Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the Week- Beal Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!!

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The Beal Book Fair has arrived and is ready for students to peruse and families to purchase next week! Please see more information below from our PTO.

October 18, 2021

Dear Beal Families,


Happy Monday after a beautiful fall weekend! This past Friday marked our soft end to our 'first six weeks of school' and we are excited about the growth of our students as they are comfortably navigating their new building, making great friends and connections, and settling into routines that will help with their academic, social, and emotional development. It's clear that our students own their building and are beginning to own their learning!


Sincerely,

Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

Information from the Beal PTO

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

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 here!

The Beal PTO is excited to host first Scholastic book fair from Monday October 18th until October 26th. This week, each class will spend some time at the fair to browse the books and build some excitement about reading. They will have fun with a fair scavenger hunt, and create a book wish list, which they will then bring home at the end of the day. Purchasing books through our book fair is a great way to support your student's love of reading and support the Beal PTO's fundraising efforts at the same time.


How to order:

• Send the wish list back to school with your clearly indicated book choices

• Email bealschoolpto@gmail.com with your book selection


How to pay:

•Set up an e-Wallet account for your student on our fair website. This method works like a gift certificate.

•Send in cash or a check (payable to Beal PTO) in a sealed and marked envelope to school

*****Please don't forget to include 6.25% sales tax on your order*****


In person- Families can come into school to shop the fair on the stage in the cafeteria:

•Wednesday Oct 20th 3:30-4:30

•Saturday Oct 23rd 10am - 1pm

•Monday Oct 25th 3:30-4:30


We will be closing the fair at the end of the day Tuesday October 26h, so please send us your orders before then!


Our online book fair will also be available until October 31th. These books will be mailed to your home.


If you have a valid CORI background check, and you are interested in volunteering at the fair, we would love your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CA8A729A4FE3-20214


Find our fair to create/add funds to an e-Wallet account or shop online :


Https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bealschool


Happy reading!


Your Beal PTO

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
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Fall Communication from your Beal Allied Arts Teachers

Please enjoy this information from your wonderful Beal Art, PE, Media, and Music Staff!



Art

Beal Physical Education/ PE

Media

Music

MCAS Reports are coming home today

  • Today, 4th grade families will be receiving reports sharing their child’s performance on the Grade 3 Spring 2021 administration of MCAS. MCAS data is used to inform our practices and refine and strengthen teaching and learning across the district. Given the unique challenges last year with remote and hybrid learning, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education noted that overall performance across the state was lower than typical years. This is also the case with our school and district data. Our teaching teams and administrative teams will continue to use the MCAS data as one of several measures to continuously monitor and support the growth of all students. We look forward to this work.


  • If you have any questions about the information contained in the reports please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher. Thank you!

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Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Please be on the lookout for communication from your classroom teacher about setting 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.

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

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 18th-22nd

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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