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The Beaty Gazette March 2014, Volume 12, Issue 7 1717 Nevada Drive - Plano, TX 75093 -Tel: (469)752-4200 - Fax: (469)752-4201

Dates to remember…

Principal’s Pen

March 10 – March 14 SPRING BREAK! March 25 Parent Coffee 8:15 & 12:30

Dear Families, Thank you so much for making our recent Open House and Scholastic Book Fair a success! This evening is such a great opportunity for us to showcase the learning that occurs throughout the school year. I would like to thank each and every Beaty staff member for all of their hard work in preparation for the evening. They work hard each and every day, but the month of February is a particularly busy month for them. I would also like to extend a special thank you to Dennise Schuler, Beaty Librarian, for sponsoring the ever popular Scholastic Book Fair. I recently read an article by Tamim Ansary in Texas PR Express, related to what we should be teaching in the schools. Of course none of us has a crystal ball to see into the future in order to know what will be expected of our students when they become contributing members of society as young adults; however our goal as a school system is to best prepare them for the future. One of the things that struck home with me in the article was the following prediction of the skills our students will need in order to be successful adults. They mirror many of the premises on which we base our approach to teaching and learning in Plano ISD. Some of those predictions include:   

A shifting emphasis from what kids know to how they think (to prepare them for coping with change). Buzzword: Critical Thinking Discrete subjects such as American history, Chemistry, and Government will dissolve into larger areas such as Communications, Physical world, and Community. Buzzword: Integrated Curriculum Instead of absorbing facts about defined subjects, students will work in groups to produce simulated real-life products, such as movies, restaurants, towns, and fashion shows. They will be graded in skills like teamwork and problem solving. Buzzword: Project-Based Learning All students will take a core class that covers everything we know as a society. It will be called Cultural Literacy or something similar. This column was reprinted with permission and originally appeared on MSN Encarta at www.encarta.msn.com

The predictions of this author sound very similar to the things that are already occurring at Beaty and throughout Plano ISD. I am confident that our school and our district are focused on the future and will continue to do our best to be forward thinking in our curriculum design and instruction in order to ensure our students will be prepared for the future, whatever that may look like.

Susie Vaughan Principal, Beaty ECS The Beaty Gazette is a monthly publication of the Beaty PTA. Send contributions to: Beatynewsletter@gmail.com


Dear Beaty Families, We want YOU as part of our PTA board next year! We are searching for the next generation of PTA volunteers – all you need is a desire to be involved during the 2014-2015 school year. Please consider volunteering.. each board position serves its purpose as part of the whole and the PTA plays a vital role in the Beaty community. Without a PTA board, we cannot have a PTA. Without a PTA, Beaty will face a challenging time providing programs for parents and children. Busy? We can use your talents no matter how little time you have to spare! If you are a working parent or have other young children at home and have a hard time getting to monthly meetings, just let us know how you would like to help and we can find a fit. We need parents and teachers alike who are willing to help continue to make Beaty an amazing school. Please consider becoming an integral part of your child’s school! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

You can reach me at 214-223-6039 or BeatyPTAPresident@gmail.com. We will vote at our General Meeting on April 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM. to determine the 2014-2015 PTA Board, and we’d love to see you there! We hope you enjoyed Open House, Family Fun Night, the Jim Gill Concert, and the Scholastic Book Fair in January and February. Thank you for your attendance and enthusiasm! These events were all wonderful opportunities to spend time with your child, experience your child’s environment and see all that they are learning at Beaty. We sincerely hope you enjoy the enriching experiences that the PTA and our school make possible, and we welcome any ideas or input you have. I always end my letter welcoming new families to Beaty. We are glad you are here! Beaty is a unique and special place where families join our community throughout the year. Even though it can be overwhelming to jump in late in the school year, I encourage you to join us when you can. PTA events are open to everyone in the Beaty community, and it makes such a difference to get to know some friendly faces you may see around campus. Have a fun and relaxing spring break! Sincerely,

Dana Withers Beaty ECS PTA President BeatyPTAPresident@gmail.com


Join the Beaty Parent Teacher Association-PTA! The PTA brings together parents and teachers. Being a member helps you and your child feel more at home at the school.

