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September 1, 2016


Due to the forecast for severe weather, BES will be closed on Friday, Sept. 2nd. Parents and faculty may check the school website or the BES Facebook page for any updates. The safety of our students is our main priority, and we thank you for your cooperation.

School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6th following the Labor Day Holiday.

Parent-Faculty Night Rescheduled for Thurs., Sept. 8th; After-school Activities Cancelled for Thurs., Sept. 1st

Due to the severe weather predicted for the next few days, we have decided to reschedule the Parent/Faculty Night for Thursday, Sept. 8th. We will have the same format as previously scheduled for the event.

Also, After-school Activities on Thursday, September 1st have been cancelled. Extended Day will be available, but early pick-up is advised.

We will continue to keep you informed of any developments as the storm approaches. Thank you for your understanding.

Parent/Faculty Night is an evening only for parents, but childcare will be available with a reservation. Please call the school office at (904) 246-2466 to request this free service.

Note: 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

Friday, Sept. 2nd

Labor Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, Sept. 5th

Parent-Faculty Night (NEW DATE!) - Thursday, Sept. 8th
Adults only for this event. 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

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Midge Lilly - Movement

We are pleased to once again offer our school community an in-depth glimpse of one of our amazing teachers at BES. Mrs. Midge Lilly is our beloved Movement teacher, and we know you will enjoy hearing her describe her childhood, her passion for teaching and Physical Education, the origin of her unique name, and her love of golf. In this special Teacher Feature, we have also included quotes from a parent and colleague about her character and teaching style.

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Midge Lilly - Movement

Athletics Update


Rays Basketball season has begun. Our players have started practice on the BES basketball court. Our first game will be Monday, September 12th and Thursday, September 15th. Thank you to our coaches and players for committing to be a part of the team. We will have 9 boys playing JV and 8 players on the Girls team.

Running Club

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. Email Mrs. Novak if you will be running so we can coordinate a large group.

Go Rays!

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

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 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!