BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of October 10, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

Good evening BMES Families,


Thank you for your patience last week as our fall picture day was canceled due to our school closure. Our new picture date will be Monday, November 7.


This Wednesday, the PTA will host their monthly meeting at 6pm in the library. On Friday, the PTA will host a STEM night from 6-7pm. Please join us in the cafe for a family fun night event. All BMES families are welcome!


On Monday, October 17th from 5:30-6:30pm, the BMES staff is planning our Fall Family engagement night. Parents are welcome to drop in during that hour to see what your child has been learning thus far this school year. We hope to see you then!


Just a reminder: Wednesday, October 19th, is a student holiday so we will not have school. Our teachers will have a professional development day and students will be able to enjoy the celebration of Yorktown Day which occurred on October 19, 1781.


Also, parents, we are looking for volunteers to help us with our annual courtyard cleanup on Saturday, October 22 at 8:30am. We use our school courtyard as an outdoor classroom and need support from our active duty service members to get it pruned and ready for our students to enjoy for many months. Please bring gloves, pruning shears, chainsaws, trucks, and trailers. All families are welcome!


Have a great evening,

Mrs. Wagner

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Upcoming Events at BMES

Wednesday, October 12

  • PTA Meeting at 6pm in the school library. We are looking for ideas to plan the Fall Festival, Teacher Helpers, Fundraisers, etc.


Friday, October 14

  • Deadline to submit entries for PTA Reflections to the main office.
  • PTA STEM Family Night from 6-7pm in school cafe


Monday, October 17

  • BMES Fall Family Engagement Night from 5:30-6:30pm. Please drop in during that hour to your child's classroom.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Student Holiday (Yorktown Day)


Friday, October 21

  • PTA Spirit Night at Panda Express.


Saturday, October 22

  • Courtyard Clean Up at 8:30am- Please bring trimming sears, chainsaws, and gloves. We need to make our space enjoyable for our students!


Friday, October 28

  • PTA Monster Mash/Fall Festival


Monday, November 7


  • Fall Picture Day (rescheduled date)

PTA Updates

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BMES Parent Resources

Breakfast and Lunch

Apply for free and reduced-price meals as early as possible, using the online application or a printable form.


Lunch Menus are available at https://yorkcountyps.sodexomyway.com/landing/elem


If you need to load money into your child's lunch account, please visit MySchoolBucks.


Every Friday: we will sell ice cream for $1. The ice cream includes both dairy and non-dairy options. In order to prepare for your child to purchase ice cream, please send in money for their account or send in $1 to your child's teacher, labeled for ice cream.

BMES Yearbook

There's nothing else like your school yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on to it for years to come! PreOrder by October 14, 2022 for the rate of $25.

PreOrder by visiting Jostens- Bethel Manor Elementary

Contact Us!

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.

Let's Talk

The division’s customer service tool, Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD has been expanded to include schools. Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD can be conveniently accessed on the yorkcountyschools.org website or through the YCSD Mobile App using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.


To access the platform, click on the “Contact Us” button or simply click the Let's Talk! pop-out tab on the division website (the green tab on the right side of your computer screen or the green button on the bottom of your mobile screen). Then, select a topic to start a conversation and the appropriate staff member will respond.