James H. Bean School
Parent Newsletter-Week of 9/7
Welcome back to another fun-filled year full of learning at JHB! What a whirlwind of a week it has been! Jumping right into a five day week has been exhausting for all of us. It is nice to ease our way back into the swing of things with our typical three day, then four day, and finally a five day week that we traditionally have. We will all certainly enjoy and recharge over the long weekend.
With all of the apprehension surrounding whether or not we made the right decision to return to school five days a week, all I needed to see to know that we made the correct choice was the eagerness, smiles and happiness from all of our students as they walked through the halls on the first day of school. We are all thrilled to be back learning within the walls of Bean! It has been too long.
We have implemented many precautionary practices to increase the likelihood of being able to continue learning in the school building. There will be periods of time where we will have to "stop, check and adjust." Rest assured that we will do this throughout the year as we seek continuous improvement. Please be patient, and realize that we are all on the same team working toward the same goal...keeping everyone safe and healthy. If you see something that you feel could be improved and you have a suggestion, I would urge you to reach out to me. Let's work together to make this year the best year yet!
Mrs. St. Peter
Let's give our newest teachers a warm welcome to JHB!
Miss Ciera Poulin
Miss Poulin is a graduate of UMO and will join our first grade team. Welcome to Bean!
Mr. Kirby Reardon
Mr. Reardon returns to Bean School after six years away. He will be working with a group of our fourth graders this year. Welcome back!
Mrs. Kellie Paisley-Hopper
Mrs. Hopper comes to us from Benton Elementary School, where she taught for many years. She will spend her days woking with our oldest learners, our fifth graders! Welcome to JHB!
Miss Ciera Poulin
Mr. Kirby Reardon
Morning Parent Drop-Off
Afternoon Parent Pick-Up
Recess and Lunch
Important Upcoming Dates
Monday, Sept. 7-No School, Labor Day
Friday, Sept. 18-Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off
Tuesday, Sept. 22-Early Release, 12:00PM
Friday, Oct. 9 No School
Monday, Oct. 12 No School, Indigenous People's Day
Thursday, Oct. 22 School Picture Day
Friday, Oct. 23 Flu Clinic @ JHB
Please remember to complete and return to school all of your "Beginning of the Year" paperwork as soon as possible. Additionally, even if you do not qualify, please sign and return the "Free and Reduced Lunch Form".
All students should bring a small, healthy snack to school each day. Some students do not eat lunch until 12:45. Between breakfast and lunch, that is a long time to go without eating.
Try to remember to send your child to school with a clean mask and water bottle each day.
It is so important to label all of your child's belongings. The only way that we can guarantee that clothing, lunchboxes, and other belongings make it back to their owner is if they are clearly, labeled.
Last but not least, if you have a concern and/or question about something your child has reported to you, please contact your child's classroom teacher before contacting me. If after talking with him/her you are not satisfied with the way things are going, please feel free to contact me. I will always begin our conversation with "Have you spoken to your child's teacher about these concerns?" and if you haven't that will be my first suggestion. Thank you for giving your child's teacher the opportunity to provide more details about the incident before bringing it to my attention.