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International Night – 5-7 pm on 11/16

Please join us for International Night at the Beethoven!

Come celebrate diversity, unity and the world in which we live. Children and families will be able to visit various countries on display throughout the hallways of the school, learn how to say “hello” in several languages, try foods from around the world, and more!

This community potluck and learning adventure will take place on ThursdayNovember 16 from 5-7 pm at the Beethoven.

The event is a joint effort between teachers and parents.

Please sign up at the following link to bring a dish, or to volunteer at the eventwww.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E4CA5AE2CA7FB6-beethoven

If you have questions, please contact Mette Arnmark (marnmark@hotmail.com) or Erin Hannon-Foley (ehannon@bostonpublicschools.org)

We look forward to seeing you soon. Adventure and exploration await!


Parent Council Meeting – 10/10 at 6:30 pm

Our first Parent Council meeting of the year will be next Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 at the Beethoven School.  Childcare will be provided.

Come meet other parents, find out about all of the Parent Council activities, as well as opportunities to volunteer and support our schools.
Elections for leadership positions for the 2017-2018 school year will also take place at this time.
Hope to see you there!!

Principal’s Newsletter – October 2017

Parent and Site Council

The Site Council meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The first Parent Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. We will be holding elections for the leadership positions. Babysitting will be provided. 

Individual Picture Day

Picture day will be on Wednesday, Oct. 18. This is for individual student pictures. Class photos will be taken in the spring.

Harvest Parade

The annual Harvest Parade will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 1:30 to 2 pm. Students can change into their costume at school just before the parade. If a family does not celebrate Halloween, please write a note to your child’s teacher.

Full-time Nurse

We are so excited to announce that Nurse Letang will now be exclusively at the Beethoven School all day!!!

Safe Routes to School

This year the Beethoven will be participating in the Department of Transportation Safe Walk to School campaign. On Oct. 4, we are encouraging as many people as possible to walk or bike to school that day to promote wellness.

Safety in Our Schoolyard

Adults and children must use the crosswalk by the auditorium when crossing the bus line. Mrs. Farrell is there in the morning, and Mrs. Glynne is there in the afternoons.

Hear us Tweet!

The Beethoven is on Twitter! You can follow us @BeethovenBPS.

The Beethoven is always collecting Boxtops for Education from Kimberly Clark brand products. The Beethoven will accept donations of Kleenex and paper towels. 

Parent Open House, Thursday 5-7 pm


There will be an Open House for all parents on Thursday, September 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  All parents are invited to come and meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and go over individual class syllabus and rules.

From the Principal – September 2017

From the Principal

Welcome back to another exciting year at the Beethoven School.  I am really looking forward to a year of exciting learning opportunities and adventures.


There will be an Open House for all parents on Thursday, September  14th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  All parents are invited to come and meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and go over individual class’s syllabus and rules.

Parent and Site Council

The Beethoven School Site Council will have its first meeting in October.  The   Parent Council meeting will be October 10th at the Beethoven.

Fund Raiser

The fall fundraiser will begin at the Open House.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.  Please watch for the fund raising flyers from the school.


Nurse Letang will be checking the medical files of all students in the building to ensure that they all have current physicals and medical information.  If you went to the pediatrician over the summer please send in the most recent physical your child has to maintain a up to date file.  If you have any questions please contact Nurse Letang.

Dismissal Changes

All changes in transportation must be in writing to the classroom teacher.

Safety in Our Schoolyard

All parents are reminded that you must stay to the LEFT of the yellow lines when dropping off and picking up your child.  Please pull to the front of the yard to make room for others.    All students must be picked up on the sidewalk by an adult and then escorted to the car.  Please remember to cross in the crosswalk.  The bus drivers have a hard time seeing people walking between the vehicles.  With the help of everyone, we can keep the students safe in the schoolyard during pickup and drop off times.

Beethoven/Ohrenberger Instructional Focus

Develop and deliver tasks that improve students’ ability to make arguments and support these arguments with evidence and reasoning.