Montesano School District

Excellence in Education

Montesano is a community where people learn,
grow and work together.  With high-quality
instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of March 18 - March 22, 2019

 

Monday, March 18

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Tuesday, March 19

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Wednesday, March 20

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Thursday, March 21

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Friday, March 22

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Olympia Junior Programs

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

LOOKING AHEAD:

March 25

  • Wacky Hat Day

  • Reading Challenge Ends

March 29

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

  • No Community Preschool - Conferences

April 1-5

  • No School - Spring Break

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of March 11 - March 15, 2019

 

Monday, March 11

  • Book Fair - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Tuesday, March 12

  • Book Fair - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Wednesday, March 13

  • Book Fair - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

Thursday, March 14

  • Book Fair - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

  • “Escape Room” Family Fun Night from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Beacon

Friday, March 15

  • No School

  • Book Fair Final Day - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge continues

LOOKING AHEAD:

March 18-21; March 25-28

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

March 22

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Olympia Junior Programs

March 25

  • Wacky Hat Day

  • Reading Challenge Ends

March 29

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

  • No Community Preschool - Conferences

April 1-5

  • No School - Spring Break

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Scholastic Book Fair at Beacon!

You’re invited to the Scholastic Book Fair in the Beacon Elementary Library.

March 11 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 12 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 13- 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

March 14 - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. -

There will also be an “Escape Room” Family Fun Night from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

March 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -

No School - but the Book Fair is OPEN!

Shop Online: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/simpsonschool2

eWallet: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Sponsored by Montesano PTO

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of March 4 - March 8, 2019

 

Monday, March 4

  • No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, March 5

  • No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, March 6

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, March 7

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, March 8

  • Read Across America Assembly, 1:45 p.m. - Presented by 2nd Grade - Parents are welcome!

  • Reading Challenge Begins

LOOKING AHEAD:

March 11-15

  • PTO Book Fair at Beacon

March 15

  • No School

March 18-21; March 25-28

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

March 22

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Olympia Junior Programs

March 25

  • Wacky Hat Day

  • Reading Challenge Ends

March 29

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

  • No Community Preschool - Conferences

April 1-5

  • No School - Spring Break

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of February 25 - March 1, 2019

 

Monday, February 25

  • 2nd Grade Swimming at YMCA

Tuesday, February 26

  • 2nd Grade Swimming at YMCA

Wednesday, February 27

  • 2nd Grade Swimming at YMCA

Thursday, February 28

  • 2nd Grade Swimming at YMCA

Friday, March 1

  • Weather Make-Up Day - School is in session on the regular schedule.

LOOKING AHEAD:

March 8

  • Read Across America Assembly, 1:45 p.m. - Presented by 2nd Grade

  • Reading Challenge Begins

March 11-15

  • PTO Book Fair at Beacon

March 15

  • No School

March 18-21; March 25-28

  • 1st Grade Swimming at YMCA

March 22

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Olympia Junior Programs

March 25

  • Wacky Hat Day

  • Reading Challenge Ends

March 29

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

April 1-5

  • No School - Spring Break

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Beacon Week at a Glance

The Montesano School District will initiate an automated phone call to the primary phone number listed on each student’s record to announce emergency schedule changes or school closures. Please log into your Skyward Family Access account to verify the primary phone number on your child’s record is correct.

Parents can also sign up for FlashAlert for FREE by visiting www.flashalert.net. FlashAlert provides emergency notification via text, email, and/or Twitter.

Additional emergency information can be found on our district website: http://www.monteschools.org/district-emergency-closure.

Week of February 11 - 15, 2019

 

Monday, February 11

  • No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, February 12

  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Beacon Library

Wednesday, February 13

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, February 14

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, February 15

  • No Scheduled Activities

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

February 18

  • No School - Presidents Day

February 19 - 22, February 25-28

  • 2nd Grade Swimming at YMCA

  • We are still accepting swimsuit and towel donations for students who need to borrow these items.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of February 4 - 8, 2019

 

Monday, February 4

·        No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, February 5

·        No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, February 6

·        No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, February 7

·        Early Release, 12:00 p.m. – Conferences

Friday, February 8

·        Early Release, 12:00 p.m. – Conferences

·        Community Preschool attends school on their regular schedule.

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

February 12

·        PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Beacon Library

February 18

·        No School – Presidents Day 

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of January 21 - 25, 2019

Monday, January 21

  • No School - MLK Holiday

Tuesday, January 22

  • No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, January 23

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, January 24

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, January 25

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

  • Community Preschool attends school on their regular schedule this day.

LOOKING AHEAD:

February 1

  • Report cards mailed home

February 7 

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m. - Conferences

February 8

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m. - Conferences

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Mrs. Plato - Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Cori Plato was awarded December 2018 Teacher of the Month by KIX 95.3! Mrs. Plato is an energetic person who loves getting through to the kids and connecting with them. She is an amazing person worthy of the honor!

Listen to her interview with Rick Moyer on KIX 95.3 at https://www.kix953.com/salute-a-teacher/.  

CONGRATULATIONS, MRS. PLATO!  YOU ROCK!

