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Beaumont Blast 9/18/16

On the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, people around the world take part in various activities and organize events centered on the theme “peace.” Beaumont students will be engaged in cross grade activities, which will promote the idea of peace on a personal and world wide scale.  Beaumont students are encouraged to wear a white shirt - the color that represents peace - to school that day.
We will be having Peace Picnics outside during lunch. Please send your child to school with a beach towel to sit on during that time.  There will be two lunch options in the cafeteria on Peace Day, pizza or PBJ.  Children will purchase their lunch before going outside for the picnic.  Of course you are always welcome to bring a lunch from home!
The third and final back to school night will take place on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30pm for grades 3 - 4.  
From HSA Co-Presidents Courtney O'Brien & Ann McCarthy
In our welcome back letter included in the Back To School paperwork, we mentioned the Beaumont Bear Campaign. The form for direct donations may have been left out of some backpacks! We apologize for the inconvenience and wanted to include it in the next few blasts for everyone to access. Here is some background on the Proud to be a Beaumont Bear Campaign.
Thank you!

In 2012, we implemented a Proud to Be Beaumont Bears direct donation campaign and reduced the number of small fundraisers.  Please consider making our Beaumont HSA a recipient of your charitable contribution.  Since our HSA is a non-profit entity, your donation is 100% tax deductible.
At the top of the school’s wish list this year is to purchase more iPads, playground improvements, robotics, and library furniture, all needed for the school.  These items are to enhance our children’s experience at Beaumont. 
Thank you for considering a Proud to Be Beaumont Bears contribution.  We are grateful for your support.  To participate in our Proud To Be Beaumont Bears, please use the attached form (also found at

After School Clubs Sponsored by HSA:
The After School Clubs will 
begin the week of October 3rd for 8 weeks. We are offering the Animal Club, Board Games Club, Lego Club, Reading Olympics,  and Running Club for the Fall Session. Look for the Registration form this upcoming week in your child's backpack, as well as in next week's Blast. 
After School Clubs Contacts:
Paula Cardenas (Hodgman),
Katie Donnelly,
Chess Club:  The Fall season will begin Tuesday, October 4 and ends on December 6.  Meetings will be held in the cafeteria on Tuesdays from 7:45 am - 8:30 am.  See attached flyer and registration form for more information.
After-school SportsIt’s almost time to kick off the 2016-2017 After School Sport’s Program! The After School Sports program allows students in grades 2-4 to participate in fun games and activities with their peers after school. This is FREE for all students who would like to participate. There will be two sessions available for you to choose from. The fall session will start October 10th and the winter session will begin in January. The sessions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  
Monday- 2nd Grade- Mr. Parrotta
Tuesday- 3rd Grade- Mr.Parrotta
Wednesday- 4th Grade -Ms. Fisher  
The After School Sports Program runs from 3:30-4:30pm.  All students should be picked up outside in the car pool circle at 4:30.  Please be on time when picking up your child.
Lateness could result in withdrawal from the After School Sports privilege.  
All students who participate in any scholastic activities are required to be fully covered by insurance in case of accident or injury. Please fill out the attached
Insurance Exemption and Waiver Form, and return it with the registration slip to Mrs. McConaghy by Wednesday, October 5th.  
LingoKids:  Language classes are offered in Spanish, French or German.  There are still a few spots available!
Wednesdays from 7:45 - 8:30 am (please note the time change!)
September 28 - December 14
(10 weeks - no class on half days or when school is closed)
Cost: $160 or $145 for each additional sibling
For more information and to register, click here or contact Helena Malarkey at or 484 318-8334.
Science Explorers: The first club of the school year begins on 9/29/16 in the Science Lab, open to grades 1-4. The first club topic is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE.  

Thursdays from 3:40-4:40 pm
Class size is limited to 20 students per club.  Please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Contact Jill Shinn at or 609.315.6492 with any questions.
For a printable flyer, click here or visit and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost, or to register your child

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!! This year's Beaumont Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday Sept 29 from 5:30-7:00. Bring the entire family for dessert and spend time catching up with old friends and new friends. There will be freezer pops for those with allergies. If you are interested in helping, click here to sign up. This is an event that does not take up much of your time so we would love to have you join us. We would also be thrilled to have a guest appearance from the Beaumont Bear. We are looking for a parent, older sibling, friend, nephew, niece, aunt, uncle - basically ANYONE who is brave enough to put on the costume and greet the kids for a short period of time. It's always great for our new students to meet the Beaumont Bear. Please contact co-chairs Courtney Dunkle and Bobbi Foster if you have any questions or if you want to be the Bear!!!!!!. 


