HSASH - Bedwell Mission Statement

The Home and School Association of Somerset Hills, Inc. is an association that promotes a positive relationship between home and school in order to enhance the educational environment of Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School for the optimal benefit of the students. The sole purpose of the Corporation (Bedwell Division) is to provide support to the Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School.
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Bedwell HSA - The Year in Review


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Bedwell HSA this year.  

We had more than 282 volunteers contribute their time, talent and resources. Through their support, we were able to successfully run our fundraisers, community events, appreciation dinners, homeroom, lunchroom and library support, holiday workshops, and Bedwell garden.  


With HSA membership and fundraiser support, we were able to give teacher stipends to every classroom, award $6,630 in teacher grants and fund $7,550 in cultural arts assemblies.  Additionally, we were able to bring author Meghan McCarthy to our school.  


This year we continued to provide support for the Bedwell garden, and we added a Green Team chair to the HSA Executive Board.  This beautiful and unique learning environment benefits all Bedwell students.


The HSA Bedwell Artist Legacy Tile fundraiser experienced another successful year. In addition to individual artwork, a Class Artist Tile is now available for purchase. The next tile installation is scheduled for summer and the cafeteria will continue to be enhanced with the artwork of Bedwell students. 


Through our joint efforts, we achieved our goals this year and continued to enhance the learning environment at Bedwell while creating a positive experience for our children.  Thank you for your support in making this possible.  We hope you enjoy a wonderful, well-deserved summer break!




2017 Bus Volunteers 


As a way to get the children off to a safe, comfortable start, the Bedwell HSA is looking for volunteers to ride the bus to and from school the first few days of September. This is a short time commitment, but it is very rewarding and important to our children. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to view the flyer or click here to submit the form online.


We need a chair for the bus volunteer committee.  If you have questions about the position or would like to volunteer, please contact Christina Arcelay or Diana Gonzalez .




Bedwell HSA Executive Board 2017-2018


Please welcome the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year! 

Co-President - Kathy Tober

Co-President - Kate Walden

Co-VP, Events - Christina Arcelay

Co-VP, Events - Diana Gonzalez

Co-VP, Homeroom Parents - Angela McQueen

Treasurer - Amy Horowitz

Assistant Treasurer - Allison Balian

Recording Secretary - Heather Koehler

Corresponding Secretary - Lynn Mitchell

Bedwell/BMS CFO - Ann Giebel

Green Team Chair- Alice Struble



Bedwell Buddies  


Many new children in grades 1-4 will be attending Bedwell in the fall. The “Bedwell Buddies” program helps new students make new friends before the start of the new school year by matching them with a current Bedwell student in the same grade. If your child would like to be a buddy to a new student, please click here for the flyer. Fill out the information form and drop it in the “Bedwell Buddies” box in the main lobby or click here to submit the form online. 



School Supply Kits- Revised Pick Up Dates


Please note the revised dates for school supply pick up.  

September 6 4:00-6:00 p.m.

August 30 4:00-6:00 p.m.



Box Top- Final Contest Winners


The final contest is over, and we have three winning grades:


1- Mrs. Fulton (559)

2- Mrs. Grau (542)

3- Ms. Westfall (504)


We collected 3,850 Box Tops during this contest.  Please remember to continue to clip over the summer.  If you have not linked your Shoprite card to our school, please go to shopriteformyschool.com


Bedwell Artists Tile Project SALE!


It’s not too late to place an online order for a Bedwell Artists Tile Project gift item with your student’s art or your class art.  Please order at www.silvergraphics.com, select "Shop" and enter username Bedwell, password Bedwell2017.  Deadline for online orders is June 30, 2017.  Online orders ship directly to you with additional shipping charge.  

Click on your class for Class Tile Order Form:
Kindergarten:  K-BrumK-Destefano, K-HeppesK-Jastrabek, K-Kleinstein, K-Maddaluna

1st Grade:  1-Fulton1-Leavenworth1-Rokosky1-Vera, 1-Westfall1-Windish

2nd Grade:  2-Angri2-Falzorano,2-Kadus 2-Rudin , 2-Sheehan, 2-Ziolkowski


4th Grade:  4-Fischer4-Gelsinger4-Hall4-Reed4-Seelig,  4-Vu

Please contact Maria Ruffer at maria.ruffer@gmail.com with any questions.



Homeroom Parent 2017-2018


Are you interested in becoming a Bedwell Elementary Homeroom Parent? This volunteer position supports classroom communication, party organization, and HSA activities.  As a benefit, HRPs are able to attend class parties and class trips. You can find the sign-up form and more information hereThe deadline is June 16th.   Please contact Rita Gudgion at: rita.gudgion@gmail.com, or Angela McQueen at: angmcqueen15@gmail.com with any questions. 



Check Requests due ASAP


Please submit any check request forms to the HSA treasurer, Amy Horowitz, as soon as possible. Check request forms are available here or on the HSA website. Please return the completed form and all the necessary receipts to the HSA treasurer mailbox in the office. Please note that we cannot reimburse for taxes paid, as we are a tax exempt "corporation." The tax-exempt form is available on the HSA website. 


Please email Amy Horowitz with any questions or concerns. 




Make a donation to Bedwell HSA via PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T75375BZP35QL



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Bedwell is on Twitter!


You can now follow all that is going on at Bedwell with Twitter. 


Bedwell @BedwellSchool (https://twitter.com/BedwellSchool).


Mr. Thurlow @Bedwell_Tech (https://twitter.com/Bedwell_tech).


Miss Anthony @Bedwell_Music

(https://twitter.com/Bedwell_Music)


Mrs. Leonard @Bedwell_Enrich

(https://twitter.com/Bedwell_Enrich)