Bethel Springs Elementary School

November 12, 2018

Be Sure to Read BSES Home and School Association Announcements Included in This Week's Update!

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American Education Week Visits November 12-16

During the week of November 12-16 public schools across the country will celebrate American Education Week, a time set aside for parents and visitors to find out more about all of the great learning that takes place in our schools. We invite parents to visit to according to the following schedule:

  • Monday 11/12 Grade 1 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 11/13 Grade 2 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • Wednesday 11/14 Grade 3 9:15-10:15AM; Grade 5 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 11/15 Grade 4 10-11AM (Please note that the time indicated for 4th grade is a different time than was communicated in last week's announcements.)

We hope you can join us!

Thank You for Your UNICEF Donations!

BSES kids raised $670.97 for UNICEF! We applaud our students for thinking of others in need while also enjoying their Halloween festivities!

Book Fair Visitation Schedule November 14th and 15th

Click below to see when your child's class will visit the Book Fair:

See HSA announcements below for more information about the Book Fair!

eWallet: a More Convenient Digital Option for Your Child to Purchase Books at Book Fair!

NEW digital payment option: eWallet!

Are you tired of worrying about having cash on hand for the Book Fair, who to write the check out to or how much to make it for, or worse, worrying that your child might misplace the money? Scholastic’s eWallet is the answer!!!

It’s a new, digital payment option that gives parents a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Parents can pre-authorize a spending amount online, which can be looked up or scanned at checkout. Anything that is NOT spent at the fair is simply returned to you! It’s that simple!!! There is no charge to create an eWallet; it is a free service for the school community.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to create an account:


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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.

In addition to our usual trail cleanup, we will be planting our brand-new wildflower meadow! This new meadow will blossom this coming spring and will provide both amazing spring colors and quality habitat for the animals of the trail. We have 400 plants that need to get into the ground so we need all hands on deck to help construct our newest habitat feature!

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BSES School Play: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Auditions are this Wednesday, 11/14 at 3:15. Below is link to more detailed information about the play:

This link was sent to 4th and 5th grade students and parents last Friday.

The play is open to 4th and 5th graders only.

Parent Workshop Opportunity on November 27th

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BSES Mileage Club Results from 11/9/18

We did not hold Mileage Club this past Friday because of inclement weather.

November Fitness Challenge!

Forms were distributed to students in gym classes. If students need a form, it can be obtained from Mr. Custer or Mrs. McCusker.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences November 19, 20, 21

Parent/Teacher Conferences are a vital part of communication regarding your child's progress in school. At BSES we always have experienced excellent participation from parents at conference time, something that we greatly appreciate.

Fall conferences will be held on the following dates:

Monday, November 19 8:00-3:00

Tuesday, November 20 12:00-8:00

Wednesday, November 21 8:00-12:00

Please note that progress reports will be issued on Friday, December 14th. Teachers will not have progress reports prepared for conferences, but will have good information and observations regarding your child's progress in school thus far.

Thank you for your support!

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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Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

Scholastic Book Fair

It’s BOOK FAIR week!!!! The fair will be open Wednesday, November 14th through Friday, November 16th. Click HERE to see the schedule of times that your student’s class will be visiting the fair during the day.

Your chance to join in the fun and discover the ENCHANTED FOREST will come at our annual Family Night on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00-8:00pm. In addition to browsing the Book Fair with your children, kids can go gnome bowling and find out their unicorn names along with other activities in the gym. There will also be a Reading Nook where teachers will read popular titles from 6-8pm and a raffle for books and prizes from the fair. For extra fun, every student who comes dressed up as their favorite enchanted creature will get an extra raffle ticket!!!

NEW at the Book Fair - eWallet: Take advantage our NEW digital payment option the eWallet! Now your student can shop the fair CASH FREE!!! Simply load a preset spending amount onto the eWallet for your child to use at the fair. Any unused amount is returned to you. It’s that easy! Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to create an account:

Book Fair UPDATE - “All for Books” Wishing Wells: The competition was really heating up, and everyone, teachers and students alike, was having SO much fun that the contest has been extended until Tuesday, November 13th. The winner will be announced at the end of the school day on Tuesday just in time for our prince to get ready for the Book Fair!

Don’t forget to pick up your Yankee Candle & Otis Spunkmeyer Orders from the LOBBY during the Book Fair Family Fun Night on 11/14 from 3-7pm! Questions? Contact Dawn Wyzen.

BSES Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A

Looking for a quick dinner option the night of the book fair? Take the kids out to the Concord Township Chick-fil-A (20 State Farm Dr, Glen Mills) on Wednesday, November 14th anytime from 6:30am-10:00pm and mention “Bethel Springs” while checking out or show the attached FLYER. Make sure to tell your friends too! A portion of your purchase will go directly to the BSES HSA’s efforts to revamp the library.

Board and Brush Parents’ Night Out

We have an exciting new Parents’ Night Out planned for November 30th! Board and Brush added a ton of new holiday pieces you can make in addition to their everyday selection. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a fun night out with friends! Click HERE for more info about the event. Seats are limited, so click HERE to register and save your spot!

NEW - Color Me Mine Night

We are excited to announce our first ever Color Me Mine Night at Bethel Springs! There will be two sessions offered on Friday, December 7th (5:00- 6:00 and 6:15-7:15). Click HERE to learn more details about the event, and click HERE to complete your registration!!

**Please note that pieces must be pre-selected and paid for in advance so register by Friday, November 30th to save your seat!

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: The Greeks invented theater.

Did you know that the Ancient Greeks invented the theatre? They loved watching plays, and most cities had a theatre – some big enough to hold 15,000 people! Only men and boys were allowed to be actors, and they wore masks, which showed the audience whether their character was happy or sad. Some of the masks had two sides, so the actor could turn them around to change the mood for each scene.

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Important Dates Coming Up!

November 12-16 American Education Week

November 14-16 Scholastic Book Fair (Wednesday , 11/14 Book Fair Family Night 5-8PM)

November 19, 20, 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

November 22-23 Thanksgiving Holidays

November 29 Home and School Association General Business Meeting 10:00 AM

December 14 First Trimester Progress Reports distributed

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