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Beaumont Blast 10/9/16

THANK YOU ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND BEAUMONT DIRECTORY CHAIRS

A HUGE thanks to Bobbi Foster and Courtney Dunkle for their hard work in making the Ice Cream Social this past Thursday a big success and a lot of fun for our students and families. View Ice Cream Social photos taken by Yearbook volunteers on the BES HSA website. Note: If you see a photo of your child and would prefer to remove it from the website, please email Claudette McCarron, Yearbook Co-Chair and HSA Website Designer/Administrator.

We also wish to thank Sarah Kenneck and Colleen Mahoney for getting the Beaumont 2016-17 directories out. We couldn't have delivered this in such a timely manner without them.
NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Beaumont will be closed on
Wednesday, October 12 in observance of Yom Kippur.

BEAUMONT DIRECTORY DISTRIBUTION
The Beaumont Directory and Parent Handbook was distributed this past week to those who ordered them. This handbook is a wealth of information about policies, procedures and activities here at Beaumont. Please take some time to read over the front part of the handbook to learn more about our school. If you didn’t order a directory but would like one, please send a check payable to BES H.S.A. for $8 to the office and we’ll make sure you get one.

BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES (B.U.I.L.D.) 
B.U.I.L.D. is a group of parents and professionals of the T/E School District, who have formed a support group for parents of children with learning differences. The October meeting is 
in Room 201 of the T/E Administration, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700, Wayne, PA 19087 on Wednesday, October 12 from 7-8:30 pm. Dr. Andrea Chipego, Director of Individualized Student Service will speak on "Special Education in T/E." To learn more about BUILD, visit their page
on the T/E website.

OCTOBER BOOK FAIR
Ahoy matey's! The Fall Book Fair is coming October 24-28 and we're planning fun events all week long in the Large Group Room. This fall's theme is Pirates, so let's help our students collect some loot for a week of hunting treasure at the Beaumont Fall Book Fair.
Book Fair Schedule:
Class Visits: Kids visit with their class, find book, bring home a wish list of books, and parents may send money for kids to make purchases. See attached schedule to check when your child will be visiting.
Special Book Fair Events:
Tuesday October 25, 7:30-8:30a - Donuts with Dad: Bring a dad, granddad, brother or other special person for donuts and coffee.
Thursday October 27, 5:30-7:30p - Family Night: Bring the family and buy pizza and dessert in the cafeteria.
We need several volunteers to help the Book Fair run smoothly during class visits, Family Night and clean-up, so please help out if you can. Questions? Contact Mary Hashemi or Renee Del Viscio.


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. Contact Courtney O'Brien if you are interested. Thank you! 

WALKING CLUB
Have you heard your children mention how much they enjoy walking club and how they are progressing towards their goals to win prizes? Walking club is a simple, fun way to get involved and see your kids in action on the playground. We are in particular need of first and second grade parents to volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday mornings through November 15 in order to keep this Beaumont tradition going. We will not be able to continue the fall walking club without your help.
Volunteers cover two shifts: First and Second Graders 11:20-12:30 or Third and Fourth Graders 12:30-1:30. Click here to sign up or contact Courtney Dunkles or Bobbi Foster.

KWAME ALEXANDER AUTHOR VISIT
Kwame Alexander will be visiting Beaumont on
Wednesday, October 26th, with a 9am presentation for grades K-2 and a 10am presentation for grades 3&4. For students who have purchased a book (book order form attached), there will also be a book signing in the library immediately following the 10am presentation where they will be able to meet Kwame face to face. If you would like to purchase a book, tomorrow, Monday October 10 is the last day to hand in your order form. To learn more about Kwame, visit his website.

READING CONNECTIONS
Check out October's newsletters for Beginning Readers and Intermediate Readers.

FIELD TRIP VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO HAVE BACKGROUND CLEARANCES

Parent volunteers who wish to be chaperones on field trips are required to have background clearances. Please see the district website under Human Resources for information to obtain background clearances. You can also call the Beaumont main office at 610-240-1400 if you have any questions or need assistance to obtain your clearances.  
The next field trip is scheduled for second grade on
October 18. Second grade is still in need of field trip chaperones. Please contact your child’s teacher about the trip and please be sure to have your clearances sent into the school district’s human resources department to be eligible to be a chaperone. 