Help Us Meet Our Goal and Be a Part of Something Beautiful! Simply complete the membership form in the newsletter and return the form & payment in your child’s backpack. Questions about PTA membership? Contact Dana Withers at: BeatyPTApresident@gmail.com

Beaty PTA Membership Form 2013 - 2014

Parents Name: _________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________ City: __________________ Zip: ____________ Phone Number: _______________________ Parent Email: ___________________________________________________________________ Child’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Teacher: __________________________________________

Family Member

AM

or

PM

(circle one)

~ $10.00

Please make check to “Beaty PTA” or enclose cash in a sealed envelope and attach to form. You may return form and dues in your child’s backpack.


Hello Parents: The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) wishes to extend a special invitation to all of the parents of returning students. We are in the process of electing the 2014-2015 Beaty PTA executive board members. Our board is a diverse group, made up of parents with varying backgrounds, availability, and talents. Several of our board members work outside the home and are able to assume their PTA responsibilities with minimal time commitment. Our plan this year is to find parents interested in serving on the board early, so that you can become familiar with your position and get to know the workings of our school. With several months left in the school year, you will be able to work alongside the current board member, until you feel that you grasp the task ahead for next year. Beaty PTA board positions range from activities mostly done from home to interacting with the school on a regular basis. Members are required to attend executive board and PTA General Meetings, which are one each per month, with the exception of December. Below is a list and brief description of all of the positions that we will fill for the 2014-2015 school year:

Elected Officers: President: Presides over and runs both PTA executive board and PTA General Meetings each month. This person is the representative for the Beaty PTA at school district functions/meetings and meets with school staff/principal as needed. 1st V.P. - Programs: Coordinates children's and parent’s educational programs to be presented after the monthly General Meeting. 2nd V.P. - Membership: Promotes and manages individual, staff, and corporate memberships in the PTA and runs our membership drives. Furnishes a list of current PTA members to the Secretary, Treasurer, President and State by various deadlines, and issues membership cards. 3rd V.P. - Volunteers: Appoints and oversees neighborhood and homeroom representatives. Signs up volunteers at registration, recognizes outstanding volunteers, determines staff volunteer needs, and assists in volunteer appreciation. 4th V.P. - Ways & Means: Coordinates fundraisers to support PTA initiatives. Serves on the budget committee, which gathers and converts board members' input into an annual budget to be presented to and approved by the PTA General Membership. Coordinates fundraising efforts with the following sub-committee chairs: School Supplies, Spirit Wear, Rebates/Recycling (see more information on sub-committees below).


Secretary: Takes meeting minutes and presents them at the following meeting for approval. Reminds all board members of upcoming meetings, and attends all executive board and general meetings. Maintains various PTA records. Treasurer: Responsible for filing quarterly sales tax forms, issuing checks for payment, and reimbursing as well as collecting items from the Treasurer's box twice weekly. Serves as chair of the budget and audit committees. Maintains annual fiscal records of the PTA. Knowledge of accounting principles is a plus. Software provided by the PTA. Parliamentarian: Becomes familiar with and revises when necessary the PTA By-Laws; provides rules of parliamentary procedure at all meetings. Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised is helpful but not required. Historian: Compiles a record of event and activities as the official history of the school using scrapbooking techniques. Also acts as custodian of all PTA records and materials.

Standing Committee Chairmen: Newsletter: Prepares and publishes the Beaty Gazette, a monthly newsletter, using desktop publishing software. Works with the PTA board and school staff to obtain information suitable for inclusion and submits drafts to President and school principal on a timely basis. Staff Appreciation: Organizes staff appreciation week and coordinates other appreciation weeks with various sub-committees (see more information on subcommittees below). Hospitality: Organizes refreshments at general meetings; responsible for parent coffees and picnics. Folder Filler: Spends approximately 1.5 hours weekly filling the teachers’ mailboxes with handouts to be sent home in Thursday folder. SAGE: The Special And Gifted Education (SAGE) Chair organizes the Parent Network Meetings and shares information about PTA’s SAGE programs. Multicultural: Plans and supervises at least one school social function and multicultural day per year.


