Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the week- Beal Dance-A-Thon in full effect!!!

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This week ended our Booster fundraiser event with our Dance-A--Thon; kindergarten shown above. Our students had so much fun dancing the day away and getting in some good exercise as part of our Healthy Choices Challenge during the month of March.


The Healthy Habits Challenge for the month of March and Booster fundraiser will continue through next Friday, April 1st. There is still time to get your pledges in.

March 27, 2022

Dear Beal Families,


Happy Sunday as we close out the month of March! This stretch between February Vacation and April Vacation is an exciting one with a string consecutive 5 day weeks that allows students time and routines to really show their spring growth. We will continue to work our way outdoors as the weather gets nicer, so please get those spring layers ready for your children to be comfortable in and out of the building.


Sincerely,

Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

Important dates through the winter

Saturday, April 2nd- Ramadan begins

Monday, April 4th- Trimester 2 report cards

Tuesday, April 5th- Early Release Day for staff professional development

Sunday, April 17th- Easter

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

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Thank you to the Beal School community for all of your support with the Healthy Habits Hop!!!! The students had so much fun participating in game boards, raffle, health and character videos, fundraising, prizes and of course - the HOP! Donations can be made at www.mybooster.com until April 1st!

Thank you to our volunteers!

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As we wrap up our Healthy Habits Challenge, we want to send a huge thank you to our wonderful PTO and volunteers that worked so hard to make this event so special for our students. Thank you to Michelle, Anna, Joanna, Jen P, Laura, Kate, Sue, Deepali, Jen W, Jen L, Sara, Emily, Kerry, Rachel, Karla, Sara, Kathy, Karen, Raj, and all who supported our fundraising efforts to enrich our student learning opportunities moving into the spring and next year!
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The Worcester Railers Hockey Club is offering discounted tickets to SPS students for a Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday April 9th at 7:05. Tickets are $15 and 1 complimentary ticket can be claimed with each purchase. This is a good opportunity for your students to wear their new t-shirt and say hi again to Trax! www.railershc.com/shrewsbury

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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

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 MCAS dates

Our Grade 3 and 4 MCAS dates are coming soon. The dates for our administration days are:


Grade 3

ELA- April 7th and April 8th

Math- May 12th and May 13th


Grade 4

ELA- April 4th and April 6th

Math- May 10th and May 11th

Information from the Beal PTO

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

English Learners Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) Meeting

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Our English Learners Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) is a group for the families of students are English Learners. We meet regularly to increase communication between families and schools, and to talk about ways to support families. Our next meeting will be March 30th, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, on Zoom. Please mark your calendars! We will share the Zoom link closer to the date. For more information or if you have questions, please write to Kaori at shrewsburyelpac@gmail.com.

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 March 28th

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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