Berkeley Township Elementary School

April 2019

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April Showers....

March was a very busy month, but a lot of fun! We are nearing the home stretch of the school year and it is more important now than ever to stay on top of everything we have coming up. Please continue to look at the weekly updates and messages from the main office and your child's homeroom teacher.

As the weather continues to warm, know that the students will be going outside for recess as much as possible. They also have opportunities to view our school garden, work outside, and take some time to enjoy the fresh air while completing a science project. Please be mindful of the clothes the students are wearing to school and ensure it meets the district's dress code.

Thank you all so much for a wonderful year so far and we look forward to all that we have ahead in the coming months.

Important Dates in April

April 1 - Fliers sent home for American Heart Association

April 3 - Parent Stokes Meeting #2

April 10 - Book Fair starts at BTES

April 15 - Circus Assembly at BTES

April 16 - Top Dog Recognition

April 18 - Bring Your Child to Work Day

April 19-26 - School Closed for Spring Recess

April 30 - Board of Education Meeting

Kindness Squad

In late May the Kindness Peer leaders will be going to the lower elementary schools to talk to students about showing Kindness and Respect. This will be an opportunity for the students to interact with the younger students and hopefully help set a good foundation of kindness. More to follow!

The Nurse's Nook!

Let's talk ticks!

What to do if you find a tick on your child

1. Using fine-tipped tweezers, grab the tick close to the skin. Do not twist or jerk the tick, as this may cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.

2. With a steady motion, gently pull straight up until all parts of the tick are removed.

3. After removing the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water.

4. Contact a healthcare provider if you develop symptoms of tick-borne disease.

Do not use petroleum jelly, hot matches, nail polish remover, or other products to remove a tick.

Rutgers Extension of Ocean County can identify the type of tick and the potential disease that tick may carry. Put the tick in a plastic bag or old medicine bottle with a piece of wet cloth or cotton ball and bring it to the facility. They will contact you the next day with the information. No appointment is necessary.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

1623 Whitesville Rd.

Toms River, NJ 08755


Reduce your chances of getting a tick-borne disease by checking your body for ticks after being outdoors. Be sure to check these parts of your body:

  • Under the arms
  • In/around the ears
  • Inside belly button
  • Back of the knees
  • In/around the hair
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist
  • On the scalp

For more information visit this link,

PTA Monthly!

Next Meeting: Tuesday , 2019, 6PM in the BTES Auditorium

There is no meeting in April!

Scholastic Book Fair will run from April 9-17.

Anyone interested in joining the BTES Executive Board for 2019-20 can pick up a letter of interest to fill out in the main office.

Artists of the Month

Congratulations to the artists of the month for February. These students were chosen by Mrs. Finamore to represent our school! The students will have their work hung in the hallway for all the school to see. Congratulations again for all of your hard work and creativity!


Congratulations to all of March's Top Dogs. We appreciate your efforts!

Just a reminder that the Top Dog's each month will be honored at our PTA Meetings. The same day the students will be treated to a pizza lunch! Keep up all the great work!

Important Attendance Information!!

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BTES Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Sodexo Newsletter

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Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures

At BTES we have decided to create a user friendly cell phone rule. 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.