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What Does the BSES Home & School Association (HSA) Do?


Our fundraising events, activities, and committee endeavors benefit not only our Bethel Springs children but also strengthens our Garnet Valley community.We welcome your involvement in any of these events!

Volunteering is fun and benefits everyone!

Community Service Projects – Community service projects provide an opportunity to foster good citizenship among our children while giving back to the community. Last Spring, everyone participated in the BSES Awareness Walk where children and teachers wore t-shirts representing their non-pofit of choice.

Fall Fundraiser(s) – These fundraisers start off our fundraising year. This year the HSA is selling cookie dough and coupon books. The sale of items occurs in September.

Family Fun Night (Bingo!) – This evening is one of our most popular events! Get your tickets early when you see the announcement for our annual Family Fun Night.The family evening activity is an opportunity to meet your child(en)’s friends and their parents and enjoy bingo, food, fun and prizes.Family Fun Night is generally held first Friday in November.

Field Day – Few events are as popular with the children as Field Day! The theme for our annual event usually corresponds to the theme and geographical location of our annual Art and Literature Fling.There is no end to the creativity of our Phys. Ed. teachers Mr. Burke and Ms. Wizniak as they work with this committee to develop games that test the students ability to have fun and practise good sportsmanship .

Fifth Grade Send Off – Each year we must say good-bye to our 5th Graders as they head off to Middle School – but we do so with a wonderful evening celebration.The GVSD’s 5th Grade Send Off combines the GVES and our BSES classes and is held at a local pool club.

Fifth Grade Send Off Video

‘Grandfriends’ Day – These specials days give our children the opportunity to show off their school, teachers and friends to their grandparents or other special adults in their lives.Many families do not have grandparents who are able to attend for many reasons and so any adult who is special to your child is also very welcome.For approximately an hour, our guests join the children in the classroom for activities and a snack.

Jaguar Color Dash - In spring students gather pledges and participate in a Color Run at school.  Other fun activities are included in the event!  This is our largest fundraiser!  

Picture Day Volunteer Coordinator - School pictures are taken in both fall (late Sept/early Oct) and spring (late Apr/early May).This committee organizes volunteers to collect the children from their classrooms, bring them to the LGI room for photos and return them to the proper classroom.Might be as simple as it sounds!It is a wonderful way to see all of the smiling faces of BSES children.

Pretzel/Popcorn Sale Committee - On select Fridays, volunteers sell popcorn or pretzels to benefit HSA and a chosen charity.

Scholastic Book Fair - Our annual Book Fair is a three to four day event held in November, usually during American Education Week.The committee works with Scholastic Books and transforms the gym into a big Book Store with selections for every member of the family.Children have the opportunity to shop for books with their classmates during the day and there is always an evening opening as well to accommodate parents’ hectic schedules.There are opportunities to purchase books for personal use and for donation to the library or to a student’s teacher(s).

School Beautification - As the seasons and holiday themes change,so does the look of BSES inside and out.This committee plans and organizes the school entrance and lobby decorations for fall, winter and spring and will also assist with small gardening projects.

Spiritwear -We wear our school colors proudly!Garnet and White!Every Friday is school sprit day and children are encouraged to wear their school colors.The Spiritwear committee selects, orders, promotes and organizes volunteers to sell BSES and Garnet Valley Jaguar school spiritwear throughout the school year.The selection and ordering begins in the summer with sales starting at Sneak A Peak nights.

Teacher Appreciation - As we near the end of each school year, it is so important to let our teachers know how much we appreciate all that they do.We dedicate an entire week to do special things throughout each day such as providing breakfast or lunch, special snacks, giving flowers or conducting daily draw prizes.Even though the event is in May, the committee begins planning in March and is very involved each day throughout the week.

Yearbook - Yearbooks are something we treasure more and more throughout the years.We are so lucky to have a team of committed volunteers to produce a yearbook for our elementary school!Members of this committee are present at all BSES events throughout the school year gathering pictures.They create the pages and collect written information, organize sales and complete distribution at the end of the year – this committee is a great fit for those who have an interest in photography!

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