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Beaumont Blast 1/22/17


A special thank you to our Beaumont Pizza Bingo Committee Chairs, Katie Galef, Min Lubiniecki, and Angie Polizzi, who put on a fun-filled evening for all, and a huge thank you to all of the families who came out and joined us!

We had a record turn-out for Friday’s pizza bingo. Thank you to everyone who attended and made this one of Beaumont’s biggest and best pizza bingo nights, and also for donating prizes and money for the event! Thank you also to all of our wonderful volunteers….we could not put on this event without you. And finally, a big shout out to our fabulous bingo callers – Mr. Parrotta and Mrs. McConaghy. See you next year!

Some fun Beaumont traditions are coming up! See below for more information...

PARENT SOCIAL - Friday, February 3, 7pm - 10 pm
Time to book your sitter because the Parent Social on February 3 is quickly approaching! Check those backpacks, invitations will be going out next week in backpacks! The night promises to be a casual Super Bowl themed fun event with some of our traditional Beaumont auction items, parent sponsored parties, and some fun raffles.  Please join us and get those response cards in ASAP - the event is less than a month away!

And back by popular demand, the Wine Raffle returns! If you would like to donate a bottle (or two), please contact Cara Wiechecki ( or Courtney O'Brien ( The drop off locations will be at either of their homes. Please drop them a quick note to see where to drop the bottles. In past years, we have been able to give away a fine selection of bottles to three couples. We hope to get the same amount this year.

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE - Saturday, February 11, 6-8:30p
Break out the fancy clothes and dancing shoes! The Father-Daughter Dance will be February 11, 2017 from 6 to 8:30p. This year's theme is "A Night in Old Hollywood," and promises an evening of glamour and glitz.
Volunteers are needed to help decorate the lobby, cafeteria, and gym on Friday, February 10 from 2p until 10p so please stop by and help. Adult volunteers are also needed to help out the night of the dance. Please also consider donating items for the Father/Daughter Dance on Feb. 11th. A list of items needed and all volunteer sign ups can be found at this link or contact for more information.

There will be a school board meeting on Monday, January 23 at 7:30p at Conestoga High School. The agenda includes a discussion of a resolution opposing proposed legislation which eliminates school property taxes. There will be a presentation by Dr. Wendy Towle and Arthur J. McDonnell on this topic. Click here for the full agenda.

The Elementary Family Health Unit will begin after February 1. For more information, see attached letters from Dr. Demming for students in grades K-3 and in grade 4. Please remember to complete and return the form indicating your preference for which Family Health Unit your child will participate in by this Wednesday, January 25.

Master Cheng is a Chinese papercutter who visits Beaumont's 2nd grade each year. He will be visiting this Thursday, January 26. Second grade parents are invited to watch this artist at work during your child's assigned classroom visit. Please see schedule below.

9-9:35 Bolger 
9:35-10:05 Parrotta
10:30-11:05 Fisher 
11:05-11:40 Buchanan

Valentine’s Day parties are scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 as follows:
Kindergarten – AM class  9:15-10:00a
                         PM class 12:45-1:30p
First grade – 10:15a
Second through fourth grades – 2:15–3:00p
Please remember that in accordance with the District policy/regulation about food in schools, no food or food items can be offered or shared with others during the parties or attached to Valentine cards.

It's priceless to look back and see how much your child has grown from Kindergarten to 4th Grade at Beaumont by purchasing a Yearbook each year. This year's Yearbook is the same price at $22.00. For questions on Yearbook orders, contact Magan Pilato. If you would like to submit photos (with 2 or more students smiling) to be considered for Yearbook, contact Claudette McCarron. Please visit the School Office or Library if you would like to see a copy of last year's Yearbook. The Yearbook volunteers are conscientious to ensure that every grade and each child are represented in many of the school and classroom events.

To help the environment and for your convenience,order a Yearbook ONLINE by March 31.
> Click on 2017 Yearbook link for buying options

A reminder that After School Sports begins this week; please see the following schedule. Questions? Contact Mrs. McConaghy at 610-240-2511. 
Monday - 2nd grade
Tuesday - 3rd grade
Wednesday - 4th grade

The Spring season will begin Tuesday, February 7 and ends on March 28. Meetings will be held in the cafeteria on Tuesdays from 7:45 am – 8:30 am. Please see attached information sheet and registration form.

