not have a CORI on file, the form is located on the blue button below. This can be brought in to school or to the School Department at Town Hall fro processing. You will need a valid ID to complete this process.


More information about field day will be coming out soon.

News from the PTO

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Staff Appreciation Week is this week! The PTO has prepared treats to give Beal staff throughout the week to show our appreciation for how well the teach and care for our kids. Thank you to class parents for help with the appreciation notes and to all those who signed up to help with food items and funds for the salad bar luncheon on Friday. If you ran into difficulties sending in the teacher appreciation note last week, you can send in on Wednesday (Note 1, Note 2). Here is a calendar of events for this week:
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Scholastic Book Fair!!!

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Mark your calendars! The Book Fair is coming! May 9-17 students will have the opportunity to tour and shop the fair during school hours, and during our Family Book Fair and Movie night. Visit our fair page today to set up your student e-wallet, view the virtual flyer, or shop online! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bealschool
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We are excited to announce Beal's first Family Book Fair and Movie night on Saturday May 14th! This will be a double-feature night with Encanto showing at 4pm and Raya and the Last Dragon showing at 6:30pm. During this time, the Book Fair will be open to browse and enjoy. The proceeds from the movie night will go toward the 4th grade celebration! Spaces are limited for the movies, so please sign up in advance at https://tinyurl.com/2pvfnk8p. Here is the flyer for more information.

Worcester Braveheart's Night Out

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Let's go out to the ballgame! Beal families are invited to enjoy the Worcester Bravehearts' baseball game on Friday June 10th at 6:30pm. We can all sit together and some of our students will be performing the National Anthem! Tickets are $10 . Follow the link to buy your tickets by June 3rd www.worcesterbraveheartsgroups.com and use the password "bealpto" to get into the portal. Here is the flyer for more information. Come for fun at the ballgame and stay for the fireworks after the show!


Be sure to wear your favorite Beal gear to the game! T-shirts and more can be purchased through our Spirit Shop.

Grades 3-4 Math MCAS dates

Our Grade 3 and 4 Math MCAS administration dates are:


Grade 3

Math- May 12th and May 13th


Grade 4

Math- May 10th and May 11th

Beal Spirit Wear is here and ready for orders!

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Our Beal Spirit Wear store is live! We are offering a variety of great products that you can purchase to show your Beal School Spirit! Be sure to check out the limited time mural edition, created using the Dot artwork of our students!


http://bealschool.ussportsandapparel.com/


An order of 1 to 4 items has a $5.00 ship rate. 5 or more items ship for free.


Please note that each student will be receiving a varsity style Beal tshirt next month for our Healthy Habits Hop fundraiser, but there are a lot of other items available in our spirit wear shop.

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Updates from Beal Specialists

Students look forward to their art, media, physical education, and music classes each week. You can keep up with their learning in the specials each month by clicking on the links below. Specialists will be updating their slides every month.


Visual Arts classes: Mrs. Buono's Art News/ Mrs. Archambeault's Art News

Physical Education classes: Mr. Brunell and Ms. Pacheco's PE News

Music classes: Ms. Acconcio, Mrs. Falvo, and Mrs. Song's Music News

Media classes: Mrs. Morgan and Ms. Eagle's Media News

Food Services

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An important message from Food Services

Dear Elementary School Parents,


We want to notify and prepare you for two upcoming adjustments to occur during breakfast and lunch.


Starting on Monday May 9, 2022, All students will be required to enter their Student ID Number on the pin pads at the registers to obtain the free breakfast or lunch meal.


Their account will not be charged but in order to comply with state and federal meal reporting requirements we must obtain more specific data on meals served. Breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be free of charge for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must take the required meals components to get a free breakfast or a lunch. At breakfast students must take a grain, fruit or vegetable and a milk. At lunch students must take 3 out of the 5 meal components( grain, protein, fruit, vegetable and milk) and 1 component must be a fruit or vegetable.


Additionally Students may purchase limited a-la-carte items. Students will need money on their Meal Magic account or cash to purchase a la carte items. Parents can send a check to the Food Service Office C/O the High School 64 Holden Street Shrewsbury,Ma.01545 indicating the child’s name, where funds should be deposited or parents can access their child’s Powerschool account and use the online payment plan: School Pay to add funds to their child’s account.

A-la carte items will include milk, juice, water and slices of pizza. Second lunch meals will also be available for sale [and are not free].


We will practice entering Student ID Numbers with staff support until students are comfortable doing so themselves.


Thank you,

Shrewsbury Food Service Department

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.

Lunch Menu for the week of May 2nd

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Amazon wish list for Beal garden equipment

Beal is in need of a small amount of garnering equipment to help us with our spring planting. If you are interested in purchasing, you can find the Amazon wish list here: https://a.co/fgSaC1l

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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Frequently used telephone numbers

Main office and child-safe hotline- (508) 841-8860

Beal School nurse- (508) 841-8870

Beal Extended Day- (508) 841-8861

Transportation questions- (508) 841-8363