Bethel Springs Elementary School

Final Weekly Announcements for the School Year!

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Dismissal This Friday, June 14th Will Be at 12:00PM.

Progress Reports Will Be E-mailed to ParentsThrough Alma on June 14th.

Congratulations, 5th Graders! We Will Miss You!

It seems like only yesterday that we went to Concord to meet you in kindergarten! Whether you were in that group or joined us along the way, we are proud of you, we will miss you, and we wish you the best as you begin the next phase of your school journey!

Love to all!

Mr. Piasecki and Mrs. Allen

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5O Days of Summer Reading!

Summer is the perfect time for reading!

Please click the link below to the district webpage that details summer reading expectations for elementary school students in Garnet Valley (students entering grades 1-5 in September):

Turn in your "50 Days of Summer Reading" form and you will be entered into the drawing for the prize basket shown in the picture below. The basket contains:

  • A Kindle Fire 10 with headphones
  • a $50 Amazon gift card
  • Big Boggle
  • Chess and Checkers Travel Set
  • Kanoodle
  • Rubik's Cube

Good luck and happy reading!

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BSES School Supply Sale for Students Entering Grades 1-5--Sale Ends Friday 6/14!

GET YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES HERE! The Bethel Springs Elementary Home & School Association is pleased to offer a "Pre-Ordered School Supply Kit" program through SchoolKidz. These kits are available for incoming 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Orders MUST be placed online by Friday, June 14th. Details and ordering instructions can be found by clicking the link below:

Please contact Jeanie Houpt with questions.

Important Notice Regarding Medications

Parents, please pick up all medication by this Friday, June 14th. Medication not picked up will be discarded. Thank you.

Yearbooks Are Sold Out!

Sorry! All extra yearbooks were sold! If we are able to get additional copies we will let you know. Many thanks to our very hard-working yearbook committee, led by Stephanie DerOhanessian, for producing such a great yearbook!

BSES Nature Trail Committee Presentation "Animals with Bad Reputations" Was a Great Success!!

The Academy of Natural Sciences presented a live animal experience for BSES families on May 28th! We learned about the unique qualities and the benefits of some unpopular animals such as snakes, possums and vultures¡ The presentation was enjoyed by all! Thanks to Kirstie Roth for arranging this!
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Thank You for Supporting Our Art and Literature Fling!

On May 29th we held our annual Art and Literature Fling. Our students exhibited writing projects and art work related to Greece. We learned a lot about Greece and enjoyed some beautiful art!

We thank Ms.Esher, Mrs. Buck, and Mrs. Gamino for their work with all of our students to produce this exhibit! We give a special congratulations to Hannah Brinkman and her family who were the winners of our Greek Fact Quiz raffle!

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Many Thanks for a Successful Jaguar Color Dash!

We exceeded our fundraising goal of $12, 500 and we had a great day of fun! Thank you to Renata Brooks, Hema Kothari, all of our parent volunteers, and our generous families for making this event such a success! The funds will go a long way in helping to make our library an even more inviting place!

Service Awareness Walk

Our Service Awareness Walk was a success and the weather was beautiful! Students and staff walked for the causes they hold most dear. This was the culmination of a month of learning about the many ways to be of service to others. Our students were both inspiring and inspired!

A special thanks to Delco group for providing bottled water for our walkers/runners!

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Crazy Olympics--Some Zany Fun Following the Service Awareness Walk!

Staff and students joined Team Piasecki or Team Allen in a fun and friendly competition! Cheered on by the whole school, both teams had a great time! Team Allen prevailed again this year. There is always next year, Team Piasecki!
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BSES Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day

On June 11th, 4th grader Chase Craley (Principal for the Day) and 3rd grader Kate Duus (Assistant Principal for the Day) shadowed Mr. Piasecki and Mrs. Allen to assist them in their duties. They visited classrooms, attended meetings, supervised lunch and recess, and made morning and afternoon announcements. Chase and Katie won this opportunity in the Jaguar Color Dash Raffle! They both looked and acted their parts and had a great day!
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Final Mileage Club Results

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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!

