Beach Elementary School
2741 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
phone: (231) 773-8996
fax: (231) 777-3455
Hours: 8:20 a.m - 3:38 p.m.
Delayed Start Hours: 9:50 a.m - 3:38 p.m.
September 13, 2014
Dear Beach School Family,
The first full week of school went well. Our students are well behaved, respectful and kind to one another. Teachers are very positive and encouraged with the work ethic and enthusiasm of the children.
Monday, September 13, 2014 is picture day! All students have their picture taken and this picture is used as their lunch ID. You should have received your order form in your child’s backpack.
All students have been involved in assessments to determine what they currently know. Last week students took the math portion of the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). This coming week students in grades 2nd – 5th will take the reading portion of the MAP. Students in all elementary buildings, our middle school and high school take portions of the MAP test. When all students have completed the assessments we are then able to “close” the testing window and provide information to our families on how students performed. I will let you know when to expect your child’s report.
It is flu season in Muskegon! There is a type of virus, enterovirus 68, which can be very serious for children and adults with asthma. Our custodians will be focusing on “high touch” areas and disinfecting daily. Please speak with your child/children about the importance of hand washing (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) regularly. If your child is ill, please keep him/her home for at least 24 hours after a fever or vomiting.
Our food service director would like to make certain that all Lunch Applications are processed as quickly as possible. If you have not turned your application in, please do so soon. If you need help filling it out, please call either our office at 773-8996 or Kate Miller, food service director, at 865-3128, ext. 3021. Children who have lunch accounts with a negative balance will be served cheese sandwiches instead of the main entrée.
Fruitport Community Schools has an Educational Foundation that provides scholarships for students and grants for classrooms. Each year the Foundation sponsors a “Fifth Quarter Party” for our school community. This party is for adults and will be held at Norton Pines on Friday, October 10, following the Fruitport – Spring Lake football game. Music, dancing, a silent auction, raffles, food and beverages are included in the event. It is only $5.00 a person. Consider joining us this year.
Several parents met on Thursday, September 11, in the evening to discuss the mission, vision and next steps for our parent/teacher group. It was a positive and productive meeting. You will be receiving minutes from our meeting by next week Wednesday. Two important dates to put on your calendar are Thursday, October 2, at 6:00, for a planning meeting for our Halloween school evening event. The parents present would like to organize an evening that is memorable and they hope to include the Beach Backyard Trail. We would love to have your input on this evening event! The event will be held on Tuesday, October 28.
Lastly, please look for the World’s Finest Chocolate sale permission form coming home this week. The sale begins soon! Proceeds will go towards purchasing tee shirts for our students to wear on Fridays and to field trips.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Principal, Beach Elementary School