Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 25, 2021. School appropriate casual wear is allowed for these portraits. No money is due at this time Order envelopes will be sent home with proofs! Thank you!
The deadline to order a 2020-2021 yearbook is May 1, 2021. The cost of the yearbook is $25. You can add your child's name stamped on the cover for only $3.00 more. Do not miss this opportunity to preserve your child's memories.
Summer Adventure Camps (June 7 - 22, 2021) will be offered free-of-charge to Pre-K through 5th graders. Students will participate in fun and engaging art, PE, reading/social studies, and math/science activities. This exciting adventure will take place on elementary school campuses in St. Mary Parish.
Daily sessions will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 12:00 PM. Students will be served breakfast and lunch daily. Bus transportation will be provided.
Application information is going home with BES students today, 3/17, with test folders. The forms can also be found at the bottom of this post. Responses must be submitted before April 9, 2021.
Students are expected to work to their fullest potential and behave in such a way that they will learn and not interfere with the learning of their classmates. In addition, student attendance will be carefully monitored to ensure each child receives maximum benefits from this program. Students can be dropped from the program and replaced with other students from the school's waiting list.
The Berwick Elementary BETA Club is excited to host Kindness Week from Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 19. Throughout the week, we will complete a variety of activities. We will also celebrate with the following theme days.
Monday - Hats off to those who sprinkle kindness at home. Students may wear a hat with school uniform bottoms.
Tuesday - Let's team up and sprinkle kindness at school. Students may wear a sports shirt or jersey with school uniform bottoms.
Wednesday - We're so lucky to be surrounded by kind people. Students may wear a green/ St. Patrick’s Day shirt with school uniform bottoms or jeans.
Thursday - We "can" sprinkle kindness in our community. Students may bring a canned good or two to donate to St. Mary Outreach. If a student is not taking a picture with the Easter Bunny but donates a canned good, he/she may wear jeans and a spirit shirt or uniform shirt. No picture with the Easter Bunny or no canned good, please wear regular uniform.
Friday - Panthers sprinkle kindness everywhere. Students return the optional family donut project. Wear regular uniforms.
Thank You For Joining Us In Our Celebration Of Kindness!
The Easter Bunny will be at Berwick Elementary for pictures on Thursday, March 18th. For only $5, your child can take a picture with the Easter Bunny in a school-appropriate outfit of choice. This is for a 5 x 7 photo, and we will put siblings together if parents list all the names on the form.
Forms will go home on Wednesday, March 10th. We will collect money Thursday, March 11th – Wednesday, March 17th. Make checks payable to Berwick Elementary, or send the exact amount of cash.
Starting this year, parents will not be able to bring homemade treats for students' birthdays. You may still bring cupcakes, but they must be store bought. Also the seal cannot be broken. If we reveive any treats that are homemade, your child will not be able to share with classmates and will bring them home. While this is not the best news, we must do what is best to protect the health of all our children. Thank you for understanding.
It has been over a year since COVID-19 made its first appearance in our area. In response to thevirus, we have adapted to new daily routines to help stay safe and healthy: keep your distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands. A few months ago, several vaccines becameavailable, and the scammers of the world saw an opportunity. Because of these quick-thinking scammers, our new daily routines should also include keeping a watchful eye on our bank accounts and personal information and making smart decision when it comes to sharing personal information.
“Fraudsters are always looking to take advantage of significant world events. The COVID-19 pandemic and its corresponding rapid digital acceleration brought about by stay-at-home orders is a global event unrivaled in the online age,” said Shai Cohen, senior vice president of Global Fraud Solutions at TransUnion.
According to Colleen Tressler, the scammers’ newest attempt toswindle your personal information involves sending phony vaccine surveys. Ms. Tressler is with the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education and in her article, she states that these opportunistic scammers are sending emails and text messages with links to surveys. These surveys appear to be legitimate, but it is all an elaborate ruse to steal your personal data. Her advice to avoid being scammedis simple:
Do not click on any links or open attachments.
Do not call or use the number in the email or text.
Do not give out your banking account, credit card, or personal information.
In the same way that we are vigilant in protecting our health, we must also be vigilant in protecting our financial and personal information. Just like viruses, scammers are out there looking for a weak spot to capitalize on – inoculate yourself against these scammers by keeping your information private.
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