Berwick Elementary News

  • Report Card and Supply Pickup

    Posted by BES Admin on 5/21/2020

    Report card and supply pickup will be Tuesday, May 26th, 8:00-10:00 as follows:

    Students/Families with last names A-F will pick up on Second Street.

    Students/Families with last names G-L will pick up on Texas Street.

    Students/Families with last names M-Z will pick up on Fourth Street.

    Remain in your car, and no one will be allowed to pick up bags for family members, neighbors, friends, etc. 

    Please try to have a clearly visible car sign in your window. If you have more than one child with different last names, report to the area that corresponds to your oldest child's last name. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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  • Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest UPDATED

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 4/16/2020

    Update from Ms. Gidget Everitt:

    The deadline for submitting Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest entries has been extended through May 1, 2020.

    • Entries can be scanned and emailed to geveritt@stmaryk12.net
    • Entries can be mailed to the following address:

    Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest
    St. Mary Parish School Board
    P.O. Box 170
    Centerville, LA 70522

    Winners of the Red Ribbon Week Slogan Contest are Sophie Dufrene (Maitland Elementary) and Aiden Sherville (St. John Elementary), who submitted the slogan that will serve as the theme of 2020 Red Ribbon Week activities:

    “Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff, STAY AWAY FROM THAT STUFF! Be Drug-Free!”

    The selection of a slogan marks the opening of the Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest, which is open to artists of all ages.  The deadline for entering the contest is Friday, March 20, 2020, at 4:00 PM.  Guidelines are entries can be found on this website under Departments Safe and Drug Free Schools Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest.

     

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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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  • 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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  • BES Shines Bright with Kindness

    Posted by BES Admin on 2/20/2020

    The BES BETA Club is excited to host Kindness Week from Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6. Throughout the week, we will complete a variety of activities. We will also celebrate with the following theme days. 

    Please note that UNIFORM bottoms are required on all days. 

    Monday March 2 - Shine bright with kindness: Wear a neon shirt, socks, and/or hair accessories with uniform bottoms.

    Tuesday, March 3 - We're tied together by kindness: Wear a necktie or bowtie with uniform shirts and bottoms. 

    Wednesday, March 4 - Color our school with kindness: Wear the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). The rainbow colors may be on your shirt, socks, and/or hair accessories. Wear uniform bottoms. 

    Thursday, March 5 - I mustache you to be kind: Wear a fake mustache or draw one on. Wear uniform shirts and bottoms. 

    Friday, March 6 - Share the spirit of kindness: Wear your favorite BES spirit shirt with uniform bottoms. 

    We hope that all students and staff participate in our week-long celebration of kindness.

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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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  • Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade Registration

    Posted by BES Admin on 2/13/2020

    Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade Registration at St. Mary Parish Schools

    St. Mary Parish Public Schools will begin registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students at area schools.  In accordance with the age guidelines set by the Louisiana Department of Education, all pre-kindergarten students must be four (4) years old and all kindergarten students must be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school session.  Any student entering first grade in the fall and not currently enrolled in a public school kindergarten should register on the designated registration days. 

    Parents and guardians are asked to attend registration at the school in their attendance zone. Registration for elementary schools in St. Mary Parish will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Due to the large number of students at Hattie Watts Elementary, pre-kindergarten registration will be held on Monday, March 23rd and kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday, March 24th.

    Early registration is essential as it enables the school system to plan accordingly for personnel and teaching materials, thereby ensuring a successful start to the new school year.  Upon completion of the registration process, pre-kindergarten teachers at each school site will contact parents of potential pre-kindergarten students to set up screening tests; these tests are required for admittance to St. Mary Parish pre-kindergarten classes. The deadline for the first round of registrations is May 8th.  Students who register after the initial deadline will be placed on the round two list and will be assigned to a class based on availability. 

    Parents are asked to bring the information listed below on the day of registration: 

    • Birth certificate
    • Immunization record
    • Social security card
    • Allergy information
    • Proof of residency
    • Proof of income (pre-kindergarten students only)

    Anyone needing additional information can contact Ms. Niki Fryou at the Central Office Complex in Centerville at 337-836-9661.

    The press release can also be downloaded and viewed here.

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  • Red Ribbon Week Slogan Contest Opens

    Posted by BES Admin on 1/23/2020

    The St. Mary Parish Red Ribbon Committee is proud to announce the opening of the Slogan contest for the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campaign. 

    The contest is open to all St. Mary Parish students in grades 4 though 12. The winner of the slogan contest will receive $100.00. The winning slogan will be showcased on campaign t-shirts, red lapel ribbons, and on the cover of the 2020-2021 Drug-Free Calendar.

    Contest guidelines, submission forms, and release forms are available at any district school and on this website under Departments, Safe & Drug Free Schools, Red Ribbon Week Slogan Contest or by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 7, 2020. 

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