Berwick Elementary School

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  • Schools and offices of the St. Mary Parish School Board will be closed on Wednesday, October 28th. Students will be scheduled for distance learning on that day in preparation for Hurricane Zeta. More information is available on the district website.

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Berwick Elementary News

  • Halloween treats

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 10/23/2020

    The excitement for Halloween is building here at B. E. S. While we know that many of you will probably send treats to school, please note that due to Covid, we cannot accept any homemade treats (no homemade cookies, cupcakes, cakes, etc.). Some of you also enjoy making treats that look like Halloween characters, and in the past we have been able to accept them. However, this year we will not be able to do so. We can only accept store bought treats that are individually wrapped. Any treats that are delivered to school that do not follow the protocol will be sent back home. Thank you for understanding.

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  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 10/23/2020

    Red Ribbon Week (RRW) Dress up Days for Berwick Elementary-2020

    *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

    Monday

    October 26, 2020

    Wear Red Day

     

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

    Tuesday

    October 27, 2020

    “Life and Drugs Don’t Mix”

     

    Students may wear mismatched socks and shoes with a Red Ribbon Week shirt or spirit shirt and uniform bottoms.

     

    Wednesday

    October 28, 2020

    Band Against Bullying

     

    Students may wear an orange shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or spirit shirt with regular, full-length blue jeans (no blue jean shorts).

    Thursday

    October 29, 2020

    Back the Blue

     

    Students may wear a blue shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, or a spirit shirt with regular, full-length blue jeans (no blue jean shorts).

    Friday

    October 30, 2020

    Domestic Violence Awareness Day

     

    Students may wear a purple shirt, Red Ribbon Week shirt, spirit shirt, or school-appropriate Halloween shirt with regular, full-length blue jeans (no blue jean shorts).

     

    Semana de la Cinta Roja (RRW)  Días de Vestir para la Primaria Berwick-2020

    *Padres, por favor, se adhieran a estos díasde vestir para que los estudiantes no sepierdan   el tiempo de instrucción esperando un cambio de tela,así como tener que cambiar.

    **Los padres que envíen a los niños a la escuela con la ropa equivocada tendrán que traer un cambio de ropa para cumplir con la actividad del día.

    Día

    Fecha

    Ropa

    Lunes

    2 de octubre6, 2020

    Día Rojo De Wear

     

    Los estudiantes pueden usar una  camisa roja, una camisa de la Semana de la Cinta Roja o una camisa espiritual con los fondos uniformes..

    Martes

    2 de octubre7, 2020

    "La vida y las drogas no se mezclan"

     

    Los estudiantes pueden usar calcetines y zapatos no coincidentes con una camisa Red Ribbon Week o camisa espiritual y fondos uniformes.

     

    Miércoles

    2 de octubre8, 2020

    Banda contra el bullying

     

    Los estudiantes pueden usar unacamisa n naranja, camisa Red Ribbon Week, o camisa espiritual con  jeans azules regulares, de cuerpo entero  (sin pantalones cortos de jean azul)..

    Jueves

    2 deoctubre,2020

    Back the Blue

     

    Students puede llevar  una  camisa azul,  camisa Red Ribbon Week,o una camisa de espíritu  con jeans azules regulares, de longitud completa regular (sin pantalones cortos de jean azul)..

    Viernes

    30 deoctubre, 2020

    Día de Concientización sobre la Violencia Doméstica

     

    Los estudiantes pueden usar una camisa púrpura, camisa de la semana de la cinta roja, camisa de espíritu,o camisa de Halloween apropiada para la escuela  con  jeans azules regulares, de longitud completa  (sin pantalones cortos de jean azul)..

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  • $2 Jeans and shirt of choice days

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 10/14/2020

    Tomorrow and Friday students may wear jeans and a shirt of choice for only $2.00 ($1.00 per day). All money raised will be used to help with funeral expenses for Mrs. Kit's daughter. If you can donate more, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to our kind and generous community! 

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  • Birthday treats this year

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 9/3/2020

    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. 

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  • Back to School!

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/31/2020

    Berwick Elementary Back to School September 8th and September 9th

    PARENTS: As you know, our students will be split into two groups for the first two days of school only. Below you will find each homeroom teacher and how her class is split. Find your child’s teacher and identify which day he/she attends based on the child’s last name.

