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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HSA Executive Board Openings for 2016-2018 (Two year terms) 


We are looking for volunteers to fill the following openings on the HSA Executive Board for next year: Co-President, Co-Vice President- Events and Fundraising, Co-Vice President-Homeroom Parents, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, CFO-HSA Bedwell/BMS. Position descriptions can be found here .  Click here for a description of the CFO position. Please contact ngraese@hotmail.com or kathleentober@gmail.com with any questions or to inquire further.  


Kindergarten Tea- Volunteers Needed


The Kindergarten Tea is scheduled for Monday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Bedwell’s front courtyard. This special event introduces parents of incoming kindergarteners to the Bedwell school and staff.  A tour of the building is provided and parents have an opportunity to socialize with current kindergarten parents. Please note that this event is for adults only.  Please consider volunteering as a co-chair for the event, a tour guide, or refreshment service.

Please contact Katie Lynch, at katielynch13@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.


Ladies Night Out


Ladies Night Out - Volunteers needed to help plan our upcoming Ladies Night Out scheduled for Thursday April, 27th. Please contact Antoniette Kent if you are interested at antonietta79@gmail.com



Bedwell Assembly


ArtsPower will present The Rainbow Fish on Tuesday, March 28th.  This musical drama based on the book by Marcus Pfister will highlight the value of true friendship.  



Celebration Books


Would you like to honor your child, another student, family member or teacher? Order a Celebration Book! This program allows you to honor that special someone while adding to the Bedwell Library collection. 

With your $17 donation, a hard cover book from the library’s wish list will be purchased. A permanent book plate will be attached to the book with the recipient’s name and he/she will be the first to check it out from the library. Fill out the attached form here along with your payment and drop it in the “Celebration Books” box in the front lobby. Any questions email Aileen Peterson - neelia28@msn.com



The Bedwell Artists Tile Project


SALE starts Friday March 10th!  Order personal gifts and Legacy Tiles customized with your child’s artwork.  All gift items will be delivered in time for Golden Guest Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Commemorative Legacy Tiles will be installed to brighten the walls of Bedwell.  Order forms are due March 20th.  Online orders due March 22nd. To order online go to www.silvergraphics.com select Shop and enter username: Bedwell, password: Bedwell2017.  Please contact Maria Ruffer at maria.ruffer@gmail.com with any questions.  Click here for the flyer.  

  


Bedwell Author Visit - Rescheduled 


Due to the delayed opening, the Meghan McCarthy author visit has been rescheduled to Monday, April 24th.



Green Team-Support the Butterfly Garden!


The Bedwell HSA Green Team is pleased to announce our second annual plant and bulb fundraiser to support our Butterfly Garden!  The online sale will take place March 6, 2017 through April 28, 2017.  Ordering is easy, and purchases are delivered to your door!  Please consider purchasing summer plants and bulbs for yourself or to send to family and friends.  All proceeds go directly towards the support and maintenance of the Bedwell Garden.   Please click here to order online.


The Green Team has already started planting for the Bedwell Garden. Please mark your calendar for our popular tomato plant sale scheduled on Thursday, May 4th!  Thank you for your support.


Green Team- Tomato Plant Sale


The Green Team has already started planting for the Bedwell Garden. Please mark your calendar for our popular tomato plant sale scheduled on Thursday, May 4th!  Thank you for your support.


4th Grade Battle of the Books

On Friday, March 10th our 4th grade students will participate in the Battle of the Books competition. This special event challenges our 4th graders to read twelve books in eight weeks then compete in a trivia contest.  The winning class will receive a pizza party and a trophy. Each classroom has been a given two copies of the collection. Additional copies have been reserved at the Bedwell, Bernardsville, Peapack-Gladstone, and Bedminster libraries. Additionally, our local bookstore, The Bookworm, has copies as well.  The list of books can be found here: http://www.bedwellhsa.org/battleofthebooks

Happy Reading!

Bedwell’s Got Talent- Save the date!

Calling all talented 4th graders!  This is your chance to shine. Come share your talent during the annual 4th Grade Talent Show.  Please register by March 10th.  The performance will be April 6th at 7 p.m. in the Bedwell Cafeteria.  Please click here for the flyer.  You can access the online registration page here for further details.   

Please email bedwell4thgradetalentshow@gmail.com with any questions. 


THE Max Challenge


Ready to get fit and give back?  The Max Challenge is offering 10-week programs that combine fitness classes, nutrition counseling, and motivation.  Bedwell families can receive a reduced rate when they enroll in a 10-week program and THE Max Challenge will donate $100 to our HSA!  This offer is limited to the first 20 participants and ends on April 30, 2017.

Click here for the flyer.


2016-27 Yearbook Sale is Underway


The 2016-2017 Bedwell Yearbook Sale began Monday, January 9th and will run through Friday, March 31st. You can purchase a yearbook for $27 either by logging on to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID Code 10216717 or by filling out the bottom portion of the flyer, that was sent home via backpack, and including a check made out to HSASH-Bedwell. Please make sure to fill out all of the information on the front of the envelope including your email address in order to receive confirmation of your order. PLEASE NOTE: The price of the yearbook will increase to $37 after the March 31st deadline so please make sure to get your orders in before then! Please contact Sam Frenda at samanthafrenda@gmail.com with any questions.


4th Grade Yearbook Tributes


As in year's past, we are offering parents/families the opportunity to purchase a tribute in this year's yearbook. It is an opportunity to offer words of pride, encouragement and love to a rising 5th grader. Tributes are available for $6 for 1/8 page or $12 for a 1/4 page tribute. There is a limited amount of space for the tributes and they are accepted on a first come first served basis. The deadline is March 31st. We cannot guarantee space for a tribute after the deadline as the remainder of the space in the yearbook needs to be finalized. You can access the flyer and more information by clicking here. Please fill out the form and submit it with a check payable to HSASH-Bedwell in an envelope with your student's name and class clearly labeled. The tribute will appear exactly as written. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Frenda at samanthafrenda@gmail.com.


Box Tops


The second Box Top Contest has ended! The next contest will end on May 23rd! 

Please continue to clip and save your Box Tops.  



Bedwell Spirit Wear-On Backorder


We regret the inconvenience, but some of our spirit wear items are on back order.  Current orders will be filled when they become available through the vendor. Thank you for your patience and support. 



Shop Online to Support Bedwell


Looking for an easy way to support our school? 

Our affiliate program has earned $611 since September 1st. You can contribute by shopping through one of the many vendors on our website here.  Link directly to our Amazon page here and bookmark the site for future shopping.  We thank you for your support!




 



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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)