Establishing Roots at Beal School
A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey
Picture of the week- Mrs. Berthiaume's Grade 3 class feeling they did their very best during ELA MCAS this week!
April 10, 2022
Dear Beal Families,
Happy Sunday as we prepare for the last week before April Vacation. Last week, our Grade 3 and Grade 4 students completed their ELA MCAS. They worked so hard and we are proud of them all!
On Wednesday, April 6th we celebrated National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day with some treats and thank you's to such an important group of SPS employees. Our paraprofessionals are integral to the learning of our students and operations of our building and we are so thankful to have such a dedicated and talented group at Beal.
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)
Trimester 2 Report Cards
Trimester 2 Report Cards!
Trimester 2 Report Cards were made available last Monday, April 4th. Please scan the link below to read the letter with directions on how to access your child’s report card.
*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.
Chris Girardi- Principal, Beal School
Shelley Hoey- Assistant Principal, Beal School
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.
Jonathan Kelly, Principal
Heather Gablaski, Assistant Principal for Incoming Grade 5
Karen Gutekanst, Assistant Principal for Incoming Grade 6
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
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.
Beal Field Day 2022!!!
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.
STEM Beginnings- Spring Session is now open for enrollment
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades 3-4 Math MCAS dates
Math- May 12th and May 13th
Math- May 10th and May 11th
Beal Spirit Wear is here and ready for orders!
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.
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
Snack during the school day
Lunch Menu for the week of April 11th
School Social Media- Please follow us!
Follow Beal School on Facebook!!!
Our wonderful PTO also has a Feacbook page geared towards supporting families and community. Please find their information here:
Shrewsbury Public Schools Calendar 2021-2022
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