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Needed: Fun Fair Volunteers

The Fun Fair is one of our biggest events of the year.  In order to be successful, we need your help!  There is something for everyone – middle school and high school students can earn their service hours!




Beech Tree Chess Club

If your child is interested in joining chess club, please see the form in the Wednesday folders.

Start date: March 3, 2017

End date: April 21, 2017.

Meeting location: Library

Grade level: 1st through 5th grade, beginners and above

Donations: Any contributions for snacks is appreciated.

International Night

Come and celebrate International Night with us!

Everyone is invited to enjoy dishes from countries all over the world and watch the parade of nations.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

6:30pm – 8pm in the Cafeteria.

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation for the 2017-2018 school year will be on March 24, 2017 at 2pm.

On that day you can hand in all documents for registration as well!

After School Enrichment Programs

Holiday Gift Drive

Unbelievably, it is Dec already and the holiday season is here!  Of course, we have our annual list of families who could really use our help to provide presents that will make their holidays much brighter!
Should you choose to sponsor anyone, we ask that you bring all wrapped gifts that are labeled with a family number and a sibling number to the main office by close of business on Mon, 12/12.
Families will be invited to come to pick up their gifts on Tues, 12/13 and Wed, 12/14.   Here is the link to the Google spreadsheet where you can place your name and email in the Santa’s helper columns.
In past years, there have been questions about the gift expectations (how much should the sponsor spend?  How many gifts?).  There are no set rules.   Provide gifts as you are able.
One area to note is when siblings within a family are being sponsored by more than one person.  If at all possible, we ask sponsors to contact each other (emails are on the Google spreadsheet) to try to get a similiar number of gifts / similar value of the gifts.  We know this can be a challenge.  But, we ask as we want to try to be mindful of the fact that the family will open gifts together and it can be unfortunate when siblings gifts vary largely in quantity and value.
We thank you in advance for your consideration!  Please contact Michelle Whitecar (president@beechtreepta.com) if you have any questions!

December Meeting

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!

This year ALL schools in FCPS will have an Outstanding Teacher, New or tenured as well as leader!  An Outstanding Teacher from both the Elementary and Secondary school levels will be recognized in the overall 2017 Outstanding Teacher category.

The FCPS awards program is aiming to acknowledge employees for their great work as well as have more recognition from across all schools and departments in the Division.

If you are interested in nominating a staff member please click on THIS link.  This link will also be available on our school website. The only fields that have to be filled in are your name and email address, so that we can get back in touch with you. Please submit any and all nominations by Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

We are excited about this new process and that we can recognize so many Outstanding Employees at Beech Tree Elementary School.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kim Theberge the awards liaison at ktheberge@fcps.edu.