The B.Y.E. Buzz

February 15, 2022

Principal Corner

Thank you for all you do to help our school be successful. We know it takes a village to see all of our students succeed. We have seen great growth on our Reading and Literacy Winter assessments. Teachers will be sending those reports home and discussing the results at conferences. Conferences will be in-person on March 7-8. We also know that Zoom was better for many of our families, so we are happy to continue a Zoom option as needed.

Our teachers are working harder than ever to accommodate each child's learning style and needs. I couldn't be more proud of what happens in our classrooms each day. Please see the article below about our very own Mrs. Hall. We are so thankful that she has been highlighted for this prestigious award, and I know that all of our teachers are also incredible.

A Few Reminders:

There will be no school on February 14th due to a teacher work day.

Too Cool Twosday and Read Across America will be here soon! Check out the graphics below.

Important Covid and School Updates

Updated Protocols:

If you test positive for Covid-19:

  • You should continue to report your positive test here.

  • You may return to school after 5 days if you do not have symptoms or if your symptoms are improving and you should wear a mask for an additional 5 days.

      • If you are unwilling or unable to wear a mask, you should continue to quarantine for 10 days.

Covid exposures:

  • You no longer need to report your exposure.

  • Continue to come to school unless you develop symptoms.

  • Schools will no longer contact trace or notify probable close contacts.

All students and staff should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Our school will be opening for families to attend school events. We will update of any upcoming events in the newsletter. Please see information about our book character parade below. Watch for upcoming information about conferences.

Counseling Update

Character Word of the Month- Caring

For the month of February we are focusing on the word caring. Caring means to show kindness and concern for others.

Practice it!

  • Donate food, clothes, or old toys

  • Write encouraging notes to people in your community

  • Show respect to people, animals and the environment

  • Be helpful in any situation whether it’s at home or at school.

Read About it!

  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

  • Everybody’s Welcome by Patricia Hegarty

  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson

  • How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Talk About it!

  • Tell me about a time you showed someone you cared. How did that make you feel?

  • What do you think caring means?

  • What are ways you can be caring to people at home, at school and in the community?

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Congratulations to Mrs. Hall!

Family Music Page- Updated Musical Info found here

Be sure to watch for updated information on Mrs. Low's page. Second-grade information is posted.

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Third Grade Program

Click HERE to view our Third Grade Program!

GT Play

Click HERE to view our GT Play!

First Grade Fun Coming Soon

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Lunch Menu Change

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Upcoming Events

February 14- No School (Teacher Flex Day)

February 22- Twos Day

Week of February 28- Read Across America- see graphic above

March 7-8- Student-Led Conferences

March 15- 2nd-grade program

March 4- Book Character Parade 1:30

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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