Thursday, May 31, 2018


Greetings, Beacon Families,
The promotion ceremony for fifth grade students will be held Wednesday, June 6 at 8:30 AM, in the Multi-Purpose Room. We have a few reminders to help maintain a safe and productive school environment during these proceedings:

-Arrive early as seats fill-up fast and the ceremony will begin as close to 8:30 a.m. as possible.

-Parents who wish to take their students with them at the conclusion of the ceremony should sign them out in the front office.

-Families with younger siblings attending BRES and who would like them to attend the ceremony should come to the front office to sign-out the student for the duration of the promotion festivities, as well. Once we wrap-up, students should be signed back in through the front office before returning to class.

These procedures will help to ensure student safety and a calm, orderly learning environment for those not attending the ceremony.

Today, our students enjoyed stories from Mr. Tim Soneselt, an amazing storyteller!

5th Grade artists were inspired by 
Georgia O'Keeffe this week!

ALERT students shared their architecture projects with friends and family last week. They really showed the LIFESKILLS of Creativity and Effort. 

Counselor Connections:
Teach Tolerance When Communicating

Communication involves more than words. In fact, communication is often more nonverbal than verbal. Imagine all the ways people “speak” without words. They shake hands. They clap. They smile. To show this, role-play some situations with your child silently. Pretend to:
• Ask someone to sit next to you.
• Tell a friend to “Go for it!”
• Be hurt by someone’s words.
• Feel sorry about something you did.
• Look for an item you lost.
• See someone after a long time apart.
• Be bored during a telephone conversation.
• Tell everyone you’re okay after falling down.
• Thank someone for helping you.
• Have no idea how to answer a question.
• Believe you’re right and someone else is wrong.
Then discuss how nonverbal signals sometimes get misinterpreted, especially in a diverse culture with many customs. Someone from Indonesia, for example, might smile if embarrassed. In France, the American sign for “okay” has different meanings. It can represent “zero” or “nothing.” If something is unclear, teach your child to say something like, “I’m confused about how you feel.” That’s better than jumping to a conclusion or starting an argument. Talk about times you have been misunderstood. What happened? What did you learn from it?

~Tonya Spangler, School Counselor
Source: "The ABC's of Conflict Resolution," Teaching Tolerance

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