William Beanes Elementary Vision
Our vision is to create college and career ready students in a rigorously challenging institution of learning where the faculty and community of William Beanes Elementary School educates students with diverse cultures and a wide range of backgrounds to meet or exceed grade level proficiencies without remediation.
The Mission of William Beanes ES is to provide an on-going professional learning community comprised of school staff, parents and community members. Through our Core Values, WBES will ensure high levels of success by shaping better citizens, promoting problem solving, and creating critical thinkers in a peaceful and culturally rich environment in order to improve community citizenship..
News and Information
We recently received notification that the proposed boundary and grade structure changes for our school were approved by the Board of Education on February 23, 2017.
Dear Parents, In the fall of 2016, Prince George’s County Public Schools held a series of community discussions to discuss potential changes to school boundaries, grade configurations, and program locations. The discussions provided a forum for parents, students, public officials, and community members to share their opinions on these topics. Public input was also received via an online comment form, emails, and telephone calls. With the consideration to that input, the Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin Maxwell recommended a set of changes to the Board of Education. Following two public hearings which were held in February, the Board of Education approved most of the recommended changes. Below is detailed information about the change which impacts your child’s school. Beginning in August 2017, sixth grade students from William Beanes Elementary School will be assigned to their neighborhood middle school. Students currently in the 5th grade will transition to Drew-Freeman Middle School at the end of this school year. Students whose neighborhood school is not William Beanes Elementary will be assigned to their neighborhood school. Detailed information about the changes is available online at www1.pgcps.org/discussions. If you have additional questions about the approved changes, please call 301-952-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support of Prince George's County Public Schools.
Please use the link below to view the boundary and grade structure changes.
PGCPS is in the process of selecting a new principal for Drew Freeman Middle School. As a part of the principal selection process community members are asked to complete a survey regarding their perception of the skills and disposition needed for principal candidates. We would like to provide the parents of rising 6th graders with an opportunity to complete the survey. Parents may access the survey on Drew-Freeman's website. The survey will close on Wednesday.
SCHOOL HOURS:School begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 1:55 p.m. Remember…in order to receive the full benefit of the instructional program at William Beanes Elementary School it is important to be present and on time every day. For the safety of our students, children are not permitted to arrive at school before 7:30 a.m unless they are having breakfast. An adult must remain with non breakfast eaters until the doors open at 7:30 a.m. William Beanes will continue to participate in the Maryland Meals Program where all of our students receive free breakfast daily. Breakfast will be served from 7:25am- 7:40am. To assist our cafeteria staff in being prepared to start lunch on time, the breakfast line must close promptly at 7:40am. All students arriving to school late other than late buses must eat breakfast at home.
DISMISSAL PROCEDURES: Dismissal starts at 1:55 p.m. in the following order: Bus students will be dismissed first, followed by walkers and pickups. Please understand that for the safety of your children, visitors will not be allowed in the building during active dismissal. There will be no early dismissal after 1:30 p.m.
INCLEMENT WEATHER AND EMERGENCY EARLY DISMISSAL: Whenever there is the threat of precipitation, please monitor television and radio stations as well as www1.pgcps.org for information regarding early closings. If the school system dismisses 2 hours early, students will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. All students are expected to go home as they normally do. After 11:55 a.m., staff is also dismissed. No staff members will be on duty to monitor students.
BUS SCHEDULES: Bus information is available on the PGCPS website at www1.pgcps.org. Please review the a.m. and p.m. bus numbers with your child. Sometimes the morning and afternoon buses have different route numbers. Please take the time to memorize your child’s bus number in the event of an emergency.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES:A required school supply list is located on our website at http://www1.pgcps.org/williambeanes. Students should come to school prepared with necessary supplies on a daily basis along with being ready to learn.
STUDENT AGENDA HANDBOOKS: Student Agenda Handbooks will be required to assist with school-home communication, time management and goal setting. The books contain important phone numbers, school calendar and, information regarding policies and procedures. The cost for Agenda are $5.00 per book (cash only).
UNIFORM POLICY: The students are required to wear white polo shirts, navy blue uniform pants, jumpers, skirts, or skorts and solid color dress shoes at all times. There will no exceptions to this policy. Donating your old, clean uniforms would greatly benefit new and returning William Beanes families.
HOMEWORK POLICY: Homework is assigned nightly. We ask parents to help their child by establishing some homework guidelines and cooperating with the teacher in seeing that the assignments are completed. Please check your child’s backpack on a daily basis.
ATTENDANCE:Your child should be in school on time and in classes every day. Please help us to provide our children with the knowledge needed to be smart and productive by minimizing absences and tardiness. Children can never regain time lost from instruction because they are late or tardy.
Absences: Illnesses and emergencies are excused absences. All students should return to school after an absence with a signed note explaining the absence. An out-of-town trip is not an excused absence. We cannot expect students to perform satisfactory if they are not present for instructions.
Tardies:Students are tardy at 7:46 a.m. Students should be in their seats and ready to work at 7:45 a.m. Repeated tardies and absences will result in a conference with administration.
MEAL PRICES: The cost of lunch is $2.75. Milk will cost 55 cents.If you need assistance paying for your child’s meals, please fill out a Free and Reduced Meals Application.We will send applications home during the first week of school.If you need help filling it out, just ask in the main office.Every child enrolled in Prince George’s County Public Schools has the right to apply.You are welcome to come at any time to put money on your child’s account or online at http://www1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition/ please note: it takes a couple days for payments to post so please send money to school with your child.
Dana V. Tutt
I am Respectful...
I am Responsible....
I am Ready To Learn...
P.A.W.S. are awarded to William Beanes ES students
for excellent behavior:
in the classroom, in the cafeteria,
in the hallway, at the playground,
and, in the Main Office!
Our students are working hard!
Our Core Values
H - Honesty
E - Effort
A - Accountability
R - Results / Resiliency / Respect
T - Teamwork