Berwick Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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District Notifications

  • The Office 365 portal link on district websites is now available. Users should use the portal to gain access to applications and email until further notice.

    New employees will be issued accounts as soon as the system upgrades are completed.

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Berwick Elementary News

  • Pre-K Information

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/3/2020

    BES Pre-K Beginning of School Information 

    August 13th – Virtual Parent Orientation (details to come soon)

    August 19th – Pre-K Boys only

    August 20th – Pre-K Girls only

    August 21st – ALL PreK students attend

     

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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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  • BES After Care information 2020-2021

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 7/17/2020

    After care information and registration forms have been posted. You can view and download the information here. You can view and download the registration form here.

    You can also view this information on our website under For Parents - After Care. 

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  • Mask Guidelines

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 7/16/2020

    Mask guidelines for the 2020-2021 schooll year can be viewed here.

    Guidelines for Masks (required in grades 3rd – 12th)

    Masks are to align with the dress code policy.

    • No logos except those that have the school’s name, mascot, or other logo as approved to promote school spirit.
    • May be solid in color or appropriate print
    • No inappropriate statements, pictures, or gestures
    • No bandanas of any color are not to be utilized as face coverings
    • Plastic face shields are not to be worn by students
    • Neck gaiters may be worn with appropriate print
    • While inside the school facility, students in grades prekindergarten through 2 may wear a face covering.

     Directrices para máscaras (requeridas en los grados 3rd  – 12th)

    Las máscaras se alinean con la política de código de vestimenta.

    • No hay logotipos excepto aquellos que tienen el nombre de la escuela, mascota u otro logotipo según lo aprobado para promover el espíritu escolar.
    • Puede ser sólido en color o impresión apropiada
    • Sin declaraciones, imágenes o gestos inapropiados
    • No se deben utilizar pañuelos de ningún color como revestimientos faciales
    • Los protectores faciales de plástico no deben ser usados por los estudiantes
    • Los caimanes de cuello se pueden usar con una impresión adecuada
    • Mientras están dentro de las instalaciones de la escuela, los estudiantes en los grados prekindergarten a 2 pueden usar una cubierta facial.

     

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  • 2020-2021 School Supply Lists

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 7/8/2020

    School supply lists for the 2020-2021 School year can be viewed and dowloaded here. 

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  • Report Card Pickup During Summer

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 5/28/2020

    If you were unable to come pick up supplies and report cards on Tuesday, the office staff and administration will be here all summer for you to come by. If you call ahead, we can have your stuff ready for you: 384-8355. We hope you all enjoy the summer!

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  • Free AR Book Info!

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 4/27/2020

    Looking for free AR books to read?
    Check out these eBooks vendors that are giving us free trials.

    MyOn Reader Thousands of digital books with optional reading supports for students from pre-K through grade 12. Click on Search and then click on the little blue funnel then search for the AR Book Level (A – ATOS). Select the book you would like to read, then click on i- info to find the AR quiz number. 

    Go to: https://www.myon.com/school/stmaryparismyonreaderprogram

    Log in with the following credentials:
    Student Username: stmary
    Student Password: stmary

    My Capstone Library

    This site features over 3,000 interactive AR eBooks!   You can search for AR books by reading levels (ATOS) in the menu bar on the left. Select the book you would like to read and click on Book Information to find the quiz numbers. 

    Go to: http://mycapstonelibrary.com/

    Log in with the following credentials: Click on Log in with Capstone Interactive

    Username: continue

    Password: reading

    EBSCO eBooks
    840 multi-user electronic books are available through EBSCO.   In the menu bar on the left look for Accelerated Reader and click Yes.  Select the book you would like to read, when you click on details you will see the reading level and points, but the quiz numbers aren’t given.  You will have to search for the book by title and Arthur when you log into AR.  It would be a good idea to write it down to help in making sure you select the correct book. 

    Go to:
    http://library.esebco.com/site/login?fbclid=IwAR2Vwud9GqyjDOdYm80FeeQAI_6b08HWoETD2exHGM-OmeI5gnblFGbz9Uk

    Log in with the following credentials:

    Username:  keepreading

    Password:  sebco

    Student ID# 1

    Abdo Digital Bookshelf
    Free access to thousands of eBooks through June 2020. No username/password is necessary. Type in AR in the search book. Select the book you would like to read, when you click on details you will see the reading level (ATOS), but the quiz numbers aren’t given.  You will have to search for the book by title and Arthur when you log into AR.  It would be a good idea to write it down to help in making sure you select the correct book. 

    Go to: https://abdodigital.com/?tk=414F33301B8E136DEE3F0A93BF1795E1.

    MackinVia

    This publisher is giving free access to 100s of Mackin classics. Type in AR in the search book. Select the book you would like to read, scroll down to title details and next to Accelerated Reader you will see reading level, points, and quiz Number. 

    Go to: https://www.mackinvia.com/

    Log in with the following credentials:

    School Library Name: Berwick Elementary Berwick, LA

    Username: bes1

    Password: susu624

    Follett Destiny Discover

    Follett is providing free access to Lightbox & AV2 interactive electronic books. Type in AR in the search book.  Over 2,000 AR books will appear.  The site doesn’t give any book levels, points, or quiz numbers but I was told they are working on adding this.  You will have to search for the book by title and Arthur when you log into AR.  It would be a good idea to write it down to help in making sure you select the correct book. 

    Go to: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/68994

    Log in with the following credentials:

    Username:  guest

    Password:  follett

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #8

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 4/23/2020

    Parents, please ensure your children are completing the packets that the school distributed on March 17th and April 7th.  Also, there are numerous fun learning websites you can access through the SMP web page. Click: Parents/Students, Learn-at-Home, then select the appropriate grade level. Happy learning! 