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HALLOWEEN PARADE
In light of recent events throughout the nation, clown costumes or costumes of a clown-like figure will not be permitted for our Halloween Parade/Dress up day activities. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring our students enjoy the activities.
The Beaumont Halloween Parade begins at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 31. The parade will begin at the main front entrance, continue along the carline, and into the carpool circle doors. Please do not park your cars in the car pool circle so we can have enough room for all parents to see the parade. There is extra parking available across the street at Hilltop Park. Please be aware that any parent visiting the parade or parties must be immediately recognizable in accordance with our district safety guidelines. Any parent choosing to wear a costume should not wear any part of the costume that covers the face.
The classroom parties are scheduled for 2:15. Parent/volunteer dismissal will be at 3:00. The morning Kindergarten students’ parade will begin at 9:30 AM. They will parade through the hallways of the school and in the car pool circle. Their party will begin immediately following the parade.
Remember when choosing costumes please avoid costumes that include:
1. gory subjects – costumes depicting monsters, blood, death, horror creatures, controversial political figures, or other frightening characters.
2. weaponry – items resembling guns, swords, rifles, knives, or other weapons
3. avoid full face coverings – material or masks that inhibit vision or breathing or cause students to be unrecognizable. Latex masks are not allowed.
Police presence is scheduled for this event to follow our schools and district’s safety
practices.
 
For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
• Support FLITE at Devon Whole Foods - Do you shop at Devon Whole Foods? Did you know you could opt to Support Kids in T/E? The Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown has been selected as Devon Whole Foods Market’s Nickels for Non-Profits beneficiary for the upcoming quarter, now thru mid-January. When shopping at the Devon Whole Foods Market, consider bringing your own shopping bag, and when checking out select the option to donate the $.05 savings from your bill to FLITE!
• Girls Youth Basketball Clinic - Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am. A Girls Youth Basketball  Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 (9:30-11:30am) at VF Middle School for girls in grades 2 - 8. Pre-registration is encouraged. Link to flyer
Community Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3-5pm. The event will be held in the parking lot of Berwyn United Methodist Church 140 Waterloo Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312, www.berwynumc.org. There will be treats, crafts and decorated trunks. We will have Teal Pumpkin stations as well. This free event is open to everyone in the community.
• Rachel's Helping Hands 5K & Family Fun Walk - Register online at www.rachelshelpinghands.org for this event on Sunday November 13, 2016.  For more information, see attached flyer.
• T&E Care: Fall Fest Fundraiser - Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:30-11 pm. T&E Care is a non-profit local organization that provides financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the T/E township. Join T&E Care for a fun evening of dinner, dancing to the Americana and country tunes of Wheelhouse, line dance lessons by Cindy Brauer of Mojo Fitness, and lots of great raffle and auction prizes. Event and raffle tickets and details are available now on T&E Care's website. Raffle prizes include Avalon shore house (only 100 tickets sold for this prize), $1000 in wine, $700 treadmill, $200 Matador gift card, and $450 earrings. You do not have to be present to win. This event raises much needed funds for T&E Care, so your support is very important.
 
10/10 Mon., Day 5
• 2nd Grade Sports 3:30-4:30p
• Running Club 3:30-4:30p

10/11 Tues., Day 6
• Chess Club 7:45-8:30a
• 3rd Grade Sports 3:30-4:30p
• Board Games Club 3:30-4:30p

10/12 Wed.
No school

10/13 Thurs., Day 1
• Lego Club 3:30-4:30p
• Animal Club 3:30-4:30p
• Science Explorers 3:40-4:40p

10/14 Fri., Day 2
• Fourth grade to YMCA
• Fire Truck Visit 9:45a & 1p
 
BEAUMONT AND THE HSA NEED HELP!

Two Beaumont Directory chairs needed for the 2017-18 year. First chair to design and layout the directory (using Adobe InDesign), and second chair will organize and assist all the paperwork for the directory orders. Sarah Kenneck and Colleen Mahoney were the team behind this production for a few years. They are ready to pass on this project but will assist with the transition. Please contact Courtney O'Brien if you are interested. 
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Beaumont Elementary
575 Beaumont Road
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 240-1400
Beaumont Website

HSA BOARD MEMBERS
2016 - 2017

• Co-President:
  Courtney O'Brien
• Co-President:
  Ann McCarthy
• 1st Vice President
  (Volunteers):
  Megan Schwartz
• 2nd Vice President
  (Homeroom Parents):
  Paula Cardenas (Hodgman)
• VP of
  Communications
  (BES Blast):
  Valerie Cheng (Tsang)
• Treasurer:
  Michele Bolton
• Assistant Treasurer:
  Jessica Weinberg
• Secretary:
  Peggy Myers



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