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Bernice Young Elementary Newsletter 10/26/20

Principal Corner

Thank you for making our remote learning days a success. Teachers and students came back to school refreshed and ready for the second quarter. We will be sending home technology on Monday, November 2 to those that have not taken a device home yet. Teachers will be having students answer one question on the device to make sure it works in each home. The purpose of this is to check our devices in case we have a closure due to Covid.

Report cards will be sent home on Monday, October 26. The report cards are more concise this school year but will still continue to provide you with a snapshot of your student's progress in all areas. After reviewing the report card, sign the outside envelope and return the envelope portion only. If you have questions, reach out to the classroom teacher.

This week is our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds spirit week. Please see the chart below for dress-up day assignments!

We are having a "Friday Sale" on November 6th to raise money for the large trash can that matches our tables! It has been installed by our picnic tables. We will have scented pencils with giant erasers for $2.

PTA Updates

All merchandise is in (including the UA shirts), and extras are for sale on the website The PTA store also has merchandise for sale! You can also purchase your PTA membership here!

Shop the Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids.

Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).

Save these dates and be looking for more information to come. Start Shopping on October 26!

Online Fair Dates: 10/26/20- 11/08/20

Tips from the Counselor-Stress Management

Tips from the Counselor-Stress Management

Student stress is usually related to everyday experiences, worries, and challenges at school, at home, or within a peer group. For example, students may get stressed due to friendship conflicts, low self esteem, academic difficulties, and family problems. While each student responds to stress differently, unresolved stress can lead to feelings of anxiety, irritability, poor concentration, aggression, sickness, and fatigue.

Kids can benefit from learning and practicing stress management techniques. Students who develop these skills are better able to cope with stress in a healthy way. Once students can identify when and why they are experiencing stress, they can take a proactive approach to manage it. Some of these skills may include:

  • Problem solving

  • Talking to a friend or a family member

  • Writing in a journal

  • Drawing or doing something creative

  • Exercising

  • Focusing on self-care (eating well, getting enough sleep, etc…)

Visit my virtual counseling office for more helpful resources

Coming Soon- Spirit Week

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Playground After Hours

We need your help! Please keep an eye on our playground in the evenings. We have had some damage to our pre-k area equipment. If you see something that does not seem right, please notify the police through the non-emergency call number at 479-751-4542. We also offer After School Program at BYE. They use our playground until 5:30pm. We ask that our families enjoy our playground after that time so that we can keep our kids safe. Thanks for your help.
Sonics Basketball Tryout Information

Click to see information about tryouts for grades 2-5

597 LBS of candy filled Officer Steiner's Patrol Car. Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

October 26- Report Cards go home

October 30- School Spirit Day- Bright Colors

November 6- School Spirit Day- BYE shirts/ Friday Sale $2 Smelly pencils with big erasers

November 13- Hat Day/Crazy Hair Day- $1 for Shop with a Cop- PIcture re-take day.

About our School

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

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