The next BUILD meeting will be on January 24 at 7 pm at the T/E Administration Building, Rm 201. Nancy Allard, Ma, OTR/L will be speaking on the topic, "Dysgraphia and other Fine Motor Challenges." Click here for more information.

Time to change your toothbrush? Can't squeeze out any more toothpaste from that tube? Then send in your oral care waste this week! Terracycle is offering 200 bonus points for every shipment we send in before the end of the month. The oral care waste Terracycle bin is by the greeter's desk. (Juice pouch and foil-lined bar wrapper terracycling remains ongoing, as well as Crayola brand marker recycling.) Help Beaumont and help our planet!

Thinking about summer break and what to do with the kids? Devon Elementary will be running the annual Mainline Camp Fair at Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Rd, Berwyn, on January 25 from 5:30-8:30p. Representatives from approximately 100 camps will be there to discuss their programs. See attached flyer for more information.

Get ready for the Harlem Wizards, one night only on March 31, 2017. 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. Online ticket sales begin on February 15 at 10a. Click here for more information.

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!


Position: Third Grade Teacher
• Started at Beaumont: 1990 (27th year)
• Other Current BES Roles: Teacher for Kindergarten, Second Grade and Challenge; Teacher on Assignment with TESD Office; Teacher in Derry Township across the street from the Hershey Chocolate Factory; Student Teacher through Penn State's exchange program in Chichester, England
 • Favorite BES Spirit Day: Team Jersey Day
• 3 Adjectives that Best Describe Her: Genuine, Caring, Creative
• Favorite Hobbies: Watching Penn State football games; reading on the beach; playing with her mastiff puppy, Myrtle
• Favorite Places to Visit: Aruba, Happy Valley (Penn State), Cape May Court House, NJ
• Fun Facts: Has been married to Mike Capriola (Mr. Cap) for 21 years; has two daughters, Danielle, a freshman at Penn State and Nicole, a freshman at Great Valley High School
 • Best thing about being a Teacher: Every day is something new. It is an honor to spend every day in the "Corner Room", work under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Demming, and teach with her third grade level partners. Teaching is very rewarding, and the true reward for her is to see her students learning and loving school.
For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
• Spring Squash Program - Registration is open for Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club's elementary school spring squash program. Click here for more information.
• Wolf Performing Arts Center Summer Camp The Summer Theatre Camp experience of Wolf Performing Arts Center offers programs for performers in grades K-12: Click here for more information.

• LingoKids - Registration is open for the new session of LingoKids, starting January 11. Classes are offered at Beaumont in Spanish, French or German on Wednesdays, 1/11-3/22/17 from 7:45-8:30a. Cost: $160 or $145 for each additional sibling. For more information, go to or contact Helena Malarkey at or 484 318 8334.
• 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 1/26/16, is KITCHEN CHEMISTRY. Please visit and click on After-School Clubs for more information. Please contact Jill Shinn at or 609.315.6492 with any questions.
1/23 Mon., Day 1
• Kindergarten registration
• 3:30-4:30 - 2nd gr. Sports

1/24 Tues., Day 2
• Kindergarten registration
• 3:30-4:30 - 3rd gr. Sports

1/25 Wed., Day 3
• 3:30-4:30 - 4th gr. Sports

1/26 Thurs., Day 4
• 9-12p Master Cheng
• 3:40-4:40 - Science Explorers

1/27 Fri., Day 5
• 9:15 Chinese New Year Parade

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

1. Creative Volunteers Needed -
We are looking for one volunteer from each grade. This volunteer will work with individual classes in each grade to create a themed art project that will be auctioned off at the Parent Social on February 3.  This should only take one afternoon of your time to go into the classrooms to "paint" your canvas which we will supply. If you are interested, please contact Erin Muhly or Ann McCarthy.

2. Book Fair - We need two additional book fair chairs for the 2017-2018 school year. Please consider joining this fun group to lead the two 📚 book fairs sponsored by the HSA. Both Mary Hashemi and Renee DelViscio will be leaving Beaumont at the end of the school year and will help with the transition. 

3. 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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HSA Community Corner

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Beaumont Elementary
575 Beaumont Road
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 240-1400
Beaumont Website

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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