This week is Secretary's Week. Let's give a big THANK YOU to our superheroes in the front office of our school, Mrs. PAM MAHAFFEY and Mrs. NICKY HAFER!! Without these amazing ladies, our school couldn't run so smoothly! We are so grateful!!
2019-2020 School Supply Sale flyers will go home on Apr. 23, but you may order online now if you want to get a jump on the purchase. As last year, BVE will only make pennies on the dollar for these sales. We do not use this as a fundraiser, but as a convenience for our parents. The website is
ATTENTION PARENTS: Actual testing dates at our school may differ from the district calendar. For BVES testing dates, please check our school's calendar. Use the letter sent home with third through fifth grade to guide you.
New to Bayou Vista Elementary? Any information needed to begin the school year at BVE can be found in the Parents section under Information Needed to Begin School. You may Contact Us for records or other information under About our school.
Parents: Missing a newsletter or flyer that may have been sent home? Register for PeachJar! PeachJar is an email flyer system that sends flyers and newsletters from our school directly to your email. Click on the PeachJar app on our homepage and register your information.
All important new student information can be found under the "For Parents" Section above.
Older Adults Are Hard Hit by Tech Support Scams
Posted by Susan Dupre on 4/5/2019
Online crooks have been exploiting our fear of computer hacking for quite some time. Through a phone call or pop-up warning on your computer, the scammers make you believe that your computer is compromised. They often claim to be from Microsoft or Apple, and they can spoof phone numbers so that the calls appear to be genuine.
Here's the scam: The crooks convince people to hand over remote access to their computers and then proceed to "troubleshoot." Then, they ask for credit card information to cover the cost of repairs that didn't really happen. At the same time, the crooks can and download all files and email messages while they have access to the computer. They can also install spyware that lets them gather information in the future.
Last year, people reported losing $55 million to tech support scams. Credit cards were used most often for payment, and that's good--credit card companies can reverse fraudulent charges. However, some crooks tricked victims into giving them the PIN numbers on the back of iTunes or Google Play gift cards--and that money is simply gone.
People over 60 were five times more likely to report losing money to these scams. Help your family understand how to avoid these scams:
Do not click any links or call a phone number that pops up on your computer screen warning of a problem.
Hang up on unexpected calls from anyone who claims to be tech support.
Don't believe your Caller ID--phone numbers can easily be spoofed.
Never give control of your computer or share passwords with anyone who contacts you.
Keep your security software up-to-date.
If you need help, contact a family member or a computer technician that you trust. Don't rely on a web search.
If you've already been scammed, change any passwords you've shared and scan your computer for malware. If you gave out a credit card number, call the credit card company, and check your statement for unexpected charges.
Finally, if you get a new call about a supposed refund for computer-support scam victims, it's just more scam--hang up immediately.
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