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Planning For the Worst- Hoping for the Best

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Since early August the Albany County School District has been planning how to serve kids totally digitally. Should our school or our entire system need to make this switch we want families to be ready as well. We've created a presentation to share many of the big details about Classroom Based Virtual Instruction (CBVI) in Albany County. Please note that there are no current plans to go totally digital. However, we are ready to do so if needed. We'll be holding an online forum to answer questions about these plans in the coming weeks. For now, we are sharing plans with you strictly for your information.

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White Cane Awareness Day Governor's Proclamation Video

Governor Mark Gordon has proclaimed October 15th White Cane Awareness Day in Wyoming! He joined Beitel students at a socially-distanced assembly at Washington Park to sign the official proclamation. Governor Gordon then joined our Bulldogs in a white cane walk around the park.

Many thanks go to the Beitel staff and volunteers for the planning, preparation, and on-site support of this event!

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Halloween With Some Adjustments

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Dear Beitel Families:
It's hard to believe that we're talking about Halloween at school already! The pandemic has affected all aspects of life and will have an impact on Halloween celebrations at Beitel as well. We will be celebrating, but in different ways. In order to keep humans healthy and to keep schools open, here's what to expect:
  • Yes! Wear a costume if you like! There are some expectations:
    • No gore or weapons
    • Costumes will be worn all day as we don't have the ability to social distance AND provide changing space for everyone.
    • Costumes must allow for participation in all school activities- PE, sitting in a desk, etc.
    • No costume masks or special make-up. (We need to keep hands away from faces)
    • Regular masks and social distancing are still expected- even with a costume.
    • If the above makes your costume impractical, or if you don't have a costume, wear pajamas to school on the 30th!
We will not be holding a costume parade this year. Kids will remain in their classroom cohorts and will not travel to other rooms.
Even on Halloween, visitors are still not allowed at Albany County schools.
Classrooms will be hosting Halloween parties for part of the day. Sealed treats from a commercial bakery are welcome. Currently homemade items are not. Teachers will be contacting you regarding your classroom's specific details.
We're looking forward to the day when all of this can return to "normal." For now, we thank you for your help keeping everyone healthy and our school fully open.
Loren Engel
Beitel Elementary Principal

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner.

Conferences will be via Zoom this year.

Students will have a half day on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and not attend school on Thursday or Friday October 22 or 23.

We are continuing our online registration for conferences this year. The link to use is on the Beitel website or by typing in the link below:

Once you reach the Beitel Elementary Conference Scheduler:

* You will select the classroom teacher(s) with whom you want to schedule a conference, press “submit”.

*Then you will select the event and enter your name and email.  The system will then send you a link to choose your appointment time(s).

*With the link you receive, you will be able to add or change times.

Important: THE TIMES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, so do not delay in scheduling your conference, especially if there are siblings!

If you have any questions, or do not have internet access, please do not hesitate to call the school at 721-4436 and we can help you.  Thank you for your support!

School Gardens Feed Laramie Families

Gardens located at Albany County schools are typically used to teach students about how plants grow. Classes and garden clubs learn about the life cycle of plants, how plants provide food, and the work needed to maintain a thriving garden. When schools were abruptly closed last spring these learning opportunities were no longer available. Instead, our school gardens were repurposed into food producers for Albany County Families.

Ms. Trish Penny from the Laramie River Conservation District along with volunteers prepared, planted, watered, weeded, and harvested the different school gardens over the summer.  Harvested vegetables were distributed to families when they picked up Grab-N-Go meals from the school district in August.

An amazing amount of produce was produced! This included:

  • 218 pounds of carrots
  • 101 pound of green beans
  • 14 pounds of tri-colored beans
  • 56 pounds of red beets
  • 7 pounds of radish
  • 47 pounds of cucumbers
  • 29 pounds of purple onions
  • 117 pounds of white onions
  • 19.5 pounds of turnips
  • 5 pounds of tomatoes

Leafy vegetables:

  • 83 bags of green leaf lettuce
  • 20 bags of Swiss Chard
  • 28 bags of kale
  • 12 bags of collard greens
  • 12 bags of turnip greens
  • 6 bags of beet greens
  • 23 bags of spinach

The Beitel garden was part of this effort! Thank you to Ms. Penny, Mrs. Greenwald, and the many volunteers who helped to feed families this summer!

Lunch Schedules

Kindergarten Classes:  11:00 - 11:40 

First Grade Classes:  11:00 - 11:40 

Second Grade Classes:  11:50 - 12:30

Third Grade Classes:  11:50 - 12:30

Fourth Grade Classes:  12:40 - 1:20

Fifth Grade Classes:  12:40 - 1:20 





Morning soft start drop off time is the following:   

8:00 -8:25 am.  Please drop off your student at their classroom door. No earlier than 8:00.   

Afternoon soft pick up schedule is the following:

Last names: A-L at 2:30 pm. (half days 11:00 am) please pick up your student at their classroom door.

Last names: M-Z at 2:40 pm. (half days 11:10 am) Please pick up your student at their classroom door.

Bus Riders: at 2:50 pm. (half days 11:20 am)

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You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our school's short code number, 68453.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with "Stop".

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

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Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a "text message". Most cell phones support this type of text messaging.  Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text massaging, referred to as "short code" texting. The method is fast secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers.  If you've ever sent s text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.

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Why We Come To Work Each Day


Beitel’s Mission:

All Beitel students will reach high standards and leave prepared with knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed at the next level.

What is a mission? For the adults at Beitel Elementary School, it's the reason why we come to work each day. It's why we exist. It's why you see cars in our "parking lot" late in the evening and throughout the weekend. We work hard to make this statement true for all of our young Bulldogs year after year. Our mission helps us to define what we should do and, often, what we choose not to do. Thank you for helping to make our mission possible.

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CBVI Lunch Order Link


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