Bethel Springs Elementary School

September 30, 2019

Important Updates From Our Home and School Association

PICTURE DAY IS COMING!! Prep those fashion forward outfits and get the hair product ready because Picture Day for Bethel Springs is on Thursday, October 3rd! Please remember to fill out the forms from Barksdale and send them into school with your student(s) on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Weins, Picture Day Committee Lead.

FALL FUNDRAISER: A little less than two weeks to go for our inaugural Charleston Wrap Sale!! This fundraiser gives you the opportunity to get the best of many fundraiser worlds; from cookies and candy to gift wrap/bags to kitchen/home gadgets to personalized items, there really is something for everyone.

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. Check out this FLYER for all the details and contact Dawn Wyzen with questions.

SPECIAL SPIRITWEAR SALE: Because of the popularity of the Spiritwear PJ Pants, Tie-Dye Shirts, and several other items, the Spiritwear Committee is excited to offer an opportunity for anyone who missed out to order these items online for a limited time only! Place those orders in either of two ways:

  1. Pay with a credit card using the Square Up Link.

  2. Pay with cash/check by submitting your order information via GOOGLE FORM and sending your payment into school in an envelope. Checks should be written out to BSES HSA, and envelopes should be labeled with your name and "BSES Spiritwear Sale." You also have the option to pay via Paypal ( or Venmo (@Stephanie-DerOhannessian).

Orders are expected to arrive in early November and will be delivered to the classroom(s) you selected during the ordering process. If you have any questions, please contact Derek Lloyd.

SO FAR, SO GOOD FOR BOX TOP CHANGES!! The Box Tops for Education program is currently accepting “new school” (electronically scanned receipts) and “old school” (physical cut-out) Box Tops! Looks like Bethel Springs is on top of things - we’re up to almost $48 earned electronically already!! And don’t forget that our first collection of old school cut-outs is going on now. Check out this LINK for the form, fill it up with Box Tops, and submit it to the school by Friday, October 18th. More info to come about this year’s incentives, so keep saving those Box Tops!!


Sept 30 School Closed for Rosh Hashanah

Oct 3 Picture Day

Oct 4 Spiritwear Friday!

Oct 9 School Closed for Yom Kippur

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

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School Picture Day: Thursday, October 3rd!

This will be your only opportunity to have your official school picture taken this year! We will not be doing school pictures in the spring. So get your picture form and payment in! Don't forget to look your best and . . . . SMILE!

Picture Day Schedule:

Fall Session of Trailblazers Club Is Full! Look for Information on Future Sessions!

VEFLS Registration Information: There are Still Openings in Classes!

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

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Keeper of the Trail--We still have slots to fill!

BSES Keeper of the Trail 2019-2020

Sign up here to be a "Keeper of the Trail" this year! Slots fill up fast so be sure to sign up as soon as you can. Mrs. Allen will deliver the Nature Trail backpack to your student at the beginning of your week. You can take your walk on the Nature Trail anytime during that week and then have your student turn in the backpack by Friday. The backpack has everything you need along with any instructions for how to best approach your walk. You can find a full checklist of suggested options on the Nature Trail portion of the Bethel Springs Website. The main goals for the walk are:

  • Picking up trash (trash bags can be placed in the school dumpster)
  • Making sure the path is cleared and walkable
  • Having fun!

Have a great time observing and exploring!

Click the link below to sign up:

Pretzel Friday Sale Days 2019-2020

Purchase a delicious soft pretzel for snack for $1.00 and support two worthwhile causes! Proceeds from the sales will benefit Hearts to Home, a GVSD organization that benefits families in need in our own community. In addition, proceeds will fund summer camp scholarships for BSES students to our teacher=sponsored summer camps.

Our Home and School will deliver pre-purchased pretzels to students on the following dates:

October 11th

December 6th

February 28th

April 3rd

June 5th

Look for reminders prior to each date!

Reading Olympics

Bethel Spring Elementary School

Reading Olympics Club 2019-2020

Dear Students & Parents,

Do you love to read and discuss books? Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Well, we have a club for you! Bethel Springs will compete in the Delaware County Reading Olympics.

The Reading Olympics is a countywide competition where students have the opportunity to display their knowledge of popular books. The competition is fast-paced, exciting and challenging. It requires you to work collaboratively with your team so that the group has an in-depth knowledge of all the books on the list. Each student will become an expert in certain books and their teammates will rely on this knowledge during the competition. The competition is a celebration of reading and all participants are awarded ribbons.

The Delaware County Reading Olympics competition will take place in early spring of 2020. At our first meeting, we will provide each student with a pouch, folder, a book list, and any other materials that they may need. After reading a book, each student will complete a post on SeeSaw. These various posts will prove to be very valuable in helping the students to remember the plots of the books they have read.

This club is a year-long commitment and will meet on Thursdays from 3-4 pm. Our parent meeting will be the first day of club on 10/3/18 at 3:45 in the BSES Library following our regular meeting. If your child is interested in joining the BSES Reading Olympics Club, please complete the club form attached to this letter. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Neuber or Mrs. Clark.

We will meet every Thursday EXCEPT: 11/28, 12/26, 3/12 and 4/9.


Mrs. Lauren Neuber

4th Grade Teacher


Benita Clark

Reading Specialist


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Mileage Club Results from Friday, 9/27

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 last week:
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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:

School Calendar

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

Garnet Valley School District Blog

Welcome to the Garnet Valley School District Blog! Here we will feature news, alerts, and events from our district and its community.

Click the link below:
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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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