School Calendar

The 2018-2019 calendar is linked on our website.

The link for the calendar "School Calendar" is in the drop-down menu under "Our School" on the Bethel Springs website.

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Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!


  • 5th Grade Promotion Assembly: The 5th Grade Promotion Assembly will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 1:30 PM in the BSES Gym. The 5th Grade Video will be screened during the assembly for your entertainment - bring tissues!! For more information about this event, check out the 5th Grade Events and Submission Page.

  • Time Capsule Submissions: If you have not already submitted your contributions to the “Class of 2026 Time Capsule,” please contact Stephanie DerOhannessian. If you do not have the form/prelabeled envelope for your 5th grader, please check out this REQUEST to write a letter to your child and a “Life as a 5th Grader” survey for your 5th grader to fill out. The letter and the survey can be sent into school in the prelabeled envelope or a new envelope labeled with your child’s name and “Class of 2026 Time Capsule.”

THE YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!! Yearbooks will be distributed to students who purchased them on Monday, June 10th. At that time, there will be an extremely limited number of yearbooks for purchase in the office on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to buy a yearbook, please send $20 in cash or check written out to BSES HSA into school starting on Monday, 6/10; ask your child to bring the payment to Ms. Sheehan in the office. If you have any questions, please contact

SLIDESHOWS AND VIDEOS COMING SOON!! Links to videos and slideshows of the 5th Grade Send-Off, 5th Grade Video, End of the Year Video, Grandfriends’ Day, Field Day, and the Color Dash will be posted on the BSES HSA Website once they are released. Check out BSES HSA on social media to stay up to date regarding when these are posted!

BSES HSA Volunteers: The BSES HSA is looking for a few good volunteers to help out with committees and events next year. Please check out this FORM to learn what volunteer opportunities are available and to sign up if interested. If you have any questions, please reach out to


HSA Volunteers: Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered their time and effort to any and all things HSA this year. From leading a committee to spraying color on kids to dragging out giant water jugs at Field Day and much more, the HSA would not be able to continue its efforts to improve the educational experience for our children without your help. Hope everyone had as much fun as we did this year and looking forward to next year already!!

2018-2019 Yearbook: Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the yearbook!! This year’s Grade Representatives brought a great deal of experience to the process and were truly the backbone of the yearbook; thank you to Tiffany Kuzmick (Grade 4), Karen Kunze (Grade 3), Jeanie Houpt (Grade 2), Debra Hay (Grade 1), and Stephanie DerOhannessian (Grade 5, Committee Lead) for doing such an excellent job.

Thank you as well to everyone who took pictures at classroom or extracurricular events including Heather Benson, the Grade Representatives, the Classroom Photographers, and the Homeroom Parents. Getting coverage was not always easy, and your flexibility was appreciated.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed content, helped with proofreading/editing, or helped with sales and distribution. This includes the following folks: Melissa Adam, Chris Bracalenti, Rebecca Brown, Jenna Burke, Lynn Cashell, Jodi Esher, Mary Kate Finney, Stephanie Heaney, Becky Konkle, Kasha Maxfield, Linda Levey, Ashley McCusker, Holly Salloga (5th Grade Video Committee Lead), Julie Sharp, Kristin Sheehan, and Jeffrey VonDerStuck. A special thank you is owed to the fifth grade teachers for always being so ready to help and hopefully not minding my blackmail too much - thank you, Mrs. Chalfant, Mrs. Henderson, Mr. McLaughlin, Mr. Quindlen (aka-the one who handed in his note first :)), and Mrs. Reid!

And last but not least, thank you so much to Mrs. Allen and Mr. Piasecki for all that you did to bring this yearbook to fruition. From updated rosters to pictures taken the hallway to providing so much content via the S’more and more, your contributions are always appreciated and really make every yearbook something special to be treasured.

Fifth Grade Send-Off Event: According to many of the attendees, the Fifth Grade Send-Off was the best pool party EVER! The event was made possible by Julie Sharp (BSES Committee Lead), Chrissy Staurdi, Sherie Higgins, Dawn Wyzen, Sheri Dawson, Brighid Moran, Janice Matier, Heather Bilson, Andrea Brady, Robyn Marano, Holly Salloga, Kris Acker, Noelle Lauer-Paregian, Melinda Grugan, Janine Baldino, Melissa Iannucci, Natalie McGhee, and Michellene Conte. Thank you all for volunteering!

