Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the Week- Fall Treats for Staff Professional Development Day

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Thank you to our wonderful PTO for providing these fall treats for staff during their Professional Development Day this past Tuesday!

October 10, 2021

Dear Beal Families,


Happy Columbus Day/ Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend and we hope you are having an enjoyable and restful three days. If you're running the marathon, then you may not get that rest, but we wish you good weather and the wind at your back!


Sincerely,

Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

School Picture Re-Take Day

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Thank you to all of our students for smiling for the camera this past Tuesday for our Picture Day. If your child was absent or if you prefer to have the picture taken again after you receive your proofs, there will be a picture retake on Tuesday, October 12th.
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Parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

We’re looking forward to meeting with parents and caregivers in person during parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 2nd. COVID protocols will be followed including masking, distancing when possible, sanitizing hands, and self-monitoring for any symptoms prior to coming to school.


For those parents/caregivers who are unable to meet in person, your child’s classroom teacher can set up a Zoom meeting to conference with you remotely. Please let your child’s teacher know that a Zoom meeting is needed and he/she will provide a Zoom link for you to join during your meeting time.


Unfortunately, teachers cannot simultaneously meet in person with one parent/caregiver and Zoom with the other as it would be challenging logistically while having collaborative conversations related to students’ strengths and identification of learning goals for this year. An option to accommodate a simultaneous in-person and remote conference would be for the in-person parent/caregiver to Zoom with the remote parent/caregiver. Parents/caregivers would need to set this up on their own devices prior to meeting times.


Childcare will be available on Tuesday, November 2nd from 8:00am until 3:00 PM in our cafeteria. Childcare will be provided for the duration of your conference only (typically 15-20 minutes). COVID protocols will be followed including masking, distancing when possible, sanitizing hands, and self-monitoring for any symptoms prior to coming to school. We will be assigning students and siblings to seats in the cafeteria so that we can contact trace if necessary.


Teachers will be reaching out soon if they have not already to set up a conference.

Emergency Contact Information in Powerschool Parent Portal

Updated emergency contact information is extremely important for the school to maintain healthy lines of communication with our families, especially when immediate parents are not available.


We ask that you check your emergency contact information in your Parent Portal and please update it or add contacts if you do not have them.

Save the Date - Public Sale of Old Beal School Furniture & Miscellaneous Equipment

On Saturday October 16th from 8am-2pm, we will offer for public sale many surplus furniture and equipment items that are now obsolete for our operations but may be something you need or want.

CASH ONLY SALES--ALL PRICES AS MARKED-- NO PRICE NEGOTIATING


Sample items include: elementary sized student chairs, desks, tables, filing cabinets, early reader books, plastic bins, and many other items...This is a rain or shine event and will be held in the gym of Old Beal School at 1 Maple Avenue.


****ALL ITEMS PURCHASED MUST BE REMOVED AT TIME PURCHASE

CHANGE----At Home COVID Testing Sample Collection and Registration Starts Tuesday, Oct. 12th

Starting Tuesday, October 12th, all students’ test kits MUST BE REGISTERED at home before collecting the samples. Saliva test tubes MUST BE REGISTERED at the test lab website using your cellphone, iPad, or other electronic device. The registration links the saliva sample to your child and EXPEDITE RESULTS NOTIFICATION TO THE DISTRICT.


The “at home saliva collection and sample registration instructions” can be found at: https://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/district/coronavirus-information

Please follow the step-by-step instructions. Please seal the sample, put it back in the plastic bag and have your student(s) bring it back to the school on Wednesday morning.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at covidtesting@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us


Thank you very much for your attention to this matter.

COVID Testing Team at Shrewsbury Public Schools

***Arrival and Dismissal Routines***

We have created this link for you to access all information related to Beal's arrival and dismissal routines.


Beal Arrival and Dismissal Routines

Information from the Beal PTO

Fall For Beal Direct Giving Campaign!

The Beal Parent Teacher Organization has been hard at work this year on our mission to build community, provide fun educational enrichment and social opportunities for our students, fund programs, and support our dedicated school staff.


To continue to provide the support our students and staff need, we need your help! Please make a tax-deductible donation today!


Donate online at www.PayPal.me/BealPTO or send a check written out to “Beal PTO” in your student’s backpack! Watch for a flyer coming home this week with more information!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Starting next week, from October 18-22, students will visit our Scholastic Book Fair for their class previews and to make a wishlist! Your students will bring home their wish list, a flyer, and info on how to order. If you would like got make a purchase, please return the wish list with payment no later than Tuesday October 26th. Ewallet is a convenient and cash free and hassle free way for your student to make purchases- visit our fair website to set up your ewallet today!


Families can order two ways-

1. Email us you order at bealschoolpto@gmail.com by end of day Monday October 25th and send in payment via ewallet (preferred!), cash (in an envelope or baggie labeled with student name & teacher), or check made out to Beal PTO with student name & teacher in the memo line. These orders will be processed and sent home with students after the fair closes. Don't forget to add 6.25% for tax!

2. Order from the online fair by October 31 and orders will ship to them from scholastic.


Our fair website is ​https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bealschool where yo​u can set up your ewallet or access the online store.

Recess Materials!

Our recess cart is feeling a little sad right now! Help us fill the recess cart with basketballs, tennis balls, soccer balls, and more! Shop our Amazon wishlist and your donations will be mailed directly to school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/1QIBT7SX6M11R

PTO Meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 PM

Our October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 PM. This meeting can be attended in person and through Zoom (link below.) We will be meeting with Boosterthon to discuss fundraising options for the year. Childcare will be available- outdoors if weather permits.


Beal PTO Meeting Zoom link:

https://shrewsburyps.zoom.us/j/86881923873?pwd=NjRBUDVjSVJWQnoyUlBqeFJOL0FzZz09


Meeting ID: 868 8192 3873

Passcode: 138245

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.

October School Lunch Menu- Week of October 11th-12th

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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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Important dates for your fall calendar

Monday, October 11th- No School- Columbus Day/ Indigenous Peoples' Day

Tuesday, November 2nd- Parent Conferences- No School for students

Thursday, November 11th- Veterans Day- No School

Wednesday, November 24th-Friday, November 26th- Thanksgiving Vacation