Berkeley Township Elementary School

April 2018 Updates

Last Month's Highlights!

March was a great month at BTES! We started it off with a very successful FunFest! The students had a lot of fun and enjoyed a great day of activities. Thank you to the BTES PTA for all of your hard work and dedication to your students. They truly enjoyed their time. Thank you also to all of the BTES staff and parents who took the time to help make the day perfect! We appreciate you.

Uno Night was a huge success. Thank you to all of the families that came out for a night of fun. Thank you also to the BTES Student Council for selling baked goods for the families to enjoy. What a great night!

We capped off the month with an outstanding Boys Assembly. We had a very passionate and influential panel of guests who spoke to the boys about important life characteristics. Our boys left feeling positive and motivated to make a difference in the world!

Important Dates in April

March 30 - April 8 - Spring Recess

April 9 - School Reopens & Spirit Day (Dress Like A Twin Day)

April 24 - Strategic Planning Meeting (5PM) and BOE Meeting (6:30PM)

April 25 - Stokes Parent Meeting #2

April 26 - Bring Your Child to Work Day

April 27 - Hoops for Heart Event Day

Artists of the Month

We would like to take the time to recognize our four Artists of the Month! Congratulations on your hard work, creativity, and talent in the art field. These students were chosen to have their art work hung in the hallway for the month for the school to see. Awesome job and keep up the great work!

BTES 6th Grade Graduation

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Are You Ready For Kindergarten?

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BTSD Light It Up Blue!

Kindergarten Registration

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Parent Portal APP

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS! We are asking you to pilot the new Realtime Parent Portal App. This should make all of the features of the Realtime Parent Portal more user friendly on your mobile device. Please follow the instructions below and check out the short screencast below as well. If you have any questions please contact the main office. Thank you!

The Nurse's Nook!

As per district policy, 5th Grade Physicals by the School Physician will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Forms have been sent home with each 5th Grade student. Please return the refusal slip to the school nurse only if you DO NOT want your child to receive a physical by the school physician.

Please call the nurse with any further questions at 732-269-2909, ext. 2005.

- Mrs. Cofone, BTES School Nurse

PTA Monthly!

Next Meeting Date: Monday May 21 at 6pm in the auditorium

We will not be having an April PTA Meeting!

We had an amazing amount of support for FunFest and it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at or ask us at the meeting!

Kakos Korner

In April I will be focusing on Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying. We will be starting a poster campaign with our Student Council and will be meeting with students to discuss this very important topic.

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Student Council Updates

The student council members ran a very successful bake sale at the Family Uno Nights! The students sold a couple hundred dollars in baked goods. We appreciate all of the support from the families and staff who donated. This money will go towards Student Council attire and also will be donated to a local charity!

Mary Poppins

Are you feeling nostalgic? Do you like musicals? We will will take you back in time. Save the Date! You don’t want to miss BTES’ Drama Performance of Mary Poppins, Jr. on May 10th & May 11th. You will be singing and dancing in your seat when Mary takes you to places you have never been. You will see things happen right before your eyes. A snap! A wink! A kiss! For every job that must be done, there is an element of fun! We can’t wait for you to have fun with us. You don’t want to miss it! See you then.

- The Cast of Mary Poppins

After School Sports - Flag Football

Starting within the next few weeks, our after school sport will be Flag Football with Mr. Prima and Mr. Waldron. We are looking forward to a change of pace and attracting new students to come out and play!

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.

Thank you!

Congressman MacArthur's Reading Challenge

Congressman Tom MacArthur is sponsoring a reading challenge for all students in the Third Congressional District. Students are asked to read 3 books and submit the form below by March 16, 2018 in order to receive a Congressional Certificate. This is a wonderful way to recognize your child's reading accomplishments! Thank you and Happy Reading!!

Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures

At BTES we have decided to create a user friendly cell phone rule. We have shared this with the students on multiple occasions and want to make sure that we are all on the same page. When students bring their phones to school, they should be set off and kept in their bookbag during the school day. When riding the bus, the students may use their phones for music ONLY! There should be no games, calling, texting, photographing, or video taping on the bus. While using their phones for music they MUST ALSO have an earbud in one ear, leaving the other ear open for messages or announcements.

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.


Thanks for reading! Now that you got the end, come to the Main Office and tell us the answer to this question to receive a prize!! What is the date of this year's 6th grade graduation?