The Bengal Bugle

September 6, 2022

In This Issue...

  • Membership & Pledge Drive - MORE new incentives
  • LAST WEEK of Spirit Wear 30% off sale
  • BrainStorm STEM classes starting this week
  • Reflections Art Contest
  • Earn & Learn @ The Marketplace
  • More Info & Updates (First Class Pizza Fundraiser update; Chairperson list)


PTA Membership & Pledge Drive Update

Membership Drive


We are already 79% to our goal of 716 members to BEAT last-year's record-breaking total!

THIS WEEK'S NEW INCENTIVE: Every member who signs up by Sunday 9/11 will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Ticketmaster gift card!

Congrats to PTA student member Yeri Hong (parent Kay Kim) for joining PTA on August 29th and winning a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to the UCLA/South Alabama Football Game on 9/17! Be on the lookout for an email with instructions on claiming your prize!

Don't forget our existing incentive of a popsicle party for every class with 100% membership participation!

Our top 6 classes by % of students represented are:

82.76% - Garcia

70.00% - Mabe

70.00% - Rovzar/Reynolds

64.52% - O'Connell/Reynolds

63.33% - Kucheck

63.33% - Campos

A big Bengal shoutout to the Shiralkar family - thank you for donating the Ticketmaster gift card!

Pledge Drive


We are SO proud to be Beacon Park Bengals! We are OVER 81% to our $35,000 goal!!

If you haven't already donated, PLEASE consider giving whatever you can! No amount is too small, and every donation is greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible, and every dollar gets put to work to support your student(s)!

REMEMBER, families who donate at least $250 will get...

- A FREE Kona Ice for each Bengal student family member

- A raffle entry for Donuts with Mr. Linville

AND the class with the highest total donations will get a pizza and popsicle party!

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Our first Bengal Spirit Friday is on 9/16, so make sure your child is ready! Students will have a chance to earn ROAR cards and other prizes when they show their Bengal spirit and wear their spirit wear (from any year) on Fridays, so now is a GREAT time to stock up and take advantage of the 30% off sale!

Until the end of tomorrow (9/7), everything in the store is 30% off and free shipping over $60 (combine orders with friends to save on shipping)!

  • TONS of designs and garment options (including polos, hoodies, hats, jackets, sweats, and more)
  • Personalized items available
  • 10% of sales goes back to our PTA
  • Ships directly to you


STEM Classes Starting THIS Week

Since the end of last school year, your PTA has been hard at work getting BrainStorm STEM classes on-site for your children. Great news: classes start TODAY! Over the next 16 weeks, 1st through 5th grade students will rotate through 4 fun hands-on lessons held in the PAC and the gym. We are looking for parent volunteers to help with setup and with student breakout sessions. You can sign up for a time slot below:

5th Grade

4th Grade

3rd Grade

2nd Grade

1st Grade

Thank you to Bengal parent volunteer Marina Shaywitz for her countless hours of time and effort in bringing this amazing opportunity to our children. Kindergarten and Middle School parents - more info coming soon regarding STEM for your students!

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Attention Bengal Artists!

Submission deadline: Thursday, October 20th

***Late submissions will not be accepted after this date***


The PTA Reflections Art Program encourages students to unleash creative talents and be inspired by expressing themselves imaginatively in their artwork. Students will tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by this year’s theme β€œShow Your Voice!”


Shop at ANY store at The Market Place between September 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023, submit your receipts, and earn money for our school!


Baja Fresh

Cherubic Tea

Christopher Perry

I Can Barbecue Korean Grill

J San Ramen

Old Navy

Regal Edwards Market Place


Whealthy Fusion Stir Fry

Upload receipts HERE.

*Submit receipts by 10/31 to earn 15 points per dollar spent. Receipts submitted after 10/31 will earn five points per dollar spent.


More Info & Updates

Volunteering πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

A HUGE Bengal thanks goes out to all of our parent volunteers - thank you for stepping up to make a difference for our Beacon Park students. Special thanks to the following parents who have already volunteered as chairpersons!

  • Marina Shaywitz - ACE; BrainStorm STEM
  • Maria Louie - Spirit Night (Restaurant) Fundraisers
  • Margaret Cheng - Fall Festival; Pajamarama; Guy Talk
  • Lien Nguyen - Fall Festival; Guy Talk
  • Anjali Pipriya - Reflections
  • Debbie Chung - Pajamarama
  • Naiya Mehta - Girl Talk
  • Annie Liu - Girl Talk
  • Stacy Borroto - Girl Talk
  • Radha Wuppalapati - Spelling Bee
  • Lesley Wright - Harvest Cup

There are still lots of volunteer opportunities for you to put your time and your talents to great use! Chairperson/co-chairperson opportunities include:

  • Book Fair (Oct. 24-28)
  • 7th/8th Grade Volley Fest Volleyball Tournament (Nov. 6)
  • Cultural Event (Jan. 26 - tentative)
  • Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament (Jan. 28)
  • Fun Run Social (Feb. 1 - tentative)
  • Silent Auction Fundraiser (Feb. 22 - Mar. 3)
  • Silent Auction Gala (Mar. 3 - tentative)
  • Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament (Mar. 17-19)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5)
  • STEM for K, 6th-8th
  • Fundraising (year-round)
  • Volunteers (year-round)
  • Hospitality (year-round)
  • Social programming (year-round)
  • Educational programming (year-round)

Many of these awesome programs will not run if we do not have a chairperson, so please contact Erin if you are interested in learning more! To sign up as a general volunteer, fill out the form HERE!

πŸ• First Class Pizza Spirit Night Fundraiser Update πŸ•

THANK YOU for an AMAZING turnout last Tuesday! Look what First Class had to say:

"Wow! That may have been one of our best fundraisers yet! Your PTA earned a total of $677.71....Thanks again for your support of First Class Pizza!"

We are so very proud of our Bengal community! See a quick video of the fun, food, friendship, and fundraising HERE!


Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Sept. 14th

Elementary Picture Day

Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 11am-10pm

Handel's Spirit Night Fundraiser (Irvine Marketplace location)

  • 20% of all full-priced orders goes back to PTA
  • Mention "Beacon Park School K-8" when ordering

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 6pm-6:30pm @ Library

Pajamarama (K-3rd grade)

  • RSVP link coming soon

Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 7pm @ Library

PTA Association Meeting

  • All members welcome!
  • Snacks and drinks available

Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 7pm @ Library

PTA Association Meeting

  • All members welcome!
  • Snacks and drinks available

Monday, Oct. 24th - Friday, Oct. 28th @ PAC

Book Fair (shopping hours TBD)

Sign up to volunteer HERE

Friday, Oct. 28th, 4pm-6:30pm @

Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat

Sign up to volunteer HERE


Beacon Park PTA

Beacon Park School PTA is recognized as a registered 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS. Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes.

Beacon Park Tax ID # 90-1122770
California PTA Tax ID # 5482
National PTA Tax ID # 168183

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