Ways and Means Sub-Committees: School Supplies: Coordinates all processes surrounding the delivery of school supplies, including ordering, communications, sales and deliveries annually (at the end and beginning of each school year). Spirit Wear: Coordinates the ordering, all communications and sales of Beaty t-shirts, decals, and other apparel that may be approved by the board. Rebates/Recycling: Publicizes how to participate in grocery store rebates and various recycling programs. Coordinates with the appropriate vendors and either ships or arranges for pick-up of ink cartridges, toner cartridges, and cell phones.

Staff Appreciation Sub-Committees: Staff Birthdays: Sends individual birthday greetings/treats to the staff. Teacher Appreciation Corner: Collects appreciation letters from parents and students and selects one to be printed monthly in the school newsletter. Prepares a certificate based on every letter received and gives to the principal to present to the teacher. Staff Appreciation Events: Organizes various staff appreciation events throughout the year, including Bus Driver Appreciation Week, Counselor Appreciation, Staff Appreciation Week, Librarian Appreciation, etc. Works with the Board to create new and special ways to appreciate Beaty staff.

Folder Filler Sub-Committees: Webmaster: Maintains and regularly updates the PTA’s website (www.beatypta.org). Marquee: Works with Beaty staff to timely update marquee communication.

The PTA wants to make sure that everyone has a great year and would like for parents to become involved with the school by supporting their PTA. Please contact me at BeatyPTAPresident@gmail.com or 214-223-6039 if you are interested in a board position or have any questions.

Thank you, Dana Withers, PTA President Beaty Early Childhood School PTA


Counselor’s Corner Many thanks to the Beaty families and staff members who participated in the toothbrush and toothpaste drive benefitting the Assistance League of Greater Collin County. Those dedicated volunteers work hard in our community. Through a program called Operation School Bell, members provide preschool and elementary school students in need with new clothing and hygiene kits in six school districts. In addition, members provide clothing as needed to CITY House, a children’s shelter in Plano. Thank you for supporting the Assistance League of Greater Collin County. It has been such a privilege to work with the fathers and grandfathers who donate their time through our Watch D.O.G.S. program. These gentlemen are heroes in the eyes of our students. If any fathers or grandfathers would like to join this amazing group of volunteers, please contact me. All Plano ISD volunteers need to complete an online background check and be cleared prior to scheduling a date to volunteer. Watch DOGS volunteers also complete a one page registration form. Once these two items have been completed, just select the date you would like to volunteer. Our staff would be happy to have you join us at Beaty ECS for a morning or afternoon session. The last parenting classes located at Beaty ECS will take place soon. Please see the list below for the dates, times, and locations of each. Jueves 27 6:30 – Salón de “Nunca planee gritar tanto: Disciplina Positiva” de Marzo 7:30 Actividades Aprenda maneras efectivas de crear una atmósfera de confianza p.m. mientras establece su autoridad paterna. Este taller será en Español. Tuesday, 12:30 – Multipurpose “Who’s in Control: Reducing Power Struggles” April 1 1:30 Room All children love to engage parents in power struggles at one time or p.m. another, but this commonly ends up in a no-win situation as parent and child vie for power. Join us to learn how to use parenting strategies that will minimize such challenges, and promote harmony in your household. English Thursday, 8:15 – Conference “Coffee with the Counselor: April 10 9:15 Room The Tough Stuff of Parenting” a.m. Please join us for a cup of coffee, a breakfast treat, and an informal discussion about the challenging aspects of being a parent. The counselor will provide tips on dealing with misbehavior. We will also discuss talking to your kids about stranger danger, personal safety, death, and any other challenging topics. English It is hard to believe how quickly the second semester is going! Recent guidance lessons have focused on using good manners, being friends, and demonstrating kindness. I hope some of you received acts of kindness from your children at home. I am having lots of fun sharing stories, songs, and games with your children, and I appreciate all you are doing at home to reinforce these lessons.

Take care, Jan Hughes Counselor


NURSE’S NOTE Dear Beaty Families, If your child will be moving on to kindergarten next year, an updated shot record with 4 year old booster shots will be required prior to their first day of school. You may want to consider completing the immunizations and sending a copy prior to Kindergarten early registration in March. Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 school year begins on March 28, 2014. Visit www.pisd.edu for more detailed information. You will find the latest recommendations on car seats from the Texas Department of Public Safety below. Also, in 2014 there were changes to be aware of regarding the weight recommendations for the latch systems now found on most car seats.

