Beacon Hill International School PTA

Free Parenting Classes & Family Counseling Demonstrations

Who:         Parents and Educators
What:       Parenting classes for all. Childcare and snacks provided.
Where:     Beacon Hill International Elementary School, 2025 14th Ave S
When:       Monday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 pm (see full schedule below)
Cost:          FREE 

Come learn with other parents to find commonsense solutions to everyday problems in raising our children with Parent Educator & Author, Mary Dalton, MA.

DATE                   TOPIC

February 11        Bullying, Sibling fighting & Whining

February 25        Sharing responsibility: Chores

March 4               The Family Meeting

March 18             Building Self-Discipline: Homework & School Issues

April 1                   Actions, not Words! Getting out of Nagging, Power Struggles & Conflicts

April 15                 Routines: The morning rush & bedtime

May 6                    Building on the Positive & Eliminating Criticism

May 20                 How to induce Respect for order & the Rights of Others

June 3                   Moving Beyond Punishment & Reward: Natural & Logical Consequences & The Power of Encouragement

June 17                 How to manage screen time & technology peacefully.

“I am an older parent and a veteran elementary teacher. I thought I knew how to parent well…I don’t. Dalton’s parenting classes are helping me break old habits so that I can stop undermining my son by micromanaging him, and instead, raise a compassionate, responsible and independent man who will help shape a better society.”     

– Marjorie Lamarre, John Muir Elementary Teacher & Parent

BHIS School Tours for Incoming Families – Jan 31 & Feb 7

Please share this event with anyone you know that will be joining our school next year!

We will have two Beacon Hill International School tours for incoming K-5 families. Parents are invited to come meet Principal Katie and Assistant Principal Tin, tour classrooms, ask questions, and learn all about our wonderful school! No registration required.

Thursday, January 31: 8:30 – 9:00am
Thursday, February 7: 8:30 – 9:00am


Visitas y recorrido a la escuela internacional de Beacon Hill para las familias de recién ingreso

Tendremos dos visitas a la escuela internacional Beacon Hill para las familias de recién ingreso para los grados Kindergarten hasta quinto grado. ¡Los padres están cordialmente invitados a reunirse con la directora Katie y la subdirectora Tin, recorrer las aulas, hacer preguntas y aprender todo sobre nuestra maravillosa escuela! No es necesario registrarse.

• Jueves, 31 de enero: 8:30 – 9:00 am
• Jueves, 7 de febrero: 8:30 – 9:00 am



Beacon Hill国际学校将会在以下时间为K-5新生家庭开放参观。 我们欢迎家长前来与校长Katie和副校长Tin一起参观教室,提问,并了解我们这所精彩的学校! 无需注册。

•1月31日星期四:上午8:30 – 9:00
•2月7日星期四:上午8:30 – 9:00

WANTED: Hour of Code volunteers!

We’re bringing Hour of Code to BHIS next week, Dec 10-14, and we need folks like you to make it successful!

If you can come join us any morning next week to help run activities and games, please contact Callista Chen ( All volunteers are welcome. No computer science knowledge is necessary!

Community Resource Fair – Wednesday, December 12, 6-7:30pm @ BHIS Cafeteria

Get Ready for Read-a-Thon!

Don’t forget to turn in those donation envelopes Friday morning! Want to get that last donation in online? Just visit our donation page.

Rock Band and Ukulele Classes Starting Nov 15 at BHIS!

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Our sincerest apologies! There was a miscommunication and guitar will not be offered during the 4-week trial. Below are the updated class descriptions.

Mode Music and Performing Arts is coming to BHIS for a 4-week trial starting on Thursday, November 15. Weekly sessions will be 90-minutes long, from 2:40-4:10pm, and will take place in the gym. Both classes will take place at the same time.


Let’s start a band! Using voices and instruments, percussive and melodic, we will teach the basic fundamentals our very own traveling, acoustic rock band. Students learn hands-on through a variety of popular songs providing education on rhythm, melody, harmony, technique, form and expression in the styles they choose. They will get firsthand experience practicing (and recording) partial and complete songs, starting with covers and moving on to an original and/or parody of their own. All in-class materials will be provided and students will leave with a digital recording of their completed work. No music experience required. A demonstration of learned material will take place the last day of class during the last 30 minutes.

UKULELE FOR ALL! (Grades 3-5)

Come learn ukulele with us! Whether you’ve played before or have never picked one up, our group ukulele class gives students the opportunity to pick up and instrument that they can take with them anytime, anywhere. Basic knowledge of the instrument is introduced while learning to tune, strum, read tablature and read chord charts. Students will leave being able to pick out simple, familiar melodies and play a few 3 chord campfire songs. A demonstration of learned material will take place the last day of class during the last 30 minutes.

Material Fee: $30 for purchase of ukulele (not applicable for students that provide their own)

Payment will be collected at a later time and an invoice will be sent to the email address that you provide during registration. Cost is $15/session or $60 total. Scholarships will be available and families can indicate the need during registration.

Please provide feedback after the trial period so we may tailor future classes.

School Spirit Gear Orders Due Friday, Nov 16

Spirit Gear imageDon’t forget to turn in your order form and payment for BHIS school spirit gear – for kids & adults – by Friday, November 16th! You can send it in with your child, or you can drop it off at the front desk.

Order forms went home in your child’s backpack a couple weeks ago. Can’t find the form? Print it out here: BHIS Spirit Wear Order Form