Dear Beacon 10th grade parents—
Welcome back to the school year. To start it off, we, the five class reps for the grade, have organized the potluck so parents can get to know each other and so we can all learn more about the 10th grade community service program. We have invited social studies teacher Bayard Faithfull, who runs the program, to speak and take questions. This year’s theme: community service (required this year).
Please join us:
Wednesday, Oct. 25
6 to 7:30 p.m.
522 West 44th Street
Please bring the following, if you can:
Last name A-L: a NON-alcoholic beverage (seltzer, lemonade, ice tea, etc.)
Last name M-Z: finger foods (chips, cookies, dumplings, samosas, etc.)
We will provide serving dishes and utensils.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Susan Buttenweiser email@example.com
Karie Parker Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org
Abi Fenelon email@example.com
Pam Frederick firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Hattem email@example.com
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She is firmly positioned amongst the most influential African personalities, particularly on social media and new age media. With over 4 million views on Youtube and over 1 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined, Toke represents the voice of young Africans and has been able to impact them through the various campaigns she has run alongside notable brands. Toke has begun to create a lasting impact on this generation through, amongst other things, numerous endorsements with local and international brands.
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What a fantastic turnout! Principal Lacey, AP William Stroud, PC Erdene Greene, B’DAT coordinator and theater teacher Jo Ann Cimato, music teacher Brian Leteicq, and history teacher Bob Van Pelt all gave compelling testimonials to what our Parent Association’s support means for our kids and the clubs, activities, sports, and supplies it makes possible. If you haven’t already, please DONATE HERE. We’re 14% there, so let’s put it on!
Minutes for the September 13 meeting can be found here.
Support Beacon High, Principal Lacey, and all the wonderful teachers and programs this amazing school offers!
Your vital contributions to the Beacon Parent Association are used to underwrite 50+ after school clubs, sports teams, tournament trips, equipment, supplies and the backbone of it all, teachers! Yes, teachers are paid to teach and lead our kids in these programs. They aren’t cheap, but they are worth every penny. The Beacon PA also pays for ongoing class art, music, drama, and science supplies, technology, class trips, materials, and many curriculum enhancements our valued teachers need to do the amazing work they do.
We’re out of the starting gate this 2017-2018 school year with an incredible 14% target reached on our very first PA meeting night! Thanks all for a tremendous turnout. WE NEED TO KEEP POURING IT ON.
Your generous donation goes to:
- Award-winning sports teams: field and umpire fees, equipment, travel expenses, and coaches for non-PSAL teams;
- Extraordinary arts instruction and extracurriculars: guest artist teachers, equipment, performance space rentals, music and performance licenses, B’DAT drama, school musicals, choir, art, dance, and photography supplies;
- Teacher stipends: modest $150 grants to every classroom teacher;
- Dedicated college guidance: Naviance (transcript transmission) service, conferences, guest lectures, and workshops;
- Tremendous clubs catering to every student’s passion: Model UN, Beacon Ink, Debate, Girls Who Code, Engineering, Math, Writer’s Workshop, BeMEDS, Yarns & Crafts are but a few—new ones pop up every semester!
So take a moment now and donate online now. Let’s make 2017-2018 the. Best. EVER.
Ways to contribute to the Beacon PA
–> Donate online now!
–> Send a check to the Beacon School Parent Association, and send to:
Treasurer / Beacon School PA / 522 West 44th Street / New York, NY 10036
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Contributing by hosting a house party
Contributing by chairing and/or working at a fundraising event
Contributing items for the Beacon PA Auction
CONTACT the Beacon PA for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
LAST GENERAL PA MEETING OF THE YEAR:
June 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Beacon Library
This meeting will feature a panel of Seniors and their parents/caregivers who will discuss their experiences with the college process. Moderated by Deb Heller. Highly recommended for parents of rising Juniors and Seniors!
And… There are so many great ways to become an involved Beacon parent. The following Executive Board positions are still open and we are accepting nominations: Treasurer, Budget Committee, Audit Committee, Event Chairs, and Auction Chairs. The PA will hold an expedited election in October to fill these positions. We encourage you to throw your hat in the ring! Contact email@example.com to nominate yourself or a friend, or if you have any questions.
COMING UP IN THE 2017–2018 SCHOOL YEAR:
Developing Parent Community
FAQs for Parents
The Community Outreach Committee is putting together a list of FAQs for parents in each grade. If anyone has suggestions for the FAQ list (questions, answers, info they wish they had known), or would like to volunteer to help with compiling and/or editing this list, please contact Kristine Gregorek and Ted Leather at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The PA would like to initiate a new system of Grade Representatives. These parent volunteers would serve as representatives for the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. We are looking for 3–5 parents per grade who can take the lead in organizing the grade-wide potluck dinners at the beginning of the year, as well as organizing speakers for PA meetings that are of particular interest to their grades. If interested, please contact Bonnie Scarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because families are spread out among all five boroughs, the PA would like to initiate a new system of neighborhood representatives. These parent volunteers would organize social gatherings for parents in their own neighborhoods in an effort to build community, share common experiences as parents of teenagers, and possibly organize neighborhood fundraising events. If interested, please contact Bonnie Scarborough at email@example.com.
AND DON’T FORGET…
Order Your Beaconware Online!
Fairway Community Partners has GREAT deals for Spring!
UPDATED! Beacon already has raised over $6000 from this partnership this year! Let’s keep up the momentum
If you are having problems using your Fairway Community Partners card, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEACON STEALS AND DEALS!
Gotta Go to Mo’s!
Gotham West Market offers discounts for Beacon students, faculty, and families!
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!
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PLEASE JOIN THE ATHLETIC, TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
THE BEACON SCHOOL
2017 SPORTS AWARDS CEREMONY
TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH 2017
4:30 DINNER WILL BE SERVED IN THE CAFETERIA
5:30 AWARDS CEREMONY, FEATURING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO, FOR ATHLETES AND FAMILIES
DESSERT FOLLOWING CEREMONY
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