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Beaumont Blast 4/9/17

SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
Beaumont will be closed for Spring Break from April 10-14.  There will also be no school on Monday, April 17. School will resume on Tuesday, April 18. Due to the break, there will not be a Beaumont Blast next Sunday.

MOVIE NIGHT- FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 6pm-8pm
The HSA presents SING the Movie on Friday, April 21, from 6-8p. Sign up by sending in your registration form and payment by April 20. Any questions, please contact Magan Pilato at MaganPilato@yahoo.com or Andrea Krick at 2krickkids@gmail.com.



COUNTDOWN TO EARTH DAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 21
Beaumont's Countdown to Earth Day celebration continues until Friday, April 21. We need help adding color to our Earth! Please encourage your child to write down any eco-friendly activities they have completed, such as using reusable water bottles and containers, donating clothes, toys. In addition to helping our planet, we will be offering another incentive: a few lucky winners will receive a Terracycled juice pouch backpack or messenger bag. To be eligible, your child must write down his/her name and classroom number along with their Earth-caring activity on recycled/reused colored papers from their teacher and attach these to our "Earth". Winners will be chosen randomly from these entries. On Earth Day, we hope to have filled our "Earth" "with color and present how much we have Terracycled over the course of the year. 

For this week's challenge, will you pledge to make one earth-caring change for the month, such as bring reusable bags to the grocery store, buying one item in bulk instead of in individual packages, or saving electricity by dimming the lights during dinner? For some inspiration, check out this video on reducing waste. Questions? Contact
Valerie Cheng, Jen Bacani, or Jen Bracco.

Did you know that virtually all waste is technically recyclable? So why is only a small percentage actually recycled?  For answers to this question and more, listen to this interview with Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of Terracycle. 
SPRING PLANT SALE
Beaumont's Annual Spring Plant Sale is here. Order forms were sent home this past Friday in backpacks, in time to plan your garden over Spring Break! Completed order forms are due on Friday, April 21. Please do not send payment with your order form; payment will be due at Plant pick up, Thursday, May 11, 2-4p. Just in time for Mother's Day gifts, the Children's Flower Sale is Friday, May 12. Plants are $2 each and children may purchase multiple plants. All proceeds benefit BES HSA.

ARCH AND THE TESD RESILIENCY INITIATIVE PRESENT THE DISTRICT RESILIENCY PROGRAM, TUESDAY, APRIL 25 AT VFMS
On April 25 from 7-8:30p at VFMS, parents and caregivers are invited to learn about the TESD resiliency curriculum and how it can be reinforced in the home. Real life scenarios will be discussed. For example: not being invited to a birthday party or being shut out of a social group; doing poorly on test or in a class, not making a team, etc.  Link to the flyer.

NEW DRAMA CLUB AT BEAUMONT
Wolf Performing Arts Center (Wolf PAC), a non-profit theatre organization for children, will be offering an after-school dramatic arts class for students in grades 1-4 at Beaumont Elementary School, beginning April 24
Acting Essentials is a class that focuses on the exploration of the dramatic arts. This 5-week session will cover improvisation, public speaking, character development, elements of storytelling and other essential dramatic arts skills. Most of all, students will gain confidence in a safe, supportive environment.
Why should your child experience a Drama class?
·       They will expand their creative thinking.
·       They will develop skills in teamwork and ensemble-building.
·       They will build confidence, character and creativity while having fun.
·       They will enhance their critical thinking skills and so much more!
See attached flyer for more information and click here to register. 

FOURTH GRADE MASH
A huge thank you to all of the 4th graders and their parents who have volunteered at the school store this year – hope you have enjoyed it!  We invited every volunteer (based on the sign-ups in September) to staff the school store at least twice this year; however, I recognize that some children might not have been able to attend due to sickness or other conflicts.  We tried to make those up, so that everyone had a chance to participate, but if for some reason your child has wanted to staff the school store and has not yet had the opportunity, please reach out to me at himani.shah@astrazeneca.com, and I will be sure to include them in one of the April or May dates.  Also, if you are looking for a way to help celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom, you can purchase Beaumont Bucks, which are $1 gift certificates that your child can redeem at the school store.  If you are interested in purchasing Beaumont Bucks, please also let me know.  All proceeds benefit the charity that the fourth graders have chosen.  Thanks!

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.

READING CONNECTIONS
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 April's newsletters for Beginning Readers and Intermediate Readers.

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.
• Sky High PE Summer Camp at Beaumont - Long-time T/E physical education teacher, John Jones, will be running a half-day summer camp at Beaumont June 19-22, June 26-29, and July 17-20
from 1-4p
. For more information and to register online, click here.
• Pioneer Elite Basketball Clinics After school basketball clinics (until 5 pm) run by current and former Conestoga Varsity Basketball players.
Dates:  Thursdays 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, and 6/1.
Price: $25 per clinic. SCHOLARSHIPS available! Email pioneereliteclinics@gmail.com to request!
More info available at pioneereliteclinics.wordpress.com. Click here to register today!
• Valley View Summer Day Camp A traditional summer day camp at Immaculata University with Educational Leadership, the camp is designed to give every child a positive experience with lifelong memories. They are currently offering a 10% discount to all TE School District families of school students who register their child or children with the camp by April 21, 2017!! You can also receive a $50 discount for every referral you make when another family registers.
For more information and to register, click here. Questions? Contact Dan Collins at 610-322-9332 or contact their office at 484-323-3994
• Science Explorers - The last club of the school year begins May 4. Science Club will meet on Thursdays in the Science Lab from 3:40-4:40 and is available to students in Grades 1-4. The next club topic is SUPER DUPER PRODUCT SLEUTHERS. Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.

 

4/10 - 4/14
NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

4/17, Mon.
NO SCHOOL

4/18 Tues., Day 5
• 1st gr. Screening Test
• 3:30-4:30 - Animal Club, pick up in front

4/19 Wed., Day 6
• 1st gr. Screening Test
• 3:30-4:30 - Lego Club
• 3rd gr. CHS Pen Pals visit

4/20 Thurs., Day 1
• 1st gr. Screening Test
• 3:30-4:30 - Coding Club
• 3:40-4:40 - Science Explorers

4/21 Fri., Day 2

 

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