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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Dear Bedwell Families,

Welcome back!  We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer and are eager to start the new school year. 

The Bedwell HSA has been busy preparing for a fun-filled year that will help us to achieve our mission of promoting a positive relationship between home and school in order to enhance the educational environment of all our children.  To this end, we have arranged for interesting cultural assemblies, organized exciting social outlets for our families to engage with one another, planned interesting fundraisers and budgeted for teacher grants that will be used for superior and relevant educational tools and experiences for our children.   

We have also implemented a couple of changes in our operations for this year.  The first change is our attempt to go a bit more "green" by putting the majority of the HSA documents online rather than printing them out and putting them into the 1st Day Folders.  Although this process is not totally paperless yet, we are pleased with our attempt to go down this path and ask that you please bear with us as we work out any glitches that may be encountered.  If you have any issues or need help, please do not hesitate to ask.  Also, there will be paper copies available of all the flyers and forms for those who do not have electronic access.

The second change we are very excited about is something that we received as feedback from so many of you in the past.  We will be implementing a targeted fundraising approach this year that will increase transparency around where your donated funds are being spent.  You will hear more about this very soon at our HSA meeting and Back-to-School Night, as well as via consistent messaging throughout the upcoming school year.

We hope you will join our HSA through our formal membership drive and consider a donation along with it. Instructions and details around this are included with the 1st Day Folder information. 

Also, we really would love to see you at our first general membership meeting which will be held in the Bedwell cafeteria on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30 am.  Coffee and pastries will be served.  It is a great way to reconnect with other parents, meet new ones, and learn more about the exciting year that the HSA has planned for us all.

Best of luck to everyone with the start of school and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Kindest regards,

Bedwell HSA Executive Board




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 submit the form online here  


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.




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. 








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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

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Mrs. Leonard @Bedwell_Enrich

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