Berwick Elementary School

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  • $2 jeans and pink shirts

    Posted by BES Admin on 10/10/2018

    BES is hosting an optional pink day tomorrow, Thursday, October 11th.  Students may wear a pink shirt and regular blue jean pants for $2.00.  100% of the money collected will be donated to the MCHS breast cancer fundraiser.  This money will support people in our community who have been diagnosed with this dreadful disease.  If you would like to donate more than $2.00, we would appreciate it. Thank you! 

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  • BES Fundraiser

    Posted by BES Admin on 10/10/2018

    Today is the kickoff of our BES fundraiser.  Each student will receive a fundraising envelope with details about our fundraiser enclosed. The fundraiser ends on Thursday, October 18th at 9:00 am.  Please have all money and forms turned in to the office by that date and time. Thank you for helping us continuously provide for our students!


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  • Reminders

    Posted by BES Admin on 10/2/2018

    Morning Procedures in the Gym: The expectations for the gym are listed below. All students in grades K-5 are expected to follow these procedures every day. Students who routinely enter the gym with nothing constructive to do can be given consequences. 

    * Students must sit quietly with their class and do something constructive. Possible activities include: read a book, study, complete homework, practice math facts, vocabulary words, sight words, draw, or color. 

    Dress Code: Thank you to everyone who ensures their children are in dress code every day. Below you will find details about the dress code in which we are having issues. 

    * Students must wear visible socks without logos. Socks may be white, black, brown, navy, or khaki in color. No other colors are allowed on socks, not even as a trim. 

    * Students must wear belts; they may be black, brown, navy or khaki in color. 

    * The body of jackets/sweatshirts MUST be solid navy, black, khaki, white, or brown without logos or stripes. Regardless of the temperature outside, ALL students are expected to have a jacket that meets the St. Mary Parish dress code.  

    * Gray outerwear is not acceptable at Berwick Elementary as it goes against the SMPSB dress code policy. 

    * Shirts must be tucked in unless the students are in PE or at recess. 

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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. 

      (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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  • AR Info

    Posted by BES Admin on 9/4/2018

    Important AR information is posted under "Library - AR Info" or by clicking here. Due dates for AR points for each 9 weeks can be found there as well as on our BES calendar. 

    Due Dates

    1st Nine Weeks

    10/12 by 3:00 pm


    2nd Nine Weeks

    12/21 by 1:00 pm


    3rd Nine Weeks

    3/15 by 3:00 pm


    4th Nine Weeks

    5/8 by 3:00 pm

    *Please read the beginning of the year library letter that was sent home in test folders for more information about AR and the students reading range (zpd).


    *Students who earn their points for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th nine weeks to be invited to attend the AR Carnival to be held in May.Students must meet their goal during all 4 nine week periods.


    *Students who earn double their points for the1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th will also receive a B.E.S. AR t-shirt.


    *Million Word Readers will also receive an additional t-shirt from SMPSB. The Million Word Reader deadline is April 24, 2019 by 10:00 am.

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  • Picture Day, 8/29

    Posted by BES Admin on 8/28/2018

    Wade Gussman will be here tomorrow, 8/29, to take yearbook pictures. 

    As in the past, the pictures will feature the head and shoulders, but students may wear an outfit of choice with the following exceptions: no spaghetti straps, no flip-flops, no exercise shorts, short skirts, or short shirts, no jeans with holes or shirts with holes. Dresses and skirts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee. Also, leggings must be worn with a long top or tunic. All clothing with writing or symbols must be school-appropriate. Remember to bring tennis shoes for PE. 

    A few weeks after pictures are taken, parents will receive a proof, and it is then that you will have the option to purchase the picture.  If you choose not to do so, you will have another opportunity in the spring. 

    ***Students, if you are in doubt about the outfit you choose, bring a uniform as a backup plan (for after you take your picture) so that your parent/guardian does not have to bring extra clothes to school. 

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  • Dismissal Information

    Posted by BES Admin on 8/8/2018

    Berwick Elementary's dismissal information has been posted and can be found under "For Parents - Dismissal Information". You may also click here.

    Please read this information carefully to help dismissal run smoothly.  If your child is a car rider, please make sure your car sign is hanging visibly.  We suggest clipping the sign to pants hangers and hanging from your rear view mirror. If you need more than one sign, please send a note to your child's teacher.  

    As always - please send a note if there is a change in your child's dismissal routine or in emergency circumstances, call the office.  

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  • After Care Registration Form and Information

    Posted by BES Admin on 8/4/2018

    2018-2019 After care information and an updated registration form have been posted to our website.  You will find them under "For Parents - After School Care" or by clicking here.

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  • 2018-2019 Handbook

    Posted by BES Admin on 7/31/2018

    The 2018-2019 BES Student/Parent Handbook has been posted for your convenience. You will receive a hard copy of this handbook with your child's beginning of the year paperwork.  

    The handbook can be found under "For Parents - 18/19 Student/Parent Handbook". You may also click here.

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  • Open House

    Posted by BES Admin on 7/24/2018

    Berwick Elementary will host Open House on Thursday, August 2nd. 

    Doors open at 5:30 pm, with a presentation beginning in the gym at 6:00 pm. 

    Students and parents are invited to attend. You may bring supplies on this night. 

    We look forward to seeing everyone! 

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  • October 8, 2018 - October 12, 2018

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 10/4/2018

    Student:  "The courage to speak must be matched by the wisdom to listen."  - Charles E. McKenzie


    Staff:  "Not every thought needs to be shared.  Not every opinion should be aired.  If we truly want to be thought leaders, we must lead our own thoughts first."  -Lysa Terkeurst

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  • FEMA Disaster Fraud

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 2/7/2018

    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.

    Source: FEMA impersonators and identity theft

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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