LAST WEEK TO ORDER YOUR 2016 - 2017 YEARBOOK ONLINE BY MARCH 31, FRIDAY
Don't miss your chance to order a Yearbook. This year's Yearbook is the same price at $22.00. Order a Yearbook ONLINE by March 31, Friday. Visit: www.jostens.com > Click on 2017 Yearbook link. For sales questions on orders, contact Magan Pilato and if you have inquiries about photos, contact Claudette McCarron.
TESD ENCOURAGES RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN OPPOSING PROPERTY TAX ELIMINATION
At the January 23, 2017 School Board meeting, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board adopted a resolution opposing legislation that would eliminate school property taxes. This proposal is currently being considered by state legislators and, if passed, has the potential to leave schools dramatically underfunded by eliminating property taxes and replacing them with increases in personal income tax and sales tax, which are subject to shortfalls during economic downturns.
The shift from the property tax to the income tax and sales tax will have a harmful effect on the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Many of our District’s top quality programs result from careful planning and funding at the local level with a strategic focus on providing our students what they need to succeed in tomorrow’s world. This legislation will strip TESD of the ability to function independently, effectively making local authorities dependent upon Harrisburg. Funding will flow through the state, eliminating financial discretion for local districts. High quality programs that exceed state mandates and minimum standards require funding currently provided locally.
The District encourages interested parents and community members to send correspondence to legislators. Click here for more detailed information and contact information for our legislators.
T&E CARE'S 6TH ANNUAL KIDS CLOTHING EVENT, MARCH 31 AND APRIL 1
T&E Care is hosting a community fundraiser open to the public on March 31, Friday, 2-6pm, and April 1, Saturday, 9am-12pm at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 600 Walker Rd, Wayne, PA.
Fill a Bag / $10 Donation Appreciated
to purchase clothes for Infants through Teens including shoes, boots, coats, hats, and gloves. Special Pop-Up Shop for Teen Girls. View Flyer for more details. We need volunteers who can help transport clothing donated from Claudette McCarron's house to St. Matthew's on March 29, Wednesday, between 3-5pm. If you drive an SUV or large vehicle and are able to help, please sign up. If you would like to volunteer at the event, go to SignUpGenius. Thank you for your generous donations and helping the T/E community. The clothing drive at Beaumont has ended and we have stopped collecting clothing. If you have clothes to donate, please drop them off at St. Matthew's on March 29, Wednesday, between 4-6pm. For questions, contact Claudette McCarron.
FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE PICTURES
For those of you who attended the Father-Daughter Dance, the pictures have arrived! Pictures will be sent home in backpacks, but you can also download a picture through this link.
FOURTH GRADE TALENT SHOW SIGN UP
Don't forget to sign up for the Fourth Grade Talent Show before March 31 by emailing Lesley Dente at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit acts to 2 minutes. This year, there will only be a daytime performance at 2 pm on May 12; please note the date and time changes below.
3/31 - Last day to sign up for Talent Show
5/9 and 5/11 - Dress Rehearsals: 3:30 - 4:30 in the BES Cafeteria
5/12 - Talent Show: 2 PM in the BES Cafeteria
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Thanks to everyone who RSVP’d for the mother son baseball game, to be held on Sunday, April 30, at 2:05 p.m. (buffet will start at 1:00 and will last through the game). We cannot accept any more RSVP’s for tickets or tshirts. Tickets and tshirts will be distributed in mid-April. Any questions, please contact Angie Polizzi at email@example.com.
FLITE VS HARLEM WIZARDS - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Get ready for the Harlem Wizards, one night only on March 31, 2017. FLITE has invited the Harlem Wizards to return and take on the T/E FLITE Crew - a team of T/E teachers, administrators and students. You won't want to miss this fun night of trick hoops and alley-oops! This exciting community event raises money for FLITE funded programs in our school district. Click here for ticket information; link to flyer. Click here for more information.
Sponsor this ever-popular event! Receive great publicity while helping FLITE fund important educational programs for local students. Link to more information on sponsorship.
Would you be interested in sending T/E students to the game who otherwise would not be able to attend? Please click the following link for more information.
TECHNOLOGY & KIDS (K-6) - NEGOTIATING THEIR TECH DEPENDENCY - EMPOWERING PARENTS
On Wednesday, March 29 from 7-8:30p at Hillside Elementary School, ARCH invites parents and care-givers to this timely presentation. Topics being discussed include: rules for app-driven devices; exploring our connected culture reality; defining “Generation Z”; as well as reinforcing the TESD Digital Citizenship curriculum at home. Link to the flyer.
BEAUMONT HSA OPENINGS
We have several openings for people to get involved with Beaumont and the HSA, including volunteering and leading one our many committees. Please check the Help Wanted section to the left for our most recent openings, including Pizza Bingo chairs. Contact Courtney O'Brien if you are interested. Thank you!
STAFF / TEACHER PROFILE
LEARN MORE ABOUT MRS. PORSCHE DAVIS-TAYLOR
• Position: Beaumont Librarian
• Started at Beaumont: August 2014
• Other Current BES Roles:
Devon Elementary Librarian on Day 2 in the morning
• Former BES Roles or at other schools/companies:
Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher at Collegium Charter School in Exton, PA
• Favorite BES Spirit Day:
• 3 Adjectives that Best Describe Her:
Kind, Fair and Loving
• Favorite Hobbies:
Cooking, reading, hiking, and crafts
• Favorite Place to Visit:
Hershey Park, PA
• Fun Facts:
Served in the Army in Military Intelligence at Fort Huachuca, AZ; her husband, Mack, is a Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania; her children are Roland (15) and McKenzie (7)
• Best thing about being a Teacher:
She loves being able to laugh with students; she also loves teaching because she learns something new from students every day.
For questions on BES Staff / Teacher Profiles
, contact Claudette McCarron.
For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
• Science Explorers Summer Camp – Camps will be offered for children age 4-11. Register online at www.scienceexplorers.com or call 610-816-5047.