Don't forget that there is no school tomorrow, September 30. Please read on for more updates and don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom so you don't miss anything.
The next FoB/ PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, October 1, 6:30pm-8pm in the school library.
There are 2 GoFundMe pages for Celina Reyes’ husband Miguel A. Reyes. One was created by his family to support the expenses for this funeral and one was created by Celina’s Beethoven family to help support her and baby Cristiano in the months to come. Click here to donate.
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Beethoven Bear Scare
October 26th is quickly approaching and there are only 2 DAYS LEFT to purchase early ‘bear’ wristbands for $25 a pop. After October 1st, the price goes up.
These wristbands get you unlimited games and bounce house access.
Buy online here OR we will be selling them in person on Tuesday following assembly. Come find us at the Bear Wear station.
Any parents who own/run/work at a local business and are interested in showing support by sponsoring a booth, please get in touch!
“Use of the school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to (FRIENDS OF BEETHOVEN) from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA Unified and the Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it endorse any of the activities, statements or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting/activity.”
As of 9/26, we are at 22% overall pledge participation. Our goal is to get to 100% participation, so please visit https://www.friendsofbeethoven.org/support-us-1 to donate today!
Special shout-out to Mr O’Donnell’s room and Ms. Mancilla’s room, both of whom are already over 40% participation! Your kids are halfway to the ice-cream party (80% participation).
Dear Beethoven Families,
Recently I sent home a message about two very important campaigns happening in the month of September, the More than a Meal Program and our annual Fall Fundraiser.
More than a Meal Program - Our school is designated as a Title 1 school which means 50% or more of our families qualify for free or reduced lunch. As a Title 1 school we receive about $90,000 to help pay for assistants, a part time coordinator, intervention and other important needs for our school. Our Title 1 status also helps us apply for grants, receive additional materials and support such as the free STAR after school program and so much more. Although not all families qualify for free or reduced lunch, it is important that all families fill out the meal application by Tuesday, October 1st. The only way to maintain our status is if everyone participates so that we capture all deserving families and ensure we keep the funding that supports all students, especially those at risk. Teachers are provided an updated roster of families who participated every other day. Students are given a treat for their families completing the application. The treat this year is a squishy slime ball. Please be mindful that it is for ages 3 years old and up and can burst if squeezed too hard. The online meal application can be found at myschoolapps.com. Deadline: Tuesday, October 1st
Fall Popcorn Fundraiser - Beethoven Elementary conducts 2 in-house fundraisers separate from the fundraising of FOB to support our wonderful school website, field trip admission costs to places like Aquarium of the Pacific, additional funding for field trip buses, site licenses such as Raz Kids and other supplemental materials for the classroom. The fall fundraiser is popcorn and the spring fundraiser is cheesecake. Both fundraisers generate about $7,000-$10,000 and we hope that you’ll share the fundraising magazines with family, neighbors and co-workers who may be inclined to support our school. The fall fundraiser ends on October 1st. Whether you sell one or one hundred items your support is greatly appreciated. Deadline: Tuesday, October 1st
October ~ Bullying Prevention Month - October is Bullying Prevention Month and we are fortunate that bullying is not a pervasive problem here at Beethoven. However, we continue to emphasize “Being a Buddy not a Bully” and our October PAWS-itive word of the month is “Forgiving.” Last month’s word was Friendly. Please be sure to talk to your child about being a kind friend that also speaks up if someone is being mistreated. As part of our focus on being a buddy, we will have our annual partner “Box Out Bullying” do a live theater presentation on October 29th. Ms. Andrews’, 1st grade class, will also present our PAWS-itive word “Forgiving” on Monday, October 14th at our Monday morning assembly. Remember bullying is a continued and repeated behavior that is an imbalance of power. Many incidents are isolated, single incidents that would not be categorized at “bullying.” While we take all incidents seriously, we want to ensure we do not inappropriately overuse the word bullying. Additionally, we will host our annual “Mix It Up” day at lunch on October 22nd where students sit with new buddies, listen to fun music and participate in fun activities to get to know their new buddy. Go Beethoven!
Thank you, Cara Fields, Principal
Fall Events at PenmarThe Penmar Recreation Center is a great place with a lot of events. Check out the flyers linked here for more info.
Monday, Sept. 30: No School
Tuesday, Oct. 1: Morning Assembly (8:10AM)
Tuesday, Oct. 1: Popcorn Fundraiser Due
Tuesday, Oct. 1: More Than a Meal Application Due
Tuesday, Oct. 1: FOB Parent Meeting in the Library (6:30PM)Thank you to our Gold Sponsor Halton Pardee! We appreciate your support.