UPCOMING EVENTS

December 6 (Today)
BFES Book Fair: 8:30-4:00pm in the BFES Media Center

December 7 (Friday)
BFES Book Fair LAST DAY: 8:30am -12:00pm in the BFES Media Center

December 12 (Wednesday)
Spirit Night: 5:00-9:00pm at Ledo’s Pizza (Westlake)

December 15 (Saturday)
Family Skate Night: 6:30-8:00pm at Cabin John Ice Rink

January 16 (Wednesday)
K-2 Variety Show Auditions: 6:30-8:30pm in the Multipurpose Room


SUPPORT THE PTA

Click, Shop, and Support the Beverly Farms PTA!  Support the PTA while shopping at Amazon this holiday season and year round!  Simply go to smile.amazon.com to log into your Amazon account, and select Beverly Farms Elementary School PTA as the organization you’d like to support through your purchases. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the PTA.  Every penny raised helps provide classroom materials, books and other financial assistance to Beverly Farms.  Click HERE for even more ways to contribute to the PTA while you shop. 


STAFF APPRECIATION HOLIDAY LUNCH–DECEMBER 10th

Tis the season. Let’s shower some of that cheer on the Beverly Farms teachers and staff with a celebratory, seasonal luncheon on Monday, December 10th. Fourth grade families are set to host, but all parents are invited to participate. The more, the merrier! (This is a lunch for 80 (!), so it takes many hands to pull off.)

You can sign up to bring a dish/drink here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aaaad2ea13-holiday

For your convenience, donations can be dropped off at Alexa Yablonski Whiteside’s house on Sunday afternoon/evening (8803 Daimler Court) or at the front office by 10AM on Monday.   Please label dishes and they will be returned. 

Thanks in advance for your help.  If you have any questions, please contact Alexa Yablonski Whiteside (646-522-1021).


BFES FAMILY SKATE NIGHT

Join other Beverly Farms families for FAMILY SKATE NIGHT on Saturday, December 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at Cabin John Ice Rink.  The deadline for early registration has been extended.  Tickets are discounted if you register early! Click HERE for the skate night registration form.  Please drop your registration form and check in the drawer marked “Skate Night” in the school lobby or send it back to school with your child.  You don’t have to be an Olympian to enjoy a fun night of skating with Beverly Farms friends!


BFES BOOK FAIR—LAST TWO DAYS!

The Book Fair is only open for two more days!

            Thursday, December 6th from 8:30am-4:00pm

            Friday, December 7th from 8:30am-12:00pm

** eWALLET – new this year!
Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, pre-authorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. For more information and to set up accounts click HERE

QUESTIONS?   Please feel free to email one of us with any questions. Thank you for partnering with us in encouraging children to read. See you at the Book Fair!  Gretchen SegalCarey Beckley, and Elana Schanzer 


ALL FOR BOOKS KINDNESS CAMPAIGN

Show your Kindness with Coins.  During the month of November, we will be collecting coins in each classroom as part of our Kindness Campaign.  The money will be used to purchase books at our school book fair in December for our sister school, Maryvale Elementary.  During the book fair, the principal from Maryvale Elementary will come and shop for books for their library.  Please show your kindness with coins so we are able to purchase many books for Maryvale’s media center.


REGISTER FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Winter After-School activities are already underway and registration is still ongoing for more activities starting later in the winter.  There’s coding, cooking, sports, music, dance–something for everyone! Check out registration details HERE.


STEAM NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The BFES STEAM (Science Tech Engineering Art Math) Night is a fun time for the whole family and it is full of hands-on activities and demos that encourage the kids to explore the world through science! We’re looking for parent/guardian volunteers that can help us run the event and we are looking for volunteers that can share their knowledge/hobby in the STEAM areas.   STEAM Night is on January 24th from 7:00-8:30pm, 

We have some fun booths planned already, but we are looking for more people and ideas. Do you or someone you know work for NASA, NIH, NIST, etc.? Any doctors, nurses, or veterinarians? Mathematicians, programmers, engineers? Musicians who compose on computers? Industrial designers? There are so many exciting things we can do at STEAM Night!

If you have an idea for a STEAM Night booth or activity and/or are interested in volunteering to help out with the event, please contact Melissa Loh.


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

We could use your help!! Please take a look at the following PTA volunteer opportunities and if you are interested in jumping on board and helping with any of these, please email PTA President Judith Hanono-Yaron.  The PTA is seeking volunteers for the following:

  • Co-Chair for the K-2 Variety Show (Sunday, February 24th) 
  • PTA President-Elect. In this role you’ll learn all aspects of the role of PTA President before taking over as President next school year.
  • Chair for Kindergarten Orientation to help welcome incoming BFES kindergarteners at orientation in the spring.

PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST—DEADLINE EXTENDED

Celebrate the arts by participating in the National PTA Reflections Arts Program.  Entries from all grades are welcome!   This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.”  Students may submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography; Literature, Photography, Film Production, Musical Composition, Visual Arts.   Entries must include a completed Student Entry Form and an artist’s statement that explains how your project was inspired by the theme.  The deadline for entries to this amazing art program has been extended!  Entries and completed submission forms can be submitted to the Reflections mailbox in the main office.   Please contact Stacey Shenker for more information.


AUDITIONS FOR HOOVER THEATER’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.–TONIGHT 

Drama Alert!  Hoover Middle School will be casting for the March production and they’re looking for K-2nd Graders to fill some very special roles!  If your child loves to be the center of attention, you’re going to want to check this out!  Auditions will be held Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00-6:30pm. For more information or to sign up to audition, click HERE.   


DECODING DYSLEXIA

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is having their last meeting of the fall session on Thursday, December 6th from 7:00-9:00pm.   The meeting is at the Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Please park behind the school and enter through the double, silver doors. Questions: Please contact Kelly O’Keefe