February 2015 Beall News

Click here to read the 2015 "January Wrap Up, and What's Ahead for February?!" newsletter.

Are you ready for some football?! Pats and Hawks fans alike, please take a few minutes out of your Super Sunday to read up on some highlights of what’s been going on at Beall, and what's to come in February.

January Wrap Up and Accolades

January 7th brought out lots of folks for our PTA Meeting and Parenting Workshop! We had visiting lecturer Deborah Hoffman and learned all about talking to kids about s-e-x! Thanks to all who attended. The next one is this Wednesday, February 4th. Join us for the PTA Meeting at 6:30 - 7:00 pm followed by a parenting workshop "Power Tools for Power Struggles" at 7:00 - 8:00 pm by our PEP speaker Pascale Brady.

A fantastic and fun Dine Out night was had at Zoe's Kitchen on January 15th. A huge round of applause to Amy Yergey, Beth Wisneski, and the rest of the Dine Out team organizers - and major thanks to all the parents and kids who turned out! Join us for pizza on February 12th at Giuseppi's for the next Dine Out night!

A huge round of applause for Rob Ritter, who once again organized the annual Beall PTA Box Tops and Labels for Education contest! Rob's team is still counting up those little scraps, but will soon be rewarding cash prizes to the classrooms that collected the most! If you still have Box Tops, make sure to get them to Rob asap! Rob can be reached at [email protected].

The Beall PTA Membership is already 320 members strong and growing! Not a member yet? WHY NOT???!! Join online now at http://www.beallpta.org/membership or contact Patricia Ortiz at [email protected]. Beall staff who are members of the PTA are allowed to submit up to $100/per school year for classroom supplies reimbursement.

The annual Staff vs. Parents basketball game is quickly approaching, and the PTA needs more prizes for the March Madness raffle. Please contact Meg Page at [email protected] if you can provide donations! Questions about the game itself can be addressed to [email protected].

Did you forget to buy your Beall dragon a Bella class t-shirt? Wants a t-shirt of your own? Good news! There are still some available. Just send PTA prez Tida Violante an email at [email protected]

Staff wish lists are online here

Cathy Lease welcomes parent feedback about after-school activities - please let her know what classes your children have particularly enjoyed, or if you have encountered any issues, etc. Comments can be sent to [email protected].

Painless Fundraising –  If you have not signed up your SafewayGiantHarris Teeter grocery club cards or your Target RedCard for Beall yet, please take the time to do so. It's free money for the school, and definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Everything you need is posted right here: http://www.beallpta.org/painless_fundraising

Check out how much Club Card registrations have helped our school:

  • eScrip (Safeway, etc): $867.28 for September-December 2014
  • Giant A++ Rewards, thus far for school year 2014-2015 (program started October 3rd): $1737.38
  • Harris Teeter, thus far for school year 2014-2015: $332.53

What’s ahead for February?

Volunteer Opportunities

Beall is always happy to have Lunch and Recess volunteers! Come every day, or just drop in when you can - just don’t forget to sign in at the front office!

Many teachers are happy to have classroom assistance – please email your child’s teacher directly to find out more. Teacher emails are listed on the Beall ES website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/bealles/staff/directory.aspx

Upcoming Events

See the summary of upcoming February events below, and visit http://www.beallpta.org/events for more info! Or print out the February Calendar of events and activities at http://www.beallpta.org/google_calendar.   

Science Expo

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Beall Elementary School in Rockville, MD

Have you heard about the Beall PTA Science Expo? Our snow date is this Tuesday, Februaru 3rd!!! It's going to be an AWESOME EXPLOSION of SCIENCE! We turn the Beall gym over to our budding Beall scientists for an evening of science fun: each student who chooses to do a project gets an assigned table space with plenty of room for a display board describing some bit of SCIENCE that kid has done at home, whether an experiment or a fascinating science phenomenon. You can expect crystals, volcanoes, projectiles, animals, chemistry, space and lots of other super cool stuff. Any Beall student who wants to participate can present a project of their choice at the Expo, and everyone is invited to come see the projects! 

Questions? Thoughts? Suggestions? Contact Kay Newhouse, PTA Sci Expo coordinator & mom of Stella (1st grade) [email protected]

PTA Meeting & Parenting Workshop: 
Power Tools for Power Struggles

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Beall Elementary, Media Center in Rockville, MD

PTA Meeting is at 6:30 - 7:00 pm followed by a parenting workshop "Power Tools for Power Struggles" at 7:00 - 8:00 pm by our PEP speaker Pascale Brady. Frequent power struggles, whether between adults or between parents and children, seriously erode relationships. Learn what happens when a conflict develops and gain some insights into redirecting that energy in ways that tend to solve problems and bring people closer.

Free childcare provided by Global Children's Center.

Dine Out Night: Giuseppi's 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Giuseppi's Pizza Plus in Rockville, MD

Join your fellow Dragon families for fantastic pizza and fun at Giuseppi's from 5-8 pm! More details soon!

Rockville Town Square: 
Dawson's Day and Ice Skating

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Rockville Town Square in Rockville, MD

Bring your whole family for some fun and shopping at Dawson's Market, and earn 5% back for Beall! Also, join the Dragon Men for Ice Skating at the Rockville Town Square!

5% Back from Dawson's is Sunday February 22, 2015!

Do your grocery shopping for the week at Dawson's Market and Dawson's will generously give back 5% of all proceeds to the Beall PTA! This is a great opportunity to support your school, your local community and come home with fresh healthy food!!
Also, from 12-4 the PTA will have a book swap table at Dawson's, so come on down and bring some old books to swap for gems that you've been dying to read! All books are welcome!

Dragon Skating at Rockville Town Square Ice Rink

Sunday February 22nd, from 5-7pm (Reserved for Beall ES PTA members and kids). First 100 admitted free with free skate rental. The next 130 people (up to 230 max) will pay discounted rates.

Have a fantastic day! 

Sunny Hedgecock

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