Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2016/17 school year!

Please join me in welcoming the following new staff members to the BES family:

  • Sharon Heady-Labansky- Instructional Leader for Literacy
  • Tom Nobili- Instructional Leader for Math
  • Caroline South- Second Grade Teacher

This promises to be another exciting, engaging year for students and staff at BES! There are many opportunities for you to be part of your child’s school experience at BES. Please check with your child’s teacher to discover ways you may become involved. Our Unified Arts teachers (Art, Music, PE and Information Technology/Library) will also have opportunities for you to support their content areas as the year progresses. In addition, look for a number of volunteer opportunities the PTO has for you to assist in enriching and supporting your child’s learning adventures at school and at home!

Frequent and open communication is vital in supporting relationships between students, staff and parents. I will host several Principal’s Coffee & Conversations again this year to share ‘timely topics’ and I hope to see many of you visit our classrooms and school throughout the year as our children “Show what they Know”! J Please take some time periodically to check our BES website ( for event updates, pictures of students learning in ‘real-time’, and school and district news/handbooks/policies.

Parents are their child’s ‘first and forever’ teachers so please partner with us to ensure a successful learning experience for your child at BES!

Mrs. Ruddock

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Susan Ruddock

Linda Butkus

92 East Street
Bethlehem, CT 06751


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