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 Artists Tile Project

The Bedwell Artists Tile Project is a program to beautify our school using ceramic tiles printed with artwork by Bedwell students, the Legacy Tiles. The program started last year with our first Legacy Tile sale. Thanks to all who participated. Bedwell families purchased over 200 tiles for a display to decorate the cafeteria. 

A sampling of legacy tiles by Bedwell students in 2014-2015

UPDATE: The original location in the cafeteria has turned out to be unsuitable for tile installation.  A new location for the display has been confirmed.  The 2014-2015 Tile Wall will now be installed in the hallway across from the nurse’s office.
The children’s artwork will highlight the empty wall and brighten that corner.  Plans are underway to complete the installation by this summer.

Where will this year’s legacy tiles be located?
Future sites identified for the tile project include the hallway to the left of the main entrance and the stairwell to the lower level and playground.  The location for each year is dependent on the number of tiles purchased that year, as well as other projects happening around the school.   Legacy tiles will be grouped by year so it’s easier to find your tiles after installation.

Will the original artwork still be displayed?
Yes, the original artwork each year will be displayed on the walls throughout Bedwell, just like the legacy tiles.  The students and staff really enjoyed last year’s exhibit.  All artwork is returned to the students by the end of the school year.

Original artwork by Bedwell students in 2014-2015

What if I already purchased a tile last year?
The Bedwell Artists Tile Project will continue for the next few years.  Therefore, you can choose to participate as much as your family would like.  Some families have chosen to commemorate a fourth grader graduating from Bedwell.  Others have decided based on their child’s artwork and other occasions and milestones.   

How will I know when my child’s tile is installed?
Updates on the installations will be posted on the Bedwell HSA website.  Please check back for details as we progress through the project.

To place an order for the 2015-2016 tile wall and all other products in the Bedwell Artists Art and Tile Sale, go to http://www.silvergraphics.com select online store and enter username: bedwell, password: bedwell2016.  Select your child’s artwork from the online gallery to begin.

Thanks again for supporting this program and celebrating the artist in all our students!  If you have any questions or would like to help with this project, please contact Maria Ruffer at maria.ruffer@gmail.com.