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Beaumont Blast 10/30/16


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 2:00p 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. Due to district guidelines, no food is permitted at the parties, including students' individual snacks.
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.

Thank you to our book fair committee chairs Mary Hashemi, Renee DelViscio, Michele Bolton, Peggy Myers, Sarah Kenneck, Elena Williamson and the countless volunteers for such a successful fall book fair event at Beaumont! 

Show your school spirit in our updated Beaumont Bear Gear. All sales will be placed online through Wayne Sporting Goods. The school store is open until November 7 and can be found at and look for the team store, Beaumont Elementary School. We have some exciting new gear including headbands, waterproof blankets for those cold sporting events, and Under Armour BES gear! All sales are final and items will be delivered before the holiday break. Don’t miss this opportunity to show your Beaumont Spirit!  Youth and Adult sizes are available.
Please note: We have switched vendors and are using an online store hosted by a well-respected retailer in our own community. We hope to have eliminated any problems we experienced last year. We hope you find this year’s store to be a better experience! 
For a printable flyer, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Cherny at

Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the Beaumont Boosterthon Fun Run! It’s an 8-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on November 9. Then families will have time to get pledges for every lap their student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate together at the Fun Run on November 18. Our goal is to raise funds to improve our playground area and to supply more technology to our teachers to continue to provide high quality educational experiences for all our children.
Students will also experience an amazing character theme, BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme about making a difference by getting into character. Our students will learn from five REAL kid difference-makers. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kids will inspire our students to practice the five “Character Acts” and make a difference in our community.
A packet will be sent home with your child on November 9th that will detail the Beaumont Boosterthon event and how to fundraise for our school. Also, all families are invited and encouraged to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run on November 18. Thank you for your support! Questions? Please contact chairs, Michelle Cherny, Autumn O’Reilly and Leah LeComte.

Kramer Drive would like to take the opportunity to invite Beaumont to their School Spirit Week, November 14-17 from 9a-9p, in their Berwyn store! The shop features the entire Kramer Drive stationary collection as well as carefully curated greeting cards and gifts from brands the owners love. Shoppers will receive 10% off of their purchase and Beaumont will receive 10% of the total sale. See attached flyer for more information.

The Beaumont School Store will have its grand opening for the year on Friday, November 4 at 8:30a and will be open until school starts for the day. Generally, the store will be open most Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 until the school day starts, and will be held in the front lobby.  The school store is staffed by MASH, including both parent and 4th grade volunteers.  Most items will cost less than $1 (some less than $2), so feel free to send your kids in with spare quarters that you find in your couch!  All proceeds will benefit the 4th graders’ favorite charity (they will soon be voting on this). Please contact Hema Shah if you have any questions at Thanks for helping your kids support a great cause!

Movie Night will be Friday, November 11. Voting has wrapped up and the winner is...Rio 2! A donation of $10 is suggested per child. Proceeds will benefit Beaumont Staff Cares Fund. Please see attached registration form, due by November 9.

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! 

Please review the attached flyer for important school health information, including information about head lice, when to keep your child home from school, and dental and physical exams. 

Please do not use the mailbox for dismissal notes. This mailbox is checked once every morning at 10am and used for absence notes. If you would like to send notes for dismissals or change of plans, please send them to both Mrs Toland ( AND Mrs. Gillespie ( or call the office - 610-240-1402.  We prefer all change of plans notes to come to the office before 2:00 PM each day. Thank you.

A note from Dr. Demming:
Please remember that no dogs are permitted on school district property according to School Board Policy/Regulation #7040 Use of Facilities, “No dogs are allowed on school property at any time, with the exception of guide or service dogs.” Thank you for following the district’s policies and regulations.

The HSA calendar has been updated; click here for the latest version. Of note, please save the date for the Parent Social on February 3, 2017

Our fourth grade MASH students have been invited to participate in a volunteer service project in collaboration with Villanova University’s 28th annual Special Olympics Fall Festival. They will be making posters and signs to cheer on the teams that will be competing at this year’s Fall Festival on November 4, 5, and 6 at Villanova University. In addition, all students and families are invited to attend the Fall Festival on Saturday November 5th, 2016, from 10am-1pm and cheer on the athletes and teams for whom the posters were made! While this is not a Beaumont sponsored activity, you and your family are invited to attend this fun, service-oriented, volunteer experience.
Any parents and children who wish to participate must complete the attached form. Questions? Contact community service chairs, Jen BacaniJen Bracco and Valerie Cheng.

If you would like to submit a group photo of 2 students or more smiling at the camera from a BES event or field trip (taken with at least a 10 megapixel camera or smart phone), to be considered for the Yearbook, please contact Claudette McCarron. Thank you to volunteers who have contributed their time and photos.
Yearbook Contacts:
Claudette McCarron,
Magan Pilato,

Beaumont's new foil-lined bar wrapper Terracycling effort (including energy bars, granola bars, cereal bars, and protein bars - please, no clear plastic wrappers) has gotten off to a great start! Consider bringing in any wrappers from after-school or weekend snacks and place these empty, foil-lined wrappers in the specially marked bin in the cafeteria. For more information, click here. Help our planet and help Beaumont!

