Beals Elementary School

"Home of the Beals Bees"

Christopher Crowley, Principal
Crystal Blackwood, Administrative Assistant
24 Mill Pond Road
Beals, ME 04611
Phone: 207-497-5449
Fax: 207-497-2334


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Welcome to the Beals Elementary School!
Our school is located on a scenic island in Downeast Maine. This is the home of a large lobster-fishing fleet where you can watch fishermen hauling their traps and delivering the day's catch at waterside markets. Our community offers spectacular views of the mainland
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MEA READING AND MATH TESTING AND SCIENCE TESTING IN MAY
     As in years past, Maine will be administering Mathematics and Reading tests for students in grade 3 through 8. A State Science Assessment will be given in grades 5 and 8. The MEA (Maine Educational Assessment) testing window for students extends from April 22nd through May 31st. The Science Assessment window is May 13th to May 24th.  
    We encourage students to try their hardest and do their best, while recognizing that any assessment is an in-­the-­moment snapshot and not the final word on a child’s understanding or skill. Certainly a good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast will go a long way toward minimizing test anxiety and we appreciate your support in this regard.
    Beals Elementary School will begin administering MEA tests beginning the week of April 29th. We ask that parents have their children to school on time and that they have a good nights rest on nights before testing days. The school does not usually receive the test results back from the state until the summer or fall.. Individual results will be shared with parents for their children in the fall. Please contact the school with any questions.
 

Beals Elementary School Events May and June 2024 Events (Dates Subject to Change) 


Monday, 5/20 -  Grades 6-8 at Rose Gaffney
Tuesday, 5/21 - Ambulance Visit Grades PK-4, Grade 5-8 at Edge Center for Ropes Course,  EDGE 2-4
Wednesday, 5/22 - DEI Grades PK-4,
Parents are Invited to Attend Student DEI Sessions
Thursday, 5/23 - NO EDGE, Spring Concert at 5:30 PM

Friday, 5/24 -

Monday, 5/27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
Tuesday, 5/28 - EDGE 2-4
Wednesday, 5/29  DEI Grades 5-8, Parents are Invited to Attend Student DEI Sessions
Thursday, 5/30 -
Field Trip to the Grand Theater Grades Pre-K-4, Last EDGE Day 2-4 (EDGE Family Pizza Party)
Friday, 5/31 -

Saturday, June 1st - Field Day with 12 Noon Dismissal


Monday, 6/3 -
Tuesday, 6/4 - 
Wednesday, 6/5-  Cutting Board Auction at the Peabody Memorial Library 6-7. (Cutting Boards Made by Beals Gr. 5-8 Students)
Thursday, 6/6 -

Friday, 6/7 -


Monday, 6/10 - Kindergarten Graduation at 9AM 
Tuesday, 6/11 - 
Wednesday, 6/12-
Grades 7 and 8 Boston Trip
Thursday, 6/13 -
Grades 7 and 8 Boston Trip
Friday, 6/14 - LAST STUDENT DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. Early Dismissal at 11:30AM, Grades 7 and 8 Boston Trip
Monday, 6/17 - Workshop Day for Teachers
Events for  May and June Can Be Found as Calendars on Our NEWS and EVENTS PAGE (Click Here)


Quick Links
Beals Elementary School Student Handbook for 2023-24 (PDF File) 
2023-2024 District School Calendar Revised October 2023 (PDF File)
May 2024 Lunch Menu (PDF File)
Mr. Crowley's Beginning of School Letter 2023-24 (PDF File)  



                              Mission Statement
At Beals Elementary School, our goal is to create an environment that fosters a love of learning. Through collaboration, hard work, creativity, and fun, every student will achieve his or her full potential.

Our Core Beliefs and Values:

Student Assessment
The ­­­­­­­­Beals School Department utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students.  Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing.  If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.

ESEA Report Card -Elementary and Secondary Schools Act School Report Card 
The ­­­Elementary And Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that schools should be able to be compared to each other in terms of academic performance. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Maine Department of Education website to look at Beals Elementary School's ESEA Report Card.
ESEA dashboard: https://www.maine.gov/doe/dashboard

Civil Rights
In accordance with Federal Civil Rights Laws and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Last Updated May 19, 2024 (The End of School is Near :)!)