Establishing Roots at Beal School

A message from Principal Girardi & Assistant Principal Hoey

Picture of the week- Beal 'Make Your Mark' artwork has been installed in the lower lobby

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For those who have walked the halls of former Beal School, you may recognize this piece of art that lived on the second floor of the building. This 'Make Your Mark' mural was painted by Peter Reynolds in 2005 directly onto the plaster walls of the building, making it impossible to take to the new building. Our wonderful architects, Lamoreaux and Pagano Associates, took digital images of the artwork and were able to recreate the piece, where it will live in the lower lobby of Beal School.

August 17, 2021

Dear Beal Families,

Today you will receive information from the district about how to access your child's teacher in your PowerSchool Parent Portal. We are excited to begin building our classroom communities and ask that you complete your child's emergency contact information, make corrections if there are any, and acknowledge receipt of the student handbook. This will be very helpful in ensuring a safe and positive start to the school year.

Please call Beal School at (508) 841-8860 if you do not have a teacher placement or email if you are having difficult accessing your Parent Portal account.

This has been an exciting week as the majority of the work on the building is complete and teachers can begin accessing the building and setting up their classrooms. We have been given clearance to begin tours for families as well and there is information below on when you are invited to come in. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Is this your first newsletter? Please see our summer newsletter from August 4th with more information: Beal School Update for August 4, 2021


Chris Girardi and Shelley Hoey

Classroom Teachers at Beal for 2021-2022

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Beal school supply lists by grade level and Summer Learning Information

Please click on the links below to access the supply lists by grade level...


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Please click on this link to access information on 2021 Summer Learning and Resources:

Summer Resources 2021

Beal Building Tours by Grade Level

Are you interested in visit Beal School with your grade level friends? Please join us during the times below for a self-guided tour and meet and greet with Principal Girardi and Assistant Principal Shelley Hoey.

Grades 3 and 4- Monday, August 23rd from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Grades K, 1 and 2- Wednesday, August 25th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

All members of your family are welcome, but we do ask that this tour is for Beal Families only. This is not an opportunity for community members to visit the building. There will be time for comment members to visit the building in September.

*Masks are required while touring the inside of the building.

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Back to School Open House at Beal

Please join us on Tuesday, August 31st from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for an open viewing of Beal school. The outdoor spaces will be open and you are invited to walk the halls and poke your heads into classrooms and common spaces.

You are also welcome to drop off your school supplies during your visit. Please find your child's classroom and leave your supplies clearly labeled with your child's first and last name.

Teachers will not be present during this Open House as they are hopefully getting some rest to welcome your students on Wednesday!

Kindergarten families are welcome but there will be a time on Wednesday, September 1st to visit your child's classroom and meet your classmates. This will be a morning visit and times will come out to you soon!

Beal Extended School Care

Registration is ongoing for before and after school care. Please click this link for more information regarding this program:

Extended School Care

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Kindergarten and Grade 1 Bus Ride

Entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 and plan on riding the school bus? Please join us for a practice bus ride where you and your child can experience the bus before boarding on the first day.

Please save the date on Wednesday, August 25th with the times listed below by teacher. You are invited to attend a different time if you cannot make your designated time.

9:00-9:15 = Kindergarten = Biadasz, Knott

9:20--9:35 = Kindergarten = Barrett, Aulenback

9:40-9:55-= Kindergarten = Pinto, Costello

10:00-10:15 = 1st Grade = Chaves, Hoffman

10:20-10:35 = 1st Grade = Mckiernan, Neddo

10:40-10:55 = 1st Grade = Zakar, Molina

Please park in the main parking lots in the front of the building and join your classmates on the front cobblestones of the building. Parents are welcome to join your child, but no siblings please due to the premium for space on the buses. Masks are required for all during this bus ride.

2021-2022 School Bus Registration

School Bus Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline to register your child for bus service is Wednesday, June 30th at 4:30 p.m. However, we urge you to register now to ensure a smooth school opening for your child and all other riders. Please click here to register your child for bus services. This link also has all of the district information on transportation services and answers to your most frequently asked questions. Bus routes and stop information will be provided in August before school re-opening.
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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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Beal Curriculum Nights- Save the Date

Beal will be holding our Curriculum Nights on:

Monday, September 13th: Curriculum Night for Grades K-2- 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 20th: Curriculum Night for Grades 3-4- 6:00-7:00 p.m.

These Curriculum Nights offer an opportunity to meet with school leadership to hear about building-wide initiatives, and the time with your child's teacher to learn more about your child's school day and learning experiences.

Please join us!

Questions about the start of school? Here's what's coming out next week...

-videos with routines for riding the school bus and parent pick up/drop off

-how will my child get to his/her class on the first day?

Are you moving? Will you not be here on the first day(s) of school?

Please notify the main office at (508) 841-8860 if you are moving this summer or know that your child will be absent during the first day(s) of school. This will be helpful information as we sure up our classroom assignments.

Beal website under construction

Logging into Shrewsbury Public Schools' websites are a quick and easy way to find information, lunch menus, calendars, etc. Beal's website is live but is currently being rebuilt and may not reflect updated information. We will signal to you when it is fully operational.

Shrewsbury Public Schools Calendar 2021-2022

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Important dates for your summer calendar

Tuesday, August 31st- Beal Open House- 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1st- Day 1 of school for Grades 1-4

Wednesday, September 1st- Classroom visit day for kindergarten

Thursday, September 2nd- Day 1 of school for kindergarten

Friday, September 3rd- No School- professional development day for staff

Getting to know Beal School