Bethel Springs Elementary School

May 9, 2019

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Color Dash Corner

Congratulations to our students for reaching our total school-wide fundraising milestone of $2,500 raised! To celebrate, this Wednesday May 8th wear tie-dye or bright Jaguar Color Dash colors!


FREE Color Dash T-Shirt Size Selection: Please order your child’s free t-shirt via the linked Google Form HERE. If no Google Form is filled out for your student, an Adult Small will automatically be ordered for the event. T-shirt orders are due Wednesday, May 8th.


Calling all Jaguar Color Dash Volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for the day of the Jaguar Color Dash, please visit this SIGN-UP GENIUS or contact Renata Brooks for other volunteer opportunities if you are not available on Jaguar Color Dash day (renata_brooks@hotmail.comor 302-598-3506).


The Jaguar Color Dash Prize Patrol is on the prowl! Congratulations to our winners for Fundraising Week Two:

Grade 1: Jacob Metz & Sara King

Grade 2: Nevin Paranagama & Kyle McCusker

Grade 3: Aidan Patel & Michael Dillon

Grade 4: Margaret Ioannou & Jackson Thomas

Grade 5: Luke Ricevuto & Jimmy Gillespie


The one lucky student from the entire school with at least a $20 donation in his/her name for Fundraising Week Two was Jordan Heinrich!! Congratulations also to Jordan’s teacher, Mrs. Durbin, who was also recognized by the Jaguar Color Dash Prize Patrol with a $25 Gift Certificate to Il Granaio.


JCD Fundraising Week Three: This week’s prize basket is worth over $115 in value and contains the following donated items!

  • Garnet Valley Sun Hat

  • Jaguar Print Pop Socket

  • $15 Sweet Frog Gift Card, courtesty of Sandie Rowles, BSES Parent & RE/MAX Realtor

  • $20 Freddy’s Steakburger Gift Card, Freddy’s Fry Sauce & Freddy’s Seasoning Mix

  • $15 Bravo Pizza Gift Card

  • $10 Jamba Juice Gift Card

  • Skyzone – Gift Card for 60 Minute Jump Time

  • Oasis – Gift Card for Free Ballocity/Soft Playground Admission

  • Qdoba – Gift Card for 1 Free Entrée

  • Jersey Mike’s – 4 Gift Cards for free Chips & Drink

  • Jamba Juice – 4 Gift Cards for 50% off any item


Your child should bring home a Jaguar Color Dash Prize Extravaganza Flyer this week that will outline details about all the prizes available for students to win based on student-level and school-wide fundraising. Remember, for every $10 donated in your child’s name, he/she will receive one raffle ticket for the June 4th Raffle Event!


Jaguar Color Dash Sponsor of the Week! Thank you to Team Toyota of Glen Mills for their generous contribution to the Jaguar Color Dash! Team Toyota of Glen Mills is a premier Pennsylvania Toyota dealer with a huge selection of new and used Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs. They also offer Toyota service and parts, an online inventory, and outstanding financing options. Visit Team Toyota of Glen Mills at 1050 Baltimore Pike or call them at 484-407-0843 and let them find you a Toyota of your dreams! Check out a detailed online inventory of Toyota vehicles available at https://www.teamtoyotaglenmills.com.


Thank you also to Duke’s Pro Electric for their generous donation to the Jaguar Color Dash! Duke’s Pro Electric is a premier professional contracting company offering a wide variety of residential and commercial electrical services. They pay exquisite attention to detail while making customer satisfaction their number one priority. Duke’s has been in business since 2011 and is licensed and insured. Call Duke’s Pro Electric today at 267-340-0639.


Thank you also to a few of our generous Raffle Prize Donors! Details on the exact Raffle Prize donations will be coming home this week. Consider visiting these artistic establishments to pass the time with the kids on a rainy Spring Day!

Color Me Mine Glen Mills

Board & Brush Glen Mills

Painting with a Twist Media


Jaguar Color Dash Kick-Off Meeting: If you were unable to attend the BSES HSA Jaguar Color Dash Kick Off Meeting on Monday, April 29th at 7:00pm in the BSES Library, please check out the informative PRESENTATION. Lots of exciting changes to the library have been planned, and a successful Color Dash will definitely get us on our way to updating the Library to keep pace with our 21st century learners!


All this info and more can be found on the Jaguar Color Dash Page of the HSA Website.

This Week's Jaguar Color Dash Prize Patrol Winners!

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Spring Mileage Club

Once a week during recess students can walk, jog, or run to accumulate miles. Students' laps are recorded using QR codes and iPads containing Mileage Club app. Below are this week's results:
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End-of-Year Information for Parents of 5th Grade Students!

STAY IN THE LOOP, 5TH GRADE PARENTS!!


