Bethel Springs Elementary School

September 24, 2018

Congratulations to the Winners of Our Summer Reading Raffle!

1st Prize (Gift Basket containing $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card, $25 Target Gift Card, $25 Regal Theater Gift Card and assorted games and toys): Violet Brooks


2nd Prize ($25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card): Joe Cavanaugh, Maeve Moran


3rd Prize ($15.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card): Matthew Okoniewski, Kendal Kane, Vansh Madabhushi

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Nature Trail Committee Meeting

The BSES Nature Trail Committee will meet on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 PM in the BSES Library. We gladly welcome anyone interested in being a part of the effort to help BSES students, staff, and families learn about nature and the environment.
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Grandfriends' Day Visits Scheduled for October!

Our annual tradition of Grandfriends' Days will occur on the following dates:

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM


This is an occasion for a special adult in a student's life--grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent, family friend, etc.--to visit and share in a special activity. This is a day that our staff and students look forward to each year!


(Please note that the Grandfriends' Day schedule in the printed calendar distributed by the school district is incorrect. The correct schedule is shown above.)

Drop-off and Pick-up at the Gym

Parents,

In order to maintain the flow of the line at drop-off and pick-up, please do not get out of your vehicle. Please allow your child to exit/enter the car independently. This will make the process more efficient and help everyone with their busy schedules. Thank you for your help!


Mr. Piasecki and Mrs. Allen

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Parent Education Opportunity: Screenagers

Dear Parents,

Through the generous sponsorship of the Garnet Valley School District Education Foundation, the district in partnership with the GV-CTC is hosting a free screening of the movie SCREENAGERS. The free event will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7PM in the GVMS Auditorium. Although the event is free, please click here to register.. After the screening, we will also host breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • Parenting for Cyber Safety and Netiquette

  • Social Media Q&A, Student Voices

  • Branding Digital Portfolio

  • Parenting Tips for Cell Phone Use

  • GV-CTC PAYS Presentation: What Does the Data Tell Us

We hope that you will plan to attend. Below is a flyer for the event as well as a quick synopsis of the movie.

SCREENAGERS Synopsis: Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

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School Picture Day: Friday, 10/12

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.

New Attendance App

New Absence Reporting System
Launched at the end of the last school year, the new School Messenger (Safe Arrival) Absence Reporting System makes it easy for parents/guardians to report their child's absence, reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance and will allow our staff to respond to unexplained student absences more efficiently. Please click here for directions on how to use your phone, app, or computer to report an absence.
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Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

Homeroom Parent/Classroom Photographer Volunteers: Thank you to everyone who volunteered to be a HRP/Class Photographer! We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful volunteers here at BSES! Everyone who was chosen for HRP/Class Photographer has been notified via email. We tried to accommodate as many of the volunteers as possible. If you are still interested in helping out at school we have openings on many of our committees throughout the year. Please email bseshsa@gmail.com for more information!


Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser: Be on the lookout for Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer fundraising packets that were sent home at the end of last week. In one of our most popular fundraisers, you can help our school while purchasing the candles, cookies, wrapping paper, popcorn, gifts, and more that you would have bought even it was it wasn’t a fundraiser! Use the online options to share the sale with friends and family and to take advantage of direct shipping to your home. For traditional ordering, send the order sheets and payment into school by Tuesday, October 9th and pick up your orders on Wednesday, November 14th. Please contact Dawn Wyzen with any questions: dawnw109@verizon.net.


KidStuff Coupon Books: Don’t forget to place your order for your Kidstuff Coupon Book! You don’t want to miss out on all the savings - the book literally pays for itself after a visit to Acme or Dick’s. And **$12.50 from each book purchased goes directly to the library renovation!** The sale ends September 30th, so get your orders in before you miss it. To order the books electronically, go to: http://mykscb.com/myschool and enter code BET430585.

Please contact Lora Barber with any questions about the books: barberlora@yahoo.com


BSES HSA Donation Drive: The Bethel Springs Home & School Association's Donation Drive is now in full swing. Checks written out to BSES HSA can be submitted to school in the envelope sent home with students this week. You can also contribute via MySchoolBucks. Your donations will directly benefit the HSA’s goals for this year including the major library renovation, so please consider contributing.


Box Tops for Education:. It's time to help support BSES by once again cutting Box Tops and sending them into school! Just look for the Box Top labels on your favorite family products, cut out the box top labels, and send them in with your child. Forms will be coming home this week. Forms are due by Friday, October 26th. Our new prize incentive for this collection is a special “Story Snack.” The class who collects the most box tops will win a special treat at snack time with a story from Mr. Piasecki or Mrs. Allen! If you need an extra form, please see the attached link: Box Top Form- Fall 2018


Upcoming Dates:

  • September 21 Cookie & Candle Sale Starts

  • September 28 Homeroom Parent/Classroom Photographer Meeting

  • September 30 Coupon Book Fundraiser Ends


For the most up to date information check the HSA Website: BSES HSA


Follow us on social media-

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

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)!

This Week's Fact About Greece:

Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia. It borders Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Mediterranean Sea.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFuF7lGWjvQ

V.E.F.L.S. (Voluntary Elementary Foreign Language Study) Registration Information

Is your child interested in foreign language study?


Click below for information regarding the VEFLS program held at Bethel Springs:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U52U_IUQvd3_P87C6sG73ihRZaNal7Qu6OzNm48AVpg/edit?usp=sharing

Girl Scouts Membership Rally This Tuesday 9/25!

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Important Dates Coming Up!

October 8 Teacher In-service No school for students

October 12 Fall Picture Day

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

Check Us Out on Twitter!

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