Desiree Peterson, RN School Nurse

Parent Friendly Web Resources www.seatcheck.org

www.texasclickitorticket.com


1. Call Beaty’s Child Safe Line at 469-752-4200 each day that your child is ill. Select option 3, and follow the directions. Please be sure to give the reason that your child is absent. 2. Upon returning to school, you must send a written note within 3 days, in order for your child’s illness to be documented as an excused absence. 3. If your child is ill 5 or more consecutive days, please send a note from your physician in order to excuse the absence. In order to return to school your child must: 1. Not have any vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours prior to returning to school. 2. Be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of any medication to reduce a fever (this means no Tylenol or Motrin given for 24 hours prior to returning to school). In addition: If your child is diagnosed with an eye infection, he/she must be on the medication prescribed for a minimum of 24 hours and show an improvement in the amount and color of the eye drainage, before returning to school. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines please contact: Desiree Peterson, RN at 469-752-4209

IMMUNIZATION REMINDER! Please send in a copy of your updated immunization record when your child receives their 4 year old immunizations. For students who will be going onto kindergarten in the fall, immunizations need to be up to date in order to complete early registration in March. Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015 school year begins March 28, 2014. Visit www.pisd.edu for information.

REMINDER!! To protect your child’s feet from injury, please have your children wear closed toed shoes and do not send your child to school in Sandals, Crocs, or Flip Flops.


Library Lines Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! (March 2) We will celebrate by learning what he did as an author and illustrator. Dr. Seuss wanted to write books for children that would be fun to read. Thus, he promoted a love of reading through his rhyming text and comical illustrations. We will practice the rhyming words while reading his books, Hop on Pop or Green Eggs and Ham. In his book, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss offers these words of wisdom: “The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go.” On Monday March 3, all classes will have a “Suessical” Celebration and participate in the Read Across America Program by reading a Dr. Suess book donning “Cat in the Hat” hats! We will also sing or read the rhyming stories of The Lady with the Alligator Purse, Ten Naughty Little Monkeys, and Do Your Ears Hang Low? Some classes will read What Can You Do with a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla and discuss the many uses for the traditional Mexican woven shawl. What would you do with a rebozo? Other favorite Dr. Seuss books are: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish The Cat in the Hat Green Eggs and Ham I Can Read With My Eyes Shut El Gato en Sombrerado Huevos verdes con jamón I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful parent volunteers, including the PTA Board members, who helped with the Scholastic Book Fair in February. I appreciated the many food donations for the teachers “Chew and View” event. Kudos to Shanda Harris for coordinating the volunteers. Our Beaty parents are fantastic partners in education! Dennise Schuler, Teacher/Librarian, Beaty ECS “The more you read, the more you grow!”


Spring Break Tips Don’t stress over what to do during Spring Break! Here are a few suggestions for fun activities for the whole family… This Side Up Family Center is a great place to hang out with the kids and play games, read books, and connect with other parents. All at no cost! Tuesday-Friday 9:30AM-2:30PM (Closed Sunday and Monday) Saturdays 6:00PM-9:00PM March 8th is Free Bingo at 6:00PM Fair Park African American Museum-Free (Closed Sunday and Monday) Nature and Science Center-$1.00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday only) Children’s Aquarium-$8.00 adults, $6.00 child, under 2 is free Texas Discovery Museum & Butterfly House-$8.00 adults, $4.00 ages 3-11, under 3 is free Haggard Park has a great playground and is right next to The Interurban Railway Museum in historic Downtown Plano. Free Meadows Museum at SMU Paintings by several Spanish Masters will capture the imaginations of children of all ages. Pick up a scavenger hunt brochure at the front desk, complete, and return for a prize! Adults $10.00 Ages 11 and under are free Free for all after 5:00PM on Thursdays Closed Mondays Heritage Farm has daily activities over Spring Break from 10:00AM-2:00PM self-guided tours cost $2.00 per person guided tours (includes the buildings) $5.00 adults, $3.50 kids, under 3 is free Please contact me personally if I can be of any help and have a wonderful Spring Break!

