Bethel Springs Elementary School
December 17, 2018
To our families celebrating Christmas, the Bethel Springs staff wishes you a joyous holiday season!
Just a Heads Up: Book Swap Scheduled for February!
Cradles to Crayons Collection Drive
Sponsored by Mrs. Silicato’s First Grade Class and The Helping Hands Club at BSES!
Cleaning out drawers and closets to make way for new items received over the holidays? Receive extras of gifts that you could donate? Please consider giving to Cradles to Crayons, an organization that supports children an families in the Philadelphia area.
The collection will take place throughout the month of January . Please put donations in bags/boxes.
Thanks, in advance, for your support!
What Cradles to Crayons Will Accept:
Clothing (youth sizes 0–14/16 and adult sizes small)
New socks & underwear
New pajamas (except 0-24 months will be accepted in like-new condition)
Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–9)
Heavy coats, lightweight jackets, winter hats, gloves/mittens
Baby supplies (baby carriers, diaper bags, tubs, etc.)
Baby hygiene (infant washcloths, towels, shampoo, lotion, wipes, etc.)
Infant bedding (bassinet and crib only)
Baby equipment, especially strollers and car seats less than five years old
What Cradles to Crayons CANNOT Accept: In the interest of the health/safety of the families we serve and in consideration of the limited space they may have access to, we cannot accept the following:
Furniture and household goods/items
Cribs of any kind (due to recalls)
Car seats and other infant safety items more than five years old
Over-sized plastic play structures and backyard toys
Used sports safety equipment (helmets, shin guards, etc.)
Bicycles or ride-on toys
Any toy larger than 2′ x 2′ (must be small enough to fit into a carry-on suitcase)
DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes/computer games
Books and clothing with family related/holiday messaging (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy’s Little Girl” “Santa’s Little Helper” etc.)
Used bathing suits
Used underwear, socks, or pajamas
Used hygiene or feeding products or bottles
Used arts and crafts/school supplies
Directory For Elementary School Families in Garnet Valley
Parent Education Opportunity at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit:
Please Make Sure Children Are Dressed For the Weather!
Link to Bethel Springs Weekly Announcements on Website!
The link for the calendar "School Calendar" is in the drop-down menu under "Our School" on the Bethel Springs website.
Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!
Details for Upcoming Events:
Sweet Frog Fundraiser - Headed to the 4th & 5th Grade Bethel Springs Chorus Concert on Monday, December 17th? Swing by Sweet Frog in Glen Mills (600 Town Centre Drive) after the performance to treat your family to some yummy goodness. A percentage of your purchase will benefit our school! The fundraiser runs all day, so even if you aren’t planning on attending the concert, swing by for a sweet treat for a great cause! Please mention that you are with our group when checking out. Check out the FLYER for additional details.
Reminders about Ongoing Fundraisers: Help support BSES while you shop!
Amazon Smile: While you’re finishing up your holiday shopping, don’t forget that BSES participates in Amazon Smile! Navigate to https://smile.amazon.com/, and select Bethel Springs Elementary School as your charity of choice. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization (aka-BSES HSA, right?!). As of October 2018, BSES HSA has received over $200 from Amazon Smile since its registration in the program, and it’s pretty much zero effort for anyone who uses Amazon to shop.
Shoparoo: The heat is on!! Update-2nd Grade has pretty commanding lead with 5th Grade trailing not too far behind, while 4th Grade, 3rd Grade and 1st Grade are all neck and neck. If you are not familiar with the Shoparoo app, families upload photos of receipts from grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores. Bethel Springs earns points for each receipt uploaded (think Acme, Giant, Wegmans, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, BJs, Costco, etc), and participants can track who is leading with the most points in the school and in their grade for a friendly competitive bonus. Shoparoo issues annual checks based on the points earned; we are almost to the $50 mark so far with a goal of over $200 for the year. Our school is lucky to be enrolled in Shoparoo as there is currently a waiting list for other schools who want to register, and the effort for parents is fairly minimal since it’s shopping that you would already do. Please visit www.shoparoo.com to download the free app and learn more about this hassle-free fundraiser.
Keeper of the Trail - Many thanks to the Schaller Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!
December 17 4th/5th Grade Chorus Concert (7pm)
December 17 Sweet Frog Fundraiser (ALL DAY!!)
December 18 5th Grade Orchestra Concert (7pm)
December 21 Holiday Parties (1-2pm for Grade 1, 2-3pm for Grades 2-5)
For the most up to date information check the HSA Website: BSES HSA
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The Future of Teaching and Learning in Garnet Valley: Informational and Interactive Workshop for All Parents with Children in Grades 3-12
Garnet Valley remains a destination school district for families throughout the country due in part to the push for personalized learning and cutting-edge instructional technologies. Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2019, for an interactive presentation and discussion led by Mr. Samuel Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning. Topics will include Garnet Valley’s work to personalize learning for all students, new classroom technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) & VR (virtual reality), and new educational programs including eSchool@GarnetValley and blended learning options now offered at the high school.
Important Dates Coming Up!
December 18 Grade 5 Orchestra Concert
December 22 to January 1 Winter Break (School resumes on January 2nd)
January 8 Grade 4 Orchestra Concert
January 9 Grade 4 Band Concert