Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

April 2021 Family Newsletter

April Calendar Dates:


  • March 22-26: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • March 29/30: School Resumes (on alternating day schedule) through June 10.
  • March 29/30: Roaring Reader Deadline
  • April 1: Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00 PM
  • April 2: NO SCHOOL / Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM-noon
  • April 4: Easter
  • April 9: M/W Alternating Friday Scheduled Day
  • April 13: Spring Pictures for T/Th students & all online students
  • April 16: T/Th Alternating Friday Scheduled Day
  • April 19: Spring Pictures for M/W students
  • April 19-23: Kindergarten Registration Week (to be completed online) for 2021-22
  • April 21: Administrative Assistants Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: M/W Alternating Friday Scheduled Day
  • April 30: T/Th Alternating Friday Scheduled Day
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Principal Update

Dear Parent(s), Guardian(s), & Students,


We are gearing up for the 4th quarter and continuing our current schedule for the remainder of the school year. Please reach out to me or the BRMES office staff to discuss any needs your child or family has during this last quarter of the school year.


Optional parent teacher conferences have been scheduled by classroom teachers on either Thursday, April 1st from 5:00-8:00 PM or on Friday, April 2nd from 8:00 AM - noon. If you wish to schedule a conference contact your child's teacher. Your child's 3rd quarter report card will be sent home with students the week of March 29-April 2.


During the month of April, we will stay focused on the academic and social emotional learning of our students. We are excited to celebrate their growth with you. We will also begin working on what next school year will look like and regrouping students, just as we have done in the past. If you wish to provide written placement requests advocating for the needs of your child, please email me by April 30th (vberg@mdsd.org). I want to assure you that this is a responsibility we do not take lightly and we strive to create the best learning environment for all of our students. If you know your family won't be returning to BRMES next fall please let us know.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 will be online during the week of April 19-23.


Have a great Spring Break!


Mrs. Berg, Principal

Thank you for supporting our Virtual Paint Night! It was so much fun!

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Spring Testing 2021

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are our annual state testing dates for this spring:


Kindergarten: May 19/20

1st Grade: May 19/20

2nd Grade: May 19/20

3rd Grade: May 5/6, May 12/13, May 19/20

4th Grade: May 5/6, May 12/13

5th Grade: May 3/4, May 5/6, May 12/13

Online Grades K-3 (at home testing); May 19/20

Online Grades 3-5 (In Building): May 6 and May 13

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Year End PTA Events

  • May 3-7: Staff Appreciation Week (Watch for a sign up to help later)
  • May 14 & 28: "Fun Fridays" for our T/Th students (more details to come later)
  • May 21 & June 4: "Fun Fridays" for our M/W students (more details to come later)
  • June 9 & 10: Last Day of School!

Box Tops for Education

Please watch this video to help us earn BoxTops. This money is used for teacher grants and other events throughout the year.
How to submit digital receipts to earn Box Tops
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Camp Invention 2021

We are planning to host another Camp Invention for current K-5 students. Options will be available for in person or online and with added flexibility to shift your plan later. Camp is scheduled at BRMES the week of June 14-18 from 9:00-3:30. Cost is $235 (before discounts). Sign up at invent.org/camp. You can use an early bird discount of RECHARGE40 if you sign up online by March 31 to save $40.

Join the PTA Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the BRMES Facebook page. It includes community & school events and photos throughout the year and allows you to meet other BRMES families.

Valerie Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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