Published on Mon., May 3, 2021

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week THIS WEEK: May 3-7

Please consider showing our teachers and staff how much they are appreciated! The PTO is provide lunch from Upper Crust Pizza Company food truck today and has a few other surprises planned this week.

Ideas of ways to show your appreciation:

  • Plant 
  • Flowers
  • A letter of appreciation
  • A picture drawn by your child
  • Goody bag
  • Gift certificate
  • An item they want for their classroom 

Please remember that many classrooms (like all of Kindergarten) have an Instructional Assistant (IA) in their classroom and we definitely appreciate them too! Feel free to spread some love to any of the resource teachers and staff as well!

Thank you for helping show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them!

Message from Mrs. Steele, Principal

Each year, we send home a survey to gather feedback on how we as a school are supporting our students and families. Typically, this survey includes feedback for various events we host here at school, but due to our COVID protocols, we were not able to offer those this year. We would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer our survey regarding our other Title One Reading Services. We only need 1 survey PER FAMILY. Thank you so much!!

Here is the link: (Settings have been changed so you can access it-sorry about that :)

BHS Title One Survey 2021

All violin students will need their instrument on Friday, May 7 for our 49th Suzuki Festival filming. Mrs. Paris requests that students dress up for the filming. The students will bring their violin to the cafeteria as soon as they arrive at school. Please have your child practice Mississippi is a River and Song of the Wind with the videos on Seesaw and Google Classroom. Remote only students will film Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and May Song on Monday, May 10th at 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Detailed instructions will be posted on Seesaw, Google Classroom and emailed to students and parents. You will receive the link for the program and YouTube Premier Concert prior to the Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. concert.

IMPORTANT Reminders about SOL Testing for Students in Grades 3-5:

REMOTE Students

Remote testers need to be at BHES by 9:30 a.m. with your chromebook and charger.
May 10 - Science (5th ONLY)

HYBRID Students

May 4 - 3rd Grade Math
May 5 - 4th Grade Math
May 6 - 5th Grade Math
May 13 - 5th Grade Science
May 18 - 3rd Grade Reading
May 19 - 4th Grade Reading
May 20 - 5th Grade Reading
May 27 - 5th Grade Virginia Studies

Please email Mrs. Rinker, Assistant Principal, with any questions at

Online Registration for 2021-2022

If your child(ren) will be returning to BHS, or you know someone new that will be attending, please help us spread the word!

Please go to your Parent Portal or and follow the directions. If you have forgotten your password from last year, please call 515-5210 (BHS office) to have your password reset. If you are fairly new to BHS and enrolled late or on paper during this year, please call the office for your activation key to start your Parent Portal process.

If registering a new student to BHS, please call the school ASAP!

Online registration needs to be completed at your earliest convenience.

*If you do not have access to a computer, please call the school office to make an appointment to use our kiosk.

We are happy to help with any questions. Please call (434) 515-5210.

Message from Amanda Rumore, PTO President

May PTO Meeting - Monday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m.

All parents and guardians are invited to our PTO meeting next Monday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The link will be sent out via email with next week’s Howler and we will be voting on PTO board positions for 2021-22. We encourage anyone who wants to get involved with the volunteer opportunities at our school to attend and learn more about open positions for next year!

Seeking Nominations!

The PTO Executive Board is seeking nominations for the 2021-22 PTO Board. We will spend much of next year focused on community-building and family engagement. If you or a parent you know would be an excellent nominee to assist with family gatherings, school events and teacher/staff appreciation, please fill out this form:

PTO Nomination Form:

*Please complete a new form for each nominee.

If you have any questions about available positions, please email

**Don’t forget to register for Kroger Plus, Amazon Smile, Box Tops for Education, and the Givens School Rebate Program to benefit Bedford Hills!**

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