The B.Y.E. Buzz

January 31, 2022

Principal Corner

Wow! Time flies. It is already February. Friendly reminder: There will be no school on February 14th due to a teacher work day.


Please mark students' coats/hats/gloves with names in case they are lost. If your child accidentally brings something home that is not theirs, please return it. We know students can pick things up by mistake.


We had a great turnout for Jersey Mike's last week! There were so many people that they ran out of bread. Thank you for the support!

Counseling Update

Counseling Lesson Theme: Being an Upstander


Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending him/herself. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.


There is usually an imbalance of power, meaning the person doing the bullying may be bigger, stronger, have more friends, or have authority over the person he/she is targeting.


Help your child be an Up-Stander!

  • Encourage your child to include as many kids as possible-invite those who may be alone

  • Practice with your child what they would say if they saw someone being bullied. Prepare them to say “Stop, that’s not okay, that’s not funny”

  • Teach them kindness, forgiveness, and tolerance- kids who bully deserve a chance to make changes

  • Set a good example by speaking up against intolerance in your own life and refusing to participate in gossip- send the message that any kind of bullying is not okay


Here is an online resource about Bullying

Robotics Club for 4th Graders

Is your child in the 4th grade and interested in Robotics Club?
This robotics opportunity is for students in fourth grade for the next six weeks. It will then switch over to another grade level. Please do not sign up if your child can't attend every session. This is a continuous learning curriculum and if they miss a day, they miss a lot. We will meet from 3:15-4:15. February 8th, 15th, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th. Your child will need to be picked up promptly outside the blue hallway door (4th and 5th-grade hallway). They will come to robotics from class at the walker bell.



There is limited space because of materials, so please sign up as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Stubbs at rhickman1@sdale.org.


Please complete this form if interested.

Covid Updates

We are blessed with decreasing Covid positive numbers. Thank you for working with us during this time of new things! We are so thankful that you all have been so understanding and cooperative. Special thanks to Nurse Amy who is keeping us going with our Test to Stay program.


If your child has a COVID positive test or an exposure during these 3 days, please report it using the Covid forms. This helps us keep up with excused absences. Please make sure you read the Covid Updates. https://www.sdale.org/page/covid

PTA Update

February PTA meeting will be at the Harber Meadows Poolhouse on February 8th at 8:00 am. See you there!

5th Grade: Save the Date- Hellstern Middle School

Mark your calendar: Hellstern Middle School will host a drop-in event on February 8th from 5-6:30 pm for 5th graders and ONE parent. More details will follow soon!
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Upcoming Events

February 3- GT Play

February 8- 3rd-grade performance 6:00 PM Cafeteria

February 11- Valentine Party Day

February 14- No School (Teacher Flex Day)

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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