Bethel Springs Elementary School

November 25, 2019

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

Important Updates From Our Home and School Association

SAVE THE DATE: With Parent/Teacher conferences (Nov 25-27) and Thanksgiving Break (Nov 28-29) this week, not much new to report for all things HSA, but heads up that several cool things are on the way in the next coming weeks:

  • Friday, December 6th - Pretzel Sale/Hearts to Home Fundraiser: It’s 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. Look for more information coming soon!

  • Monday, December 9th (11:30am-10:00pm) - Dining for Dollars at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza: 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!

  • Thursday, December 19th (11am-9pm) - Dining for Dollars at Sweet Frog: 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!

WELCOME TO VENMO: The BSES HSA is doing what all the cool kids are doing these days; we have a Venmo account! We will definitely let you know when @BSES-HSA is an available payment method in the future, but for now we’re just patting ourselves on the back for joining the 21st century. ;)

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. If you are heading in for a Parent/Teacher conference, this would be a great time to stop in to pick up your order. Thank you again for your support!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR CORNER: As the Book Fair officially wraps up, check out this special section of the HSA eAlert to stay up to date on all things Arctic Adventure!

EWALLET CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Wow, Bethel Springs, we had just shy of 200 students register for eWallet! Doing so helped make time spent on line waiting to check out with books at the Book Fair move more smoothly, and so the Book Fair Committee thanks everybody who participated! Our special "Cookies and Cocoa Pajama Storytime" prize with the principals will take place on Friday, December 6th for the following classes which had the highest percentage of registration in each grade:

  • 1st Grade: Mrs. Silicato - 75%

  • 2nd Grade: Mr. Behl - 60%

  • 3rd Grade: Mrs. Shaffer - 67%

  • 4th Grade: Mrs. Cashell - 60%

  • 5th Grade: Mrs. Henderson - 38%

BOOK FAIR LAST CALL: Missed picking up a favorite read at the Book Fair? You can order online via our BSES Scholastic Book Fair shopping page which can be accessed right HERE! All orders will be shipped home. More info about online ordering can be found HERE.


  • Dog Man: Fetch-22 will need to be pre-ordered as it goes on sale December 10.

  • Pre-order forms were sent home, but can be accessed HERE. (Books will be delivered to the school at no charge to you and then sent home with your child.)

  • All pre-orders must be received by December 5.

  • Send in your pre-order form with a check made out to BSES HSA and place it in an envelope labeled “Book Fair: Dog Man Pre-Order.”

  • Questions? Contact Tara Czerwinski.


Scholastic Book Fair: Our Arctic Adventure Scholastic Book Fair was another huge success this year, and much of that was due to all of the amazing parent volunteers who helped out in various ways. We thank the entire Book Fair Committee for volunteering their time to distribute flyers, to set up & break down the fair as well to assist students during class visits and extended hours. Thank you to Sofia Bentioulis, Cindy Burgy (special thanks for overseeing Teacher Preview treats), Melinda Chiu, Sarah Connelly, Bridget Dively (huge thanks for handling all Book Fair decor & creating our Sign Up Genius!), Hillary Weinbrecht, and Dawn Wyzen (big thank you for organizing our Sip & Shop).

Thank you to Co-Lead Linda Quinney and Lead Tara Czerwinski for their vision and management of all things big & small throughout the course of this event. Thank you to the entire HSA Board for assisting during Book Fair hours including Book Fair Liaison Karen Centrella (huge thank you for her continued support and assistance), Carrie Douglas, Julie Sharp, Karen Sholders, and Stephanie DerOhannessian (special thanks for engaging social media coverage!). And thank you to all of the following parents who volunteered their time during class visits: Lora Barber, Kara Bianco, Michelle Daciw, Kristen Donovan, Liz Gobs, Staci Ioannou, Kayla Labowski, Sandy Markowitz, Michelle Metz, Krista Rachubinski, Marian Shahadi, and last but not least, Mary Beth Ward!

Spiritwear Sale at the Book Fair: Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered to help out with our Spiritwear Sale at the Book Fair! Thank you to Derek Lloyd (Committee Lead) for distributing the orders from our special online sale prior to the Book Fair, and a huge shout-out to Heather Benson and Melinda Chiu for all their hard work setting up the sale in the lobby. Thank you to Joyce Bufano for manning the sales during the early hours and to Deana Sigston, Beth Varhus, Melinda Chiu, and Stephanie DerOhannessian for continuing the sales, inventorying the Spiritwear, and breaking everything down. Special shout-out to Ava and Leah Sharp and Lane and Quinn DerOhannessian for their help returning the tables to the cafeteria :)

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser: Our inaugural Charleston Wrap fundraiser was very successful thanks to the efforts of Dawn Wyzen (Committee Lead), Julie Sharp (HSA Liaison), Joyce Bufano, Karen Siegel, Heather Bilson, and Stephanie DerOhannessian. Thank you, volunteers!

Board and Brush Fundraiser: A huge shout-out to Carrie Douglas (HSA Liaison) and Karen Sholders (Committee Lead) for organizing another fun evening that helped support the HSA! Thank you so much to everyone who came out!

Nature Trail: Thank you to the Ming Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!


Monday-Wednesday, November 25-27

No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday-Friday, November 28-29

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 6

Pretzel Friday/Hearts to Home Fundraiser

Monday, December 9 (11:30am-10pm)

Dining for Dollars at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Thursday, December 19 (11am-9pm)

Dining for Dollars at Sweet Frog

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

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GVHS Interact Club Is Hosting a Parents’ Night Out For GVSD Elementary School Students at GVES to Support Minithon!

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Proceeds from this activity benefit GVHS Minithon, an event supporting care and research for childhood cancers.

Parent Portal

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School Calendar

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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 ( and go to "Our School" and to the "Announcements" drop-down. Click on the particular weekly announcements you wish to view. Thanks!

Parent Workshop on December 3rd at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit

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