Bethel Springs Elementary School

December 10, 2018

Be Sure to Read BSES Home and School Association Announcements Included in This Week's Update!

Progress Reports Will Be Distributed On Friday, December 14th

On Friday, December 14th progress reports will be sent to parents through e-mail using Alma, our student information system. Below is a link to the Guide to the GVEPR (Garnet Valley Elementary Progress Report)

https://goo.gl/forms/J96qAbaGbXUUxGdA3

What Do Students Learn in Guidance Class?

For 2/3 of the school year all BSES students participate in a weekly 30 minute Guidance class taught by our guidance counselors. To round out their academic learning students are taught a variety of concepts and skills related to social and emotional learning as well as career education. Please click the links below to see the many pertinent and useful topics to which students are exposed throughout their elementary years:


1st Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KLuOedZdzQrJEf2sMSkANiTcJ01I-sE-h3bo0zKCDKE/edit?usp=sharing

2nd Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qNZnwhMBCEVX96SSUSoPK6m6cwpm9HiQlfnGQxnjrIE/edit?usp=sharing

3rd Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tk17SWW5MOeY0HjhN3r_WouMQoMKMlCvzdW1vRl_l1o/edit?usp=sharing

4th Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19JVALZdwIOoppZzFPiU1qEIu7uFniz2IK7mn2BnWNSQ/edit?usp=sharing

5th Grade Guidance Topics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/135EKKGURlJn_VLp66-F8-xHo2eYgauExUu9nrHBX3dk/edit?usp=sharing

December Fitness Challenge

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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 (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.

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Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

Details for Upcoming Events:

Sweet Frog Fundraiser - Headed to the 4th & 5th Grade Bethel Springs Chorus Concert on Monday, December 17th? Swing by Sweet Frog in Glen Mills (600 Town Centre Drive) after the performance to treat your family to some yummy goodness. A percentage of your purchase will benefit our school! The fundraiser runs all day, so even if you aren’t planning on attending the concert, swing by for a sweet treat for a great cause!

Reminders:

Color Me Mine - Pottery Pickup - If you opted for direct pickup at the Color Me Mine event, your finished pottery will be available for pickup from the BSES Office on Friday, December 14th from 3:30-4:30pm. If you have any questions or are not sure what option you selected, please contact Hema Kothari (hemakothari@hotmail.com or 917-991-9861).


Volunteer Spotlight:

Color Me Mine Night - The first Color Me Mine Night at Bethel Springs on Friday, December 7th was a great success thanks to the efforts of Hema Kothari (Lead), Neil Baman, Renata Brooks, Cindy Burgy, Shri Nandan, and Karen Siegel. Special thanks to the Burgy family for generously donating the refreshments sold during the event.


Spiritwear Sale at Color Me Mine Night - Thank you to Derek Lloyd (Lead), Stephanie DerOhannessian (and Lane and Quinn), and Melinda Chiu (and Sophia and Ethan) for all of their hard work setting up, selling, and putting away the Spiritwear at Color Me Mine Night.

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser - We had another successful Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser this year brought about by Jeanie Houpt (Lead) with help from Stephanie DerOhannessian, Jenn Harris, Tiffany Kuzmick, Shri Nandan, and Stacey Robinson. If anyone has any questions about their orders, please contact Jeanie Houpt (regina.houpt@gmail.com).

Keeper of the Trail - Many thanks to the Wyzen Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!

Upcoming Dates:

December 10 Helping Hands Can Tab Collection Ends (noon)

December 10 3rd Grade Chorus Concert (7pm)

December 17 4th/5th Grade Chorus Concert (7pm)

December 17 Sweet Frog Fundraiser (ALL DAY!!)

December 18 5th Grade Orchestra Concert (7pm)

December 21 Holiday Parties (1-2pm for Grade 1, 2-3pm for Grades 2-5)



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

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

Instagram: @bethel_springs_hsa

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: The national sport of Greece is soccer (otherwise, known as football).

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ARCHIVE OF FACTS ABOUT GREECE

GREEK FACT FROM 9-10-18

https://www.smore.com/zjy34

GREEK FACT FROM 9-17-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 9-24-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 10-1-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 10-8-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 10-15-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 10-22-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 10-29-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 11-5-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 11-12-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 11-21-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 11-26-18

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GREEK FACT FROM 12-3-18

https://www.smore.com/ebk03

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The Future of Teaching and Learning in Garnet Valley: Informational and Interactive Workshop for All Parents with Children in Grades 3-12

Garnet Valley remains a destination school district for families throughout the country due in part to the push for personalized learning and cutting-edge instructional technologies. Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2019, for an interactive presentation and discussion led by Mr. Samuel Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning. Topics will include Garnet Valley’s work to personalize learning for all students, new classroom technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) & VR (virtual reality), and new educational programs including eSchool@GarnetValley and blended learning options now offered at the high school.

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Important Dates Coming Up!

December 10 Grade 3 Chorus Concert

December 14 First Trimester Progress Reports distributed

December 17 Grades 4/5 Chorus Concert

December 18 Grade 5 Orchestra Concert

December 22 to January 1 Winter Break (School resumes on January 2nd)

January 8 Grade 4 Orchestra Concert

January 9 Grade 4 Band Concert

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