Bethel Springs Elementary School

October 1, 2018

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Join Us for the Harlem Wizards Game!

Join the fun at this year's Harlem Wizards vs. Garnet Valley Jaguars Basketball Game


Saturday, November 10, 2018


2:00 pm Garnet Valley High School


All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces


Due to the overwhelming success of the last 3 years, this event will no doubt be a sellout. Please purchase your tickets early for this event. Also, in honor of Veterans Day, all veterans in attendance will be recognized before the game.


Purchase Tickets Here


If the direct link doesn't allow access, please visit https://www.harlemwizards.com/

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Grandfriends' Day Visits Scheduled for October!

Our annual tradition of Grandfriends' Days will occur on the following dates:

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM


This is an occasion for a special adult in a student's life--grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent, family friend, etc.--to visit and share in a special activity. This is a day that our staff and students look forward to each year!


(Please note that the Grandfriends' Day schedule in the printed calendar distributed by the school district is incorrect. The correct schedule is shown above.)

Drop-off and Pick-up at the Gym

Parents,

In order to maintain the flow of the line at drop-off and pick-up, please do not get out of your vehicle. Please allow your child to exit/enter the car independently. This will make the process more efficient and help everyone with their busy schedules. Thank you for your help!


Mr. Piasecki and Mrs. Allen

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Jeans on Mondays

Our teachers will be wearing jeans on Mondays. In order to enjoy this added comfort, they will donate a dollar each Monday to support a variety of charities. So, please know that our teachers are supporting worthy causes while also enjoying the opportunity to dress down!
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Parent Education Opportunity: Screenagers

Dear Parents,

Through the generous sponsorship of the Garnet Valley School District Education Foundation, the district in partnership with the GV-CTC is hosting a free screening of the movie SCREENAGERS. The free event will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7PM in the GVMS Auditorium. Although the event is free, please click here to register.. After the screening, we will also host breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • Parenting for Cyber Safety and Netiquette

  • Social Media Q&A, Student Voices

  • Branding Digital Portfolio

  • Parenting Tips for Cell Phone Use

  • GV-CTC PAYS Presentation: What Does the Data Tell Us

We hope that you will plan to attend. Below is a flyer for the event as well as a quick synopsis of the movie.

SCREENAGERS Synopsis: Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

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School Picture Day: Friday, 10/12

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.

New Attendance App

New Absence Reporting System
Launched at the end of the last school year, the new School Messenger (Safe Arrival) Absence Reporting System makes it easy for parents/guardians to report their child's absence, reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance and will allow our staff to respond to unexplained student absences more efficiently. Please click here for directions on how to use your phone, app, or computer to report an absence.
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Important Announcements from the BSES HSA!

Parents’ Night out at Board & Brush: The HSA is very excited to announce that BSES is doing our first ever Parents’ Night out at Glen Mills Board & Brush on Friday, November 30th from 6:30-9:30pm. We have a limited number of seats, so book your spot before it fills up! All signs in the gallery are $65, and the HSA will receive a portion of the profits from this event!

Any questions please contact Colleen Buemi: ceo683@comcast.net


Click the following link to register: Board & Brush BSES 2018

Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser: Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer fundraising packets came home last week! In one of our most popular fundraisers, you can help our school while purchasing the candles, cookies, wrapping paper, popcorn, gifts, and more that you would have bought even it was it wasn’t a fundraiser! Use the online options to share the sale with friends and family and to take advantage of direct shipping to your home. For traditional ordering, send the order sheets and payment into school by Tuesday, October 9th and pick up your orders on Wednesday, November 14th. Please contact Dawn Wyzen with any questions: dawnw109@verizon.net.

Box Tops for Education:. We sent home forms for Box Tops last week- the collection will run until Friday, October 26th. Our new prize incentive for this collection is a special “Story Snack.” The class who collects the most box tops will win a special treat at snack time with a story from Mr. Piasecki or Mrs. Allen! If you need an extra form, please see the attached link: Box Top Form- Fall 2018

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND - Bonus Spiritwear Sale:. Because of the popularity of the Eagles and Tie-Dye Spiritwear t-shirts, the Spiritwear Committee is excited to offer an opportunity for anyone who missed out to order these items online for a limited time only! The last day to place your orders has been extended to Monday, October 1st, so place those last minute orders in either of two ways:

  1. Pay with a credit card using the Square Up Link https://squareup.com/store/bses-hsa

  2. Pay with cash/check by submitting your order information via Google form and sending your payment into school in an envelope. Checks should be written out to BSES HSA, and envelopes should be labeled with your name and "BSES Spiritwear Sale." https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey-2XijQ3GTWWbEwiGCiaFBhzkjID5BPuKkhJgqM_VUEyqOQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Orders are expected to arrive in mid October and will be delivered to the classroom you select in the ordering process.


Upcoming Dates:

  • September 28 Homeroom Parent/Classroom Photographer Meeting

  • September 30 Coupon Book Fundraiser Ends

  • October 8 Schools Closed- Inservice Day

  • October 12 Picture Day/Cookie & Candle Sale Ends


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

Follow us on social media-

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bseshsa/

Twitter: @bseshsa1


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: The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus. it has over 50 peaks with the highest reaching 2917 metres (9570 feet).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPL9h7QSpO0
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Important Dates Coming Up!

October 8 Teacher In-service No school for students

October 12 Fall Picture Day

October 24 Grandriends Day Grade 3 10-11AM; Grade 1 12:15-1:15 PM; Grade 2 1:30-2:30

October 25 Grandfriends Day Grade 4 9:15-10:15; Grade 5 11 AM-12PM

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