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September 8, 2016
Parent/Faculty Night is Tonight!

We hope you are making plans to join us tonight for Parent/Faculty Night, a special parents only evening where you will be able to visit with your students' teachers in the classroom, ask questions, and hear from our Head of School and others about our plans for this year.

Childcare will be available with a reservation. Please call the school office at (904) 246-2466 to request this free service.

Important: Parent/Faculty Night is a staggered event where PreK3-1st grade parents will come at 6:00 p.m. and stay until 7:30 p.m. while 2nd-6th grade parents will arrive at 7:00 p.m. and stay until around 8:20 p.m. The General Meeting from 7:00-7:30 p.m. is for all grade level parents and will take place in the St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church sanctuary.

BES Parent/Faculty Night Schedule

PreK3-1st Grade Parents
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Classroom Meeting               

General Meeting (for all parents)
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. - St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church sanctuary
2nd Grade–6th Grade Parents

7:35 - 8:20 p.m. - Classroom Meeting

Mark Your Calendars: Important Dates to Remember

Parent/Faculty Night - Thursday, Sept. 8th
6:00 - 8:20 p.m. (staggered schedule based on grade level of student - see above). Adults only for this event, but childcare is available with a reservation. Please call the school office to request this free service.

Eucharist Chapel (commissioning of faculty and staff)
Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 8:10 a.m. in the church

CTP4/OLSAT - 2nd and 6th Grades
Monday, Sept. 19th - Thurs., Sept. 22nd

School Store (7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. in Stormes Hall and McCormick Hall)
Thursday, Sept. 22nd

Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
Monday, Sept. 26th from 9:30 -11:30 a.m.; Early dismissal for guests and students at 11:30 a.m. (Extended Day Available)

See You at the Pole Prayer Time - McCormick Hall Flag Pole
Wed., Sept. 28th at 7:30 a.m. (students, faculty, and families welcome)

Birthday Book Chapel (July, August, September Birthdays)
Wed., Sept. 28th at 8:10 a.m. in the church

Book Writing and Illustrating Presentation for PreK4 through Sixth Grade
Friday, Sept. 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Denim Day
Friday, Sept. 30th

Picture Day for Students
Monday, Oct. 3rd

SPBTS Alhambra Dinner Theatre (Sister Act) to benefit BES Scholarship Night
Tuesday, Oct. 4th at 6:00 p.m.

Blessing of the Pets
Friday, Oct. 7th on the church lawn at 8:10 a.m.

Athletics Update


Rays basketball season is here! The first game for JV boys is Monday, September 12th at 5:00 p.m. at San Jose Episcopal Day School, and our girls play Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. We wish our students the best on game day!

BES Rays Basketball Schedule for 2016

Running Club

Thursday Mornings are busy here on campus. Watch out for our Running Club before school on Thursdays. We have a large group of students in our Running Club that will be running around the school and on 1st street Thursday mornings.

The Running Club is supporting the Avondale 5k and 1 Mile Classic. Make plans to join us on September 24th to run a 5k or 1 mile run. The school with the most students will be recognized. Come show your school spirit and join the run. All runners are welcome.

RSVP to tnovak@beachesepiscopalschool.org if you will be running so we can coordinate a large group. Our Running Club will be at this event.

Click here for more info about the Avondale 5K and 1 Mile Classic!

Go Rays!

Invest in Your Students and Have Fun by Volunteering at BES This Year!

Beaches Episcopal School has a full calendar of events and programs designed to make our school the best it can be. Our parents and grandparents are so generous with their time and energy - but we always have room for more helping hands. The Parent Support Organization (PSO) is a great way to become involved in your children's school and meet other BES parents. We invite you to get involved during the 2016-2017 school year. Investing in children is always time well spent!

Click here for a detailed list of volunteer opportunities for our parents this coming school year.

Please complete the Invitation to Participate Form for 2016-2017 to indicate the areas in which you would be interested in helping, and then return it to the Development Office.

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Development, Stacy Nash, at 246-2466 ext. 112 or snash@BeachesEpiscopalSchool.org.

We look forward to another great year at BES!

Purchase Alhambra Theatre Tickets to "Sister Act" to Benefit the BES Scholarship Fund!

BES families are encouraged to purchase tickets to the October 4th showing of "Sister Act" at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre to benefit St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church's BES Scholarship Fund. The proceeds from this event will go toward future financial scholarships for BES students in need.

Tickets are $55 per person, and you may contact Stacy Nash in the Development Office at (904) 246-2466 to order tickets or for more details. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 13th.

Click on this flyer for more information about the event!