Bethel Springs Elementary School

January 21, 2019

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No Name Calling Week January 21-25

No Name Calling Week is a national observance to call attention to the need to be kind and respectful toward others and to appreciate what is unique about each of us. To support this, we are asking everyone to think about how words and actions can hurt. We will challenge ourselves to use kind words and do kind deeds and see how good it feels to be both on the giving and receiving ends of such words and actions. During this week all students will hear a story titled "I Am Human!" by Susan Verde and will engage in activities related to the book. On Thursday, January 24th we will celebrate "Proud to be Me Day" --a favorite with our students and staff. This is a special Spirit Day in which each student and staff member gets to come to school dressed up in something special that celebrates his/her personality and interests. Students and staff can come dressed as an Irish Dancer, a Sports Player, someone from a favorite book or movie such as Harry Potter or Star Wars—whatever expresses some aspect of one’s personality and interests! Creativity is encouraged! At Bethel Springs we always strive to be kind and respectful toward others, but No Name Calling Week is a time to give this extra emphasis.

Book Swap

Book Swap: The BSES Reading Department is teaming up with the HSA to host a book swap at school in February. This is a great opportunity for students to trade in some books that they have already read and pick out some new books that interest them! Students started bringing in books on Wednesday, January 9th and can do so until the Swap which will be held on Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 13th. Check out the FLYER for more information.
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January Fitness Challenge

Students can get forms from Mr. Custer or Mrs. McCusker.
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5th Graders Explore Careers at Biztown

On January 17th our 5th graders visited Biztown in Wilmington. Biztown is a simulated town run by Junior Achievement to help students experience what it is like to engage in the world of work. In the weeks prior to the visit, students interviewed for various jobs and participated in lessons to prepare them for their work at Biztown. BSES 5th graders have participated in this program for many years and it ranks high on their list of BSES experiences! We thank our 5th grade teachers and our army of parent volunteers who made this possible!

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 (garnetvalleyschools.com) 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.

https://bses.garnetvalleyschools.com/calendar

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

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Box Tops Collection

Congratulations to Mrs. Ferguson’s class for securing the most Box Tops during the winter collections. They won an Indoor Recess Prize Pack full of games, puzzles, and other fun things to do when it is too cold to go out for recess during the winter. The next collection for Box Tops is coming up, so keep collecting! In the next and final round for the school year, we will be announcing grade level winners!

Please Read These Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

BINGO Family Fun Night: Bingo forms were sent home last week, and sessions are filling up quickly! Register ASAP to guarantee your preferred session. Join us on Friday, February 8th for Family Fun Bingo Night! Attendees pay just $5 per person for an evening of fun and games and raffles to win AWESOME prizes! Earn extra raffle tickets by wearing Spiritwear (one ticket per Spiritwear item) or by contributing to the Cradles to Crayons Collection (one ticket per new/gently used kids hat, pair of gloves, pair of pajamas, or new package of underwear donated).


Bingo Family Fun Night will be held in three sessions to fit into just about anyone’s hectic evening schedule! Session 1 is 5:15-6:30pm. Session 2 is 6:45-8:00pm. Session 3 is 8:15-9:30pm. Spots are limited, so pick your favorite session now before it fills up!


TWO Ways to Sign Up: 1) Return BINGO FLYER to school or 2) Fill out Google Form

THREE Ways to Pay: 1) Cash, 2) Check (payable to BSES HSA), or 3) MySchoolBucks.


For more details, please check out the FLYER or the HSA Website. Any questions, please contact Kristen Donovan at Kqquigley@gmail.com


Spiritwear Sale at BINGO Family Fun Night: Spiritwear will also be available for purchase during all three sessions of BINGO on Friday, February 8th, so feel free to add more to your collection and earn more raffle tickets!!


Cradles to Crayons Collection: Our Cradles to Crayons collection is in full swing! The BSES Helping Hands Club and the First Grade Classes are collecting for Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia throughout the month of January. Take the opportunity to destash and donate to a great cause! Check out the FLYER or HSA Website for more details on what items can and cannot be accepted!


Book Swap: The BSES Reading Department is teaming up with the HSA to host a Book Swap at school in February. This is a great opportunity for students to trade in some books that they have already read and pick out some new books that interest them! Students began bringing in books on Wednesday, January 9th and can continue until the Swap which will be held on Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 13th. Check out the FLYER for more info.

Volunteer Spotlight: Thank you to the Zepp family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!


Upcoming Dates:

January 21 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 21-25 No Name Calling Week

January 31 Cradles to Crayons Collection Ends

February 8 BINGO Family Fun Night (5:15-6:30pm, 6:45-8:00pm, 8:15-9:30pm)

Feb 12-13 BSES Reading Department and HSA Book Swap

February 14 Valentine’s Day Parties



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

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Instagram: @bethel_springs_hsa


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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: Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges. The Greeks have been using sea sponges both for their personal hygiene and for cleaning their houses since ancient times.

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GV Solofest

Garnet Valley Solo Fest - Sat Feb 23, 2019

All GV students grades 5-12 band, orchestra, chorus, or piano lessons are invited to perform a solo in the 2019 GV Solo Fest. Students will perform an approved solo piece for two music adjudicators (not in front of an audience), and will receive written feedback and participation recognition. Several outstanding performers will be selected for special recognition and may be selected to perform in our 2019 Garnet Valley Music Gala Concert on March 24. Your music teacher will help you select a piece to perform. Register at www.gvhsmusic.org/solofest by Jan 25!

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Important Dates Coming Up!

February 14 Valentine's parties

February 15 Teacher In-service Day No school for students

February 18 Presidents' Day Holiday

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