Berwick Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • Dr. Teresa Bagwell, Superintendent of St. Mary Parish Schools, has posted a new open letter (April 3) to parents and students on the district website

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #5

    Posted by BES Admin on 4/2/2020

    You can view and download our latest Practice Makes Perfect #5 here.

    Practice Makes Perfect #5

    La práctica hace que sea perfecto #5

    Life Skills: Learn your parents’ phone numbers by heart. Learn your physical address and emergency contact numbers.

    Habilidades para la vida: Aprende los números de teléfono de tus padres de memoria. Conozca su dirección física y sus números de contacto de emergencia.

    Science: Determine and chart the times that different liquids require to turn solid in the freezer.

    Ciencia: Determinar y trazar las veces que los diferentes líquidos requieren para volverse sólidos en el congelador.

    Math: If you have stairs, walk up and count them by ones, twos, threes, etc.

    Matemática: Si tienes escaleras, sube y cuenta por unas, dos, tres, etc.

    Writing: Write a story about a superhero who saves the day. You can use first or third person point of view. Make sure your story has characters, setting, problem, and solution.

    Escritura: Escribe una historia sobre un superhéroe que salva el día. Puede utilizar el punto de vista en primera o tercera persona. Asegúrate de que tu historia tenga personajes, ajustes, problemas y solución.

    Reading: Read your favorite book. Act out the book for your family.

    Lectura: Lee tu libro favorito. Actúa el libro para tu familia.

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  • Second packet pickup

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 3/31/2020

    If you missed the first packet pickup, there is a set of plastic drawers near the main entrance of school where you can get one. We will replenish those packets as needed. Our second (new) packet pickup will be Tuesday, April 7th, 3:30-5:30 on Second Street. However, this time parents and/or children will grab the packets from the tables that will be set up. Teachers will not be handing out packets. If you cannot get here, at least have your child do three things: read, read, and read some more. :) Stay healthy!

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #4

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/31/2020

    You can view and download the 4th Practice Makes Perfect here.

    Practice Makes Perfect! #4

    ¡La práctica hace al maestro! #4

    Creativity:

    Create a board game with math facts or vocabulary words.

    Creatividad:

    Crea un juego de mesa con hechos matemáticos o palabras de vocabulario.

    Math:

    Write your own math word problems, make an answer key, and have someone else in the house solve them. Check his/her work.

    Matemática:

    Escribe tus propios problemas de palabras matemáticas, haz una clave de respuesta y haz que alguien más en la casa los resuelva. Revisa su trabajo.

    Science:

    Sort your clothes into different categories of your choosing.

    Ciencia:

    Ordena tu ropa en diferentes categorías de tu elección.

    Social Studies:

    Draw a map of your home. Label each room. If possible, draw a map of your neighborhood from memory. Label the streets and even friends’ houses if possible.

    Ciencias Sociales:

    Dibuja un mapa de tu casa. Etiqueta cada habitación. Si es posible, dibuja un mapa de tu vecindario de la memoria. Etiqueta las calles e incluso las casas de tus amigos si es posible.

    Art:

    Put your favorite book, toy or souvenir on a small table in the sunlight. Draw or paint a full-color photo of the item.

    Arte:

    Ponga su libro favorito, juguete o recuerdo en una pequeña mesa bajo la luz del sol. Dibuje o pinte una foto a todo color del elemento.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #3

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/26/2020

    You can view and download our third Practice Makes Perfect here

    Stay safe, Panthers! We miss you! 

    Practice Makes Perfect! #3

    ¡La práctica hace al maestro! #3

     Writing:

    Write a letter to your teacher or Ms. Domingue. Tell her five things you learned in school so far this year. If possible, mail it to 400 Texas Street, Berwick, LA 70342.

    Escritura:

    Escriba una carta a su maestra o a la Sra. Domíngue. Dile cinco cosas que aprendiste en la escuela en lo que va del año. Si es posible, envíelo por correo a 400 Texas Street, Berwick, LA 70342.

    Math:

    Play Monopoly and take turns being the banker. Use mental math when possible.

    Matemática:

    Juega al Monopoly y se turna siendo el banquero. Use matemáticas mentales cuando sea posible.

    Science:

    Track and graph the different types of birds that frequent your yard or windows.

    Ciencia:

    Rastrea y grafica los diferentes tipos de aves que frecuentan tu patio o ventanas.

    Reading:

    Alphabetize the spices and/or canned goods in your household.

    Lectura:

    Alfabéticamente las especias y/o productos enlatados en su hogar.

    Music/Poetry:

    Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask him/her to teach you a song or poem from their childhood days.

    Música/Poesía:

    Llame a un abuelo o a un pariente mayor. Pídale que le enseñe una canción o poema de sus días de infancia.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #2

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/23/2020

    You can view and download our second set of suggested activities here.

    Practice Makes Perfect! #2

    ¡La práctica hace al maestro! #2

    Math:

    Cook something that requires a recipe. Teach someone in your household the percent and/or decimal for the fractions used in the recipe.

    Matemática:

    Cocine algo que requiera una receta. Enseñe a alguien en su hogar el porcentaje y/o decimal para las fracciones utilizadas en la receta.

    Reading/Writing:

    Watch a movie or tv show. Write about the characters, setting, and events in the story (the beginning, middle, and end).

    Lectura/Escritura:

    Ver una película o un programa de televisión. Escribe sobre los personajes, la configuración y los eventos de la historia (el principio, el medio y el final).

    Writing:

    Write a letter to an area nursing home resident and mail it. Addresses can be found on the internet.

    Write a letter to a local grocery store or hospital thanking them for the work they are doing during this time. Addresses can be found on the internet.

