Margaret Beeks Elementary School

Margaret Beeks Elementary School


He is going to be missed!! ๐Ÿ˜ข
Thank you Mrs. Burch and Mrs. Smith for making their Spring recital extra special with your support! You all are amazing.
So sad as today is my son's last day at Cub Connections. So thankful for Beeks and that both my kids were blessed to go there! BMS and BHS here we come.
Will and Mason headed for the bus!
I attended Margaret Beeks Elementary School for first through fourth grades from 1979-1982 and now I've published a novel, PRETEND WE ARE LOVELY, set in Blacksburg in the summer of 1982 and two main characters, sisters Enid and Vivvy, are students at Margaret Beeks. Longtime locals will also recognize Carol Lee, Gillie's, Mr. Fooz, Virginia Tech in the book. You knew me as Nicole Reid; I go by Noley now.

PRETEND WE ARE LOVELY, is available at bookstores and online in print, ebook, and even audiobook.

"In magnetic prose, Reid offers up a scrumptious novel about the things we use to save our fractured relationships."
โ€•O, The Oprah Magazine

"Like the best love songs, Noley Reid's novel is sad but hopeful, raw but tender, shocking but, ultimately, deeply comforting." โ€•Julia Fierro, author of The Gypsy Moth Summer

Book Description: Itโ€™s the summer of 1982 in Blacksburg, Virginiaโ€•seven years after the suspicious death of a son and siblingโ€•and the Sobel family is hungry.

Francie dresses in tennis skirts and ankle socks and weighs her grams of allotted carrots and iceberg lettuce. Her semi-estranged husband Tate prefers a packed fridge and hidden doughnuts. Daughters Enid, ten, and Vivvy, almost thirteen, are subtler versions of their parents, measuring their summer vacation by meals had or meals skipped. But at summerโ€™s end, secrets both old and new emerge and Francie disappears, leaving the family teetering on the brink.

Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, Pretend We Are Lovely is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit. At its core is the ever-complicated and deeply-devoted bond of sisterhood as the girls, left mostly to their own devices, must navigate their way through middle school, find comfort in each other, and learn the difference between food and nourishment.

When do they send out letters when open house/meet the teacher for the VPI program? Thank you.

Engage! Encourage! Empower! Official page for Margaret Beeks Elementary School.

Operating as usual

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/28/2023

Kindergarten had an introduction into subtraction yesterdayโ€ฆin the most delicious way possible! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/27/2023

Our teachers had so much fun sporting their favorite teams today!! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ€

Timeline photos 01/26/2023

Tomorrow is SPIRIT DAY!! Have your Bear come to school wearing their favorite sports team!! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿˆ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/23/2023

It was a busy weekend for our Beeks Bears! They do awesome in school and on the court!! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/22/2023

Preschool made banana bread on Friday! They followed a recipe and practiced different cooking skills. Food Fridays are fabulous in PreK!!๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/21/2023

Mrs. Salyers class had so much fun making puppets of the characters in their origins fairy tales. Their puppets shared a little bit about their writing with the class!! ๐Ÿ“โœ๏ธ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/20/2023

Mrs. Willeminโ€™s 3rd Grade class created their own mummies during their Ancient Egypt unit!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Timeline photos 01/19/2023

A big congratulations to our Support Staff of the Year: Mrs. Donna Thomas!! Mrs. Thomas is our Cafeteria Manager and helps make sure all of our Bears are loved. She greets them every day with a smile and we are so grateful!!๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Timeline photos 01/18/2023

Come support Margaret Beeks at the Blacksburg Sharkeyโ€™s Dine-To-Donate event TOMORROW!! 20% of all food purchased throughout the entire day, both dine-in and take-out, will go to the MBE PTO to provide support and resources for students and teachers!!๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/17/2023

PE is the best place to work on team building!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/16/2023

It may be cold outside, but our 1st Graders are warming up their penguins with a sweater!! ๐Ÿงโ„๏ธ

Timeline photos 01/15/2023

Friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, January 16th in observance of MLK Jr. Day! We are eager to see our Bears at 8:45 Tuesday morning!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Timeline photos 01/13/2023

