THANK YOU!!! to Beacon parents Judy Gold and Leslie Powell, host Karen Bergreen, and Liz from the Village Underground for organizing the wildly hilarious Beacon Annual Comedy Night. To Beacon parent Cynthia Kaplan and the amazing roster of comedians, you made us all laugh ourselves silly! To the Beacon PA, most notably Kate Ryan, Abigail Wendell, Jodi Isman, Megan Mardiney, Miriam Davidson, Judith O’Driscoll, Jennifer Economou, Beacon parent Miriam Navarro, and Parent Coordinator Erdene Greene, thank you for your work behind the scenes and for helping this event to raise $6,000 for Beacon! And finally, to Beacon parent David Rabin of Cafe Clover, thank you for offering a post-show complimentary drink to all ticket holders.
We are so fortunate to have such a generous (and apparently, VERY FUNNY) school community.
THIS WEEK AT BEACON
TIME SENSITIVE: Auction News (You heard right! There are STILL some great items to bid on!)
Beacon’s final Online Auction is here! Don’t miss dozens of great items!! Bidding is open through May 11 at 10 p.m.
DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SHOT at this great prize! Orchestra seats for Hamilton, May 30, PLUS exclusive, private backstage meet and greet with King George III himself—Brian d’Arcy James! Bidding ends on May 9.
Beacon PA Executive Board nominations are still being accepted!
The Beacon Parent’s Association Executive Board needs YOU! Offer your skills, pitch in at an event or share your ideas to enhance the experience here at Beacon! There are so many great ways for parents to get involved at every level of time commitment. Please consider volunteering OR nominate a friend. While all positions are still officially open for nominations, we still seek at least one nomination for someone to head up the Events committee. The Beacon Parent’s Association should be as energetic and dynamic as the school itself. Let’s make it happen!
For your convenience, the nominating process is streamlined by submitting your nominations via the link below. Each Executive Board position is described in detail along with the number of seats available when you click on the link. If you want to omit a nomination for any position, please enter N/A.
Please click and enter the password (all lowercase) – beaconpa2017
And Please, mark your calendars – The PA elections will take place at the May 17 General PA Meeting in the library at 6:00 p.m.
See you there!
Battle of the Bands May 13, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Beaconware is now available on the web. You can access the website by clicking on Beacon Merchandise on the homepage of the Beacon website, or at beaconstore.logoshop.com.
NEXT WEEK AT BEACON
Junior Financial Aid Night May 16, 6:00–8:00 p.m., organized by Deb Heller, Beacon auditorium
Juniors and parents are invited to hear from a HESC representative as well as a financial planner on what they should be doing now for the financial aid process!
PA General Meeting with Executive Board Elections
May 17, 6:00 p.m., Beacon library
An Evening of Cocktails, Readings, and Laughter—Featuring Cynthia Kaplan from Beacon’s 7th Annual Comedy Night May 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Upper West Side location
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! Limited spots available. Grab a friend and join the fun! Sign up here.
Tap it Back at the Second Annual SoulCycle Beacon Charity Ride
June 4, 3:30 p.m. (45-min class)
SoulCycle NOMAD, 12 W. 27th Street
Instructor: Julie Dermer (incoming Beacon parent!)
One of Gotham magazine’s favorite instructors, Julie relates to her riders in a very personal way. A native New Yorker, she encourages riders to embark on their own unique journey, conquering challenges, unleashing inner strength, building confidence and finding peace along the way. Julie’s classes are both challenging and energized, always riding to a strong inspiring beat—a celebration of one’s potential, on and off the bike!
Buy a bike for yourself, your spouse, your child,* or the whole family. Sponsor a teacher! Book your bike NOW!
Join the cardio party! All proceeds benefit Beacon!
*Participants under the age of 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
BEACON STEALS AND DEALS!
NEW! Gotta Go to Mo’s!
Receive 15% off your total purchase of regular and sale-priced items with this Modell’s coupon. Beacon will receive 5% of your total purchase. Score! Offer is valid through 6/22/17.
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!
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!