January 13, 2023

Dear Beagle Middle School Parents, 

Here are some updates that we wanted to share at this time:

Winter Dance: Our winter dance will be Friday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30.  The dance will be a western theme, and students are encouraged to dress casually for this dance (blue jeans, t-shirts, flannels, hats, etc.).  We will be in need of parent support to both supervise and provide food for the dance, and our PTO will be sharing some sign-up geniuses for us to place in upcoming newsletters.  The sign-ups will also be on the PTO Facebook page in the near future.  Wristband tickets for the dance are $10, and they will be sold during lunch the day of the dance.  We will also sell tickets at the door during the dance, but our preference is to have students purchase their wrist-band tickets during lunch to ensure they maximize their time at the dance versus waiting in line for a ticket.  We also thank Mrs. Abbey Taylor, PTO Beagle Activities Coordinator, for working with several parent volunteers in planning another wonderful opportunity for our students. 

January 16th–No School: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is preserved as a day of service and reflection in honor of Dr. King’s civil rights achievements.  Classes will resume on January 17th. 

Winter NWEA: Winter NWEA is fast approaching, and we will be assessing students across two days: January 24th (Math) and January 26th (ELA).  This will be a change for our staff and students as previously students were assessed across multiple days in their Math and ELA classes during the school day.  From a parent’s perspective, it will be a normal school day; from a student’s perspective, testing will take place during the morning hours within CNC class, and then students will have lunch and attend all classes, sans CNC, later in the day on a modified schedule. Our goal in testing across two days is to limit testing over multiple days during Math and ELA classes.  This change in testing practice will provide our students with more instructional opportunities in Math and ELA classes across the year.  We intend to use this revised testing schedule in the spring as well.  In next week’s newsletter, we will share these logistics with parents, and students will receive information regarding the logistics for NWEA test days during CNC class in the near future. 

Joint Hayes/Beagle PTO Meetings: The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st.  We welcome parents to attend our PTO meetings either in-person here at Beagle or virtually.  If interested in attending virtually, here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82744686994

Students’ of the Week, Community, and Extra Curricular Resources:   To view our students of the week or to review additional community/extra curricular information on our webpage, then please click https://www.glcomets.net/ourschools/beagle-middle-school/ and then click on the appropriate icon on the left side of our homepage. 

Take good care,

Dave and Eric