Celebrate Read Across America Week at Beitel Elementary!

 Read Across America Week Schedule:  

  


Monday, February 27
– The Cat in the Hat

Read by ACSD School Board Members

Wear your favorite hat to school for the dayhat cat in the hat

Tuesday, February 28 – Fox in Socks

Read by Dr. Yennie, ACSD Superintendentfox in socks

Wear your favorite silly or mismatched socks

Wednesday, March 1 – Wacky Wednesday

Read by Ms. Stacy Bush, LHS Principal

Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched

Thursday, March 2 – Happy Birthday to Youcat in the hat balloons

Read by special guest readers

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character

Enjoy birthday cake celebrating Dr. Seuss provided by PTA

                                           Friday, March 3 – Hooray for Diffendoofer Day

Read by Mr. Engel

Door decoration prizes announced after 15 minutes DEAR school wide

 

 

Beitel Read Across America Reading Challenge

 

Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3 is Read Across America Week (RAAW).  During the weeks leading up to RAAW, read your favorite books using the chart to mix it up a little!  Complete 5 of the activities below in a row just like BINGO and bring your sheet to the Beitel library at the beginning or end of the school day during RAAW to be featured on our Wall of Reading Fame.  Do ALL of the activities and you’ll receive a Dr. Seuss bookmark, be featured on the Reading Wall of Fame, and put your name into a drawing for great books!  Open to all Beitel readers including students, families, and staff!

 

Your Choice

 

 

 

Read wearing a HAT Read to your favorite stuffed friend Read to a friend Read upside down
Read under a table

 

 

Listen to someone read to you Your choice Read out loud! Read in bed
Read a Dr. Seuss book

 

 

Read a book about animals Read a book that rhymes Read a book that is true Your choice
Read to someone small

 

Your choice Read in the bathtub without water Read a book you’ve never read before Read while having a snack
Read in the car

 

 

Read under a blanket with a flashlight Read lying down Your choice Read standing up

 

*Students who complete the Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge with their families can bring it to the library at 7:55 am or 3:00 pm each day of Read Across America Week to take a picture for the Wall of Reading Fame.

 

Beitel Read Across America Reading Challenge

We Pledge to Read

Celebrate Read Across America Week at Beitel Elementary

Fourth Grade Families! Teton Science Schools Trip Information!

Listed below are links and documents for our upcoming Teton Science Schools trip. Please call Mr. Engel, Mrs. Graf, or Mrs. Clingman at 721-4436 with questions!

“Blue” Student Packet:

Student Packet.JC.2016-2017

“Yellow” Chaperone Packet:

ChaperonePacket.JC.2016-17

January 30 Meeting Agenda:

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Link to Teton Science Schools:

http://www.tetonscience.org/

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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Ready for Report Cards- Math and English/Language Arts Companion Documents

On-line report cards were released after school on January 27th. Math and ELA (English/Language Arts) Companion Documents for each grade level can be found here. These explain in detail each skill target and what a grade assigned to each student demonstrates. View, print, or download yours here:

Math:

Kindergarten-Mathematics-Companion-Document_10_29

First-Grade-Math-Companion-Document_10_29

Second-Grade-Companion-Document

Third-Grade-Companion-Document-Updated-Oct-25-2015

Fourth-Grade-Companion-Document-Updated-Oct-25-2015

Fifth-Grade-Math11.10.15

ELA:

KG ELA

First ELA

Second ELA

Third ELA

Fourth ELA

Fifth ELA

Report Cards Now Available. Do You Have Access?

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Report Cards have been released for the first semester of 2016-2017. Using our secure Power School system, you are now able to view, save, and print your student’s report cards. Using this method of delivery allows us to be more efficient with both our time and taxpayer resources.

Many of you already use Power School for maintaining a student lunch account. If you already do this, you are all set to access our new report card system. If you don’t have a Power School account, or if you have forgotten how to access the system, please call our office at 721-4436 for instructions and information. Only parents are allowed to create accounts to access the private and confidential information contained in Power School. When you call our office we’ll send home a unique access number and instructions that will allow you to access only your child’s information.

How Cold Is Too Cold for Recess?

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We all expect a cold winter in Wyoming. But, how cold is too cold for recess? All Albany County schools follow the same protocol. If it’s zero or above with the wind chill kids are outside. If there is anything negative with the wind chill, we stay inside. Beitel uses the weather station at our school district transportation department on Skyline Road as a guide. It’s about a mile away from our school as the crow flies. You can see the same information that we do at this link:

http://www.weatherlink.com/user/acsdweather6/

Inside OR outside, it’s the time of year to make sure that coats, gloves, hats, and outdoor gear are worn to school every day.

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Parents and Guardians
You can take advantage of our
Text Messaging Service
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
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.

Opt-In from your mobile phone now!

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School Calendar Changes

 

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The Albany County School District is making adjustments to our school calendar. Several school days have now been designated as ½ school days. These fall at key times to allow elementary teachers to collect and analyze student data in groups and to complete report cards and other school reports. Please plan ahead as most of these ½ days are not on our published school calendars.

½ days of school are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 13th
  • Monday, February 20th
  • Friday, April 7th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Friday, April 14th
  • Friday, May 26th
  • Thursday, June 1st

On each of these days school will be dismissed at 11:35 at Beitel and 11:20 at Valley View. Your student may purchase a sack lunch to take home or to their day care.

Attendance Matters

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Common sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Beitel Elementary School.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-research-shows-nearly-half-american-parents-underestimate-harm-school-absences

 

 

After School With The Bulldog

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Families needing an after school option can sign up for After School with the Bulldog! We’ll be offering after school care until 4:00 at the Beitel campus. Actual Beitel teachers will be working with your students. We’ll have snacks, homework help, and a daily theme. Whether you need just a few minutes of help or the full hour After School with the Bulldog can lend a hand. Best of all it’s all free to Beitel families. Call the Beitel office with questions and to sign up.