Spiritwear Sale at the Art and Lit Fling: Thank you to Derek Lloyd (Committee Lead), Stephanie DerOhannessian, Deana Sigston, Melinda Chiu, Heather Benson, and Joyce Bufano for your help with another successful Spiritwear Sale to wrap up the year.

Pretzel Friday: Thank you so much to everyone who helped out with our final Pretzel Day of the school year including Jeanie Houpt, Tiffany Kuzmick, Regina Klauder, Melinda Chiu, and Stacey Robinson (Committee Lead.)

Nature Trail: Thank you to the Ricevuto and Kern Families for taking such great care of the Nature Trail last week and this week!

COLOR DASH CORNER: Thank you again for everyone’s support during the 3rd Annual Jaguar Color Dash! Our amazing student body and parent community worked hard to rally donations and we exceeded our $12,500 goal! During our five week fundraising period, the entire school benefited from several school-wide rewards, including Free Seat at Lunch Day and Mr. Guidetti Flash Mob Day! Mrs. Shaffer’s class was treated to a classroom-wide pizza party for being the top fundraising classroom in the entire school! All homeroom teachers have been in touch with their classroom-level fundraising winners about scheduling upcoming breakfast or lunch get-togethers! And finally, the Jaguar Color Dash Live Raffle Extravaganza drawing took place to select individual raffle prize winners! Congratulations to all of our raffle prize winning students!

  • Artist Bundle (Painting with a Twist and Board & Brush): Aidan Simpkiss

  • Philadelphia 76ers Ultimate Fan Swag Bag: Jackson Thomas

  • Master Pagano Red Dragon Martial Arts Basket: Matthew Okoniewski

  • Kick’s Academy of Dance Camp Certificate: Hannah Brinkman

  • Mathnasium Basket: Katie Bonner

  • Jaguar Nation Camp Certificate: Michael Dillon

  • Kidz World Family Fun Center Birthday Basket: Lily Frieson

  • Lunch Group Party with Mrs. Boldin: Brodie Sinor

  • Garnet Valley July Summer Music Academy Certificate: Frankie Kunze

  • Reading with Rita’s: Ella Smith, Quinn DerOhannessian, Parvathi Balakrishnan, Lillian Daciw, Lily Frieson, and Jimmy Gillespie

  • Creative Group Lunch Date with Mrs. Buck: Aria Jayaprakash

  • Westtown School Camp Certificate: Brady Donovan

  • Roth’s CrossPoint Gymnastics Certificate: Morgan Dahms

  • Mr. King’s Active Jags Camp Certificate: Teddy Ashenfelter

  • Color Me Mine Free Studio Time for One Year: Katie Duus

  • Garnet Valley Sports Camp Certificate: Jimmy Grugan

  • S2STEM Camp Certificates: Brayden Craig

  • Kids First Swim School Birthday Package: Emma Rustark

  • Principal’s Apprentice: Chase Craley

  • Assistant Principal’s Apprentice: Katie Duus

  • Gym – Student’s Choice for the Entire Class: Patrick Scally

  • Class Kickball Game Organized by Mrs. Clark: Caleb Abraham

Upcoming Dates:

June 10 Yearbook Distribution

June 13 Fifth Grade Promotion Assembly (1:30pm)

June 14 Last Day of School (½ day for students)

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

Follow us on social media-


Instagram: @bethel_springs_hsa

Twitter: @bseshsa1

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Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Movie Night Friday, June 14th

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GV's First Community Show, Mamma Mia is June 21-22 and June 28-29.

GV's First Community Show, Mamma Mia is June 21-22 and June 28-29. Tickets available at

We have three options to see our first community show.

1. Show only $14 online and $20 at door

2. Dinner at LaFava and the Evening Shows $55

3. Senior Citizen Luncheon and the Matinee Show June 29 $30
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