Kelli Pawkett Parent Involvement Liaison kelli.pawkett@pisd.edu # 469-752-4257


As parents we all understand how important nutrition is in our child’s overall development, especially for those of us with children with special needs. We quickly learned the difference in food allergies versus food sensitivities. Where allergy symptoms typically show up in an immediate outward reaction, sensitivities are not always immediate, and show themselves in different ways. i.e. hyperactivity, moodiness, lack of focus, inability to sleep, or being excessively tired/lethargic. In our home we started cutting things out, and sneaking healthy things in. Because Colin, like most children on the Autism spectrum, is a picky eater, we found that as long as it looked like and tasted like pancakes, he would eat it! So we started adding fresh fruits, veggies and even some meat to his pancake mix. We switched out his maple syrup which has 54 grams of sugar for Agave Nectar which only has 16 grams of sugar. We also eliminated sugar filled juices in favor of almond milk and water. That was pretty tough! Our kid LOVES juice; however, the reality is, if it’s not fresh squeezed or non-pasteurized, it’s just sugar. There is no way a child, with special needs or otherwise, that is primarily given foods rich in fat, sodium, and sugar can focus, listen, and learn to their best potential. I know it seems like a lot to ask, and honestly in the beginning it is a lot. But then you create a system and get into a routine. We just have to start somewhere! Share some of your healthy snack ideas at our March Parent Coffee on Tuesday, March 25th at 8:15 AM & 12:30 PM. Here’s a great recipe to try with your kids!

Shammah Kinchen Beaty PTA SAGE Chair

sagebeatypta@gmail.com

Zucchini Lemon Bread Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour; ½ cup whole wheat flour; ½ cup sugar; 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder; 1 teaspoon salt; ½ teaspoon baking soda; 1 cup zucchini, peeled, shredded, and packed; 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional); ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel; ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon; ½ cup fat free milk; 1/3 cup canola oil; 2 large eggs. Preparation: 1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5 inch loaf with nonstick pan spray. 2.) Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini, walnuts, lemon zest, and cinnamon. 3.) Combine the milk, oil and eggs in separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dry ingredients are moistened. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. 4.) Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 5.) Let the bread stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn the loaf out onto a wire cooling rack. When cool, cut into slices. Makes 18 slices


SPRING BREAK !!! March 10th – March 14th Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

The Beaty PTA and SAGE invite you to a

Parent Coffee Tuesday, March 25th 8:15 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. We welcome all parents and friends of Beaty to join us for refreshments and a chance to:

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Visit with other Beaty parents Get Information about SAGE Learn about Nutrition and Healthy Eating Answer the question “How do you encourage healthy eating with your kids?” Coffee and refreshments will be served. We will be in the Multipurpose Room.

Join us!

Treasurer’s Report Beaty ECS PTA Cash Flow Report January 2014 Year to Date Totals Beginning Balance

