Berkeley Township Elementary School
March 2018 Updates
Last Month's Highlights!
Our DARE program is underway with the fifth grade classes and the students are loving it! Officer Scott spends a lot of time working with out students making sure they are aware of the dangers associated with drugs and alcohol. Thank you Officer Scott for your positive influence and messages to our students at BTES.
The Potter Creek Crusaders took an awesome trip to MATES in February. The students had a wonderful time and learned a lot! Thank you to Mrs. Palagonia for leading the charge at BTES :)
Thank you to all that came out to help honor our Honor Roll students for the 2nd Marking Period! We had a wonderful group of students achieve this status and we are very proud of them. BTES is full of hard working and dedicated students.
We also hosted another Top Dog Lunch for the Students of the Month. This awesome group of students ate pizza, shared stories, and laughed together while hanging out with Mr. Prima and Mr. Waldron. Thank you all for spreading your positivity, hard work, and enthusiasm for school. We appreciate you!
Thank you to our 5th grade teachers who sponsored a wonderful career day on Friday 2/23. We had many great visitors who were able to share their experiences with the students.
We are looking forward to a very positive and fun-filled month ahead!
Important Dates in March
March 5 - PARCC Infrastructure Trial
March 6 - 6th Grade CRMS Orientation (Anderson, Steller and Guy)
March 8 - Hip Hop Assembly
March 9 - Fun Fest & Theme Day: Wear Your Favorite Hoodie Day
March 12 - 6th Grade CRMS Orientation (Peterson, Meyer and Mulholland)
March 13 - 5th Grade Family UNO Night
March 13 - 6th Grade CRMS Orientation (Maione, Guarascio and Cooney)
March 14 - 6th Grade Family UNO Night
March 14 - 6th Grade CRMS Orientation (Lapsley, Brown and Turanyi)
March 15 - Wax Museum Presentation
March 19 - PTA Meeting and TOP DOG Honoring
March 23 - Boys Assembly
March 30 - April 8 - School Closed - Spring Recess
School Reopens April 9th
Family UNO Night
March 13th - 5th Grade Families
March 14th - 6th Grade Families
We hope to see you all there!
The Nurse's Nook!
March is National Nutrition Month
ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great resource for Nutrition information and ways to stay healthy! MyPlate recommends filling half your plate at meals with fruits and vegetables and making at least half of your grains, whole grains. Not everyone has the same eating habits. That's why the My Plate, My Wins program at ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great option for finding a healthy eating style that works for you. This program suggests that making small changes at a time and celebrating the milestones or "wins" along the way, can make a big impact over time! Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for Recipes, Healthy Eating on a Budget Tips, and many other great resources!
Please call the nurse with any further questions at 732-269-2909, ext. 2005.
- Mrs. Cofone, BTES School Nurse
Meeting Date: Monday March 19 at 6pm in the auditorium
Immediately following the meeting, we will honor the Top Dog Winners of the Month!
Everyone's excited for Fun Fest coming up on March 9, with lots of games, prizes, and raffles for the students to enjoy. Tickets are still on sale. Please send your money into the main office as soon as possible. We look forward to an amazing day!
Come out and be a champion of reading and support the Scholastic Book Fair running from March 22 through March 29. We will also have the renowned author of Because of Mr. Terupt, Rob Buyea, visiting on March 26! What a great chance for the students and families to meet a talented author!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask us at the meeting!
The Power of Positive Self-Talk
Self-talk is the stream of thoughts that run endlessly in one’s head. The thoughts can be positive or negative...optimistic or pessimistic. How one talks to one’s self has a direct impact on their self esteem, their physical and emotional well being, and their overall outlook on life. By teaching our children the coping skill of positive self-talk, we are teaching them a valuable lesson on how to cope with stress more effectively and ultimately, we are teaching them how to achieve happiness. : )
Artists of the Month
Student Council Updates
Student council will also be hosting a bake sale at our Family Uno Nights! Please help support the Student Council while enjoying a night of games and sweets!
Greetings BTES families,
Our Drama Club is underway with rehearsals of our rendition of Mary Poppins, Jr. Please "Save the Date" and join us on May 10th and May 11th for our evening performances for all families. In addition, on May 11th we will host our 2nd Annual Pasta Dinner. More information to follow.
Our actors, actresses, dancers, chorus ensemble and stage crew are hard at work practicing their lines, songs and acting abilities to provide you with one of the best performances at BTES!
Can you spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
Forward? Backwards? Stay tuned for more updates and sneak previews of the tricky things Mary Poppins is up to!
After School Sports - Flag Football
As a reminder, please send in the permission slip signed that your child's teacher sent home. Pickup will be at 2:50 each week.
Congressman MacArthur's Reading Challenge
Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures
If this rule is not followed, we will be forced to eliminate the use of all phones while on school property.
Thank you for your continued support.
Thank you for reading :)