This year we are excited to announce that we are hosting a Vocabulary Celebration in honor of Literacy Week in the month of February. All students are invited to participate, but this is not mandatory. On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, students will be allowed to dress like a unique vocabulary word. We are encouraging words that students will have to look for the meaning in the dictionary such as abundance, ponderous, vaporize, illuminate and so forth. Please try to be creative as possible because prizes will be awarded. Costumes and materials have to be school appropriate. The word and definition should be displayed big enough for others to see somewhere on the student. We are excited and look forward to seeing what the students create.
In order to be considered for a prize, this sheet (download and print here) must be completed and turned in to your teacher by February 28th, 2019.
The St. Mary Parish Student Art Show, which targets students who are creative and love to sketch, paint, or sculpt, is a wonderful opportunity to share visual art talents with people across St. Mary Parish as well as individuals visiting the district for the Mardi Gras season. Artwork will remain on display for public viewing throughout the month of March at the Artists Guild Unlimited of Morgan City.
Winners will be chosen and honored at an Awards Reception to be held at the close of the show.
All St. Mary students (public and non-public) are invited to enter artwork. Students may pick up an entry form with additional details in the front office of any district school. Copies of the form and more information can be viewed and printed here.
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.
Tickets will be sold at the door, but avoid standing in line! Get your Quarterfest tickets in advance! Forms are going home with students on Monday, January 28th. A printable version of the form can be found here.
Concession Booth: Nachos, hot dogs, pizza & drinks
$2.00 for food $1.00 for drinks or pickles
25 cents for each Game
Advance ticket sale is: Tuesday, January 29th - Monday, February 4th. (Tickets can only be bought in $5.00 bundles.)
Tickets can be bought in advance by filling out the bottom part of this form and sending it and the money to school with your child. (Checks should be payable to Berwick Elementary.)
IF YOU CAN DONATE....
We are collecting new toys, books, trinkets, etc. to be used in our raffle booth at Quarterfest. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please send them to school by Thursday, Jan. 31.
Quarterfest will be held February 7th at the Berwick Civic Center (5:30-7:30). To help offset the cost of hosting the carnival (prizes, food, games, etc.) we are having a $2 jeans and school-appropriate shirt of choice day on Monday, January 28th. If your child would like to participate, please send $2 (per child) to school on Monday. If you would like to donate more than $2, it would be much appreciated. Students who wear boots MUST bring tennis shoes for PE.
Quarterfest presale tickets will be sold January 29th - February 4th. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of Quarterfest if you miss the presale.
B. E. S. will celebrate the 100th day of school on Thursday, January 24th. Students may decorate a shirt with 100 school-appropriate items of choice and wear it to school with uniform bottoms on this day.
Sample items you can use to decorate your shirt are listed below. Please note that these are just examples and is not an all-inclusive list. Examples: Kittens, puppies, numbers 1-100, race cars, crayons, cotton balls, basketballs, footballs, shoes, pencils, books, crowns.
We are hosting a fundraiser to assist in purchasing student computers for the classrooms. While we do already have some computers, it is our hope that in the future, classes will not have to share them.
Therefore, December 17th-21st will be an optional jeans WEEKfor $5 per FAMILY. With the jeans, students may wear Christmas shirts or spirit shirts with accessories such as reindeer antlers, Santa hats, light up necklaces, etc. However, if any of these accessories disrupt the learning environment, teachers will take the accessories and return them to the students at the end of the day. Students who wear boots with jeans MUST bring tennis shoes for PE. If you would like to donate more than $5, it would be greatly appreciated.
** NOTE: Refunds will not be given if students are absent for a day or simply decide to not wear jeans.
Also, January 7th, the day we return from Christmas break, will be a free jeans and spirit shirt day for all students!
As we journey through this special time of year, we are reminded that there are less fortunate people all around us. BES will again collect toys for both Toys for Tots and the Berwick Police Department beginning November 29th until December 19th. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy and helping us teach our children to help others when possible. As always, participation is optional. We sincerely thank you for your contribution and for all that you continue to do to support BES.
Toys may be turned in to Ms. Domingue, Mrs. Comeaux, Mrs. Mayon, or the main office in the morning before school. There will be a Christmas ornament to fill out here at school, and they will be posted in the main hallway to display the generosity. Please remind your child to pick up a tag when the toy is brought to school. Thank you!
If you've been affected by a recent natural disaster, has someone called and asked you to verify your FEMA registration?
Multiple complaints have been filed by people who have been scammed by thieves pretending to be employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These include survivors from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as victims of the California wildfires.
Victims have received phone calls asking them for personal information--even though they didn't apply for FEMA assistance.
When victims do try to apply for FEMA assistance, they discover that someone has already applied using their names because they receive a "verification error."
People claiming to be FEMA inspectors have been asking to gain entry to damaged homes. These individuals wear a shirt or jacket with the FEMA name, but they do not possess a FEMA photo ID badge.
Inspectors ask for money before starting an inspection. (Federal and state workers will never ask for or accept money.
If you or someone you know may have fallen victim to or have knowledge of these types of frauds, visit the FEMA Disaster Fraud page for more information.