Bethel Springs Elementary School

December 2, 2019

Important Updates From Our Home and School Association

GIVING FRIDAY-Pretzel Sale/Hearts to Home Fundraiser: This Friday, December 6th is not your mother’s typical Pretzel Friday Sale! In addition to purchasing a pretzel for snack for $1, you can make a donation that will go directly to the Hearts to Home organization which supports local families in need.


Pretzels will be available for purchase this week and will be delivered to the classrooms for snack on Friday, December 6th. Please note that NO FORMS/ENVELOPES are needed. If your child would like to purchase a pretzel, please send them to school with $1 per pretzel, cash only and not in an envelope. The same is true for any donations you would like to make to Hearts to Home. The teachers will collect the cash and track the donations and which students are ordering pretzels. All money is due by Friday, December 6th.


SAVE THE DATE FOR DINING FOR DOLLARS: As everything gets a little crazier as the holidays approach, take advantage of these upcoming Dining for Dollars options that help you feed the kids AND support the HSA. Sounds like a fab BOGO deal to us!!

  • Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Monday, December 9th: Visit Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Wilmington, DE between 11:30am-10:00pm, and mention Bethel Springs while checking out to help the HSA earn 20% of the day’s profits!

  • Sweet Frog on Thursday, December 19th (11am-9pm): Visit Sweet Frog in Glen Mills before or after the 4th/5th Grade Chorus Concert, and mention Bethel Springs while checking out to help the HSA earn 20% of the day’s profits!


CHARLESTON WRAP FUNDRAISER: If you did not pick up your order during the Book Fair, please head to the BSES Office where the remaining orders are currently stored. Thank you again for your support!


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:

Nature Trail: Thank you to the Moran Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week! (And don’t forget that there are still some Keeper of the Trail volunteer slots available in January/February; check out the Sign-Up Genius HERE to see what’s available and to sign up.)


For the most up to date information, check out the BSES HSA Website!

Follow us on social media:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bseshsa/

Instagram - @bethel_springs_hsa

Twitter - @bseshsa1

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Please make sure students are dressed for the weather!

The cold temperatures are here for a while to come! Please make sure that children dress warmly--winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves. When weather permits, we like to make sure that students can get outside for recess. Please know that students who are not dressed for the weather will not be permitted to go outside for recess. A half hour is a long time to be outside in the cold when not warmly dressed! Thank you for your help!

School Picture Re-take Day--Tuesday, December 3rd!

Progress Reports

First Trimester Progress Reports will be emailed on Friday, December 13th. Please click below for more information:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/19TjxEQG1ZT3zOPp39KeGLptNfibxmRug-byLvQ8Gwfo/edit?usp=sharing
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Winter Concert Season

Our music department is proud to present our winter concert series. All concerts will be held at Garnet Valley High School and will begin at 7:00 PM.


December 4th: Grade 5 Band Concert

December 10th: Grade 5 Orchestra Concert

December 12th: Grade 3 Chorus Concert

December 19th: Grade 4 and 5 Chorus Concert

January 8th: Grade 4 Band Concert

January 9th: Grade 4 Orchestra Concert

Friday, December 20th is Pajama Day!

Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas on Friday, December 20th, the last day of school before winter vacation.

Winter Break Begins at the end of the school day on Friday, December 20th. Students return to school on Thursday, January 2nd.

Hearts to Home

Hearts to Home is a charitable effort that has been in existence for many years in Garnet Valley. Its purpose is to assist folks in need in our community. Please see more information in the letter below from our guidance counselor Mrs. Boldin.


November 20, 2019


Dear Bethel Springs Families,


The Holiday Season is rapidly approaching! We are asking for your help in supporting “Hearts to Home.” This organization makes the season brighter by providing gift cards to families with financial needs in our Garnet Valley School District. All funding comes from our staff and our families.


We are very fortunate and grateful to have Hearts to Home in our community! Would you consider making a donation to Hearts to Home? We would like to collect monetary donations, checks, and gift cards (Acme, Wegmans, Target, Wawa) to help provide our families with gifts to buy food, clothing, school supplies, and toys. These confidential donations will be a great help to some of our families during the Holiday season. Please send donations in an envelope addressed to “Guidance Department” for Hearts to Home by Monday, December 16, 2019. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are always greatly appreciated during this Holiday Season. Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,



Stephanie Boldin

School Counselor

Bethel Springs Elementary School

(610) 579-3009

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December Fitness Challenge

Click link below for December Fitness Challenge document:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tIHyTcUjFT695vVF0kDelZ-A8n-03k9v/view?usp=sharing

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Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 553 for keeping our main entrance looking good!

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on our district website provides important information to help parents.navigate the GV school experience. Below is the link to the parent portal:

https://www.garnetvalleytechnology.com/parent-portal

School Calendar

The Bethel Springs calendar of events can be accessed on our school website. Click the link below to view:

https://bses.garnetvalleyschools.com/calendar

Garnet Valley School District Blog

Welcome to the Garnet Valley School District Blog! Here we will feature news, alerts, and events from our district and its community.


Click the link below:

https://www.garnetvalleyschools.com/blog/One.aspx?portalId=23561362
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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!

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Bethel Springs Elementary School

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