Hornet Blast Newsletter
November 24, 2021 - THANKSGIVING BREAK EDITION
Have a Great Thanksgiving Break, Hornets!
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
We're thankful for you!
Thank you, BGHS JROTC and BGHS National Honor Society!
Thank you to our students and staff for donating your time to this great annual event! And, many thanks to Mr. Bill Boone and his volunteers at Servant's Heart for all you do for our Beech Grove community. We are grateful!
Thank you, BGHS Class of 1970!
Donna Roller, representing the Class of 1970, presented a check to Dr. Hammack on Friday, November 19.
Continue to Monitor Your Family's Health Symptoms
Stay safe and well, Hornets!
If you have a family member waiting on the results of a Covid-19 test, please keep all of your students/family members at home until you receive the results. If it is a positive test result, continue to keep everyone at home. Contact your family physician for further instructions.
Questions: Contact Brandee Beikman, our nurse coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 Symptom listing is attached to this issue of the Hornet Blast in English, Spanish, and Burmese.
Reminder: Face Masks are Still Required!
Learning a New Skill
A group of men from Classic Men attended the November 18 program to show our students how to tie a bow tie, too.
What a great program! Thank you, Mr. Griffin! And, thanks to our community for their donations of ties!
For Hornet Park Families
Please note: this is a students-only event.
This year, Hanukkah is celebrated/ observed beginning at sundown on November 28 and ending at sundown on Monday, December 6.
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival with the first day known as Chanukah, Festival of Lights, and Feast of Dedication. In the Jewish calendar, the first day of Hanukkah is on the 25th day of the month of Kislev. In the Gregorian calendar, Hanukkah may occur between late November to late December.
A great crowd at this month's Podemos!
A Great Hornet Highlight!
We have GREAT students! Thanks, Rylan! You are making a difference!
Thank you to our UIndy Friends!
From Mrs. Probus. . .
Learning to Research
From Mrs. Collins. . .South Grove Intermediate - 4th Grade
Library Fall Fest Finalists from BGMS
Congratulations to the top 10 finalists from BGMS at The Indianapolis Library's Fall Fest:
Thanks also to Raine Havican, Ollie Julian, and Carly Whiteman for coming out to support their classmates.
Looking for News from BGMS?
Take a look at the BGMS "Buzzing Hornet" newsletter. . .
Save the Date!
Let's Celebrate our new BGHS Greenhouse!
BGMS Girls Basketball Tryouts
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Shop Small on Saturday, November 27!
Craft Fair at BGHS - Saturday, November 27
News from Nicole Norton, Children's Librarian, The Indianapolis Library - Beech Grove Branch:
Tuesday’s at 10:30AM
Children ages 0-6 and their families are invited for an online storytime with Ms. Jess from the Wayne Branch. Register online at www.indypl.org/events or call your local branch to register.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Register at any IndyPL location or on the Beanstack app. You can record your reading on a paper tracking sheet you get from the library or online by logging you’re your account on Beanstack or by using the Beanstack app. Books can be from your home or the Public Library and can be read repeatedly. If you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar five times, that counts for 5 books! After completing the first 100 books, return to the Library to receive a progress sticker and a prize.
Prizes will be awarded for levels of 100, 500 and 1,000 books read.
Grab ‘N Go Kits at the Beech Grove Branch!
On your next visit, check out our table at the desk for different children’s kits (crafts and other activities) to take home! Limited supply available, no registration required. Ask about our kits if you would like to know what they are to pick up through our curbside service as well.
Join us monthly for IndyPL's Online Tween Book Club for 11-13 year olds! This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event. Register at www.indypl.org/events or call your branch to register.
Teens: 100 Books before Graduation
100 Books before Graduation Reading Challenge is for students in grades 7-12. Students can register at indypl.beanstack.org or you can call the library or stop and visit and we can get you registered. There are prizes at 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 books and we can do prize pick up through curbside. We do have bookmark if you do not wish to utilize the Beanstack website or app.
Adults, Registration required.
Monday, December 20: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research using Ancestry.com and other online sources. Registration Required. Stop in at the branch or call 317-275-4560 to register.
Wednesday, December 01: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Make an appointment with a Technology Learning Specialist, in-person at Beech Grove. Choose from 10+ popular tech and computer skills for a 45-minute personalized skill building appointment. Registration opens three weeks in advance. Call the Beech Grove branch at (317) 275-4560 for an appointment.
From the Hornet Park Community Center:
From the City of Beech Grove/Elton Geshweiler Senior Citizen Center:
CALLING ALL "CINDY LOU WHO" AND OTHER WHOVILLE CHILDREN WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WALKING BEHIND SANTA IN A CITY OF BEECH GROVE CHRISTMAS PARADE!
A fundraiser of the BG Lions Club:
THE BG LIONS CLUB IS SELLING DISCOVER BOOKS! THESE MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY AND BIRTHDAY GIFTS!
The Beech Grove Lions Club is selling Discover Books this year as a fundraiser. The Lions Club supports the school system through school supplies, scholarships and additional assistance when called upon.
If you would like to purchase a 2021-2022 Discover Book you will get a mobile coupon free for your iPhone. The cost for both is the same as last year at $ 25.00 each.
If you shop at Kroger you get a $ 5.00 off coupon for each month.
You can contact Don by email or phone and he will get a Discover Book to you:
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