B. E. S. will celebrate the 100th day of school on Thursday, January 24th. Students may decorate a shirt with 100 school-appropriate items of choice and wear it to school with uniform bottoms on this day.
Sample items you can use to decorate your shirt are listed below. Please note that these are just examples and is not an all-inclusive list. Examples: Kittens, puppies, numbers 1-100, race cars, crayons, cotton balls, basketballs, footballs, shoes, pencils, books, crowns.
We are hosting a fundraiser to assist in purchasing student computers for the classrooms. While we do already have some computers, it is our hope that in the future, classes will not have to share them.
Therefore, December 17th-21st will be an optional jeans WEEKfor $5 per FAMILY. With the jeans, students may wear Christmas shirts or spirit shirts with accessories such as reindeer antlers, Santa hats, light up necklaces, etc. However, if any of these accessories disrupt the learning environment, teachers will take the accessories and return them to the students at the end of the day. Students who wear boots with jeans MUST bring tennis shoes for PE. If you would like to donate more than $5, it would be greatly appreciated.
** NOTE: Refunds will not be given if students are absent for a day or simply decide to not wear jeans.
Also, January 7th, the day we return from Christmas break, will be a free jeans and spirit shirt day for all students!
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.
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.
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!
Morning Procedures in the Gym: The expectations for the gym are listed below. All students in grades K-5 are expected to follow these procedures every day. Students who routinely enter the gym with nothing constructive to do can be given consequences.
* Students must sit quietly with their class and do something constructive. Possible activities include: read a book, study, complete homework, practice math facts, vocabulary words, sight words, draw, or color.
Dress Code: Thank you to everyone who ensures their children are in dress code every day. Below you will find details about the dress code in which we are having issues.
* Students must wear visible socks without logos. Socks may be white, black, brown, navy, or khaki in color. No other colors are allowed on socks, not even as a trim.
* Students must wear belts; they may be black, brown, navy or khaki in color.
* The body of jackets/sweatshirts MUST be solid navy, black, khaki, white, or brown without logos or stripes. Regardless of the temperature outside, ALL students are expected to have a jacket that meets the St. Mary Parish dress code.
* Gray outerwear is not acceptable at Berwick Elementary as it goes against the SMPSB dress code policy.
* Shirts must be tucked in unless the students are in PE or at recess.
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.