Berwick Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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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!

  • October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 10/10/2019

    Student: "The simple act of caring is heroic."  -Edward Albert

     

    Staff: "To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to CARE."  -Mandy Hale

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • Scholarship Scams and How to Avoid Them

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 10/9/2019

    It's that time of year when high school seniors who plan to pursue university degrees begin considering exactly how much getting there will cost. After all, even though a TOPS award will help with tuition, the other things--books, transportation, housing, food--are still costs that must be met. Unfortunately, the Internet has made scamming current and potential college students much easier. 

    For example, a recent email urged recipients to apply for a $1000 nationwide scholarship with no eligibility requirements.  However, the scholarship website included no contact information and no listing of past award winners. By offering $1000 (with no evidence that any money was awarded to students), these crooks collected the personal information of thousands of unwary high school seniors and created a database which was later sold to other scammers.  

    Another email scholarship offer requires students to sign up for an account with a "homework helper" website before applying for the scholarship. While this company does award the scholarships, they also use the application information to entice students to pay $10/month for their service once they enter college.  Student quickly discover that they have been charged up front for the entire year and that the website does not contain enough information to be helpful at all.

    Since identity theft and financial loss are primary concerns, students should look for these red flags before completing any online scholarship application: 

    • An Application or Disbursement Fee: No legitimate scholarship will collect money for handling or processing.

    • Membership Requirements: If you are already a member of a group that offers a scholarship, that's great--the applicant pool will be smaller. However, if you have to buy something or join an organization where fees are required, skip it. Claims like "We Have Exclusive Access to . . . " or "We'll Do All the Work for You" should be warning signs.

    • "You've Won!" or "You've Been Selected" Without an Application:  A phone call or email that says you've won something should be immediately questioned, particularly if you didn't apply.

    • Unclear Eligibility Requirements: Legitimate scholarships will have a list of requirements. If anyone can apply, it may be a scam.
       
    • Missing Information: Anyone can create a scholarship website. Does the website provide clear contact information and represent a legitimate company? When you ask questions, are they answered promptly? Is there evidence of past winners? If not, skip this one.

    • Requiring Too Much Personal Information:  Any scholarship that asks for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account information should be immediately red-flagged. Check the privacy policy, too, if you are asked to disclose information about personal attributes that you might like to keep private.
       
    • Spelling or Grammar Errors: Scholarships are serious matters, and the providers will make sure their applications and websites are professional.
       
    • Scholarship Seminars: In these "informational" sessions, representatives often pressure you into buying access to a scholarship search or resume preparation service. In some cases, the product is not even related to a scholarship--it's a time share or life insurance policy. Just skip this, too. 

     

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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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