Berwick Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • Grandparents Day

    Posted by BES Admin on 11/15/2019

    B.E.S. will host its annual Grandparents Day on Thursday, November 21st. All sessions (except for Prek) will be held in the cafeteria.  Below you will find the schedule for the day. If you have more than one session to attend and they are scheduled too far apart, you are welcome to leave after the first session and return later in the day.

    8:15-8:45                     K

    9:00-9:30                     4th Grade

    9:45-10:15                   3rd Grade

    12:45-1:15                   5th Grade

    1:30-2:00                     1st Grade

    2:15-2:45                     2nd Grade 

    Prek will host grandparents 10:30-11:00 as follows:

    *Mrs. Matte’s class-Library

    *Mrs. Olivier’s class-band room

            Due to limited space and preparations, grandparents will not be allowed to eat lunch with their grandchildren on this day. You are welcome to eat with your grandchild any other day if you call ahead of time. You also have the opportunity to eat with your grandchild for Birthday Table when the child’s parents cannot attend.

            Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria hallway beginning at 8:00. We look forward to seeing you on November 21st

          You can view and print a copy of this form here. Please fill out the bottom of the form and return. 

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  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

    Posted by BES Admin on 10/21/2019

    Red Ribbon Week (RRW) Dress up Days for Berwick Elementary-2019

    *Parents, please adhere to these dress up days so that students do not miss instructional time waiting for a change of clothes as well as having to change.

    **Parents who send children to school in the wrong clothing will be required to bring a change of clothes to meet the day’s activity.

    Day

    Date

    Clothing

    Friday

    October 18, 2019

    Red Ribbon Week Kickoff-Students may wear any Red Ribbon Week shirt or spirit shirt with uniform bottoms.

    Monday

    October 21, 2019

    Wear Red Day

     

    Students may wear a red shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or spirit shirt with uniform bottoms.

    Tuesday

    October 22, 2019

    Stomp Out Drugs

     

    Students may wear regular, full-length blue jeans, boots, and a western shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or spirit shirt. Students who have P. E. must bring tennis shoes.

    Wednesday

    October 23, 2019

    Band Against Bullying

     

    Students may wear an orange shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or spirit shirt with regular, full-length blue jeans.

    Thursday

    October 24, 2019

    Back the Blue

     

    Students may wear a blue shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or a spirit shirt with regular, full-length blue jeans.

    Friday

    October 25, 2019

    Domestic Violence Awareness Day

     

    Students may wear a purple shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or spirit shirt with regular, full-length blue jeans.

    Red Ribbon Week dress up guidelines can be opened and printed in Microsoft word here.

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  • Speak Up: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

    Posted by BES Admin on 10/10/2019

    Be part of the conversation! Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, provides an easy way for district stakeholders to share their views on technology and learning with St. Mary Parish administrators. Your survey answers can affect local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the national dialogue about educational technology. 

    Voluntary participation from educators, staff, parents/guardians, students, and community members in this survey will help us answer important questions about student technology use inside and outside the classroom and about your views concerning key issues impacting the education of our students. 

    Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected and shared the viewpoints of more than 5.7 million participants through its yearly survey. All responses are 100% confidential, and no identifying information is collected about/from any participant. 

    Taking the survey is easy! (approximately 20 minutes)

    1. Open the Speak Up e-flyer in Peachjar OR visit our Project Tomorrow: Speak Up webpage for all school-site survey links. Berwick Elementary's survey can be found here.
    2. Select the right survey for you: 
      • Student in Grades 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12
      • Parent (in English or Spanish)
      • School Employee (Teacher, School Administrator, District Administrator, Librarian, Technology Leader, Other School/District Staff)
      • Member of the Community and Business Partner

    The Speak Up survey will be available through November 1, 2019. 

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  • AR Home Connection/Due Dates

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 9/27/2019

    To check your child's AR progress from home, click here.

    This link can be found on our school's website under "For Parents" then "Check Your Child's AR Progress". AR info can also be found "Library". 

    AR due dates are as follow:

    1st 9 weeks: 10/10 by 3:00 pm

    2nd 9 weeks: 12/20 by 1:00 pm

    3rd 9 weeks: 3/13 by 3:00 pm

    4th 9 weeks: 5/8 by 3:00 pm

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  • Open House (K-5th) and Pre-K dates

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 7/30/2019

    We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 5th at 6:00 pm. Open house is for parents and students (grades kindergarten through 5th). You may bring school supplies with your child on this night. Student schedules will be given out. Students in grades K-5th begin school on Thursday, August 8th. 

    Pre-K parent orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 9:00 am.  This is only for parents of students accepted into the Pre-K program. Pre-K students do not attend this meeting.  

    Pre-K BOYS only will attend Thursday, August 15th. 

    Pre-K GIRLS only will attend Friday, August 16th. 

    All Pre-K students will attend Monday, August 19th.  

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  • 2019-2020 School Supply Lists

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 7/8/2019

    2019-2020 School supply lists for Pre-K through 5th grades can be found here. They are also listed by grade level under the "For Parents" tab. 

    We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 5th at 6:00 pm. Open house is for parents and students (grades kindergarten through 5th). You may bring school supplies with your child on this night. Student schedules will be given out. 

     

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  • Final Report Card

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 5/5/2019

    This year, we are offering parents the opportunity to have their child's report card mailed home.  If you choose this option, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to school by Friday, May 24th.  Report cards will be mailed by Tuesday, May 28th.  If you send an envelope, your child does not have to come to school on Monday, May 27th for report card pick up. 

