On behalf of the Bethlehem Parents Group, we would like to welcome all new and returning families to the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
Who we are? The Bethlehem Parents Group is a supportive network of volunteers dedicated to providing students and families with enhanced educational and recreational experiences.
Who can join? We welcome all parents and guardians interested in participating and volunteering to join the Parent Group and help shape the 2017-2018 school year into a fun, enriching experience for everyone.
When do we meet? The second Friday of every month after drop off (8:45/9:00am start time). The meetings will be upstairs in the function room. Children are welcome! NOTE: If there are a number of parents interested in attending these meetings but are unable to come during this time, we will discuss alternative days/times.
What to expect? The Parent Group is organized but informal; most importantly you can expect to join a dedicated group of parents who are excited to add to the school’s enrichment programs, as well as plan fun and exciting celebrations with our children. You do not need to be an expert party planner or have any previous experience! We are looking for folks interested in volunteering, sharing ideas and contributing to the fun environment of the group.
What if I cannot attend a meeting? No problem! You do not need to attend all meetings to be actively involved. A monthly newsletter will go out to all parents via email and in backpacks so you can keep up to date on all the happenings of the Parent Group. Also, there will be many ways to volunteer and contribute outside of the meetings.
How can I get involved? We have several committees you can be a part of:
Fundraising Committee – Leads various fundraisers that enable us to provide additional enrichment and recreational experiences for our children. Examples: Yankee Candle Fundraiser, Mini Golf Family Day, etc…
Community Connections Committee – Leads various service events throughout the year which enable children and their families to be involved in their community. Examples: Thanksgiving food collection, The holiday Giving Tree, etc…
Enrichment Committee – Partners with Bethlehem School/Mrs. Padovani and selects additional enrichment activities for each new school year. Examples: Kidstock Theatre, visiting authors, etc…
Family Events Committee – Hosts a variety of fun, social family events throughout the school year. These activities are held outside of regular classroom hours (i.e evenings/weekends) and are open to all family members. Example: End of the Year Carnival, Ice Cream Social, etc…
School Party Volunteers – Partners with school faculty and plans in-school parties throughout the year. These parties are held during the school day ad are only open to children, teachers, and designated volunteers. Examples: Halloween Party, Valentine’s Party, etc…
Teacher Appreciation Committee – Supports our teachers and faculty as much as possible throughout the year. We love showing our appreciation! Examples: Teacher Appreciation Week
Parent Group Dues The Bethlehem Parent Group asks that each family contribute dues. In partnership with our fundraising efforts, your contribution helps us fun enrichment programs, school parties and special family events. There is a suggested donation of $25.00 per family, but any amount is greatly appreciated! Checks or cash payment accepted. Checks can be made out toThe Bethlehem School and placed in the Parent Group bin outside Mrs. Padovani’s office. Please be sure to label your envelope with your family’s name. Thank you!
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, ideas, or concerns.
We look forward to another fun, productive, and exciting year!
Jessica Incerto, President
Robyn Skerry, Vice-President
Georgia Curits, Treasurer