February was a short but exciting month here at the Beebe School. We celebrated the Hundredth Day of school and second quarter report cards went home. The staff celebrated two new children – Mrs. Consalvi has a new baby girl (Lydia Rose) and Mr. Daniel Martinko will be the permanent grade 4 Learning Support substitute for the remaining school year. Also, Mr. Paul Hindle and his wife welcomed their daughter Josephine Leta. Mr. Hindle will be with us for the remaining school year helping us with attendance and student support.
March brings us the joy of warmer weather and Daylight Savings time begins on March 11th. As a school, we will continue to work with your children. Our vision moving forward is to continue to grow as a collaborative school where each student’s growth is everyone’s responsibility – most importantly the students’ themselves. We will continue to use our data (especially everyday data) to inform instruction and supports to make all learning visible – to be a school where we embrace, respect, and learn from the diversity we strongly value. We strive to be a school where every child is valued as an individual capable of soaring to the sky and beyond!
March 2nd is Read Across Beebe Day. The students and staff will celebrate reading with all American schools as they partner across grade levels to share books and the love of reading.
Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the annual PTO Book Fair from March 5th through 9th. A book is a gift that can be enjoyed forever.
Our Grade 8 students will visit Tufts University on March 9, 2018 to view college life and to create an awareness of post secondary career and college opportunities.
Our students – Nathan Weng, Grade 8 and Timothy Du, Grade 7 will be performing the Chinese Lion dance at the State House on February 26, 2018 celebrating the Chinese New Year. Also our students C Wang, J Ren, and K Vo have all won prizes in the AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest and their art work is featured in the 2018 AAA Calendar.
Progress reports will be going home the week of March 5th. Take the time to talk with your child about their school work. Remember to view their progress in X2 and make an appointment to speak with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress.
There will be a School Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 7th @ 6:00pm. Focus Groups for new Principal search will be held on March 14, 2018 – Grade 7&8 students @ 1:30 – Parents @ 6:00-7:30
With the warm weather coming, we do want to remind parents that students must be picked up in their assigned area outside the school building. Parents should not be entering the building at dismissal time to pick up their children. Student safety is our number one concern. If you must come into the building, please go immediately into the office and sign in with the secretary. Parents are critical to their children’s success in school and are welcome at our school; however, all school and district protocols must be followed to insure student safety. So again, please be aware that parents may not wait in the hallways at dismissal time. All students must be picked up outside the building. Also, please be careful in the parking lot at pickup.
Thank you to all parents for your ongoing support. We are a community of learners. We thank you for allowing us to work with your children each day. They are amazing! Our goal is to insure that each child learns to love learning and find success! Have a great month!