SES Sunday Scoop

October 2, 2022

Message from Ms. Biordi

Tomorrow starts a new month at Sargent! I can't believe how much we have already accomplished throughout September. We have so much more to look forward to this fall. The 5-week reporting cycle ends on October 14th. Families will receive a progress report for their student in the mail. Pre-K and Kindergarten students are exempt from the progress reporting this quarter. Parent/Caregiver and Teacher Conferences will be held on November 21st and November 22nd with a mix of virtual and in-person options (more info below). Students will be dismissed at 11:40am on both of these days. We kicked off the school year with our 5th graders taking two field trips and we had a great school-wide celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month! Looking forward to all of this month's learning opportunities taking place in and out of the building!

Important Dates:

October 4 - Picture Day

October 5 - No School

October 7 - 2nd Grade PE Trip Walkway Over the Hudson

October 10 - No School

October 14 - End of the 5-week reporting cycle

October 15 - PTO Fall Garden Clean Up

October 18 - PTO Chipotle Fundraiser 5-9pm

October 21 - Dialed Action Sports BMX Assembly (Grades 3-5)

October 21 - BCSD Homecoming Football Game 6pm @ BHS Turf

October 26 - 2nd Grade Trip Lawrence Farms

October 28 - PTO Trunk or Treat

November 10 - End of the 1st Quarter

November 11 - No School

November 19 - Student Council Turkey Trot (5K & Fun Run)

November 21 & 22 - Parent/Caregiver and Teacher Conferences

November 21 & 22 - EARLY DISMISSAL @ 11:40am

November 23 - No School

Parent/Caregiver and Teacher Conferences

Student Progress conferences will be held on Monday, November 21st, and Tuesday, November 22nd. Conferences scheduled for the afternoon (12:40 PM - 3:30 PM) will be virtual, and all evening conferences (5:00-8:00 PM) will be in-person. Classroom teachers will be scheduling conferences with their families individually. Please note, if you have extenuating circumstances and require accommodations to meet the teacher, please let us know.


Our students will follow a half-day schedule on both conference days. The early dismissal times at Elementary Schools is 11:40 AM. There are no evening conferences on November 22nd. There is no school on November 23rd.

Clubs and Activities

Chess Club will begin next week. All meetings take place before school, from 8:00-8:30 am. Group A meets on Tuesday, October 4th and Group B meets on Thursday, October 6th. In order to participate, reach out to Mrs. Belloch by emailing belloch.a@beaconk12.org.


Student Council's school store will open up on October 19th and will be running every Wednesday from 8:30-8:55 am in the cafeteria. The store sells pencils, pens, sharpeners, erasers, crayons, folders, glue sticks, pencil cases, and other fun gadgets. The next Student Council meeting will be on October 13th during recess.


Sargent Runs is a new running club open to students of all genders from Grades 1-5. The first session will take place on October 12th, after school. Practice is from 3:15-5:15 pm. Pickup is promptly at the front door. Bring a snack, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes for running. Any questions, contact black.v@beaconk12.org or pezzo.c@beaconk12.org.


Morning Intramurals

Intramurals is open to students in grades 3-5. Intramurals starts October 12th and runs on days 2 and 4 from 8:00am-8:30am. In order to sign up to participate, a permission slip needs to be filled out and turned in to Mr. Antalek. Email Mr. Antalek for details at antelek.br@beaconk12.org.

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Welcome Mrs. Hasapis!

There is a new face in the main office at Sargent Elementary School! Mrs. Hasapis will work as the administrative assistant to Ms. Biordi in place of Ms. Grant who is out on leave. Mrs. Hasapis has worked for the Beacon City School District as an administrative school secretary for 17 years. We are thrilled to have her here working with the students and staff. Mrs. Hasapis and Mrs. Cason are the first points of contact for any Sargent School questions or concerns. They can be reached at ext. 4501 (Mrs. Hasapis) or ext. 4502 (Mrs. Cason).

Dialed Action Sports: BMX Assembly

On October 21st, grades 3-5 will attend the Dialed Up Action Sports BMX Bike Show Anti Bullying Assembly at Rombout Middle School! Dialed Action BMX does amazing bike stunts and provides a powerful message to students about anti-bullying, being drug-free, bicycle safety, and making responsible choices. Watch the group's promotional video below to learn more!
BMX, MTB and FMX Bike Stunt Shows

4th Grade: Geography Lesson with Pen Pals

Mrs. Winchell and Mrs. Stufano's 4th graders are learning about the geography of the United States and are working on a project where they are connecting with other 4th graders across the country! Pictured here are some students composing their letters to 4th graders all across the United States!

2nd Grade Trip: Walkway Over the Hudson

The 2nd Grade team is excited for their upcoming trip to the Walkway Over the Hudson on Friday, October 7th. Students will need to bring a bagged lunch. Students must wear sneakers and dress appropriately for the days weather. If your student needs a bagged lunch provided by the school, please let the classroom teacher know.

Message from the PTO

Volunteers are needed on October 4th to help kids line up and get ready for their big moment on picture day. Please sign up here if able, or email sargentpto@gmail.com for more information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B48AEAB2CAAF94-photo

On October 12th, join us in the Sargent School Cafeteria 6pm for the first in-person PTO meeting in more than two years! Childcare will be available in the gym for school-age children, and laughter, togetherness, and PTO solidarity will be available available for all.

But wait –– what’s that rapping at the chamber door? Creeping from the deep dark shadows and slouching toward Sargent to be born…it’s TRUNK OR TREAT! Our annual spooktacular blowout is just around the corner, and we’re on the lookout for families to showcase their trunk decorating skills and supply small children with copious sugary treats. Interested in helping us make Trunk or Treat a hair-raising success? Visit sargentpto.org/trunkortreat or come to our October 12th meeting!

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