    ***If you did not pick up your child’s schedule on August 7th, call the office to find out who your child’s teacher will be or email Mrs. Hebert (mhebert@stmaryk12.net) or Mrs. Comeaux (bcomeaux@stmaryk12.net) as soon as possible. You may also email Ms. Domingue (ddomingue@stmaryk12.net) but she will be unavailable Thursday, September 3rd and Friday, September 4th.

    Teacher/Grade

    Tuesday

    September 8th

    Wednesday

    September 9th

    Knight (K)

    K-Z

    A-J

    Henry (K)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Arcemont (K)

    K-Z

    A-J

    Templet (1st)

    K-Z

    A-J

    Morales (1st)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Beam (1st)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Pitre (2nd)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Nolting (2nd)

    H-Z

    A-G

    S. Adams (2nd)

    K-Z

    A-J

    K. Landry (3rd)

    N-Z

    A-M

    Hanagriff (3rd)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Duplantis (3rd)

    H-Z

    A-G

    Opiela (4th)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Jaet (4th)

    N-Z

    A-M

    Cronier (4th)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Gagneaux (5th)

    I-Z

    A-H

    C. Landry (5th)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Aucoin (5th)

    H-Z

    A-G

    VIRTUAL STUDENTS: We are awaiting computers for those who need them. Once we have them and have our checkout process established, you will be notified of the day and time for pickup. Even if you do not need a computer, all parents of virtual students will be required to come to school to pick up workbooks, lunch cards, first day paperwork, etc.

    Primaria Berwick Regreso a la Escuela 8de septiembre y 9 de septiembreth

    PARENTS: Como usted sabe, nuestros estudiantes se dividirán en dos grupos sólo durante los dos primeros días de la escuela. A continuación encontrará a cada maestro de aula y cómo se divide su clase. Encuentre al maestro de su hijo e identifique a qué día asiste según el apellido del niño.

    Si no recogió el horario de su hijo el 7deagosto, llame a la oficina para averiguar quién será el maestro de su hijo o envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Hebert(mhebert@stmaryk12.net)o a la Sra. Comeaux (bcomeaux@stmaryk12.net) tan pronto comosea posible. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a la Sra. Domingue(ddomingue@stmaryk12.net),pero no estará disponible el jueves 3rd de septiembre y el viernes 4 de septiembre.th.

    Profesor/Grado

    Martes

    8de septiembre

    Miércoles

    9de septiembre

    Knight (K)

    K-Z

    A-J

    Henry (K)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Arcemont (K)

    K-Z

    A-J

    Templet (1st)

    K-Z

    A-J

    Morales (1st)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Beam (1st)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Pitre (2nd)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Nolting (2nd)

    H-Z

    A-G

    S. Adams (2nd)

    K-Z

    A-J

    K. Landry (3rd)

    N-Z

    A-M

    Hanagriff (3rd)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Duplantis (3rd)

    H-Z

    A-G

    Opiela (4th)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Jaet (4th)

    N-Z

    A-M

    Cronier (4th)

    I-Z

    A-H

    Gagneaux (5th)

    I-Z

    A-H

    C. Landry (5th)

    M-Z

    A-L

    Aucoin (5th)

    H-Z

    A-G

    ESTUDIANTES VIRTUALES: Estamos esperando computadoras para aquellos que los necesitan. Una vez que los tengamos y tengamos nuestro proceso de pago establecido, se le notificará del día y la hora de recogida. Incluso si usted no necesita una computadora, todos los padres de estudiantes virtuales tendrán que venir a la escuela para recoger libros de trabajo, tarjetas de almuerzo, papeleo del primer día, etc.

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  • Return to school Information

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/22/2020

    We have just learned that K-5 students will once again be split into two groups but only for the first two days of school. Half the students will come on Tuesday, September 8th, and half will come on Wednesday, September 9th. Specific information about when your child/children will attend will be released next week.

    The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) has declared that neck gaiters and vented masks are not acceptable forms of face coverings. While we realize parents might have secured these items already, it is out of our control what the health officials deem appropriate to stop the spread of Covid. Please help us keep everyone safe by sending your child with masks that follow the OPH and SMP guidelines. We know this is not ideal, but we want to do everything in our power to keep our children healthy. Thank you.

