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!
BES will host its annual Grandparents Day on Thursday, November 15th. All sessions (except for PreK) will be held in the cafeteria. Below you will find the schedule for the day. If you have more than one session to attend and they are scheduled too far apart, you are welcome to leave after the first session and return later in the day.
8:15-8:45 2nd grade
9:45-10:15 3rd grade
12:45-1:15 5th grade
1:30-2:00 1st grade
2:15-2:45 4th grade
Prek will host grandparents 10:00-10:30 in the library.
Due to limited space and preparations, grandparents will not be allowed to eat lunch with their grandchildren on this day. You are welcome to eat with your grandchild any other day if you call ahead of time. You also have the opportunity to eat with your grandchild for Brithday table when the child's parents cannot attend.
Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria hallway beginning at 8:00 am. We look forward to seeing you on the November 15th.
With weather permitting, the back gates will be opened at 7:45 to allow for parking.
Beta Club will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to St. Mary Outreach. This will give us a chance to help others during the upcoming holiday season.
We will collect items from Wednesday, November 7th to Wednesday, November 14th. Please send non-expired canned goods or other non-perishables to school on these days. Students are asked to bring their items to the gym before school where Beta members will be collecting.
Our students are traveling to BJHS for Veterans Day Friday, November 9th. Students who do not return a permission slip will not attend. The program will begin at 9:00 am. Veterans of military service will be recognized and honored at this ceremony. Certificates will be prepared for each veteran who attends the ceremony that morning.
Please send your child to school in the following color shirt Friday, November 9th.
K and 1st - SOLID NAVY BLUE shirts with UNIFORM BOTTOMS
2nd and 3rd - SOLID WHITE shirts with UNIFORM BOTTOMS
4th and 5th - SOLID RED shirts with UNIFORM BOTTOMS.
BES will have a free jeans day tomorrow, October 19th. Students may wear a Red Ribbon Week t-shirt, spirit shirt, or uniform shirt with blue jean PANTS. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes for PE if boots are worn. Remember, boots are only acceptable on jeans days.
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!
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!
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.