Newsletters - Back to School Edition

Dear Beech Families and students,

Thank you so much for a wonderful welcome to Beech Street Elementary. I am so proud of the hard work the staff, students, and families put into making this week so successful. The Beech staff appreciated the kind words and feedback as we continue to organize the school so that your children have the best experiences possible.

Arrival/ Dismissal

If you are dropping off your student, use the drop off lane at the front of the school so a staff member can greet your child. Then, we will bring him/her to the playground to meet his teacher and friends.

Starting Monday, please do not enter the playground area in the morning. Our goal is to organize the lines and move into the building at 8:30am so that our students can begin their morning routines and settle in to school. It is very important that your student learn to locate his or her line, and we have over 30 staff members who are assisting the students.

If your student misses the line (before 8:45am), please have them go to the cafeteria (through the doors near the playground). Staff members are there to escort them to class so that they are not lost in the building or considered tardy. We want to know where our students are at all times!

After 8:45am, you must escort your child to the main office and it will count as a tardy to school.

At the end of the day, we would appreciate it if parents could wait near the fences or picnic bench area, or outside of the corridor when your children enter the playground. Exiting the school and lining up with the teacher is a very important part of our school safety plan, and when people crowd the entrances, the students feel confused and overwhelmed. Letting them get to their spot successfully helps them know what to do in an emergency -- and allows the teacher to see that everyone is in the yard safely. This is a learning process for all of us!

Important September Events:

Please return all of your emergency forms to school as soon as possible! We need your updated information (and continue to update it as you need to).

There is no school on September 17 -- Beech is a voting site.

Picture Day is September 20. We will be sending packets home soon so that you are able to make your choices.

Ice Cream Social / Open House - we are combining our ice cream social with our open house event -- which will make it an educational family event! Please visit Beech on September 26 from 5-7 so that you can meet the teacher, see your child’s classroom, learn about their grade level, and enjoy ice cream with the Beech Community!

Our mascot, Bobby Bobcat, picks his Role Model Class of the Week starting Friday! This is an announcement where a class that has had great behavior all week, has modeled the school rules, and has helped others is recognized by the school. Please remind your student that Bobby is watching!

The first full week back to school is much harder than the first few days. Please help your child by preparing snacks, going to bed on time, and having a morning routine. Our teachers are doing the same thing so they are successful at school.

The Beech Staff and I cannot thank you enough for the positive feedback and suggestions we have had in the last few days. Knowing that parents want to support their students and can help them by building on their expectations is very helpful to our teachers - and we want to hear from you. As always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher, or the office. We will direct you to the person who can help you! Have a wonderful week!


Dr. Esparza, Principal