2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
K-2 Back to School Night - August 22, 2016
Gr. 3-5 Back to School Night - August 23, 2016
DATES TO REMEMBER
June 2 - Grade 5 - North Middle School Orientation
June 3 - Race for Education
9:00-10:00 - Kindergarten and Grade 3
10:15-11:15 - Grades 1 and 2
12:55-1:55 - PM Kindergarten and DVK
2:10-3:10 - Grades 4 and 5
June 6 - Innovation Expo - Gifted - Grade 4 - 1:30 p.m.
June 8 - Blast from the Past - Gifted - Grade 5 - 10:00 a.m.
June 8 - Grade 2 - Field trip to Peace Valley Nature Center
June 8 - PTG Meeting in the library - 7:00 p.m.
June 9 - Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day
June 10 - Grade 4 - Trip to Harrisburg
June 13 - Grade 5 Farewell Celebration - 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:10)
June 14 - Last Day for Students - dismissal begins at 1:00 p.m.
Spirit of America Day
The Fifth Grade went on a field trip to Valley Forge on May 3rd.
The Bedminster 24 Math Team
The Bedminster 24 Math team competed in the Bucks County competition at Chrurchville Elementary School on Saturday May 14. They did an excellent job representing Bedminster and Pennridge!
4th Graders Skype with a Hurricane Specialist
Our fourth graders have been reading about the effects of nature on our lives. They read a story about a storm chaser who photographed the destruction of Hurricane Andrew both during and after the storm. After reading the story, the classes had many discussions about hurricanes, especially Hurricane Sandy.
As a special treat, the classes had a Skype session with Dr. Michael Brennan of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (He happens to be Mrs. May’s cousin.) The students were able to talk with a real hurricane specialist from the comfort of their classroom. What a wonderful 21st century learning experience!
I have been a Bedminster Elementary School parent for the past 10 years. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by and that this is my last year at Bedminster. In 2005, I started to get involved by attending the monthly PTG meetings. I wanted to be more informed about what was occurring in the school. As I attended these meetings, I began to see opportunities where I could use my time, my skill-set, and my educational background to partner with the Bedminster staff in my childrens’ education. I love kids, and I love education! Volunteering has given me the chance to foster that love. I really enjoyed being able to spend time helping the students, getting to know my kids’ friends, working with the Bedminster staff, and working with other parents to make Bedminster a community where all the children had wonderful experiences to learn and grow. Over the years I have been a homeroom mom, a tutor, a lunch duty mom, a member of the PTG Executive Board, a chair-person of several committees such as the Holiday Shop, the Fifth Grade Farewell, and the Race for Education. It has been rewarding to know that I have played a small part in helping so many children have a positive elementary school experience. However, the relationships that I developed over the years as a result of being active in the PTG have been the most meaningful aspect of volunteering!
Lost & Found
Bedminster Elementary loves their Teachers and Staff!
From the Hospitality Committee:
2016 Bedminster Elementary Pet Show - First Place Winners
Best Stuffed Pet was “Otter” – Morgan C.
Friendliest Guinea Pig was “Squirrel” – Anjali V.
Rodent with Most Interesting Coat was “Reese” – Liliyana B.
Best Groomed Rabbit was “PJ” – Alejandro G.
Most Unique Reptile was “Ticky” – Deven K.
Most Colorful Reptile was “Spike” – Daniel K.
Fanciest Bird was “Rainbow” – Landon S.
Noisiest Bird was “Roosey” – Natalia S.
Most Funny Looking Birds was a tie with “Princess Layer and Hen
Solo” – Morgan and Jonas C.
Biggest Cat was “Chloe” – Zach & Alyssa G.
Best Groomed Cat was “Saki” – Aubree S.
Most Colorful Cat was “Violet” – Natalie N.
Fasted Tail Wagging Dog was “Brooklyn” – Jack B.
Dog with the Cutest Face was “Patches” – Dean and Olivia V.
Dog with the Best Trick was “Echo” – Ryan W.
Best Groomed Dog was “Bo” – Noelle P.
BEST IN SHOW WENT TO:
“Princess Layer and Hen Solo” – Morgan and Jonas C.