A Letter from the Principal – Nov 3rd 2016

Dear Beacon Community,

Greetings from Beacon Academy. It was great seeing so many families at conferences this past week. We have an amazing community and lots going on this month to give thanks for. On Monday we had a terrific day of fall parties, thanks to all the parents that helped.

Recess Dress
We have had some pleasant fall weather to start this month of Thanksgiving.  As temperatures change please remember to make sure your child is dressed for colder weather. Especially our K-5 students that will be going outside for recess. New students are receiving blue bags next week to carry cold weather gear. If you are a returning family that needs a replacement please contact the front office.

7/8 Grade Honors Applications
The deadline for honors applications submitted to the office is November 10th. Students will get applications in their classes and can pick up extras in the office. The following classes will be offered:

  • 7th and 8th grade Economics
  • 8th grade Energy
  • 7th and 8th grade Public Speaking/Oral Interpretation

Character Education
This past October we learned about Peaceful Conflict Resolution. At our November assembly our 7th grade team introduced Positive Peer Influence as our character education theme of the month. We will be working on helping our community be good friends. You can encourage your child to spend time with friends that model positive, responsible behavior.

Morning Drop Off
Please remember students are not allowed into the building until after 8:30. When they arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 they are asked to wait in room 64 for elementary and room 66 for middle school. If you arrive before 8:30 please wait with your students in your car until they can enter the building.

PTO Dance
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the PTO KidzDance party on Friday November 4th from 6-8 PM. Join us for a fun night of dancing and board games. The dance is $2 per person and will be in the Gym and Lunchroom. This is not a drop off dance event, students need to be supervised by an accompanied adult.

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep this weekend for Daylight Savings.

Educationally Yours,
Kris Achter
Assistant Principal

June Communication

Dear Beacon Academy Families,

I hope you are enjoying your summer. Here are some things to be aware of as we move through the summer months.

Report cards are being mailed today. Included in the envelope is a reminder of our updated uniform code and your family’s total volunteer hours for the school year. If you feel there is an error in your documented hours please let me know and I will adjust it. Thank you for all the time you spent volunteering at Beacon last year. We couldn’t do many of our events and daily activities without you.

Used Uniforms: We will gladly accept your donations of gently used uniforms for our Used Uniform Exchange. The exchange is Tuesday, August 2nd from 3:00-7:00pm in the lunchroom.  You can drop them off anytime during our regular office hours. Volunteers are needed the day of the exchange for the following times;
Set Up: Noon-2:30pm
Exchange: 3:00-7:00pm
Clean Up: 7:00-8:00pm
Land’s End is offering 4 Days of Free Logos!Shop Lands’ End for your apparel needs June 30th through July 3rd and take advantage of Free Logo applications. BUY 3 OR MORE AND SAVE applies to school approved polos and sweats, Kids save $3 each or Adults, save $5 each!

Promotion Code: YOURLOGO    Pin: 9125

http://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900097502  Or call 1-800-469-2222.
There is still time to sign up for summer camps. Registration forms are in a link at the bottom of this email.
KidzArt and Science Explorers – July 5-8
Chess Camp – July 25-29
KidzArt and Tennis – August 1-4
Math Camp – August 8-12

School supply lists can be found on our website www.beaconacademy.com under the Current Families tab.

Important Dates to Remember:
Maple Grove Business Expo: Sat, July 16th, 10am-4pm
Used Uniform Exchange: Tues, August 2nd; 3-7pm
New Family Social: Thursday, August 13th, 6:30 – 8:00pm
New Hope Farmers Market: Saturday, August 6th and 20th; 8am-1pm
New Family Registration Days: Thurs, August 11th
Tues, August 16th, 3-7pm
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 1st, 6:00-7:30pm

Our Summer Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9-2; Friday, closed

Phones will be answered during these times
Have a wonderful July and August!
Ann Marie Roder
Volunteer/Communications/Transitions Coordinator


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