Bethel Springs Elementary School

October 8, 2018

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Join Us On Monday, October 29th for a Combined BSES/CES/GVES Home and School Association Meeting!

On Monday, October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Bethel Springs Elementary there will be a combined Home and School Association meeting for all three GV elementary schools. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive information on important school-related topics. Topics will be varied and parents can choose two 30-minute sessions (7-7:30;7:30-8). Registration closes on Thursday, October 25th. Use the Google form link below to register for your chosen sessions:

Open House Survey

The Garnet Valley elementary schools (BSES, CES, and GVES) hosted an Open House at the end of August. We are asking parents and guardians to complete this survey to help us evaluate and enhance the event for future years.

Click here to view the survey. Thank you.

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Digital Citizenship Week October 9-12

During the week of Oct. 9th through Oct. 12th, Garnet Valley is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week to raise awareness of the importance of teaching digital citizenship to students of all ages. We are inviting students, educators, and parents to take time during Digital Citizenship Week to explore what it means to be good citizens in a digital world.

Resources for Parents:

Common Sense Media - Parent Resources

Cyberwise Resources for Parents

Family Media Agreements K-12
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Join Us for the Harlem Wizards Game!

Join the fun at this year's Harlem Wizards vs. Garnet Valley Jaguars Basketball Game

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2:00 pm Garnet Valley High School

All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces

Due to the overwhelming success of the last 3 years, this event will no doubt be a sellout. Please purchase your tickets early for this event. Also, in honor of Veterans Day, all veterans in attendance will be recognized before the game.

Purchase Tickets Here

If the direct link doesn't allow access, please visit

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Grandfriends' Day Visits Scheduled for October!

Our annual tradition of Grandfriends' Days will occur on the following dates:

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

This is an occasion for a special adult in a student's life--grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent, family friend, etc.--to visit and share in a special activity. This is a day that our staff and students look forward to each year!

(Please note that the Grandfriends' Day schedule in the printed calendar distributed by the school district is incorrect. The correct schedule is shown above.)

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School Picture Day: Friday, 10/12

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 ( 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.

The link for the calendar "School Calendar" is in the drop-down menu under "Our School" on the Bethel Springs website.

New Attendance App

New Absence Reporting System
Launched at the end of the last school year, the new School Messenger (Safe Arrival) Absence Reporting System makes it easy for parents/guardians to report their child's absence, reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance and will allow our staff to respond to unexplained student absences more efficiently. Please click here for directions on how to use your phone, app, or computer to report an absence.
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Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

LESS THAN A WEEK LEFT for the Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser: Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer fundraising is in full swing! To set up online sales, go to Click on the Seller Login button and fill out the 'Signup to be a Seller' form; use the group number (990067835) to register. Follow instructions to send shopping emails to friends and family. For traditional ordering, send the order sheets and payment into school by Tuesday, October 9th and pick up your orders on Wednesday, November 14th. Please contact Dawn Wyzen with any questions:

Parents’ Night out at Board & Brush: The HSA is very excited to announce that we have organized our first ever Parents’ Night out at Glen Mills Board & Brush on Friday, November 30th from 6:30-9:30pm. We have a limited number of seats, so book your spot before the event fills up! All signs in the gallery are $65, and the HSA will receive a portion of the profits from this event! Any questions please contact Colleen Buemi:

Click the following link to register: Board & Brush BSES 2018

Box Tops for Education:. Box Top Forms have been sent home - the collection will run until Friday, October 26th. Our new prize incentive for this collection is a special “Story Snack.” The class who collects the most box tops will win a special treat at snack time with a story from Mr. Piasecki or Mrs. Allen! If you need an extra form, please see the attached link: Box Top Form- Fall 2018

NEW!! BSES HSA IS ON INSTAGRAM: Check us on Instagram (@bethel_springs_hsa) for the

latest and hopefully sometimes entertaining info regarding all things Bethel Springs HSA.

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 8 Schools Closed- Inservice Day

  • October 9 Cookie & Candle Sale Ends

  • October 12 Picture Day

  • October 15 Mixed Bag Fundraiser Starts

  • October 24 Grandfriends’ Day

Grade 3: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Grade 1: 12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Grade 2: 1:30 PM -2:30 PM

  • October 25 Grandfriends’ Day

Grade 4: 9:15 AM -10: 15 AM

Grade 5: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM

  • October 26 Trunk & Treat

  • October 31 Halloween Parties

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

Follow us on social media-


Instagram: @bethel_springs_hsa

Twitter: @bses

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 first Olympic Games were held in the southern city of Olympia in 700 B.C. to honor Zeus, the king of the gods. Only men could compete in the events such as sprinting, long jump, discus, javelin, wrestling, and chariot racing. The games were banned by the Romans in A.D. 393, but began again in Athens in 1896. The Olympic Games continue to this day.

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Important Dates Coming Up!

October 12 Fall Picture Day

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

November 6 Teacher In-service Day--No school for students

Check Us Out on Twitter!

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