Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the week- Thank you to our PTO and volunteers for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

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This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week, where we celebrated all of the great work our educators do every day. We thank our PTO, our volunteers, and all of our families for celebrating our teachers and filling them with gratitude. We enjoy celebrating all of our staff throughout the year and like many other days of acknowledgment, we know that every day is appreciated!
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May 7, 2022

Dear Beal Families,

We're sending out our communication a day early so our moms can get away from their devices tomorrow and celebrate Mother's Day with the ones you love. We wish all of our moms a joyful day with hopefully some improvement in the weather forecast!

We have a very exciting and busy week ahead of us. This week is our Spring Scholastic Book Fair hosted by our PTO with our Movie Night next Saturday, May 14th! More details about both are below. Also, we wrap up our elementary MCAS this week as our Grades 3-4 students get to demonstrate their math skills this week. Please cheer on our students as they complete their final MCAS of the year!


Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

Important dates through the remainder of the school year

Sunday, May 8th- Mother's Day

Monday, May 30th- Memorial Day- no school

Friday, June 17th- last day of school (2 snow days)- This is an early release day across the district

Monday, June 19th- Father's Day

Monday, June 19th- Juneteenth (holiday observed on Monday, June 20th)

Grades 3-4 Math MCAS this week!

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This week we will administer our Grades 3 and 4 Math MCAS assessments. Although we do not put excessive emphasis on this singular test, we do want to provide our students with the best possible conditions to do their very best work. Grade 3 and 4 families will be receiving more information from your classroom teachers, but please assist us in continuing to practice our healthy habits of getting a good night sleep, eating the right foods and staying hydrated, and being confident and courageous to show what we know! MCAS begins right at the start of the school day, so please do your best to be on time and ready to go.

Our Grade 3 and 4 Math MCAS administration dates are:

Grade 3 Math- May 12th and May 13th

Grade 4 Math- May 10th and May 11th

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May All School Meeting at Beal School

Our May All School Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th from 9:30-10:00 AM. Weather permitting, this will be our first All School Meeting where all Kindergarten-Grade 4 students will come together outside on our soccer fields to celebrate our first year of school at Beal.

If we are able to hold this event outdoors, we would like to invite our families to join us in this event. You are welcome to bring your blankets and lawn chairs and participate in our monthly community celebration. All are welcome!

Much like our field days, if the weather does not cooperate we will be holding our All School Meetings indoors and will have to postpone our community event to another date in the future.

News from the PTO

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Scholastic Book Fair!!!

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Mark your calendars! The Book Fair is coming! May 9-17 students will have the opportunity to tour and shop the fair during school hours, and during our Family Book Fair and Movie night. Visit our fair page today to set up your student e-wallet, view the virtual flyer, or shop online!
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We are excited to announce Beal's first Family Book Fair and Movie night on Saturday May 14th! This will be a double-feature night with Encanto showing at 4pm and Raya and the Last Dragon showing at 6:30pm. During this time, the Book Fair will be open to browse and enjoy. The proceeds from the movie night will go toward the 4th grade celebration! Spaces are limited for the movies, so please sign up in advance at Here is the flyer for more information.

Worcester Braveheart's Night Out

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Let's go out to the ballgame! Beal families are invited to enjoy the Worcester Bravehearts' baseball game on Friday June 10th at 6:30pm. We can all sit together and some of our students will be performing the National Anthem! Tickets are $10 . Follow the link to buy your tickets by June 3rd and use the password "bealpto" to get into the portal. Here is the flyer for more information. Come for fun at the ballgame and stay for the fireworks after the show!

Be sure to wear your favorite Beal gear to the game! T-shirts and more can be purchased through our Spirit Shop.

Beal Spirit Wear is here and ready for orders!

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Our Beal Spirit Wear store is live! We are offering a variety of great products that you can purchase to show your Beal School Spirit! Be sure to check out the limited time mural edition, created using the Dot artwork of our students!

An order of 1 to 4 items has a $5.00 ship rate. 5 or more items ship for free.

Please note that each student will be receiving a varsity style Beal tshirt next month for our Healthy Habits Hop fundraiser, but there are a lot of other items available in our spirit wear shop.

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Beal Field Day 2022!!!

Field Day at Beal has been scheduled for Friday, June 10th for all grades! This year we have a beach theme to celebrate the coming of summer. We will be looking for parent/ caregiver volunteers to help run our stations.

if you are interested in volunteering, you will need to make sure your CORI is up-to-date. You can contact the main office at (508) 841-8860 to inquire about your CORI status. Also, if you do not have a CORI on file, the form is located on the blue button below. This can be brought in to school or to the School Department at Town Hall fro processing. You will need a valid ID to complete this process.

More information about field day will be coming out soon.

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Updates from Beal Specialists

Students look forward to their art, media, physical education, and music classes each week. You can keep up with their learning in the specials each month by clicking on the links below. Specialists will be updating their slides every month.

Visual Arts classes: Mrs. Buono's Art News/ Mrs. Archambeault's Art News

Physical Education classes: Mr. Brunell and Ms. Pacheco's PE News

Music classes: Ms. Acconcio, Mrs. Falvo, and Mrs. Song's Music News

Media classes: Mrs. Morgan and Ms. Eagle's Media News

Food Services

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An important message from Food Services

Dear Elementary School Parents,

We want to notify and prepare you for two upcoming adjustments to occur during breakfast and lunch.

Starting on Monday May 9, 2022, All students will be required to enter their Student ID Number on the pin pads at the registers to obtain the free breakfast or lunch meal.

Their account will not be charged but in order to comply with state and federal meal reporting requirements we must obtain more specific data on meals served. Breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be free of charge for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must take the required meals components to get a free breakfast or a lunch. At breakfast students must take a grain, fruit or vegetable and a milk. At lunch students must take 3 out of the 5 meal components( grain, protein, fruit, vegetable and milk) and 1 component must be a fruit or vegetable.

Additionally Students may purchase limited a-la-carte items. Students will need money on their Meal Magic account or cash to purchase a la carte items. Parents can send a check to the Food Service Office C/O the High School 64 Holden Street Shrewsbury,Ma.01545 indicating the child’s name, where funds should be deposited or parents can access their child’s Powerschool account and use the online payment plan: School Pay to add funds to their child’s account.

A-la carte items will include milk, juice, water and slices of pizza. Second lunch meals will also be available for sale [and are not free].

We will practice entering Student ID Numbers with staff support until students are comfortable doing so themselves.

Thank you,

Shrewsbury Food Service Department

Snack during the school day

Please send your students in with a water bottle and snack each day. Students will break for a snack in the morning or afternoon depending on their lunch schedule. Please note that the school does not offer a snack program.

Lunch Menu for the week of May 9th

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Amazon wish list for Beal garden equipment

Beal is in need of a small amount of garnering equipment to help us with our spring planting. If you are interested in purchasing, you can find the Amazon wish list here:

School Social Media- Please follow us!

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Follow Beal School on Facebook!!!

Beal School has out new Facebook page up and running with information about the upcoming school year. If Facebook is you choice for viewing your media, this might be the place for you:

Beal School Facebook page

Our wonderful PTO also has a Feacbook page geared towards supporting families and community. Please find their information here:

Beal school PTO Facebook page

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Shrewsbury Public Schools Calendar 2021-2022

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Frequently used telephone numbers

Main office and child-safe hotline- (508) 841-8860

Beal School nurse- (508) 841-8870

Beal Extended Day- (508) 841-8861

Transportation questions- (508) 841-8363