Bethel Springs Elementary School

October 15, 2018

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Join Us On Monday, October 29th for a Combined BSES/CES/GVES Home and School Association Meeting!

On Monday, October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Bethel Springs Elementary there will be a combined Home and School Association meeting for all three GV elementary schools. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive information on important school-related topics. Topics will be varied and parents can choose two 30-minute sessions (7-7:30;7:30-8). Registration closes on Thursday, October 25th. Use the Google form link below to register for your chosen sessions:

https://goo.gl/forms/OhyuHLSiZ0xAR0nj2

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Please Help With BSES Helping Hands Socktober Sock Collection!

The Helping Hand Club/Student Council at Bethel Springs is hosting a Socktober Sock Drive to benefit an area homeless shelter. We will be collecting NEW SOCKS ONLY of all sizes from now until 10/31. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby at Bethel Springs anytime!


Thanks for your generosity and support!

The BSES Helping Hands Club

Please Complete Open House Survey

The Garnet Valley elementary schools (BSES, CES, and GVES) hosted an Open House at the end of August. We are asking parents and guardians to complete this survey to help us evaluate and enhance the event for future years.


Click here to view the survey. Thank you.

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Congratulations on the New Arrival!

Mrs. Gamino and her husband welcomed their third son into the world last week! We wish them much health and happiness! Mrs. Gamino will be out until after winter break. Mrs. Lauralee Derksen, one of our long-time building substitutes will be filling in for Mrs. Gamino.
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BSES Mileage Club Results from 10/12/18

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Join Us for the Harlem Wizards Game!

Join the fun at this year's Harlem Wizards vs. Garnet Valley Jaguars Basketball Game


Saturday, November 10, 2018


2:00 pm Garnet Valley High School


All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces


Due to the overwhelming success of the last 3 years, this event will no doubt be a sellout. Please purchase your tickets early for this event. Also, in honor of Veterans Day, all veterans in attendance will be recognized before the game.


Purchase Tickets Here


If the direct link doesn't allow access, please visit https://www.harlemwizards.com/

Grandfriends' Day Visits Scheduled for October!

Our annual tradition of Grandfriends' Days will occur on the following dates:

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM


This is an occasion for a special adult in a student's life--grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent, family friend, etc.--to visit and share in a special activity. This is a day that our staff and students look forward to each year!


(Please note that the Grandfriends' Day schedule in the printed calendar distributed by the school district is incorrect. The correct schedule is shown above.)

Soft Pretzel Day This Friday! Order Forms Due This Wednesday!

Soft Pretzel Sale: Bethel Springs is having a soft pretzel sale! The Pretzel Boys pretzels will be delivered in time for snack on Friday, October 19th. Pretzels are $1.00 each. Please send back the bottom portion of the Pretzel Sale form with payment and return to school by Wednesday, October 17th. Proceeds will go to our BSES Summer Camps Scholarship Fund. Thank for your support!
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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 (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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Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

BE ON THE LOOKOUT - Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser: We’re selling reusable tote bags, accessories, kitchenware, and more through a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser! Place your orders using the form that comes home with the students or shop online for eco-friendly products like reusable bags, and Bethel Springs HSA earns 40% profit! Share the online ordering information with family and friends; make sure to use our fundraiser ID (192364) and include the Seller Referral (the student’s name). Order forms and money should be submitted to the school by October 31, 2018. Please contact Regina Houpt (regina.houpt@gmail.com) with questions.


SAVE THE DATE FOR A SPOOKTACULAR TIME! - Trunk or Treat:
What: Bethel Springs' Annual Trunk or Treat
When: Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6pm-7:45pm
How: Register via Google Form by Friday, October 19th (required)
Details: Check out the event flyer.

Questions: Please contact Chrissy Stuardi (stuardifam@aol.com)


See you there, if you dare, for a frighteningly good time!!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Trunk or Treat: We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year's Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 26th. There are many opportunities to help (setting up the event, selling 50/50 tickets, registering trunks for the decorating contest, etc), so please consider signing up to help using this link.


Soft Pretzel Sale: Bethel Springs is having a soft pretzel sale! The Pretzel Boys pretzels will be delivered in time for snack on Friday, October 19th. Pretzels are $1.00 each. Please send back the bottom portion of the Pretzel Sale form with payment and return to school by Wednesday, October 17th.


Picture Day Volunteers: Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped make our fall Picture Day run so smoothly! Volunteers included Nancy Weins, Heather Benson, Brandy Brinkman, Renata Brooks, Liz Gobs, Regina Klauder, Tiffany Kuzmick, and Linda Quinney.

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 15 Mixed Bag Fundraiser Starts


  • October 24 Grandfriends’ Day

Grade 3: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Grade 1: 12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Grade 2: 1:30 PM -2:30 PM


  • October 25 Grandfriends’ Day

Grade 4: 9:15 AM -10: 15 AM

Grade 5: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM



  • October 26 Trunk or Treat


Box Tops Forms Due


  • October 31 Halloween Parties


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


Follow us on social media-

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 28th (you'll have to be present to win)!
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This Week's Fact About Greece: Greece is the third largest olive oil producing nation in the world (after Spain and Italy), but the first in consumption of olive oil, which is somewhere around 20 quarts per person a year.

Olive oil is always present at the Greek table. Nearly every dish Greek cooks prepare uses this highly prized oil. A bottle of it is also present on the table, and guests are invited to pour it on their food as a garnish just before eating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zEcNmxLVhI
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Important Dates Coming Up!

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

November 6 Teacher In-service Day--No school for students

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