Leadership Digest -  January 7th, 2016

Happy New Year / Celebrations

We would like to wish each of your families a Happy New Year.  

As we enter 2016 we at Beach Elementary have a few major things to celebrate about.

Lighthouse Status

Lighthouse Status: During the month of December the Lighthouse Review Team from "The Leader in Me" visited our school, received numerous school tours, met with many students and parents. At the conclusion of the visit, they recommended to their board that Hutchison Beach Elementary become the 166th Leader in Me Lighthouse school in the world.

                           WE ARE A "B"

The 2014 - 2015 School Grading formulas were approved by the Department of Education.  Based on the results of the 2014 FSA Tests.  We earned enough points to have the "B" distinction from the state of Florida.  A 2 letter grade increase.  

School Start Time

Just a reminder that the First Bell will ring at 7:25am.

The tardy bell will ring at 7:30am.

The doors on the Car Pick up line will open at 7:05am.

Testing Calendars

We have recently sent home the testing calendar for FSA tests.  Should you need another copy of the assessment please contact your child's teacher.  For any other testing questions, please call Guidance at 767-5195 or go to the Bay District Testing Link


PTO / SAC will have on going meetings.  Please look for additional notice for future meetings.  If you would like to be a part of the PTO / SAC committee, please contact Meredith Smithberger at 850-767-1414, or email her at smithma3@bay.k12.fl.us

No School Dates

We will not be in session the following dates....

Friday January 15th -    Teacher Record day - End of the 2nd Nine Weeks.

Monday January 18th -  Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. Birthday

Tuesday January 19th - Teacher PLC Day

Coming Soon...

Here are some highlights of events coming soon:

  • MAP Testing Round 2 (January 11th - February 26th) Specific to your child teacher.  
  • Thursday January 28th Awards Ceremony for 2nd Nine Weeks (*Times to Be Determined)
  • March 1st...  FSA Writing 4th and 5th Grade......

Click the button below to access our school calendar. (Did you know you can subscribe to the calendar and receive notification the events on your phone or computer?) Once you are viewing our calendar, simply click the small Google Calendar icon in the bottom right corner of the calendar.

Parent Communication

One of our goals is to involve parents and families in our school in every possible way. We send out periodic voice messages using the IRIS system and will also start sending email reminders and newsletters like this one. It is critical that the contact information in the FOCUS system, also known as Parent Portal is up to date so we can get in touch with you. If you know of someone who did not receive this email, please pass this message along. The link to parent portal is found below. Information about using Parent Portal and creating an account can be found on the Bay District website. www.bay.k12.fl.us


Parent Brag Board

If you are a proud parent of a Beach Elementary student, please share your praise for our wonderful school. Make sure to add your first name and last initial to your post. (Anonymous entries will not be posted on the web.) Thank you!