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SAVE THE DATE
Beacon’s Annual Comedy Night
May 1 at the Village Underground
Featuring Beacon’s most hilarious parent Judy Gold, and hosted by Karen Bergreen
Sure to be the funniest community event of the year!
Buy your tickets NOW
Thank you to all of the Beacon families, staff, and administration who attended the Spring Gala, sponsored tickets for teachers, and placed generous bids at the event and online. The Gala was an enormous success, and we owe a huge THANK YOU to our very hardworking Auction Team, lead tirelessly by Nancy Molesworth, Lisa Shatz, and Stephanie Weiner.
THIS WEEK AT BEACON
Auction prizes will be available for pick up at Beacon
April 5 and April 6, 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., 2nd floor PA closet
The following items need to be picked up by the winners:
All other items will be mailed to winners a.s.a.p. If you would like your item(s) mailed to you, please let us know and we will ship and charge you for shipping.
There’s still time to RAISE A PADDLE to support Beacon!
If you missed the chance to raise your paddle during the Live Auction, you can do sohere. All proceeds from this event will go directly to our students, supporting them in the classroom, during After School Clubs, and in so many other ways. Show your love for Beacon!
April 6, 3:00–7:30 p.m.
April 7, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
School will be in session on April 7 with early dismissal.
GREAT EVENTS FOR BEACON FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Sign up NOW; space is limited.
Artisan Baguette Baking Lesson
April 25, 6 spots remaining
Learn how to bake a delicious baguette in three simple steps in a regular home oven. You will be mixing, shaping and baking your own baguette while tasting freshly baked baguettes served with delicious olive oil and wild herbs from the Mediterranean. At the end of the class you will bring home the printed recipe as well as the baguette you have made to share with your family and friends.
Walking Tour of Hamilton Heights
May 6 (rain date May 20), 10 spots remaining
The tour includes Dyckman Farmhouse, the Cloisters (stop at the museum for coffee), Morris-Jumel Mansion, Hamilton Grange, and end up at the Grange Restaurant for coffee or a drink donated by the tour guide. Tour will take approximately 4.5 hours.
A fun and funny night of readings by local comedy writers + cocktail party
May 17, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., 28 spots remaining
Join acclaimed humor writer and Beacon mom Cynthia Kaplan for a fun and funny evening of readings with best-selling local authors AJ Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, The Know-It-All, staff writer for Esquire), Julie Klam (You Had Me at Woof, Friendkeeping, Dear Julie column), Rich Cohen (The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, Sweet and Low, writer for Vanity Fair), and Rob Tannenbaum (I Want My MTV, writer for Rolling Stone, GQ, NY Mag). There will be wine and snacks and schmoozing with the authors!
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Several Beacon students received the highest honor—Gold Keys—for their submissions. Gold Key art work will be on display at the Uris Center for Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 29.
PA Executive Board Nominations for 2017–2018 School Year
The PA is pleased to announce Nominating Committee members Jean-Claude Cartier, Tracy Hattem, and Kathryn Kellinger Hanson. The Committee is responsible for facilitating elections for the 2017–2018 Parent Association Executive Board. Details to come.
April 10–April 18, school resumes on Wednesday, April 19
BEACON STEALS AND DEALS!
Gotham West Market offers discounts for Beacon students, faculty, and families!
The following businesses in Gotham West Market (600 11th Avenue) are offering a 10% discount to Beacon students, faculty, and families—all you need to do is speak up!
Ample Hills • The Cannibal • Choza Tacos • El Colmado • Genuine Roadside • Indie Fresh • Uma Temakeria • Velo bike shop
Show your support for all the delicious businesses that support Beacon!
NEW! Veritas Studio Wines supports Beacon!
Located at 527 West 45th Street, this wonderful neighborhood gem is offering generous support to Beacon students, faculty, and families. Veritas will make a 15% donation to Beacon for all sales (net) made in the store when you mention “I’m a friend of Beacon!” Veritas will keep track of all Beacon sales by date and time, not by individual. It’s SO simple. You make an in-store purchase, Beacon gets 15%, and we support another great local business who is willing to support our students. That’s something to toast about!
Check out Veritas here: https://veritasstudiowines.com/
Fairway Community Partners
If you are having problems using your Fairway Community Partners card, please contact us.
Beacon already has raised $4100 from this partnership this year!
Let’s keep up the momentum.