Salute a Teacher of the Month is sponsored by Aberdeen Office Equipment, Domino’s Pizza, and Great Northwest Federal Credit Union.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of December 17 - 19, 2018

Monday, December 17

  • No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, December 18

  • No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, December 19

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

  • No Afternoon Preschool

  • PTO Family Fun Night, 6:00 p.m., Simpson Multipurpose Room

December 20-January 2   

  • No School - Winter Break

January 3

  • School Resumes

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of December 10 - 14, 2018

Monday, December 10

  • 2nd Grade Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; Beacon Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, December 11

  • 1st Grade Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; Beacon Multipurpose Room

  • CANCELLED - PTO Meeting

Wednesday, December 12

  • Kindergarten Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; Beacon Multipurpose Room

Thursday, December 13

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, December 14

  • No Scheduled Activities

LOOKING AHEAD:

December 19

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

  • PTO Family Fun Night, 6:00 p.m., Simpson Multipurpose Room

December 20-January 2   

  • No School - Winter Break

January 3

  • School Resumes

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Winter Concerts at Beacon

Beacon Elementary is proud to present our winter vocal concert series. Students have been rehearsing and are eager to show off their musical talent for their families and friends.

  • Monday, December 10 - 2nd Grade Performance

  • Tuesday, December 11 - 1st Grade Performance

  • Wednesday, December 12 - Kindergarten Performance

All concerts will be held in the Beacon multipurpose room and are scheduled to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Students will be performing a selection of their favorite winter songs under the direction of music teacher Mr. Jeremy Morita. It is sure to be a delight!

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Early Release 11/2; Early Release 11/6-11/9; No School 11/12

There will be early dismissal on Friday, November 2nd. Beacon Elementary will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.

There will be early release days Tuesday, November 6th through Friday, November 9th at Beacon Elementary and Simpson Elementary for conferences.

  • Beacon will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. 

  • Simpson will dismiss at 12:10 p.m.

  • Montesano Jr./Sr. High School will dismiss at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday and Friday ONLY (regular schedule Tuesday and Wednesday).

  • There is no school for all students on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day.

PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTINE POPOWICH & CINDY SMITH:

  • Morning and afternoon preschool students will attend their regularly scheduled classes on Monday and Tuesday.

  • There will be no preschool classes for Teacher Christine Popowich and Teacher Cindy Smith on November 7 and 8 to allow for conference appointments.

PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR LAURA HUNTER & BROOKE SCHMITZ:

  • Morning and afternoon preschool students will attend their regularly scheduled classes on November 2, 7, and 9. There are no changes to the Community Preschool schedule these days.

If you have any questions, please contact the Beacon office at 360-249-4528.

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Halloween Guidelines

Halloween Guidelines for Beacon Elementary and Simpson Elementary

Parents/Guardians: Please adhere to the following Halloween guidelines at school.

Class Parties

• Parties are at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

• Parties are low key events with minimal amount of food. Teachers will establish guidelines for treats that consider the school district’s nutritional guidelines and allergies of students in the class.

• Please do not send food/candy items to school without a teacher’s permission.

• All food must be purchased from a store and be sent to school in the original sealed containers or bags. Fruit that is sliced must be sliced at school.

Costumes

Students may wear costumes to school on Halloween (October 31). The following rules apply:

• Students need to come to school in their costumes. Please include a comfortable alternative in their backpack in case they can no longer tolerate the costume.

• The following are NOT permitted:

• Masks

• Face paint

• Violent or inappropriate themes

• Gory or grotesque costumes

• Props (no swords, weapons, wands, false teeth, etc.)

• Costumes may not cause disruption or distraction to the school program. Costumes may not interfere with students sitting at their desks. Students must be able to wear their costume inside or outside, at recess, at P.E., on the bus, etc.

• Costumes should not interfere with the ability of a student to go to the bathroom by themselves.

• Students must wear shoes that are appropriate for school.

• The school is not responsible for costumes that are torn or damaged while at school. Please remember that students can be very physical during recess and P.E.

• Consider choosing costumes with a “Falloween” theme in which images of pumpkins and leaves replace those of witches and ghosts.

• Consider having your child dress in festive fall colors as an alternative to wearing a costume.

• If you have costumes you’d like to donate, please send them to the main office.

A reminder that October 31 is considered a regular school day. The regular schedule

will be followed throughout the day unless a teacher chooses to have a class party.

Students need to come ready to be involved in learning activities.

Halloween Guidelines

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Race to Recess Box Tops Contest

October 22 - October 26

During the week of October 22nd we will be holding a “Race to Recess” to see which grade level can collect the most Box Tops for Education. All you have to do is turn in your Box Tops to the office. The racecar chart will be on display in the lunch room. Each grade level will have a car in the race, and the car will move based on the amount of Box Tops collected each day. Box Tops will be tallied every day. Expired Box Tops will not count. Each day you can see which car is closer to the finish line. Listen for updates on how your car is doing in the morning announcements. At the end of the week, the grade level that is closest to the finish line wins the race and earns a free recess for the entire grade level.

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