Beardsley News

October 8, 2021

Homework Club and After School Activities

We are glad we are able to offer Homework Club for our Bears! This is a time and a space in the Library Media Center for students to study after school or after their club is finished meeting and before the activity buses come. It is not a social space. It is intended to be a study space.

Please review the following expectations with your student. Please note that students not following the expectations may not be able to participate in the future.


  • Students need to be working quietly on homework or reading a book.

  • Listening to the teacher in Homework Club

  • Listening to the bus drivers on the Activity Buses

  • Being Responsible and Safe on the bus by following mitigation measures like staying in your seat and wearing your mask, using quiet voices, and refraining from eating or drinking while on the bus.


  • Attending Homework Club as soon as the activity is done.

  • Pushing in chairs, cleaning up their area.

  • Using their Chromebook and cell phone wisely

  • Students are to be staying with a teacher/club/sport then reporting to Homework Club


  • Signing in and out during that time, filling out the seating chart.

  • Sitting in the seat they signed up for in Homework Club and on the Activity Bus

ParentVue Log In

  • IMPORTANT: Parents, if you have not logged into ParentVue this year or have forgotten your password, please try to log in to ensure you have access. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot Password button and/or contact the school main office.

    IMPORTANTE: Si no ha iniciado sesión en ParentVue este año o ha olvidado su contraseña, asegúrese de tener acceso. Si olvidó su contraseña, haga clic en el botón Olvidé mi contraseña y / o comuníquese con la oficina principal de la escuela

Poms!- Physicals Needed to Participate

Tryouts for Poms are next week!

Please be sure to have physicals on file and register in 8 to 18 on the website.

Poms Tryouts for 7th and 8th Graders

Are you ready to be on the 2021-2022 Pom Squad?!...Of course you are!

Learn the routine - Tuesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 14th, 4:30 to 7 pm

Bring a snack if you would like. Yes, attend both days.

Tryouts - Friday, October 15th starting right after school

Make sure you sign up on 8to18 and have a current physical on file.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hivon -

Stomp Out Bullying!

We give our students daily reminders from out PBIS matrix to keep them Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Please review at home as well.

Anti- Bullying

Monday, October 11th

Your PBIS ANTI BULLYING tidbit for today is: Be RESPECTFUL : Get familiar with what bullying is and what it is not. If you recognize any of the descriptions, stay calm, stay respectful, and tell an adult as soon as possible.

Tuesday, October 12th WEAR BLUE!

Your PBIS ANTI BULLYING tidbit for today is: Be SAFE: If you feel uncomfortable with the comments or actions of someone… tell someone! It is better to let a trusted adult know, than to let the problem continue.

Wednesday, October 13th

Your PBIS ANTI BULLYING tidbit for today is: Be SAFE. If you feel like you are as risk of harming yourself or others, get help right away.

Thursday, October 14th

Your PBIS ANTI BULLYING tidbit for today is: Be RESPONSIBLE by remembering that bullying does not only happen at school. It can happen anywhere, including through text, social media, and other places on the internet.

Friday, October 15th

Your PBIS ANTI BULLYING tidbit for today is: Be RESPONSIBLE by learning more about cyberbullying and how to respond if it happens to you by visiting

Halloween in Middle School

Elementary schools celebrate Halloween with classroom parties, but at HBMS we celebrate with a Student Council sponsored SPIRIT WEEK. No parties are held and treats are not permitted. In addition, the dress up days are to be those approved as part of the Spirit Week. No costumes please.

HBMS PTO Happenings!

Important Upcoming Dates:

October 4th – October 29th Fall Fundraiser – Charleston Wrap

October 10th Spirit Wear On-Line Sales Ends!!

October 12th 6:30 – 7:30pm HBMS PTO Meeting

October 14th Portillo’s Dining for Dollars

PTO Meeting – Tuesday, October 12th

The next meeting of the HBMS PTO is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th from 6-7pm in the LMC. We have so many exciting initiatives happening this fall and are so in need of parent volunteers. Please join us next Tuesday to hear more and join in on the planning.

Fall Fundraiser – Charleston Wrap

By now everyone should be aware of the Fall Fundraiser with Charleston Wrap. Our school fundraising goal for this on-line effort is $7,000! In addition to exceptional quality gift wrap, Charleston Wrap has more than 2,500 unique gift items to choose from. Please be sure to register your student and email, text and post to social media to earn redeemable points. In addition, there will be weekly announcements and awards for student sellers, gift card awards for the top seller in each grade, and a raffle for all those that participated in the sale at the end of the campaign. Have your students checkout the goal thermometer in the cafeteria to keep track of our progress! We are currently at the $1,000 mark!! Great work!!

Here’s how to help:
1) Visit to register today! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 22447 to register! One registration per family.
2) Send 10 unique and valid shopping email invites to your friends & family using our invite tool at registration.
3) Shop! With over 2,500 gift ideas, you can check-off your holiday gift-list and support our important cause, too.

Spirit Wear Sale

Monday, October 12th is the last call for the HBMS on-line Spirit Wear sale! Don’t miss out on getting your sweatshirts for the fall months ahead! .

Dining for Dollars!

Mark your calendars! The next Dining for Dollars event will be hosted by Portillo’s on October 14th! 5:00 -- 8:00 PM at the Portillo's located at 855 Cog Circle, Crystal Lake. See the flyer attached as you will need to show it on your phone or bring to Portillo's.

Upcoming Events


4 --- 29 All School Fundraiser

11 - No School, Columbus Day

12 - Wear Blue - Stomp Out Bullying!

12 - PTO meeting - LMC at 6:30

13 - Term 1 Reports posted in ParentVue

14 - Portillo's Dining for Dollars, Check the website for details

20 - Early Release Day, 1 pm

Contact Information

Attendance Line (English and Spanish) (815)788-5758

Main School Line (815)788-5750

Fax number (815)479-5119

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Tina Gonzalez - Admin Assistant (

Kathleen Gluck - Admin Assistant (

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