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Beaumont Blast 3/19/17

BLUE DAY - FRI., MARCH 24
Beaumont Elementary students are getting ready for "Blue Day" on Friday, March 24th to raise awareness for colon cancer. One of the students' parents had colon cancer, and this is why we wanted to plan this event. So, tell your children to join in on March 24th for Blue Day.  Please Bring out your Blue with blue shirts, pants, tutus, bowties, and even hair!  

YEARBOOK PHOTO RETAKES - WED., MARCH 22, 9:00 - 11:30AM, LGR
Reminder for Students, Teachers and Staff: If you missed getting your portrait taken by Barksdale, we will be taking photos for Yearbook on Wednesday, March 22, in the Large Group Room from 9:00 - 11:30am. Do not miss your chance to be in the Yearbook. For questions, contact Claudette McCarron.
 

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE WEATHER SHOW, MON., MARCH 20
Tomorrow, Monday March 20 at 9 am, the Franklin Institute will once again bring its weather show for the first grade to enjoy. The show is open to anyone who wants to stop in!

TESD ENCOURAGES RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN OPPOSING PROPERTY TAX ELIMINATION
At the January 23, 2017 School Board meeting, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board adopted a resolution opposing legislation that would eliminate school property taxes. This proposal is currently being considered by state legislators and, if passed, has the potential to leave schools dramatically underfunded by eliminating property taxes and replacing them with increases in personal income tax and sales tax, which are subject to shortfalls during economic downturns.

The shift from the property tax to the income tax and sales tax will have a harmful effect on the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Many of our District’s top quality programs result from careful planning and funding at the local level with a strategic focus on providing our students what they need to succeed in tomorrow’s world. This legislation will strip TESD of the ability to function independently, effectively making local authorities dependent upon Harrisburg. Funding will flow through the state, eliminating financial discretion for local districts. High quality programs that exceed state mandates and minimum standards require funding currently provided locally.

The District encourages interested parents and community members to send correspondence to legislators. Click here for more detailed information and contact information for our legislators.


PLEASE DONATE CLOTHING FOR T&E CARE'S CLOTHING DRIVE THROUGH MARCH 24
T&E Care continues to collecti new or gently used clothing for all seasons for Infants through Teens, including shoes, coats, hats and gloves. View Flyer for more details. Kindly leave donations in the blue storage bins in the Lobby next to the Beaumont Bear through Friday, March 24. Please print a Donation Receipt if you would like to keep a record of the clothing donated. Thank you for your generosity and helping our local community. The clothing donated will go on sale at T&E Care's 6th Annual Kids Clothing Event (fundraiser) on March 31 and April 1 at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Wayne, PA, for $10 a bag (donation). To learn more about how T&E Care helps over 100 local families, including BES families, visit their website.

We are looking for drivers who can help transport the clothing from Claudette McCarron's house to the church on Wednesday, March 29 between 3-5pm. If you have an SUV and are able to help, please sign up here. If you would like to volunteer at the event, go to SignUpGenius. For questions, contact Claudette McCarron.


HSA MEETING TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE
The next HSA Board meeting will be this Wednesday, March 22 at 9am in the Cafeteria. Please note the time and location change. 

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE PICTURES
For those of you who attended the Father-Daughter Dance, the pictures have arrived! Pictures will be sent home in backpacks this week, but you can also download a picture through this link.

TRAVEL PLANS
Just a reminder that if you are planning to take your student out of school for travel, a travel form must be filled out in order for the absence to be an excused absence. Travel for any number of days requires the form to be filled out. The district regulation and form can be found here.
 
FOURTH GRADE TALENT SHOW SIGN UP
Don't forget to sign up for the Fourth Grade Talent Show before March 31 by emailing Lesley Dente at lesley.dente@gmail.com. Please limit acts to 2 minutes. This year, there will only be a daytime performance at 2 pm on May 12; please note the date and time changes below.
Key Dates:
3/31 - Last day to sign up for Talent Show
5/9 and 5/11 - Dress Rehearsals: 3:30 - 4:30 in the BES Cafeteria
5/12 - Talent Show: 2 PM in the BES Cafeteria
 
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME!
The Mother Son event will be on April 30 as we watch the Reading Fightin’ Phils take on the Portland Sea Dogs. There will be a lunch buffet at 1:00 p.m. and the game will start at 2:05. You must RSVP by this Friday, March 24 (there will be no exceptions as we have a limited number of seats by the 3rd base). T-shirt orders are also due at that time. Contact Angie at angie_polizzi@hotmail.com with any questions. Don’t miss this exciting event!

ALMANAC DANCE CIRCUS THEATRE - FRI., MARCH 24
After two exciting performances at Beaumont this past Friday, DELTA (Districts Educating and Learning Through the Arts) will also be hosting a district wide showing of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. They will be performing Friday, March 24 at 7pm at Valley Forge Middle School. Tickets are $10 each and are available at http://www.artsdelta.netSee attached flyer for more information.

FLITE VS HARLEM WIZARDS - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Get ready for the Harlem Wizards, one night only on March 31, 2017. FLITE has invited the Harlem Wizards to return and take on the T/E FLITE Crew - a team of T/E teachers, administrators and students. 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.  Click here for ticket information; link to flyer. Click here for more information.

TECHNOLOGY & KIDS (K-6) - NEGOTIATING THEIR TECH DEPENDENCY - EMPOWERING PARENTS
On Wednesday, March 29 from 7-8:30p at Hillside Elementary School, ARCH invites parents and care-givers to this timely presentation.  Topics being discussed include: rules for app-driven devices; exploring our connected culture reality; defining “Generation Z”; as well as reinforcing the TESD Digital Citizenship curriculum at home.  Link to the flyer.

ORDER YOUR 2016 - 2017 YEARBOOK BY MARCH 31
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.
Visit: www.jostens.com
> Click on 2017 Yearbook link for buying options


Sponsor this ever-popular event! Receive great publicity while helping FLITE fund important educational programs for local students.  Linkto more information on sponsorship. 

Would you be interested in sending T/E students to the game who otherwise would not be able to attend? Please click the following link for more information. 

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, including Pizza Bingo chairs. Contact Courtney O'Brien if you are interested. Thank you!
 

 
For the latest news and information from the T/E Community, visit the HSA's Community Corner.
• Science Explorers Summer Camp Camps will be offered for children age 4-11.  Register online at www.scienceexplorers.com or call 610-816-5047.

 

3/20 Mon., Day 2
• 3:30-4:30 - 2nd gr. Sports
• 3:30-4:30 - Board Games club, pick up in front

3/21 Tues., Day 3
• 7:45-8:30 - Chess Club
• 3:30-4:30 - Animal Club, pick up in front

3/22 Wed., Day 4
• 9-11:30 Yearbook Photo Retakes
• 9 - HSA Meeting
• 3:30-4:30 - 4th gr. Sports
• 3:30-4:30 - Reading Olympics
• 3:30-4:30 - Lego Club

3/23 Thurs., Day 5
• 3:30-4:30 - Coding Club
• 3:40-4:40 - Science Explorers

3/24 Fri., Day 6
RSVP's DUE for Mother-Son Event
• 11:30 - 4th Gr. A Day in the Life of a Continental Soldier

7 - Almanac Dance Circus Theater at VFMS

BEAUMONT AND THE HSA NEED HELP!
Please contact Courtney O'Brien with any questions about the openings below.

1. 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.

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.

3. Pizza Bingo - We need two or more chairs to lead Pizza Bingo for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a popular event that is fun for all involved.  Current chairs: Katie Galef, Min Lubiniecki, and Angie Polizzi.
March Calendar

March 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

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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