Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the week- Mrs. Biadasz's kindergarten students leading us in morning announcements

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Over the course of the school year, all Beal students will have an opportunity in leading the school in our morning announcements. This includes even our kindergarteners, who have done an excellent job preparing their scripts to begin our day as a community. This is an exciting way to work on public speaking skills at an early age. We can only imagine how great they are going to be with all of this practice!

April 16, 2022

Dear Beal Families,


Happy April Vacation! A quick message this weekend with some timely information about the next few weeks. Enjoy a much deserved break and we will see you all again next Monday, April 25th!


Have a wonderful Easter for those who celebrate!


Sending continued peace to our Muslim community as you move through the Ramadan season.


Sincerely,

Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

Important dates through the remainder of the school year

Sunday, April 17th- Easter

Monday, April 18th- Friday, April 22nd- No School- Patriots Day and April Vacation

Beginning of May depending on the moon sighting- Eid al-Fitr

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)

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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: https://a.co/fgSaC1l

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*This form is optional*


You're invited to complete the form below to provide us with information that may be helpful as we work to make a successful placement for your child for the upcoming school year. Class placement is a thorough process that accounts for multiple factors to create positive learning environments for all students as they transition to their next grade level. Please understand that teacher requests or requests to be placed with friends will not be considered due to the complexity of this placement process.


Parents of current 4th grade students attending Sherwood Middle School in the fall should not complete this form. Please refer to the class placement information from Sherwood Principal, Jonathan Kelly, below.


Please complete this form by Friday, April 15, 2022. Form responses will no longer be accepted after this date.


2022-2023 Beal Parent Class Placement form


Sincerely,

Chris Girardi- Principal, Beal School

Shelley Hoey- Assistant Principal, Beal School

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A message for Grade 4 families attending Sherwood in the fall

Hello Grade 4 Families,


We are excited to be welcoming you and your child to Sherwood in the fall! Please watch this video to listen to a welcome message from Sherwood Principal, Jon Kelly.


Please open this link for more information about the placement process for next school year at Sherwood Middle School. Parents/guardians have the opportunity to share information about your child that you feel may be beneficial for us to understand when we are considering their class and teacher assignments for next year. The deadline to submit information about your child is Monday, May 16th.


Additionally, we look forward to meeting you and your child at our Open House for Incoming 5th Graders on Monday May 23rd (see times below).

  • Floral, Spring, and Coolidge families: 5:00-6:00pm

  • Beal and Paton families: 6:30-7:30pm

Student-led tours will be available accompanied by a short overview of our program and a question and answer time in our gymnasium.


Sincerely,


Jonathan Kelly, Principal

Heather Gablaski, Assistant Principal for Incoming Grade 5

Karen Gutekanst, Assistant Principal for Incoming Grade 6

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


New kindergarten student registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. If you plan to enroll your child in kindergarten for next year please complete the online student registration process by April 1st.


You can access the registration link here: https://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/studentreg


Also...


Kindergarten Screening

Families moving on to kindergarten next year will soon be receiving information to attend Kindergarten Screening on May 5th or May 6th. Kindergarten screening a is brief assessment, usually 20 minutes in length, where a kindergarten teacher will work with your child to learn about their academic, social, and emotional skills. Kindergarten screening is not a readiness test, but rather a tool that assists the school with an appropriate placement for your child and, in some instances, can begin to identify areas of concern.


Please be on the lookout for Kindergarten Screening information from your child’s elementary school. This information will contain more details about Kindergarten Screening, an appointment time, and contact information if you have further questions.

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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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The PTO is excited about the many activities that are being organized for students this spring! Please note the following fun school events on your calendars:


Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6th. We will be appreciating Beal staff in various ways throughout the week. On May 6th we will provide them with a Salad Bar Luncheon. If you would like to provide lunch for a staff member, please donate $10 to www.paypal.me/bealPTO. There will also be opportunities to send in non-perishable lunch food for staff, as well as appreciation messages from your students.


Scholastic Book Fair: May 9-17th. Students will have a chance to enjoy browsing the book fair during the week and will be able to purchase books at school or during a Family Book Fair Night on Saturday, May 14th.


Movie Night: May 14th. We are excited to announce this fun community building event! We will host a matinee and evening showing. This will coincide our Family Book Fair Night!


Worcester Bravehearts: June 10th at 6:30pm. Join other Beal families at a local baseball game! More info to follow.


This is a busy time and all help would be appreciated to run these activities. If you have some time to volunteer, please sign up to lend a hand: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CA8A729A4FE3-20221 . Please note that a valid CORI background check is required to volunteer in the school. Thank you for your support!

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STEM Beginnings- Spring Session is now open for enrollment

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Current Openings in the Extended Day Program

The Extended School Care program has immediate openings in the before and after school programs for students attending Beal, Coolidge, Floral, Paton, Spring and Sherwood.


Extended day offers a structured enrichment program led by experienced, professional staff. Students can choose from a variety of planned activities each day including art, gym games, dramatic play, outdoor play, and many special projects and clubs. Students in grades 1-6 also have a period of quiet homework time. A snack and drink are provided each day. The program is located in each of the school cafeterias and students go directly to the program at school dismissal. There is no transportation for the Extended Day. Parents must pick up their child no later than 6:00PM. The before school programs at the elementary schools open at 7:00AM and parents may drop off anytime between 7:00-8:15. Our staff will ensure students get to class at the start of the school day.


Students enrolled during the current school year are guaranteed a spot in next year’s program.


Additional information, including tuition rates, can be found on our website.

https://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/extendedlearning/extended-school-care


Please contact Karen Isaacson, Director of Extended Learning, if you are interested in enrolling your child for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. kisaacson@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us

Grades 3-4 Math MCAS dates

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

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!


http://bealschool.ussportsandapparel.com/


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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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: Mr. Morgera and Ms. Eagle's Media News

Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off

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Food Services

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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 April 25th

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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