Establishing Roots at Beal School
A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey
Picture of the week- May/June All School Meeting
May 31 2022
Dear Beal Families,
Happy Tuesday after a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! We are so thankful for the kind weather and great energy at our All School Meeting last Wednesday. This was our first time coming together as a full school community including families. We are hopeful this is a sign to come for the future of Beal School!
This past week we also celebrated our performing and visual arts departments. Last weekend, the Elementary Spring Arts Festival was held at Beal and displayed beautiful work from all elementary grades across Shrewsbury. On Tuesday, May 26th, our 4th Grade Choir performed two wonderful shows. Congratulations to all of our students and staff for celebrating the importance of the arts at Beal School.
Please enjoy the short week as we begin our final three week push of school.
Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey
Important dates through the remainder of the school year
Monday, May 30th- Memorial Day- no school
Friday, June 10th- Beal Field Day
Thursday, June 16th- 4th Grade Celebration
Friday, June 17th- last day of school (2 snow days)- This is an early release day across the district
Monday, June 19th- Father's Day
Monday, June 19th- Juneteenth (holiday observed on Monday, June 20th)
REMINDER! 2022-2023 Bus Registration is Open
We are pleased to announce the official opening of the 2022-2023 bus registration process. The bus registration process will be open from now until June 30th. It will be closed from July 1st until early August and will re-open on approximately August 8th. We have 3 important messages to highlight here:
- Bus registration and payment must be done via the PowerSchool Parent Portal for students attending Shrewsbury Public Schools and via the Google Form for students attending Assabet Valley Reg. Technical High School and all private schools. There is no “processing charge/convenience fee” for online payment of the bus fee and both credit cards and debit cards are accepted.
- All of the regulations and rules pertaining to bus ridership eligibility and the requirement to pay a fee are posted on our website under the Transportation link. Please read them carefully and access the FAQ if you have questions.
- If your child has a negative food service account balance or owes a fee for some other additional service, then you will be blocked from bus registration until all overdue payments are made.
The bus fee for the 2022-2023 school year is $320/student with a $960 family cap. For all in-district students, please register now by clicking here. If your child will be attending Assabet or a private school located in Shrewsbury for the 2022-2023 school year, please click here. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from the PTO
June PTO Meeting
Our last PTO meeting will be held on June 7th at 6:30. During this time, board members will be elected and discussions will start for next year’s plans. Please join us at the meeting and reach out if you would like more information (Bealschoolpto@gmail.com). The PTO is a great way to be involved in your child’s school life, help to enrich it, and make friends along the way!
Beal Book Swap
Time to start sorting your books! The 4th graders from Student Voice and the PTO are partnering to create a book swap before school lets out for the summer. During the week of May 31st we would love caregivers to send-in gently used unwanted books in their student’s school bag. The following week, students will have a chance to pick through the books. More details to come!
Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and contributors for our recent PTO events! We appreciate all the hard work from 4th grade students and parents for the movie night, all the PTO volunteers for the book fair as well as all of the generous donations that we received for the staff salad bar luncheon. Thank you for supporting the Beal Community!
Worcester Braveheart's Night Out
Let's go out to the ballgame! Beal families are invited to enjoy the Worcester Bravehearts' baseball game on Friday June 10th at 6:30pm. We can all sit together and some of our students will be performing the National Anthem! Tickets are $10 . Follow the link to buy your tickets by June 3rd www.worcesterbraveheartsgroups.com and use the password "bealpto" to get into the portal. Here is the flyer for more information. Come for fun at the ballgame and stay for the fireworks after the show!
Be sure to wear your favorite Beal gear to the game! T-shirts and more can be purchased through our Spirit Shop.
Beal Spirit Wear is here and ready for orders!
Our Beal Spirit Wear store is live! We are offering a variety of great products that you can purchase to show your Beal School Spirit! Be sure to check out the limited time mural edition, created using the Dot artwork of our students!
An order of 1 to 4 items has a $5.00 ship rate. 5 or more items ship for free.
Please note that each student will be receiving a varsity style Beal tshirt next month for our Healthy Habits Hop fundraiser, but there are a lot of other items available in our spirit wear shop.
Summer camp is around the corner! As you start to think about labeling your child's personal belongings, think about the PTO too! You can buy labels and stamps for your kiddo's things, and support the PTO at the same time by buying labels at Mabel’s Labels! Search for Beal School Shrewsbury in the search bar and start shopping! https://mabelslabels.com/en_US/fundraising/support/
Beal Field Day 2022!!!
if you are interested in volunteering, you will need to make sure your CORI is up-to-date. You can contact the main office at (508) 841-8860 to inquire about your CORI status. Also, if you do not have a CORI on file, the form is located on the blue button below. This can be brought in to school or to the School Department at Town Hall fro processing. You will need a valid ID to complete this process.
More information about field day will be coming out soon.
Updates from Beal Specialists
Students look forward to their art, media, physical education, and music classes each week. You can keep up with their learning in the specials each month by clicking on the links below. Specialists will be updating their slides every month.
Visual Arts classes: Mrs. Buono's Art News/ Mrs. Archambeault's Art News
Physical Education classes: Mr. Brunell and Ms. Pacheco's PE News
Music classes: Ms. Acconcio, Mrs. Falvo, and Mrs. Song's Music News
Media classes: Mrs. Morgan and Ms. Eagle's Media News
Snack during the school day
Lunch Menu for the week of May 31st
School Social Media- Please follow us!
Follow Beal School on Facebook!!!
Our wonderful PTO also has a Feacbook page geared towards supporting families and community. Please find their information here:
Shrewsbury Public Schools Calendar 2021-2022
Frequently used telephone numbers
Main office and child-safe hotline- (508) 841-8860
Beal School nurse- (508) 841-8870
Beal Extended Day- (508) 841-8861
Transportation questions- (508) 841-8363