Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

December 2018 Family Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

  • Dec. 1-14: Coin Drive for McCall Care Center Gifts
  • Dec. 3: Monday Morning Meeting @ 8:15 on "GIVING"
  • Dec. 4: 3rd Grade Wave & Aronson Field Trip
  • Dec. 7: 3rd Grade VW Field Trip
  • Dec. 7: Holiday Spirit Friday 'Get Rested Up for the Holidays': (PAJAMA DAY)
  • Dec. 10: Monday Morning Meeting @ 8:15 on "CULTURAL AWARENESS"
  • Dec. 12: Deadline for any Giving Tree or Cram the Van gifts (unwrapped with the tag)
  • Dec. 13: K-2 Winter Music Program @ 7:00 PM in the gym (Doors open at 6:30) ~ use our playground (north side of the school) and PLMS for additional parking.
  • Dec. 13: 5th Grade Field Trip @ 1:00
  • Dec. 14: Holiday Spirit Friday: (SWEATER & SCARF DAY)
  • Dec. 17: Monday Morning Meeting @ 8:15 on "JOY ~ Holiday Sing Along"
  • Dec. 18: Grades 3-5 Winter Music Program @ 7:00 PM in the gym (Doors open at 6:30) ~ use the playground (north side of the school) and PLMS for additional parking.
  • Dec. 21: Holiday Spirit Friday: (RED, GREEN, WHITE, SANTA HATS, etc. DAY)
  • Dec. 21: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • Dec. 21: Christmas Parties & K-3 Hayrides & Hot Cocoa
  • Dec. 21: Last Day of school in 2018 ~ Early Release @ 1:15
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 4: NO SCHOOL / Winter Break
  • Jan. 7: School Resumes

Principal Update

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


The chill of winter is upon us. Please help remind your child to bring/wear ‘all 5’ items {coat, snow pants, gloves, hat, boots} as we go outside daily. If your child is in need of any of these winter items; please let our Counselor, Mr. Davydov know.


In the event of a Snow Day, you will be notified by phone/email by our automated calling system. The district will try to make a decision no later than 6:30 AM to activate one of these options:


  1. CANCEL school for the day (for all students)
  2. Implement “2 HOUR DELAY” (Buses pick up 2 hours later than normal and the school day would run from 10:05-3:00.)


Enjoy the snowy days!


Mrs. Berg

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Giving Tree & Cram the Van

We have teamed up with local agencies to help provide gifts for those families in need this holiday season. If you are able, stop by and select a paper ornament from our ‘GIVING TREE’ for a child/family member in our community. We also have a drop box for any 'Cram the Van' gifts you wish to donate as well. Gifts are due back to BRMES by December 12th.

Coin Drive (December 3-14)

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Need a Christmas Gift idea?

Give your child a camp registration! We will be hosting our own summer Camp Invention again for current K-5 students. Camp will be at our school June 17-21 from 9:00-3:30 and costs $230. Sign up at campinvention.org You can use an early bird discount of INNOVATE25 if you sign up by March 22 to save $25.

PB & J ~ Thank you!

Thank you for supporting our local Girl Scouts as they organized a peanut butter and jelly drive this past month at our school. These girls will be delivering 85 items that were donated to our local food bank.
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MDSD Survey Coming Soon

Please check your email or find the link on the district website on Monday, December 3rd for our very important survey to help the district with our next five year plan.

Roaring Readers (due by March 21, 2019)

Watch for the Roaring Reader form to come home to track your child's at home reading through March 2019. Students can earn a one day ticket to Roaring Springs in Meridian if they complete the reading challenge and turn in their form by March 21, 2019.

Spring Testing 2019

For those of you who like to plan ahead, our mandated state spring testing window will be from April 30 - May 10, 2019. Students in grades K-2 will participate one of the days during this window while students in grades 3-5 will test 4-5 of these days.

Playground Activity Leader (PAL) ~ Help Wanted!

Sign up to be a PAL from 11:15-12:15 or 12:00-1:00, one day/week/month (or whatever you can do). Use this online link to submit your information electronically OR print the information from our website and bring in the registration form. Our kids need PALs!

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BRMES School Hours:

7:45-8:05: DROP OFF TIMES {Please drop students off after 7:45 AM}

8:05: 1st BELL & Classrooms Open

8:10: SCHOOL STARTS

8:15: TARDY BELL

3:00: DISMISSAL

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T-Shirt Contest Results

Congratulations to 4th grader, Maya Anderton, for submitting the winning design in our school t-shirt contest. Orders are in process and should arrive before the holiday break.


We would like to thank everyone who participated.

Thank You!

We would like to thank all of the parents and students who participated in our holiday craft fair. It was a great success.

3rd Quarter PTA Meeting

  • Thursday, January 31st @ 8:15 A.M.
  • COME JOIN US! All are welcome.

Family Fundraising Opportunities

Idaho's 5th and 6th Grade Ski Free Passport

Click the link above for more information on how your 5th or 6th grader can ski for free at 18 different Idaho resorts this season.

Mrs. Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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