$4,973.04

Total Income

$918.69

Total Expense

$365.78

Ending Balance

$5,525.95


BEATY KEY COMMUNICATORS Notes from Key Communicator Meeting on February 12th, 2014 Provided by Leigh Wetzel The most recent Plano ISD Key Communicators meeting was FANTASTIC! It was a roundtable session of 14 different topics, which can be viewed at the link below. There was only enough time to participate at 3-4 tables. So I chose the following: PASAR, Special Education Services and Multilingual. http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/key.communicators/httpwww.pisd.eduabout.uskey.communicatorsMeetingResources_F eb2014.shtml PASAR is a tuition-based after school care program that provides a safe, positive environment where students have opportunities to complete homework, participate in structured recreational and fine arts activities, and to enhance their overall skill development. PASAR is available for grades Kindergarten through 5th at all 45 elementary campuses. PASAR is offered from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 2:45 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. For more information and to register visit PISD PASAR at: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/program.pasar/rates.registration.shtml Tita Alarcon, the Elementary Bilingual/ESL coordinator for Plano ISD, was awesome! Her passion to assist children and families whose first language is not English was very evident. Although PISD cannot provide bilingual classes in all languages, two are offered in the school district, Chinese and Spanish. There is a district initiative to have all teachers ESL certified. If English is not your child’s first language or not the language spoken in the home, I would encourage you to contact your child’s teacher and school to see what is available for parents and students for ESL. Ms. Alarcon encouraged reading with your child, in your native language, as a great way for students to increase their language skills. Plano ISD really does have a passion to see every child succeed. Their Special Education Services are evidence of that. I, personally, have a child that has benefitted greatly from this. It is so refreshing to see a whole school district with a mindset of what can we do to help a child to achieve learning that leads to life success such as academic, basic needs, self-determination, career attainment and social and emotional well-being. A quality education occurs when communication and collaboration are shared among students, families, staff and community. One of the items that can seem intimidating to a parent is the ARD process. I want to encourage parents that the ARD is part of the collaboration and communication between school and home. Some tips I took away from the meeting is that parents can ask for an ARD facilitator to be present at the meeting. An ARD facilitator is there to help parents understand all the paperwork (yes, there is a lot). You may also ask that a translator be present. PISD does have translators available in several different languages. The purpose of the ARD is to help individually design an educational program that meets identified student needs that lead to meaningful participation and maximum growth.


Staff Recognition Corner

I want to express my sincere appreciation for everyone who helps with carpool! Five days a week, regardless of rain, wind, snow, or blazing heat, Beaty staff are always there to lovingly guide my child, Matthew, to and from his classroom. Whether you realize it or not, that first staff encounter out of the car can make or break the school day. My son is always greeted with a warm smile and hello. Sometimes he even gets a pep talk on the way to class. It's that daily welcome that helps us both feel confident about starting the day. As I waited in my warm car at pick-up today on February 6th, (temperature 15 degrees and snowing) I realized you don't hear thank you enough! Each staff member spends approximately an hour a day on carpool duty when you combine pick-up and drop off for both sessions. Regardless of weather conditions, Beaty staff always have good attitudes. I appreciate that, and I know it's not always easy. Thank you for all that you do to ensure our children succeed in school, and especially for helping them start each day with a smile! Sincerely, Tara Kesler

If you have a teacher, or group of teachers, or a staff member to whom you want to say "Thank you", this is all you have to do: • • •

Write a quick note of thanks Include your name and your child's name Include the name(s) of the staff member(s) and/or teacher(s) you want to recognize You can email it to: Ashley.Wheeler11@live.com. You can also send it in an envelope in your child’s backpack. Please print clearly “Beaty PTA”.


ATTENTION BEATY PARENTS!! Staff Appreciation Week is May 5 - 9, 2014

Staff Birthdays!

It is not too early to start thinking about Staff Appreciation Week. Staff Appreciation Week is May 5 - 9 We will need a LOT of help and are looking for volunteers for all kinds of jobs, both big and small. We will be showering the Beaty teachers and staff with gifts and niceties that they deserve all week. We graciously accept any donation, big or small. If you have anything you would like to donate or know of any businesses in the area that would like to donate goods/services to our wonderful staff, please contact Melinda Castellon at: mkcastellon@att.net

Thank you to all the families who came out to enjoy the Jim Gill concert on February 13th. What a treat it was to have Jim Gill! This fun and educational event was sponsored by our PTA.

BEATY ECS Is On

FACEBOOK! Like us at: Beaty_Butterflies

Let’s show appreciation for our teachers and staff members by letting them enjoy delicious desserts! If you would like to help with dessert donations for Staff Birthdays, please contact Ashley at: Ashley.Wheeler11@live.com March birthdays will be recognized Friday, March 28th.


