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Beagle Elementary School 600 South Street, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 www.glps.k12.mi.

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Phone (517) 925-5480 Fax (517) 925-5523




MESSAGE FROM MRS. KENNAUGH

Last Friday, Beagle students and staff pledged to Stand 4
Change to assist in defeating bullying. This is the third year
that we have participated in this pledge, coming together with
schools across our nation take the following pledge:

I will not allow social labels to define others or myself.
I will take a stand against bullying in my school.
Starting today, I will stand up and Defeat the Label.

Stopbulling.gov encourages us as a society to refrain from
labeling people as bullies or victims. This may inadvertently
send the message that the behavior cannot be changed.
Rather, refer to the person as the one who bullied or the
one who was bullied. This change in verbiage, while it
may seem small, can make a profound impact by helping
those involved with bullying believe that they can improve
their behavior.

Remember, bullying is not only physical. It can be verbal as
well, which includes telling or spreading rumors, making
repeated verbal threats, teasing/belittling others, taunting, or
embarrassing others purposefully. These are the types of
bullying that are seen most often in society and we, as
adults, can make a difference by being positive role models
for our children. When talking to another or about a
situation, ask yourself the following: Is what I am about to
say
True
Helpful?
Inspiring?
Necessary?
Kind?




This can be especially difficult while in a situation that is
frustrating (a long line at the grocery store, poor service
at a restaurant) or emotionally charged (a sporting event,
disagreements with loved ones), yet our children all
learn how to deal with such situations by what the adults
around them continually model. Please partner with us
in our efforts to model how to deal with such challenges
in a kind, respectful way. Teach your child the T-H-I-N-
K acronym and be a positive role model. Together, we
can make a difference!

As always, if you have any questions or would like to
discuss any concerns, please contact me.
May 9, 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER

Tues. 5/13 CI Special Olympics
Wed. 5/14 Dentists R Us
May 16 17 Relay for Life Beagle Elementary
Sat. 5/17 Relay for Life 4
th
Graders Sing at Noon
Tues. 5/20 Lutz/Schuchaskie Charlton Park
Wed. 5/21 Beach/Kelly Charlton Park
Fri. 5/23 Second Grade Woldumar Nature Center
Mon. 5/26 No Students Memorial Day
Wed. 5/28 Sixth Grade Band Concert - GLHS 7:30 pm
Mon. 6/2 First Grade Fitzgerald Park
Tues. 6/3 Fifth Grade John Ball Zoo
Tues. 6/3 Sixth Grade Hayes Tour 12:45 1:45 pm
Wed. 6/4 First Grade Boulder Ridge Park
Wed. 6/4 Lutz/Beach GLHS Pool 1:00 2:30 pm
Fri. 6/6 Third Grade Potters Park Zoo
Sat. 6/7 Golf Outing Fundraiser
(Blessings in a Backpack)
Tues. 6/10 Sixth Grade Recognition 7 pm
Wed. 6/11 A.M. Half Day Last Day for Students
Wed. 6/11 Sixth Grade Michigan Adventure







Mrs. Dawn Kennaugh, Principal
** END OF THE DAY TIME CHANGE **
Beginning Monday, May 12, School will be dismissed at 3:48 pm.

Due to the Friday power outage, Beagle is going to be 100+ minutes short for the State of Michigan
requirement. However, we are okay on the number of days. Therefore, beginning Monday, May 12,
we will be extending our school day by 5 minutes and dismissal will be 3:48 pm. This will continue
through June 10
th
. June 11
th
is still a half-day with school dismissed at noon.
Beagle Elementary School 600 South Street, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 www.glps.k12.mi.us
Phone (517) 925-5480 Fax (517) 925-5523

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE 2014-OPENINGS

Grand Ledge Public Schools is accepting Schools of Choice
applications under Section 105 and 105(c) of the State School
Aid Act for a limited number of openings in the District.

Kindergarten: Neff Kindergarten (50)

1
st
grade: Beagle Elementary (6)
Delta Center Elementary (6)
Wacousta Elementary (18)

2
nd
grade: Beagle Elementary (29)
Delta Center Elementary (23)
Wacousta Elementary (22)
Willow Ridge Elementary (3)

3
rd
grade: Beagle Elementary (25)
Delta Center Elementary (13)
Wacousta Elementary (18)
Willow Ridge Elementary (13)

4
th
grade: Beagle Elementary (17)
Delta Center Elementary (19)
Wacousta Elementary (13)

5
th
grade: Beagle Elementary (4)
Wacousta Elementary (2)

6
th
grade: Beagle Elementary (7)
Delta Center Elementary (11)
Wacousta Elementary (22)
Willow Ridge Elementary (24)

7
th
grade: Hayes Middle (41)

8
th
grade: Hayes Middle (27)

9
th
grade: Grand Ledge High (50)

Please go to our website, www.glcomets.net to download the
Schools of Choice Application. If you have questions, please
call 517 925-5447.
ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR
Its that time of the year again where our staff will start making
plans for next year. If you know your student(s) will not be
attending Beagle next year, please contact the office at 925-
5480. If you are aware of new students that will be moving into
the area, please encourage them to give us a call. Thank you!
CURRENT SCHOOLS OF CHOICE STUDENTS
If you currently have a Schools of Choice student, you
must notify the District either by email to D'Anne Golub
at golubd@glcomets.net, or a letter to Grand Ledge
Public Schools, c/o D'Anne Golub, 220 Lamson Street,
Grand Ledge, MI 48837 no later than May 31, 2014
indicating that you would like your student(s) to
continue as a schools of choice student for the 2014-
2015 school year.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
FIELD DAY JUNE 6th

We need volunteers to make the field
day at Beagle Elementary School a
success! Field day will take place on
Monday, June 6
th
, on the high school
track near Beagle Elementary School. Grades 1-3 will
participate from 9-11 a.m. Grades 4-6 will participate
from 1-3 p.m. Please visit the link below to sign up for
field day at Beagle Elementary School. Contact Beagle
PE teacher, Mr. Moore with questions.
http://www.beaglespecials.blogspot.com.

RELAY FOR LIFE

The Relay for Life Walk for a Cure relay is being held
at Beagle next week from Friday at 5 p.m. through
Saturday at 5 p.m. The relay teams will be setting up
prior to the 5:00 p.m. start, which means that the loop in
the parking lot where pick-up and drop-off normally
occur will be closed. If you are picking your child up
from school that day (Friday, May 16), please plan on
parking in the north side of the school, (Brookside
Subdivision) and meeting your students in the gym.
Walkers will be dismissed after the buses are
released. Please do not park in the front parking lot,
or use the front door. We recognize that this is an
inconvenience to families, but the Relay is a worthy
cause that involves our entire community. Thank you in
advance for understanding.

LUNCH MENU
5/12 ~ Breaded Chicken Sandwich or
Ham & Cheese Chef Salad & Roll
5/13 ~ Pancakes & Egg Patties or Turkey & Cheese Sub
5/14 ~ Pepperoni Pizza or Beef Chili & Soft Pretzel
5/15 ~ Cheese Quesadilla or Chicken & Bean Burrito
5/16 ~ Grilled Cheese or Beef Ravioli & Roll