Bethel Springs Elementary School

December 3, 2018

We Wish a Happy Hanukkah to Our Families Celebrating This Holiday!

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Be Sure to Read BSES Home and School Association Announcements Included in This Week's Update!

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What Do Students Learn in Guidance Class?

For 2/3 of the school year all BSES students participate in a weekly 30 minute Guidance class taught by our guidance counselors. To round out their academic learning students are taught a variety of concepts and skills related to social and emotional learning as well as career education. Please click the links below to see the many pertinent and useful topics to which students are exposed throughout their elementary years:


1st Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KLuOedZdzQrJEf2sMSkANiTcJ01I-sE-h3bo0zKCDKE/edit?usp=sharing

2nd Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qNZnwhMBCEVX96SSUSoPK6m6cwpm9HiQlfnGQxnjrIE/edit?usp=sharing

3rd Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tk17SWW5MOeY0HjhN3r_WouMQoMKMlCvzdW1vRl_l1o/edit?usp=sharing

4th Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19JVALZdwIOoppZzFPiU1qEIu7uFniz2IK7mn2BnWNSQ/edit?usp=sharing

5th Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/135EKKGURlJn_VLp66-F8-xHo2eYgauExUu9nrHBX3dk/edit?usp=sharing

BSES HSA Boxtop Contest Winners Have Story Snack with Mr. Piasecki!

Mrs. Smith's class and Mrs. Ferguson's class collected the most boxtops in the HSA Boxtop Drive and were rewarded with soft pretzels for snack and a story read by Mr. Piasecki.
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Pull for the House!

The Helping Hands Club at Bethel Springs will be visiting Ronald McDonald House of Delaware on Monday, December 10th. We are collecting can tabs to donate during the visit. RMH takes the tabs and cashes them in for money to support their programming. If anyone has can tabs that they'd like to contribute, you or your child can drop them off at the BSES Office anytime between now and noon on Monday, 12/10. Please make sure they are in a baggie or container!

December Fitness Challenge

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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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Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

Details for Upcoming Events:

Color Me Mine Night - Bethel Springs HSA is SUPER EXCITED to present our first ever Color Me Mine Night at Bethel Springs on Friday, December 7th!! There will be two sessions (5:00-6:00pm and 6:15-7:15pm) in which kids (and adults!) can come in to school and get their inner artiste on. Snacks and water will be available for purchase. Click HERE for more details about the event. Although registration has closed for this event, there will be an extremely limited number of pieces available on a first come, first served basis.


And don’t forget that Spiritwear will also be available for purchase during the Color Me Mine event. You don’t need to paint to purchase Spiritwear, so if you’re looking for that special holiday gift but didn’t register the kids to paint, feel free to stop by between 4:45pm and 7:30pm for some (kid-free) shopping.


How the HSA is Helping to Make a Difference:

Bus Driver Appreciation - On November 27th, the HSAs from all of the GVSD schools (BSES, CES, GVES, GVHS, and GVMS) provided donuts and coffee to the district’s bus drivers as a thank-you for all they do and especially in light of the tough conditions they faced during the early dismissal on November 15th.


Library Furniture purchased with Scholastic Dollars - We were able to purchase new (toad) stools with the Scholastic Dollars we earned from last year's Spring Book Fair! These stools made a great addition to the Reading Nook at the Enchanted Forest Book Fair and now have a permanent home in the library. Coming soon are a youth couch and two youth rockers. (See pictures above.)



Volunteer Spotlight:

Picture Retakes - Thank you to Nancy Weins for making sure Picture Retakes went so smoothly last week!

Keeper of the Trail - Many thanks to the Wyzen Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!


Upcoming Dates:

December 7 Color Me Mine Night

December 7 Spiritwear Sale at Color Me Mine Night

December 10 Helping Hands Can Tab Collection Ends

December 21 Holiday 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: The Ancient Greeks created stories to understand their environment and the forces of nature and to account for the things that went on in their lives. These tales, known as myths, were spread around by travelers.

What were Myths about?

They were about gods who controlled the elements of nature. The myths told tales about powerful Olympian gods, sea gods, woodland gods, sky gods, underwater gods, half-gods, human heroes, courageous or romantic adventures, betrayals, battles, wanderings, and so on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71ywBHK6wQ

ARCHIVE OF FACTS ABOUT GREECE

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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.

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Bethel Township Parks and Recreation: Lunch With Santa

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Important Dates Coming Up!

December 3 Grade 5 Band Concert

December 10 Grade 3 Chorus Concert

December 14 First Trimester Progress Reports distributed

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

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