Berkeley Lake Elementary
"Bear Essentials" Weekly e-Newsletter, September 27, 2019
I hope your family will join us in the Duluth Fall Festival Parade tomorrow morning, Saturday, September 28. We will be #16 in line for the parade and will start on Main St., near Brock Road at 9:00. Be sure to wear your BLES Spirit Wear.
Field Days will be held on October 3-5 and we are still need volunteers, so please join us! Please click here to volunteer.
On October 3rd, I will hold a school tour, followed by my first Coffee Talk. The tour will take place at 8:30 and the Coffee Talk will be from 9:00 - 10:00. I hope you will come for coffee and hear the latest on what's happening at BLES! This is a great opportunity for me to hear your thoughts and for you to ask any questions you may have. A Spanish translator will be available.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Your Principal and Partner,
Field Days Are Coming Next Week!
We will need adult volunteers to help out, so please click here to sign up.
Wednesday, October 2nd: Kindergarten and 1st grades
Thursday, October 3rd: 2nd and 3rd grades
Friday, October 4th: 4th and 5th Grades
Students' Passwords Have Changed
Welcome to the new members of K-Kids.
We have elected officers and they are as follows:
President - Angel Chen
Vice President - Luka M
Secretary - Sophia Chan
Treasurer - Effie Speaks
Sgt. At Arms - Keon Clealand
The K-Kids will be making videos at our next meeting which is on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Positive Behavior Focus for this Week:
- Yearbooks are discounted through the end of September. See our site for ordering instructions. Get your keepsake today!
- Field Day is next week! Please make sure to sign up for your volunteer spot for field day(s). We must fill all our volunteer spots to make the day successful for our students. Thanks, and we’ll see you next week (Oct. 2, 3 and 4)!
- Save the date! The next PTO spirit night is Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Black Walnut Café on Peachtree Parkway.
- Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Do you like running? Do you like pancakes? Do you like running and eating pancakes (after running, of course) with your friends on an early Saturday morning? If you answered yes to all 3, then get excited because the annual Turkey Trot & K-Kids Pancake Breakfast is almost here! Save the date for Saturday, Nov. 9, for the 4-mile run that wraps around the very scenic Berkeley Lake or the 1.5-mile fun run/walk that goes through the Berkeley Walk neighborhood. Check Friday folders for more details. Sign up early to get the best price. Know of businesses that would like to sponsor? Email email@example.com. Also, we’d love to have volunteers to help with planning and on the day of the event.
Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
Do You Have a Parent Portal Account?
If you need to register with the portal, please print and complete this registration form and turn it in to the main office. Along with the completed form, you are required to show a photo I.D. for verification.
Spring Milestones Schedule Released - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students
A Look Ahead...
Saturday, September 28
Duluth Fall Festival. Join us representing BLES in the parade We will be #16 in line for the parade and will start on Main St., near Brock Road at 9:00. Wear your BLES Spirit Wear.
Sunday, September 29
Duluth Fall Festival
Monday, September 30
Student Council Meeting after school
2:45pm Orchestra Club
3:00pm Chess club - Media Center
Tuesday, October 1
7:00am IT Girls
9:00am Advanced English Class
3:00pm Green Team
3:15pm Drama Club in room 3.124
5:00pm Duluth Cluster STEAM Night
Wednesday, October 2
Field Day Kindergarten and First Grade
7:15am Art Club
9:00am Beginner English Class
3:00pm Soccer Club
Thursday, October 3
Field Day Second and Third Grade
7:00am Chorus Club Semester 1
8:30am School Tour
9:00am Coffee with Dr. Pendleton
3:00pm Good News Club (PL Room)
3:00pm Robotics Club
3:15pm Club Invention
Friday, October 4
Field Day Fourth and Fifth Grade
We Have a School Store
Berkeley Lake Recycles
Berkeley Lake recycles aluminum cans and old clothes and shoes (in any condition) in the two bins in the upper parking lot. The Green Team receives 10¢ per pound of donations, which helps pay the fee for the weekly paper and cardboard pick-up. The aluminum cans are recycled at Progressive Recycling on Simpson Circle. Please support our Green Team by recycling these items here at Berkeley Lake. Thank you!
Remember to Save Those Box Tops!
One easy way to support your school is through the PTO Box Tops for Education collection. Send in Box Tops from products you purchase. To help with counting, you can download this Box Tops Collection Sheet.
Make sure to put your Box Tops on the sheet or in a bag with your name and teacher on it. Drop it into the wooden box in the main hallway near the water fountain. Doing this automatically enters you into a contest.
Each month, we’ll hold a random drawing of all students who submit Box Tops. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements at the end of each month. The prize? A coupon for a free ice cream or an item from the student store. This fundraiser has helped us earn hundreds of dollars for our school!