    Escritura:

    Escriba una carta a un residente de un hogar de ancianos del área y envíela por correo. Las direcciones se pueden encontrar en Internet.

    Escriba una carta a una tienda de comestibles u hospital local agradeciéndoles por el trabajo que están haciendo durante este tiempo. Las direcciones se pueden encontrar en Internet.

    Spelling:

    Have a family spelling bee.

    Ortografía:

    Tener una abeja de ortografía familiar.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect #1

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/19/2020

    We hope you are enjoying time with one another. Check our school website periodically for activities kids can do at no cost to you.  These documents will be entitled "Practice Makes Perfect" and are suggestions to keep students in school mode while we are out. You can view and download the first document here. These documents will also be sent via our Peachjar app to those of you who have chosen to sign up for that. Take care, and stay safe! 

    Practice Makes Perfect! #1

    ¡La práctica hace al maestro! #1

    Math: One or more people: Using a deck of cards (ace-ten), pick two cards. Add, subtract, multiply or divide (if possible) the cards. More than one person-record your answers and see who wins. This can also be done with dice.

    Matemáticas: Una o más personas: Usando una baraja de cartas (ace-ten), elige dos cartas. Sumar, restar, multiplicar o dividir (si es posible) las cartas. Más de una persona registra tus respuestas y ve quién gana. 12 Esto también se puede hacer con dados.

    Writing: Keep a log every day of everything you do. Use everything you know about good writing: capital letters, end punctuation, descriptive words, etc.

    Escritura: Mantenga un registro todos los días de todo lo que hace. Usa todo lo que sabes sobre la buena escritura: mayúsculas, puntuación final, palabras descriptivas, etc.

    Reading: Cut out a newspaper or magazine article or find one on the internet. Circle all the tricky words (lower grades) or summarize the article for someone in your household.

    Lectura: Corte un artículo de periódico o revista o encuentre uno en Internet. Círculo de todas las palabras complicadas (grados más bajos) o resumir el artículo para alguien en su hogar.

    Vocabulary: Write the letters of the alphabet as a list (A-Z). Write an adjective with as many letters of the alphabet as possible. Write more than one for any letter if you can.

    Vocabulario: Escriba las letras del alfabeto como una lista (A-Z). Escribe un adjetivo con tantas letras del alfabeto como sea posible. Escribe más de una para cualquier carta si puedes.

    Science/Social Studies: Take a virtual tour of a zoo, art gallery, or historical landmark. Write three things you learned about what you watched.

    Ciencia/Estudios Sociales: Haga un recorrido virtual por un zoológico, galería de arte o monumento histórico. Escribe tres cosas que aprendiste acerca de lo que viste.

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  • School Closures

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/13/2020

    Governor Edwards has announced that schools will close beginning Monday, March 16th. Students will return to school Monday, April 20th, after the already scheduled spring break. Please follow the media for more developments as the situation continues to unfold. 

    *If your child was scheduled for a field trip, we will do our best to secure another date between April 20th and the close of school. If we cannot reschedule, parents will receive a refund. 

    BES is having difficulty sending JCall/JText at the moment. 

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  • Stop the Spread of Viruses

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/11/2020

    From Mr. Stadalis:  Please be advised that the following recommendations represent best-practices for promoting good health in our community and in our schools.

    At Home and School:

    • The most effective precaution is to wash hands for at least twenty seconds with soap and water
    • Avoid touching nose, eyes, and mouth with your hands
    • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneeze using a tissue, then dispose of the tissue immediately
    • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
    • Do not send students to school who are sick
    • Student absenteeism will be closely monitored
    • Communicate with the school nurse and/or administrator if your child is absent due to respiratory illness, common cold, or flu-like symptoms
    • If any COVID-19 cases are reported in the community, St. Mary Parish Schools will receive further guidance from local health officials and from the Louisiana Department of Health

    School-Wide Preparation:

    • Frequently touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, desks, tables) are being cleaned frequently with effective disinfectants
    • An ample supply of disinfectants is available at all schools
    • Proper hygiene practices are being emphasized to students
    • Daily student attendance is being closely monitored
    • Any critical information or updates will be posted on the district and school websites, notifications will also be sent to local media outlets

    Please view the Peachjar flyer titled "Stop the Spread" for more information. 

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  • Everyone Counts!

    Posted by BES Admin on 3/11/2020

    Berwick Elementary is participating in the U. S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to unite schools around the country in an effort to count every child in the 2020 Census. 

    The national census is conducted every 10 years. Data from this census is used to determine funding for many programs including special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, and school lunch assistance. 

    In mid-March, your family should begin receiving official Census 2020 mail with instructions on how to respond. By April 1, 2020, every home should receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

    • Online.
    • By phone.
    • By mail.

    Berwick Elementary urges every family to participate. The Statistics in Schools flyer in English and Spanish can provide you with additional information for this important upcoming event. You can also find these flyers in our Peachjar E-Flyers area. 

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  • Speak Up Survey!

    Posted by BES Admin on 2/20/2020

    St. Mary Parish has been recognized by Project Tomorrow for its participation and commitment to engaging our stakeholders in local decisions on education issues. The district has earned the Speak Up District of Student Empowerment national distinction for our participation in the Speak Up Research Initiative in October 2019. 

    If you missed the first opportunity to contribute your thoughts to Speak Up, it's not too late. The survey links were reopened on February 1, 2020, and will remain open until May 1 for students in grades 3-12, parents (in English or Spanish), school employees, and community members. 

    Use this link to contribute your ideas and opinions about educational technology, career exploration, and schools of the future: BES Speak Up Survey.

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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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