"Hi - My husband and I are in the process of buying a house and have two elementary school aged children (8 and 4). We toured the school we are zoned for and felt ok, but I am curious to hear from other parents if you feel anything has changed with…"
Come join the Beacon Ballet Arts Studio for this wonderful ballet recital. The performance is called a festival of flowers and fairies and these talented youth will the perform several beautifully choreographed numbers and the Bardavon. There is a 2pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are $20. $15 if you buy a block of ten. If you kids are dancers and are possibly interested in ballet this is a perfect opportunity to check it out. See More
I will be giving a free creative writing class that will take place on two Sundays in July (7/11 and 7/18) at the Howland Public Library from 1-2:30 pm. We will cover basic craft elements, character development, how to build plot, the basics of getting published, as well as in-class exercises and reading aloud.Sign up at the library -- limited to 8 participants.See More
Some of my goals are:
1. special programs (enrichment) for advance students at all grades (Elementary - High School).
2. Clear School Curriculum for each grade, if possible each students has text books.
3. Clear school standard base on…"
This is a terrific discussion and so important. Our son is seven and will be in second grade at South Avenue. We love South. He's had two amazing teachers and we've been happy. That said, there are huge issues which should be…"
"This is very interesting discussion...
If the excellent elementary school in Beacon only South Avenue, I think it is not fair for everybody....
Except if Beacon School District will change to OPEN MARKET in accepting student. What I mean is parents…"
"My friends said that the School District aware of the complaints from the concern parents, but they chose to not do anything, because it is CHEAPER for the district if the parents put their kids to private school... Yes, it is cheaper to pay to bus…"
"Dear John and Sonia,
thank you for the replies!!! I feel relieved that I am not the only one who think that something wrong with Beacon School District... well actually I knew that many people feel the same, but I am surprise that people chose to…"
"I'm so glad to hear some honest and realistic discussion about the state of the Beacon School System. A year ago, I tried to start a discussion, as I was beginning the process of getting my son into Pre-K, and was met by some very angry…"
"One of my main frustrations is that we are not allowed to choose which
elementary school our child can attend. I believe a little competition would
elevate all of the elementary schools.
Also, the elementary schools need a program to help gifted…"
Dear Fellow Parents,Two years ago, I withdrew my daughter from Forrestal Elementary, and moved herto a private school. When I went to the Beacon City School District to share myconcerns and frustrations, I was told that I was the ONLY parent to ever come inwith complaints in the 50 years the registrar had worked with the district.Whether or not that is the case, I urge all of you to share any issues you havewith the schools with the District office. As far as they are concerned, everyparent is…See More
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