February 18, 2022

Dear Beagle Middle School Parents, 

Here are some updates we wanted to share with you:
March Parent/Teacher Conferences: Beagle Middle School Parent Conferences will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 8th, and Thursday, March 10th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm., and Friday, March 11, 2022, from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Conferences will be utilizing Zoom for the meetings with teachers this trimester. Sign-up through PTCFast.com is now open.

Please go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Beagle_Middle_School_2 for detailed information and to sign up. Once you have completed scheduling all of your conferences, an appointment confirmation email will be sent. Simply click on the Zoom Conference Link for each teacher (in your email) at your conference time and you will be admitted into the teachers' “waiting room” for your personal parent-teacher conference. **Please keep your confirmation email as your notice of when your conferences are and to have your zoom links available. The middle school will not have a copy of your conference schedule.

Please also note, that Counselors will also be available during conferences if you wish to make an appointment to speak with a counselor, please email: Ms. Driscoll (students last names A-K) driscollk@glcomets.net, Mr. Saade (students last names L-Z) saadee@glcomets.net

LCC Career Preparation Program Tour for 8th Graders: Our 8th graders participated in an orientation with our counseling staff earlier this week for the upcoming LCC Career Preparation Program Tour on March 9th.  At the end of the orientation, students chose three different programs of interest to help focus their time on the tour.  We will continue to provide more information regarding this tour in subsequent newsletters. 

Attention Parents of 7th Graders: It is already time to begin thinking about the 2022-23 school year at Beagle. On March 8th, students will participate in a presentation to talk about the Elective Course Request process for the 8th Grade year. Many opportunities continue to be available to your student including our award-winning Music programs, our Project Lead the Way STEM/Engineering programs as well as our stellar Visual Arts, World Language programs and competitive Athletic programs.  All 7th grade students will engage in a scheduling presentation during Science classes on March 8th, and they will submit their elective requests via PowerSchool later in March before Spring Recess.  

Attention Parents of 8th Graders: It is already time to begin thinking about the 2022-23 school year at Grand Ledge High School. On March 3rd, students will participate in a presentation to talk about the scheduling process at the High School. More information will be communicated from the High School administration regarding this process, and we will also continue to echo that information within our subsequent newsletters as well. 

Spring Dance Hosted by PTO, Parent Support Needed: We thank our parents and PTO members that continue to meet to plan for our spring dance on April 8th here at Beagle.  Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6pm at the Grand Ledge Area Library.  We continue to encourage our parents to help support this event. 

Hayes/Beagle Joint PTO:  In an effort to continue to support Kindness Month, the PTO is asking parents and community members to please consider donating $5 via Venmo to your PTO to continue funding exciting activities such as an all-school book (Hayes), teacher appreciation activities (Beagle/Hayes), school dance (Beagle), and so much more.  Venmo username: @hayesandbeaglepto. The next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, March 7th at 6pm via Zoom. We welcome and encourage Beagle parents to attend our PTO meetings.  Here is the recurring Zoom link for future PTO meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82744686994

Students’ of the Week, Extra Curricular, and Community Resources:  Since we’ve had snow days the past three consecutive Friday’s, Students’ of the Week for the past three weeks will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 22nd.  Our website will be updated later next week with the names of the students honored across the aforementioned timeframe. 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 link on our homepage. 

These are all the updates that we have for now.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.  

Take care, 

Dave and Eric