For a list of school events, please see the updated HSA calendar.  One important change to note, the ever-popular Father-Daughter dance has been moved to Saturday, February 11.

Beaumont subscribes to Reading Connection which is a monthly newsletter from Resources for Educators. Reading Connection delivers tips and activities for parents to support children’s reading, writing, and language development, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Please check out September's newsletters for Beginning Readers and Intermediate Readers.

A note from Principal Dr. Stephanie Demming
Dear Beaumont Families,
Beaumont truly values its volunteers, and they support a variety of school programs and events. The District has revised the policies and regulations related to volunteer clearances in relation to current state law. Here is the District's regulation #1300 "Volunteers". In this regulation, you will find many details about the parameters for which types of volunteers need to have clearances on file and which do not.

In summary:
• At the elementary level, all field trip chaperones/volunteers will need to have their clearances on file.
• Generally, classroom party or classroom volunteers do NOT need to have clearances.
• No clearances are required for volunteers at HSA/PTO events or programs.

Again, please see the attachment and the link to the T/E Human Resources Department for more information and how to send in your clearances.

We will be continuing our Terracycling collection this year.  For those of you who are new to Beaumont or to Terracycling, Terracycle is a company that collects waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, and instead recycles or "upcycles" it into new products like lunch bags, backpacks, and scrapbooks (for more information, go to The collection bins are located by the greeter's desk and in the cafeteria.
Items we are collecting include:
1. Oral care waste: toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, toothpaste/toothbrush packaging, and empty floss boxes
2. Juice pouches (please make sure they are empty).
3. Crayola brand markers
Thanks for helping Beaumont and our planet! For questions, contact Valerie Cheng.

For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
•  Cub Scouts - On Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00pm Cub Scout Pack 113 will hold a Join Scouting Night at Beaumont Elementary in the cafeteria.  If you have boys in grades 1 through 5, come out to learn more about our Pack and meet parent leaders.  You will be able to register your child at this event.
About Cub Scout Pack 113:
Sponsored by Berwyn United Methodist Church, most Den meetings and Pack events are held there (field trips & camping are off-site).  Most of our Cubs attend Beaumont Elementary or T/E Middle School.  Our Pack is open, welcoming, and adventurous.  We focus on building relationships and skills while having fun and giving back to our community.  We go camping, do community service projects, race hand-made wooden cars in the Pinewood Derby, go hiking, launch rockets, learn skills and earn badges, make friends, and visit historic and cultural sites. 
Contact: Donna  H. Lang
 Conestoga Youth Wrestling Association - The season begins November 1.  See attached flyer or visit for more information. .
 Conestoga Ice Hockey Club - This club is open to all TE 1st-8th grade students. See attached flyer for more information.
• THRIVE Literacy Center in Wayne - Registration is now open for early literacy classes and private tutoring.  For more information, click here

• 4th Grade Paoli Wildcats Registration - New Procedures
The Paoli Basketball Club is pleased to announce that 4th grade registration for the 2016-2017 Paoli Wildcat community basketball league season will be completed on-line this year for both boys and girls.  4th grade GIRLS registration is open from now until October 31st.   Fourth grade BOYS online registration will open at 10:00am on Saturday, September 10th on the Active registration website.  There is a limit to the number of registrants to ensure the quality of the experience.  The registration link is available at  Once the 4th grade boys spots are full, all boys will go on a waiting list in the order of online registration.  In the past we have added waiting list players to the league, so please register for the waiting list if the league is full.  Boys online registration will close on Sunday, September 18th at midnight.  See the Paoli Wildcat website for general information on the league and its goals.
• Science Explorers has part-time positions available - Become a science club leader/instructor at Beaumont.  For more information, click here.
9/19  Mon., Day 3
• Health Screenings

9/20 Tues., Day 4
• Health Screenings

9/21 Wed., Day 5

9/22 Thurs., Day 6
• Curriculum Night - Grs. 3-4, 6:30 pm

9/23 Fri., Day 1
Peace Day
September Calendar

August/September Lunch Menu

HSA Website

Make a Donation to BES

HSA Community Corner

BES Staff/Teacher Profiles

BES Subscriptions

Beaumont Blast Submissions

WiFi for BES Visitors

T/E School District Links

Security Clearances for Volunteers
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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