Happy Principal Appreciation Week to 2 of the very best!! We are so happy to have Dr. Poff and Ms. Q at MBES! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/13/2023

Preschool had fun reading and acting out the book โ€œThe Mittenโ€ and making their own snow!! โ„๏ธโ›„๏ธ


1st Grade took a virtual field trip in Music today to learn about the Northern Lights and various Swedish songs ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐ŸŽถ

Timeline photos 01/11/2023

Our amazing Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Julie Monday, was recognized at the MCPS School Board Meeting last night!! We continue to be so proud of her! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/10/2023

Miss. Wardโ€™s 3rd Grade Class has been learning about Ancient Egyptian architecture. So the students made their own pyramids today!! ๐Ÿ›•๐Ÿป

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 01/06/2023

Before Winter Break, students in Mrs. Salyers 2nd Grade class and all 4th Grade students went home with a new board game!! We are so thankful for all the donations so our Beeks families can continue to create memories! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/22/2022

Thank you to our one of a kind Lunch/Recess Aide, Ms. Patti, who made sure each student at our school went home with a Beanie Baby this break!! ๐Ÿงธโ„๏ธ


The Grinch showed up for their song in our Holiday Sing-a-Long! Thanks Mr. Ballard for a great time!

Timeline photos 12/21/2022

Thank you to our wonderful PTO for providing yummy snacks!! We are so lucky! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ

Timeline photos 12/20/2022

Friendly reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday December 21 is Pajama Day for all grade levels!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/20/2022

1st Grade learned about Holiday Traditions today!! ๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/19/2022

5th Grade had tons of fun today with a Glow Party! ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿป

Timeline photos 12/18/2022

Teams that match together, stay together! Our Lunch/Recess Aides truly are the best! โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/17/2022

5th Graders helped out PreK with Jingle Bell Relays in PE yesterday! ๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ””

Timeline photos 12/16/2022

Mrs. Julie Monday was selected as the MCPS Division Teacher of the Year!! Mrs. Monday is an amazing educator and we are beyond thrilled to have her represent Margaret Beeks and MCPS!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/16/2022

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade had such a fun time watching The Nutcracker this morning!! ๐Ÿฉฐ๐Ÿพ

Timeline photos 12/15/2022

Our awesome Pre-K teacher, Miss. Erin, delivered some treats to all teachers yesterday!! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฐ

Timeline photos 12/14/2022

We will have a 2 Hour Delay tomorrow, Thursday December 15. Stay warm and we are eager to see our Bears at 10:45!! ๐Ÿฅถโ„๏ธ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/14/2022

Miss. Kingโ€™s 3rd Graders reviewed some word study words with shaving cream!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/13/2022

Heather Leaper, from Little Leapers, and Clara, from The Nutcracker, came to read to Kindergarten and teach some ballet today!!๐Ÿฉฐ๐Ÿ“–

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/11/2022

Kindergarten made reindeer food, graphed reindeer cereal, did reindeer directed drawings, and wrote facts about reindeer on Friday!! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/07/2022

Mrs. Salyers class compared and contrasted Powhatan and Lakota Sioux in social studies today!!โœ๏ธ๐Ÿพ

Timeline photos 12/06/2022

We are so thankful for our 4 amazing Lunch/Recess Aides!! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿป

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/06/2022

Weโ€™ve got several artists displaying their work at the Artful Lawyer Gallery!! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Timeline photos 12/04/2022

From 5:00-9:00 on Tuesday, December 6th, we will be having a fundraiser at Red Robin in Christiansburg!! Get some yummy food while supporting a great cause! ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/03/2022

Be sure to curl up with a good book this weekend!! ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“•

Photos from Margaret Beeks Elementary School's post 12/02/2022

5th Grade experimented with various materials to create mixtures and solutions! ๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿงช

Timeline photos 12/02/2022

We are BEAR-y excited that tomorrow is Friday!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Videos (show all)

Ginjer Clarke, our guest author, teaching our students about the writing process. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“š
Happy birthday to our principal, Dr. Poff!
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Three Bumbling Bookaneers!




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