T&E Care supports over 125 local families (including Beaumont families) in need, with the help of BES and other T/E schools, by donating presents for the holidays. Once again, Beaumont will be collecting kitchen supplies this year. We would appreciate new kitchen utensils, baking tools and storage containers. Think of what you use to make your holiday meals and donate what you find essential. View list for suggestionsPlease leave donations in the blue storage bin in the Lobby next to the Beaumont Bear from November 1 - 18. Thank you for your generosity and helping our local community. To learn more about how T&E Care helps the community, visit their website or if you would like to volunteer your time and help with the T&E Care Holiday Drive, sign up to volunteer. For questions, contact Claudette McCarron.

Check out November's newsletters for Beginning Readers and Intermediate Readers.
For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
• DELTA presents ComedySportz - Districts Educating and Learning through the Arts (DELTA) proudly presents ComedySportz on November 11th at 7pm at Valley Forge Middle School. For over 20 years, ComedySportz has been entertaining fans with improvisational theater as well as teaching students of all ages and backgrounds the art of improvisation. Students will see a performance of two teams of professional improvisers competing for points by playing a series of improv games. The audience is always a part of the interactive show; some lucky fans will even wind up on stage. Students will learn the basics of improvisation, the power of saying “Yes, and…” the joy of connecting through collaboration and the freedom of being silly. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at For more information, see attached flyer.
• Conestoga Ice Hockey Club - The Elementary school team is open to boys and girls in grades K-4. Some skating experience is recommended but not necessary. For more information, click here or contact Mike Graves at
• Science Explorers -
Science Club will meet on Thursdays in the Science Lab at Beaumont Elementary after school from 3:40-4:40p and is available to students in Grades 1-4. The next club topic, which begins on 12/8/16, is CRIME SCENE CAPERS. Please visit and click on After-School Clubs for more information..  Please contact Jill Shinn at or 609.315.6492 with any questions.
• 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!
• 'Stoga Showcase of Sound Cavalcade of Bands - Saturday, November 5, 5-9p at Teamer Field at Conestoga High School. The ‘Stoga Showcase of Sound is a cavalcade of marching bands from area high schools which come together to perform and compete. Ten bands will be featured. Conestoga’s own Marching Pioneers will be performing their show, 007. The price is $10 for adults ($8 for students and seniors). See attached flyer for more information or go to
• Rachel's Helping Hands 5K & Family Fun Walk - Register online at for this event on Sunday, November 13.  For more information, see attached flyer.
• T&E Care: Fall Fest Fundraiser - Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:30-11p. 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.
• Stoga Theater Production: You Can't Take it With You - November 17, 18 & 19 at 7p, November 19 at 2p at Conestoga High School. Tickets available at the door and online at
Come ready for an evening of laughter as two dysfunctional families navigate the engagement of their two children.
• Conestoga Boys Basketball Clinic - November 20, 1-4p. Conestoga will be holding a basketball clinic for boys in grades 1-8, cost $40. It will be held in the big Gym at Conestoga High school and benefits the high school basketball booster club. It's a great way for all kids to get ready for their basketball season or just get out among friends for some play. For more information, see attached flyer.
10/31 Mon., Day 1
• Halloween Parade and parties 2p

11/1 Tues., Day 2
• Chess Club 7:45-8:30a
• 3rd Grade Sports 3:30-4:30p
• Board Games Club 3:30-4:30p, pick up at front entrance

11/2 Wed., Day 3
• LingoKids 7:45-8:30a
• 4th Grade Sports 3:30-4:30p
• Lego Club 3:30-4:30p
• Reading Olympics 3:30-4:30p

11/3 Thurs., Day 4
• Lego Club 3:30-4:30p
• Animal Club 3:30-4:30p, pick up at front entrance
• Science Explorers 3:40-4:40p

11/4 Fri., Day 5
• Cultural Arts Assembly: Comedy Sportz


Please contact Courtney O'Brien with any questions about the openings below.

1. Indoor Beautification - Thank you to Stephanie Frederick for volunteering for next year's indoor beautification. If anyone is interested in co-chairing with Stephanie to help decorate the school lobby at the beginning of each month, please contact Courtney O'Brien. Current chairs Elena Williamson and Carey Gillis will help with the transition!

2. Cultural Arts - For the 2017-2018 school year, we need two volunteers to work together to plan all school assemblies. These people will coordinate schedules, contracts and assembly day details with lead teachers and staff at Beaumont as well as with the assembly providers. Chairs will also attend periodic Delta meetings at Easttown Library. This is a fun and rewarding job that gives chairs an opportunity to bring assemblies into our school and see firsthand the children's enthusiasm and excitement about being exposed to different cultural and art related experiences. Current chairs Alicia Asselta and Lindsey Weber.
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Beaumont Elementary
575 Beaumont Road
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 240-1400
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2016 - 2017

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

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