BEAP (Bethany Educators and Parents), active since 1980, was formed as a partnership of the parents, school administration, and the Sisters of the Transfiguration to provide direct voluntary support of Bethany School; raise funds for both educational and non-educational support of Bethany School; and provide social interaction of parents and educators within the school community.
BEAP raises funds through as few campaigns as possible, keeping them as functional for the families, but still enabling the wonderful year-round engaging events that the families and students enjoy at Bethany. These fundraisers are:
The funds BEAP raises contribute to several annual administrative and educational events, to include:
BEAP also hosts family fun activities throughout the year, such as:
BEAP has started quarterly Parent Forums, providing channels for parents to meet and discuss various topics of interest, which may include (but not limited to) educational standards and advancement, diverse culture and community building, technological resources, and any other topics parents bring forward to discuss. Be on the lookout for emailed Parent Forum surveys, which help guide and strategize upcoming forum discussions.
BEAP meets throughout the year to discuss updates, ideas, and plans for goals and events. As parent support is vital to BEAP achievement, and school administration is also represented, parents are encouraged to attend BEAP meetings to share ideas, concerns, or questions about events or activities related to the Bethany School.
As BEAP comprises all parent volunteers, working in coordination with Bethany School administrators, serving our Bethany students, we are all potentially part of BEAP. Currently, this is our BEAP leadership team:
President – Mary Barrera
Vice President for Parent Engagement – Terricka Austin
Vice President for Fundraising and Community Building – Amber Vonderhaar
Treasurer – Nina Tohill
Secretary – Jill McBride
Members at Large – William Block, Yolanda Carter, Rogelle Hackworth, Jasmine Shah
Want to join BEAP to help make our many projects successful for our children? Complete and submit this BEAP membership form to the Bethany admin office.
** In appreciation for paying your membership dues, those who join will receive a digital school directory.
If you have any questions regarding BEAP now or throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to email us at BEAP@bethanyschool.org.