Book Fair is May 20-23

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Buy One Get One Free! Stock up for Summer reading!

Book Fair is this week, May 20th-23rd! Students shop with their class during school, and you can also shop during the Family Fun Night on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:30  to 8:00pm.

We need Book Fair Helpers for in-school shopping – it’s easy and fun! SIGN UP HERE

Go cash-free!

Set up your student’s Book Fair e-wallet.
Simply create a free account, pre-authorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available.

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Family Fun Night Book Fair

Wednesday 5/22

  • Book Fair shopping and bake sale!
  • Bakers needed for bake sale – sweet or savory treats welcome SIGN UP HERE

PTA Meeting 5/21


The PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday 5/21 at 3:30pm on the school playground. We will be holding elections for the 2019-2020 PTA board. Anyone can volunteer to join the board or to head up a sub-committee. We will work around your schedule and find you a job, what is important is that more people get involved and help steer our ship!

When: Wednesday, May 21st

Time: 3:30pm

What: Help plan end of year activities and board elections for the 2019-2020 school year.

Color-a-Thon is April 6th!

Photo: Brian Doyle

Our annual community event and fundraiser is only a month away – April 6th! We can’t wait to have a COLOR BLAST with you!

This is a fun community-building event that will raise money for our school and provide a healthy opportunity for our students, faculty and their families.

Registration is open to all to register for the South Ave Color-a-Thon. You do not need to be a South Ave student to join in the fun. If you are South Ave student and did not fund-raise, this is your chance to still support our school!

$15 gets your entry into the Color-a-Thon and admission to the bounce houses. Share the event with your family and friends. All are invited to register!


When: April 6, 2019

Where: South Ave School playground in Beacon, NY

10:00: Registration opens

10:30-12pm: admission to the bounce house and bounce slide, playground is open (check out our new Ten Spin and climbing wall), music, raffle ticket purchases and food for sale
*bounce houses close when Color-a-Thon begins

12:00-12:45: Color-a-Thon Fun Run! Run around the block as many times as you can (School St > Rombout > S. Cedar > West Center) and get covered in color powder! Color will be thrown by South Ave teachers!

12:45-1:00: Color Blast finale and raffle winners announced


What do I wear?

The Color Dust is made of corn starch and easily washes out of most fabrics. However, it’s best to wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy or stained – just in case.

What if I’m scared of the Color Dust or don’t want it thrown at me?

Lots of kids prefer to run and choose when to have color thrown at them. We have lots of space and it’s easy to avoid having it thrown at you. Just wave before approaching a color station and say “I don’t want color!” or you can choose to have it lightly tossed at your shirt.

What is the Color Dust made of?

Our Color Dust is non-toxic, 100% safe and is bio-degradable. It is NOT meant for consumption. As with any substance, you will want to keep our color dust out of eyes and lungs. We will have first aid available in the event dust does get in your eyes and needs to be washed out. We also advise wearing a bandanna over your mouth to avoid breathing in dust.

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Is this a race? Is there a winner?

This is a family fun run – there are no winners or losers. Some people run fast and try to get covered in as much color as possible. Others take their time and just enjoy being outside having fun! The run is over when we run out of color (usually around 12:45pm).

What happens after the race?

We make sure everyone is back at South Ave School playground and then have a grand finale Color Blast where everyone with color packs can throw them in the air and make sure they’re really covered in color. Someone from the PTA will count down the Color Blast over the speakers. We will then announce raffle winners and prizes can be collected. After that you’re welcome to stay and help us clean up while the kids play on the playground 🙂

Why are we having a Color-a-Thon?

The South Ave PTA relies on fundraising events to be able to support our school. In the 2018-2019 school year we have purchased new playground equipment, purchased classroom supplies for teachers, and paid for several school assemblies and field trips. The Color-a-Thon is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and your registration fees directly benefit South Ave. It’s also super important that we grow our wonderful community and events like this are fun for our families at South Ave and other Beacon schools!