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Beaumont Blast 8/28/16

Welcome back to another fantastic school year, and a warm welcome to all of our new Beaumont families. School for Grades 1 - 4 begins on Monday, August 29. Kindergarten students begin on Tuesday, September 6.  This is the first official Beaumont Blast e-newsletter of the school year, which you will receive by email every Sunday. If you have questions about the Blast, please email HSA Vice President of Communications, Valerie Cheng, at If you would like to submit information to be posted in the Blast, please see the Beaumont Blast Submission Guidelines.
(HSA) BOARD MEMBERS 2016 - 2017

Co-Presidents - Courtney O'Brien and Ann McCarthy
1st Vice President - Megan Schwartz
2nd Vice President - Paula Cardenas (Hodgman)
Vice President of Communications - Valerie Cheng (Tsang)
Treasurer - Michele Bolton
Assistant Treasurer - Jessica Weinberg
Secretary - Peggy Myers

The HSA extends a hearty welcome to all Beaumont families.  Please look out for a Back to School Packet and Welcome Letter from HSA Co-Presidents, Courtney O'Brien and Ann McCarthy, in your child's backpack this week. To learn more about the parent volunteer organization, please visit the HSA Website. If you have questions about the HSA, email

The following back to school nights give parents a chance to visit their child's classroom and meet his/her Core teacher and Math teacher (for Grades 2 - 4).
Kindergarten: Monday, August 29, at 6:30pm
Grades 1 - 2: Wednesday, September 14, at 6:30pm
Grades 3 - 4: Thursday, September 22, at 6:30pm

We invite new parents to attend a coffee hosted by the HSA in the Large Group Room on Wednesday, September 7, at 8:30am, followed by the first HSA meeting of the year at 9:00 am to learn more about the BES community and volunteer opportunities. All HSA Event Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend.

Registration for 3rd and 4th Grade music is now open for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Please visit the following link to register your child: For questions, contact Mrs. Kati Hedenberg (Chorus and Band) or Mrs. Abbey Mertz (String Orchestra).
• 3rd Grade Options: 
Chorus and/or String Orchestra (violin, viola, cello)
• 4th Grade Options: 
Chorus, Band (clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, percussion/bell kit), and/or String Orchestra (violin, viola, cello)

Visit T&E Care's site which gives detailed instructions on how families can qualify for their School Meal Assistance Program.

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.

LingoKids:  Language classes are offered in Spanish, French or German
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: A variety of science clubs open to Grades 1-4.
Thursdays from 3:40-4:40 pm
For a printable flyer, click here.

For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
• 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.
8/29 Mon., Day 1
  Grades 1 - 4
• Kindergarten Screening
• Kindergarten Curriculum
  Night 6:30pm

8/30 Tues., Day 2
• Kindergarten Screening

8/31 Wed., Day 3
• Kindergarten Screening

9/1 Thurs., Day 4

9/2 Fri., Day 5
August Calendar

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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