BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of November 7, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

Good evening BMES Families,


Tomorrow, we will have our rescheduled Fall Picture Day. Please be ready to have your child's picture taken. We can't wait to see their smiling faces. Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day. This is a student holiday so students will not be in school.


Upcoming this month, we have many fun events scheduled.


  • Next Tuesday, November 15, Chipotle is hosting a spirit night and proceeds of profits will benefit BMES. Please stop by the NN location at Patrick Henry Mall between 5pm and 9pm and mention Bethel Manor Elementary.
  • Wednesday, November 16, the PTA will host our monthly PTA meeting in the library at 6pm
  • Thursday, November 17, report cards will be issued for all students in grades K-5. Report Cards will be sent home in paper form as well as available on Aspen.
  • On Friday, November 18, the PTA will conduct our annual Bingo For Books. You are welcome to join us when doors open at 5:45pm.
  • On December 1, Mrs. Prats will be inviting all families to the Newport News Barnes and Noble location for a special event from 5:30-7pm. Please see the infographic below.


In other news, Mrs. Jones is requesting makerspace donations. This is our STEM classroom that uses recyclable materials to build and create new things. Please see the picture below and donate anything you can!


Lastly, During the month of November, Bethel Manor teachers and students are reflecting on what we are grateful for. We would love to hear from our valued families and community what and who you are grateful for at Bethel Manor Elementary School. Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff by completing the google form below. Your words of appreciation make a great impact on our climate and culture. Thank you! I will share all of your responses with the staff on Tuesday, November 22nd before Thanksgiving break. Here is a link to the form: https://forms.office.com/r/Ny1j30SHtT



Have a great evening,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events at BMES

Monday, November 7

  • Fall Picture Day (rescheduled date)


Tuesday, November 8

  • No School- Election Day


Tuesday, November 15

  • Chipotle Spirit Night at 12300 Jefferson Ave, Ste 200 (Patrick Henry Mall) from 5-9pm


Wednesday, November 16

  • PTA meeting at 6pm in the library.


Thursday November 17

  • Report Cards will be Issued for Quarter 1 (paper and electronic forms will be available)


Friday, November 18

  • Bingo 4 Books. Doors Open at 5:45pm in the BMES cafe


November 23-25

  • Thanksgiving Holiday- No School


Thursday, December 1

  • Barnes and Noble Night from 5:30-7pm at Newport News Location


Wednesday, December 7

  • Art and Music Showcase at 6:30pm in the BMES Cafe


Friday, December 9

  • PTA Winter Wonderland at 6pm in the BMES Cafe
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PTA Updates

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BMES Parent Resources

Breakfast and Lunch

Apply for free and reduced-price meals as early as possible, using the online application or a printable form.


Lunch Menus are available at https://yorkcountyps.sodexomyway.com/landing/elem


If you need to load money into your child's lunch account, please visit MySchoolBucks.


Every Friday: we will sell ice cream for $1. The ice cream includes both dairy and non-dairy options. In order to prepare for your child to purchase ice cream, please send in money for their account or send in $1 to your child's teacher, labeled for ice cream.

Contact Us!

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.

Let's Talk

The division’s customer service tool, Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD has been expanded to include schools. Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD can be conveniently accessed on the yorkcountyschools.org website or through the YCSD Mobile App using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.


To access the platform, click on the “Contact Us” button or simply click the Let's Talk! pop-out tab on the division website (the green tab on the right side of your computer screen or the green button on the bottom of your mobile screen). Then, select a topic to start a conversation and the appropriate staff member will respond.

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