Bethel Springs Elementary School
November 21, 2018
The Staff of Bethel Springs Wishes Our Students and Their Families a Happy Thanksgiving!
4th and 5th Graders: Register to Participate in the National Geographic Bee!
We hope to see a number of our students participate!
Scripps Spelling Bee! Open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!
Spelling Bee Information
Please sign and return the spelling bee permission form.
Each student will be given a list of words that will be used in the school Spelling Bee.
The school Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, February 1st.
SPIRIT/SCRIPPS Spelling Bee at the county level will be held on Saturday, February 23rd.
We are allowed to send two spellers to the local bee. Students can be in third, fourth or fifth grade. The Spelling Bee format will follow the Scripp’s guidelines.
More information can be found at: http://www.spellingbee.com/
We will be meeting at 8:35 in room Library. Once we have parent emails and the number of participants, we will send out a schedule of meetings.
Please begin to study and practice the lists with your child at home.
Thanks for your interest and support!
Mrs. Allen & Mrs. Cashell
Spelling Bee Permission
Flat Stanley Parent Meeting Tuesday, November 27th 7:00PM
The Future of Teaching and Learning in Garnet Valley:informational and interactive workshop for all parents with children in grades 3-12
Garnet Valley remains a destination school district for families throughout the country due in part to the push for personalized learning and cutting-edge instructional technologies. Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2019, for an interactive presentation and discussion led by Mr. Samuel Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning. Topics will include Garnet Valley’s work to personalize learning for all students, new classroom technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) & VR (virtual reality), and new educational programs including eSchool@GarnetValley and blended learning options now offered at the high school.
Parent Workshop Opportunity on November 27th!
November Fitness Challenge!
Link to Bethel Springs Weekly Announcements on Website!
The link for the calendar "School Calendar" is in the drop-down menu under "Our School" on the Bethel Springs website.
Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!
Save the Date: Our next HSA meeting will be Thursday, November 29th at 10AM in the Collaboration and Innovation Lab at BSES. Join us to touch base about recent fundraisers/events and plan new activities for the winter/spring! We look forward to seeing you all there!
Board and Brush Parents’ Night Out: If you are planning on attending our Parents’ Night Out on November 30th ,secure your seat before they are all gone! Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a fun night out with friends! Click HERE for more info about the event. Click HERE to register and save your spot!
NEW - Color Me Mine Night: We are excited to announce our first ever Color Me Mine Night at Bethel Springs! There will be two sessions offered on Friday, December 7th (5:00- 6:00 and 6:15-7:15). Click HERE to learn more details about the event, and click HERE to complete your registration!! And don’t forget that adults can paint too :)
**Please note that pieces must be pre-selected and paid for in advance so register by Friday, November 30th to save your seat!
Just in time for holiday gift giving, Spiritwear will also be available for purchase during the Color Me Mine event. Make sure to stop by the table and check out the goods!
Scholastic Book Fair- Another successful Scholastic Book Fair is in the books and countless books have found new homes in our classrooms and in our children’s hands!!! Even better is the fact that we have helped Scholastic buy hundreds of dollars of books for children in need thanks to YOUR generosity and the help of our AMAZING male teachers Mr. Behl, Mr. Custer, Mr. Guidetti, Mr. Kavitski, McLaughlin, Mr. VonDerStuck, and of course Mr. Quindlen!
ALL of the wonderful aspects of the Book Fair would not have been possible, though, without all of the contributions of our committee members and other volunteers especially Kasha Maxfield (Committee Lead), Dawn Wyzen, Cindy Burgy, Stephanie DerOhannessian, Hema Kothari, Lauren Withelder, Melinda Chiu, Heather Bilson, Melissa Iannucci, Michelle Daciw, Karen Siegel, Carrie Douglas, Janice Matier, Jamie Kern, Meredith Lawler, and Linda Quinney. Also, we had help from the wonderful GVHS students’ from the Interact club and of course the tireless help and support from Mr. Piasecki and Mrs. Allen. THANK YOU ALL!!!
Yankee Candle and Cherrydale Fundraiser - Thank you so much to Dawn Wyzen (Committee Lead), Julie Sharp (HSA Liaison), Cindy Burgy, Tara Czerwinski, Michelle Daciw, Melinda Grugan, Sherie Higgins, Don Maxfield, and Linda Quinney for all of your efforts to make this fundraiser a great success!
Keeper of the Trail - Many thanks to the Moran Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!
November 19-23 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29 HSA Meeting 10AM
November 30 Picture Day Retakes
November 30 Board and Brush Parents’ Night Out
December 7 Color Me Mine Night
December 21 Holiday Parties
For the most up to date information check the HSA Website: BSES HSA
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Important Dates Coming Up!
November 29 Home and School Association General Business Meeting 10:00 AM
November 30 Picture Re-take Day
December 14 First Trimester Progress Reports distributed
December 3 Grade 5 Band Concert
December 10 Grade 3 Chorus Concert
December 17 Grades 4/5 Chorus Concert
December 18 Grade 5 Orchestra Concert
December 22 to January 1 Winter Break (School resumes on January 2nd)
January 8 Grade 4 Orchestra Concert
January 9 Grade 4 Band Concert