Grocery Store Rebates This is a great way to provide additional funds to the school by doing something that you probably already do at least weekly. There is NO additional cost to you!! Every time you purchase something from one of the participating grocery stores (Kroger or Tom Thumb), a portion of your purchase will be given back to the PTA. For more details check out www.beatypta.org

RECYCLE! SAVE THE ENVIROMENT AND HELP BEATY SCHOOL! Donate your cell phone and ink cartridges! To participate in the recycling initiatives just drop off your cell phone and cartridges in the labeled container outside the PTA room. It is that simple!! (BEATY RECEIVES THE MOST FROM COMMERICAL INK CARTRIDGES!) For more details check out www.beatypta.org

Stay informed! Bookmark and visit these websites often! Beaty ECS http://k12.pisd.edu/beatyearly-childhood-school Beaty PTA http://www.beatypta.org Plano Independent School District http://www.pisd.edu Texas PTA http://txpta.org National PTA http://www.pta.org/

Student Transportation Changes If your child’s transportation home from school changes for any reason please make sure you let the teacher know! Sometimes there is miscommunication regarding these changes and it results in an inconvenience to you and some unsettling times for the students. Please make sure you inform the teacher of any transportation changes. If these changes occur during the instructional day, please call the front office and they can get a message to the teacher. Remember, our teachers are teaching and will not get your email or voicemail during the instructional day. Thank you for your assistance with this.


Please refrain from using your cell phone when dropping off or picking up your child. A driver using a cell phone is likely to be distracted, whether they are using a hand held cell phone or a hands-free set. Let’s err on the side of safety for ourselves, our students, P and our staff. Thanks so much for your cooperation.

FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY!

Every Friday is “Spirit Day” at Beaty and we encourage all children to wear their Beaty T-Shirts or school colors.

To order T-shirts contact: Justyna Allred at: jallred3@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed! Thank you for your hard work and donations during our recent school events. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! If you would like to become a Beaty volunteer* or have any questions, please contact Shanda Harris, VP Volunteers, at Beatyptavolunteers@gmail.com.

*All volunteers are required to complete an on-line volunteer application. This is a requirement of Plano Independent School district. The application can be found at www.pisd.edu/volunteer. Foreign Nationals Who Wish to Volunteer must complete the volunteer application on-line and indicate NO on the field that asks them for a social security number. Then they need to go in person to the Security Department at the Central Administration Building, and complete another form. They need to take their visa or passport from their country and their birth certificate or their country's picture ID.

Help enrich your child's education at Beaty Donate to our Write-A-Check Campaign! 100% of your donation to this campaign allows the Beaty PTA to: *Present terrific programs like the Jim Gill Concert & Family Fun Night *Fund teacher wish lists *Provide extensive classroom supplies *Fund appreciation gifts for teachers Be on the lookout for further details after Spring Break


PTA Order Form Forma de Venta del PTA de la Escuela Pre-Escolar de Beaty www.beatypta.org Parent(s) Name (Nombre de Padres): __________________________________________________ Student Name (Nombre de Estudiante):_________________________________________________ Email (Correo Elect):_______________________________________________________________ Teacher Name (Nombre de Maestra):_________________________________AM or PM: _______ Address (Domicilio):__________________________________Phone (Telefono):_______________ PTA MEMBERSHIP (Membrecia para PTA) Membership (Membrecia)

Price (Precio)

Quantity (Cantidad)

$10.00

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

Membership Subtotal

Beaty Spirit Wear T-Shirts (Camisetas) Color Pink (Rosa) Blue (Azul) White (Blanco)

Size (Tamano) Youth XS (4) Youth SM (6-8) Youth Med. (10-12)

Quantity (Cantidad)

Price (Precio) $10.00

T-Shirt Subtotal

Decals (Calcomania de Auto) Price (Precio) $1.00

Quantity (Cantidad)

Decal Subtotal

School Supplies (Materiales Escolares) Price (Precio) $35.00

Quantity (Cantidad) SOLD OUT

Supply Subtotal SOLD OUT

Please make all checks payable to “Beaty ECS PTA” (Por favor haga el cheque a Beaty ECS PTA). All returned checks are subject to a $40.00 return check fee. (Todos los cheques devueltos por el banco por insuficiencia de fondos generaran una multa de $40.00 a cargo del signatar).

For Use of the Beaty PTA (Para el uso del PTA) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quantity (Cantidad)

Subtotal

Membership (Membrecia) T-Shirts (Camisetas) Decals (Calcomania de Auto) School Supplies (Materiales Escolares) Grand Subtotal

Payment Method Name on Check:

Check #

Circle One: CASH/CHECK

Order Completed By ________________________________________

Date Delivered _________________


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