Bethel Springs Elementary School

September 16, 2019

Important Updates From Our Home and School Association

HOMEROOM PARENT/CLASSROOM PHOTOGRAPHER UPDATE: Thank you so much to everyone who applied for these positions. Your willingness to volunteer is very much appreciated! Notifications for each classroom’s Homeroom Parents and Classroom Photographers will be distributed during the week of September 16th. If you have any questions, please contact

FALL FUNDRAISER UNDERWAY: Keep an eye out for the Charleston Wrap’s Kitchen and Home Catalogs and the Merry Gift Wrap Guides which started coming home at the end of last week! The sale will run until Friday, October 11th, and items delivered to the school can be picked up during the Scholastic Book Fair Family Night on Wednesday, November 13th. Orders can be placed using the order form included with the catalogs (checks payable to “BSES HSA” with PA Sales Tax added) or online (, School ID: z-16745) with the potential for FREE SHIPPING. Your student can even win prizes for using the Easy-Email-Invite-Generator to invite out-of-town friends and family to shop and support our HSA! Check out this FLYER for all the details and contact Dawn Wyzen with questions.

HSA DONATION DRIVE: If you are interested in supporting the BSES HSA Donation Drive (click HERE for all the details), please send a check written out to BSES HSA back to school with your student in the provided envelope. Donations can also be made via MySchoolBucks. Please contact with any questions.


BIG CHANGES FOR BOX TOPS!! The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts using the Box Tops mobile app, which is available from the Apple Store or Google Play. For more information, check out this LETTER or head to (FYI-Our school is listed on the Box Tops website as "Bethel Springs Elementary" in Marcus Hook.)

BUT not to worry about the Box Tops you have already clipped and collected over the summer - those are still good! You should have received a collection sheet this past week (turn the Box Top app letter over ;)), but if not, you can always print it from this LINK. This first collection will end on Friday, October 18th, so get to glueing/taping!

SHOPAROO: And while you’re scanning receipts for Box Tops, might as well get the most bang for your buck by also scanning them using the Shoparoo app! If you are not familiar with Shoparoo, which is available from the Apple Store or Google Play, families can use the app to scan and upload receipts from grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores. Bethel Springs earns points for each receipt uploaded (think Acme, Giant, Wegmans, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, BJs, Costco, etc), and participants can track who is leading with the most points in the school and in their grade for a friendly competitive bonus. Please visit to learn more about this hassle-free fundraiser.


Sept 16 Charleston Wrap Fall Fundraiser Begins

Sept 16 Fall Box Top Collection Begins

Sept 20 Spiritwear Friday!

For the most up to date information, check out the BSES HSA Website!

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Urgent Reminder for Parents!

Please access the SNAP Parent Health Portal to complete the online EMERGENCY CARD.

We cannot stress enough how crucial this information may be during the course of the school year, so please be very thorough in completing this card. Please pay particular attention to the medication section and indicate which of the over-the-counter medications listed you are giving consent to be given to your child during the school day. The school nurse cannot administer any OTC medications (e.g. Tylenol. Tums, throat lozenges, etc.) without your consent.

Parents and legal guardians that have an email address in Alma should have received their secured login credentials to the SNAP Health Portal. The email came from Please check your spam folder if you do not remember seeing this notice. Once you log into the SNAP system, please update your child's health information (as needed), including the medication consent section.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Mr. Piasecki and Mrs. Allen

Our Summer Reading Raffle Prize Winner--Becca Menseck!

On Friday, 9/13 we had our Summer Reading Prize Raffle! The prize was a basket consisting ogf the following items:

  • A Kindle Fire 10 with headphones
  • a $50 Amazon gift card
  • Big Boggle
  • Chess and Checkers Travel Set
  • Kanoodle
  • Rubik's Cube

It may have been Friday the 13th, but it was a lucky day for 5th grader Becca Menseck! Congratulations to Becca and to all students who completed their summer reading to earn a raffle ticket! The many raffle tickets in the drawing represented hundreds of hours of reading from BSES students!

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Mileage Club Results from Friday, 9/13

Mileage Club started at recess last Friday. Students walk or run laps at recess and scan QR codes on iPads to log their laps. Below are results from our first week:
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Chorus Sign-ups

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 can join Chorus! Click the link below for more information:

Band and Orchestra Sign-ups

Attention 4th and 5th Grade Students! Are you signed up to play an instrument this year in the BSES Band or Orchestra? Begin an exciting new adventure. Experience the joy of making music, learn important skills of teamwork, concentration, and dedication, and enjoy fun times with friends. Mr VonDerStuck is currently accepting sign-ups and would love to have you in our ensemble! Email with any questions or to obtain a signup form.
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Sign up for Trailblazers! Opportunities for Kids and Adults!

Trailblazers BSES Birding Club

Tuesdays in Room 220 at BSES!

Join Trailblazers for an exciting after-school environmental education experience! We will spend our sessions on the BSES Nature Trail studying the birds found in our local ecosystem. We will collect scientific data using the website eBird to study populations and migration patters of species on the BSES Nature Trail. Students should be prepared to venture on our wonderful nature trail on a weekly basis as we watch the trail change throughout the fall season! Please note this club is only available for students in grades 2 through 5.
Leaders: Mr. BQ
Location: BSES Room 220
Meets on the following Tuesdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19
Club Tuition: $125.00

Click link for registration form:

September Fitness Challenge from Mrs. McCusker and Mr. Custer

Click below to print your own Fitness Challenge form:

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Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on our district website provides important information to help parents.navigate the GV school experience. Below is the link to the parent portal:

Elementary Handbook and GVSD Procedural Manual

The Elementary Handbook which includes all Progress Report information is available on our website under Resources. The GVSD Procedural Manual is also in this same location. Students and families are responsible for knowing and following the policies and procedures of the school district. Please contact the school office with any questions regarding the policies or procedures. Thank you.

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VEFLS Registration Information

Please click below for information regarding foreign language classes taught by VEFLS.

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School Calendar

The Bethel Springs calendar of events can be accessed on our school website. Click the link below to view:

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!

Parent Education Opportunities Sponsored by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit

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Bethel Springs Elementary School

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