The B.Y.E. Buzz

January 4, 2022

Principal Corner

We hope you enjoy your Christmas break and a few weeks off from school. As a reminder, our teachers are unplugging and recharging to come back strong for the spring semester. If you reach out to them, they may not reply right away.


Please check out our Winter Reading Challenge below. All students received a paper copy of the chart in class.

Economics Arkansas Stock Market Game Winners!

These students got 2nd place in the Economics Arkansas Stock Market Game! They competed with 45 teams in our region!!! They ended with a 6.7% overall gain for a total of $108,832.33! Congrats Leo, Garrett, Seth, and Braxton. Thank you Mrs. Peters for leading them!

Younglings Robotic Team

The Younglings Robotic Team competed this past weekend, and they qualified for the state competition. They also were given the Robot Design Award. Congratulations Mrs. Stubbs, Blair, Ethan, Kate, Shelby, Manav, Braxton, and Ali.

Garden Club News

We have had a great first few months of Garden Club. Students wrapped up the semester by making Apple Butter as Christmas gifts. Thank you, Mrs. McGarrah, Mrs. Dickey, and Mrs. Rankin for providing opportunities for our kiddos after school.

  • Garden Club will not meet in January and will resume Thursday, February 3rd, 2022.

PTA Update

Yearbook prices are now $25. Please order through the PTA store.


The "Gaga Pit" was installed! Thank you to all of those that donated to The Color Run 2021. Due to shipping delays, we just got it installed. The students are learning the correct rules in PE and will be playing at recess. What a fun addition to our playground!

If you see Lost and Found items that belong to your child, please reply.

Tech News

Click the image to check out technology resources from Mrs. Ballard!

Family Music Page

Check out what's going on in the music room!

*PIANOS, instruments, dancing and MORE!

*Every week you can check out what your child is learning in music.

*Find the camera in each grade level to see pics and videos of our learning.

Check out our virtual library information

Spring Semester Reminders:

As we enter a new year we want to remind you of the drop off times. Students can begin entering the school at 7:25. The tardy bell will ring at 7:45. At this time, the doors will be closed and students will have to enter through the front office door. If your child is tardy, please use the QR code (posted in two parking spots or by the door) to check your child in. We need to have all students checked in so they are not counted absent. Thank you for your help with this.


If your child is going home in a different way than they usually do, please notify the office before 2:00. The office and classrooms are really busy at the end of the day. We need to make sure we get messages to the students before dismissal.


Many classes have the opportunity to have snack time. A reminder that snacks should be somewhat healthy (no candy) and students should not be sharing snacks. We have many students with food allergies and we want all students to be safe.


Many students have their own cell phones. If needed, we allow students to bring them to school BUT they must remain in their backpacks and powered off during school hours. Cell phones can be a distraction to the learning environment. If students need to get ahold of their parents during the school day, they are more than welcome to call from the office. If parents need to get ahold of their child, we can give them messages or have them come down for a call. Some students have smartwatches. It is fine to wear these for telling time or physical activity purposes, but they should not be used for messaging or contacting others during the day. Thank you for helping us keep the focus on learning.

Weather Changes

We wanted to share our weather guidelines for outside recess. Please remember to write names in student's jackets/coats and send them on days they will need them. Thanks so much!
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Check out the Winter Break Challenge!

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Upcoming Events

December 20-January 3- Christmas Break

January 28- Spring Picture Day

February 3- GT Play

February 8- 3rd-grade performance

February 11- Valentine Party Day

March 21-25- Spring Break

April 12- Class Pictures

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- Sara Kennedy
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