    You can view and download our latest set of Practice Makes Perfect #8 here.

    Practice Makes Perfect #8

    La práctica hace que la práctica sea perfecta #8

    Science: Use household materials to make and play stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.

    Ciencia: Utilice materiales domésticos para hacer unnd tocar instrumentos de cuerda, percusión y viento.

    Technology: Log on to the St. Mary Parish home page. Click: Parents/Students, Learn-at-Home, select your grade level. Select a learning site to visit and spend 30 minutes on that site.

    Tecnología: Inicie sesión en la página de inicio de la Parroquia de Santa María. Haga clic en: Padres/Estudiantes, Aprender en casa, seleccione su nivel de calificación. Seleccione un sitio de aprendizaje para visitar y pasar 30 minutos en ese sitio.

    Writing: Write a letter to a student in the grade below your current grade. Tell him or her what you liked about school this year and what you learned this year. Also, tell that student about your teachers. You can mail your letter to 400 Texas Street, Berwick, LA 70342. Put it to your teacher’s attention, and she will share it with her class next year.

    Escritura: Escriba una carta a un alumno en la calificación por debajo de su calificación actual.  Dile lo que te gustó de la escuela este año y lo que aprendiste este año. Además, cuéntale a ese estudiante acerca de tus maestros. Puede enviar su carta por correo al 400 de Texas Street, Berwick, LA 70342. Pónganlo en la atención de su maestra, y ella lo compartirá con su clase el próximo año.

    Math (budgeting):

    1. Make a list of ten things you want from any local store/vendor.
    2. Ask your parent or older sibling to help you research the cost of those items.
    3. How much do your items cost all together?
    4. If you were given $100…
      1. Which of those items could you purchase?
      2. Would you have money left over? If so, how much?
      3. Would you have to omit some items?
    5. Write a sentence or two about what you learned about budgeting.

    Matemáticas (presupuesto):

    1. Haga una lista de diez cosas que desea de una tienda localny /vendor.
    2. Pídele a tus padres o hermanos mayores que te ayuden a investigar el costo de esos artículos.
    3. ¿Cuánto cuestan todos juntos tus artículos?
    4. Si te dieron $100...
      1. ¿Cuál de esos artículos podría comprar?
      2. ¿Le sobras dinero? Si es así, ¿cuánto?
      3. ¿Tendría sin tener que omitir algunos artículos?
    5. Escribe una o dos frases sobre lo que aprendiste sobre el presupuesto.

     

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #7

    Posted by BES Admin on 4/23/2020

    You can view and download our latest Practice Makes Perfect here.

    Practice Makes Perfect #7

    La práctica hace que la #7

    Life Skill: Set three goals for this week, one to complete by the end of the day, one to complete by the middle of the week, and one to complete by Sunday. Write the goals down and track your progress toward reaching them.

    Ex: Clean your room. Finish reading a book you started. Find three things you no longer wear, use or play with, and donate them to someone in need.

    Habilidad de vida: Establece tres metas para esta semana, una para completar al final del día, una para completar a mediados de la semana y otra para completar para el domingo. Anota las metas y realiza un seguimiento de tu progreso hacia su consecución.

    Por ejemplo: Limpie su habitación. Termina de leer un libro que empezaste. Encuentra tres cosas con las que ya no usas, usas o juegas, y doínalas a alguien que lo necesites.

    Reading: Read a new book this week. Then, write a different ending to the story. Share it with your family.

    Lectura: Lea un nuevo libro esta semana. Luego, escribe un final diferente a la historia. Compártelo con tu familia. 

    Science: Sit silently for 15 minutes and write down every sound you hear. At the end of 15 minutes, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, manmade vs. naturally occurring).

    Ciencia: Siéntate en silencio durante 15 minutos y escribe cada sonido que escuches. Al final de 15 minutos, clasificar los sonidos (tono alto / bajo, volumen alto / bajo, artificial frente a natural mente).

    Math: Create your own flashcards with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. If needed, ask an adult for help and be sure to write the answers on the back. Practice the flashcards until you get 100% correct. Then, work on obtaining 100% correct while increasing the speed at which you go through the cards.

    Matemáticas: Crea tus propias tarjetas con hechos matemáticos. Si es necesario, pida ayuda a los adultos y asegúrese de escribir las respuestas en la parte posterior. Practica las tarjetas hasta que tengas el 100% de razón. Luego, trabaja en obtener 100% correcto mientras aumentas la velocidad a la que pasas por las cartas.

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  • READ!

    Posted by BES Admin on 4/16/2020

    "With the announcement of schools being closed for the rest of the year, many people are worried about students missing important instruction. As an educator, it is my opinion that the students that will be most impacted by this closure are emerging readers. When we stop instruction for the regular summer months we see the "summer slide" when students show regression in reading levels. Five months without reading practice will set emerging readers back so far that they may spend the rest of their education playing catch-up. The best thing you can do for your children during this time is to read with them and ask them to practice reading books that are appropriate for their reading level. The reading gaps will take much more time to fix than the math, science and social studies gaps. If a student struggles to read, they will struggle across the board in academics." - Natalie Guzzetta Davis

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Character Counts!

  • March 9, 2020 - March 13, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 3/6/2020

    Student: "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  -John Wooden

     

    Staff: "Be brave, teachers. Today you may face big challenges, impossible tasks or difficult problems. Or you may not, and your students might. Whatever the case, put on your brave face and teach on!"   -Unknown

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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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