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  • Deadline for virtual learning

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/17/2020

    Attention: the deadline for virtual registration is Wednesday, August 19th at the close of school. If you originally scheduled to go virtual and you want to switch to in person, you must do that by Wednesday as well. Thanks for helping us prepare for an amazing 2020-2021 school year.

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  • How to Access Virtual Learning Meetings

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/10/2020

    Parent of Students Who are Enrolled in Virtual Learning:

    Follow these steps to access one of the meetings being offered August 11th.

    1. Go to www.stmaryk12.net.

    2. Click on “Calendar” at the top and to the right.

    3. You will see our district calendar for August. Click on August 11th.

    4. This will bring you to the day’s activities. There will be two possible boxes, one for each of the meetings for parents of elementary virtual students. Select the time that fits you better (either 1:00-2:00 or 5:30-6:30).

    5. Click “Join the Meeting,” and that will take you into the meeting.

    ***Be sure to join the meeting 15 minutes prior to the start time.

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  • School start date pushed back

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/7/2020

    Our first day of school has been pushed back to September 8th.  On this day, all students in K-5 who are doing in-person learning will come to school. There will be no split A/B days in the beginning as was originally planned. Pre-K students will start a few days later, and we will let you  know the dates as soon as we know.

    The parent orientation for virtual students will be a virtual orientation; parents will not be coming on campus. The district will post a link on the district homepage, and we will send it out as soon as we have it. Parents will use the link to participate in the meeting. The dates and times are as follows: Elementary-Aug. 11th at 1:00 and 5:30. Middle School-Aug. 13th at 1:00 and 5:30. High School-Aug. 10th and Aug. 12th at 5:30. If you have questions, email Ms. Domingue. Computers will be distributed once we receive them, which at this time we do not have an arrival date. *NOTE: The first day paperwork that was sent home with your child's virtual schedule must be returned to school as soon as possible. You may mail it back or drop it off at the office.

    Keep reading, panthers! Take care and know that we miss you! 

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  • Welcome Back to School 2020-2021!

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/3/2020

    You can view and download our back to school information in English here and in Spanish here.

    Welcome Back to School!

    Students and Parents: Below you will find important information about back to school. Please read it carefully and call the office (384-8355) or email Ms. Domingue if you have questions (ddomingue@stmaryk12.net).

    Schedule Pickup: We will hand out student schedules in a drive-through format just as we did with school supplies. Virtual students may also pick up schedules at this time. Details are below.

                Date:               Thursday, August 6th

                Times:             7:00 am - 8:30 am and 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

                Location:         Students with last names beginning A-F will pick up on Second Street.

                                        Students with last names G-L will pick up on Texas Street.

                                        Students with last names M-Z will pick up on Fourth Street.

    NOTE: If you have more than one child with different last names, the schedules will be             together according to the oldest child’s last name.

    Masks: Masks are required for 3rd – 5th graders and are encouraged for younger students if they can tolerate them. ***Please send an extra mask daily for your child.

    August 10th – 14th Schedule: You will find a sticker on your child’s schedule that shows which days he/she will be attending school the first week.

    August 10th:  Only select students attend this day (Group A). You can find this on your child’s schedule.

    August 11th: The remaining students attend this day (Group B). Again, you can find this on your child’s schedule.

    August 12th: Students who attended on the 10th (Group A) attend on this day.

    August 13th: Students who attended on the 11th (Group B) attend on this day.

    August 14th: No students attend school.

    Morning Arrival: Due to the social distancing mandate, we must adjust our morning arrival. Please follow the schedule below.

                7:25     Working parents may begin dropping off their children.

                7:35     Walkers may begin arriving at school.

                7:45     Parents who do not work may begin dropping off their children.

    Dismissal:  Thank you to everyone who has sent us their child’s dismissal thus far. If you have not, it is vital that you call the office, email Ms. Domingue or send a note on the first day of school that tells your child’s teacher how he/she will get home.

    *In accordance with the governor’s mandate, parents will not be able to walk their children to class on the first day of school.

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Character Counts!

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 9/18/2020

    Student: "When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." -Elon Musk

    Staff: "If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."  -Barbara Colorose

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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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