    NOTE: Envelopes without postage will not be mailed. Also, if your child does not attend the awards ceremony and recives awards, those will not be mailed. You may pick them up during the summer. 

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  • BES Aftercare registration 2019-2020

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 5/1/2019

    BES After Care is currently accepting registration for the 2019-2020 school year. You may view and print the information page here . You may also view and print the registration form here.

    General Information

    Location: BES After School Care Program is located in the Chorus Room.  The door is across from the Berwick Public Library on Fourth St.

    Hours: Monday through Friday - 3:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. - (on regular school days only) After Care will begin on Thursday, August 8th.  *There will be no after care on any of the early dismissal days.

    Registration:

    • $10 nonrefundable -one time registration fee - per student, per school year.
    • Students that are not registered will not be allowed to stay in ASC until the necessary paperwork and fees are collected.

    Student Fees:

    • All fees are due in advance! –All fees are due prior to, or on the first day a student attends for the week / month. Fee schedules will be given to parents at the beginning of the school year, and additional copies will be available in ASC as needed. Fees can be paid by the day, week, or month. Drop in fees must be paid in advance or when the child is picked up. Any student account carrying a balance due, regardless of the amount, will not be allowed to attend ASC. Students will be sent to the office, and parents will be called to come and pick up their child. Cash, Checks, and Money Orders are accepted.  No debit cards or credit cards. Please send payments in an envelope that is clearly labeled with the student’s name(s) and the amount enclosed.
    • Checks are to be made payable to Berwick Elementary School.
    • If you child is considered full time in ASC, payments are due every Monday. If your child is a drop in, the fee is due on the day they attend.
    • Weekly reminders will not be given. Please take care of payments on Mondays. 
    • Afternoon Weekly Fee – 1st Child - $20, each additional child $12 (includes juice & snack)
    • Full payment is required for each day your child attends ASC – regardless if he/she is picked up prior to 5:30 P.M.
    • Daily Drop-In Fee - $5 per child, per day
    • Late Pick-Up Fee: $5 (5:31 P.M. to 5:36 P.M.), per child, $1 per minute (beginning at 5:37 P.M.) Note: After 3rd late fee – Conference with Ms. Domingue
    • NSF Check: $10 per check – Future fees will need to be paid in cash.

    Other Information:

    • Parents are responsible for after school transportation.
    • No medicine will be administered by ASC personnel.
    • ASC is not a homework center but we do our best to complete homework on a daily basis. There are times when we are not able to complete homework and appreciate your understanding with this matter. 
    • We try our best to provide a quiet place and time for students to complete homework; however, parents are asked to check their child’s homework at home. ASC personnel are not responsible for checking to make sure that work is completed or completed correctly. Students are not allowed to return to their classrooms for any items that were forgotten. Please stress responsibility and the importance in packing correctly before leaving their classrooms. 
    • After Care Program was established to provide a safe, inexpensive, after school environment for our students whose parents work; therefore, any student who misbehaves in ASC will be subjected to the same disciplinary actions that would be taken during regular school hours.
    • Students may bring DVDs from home as long as they are rated G and are labeled with their name.
    • Students are allowed to bring their own snacks (no candy or nuts of any kinds) but are not allowed to bring their own drinks.
    • Please notify us of any changes to contact information ASAP.
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  • AR Home Connection

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 2/5/2019

    The link to the AR Home Connection site has changed.  The new link is https://hosted411.renlearn.com/209468/HomeConnect/

    This site gives parents access to your child's AR account to view books read, AR quizzes taken, and how many points students have earned.  Parents can also sign up to receive emails each time your child takes an AR quiz. 

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  • JPAMS Student Progress Center

    Posted by BES Admin on 9/7/2018

    The directions for creating an account and logging into Student Progress Center can be found under "For Parents - Parent Info - JPAMS Student Progress" or by clicking here. 

    ***Please note - the PSN number is the LAST 5 DIGITS OF THE STUDENT'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. 

    JPAMS Student Progress is a secure site for parents/guardians to keep track of a child's grades, attendance, and transcript information.

    • Follow the steps below to set up your account and you will be able to check grades and attendance from home. 

      STEPS TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT 
      (you will need to create a separate account for each child). 

      1. Click on the Student Progress Center.

      2. Click on REGISTER A NEW USER to create an account.
       **You will have to create a separate account for each child.

      3. Click on the arrow under RELATIONSHIP INFORMATION. Select a relation. Under NAME INFORMATION, enter the PARENT’S first name, the PARENT’S middle name, and the PARENT’S LAST NAME. Make sure you enter the information for the person you selected under RELATIONSHIP INFORMATION. The PSN is the last 5 digits of the STUDENT’S social security number. For the address, fill in the home address that is listed with the school. Also, fill in the home phone number that is listed with the school. Click on SUBMIT.  

      4. Create a login name, password, and answers to the 2 security questions. Remember that you must create separate accounts for each child. Choose account names you will remember.  For example, you may choose a login name of LASTNAME1, and change the number for each child. Hit SUBMIT.

      5. Click on LOGOUT. You will then return to the homepage. Enter your Username and Password. You will then click on your child’s name. It will appear in blue.  

       
       Click on the Student Progress Center
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Character Counts!

  • December 16, 2019 - December 20, 2019

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 12/13/2019

    Student: "When you choose joy you feel good and when you feel good, you do good and when you do good it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same."  Anonymous

     

    Staff: "The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us."  -Terri Marshall

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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