The Bengal Beat
Don't Miss a Beat (9/18/2020)
Good afternoon Beaumont Families:
Thank you so much for all of the donations for our families that were affected by the apartment fire. I am grateful to be part of such a giving and supportive community.
The State of Michigan requires that elementary students, grades kindergarten through third grade, must be tested in reading within the first 30 days of school. Therefore, the elementary schedule will be modified starting Monday. Regular class meetings will be held in the morning, and NWEA testing will be in the afternoon.
Google Week Meeting times for the entire week (9-21 thru 9-25) for BOTH VIRTUAL AND REMOTE STUDENTS:
9:00 - 9:30 JK & Kindergarten
9:30 - 10:00 1st Grade
10:00 - 10:30 2nd Grade
10:30 - 11:00 3rd Grade
11:00 - 11:30 4th Grade
11:30 - 12:00 5th Grade
Your Assigned NWEA Testing Date and Time:
Monday, September 21 1:00pm: 3rd Grade
Tuesday, September 22 1:00pm: 2nd Grade
Wednesday, September 23 1:00pm: 1st Grade
Thursday, September 24 1:00pm: Kindergarten (A-L)
Friday, September 25 1:00pm: Kindergarten (M-Z)
You can also find the NWEA testing schedule attached. Details about NWEA testing, including login information and instructions, will be coming from your teachers this week.
Click the Parent NWEA Help document to help you prepare for the upcoming NWEA Assessment.
Over the next week, we will be sharing information regarding elementary laptop distribution, WVA elementary workbooks, and testing for 4th and 5th grade students. As always, we thank you for your support and understanding.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the office.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
Beaumont Elementary Principal
Learning Pod Information
Beaumont Learning Pod InformationIf you received an invitation to participate in the learning pods, you will receive a specific letter with your days/times from Ms. O'Rourke. Please do not hesitate to call the front office if you have any additional questions.
If you signed up for transportation, you will be contacted by transportation on Friday with pick up and drop off times.
If you are planning to drive your student, you will pull up to the Bus Loop, stay in your car and we will walk out to greet your student. This will be the same procedure for pick up.
You will receive an invitation to our health and wellness management system, Clear to Go. Each morning your student will be attending our Learning Pod, you will need to complete the 2 question screener.
If your student will be absent for any reason, please contact the school office at 248-682-6822
What to bring
If your student has a district provided device, please have them bring it each day
Students should also bring their packets.
Water if you like
Masks must be worn by all students and staff for the entire time while riding the bus and while in the building.
Our Learning Pods will follow the safety guidelines set forth by the Return to Learn Roadmap. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
If you have any questions about Learning Pods, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are looking forward to learning together!
Elementary Laptop Pick Up
Lend-A-Laptop Distribution Process The Chromebooks for our Kindergarten through 5th grade students are scheduled to arrive Friday morning… tomorrow! This includes Junior Kindergarten as well. If you had a confirmed device request in by 9/11/2020, they will be available for pickup on the days and times below. Please ensure that this device is taken care of, as it will be returned to the District at some point in the near future. You will be required to sign a device checkout contract upon pickup. If at any time this device is no longer needed, please contact email@example.com so that we can get it into the hands of someone who does.
Below, you will find the process for distributing the devices:
Who/When: If the last name of your Kindergarten through 5th grade child starts with or is between:
L-Z Friday 9/18/2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
A-K Saturday 9/19/2020 from 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Makeup Day Monday 9/21/2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Makeup Day Tuesday 9/22/2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Covert Center (1150 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328) Across from Mott High School
How: Drive through style
When you enter the Covert parking lot, turn left and follow the building around to the back. Have your student’s first and last name ready for the person that greets you, and they will bring the laptop, device checkout contract and instructions to your car.
Through the electronic registration last spring and summer, you all indicated that your students would follow the District’s Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Although students are accessing the internet at home, this policy still applies to these devices. We ask that you monitor the sites they are accessing in order to ensure they are used appropriately.
If you run into issues or cannot make it on the scheduled days or times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
We hope that you and your family are staying safe.
Director of Instructional Services, Technology & Data
Waterford School District
Waterford Virtual Academy Families:
Welcome New Staff at Beaumont
Kris Hamzey- Therapeutic Classroom Teacher (long-term sub)
Mary Krezel- Resource Room Teacher
Bridgette Louwers- Resource Room Teacher
Kaitlyn McNairnie- Speech and Language
Joann Orourke- Reading Interventionist
Misty Burns- Office Manager
Ann Marie Nickel- 2nd Grade WVA Teacher
New PTO Board
PTO board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of every month. More information and links will be provided on the Beaumont PTO Facebook page and through our newsletter when possible.
Here is your new Beaumont PTO Board:
We will post about upcoming meetings soon. Please let us know if you are interested in helping or have any questions or ideas. Is your student part of the WVA? You are still a part of Beaumont and can participate in any and all PTO activities.
Social Work Services
Welcome back to the 2020-2021 School Year!
As the school social worker, I am here to offer you support during this time of remote and virtual learning. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via my email BellJ01@wsdmi.org. You can also let your student's teacher know, and they can pass along your concerns to me. Right now we are all struggling to adapt and cope with our "New Normal". Remind yourself that it is OKAY to feel the feelings you are having now. Try and take some time for your family this weekend, if you are able, to get some fresh air and a break from the screen! Wishing you the best and please know that your Beaumont Family is here.
School Social Worker
Hello from the Behavior Team! Beaumont will be provided two Behavior Support Specialists, Alison Upleger and Torrie Robinson from the Behavior Department to assist students with attendance, motivation, setting up a successful learning environment, resources for students, staff, and parents, etc. Please feel free to contact these specialists if you or your student is struggling with their learning, the Behavior Department will always be available as a resource for you and your family. To reach the specialists by phone, please call Beaumont’s front office at (248) 682-6822 and they will direct you.
We look forward to working with you!
Alison Upleger- UplegA01@wsdmi.org
Torrie Robinson- RobinT02@wsdmi.org
Important Info from Previous Newsletter:
Our staff is so happy to see so many students attending the Google meets daily. Here are some suggestions to help ensure the meets run smoothly:
1. Take care of needs (bathroom, snack, materials ready) prior to the meet
2. Provide a quiet space free from distractions (pets, siblings, TV off, phone off)
3. If you have more than one child on a meet, try not to have them in close proximity (headphones are helpful in this situation)
4. Only use the chat box when the teacher gives the okay to do so