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Week of April 19

Principal Corner

We are so proud of our 3rd and 5th grade students for taking their time and focusing on their ACT Aspire tests. In the upcoming weeks, we will continue state testing. Classroom teachers will be sharing specific information with you.

April 19th Week (4th grade ACT Aspire)

April 26th Week (Kinder, 1st, 2nd grade MAP Testing)

I encourage you to make sure your child gets plenty of rest, a good breakfast, and a positive start to each school day. Thank you for working with us to have your child at school on each testing day. Please see the student technology policy below. Students will need to leave technology at home during testing.

See about our Springdale Math Week on the flier below. Click to participate in games and stories that are math-related all week!

At the last school board meeting, there was a change in the face-covering policy. Face coverings are now optional in PE and outside. Please remember that students that are not feeling well should stay home. If your child is close contact with someone that has tested positive for Covid, they need to quarantine. We have still had positive cases in our building and district and will continue to take this seriously.

Math Week Family Video!
Semana de las Matemáticas!
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Notes from the Counselor- Test Taking Tips- Perseverance

Tips from the Counselor- Test Taking Strategies

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year which means your child will be taking part in standardized testing. Some children struggle with testing and test anxiety, below are some tips and tricks that will help your child be successful.

For Students: Get a good night’s sleep, have a nutritious breakfast, relax and take slow, deep breaths during testing, follow directions and read each question carefully, move on if you don’t know an answer and come back to it later.

For Parents: Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest, make sure your child eats breakfast, make sure your child gets to school on time, send your child to school with words of praise and support, practice deep breathing with your child, send a letter of encouragement with your child that they can read before the test.


For the months of April and May we are focusing on the word perseverance. Perseverance is the drive to keep working even when things get hard and you want to quit.

Practice it!

Help your child learn to persevere by engaging in difficult tasks with him/her. Buy a large puzzle, learn and perfect a new skill, etc.. Find something to do together and commit to pushing each other through the challenge.

Read About it!

  • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

  • The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Talk About it!

  • What do you think perseverance means and why is it important?

  • Tell me about a time when it was hard to get through a challenge. How did you feel afterwards?

  • What are some things that are hard for you to push through, and how can I help you?

  • What are 3 goals you have? What may be some challenges to meeting these goals? What will happen if you don’t give up?

Click the image to go to Mrs. Nelson's virtual office.

Student technology policy for testing

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April 19- Lunch Menu

Several changes in the lunch menu this week are listed below:
Monday- Oven Baked Chicken with Dipping Sauce

Tuesday- Pizza Lunch Pack

Wednesday- Soft Beef Taco

Thursday- Steven's Bowl

Friday- B.B.Q. Pork Sandwich

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Upcoming Events

April 19th-23rd- 4th grade ASPIRE (one assessment per day)

April 26th week- Kinder, 1st, 2nd MAP testing

May 17- Fifth Grade Celebration (AM)/Little Olympics (PM)

May 19- Kindergarten Palooza (Afternoon)

May 21st- Pre-K Celebration zoom (1:30)

May 26th- Pippin Apple Field Day

May 27th- Last day of school

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About our School

  • Bernice Young Elementary was established in August 2000.
  • School mascot is the Yellowjacket
  • School colors are Red, Yellow, and Black
  • National Blue Ribbon School 2020
  • Principal- Christy Norwood
  • Assistant Principal- Stacey Plumlee
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