Sign Up for the 5th Grade Send-Off! The combined BSES/GVES 5th Grade Send Off Party will be held at the Siegel JCC (101 Garden of Eden Road Wilmington, DE 19803) on Monday, June 3rd from 5pm-8pm. For more information, check out the FLYER, and please click HERE to register. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 13th. This info and more can be found on the HSA Website on the 5th Grade Events and Submission Page.


Volunteers Needed: The GVMS HSA is looking for a few good volunteers to help out with events next year, especially those specific to 6th graders (aka-this year’s 5th graders). Please check out this FORM to learn what volunteer opportunities are available and to sign up if interested.


All of this info and more as it’s updated can be found on the HSA Website on the 5th Grade Events and Submission Page.


5th Grade Promotion Assembly: Thursday, June 13th 1:30 PM BSES Gym

Trailblazers "Mommy and Me" Nature Walk on Mother's Day Weekend!

Trailblazers Mommy & Me Mother's Day Weekend Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11, 9am – 11am

Join Trailblazers as we celebrate spring migration and Mother's Day at the same time! We will be spending our Saturday morning on the BSES Nature Trail in peak spring migration as we learn about the migrating bird species that visit the nature trail. Be prepared with proper footwear and clothing to walk on the BSES Nature Trail. Also, you can bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from Trailblazers! Leaders: Mr. BQ

Location: BSES Nature Trail Entrance

Meets on Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Activity Tuition: $15.00 per family


Check out a flyer for more information and how to register here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MIuiVrwEwauBjFYfTeYyoDB1rtk50HCW/view?usp=sharing
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Summer Camp Opportunities in Garnet Valley!

There are many summer camps being offered in Garnet Valley, most by our teaching staff.

Below is a link to all camps taking place in the district:

https://www.garnetvalleyschools.com/news/what_s_new/summer_programs


Pictured below are camps taking place at Bethel Springs:

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If You Are a Bethel Springs Parent who is active or retired military, please let us know!

As a result of state and federal mandates, the district must collect and report a multitude of data points. If either of your child's parents is an active duty member of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, please access this link to submit your information. The district appreciates your cooperation, and for those of you who are active or retired military, thank you for your service!!

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 (garnetvalleyschools.com) 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.

https://bses.garnetvalleyschools.com/calendar

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!

TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! We will be celebrating the fantastic teachers and staff members of Bethel Springs this week! We are still in need of a few items to help make this week special! If you are interested in donating, please click HERE to sign up! The schedule for this week is as follows:

  • Monday, 5/6 - Back to Nature Breakfast (breakfast bars, fruit infused water)

  • Tuesday, 5/7 - Clean Eating to Start the Day (Yogurt Bar)

  • Wednesday, 5/8 - Breakfast of Champions (casseroles, breakfast meats, coffee, juice)

  • Thursday, 5/9 - Appreciation Raffle and Afternoon Energy Boost (snack cart)

  • Friday, 5/10 - Under the Olive Tree Lunch from Grecian Delight


YEARBOOK ORDERS - The official extended deadline for submitting a yearbook order and payment was Monday, May 6th. If you have any questions (aka-did your student’s order make it out of their book bag? are late orders being accepted?), please contact Stephanie DerOhannessian.


SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR! Bethel families, mark your calendars, because the spring Scholastic Book Fair week is right around the corner!! Kids will be shopping with their classes on Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th throughout the day. Parents are welcome to come shop during their student’s assigned class time or come during our Family Night on Wednesday, May 15th from 6-8pm.


Flyers came home last week so that you can preview the wonderful books that will be offered. If you can’t make it in person or are worried that a popular title may sell out, simply shop the ONLINE FAIR which opens on May 1st – shipping is FREE! Don’t forget to take advantage of the new, cash-free payment option called eWallet, making it easier for your kids to buy the books they love! Set up your account today, so your kiddo will be ready when their class comes to the book fair. For more info about eWallet, check out this VIDEO.


Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair: If you are interested in helping out for the Spring Book Fair, please check out the CLASS SCHEDULE for more information and the SIGN-UP GENIUS to select your preferred time slots. Please contact Kasha Maxfield with any questions.


Volunteer Spotlight:

Nature Trail: Thank you to the Barber Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!


Upcoming Dates:

May 6-10 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 8 Color Dash Fundraising Milestone - Wear Tie-Dye or Bright Colors

May 8 Color Dash Size Selection Form Submission Due

May 13 Registration Deadline for 5th Grade Send-Off Party

May 14-15 Spring Scholastic Book Fair

May 21 NO SCHOOL

May 23 Field Day


For the most up to date information check the HSA Website: BSES HSA

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bseshsa/

Instagram: @bethel_springs_hsa


Twitter: @bseshsa1

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 29th (you'll have to be present to win)!

This Week's Fact About Greece: The official name for Greece is the Hellenic Republic.

A long long time ago, the Romans conquered Hellas. The Romans spoke Latin, and the Latin name for the Hellenic people (Graicias) comes from a common Hellenicname, "Graikos". ... That is why we call the Greeks Greek, not Hellenic. It's because we use the Latin root, not the Greek root.
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