2019-2020 School supply lists can be found here. They are also listed by grade level under the "For Parents" tab.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 5th at 6:00 pm. Open house is for parents and students (grades kindergarten through 5th). You may bring school supplies with your child on this night. Student schedules will be given out.
DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES BEFORE JUNE 10TH!
Once again, you have the opportunity to save time and money as well as help Berwick Elementary. You can purchase supply packs for your child/children that will be delivered to school before school starts. The flyer is going home with your child today, but you may also view and print it here.
You have two options for purchasing:
1. You can order online (the fast and convenient way).
Summer is right around the corner and it's time to celebrate all the students' hard work. Our fun-filled field day will be Thursday, May 23 (tomorrow). Students must wear tennis shoes and may wear uniform bottoms with a spirit shirt or colored shirt as stated below for their grade:
1st - purple 2nd - red 3rd - blue 4th - yellow 5th - green
Students have the option to bring their own bottles of water and sunscreen, wear a hat, and bring a change of clothes (spirit shirt & uniform bottoms) as some of the games might be wet and/or messy.
1st - 5th Grades will have Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 24th at 10:00 am in the gym. Parents are welcome to attend. On this day, students may wear their Sunday best to school. Keep in mind that students sit on the floor for the ceremony, so girls should put shorts under their dresses if they choose to wear a dress. Also, the following applies as always:
No spaghetti straps
No jeans with holes
No jeans that are entirely too tight
No low-cut shirts
If a student chooses NOT to wear his/her Sunday best, he/she must attend school in their regular uniform.
Students may dress in Louisiana attire that is appropriate for school and will not interfere with classwork. (NO: shorts unless it is uniform shorts, tank tops, no accessories like toy guns, knives, fishing poles, etc.)
Los estudiantes pueden vestirse con el atuendo de Louisiana que sea apropiado para la escuela y no interferirá con el trabajo de clase. (NO: pantalones cortos, a menos que sean uniformes, camisetas sin mangas, sin accesorios, como pistolas de juguete, cuchillos, cañas de pescar, etc.)
This year, we are offering parents the opportunity to have their child's report card mailed home. If you choose this option, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to school by Friday, May 24th. Report cards will be mailed by Tuesday, May 28th. If you send an envelope, your child does not have to come to school on Monday, May 27th for report card pick up.
NOTE: Envelopes without postage will not be mailed. Also, if your child does not attend the awards ceremony and recives awards, those will not be mailed. You may pick them up during the summer.
Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th. Here is a list of simple suggestions for each day that week. Our teachers truly value all of the love and support they receive from our students and parents. They work so hard to ensure our students are blooming, and we want to show them how much they are appreciated. Please remember this is optional!
Monday - BLOOM - Bring in a flower for your teacher
Tuesday - LETTER - Write a thank you note to your teacher
Wednesday - OPEN SNACK - Bring in a snack for your teacher
Thursday - OFFICE SUPPLIES - Bring school supplies for your teacher
Friday - MIXED DELIGHTS - Be creative and share a smile
BES After Care is currently accepting registration for the 2019-2020 school year. You may view and print the information page here . You may also view and print the registration form here.
Location: BES After School Care Program is located in the Chorus Room. The door is across from the Berwick Public Library on Fourth St.
Hours: Monday through Friday - 3:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. - (on regular school days only) After Care will begin on Thursday, August 8th. *There will be no after care on any of the early dismissal days.
$10 nonrefundable -one time registration fee - per student, per school year.
Students that are not registered will not be allowed to stay in ASC until the necessary paperwork and fees are collected.
All fees are due in advance! –All fees are due prior to, or on the first day a student attends for the week / month. Fee schedules will be given to parents at the beginning of the school year, and additional copies will be available in ASC as needed. Fees can be paid by the day, week, or month. Drop in fees must be paid in advance or when the child is picked up. Any student account carrying a balance due, regardless of the amount, will not be allowed to attend ASC. Students will be sent to the office, and parents will be called to come and pick up their child. Cash, Checks, and Money Orders are accepted. No debit cards or credit cards. Please send payments in an envelope that is clearly labeled with the student’s name(s) and the amount enclosed.
Checks are to be made payable to Berwick Elementary School.
If you child is considered full time in ASC, payments are due every Monday. If your child is a drop in, the fee is due on the day they attend.
Weekly reminders will not be given. Please take care of payments on Mondays.
Afternoon Weekly Fee – 1st Child - $20, each additional child $12 (includes juice & snack)
Full payment is required for each day your child attends ASC – regardless if he/she is picked up prior to 5:30 P.M.
Daily Drop-In Fee - $5 per child, per day
Late Pick-Up Fee: $5 (5:31 P.M. to 5:36 P.M.), per child, $1 per minute (beginning at 5:37 P.M.) Note: After 3rd late fee – Conference with Ms. Domingue
NSF Check: $10 per check – Future fees will need to be paid in cash.
Parents are responsible for after school transportation.
No medicine will be administered by ASC personnel.
ASC is not a homework center but we do our best to complete homework on a daily basis. There are times when we are not able to complete homework and appreciate your understanding with this matter.
We try our best to provide a quiet place and time for students to complete homework; however, parents are asked to check their child’s homework at home. ASC personnel are not responsible for checking to make sure that work is completed or completed correctly. Students are not allowed to return to their classrooms for any items that were forgotten. Please stress responsibility and the importance in packing correctly before leaving their classrooms.
After Care Program was established to provide a safe, inexpensive, after school environment for our students whose parents work; therefore, any student who misbehaves in ASC will be subjected to the same disciplinary actions that would be taken during regular school hours.
Students may bring DVDs from home as long as they are rated G and are labeled with their name.
Students are allowed to bring their own snacks (no candy or nuts of any kinds) but are not allowed to bring their own drinks.
Please notify us of any changes to contact information ASAP.
All flood gates except Texas Street are now closed. For the time being, parents will be allowed to turn left onto Texas if they are coming from Second or Third Street. Also, starting tomorrow, Second Street car riders will be picked up on Texas Street in the afternoon. Please be patient and drive with caution so we can keep our children safe. Thank you.
Due to the rising waters, the town of Berwick has had to close some of the flood gates. Currently, the Mound Street gate, which is used for afternoon dismissal on Second Street, is still open. If this gate closes, an electronic text will be sent to parents, and those car riders who are normally picked up on Second Street will be picked up on Texas Street near the main building.
In her article Make It a Scam-Free Vacation, Lisa Lake from the Federal Trade Commission offers steps to prevent your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare.
First: Do your homework.
In addition to getting recommendations from family and friends, do some online research on travel companies, hotels and agents with the words scam, review, or complaint.
Consider extra costs. Resort fees and taxes can add $50 or more to a nightly hotel cost.
Before you book, read the cancellation and refund policies for any destination.
Only buy travel insurance from a licensed agent.
Bring a copy of the trip confirmation details, including the rate and extras you were promised.
Second: Be travel smart.
Don't pay for "prize" vacations. No real company will ask you to pay for a prize--and be careful about booking with a resort or timeshare offer, which may include the need to pay taxes or fees, plus high-pressure sales pitches.
Don't sign anything until you know what you are getting.
Use a credit card, which gives you more protection than paying with cash or a debit card.
Third: Protect your identity.
Take only the IDs and credit/debit cards you really need. Also, make copies of these, too, and carry the copies in a separate location so that you can more easily report lost or stolen cards.
Bring a copy of your insurance card.
Don't assume a Wi-Fi hotspot in a hotel, restaurant, or airport is secure. Avoid using mobile apps that require personal or financial information or use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service.