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BBES Upcoming Events

10/22 - PTO SPONSORED VIRTUAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
10/21 - VIRTUAL PARENT CONFERENCES (SEE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE FOR DETAILS)
10/22 - VIRTUAL PARENT CONFERENCES (SEE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE FOR DETAILS)
10/22 - FIRE EVACUATION DRILLS
10/27 - FIRE EVACUATION DRILLS
10/28 - VOTE FOR NEW NAME FOR SCHOOL MASCOT 
11/04 - ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW NAME FOR SCHOOL MASCOT
11/11 - NO SCHOOL, VETERANS' DAY

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BBES Broadcaster
please click here for the latest BBES Broadcaster (newsletter) - English and Portuguese...
Remote Learning Guides Please see the following links for training guides for students and families on navigating the various learning technologies in use at the Abington Schools such as Canvas, Clever and Teams.  Username and password information will be provided by your child's individual school during the first few days of school.
Remote Learning Guide Fall 2020 English
Guia de Aprendizagem Remota Outono 2020 Português
Parent Letter - September 24, 2020 please click here for the parent letter dated September 24, 2020 from Principal Basta...
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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Caregivers:

As I have said many times before, thank you for your patience this year as we navigate the challenges created by the global pandemic. There have been scheduling challenges, technology glitches, quarantines, and personnel struggles. This is not easy for students, families, or school staff – but I continue to be proud of the flexibility, patience, and grace the BBES community shows daily. No school in our country has done this before during a pandemic, and the learning curve is steep. We will continue to do the best we can for our students and make adjustments and improvements in real time as we progress through the year. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions or concerns about their learning activities both in-school and remote, and feel free to reach out to me or Mrs. Thompson with larger concerns.
Beginning this week, Woodsdale School and BBES will begin allowing children to bring from home one small, non-electronic item to play with individually during recess. The item must fit in their backpack and be cleaned each day before being brought to school. As a reminder, students playing on the playground equipment must keep their masks on, but those playing on the pavement or fields may keep their masks off if they maintain 6-feet of social distance.
I would like to clarify the purpose of the virtual meetings on remote days for our hybrid students. Every Wednesday, classroom teachers have a morning and an afternoon class meeting to take attendance, build community, and address social-emotional learning – some teachers may choose to teach a lesson as well (occasionally, the afternoon class meeting will be cancelled due to teacher professional development meetings or Parent-Teacher Conferences). On each cohort’s other remote days (Green – Thursday and Friday, Wave – Monday and Tuesday), there is a morning and midday remote checkin with a paraprofessional (If a paraprofessional is substituting in another classroom or is absent, there will be one remote check-in in the morning covered by Main Office staff). The purpose of these check-ins is to take attendance as required by the state, make a connection with the students, and ask them if they have any questions about their remote work. If students have questions about their work, the paraprofessional will try to help them or will pass the question on to the classroom teacher. Sometimes the paraprofessional may do an activity designated by the teacher, read a story to the students, play a game, do a sing-a-long, or a shared drawing. These remote check-ins are not for instruction. As noted in our Hybrid plan that was released over the summer, instruction of new content happens during each cohort’s in-school days with the teacher.
On Tuesday and Thursday of this week, the PTO has generously funded a virtual enrichment program for all students focused on food allergy safety. Click this link for more information: https://www.kyledine.com/uploads/9/2/7/3/9273180/kyle_dine_as sembly_info_package_2020.pdf
As a reminder, Parent-Teacher Conferences are on 10/21 (no afternoon class meeting) and 10/22 - to select a VIRTUAL parent conference, please enter the following web address into your browser window or click here if you have not already: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Beaver_Brook_Elementary_ School_4..
On Thursday, 10/22 and Tuesday, 10/27, we will have our first full evacuation fire drills with the assistance of the Abington Fire Department. Students will remain socially distanced with masks on during the drill.
Lastly, on Wednesday, 10/28, each student will vote to help us name our new mascot. The winning name will be announced the day after Election Day, 11/4.
Be well - Dr. Basta 

Click here for important information about this school year...

Beaver Brook Elementary school hours are 9:00 am to 3:05 pm.
Arrival and dismissal times are as follows due to COVID-19 restrictions:
Arrival by car:  
2nd Grade - 8:45
1st Grade - 8:50
Kindergarten - 9:00
Dismissal by car:
2nd Grade - 2:45
1st Grade - 2:50
Kindergarten - 3:00

Behavior Reminders: 
Expected Behavior for Recess
Expected Behavior for Lunch