B. Bernice Young Parent Bulletin

Teaching, Learning and Achieving Excellence

March and April 2016

Dr. Denise King, Principal

Mr. Gary Russell, Vice Principal

B. Bernice Young Elementary School

1203 Neck Road

Burlington, NJ 08016

(609) 386-3520 Fax (609) 239-3532

Web: burltwpsch.org

Important Dates

  • February 26 - March 5 - Read Across America
  • March 11 - End of 2nd Trimester
  • March 10 - 18 - YSFA Book Fair
  • March 16 - YSFA Evening Book Fair 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 17 - Evening Conferences & St. Patrick's Day
  • March 20 - Spring Begins
  • March 22 - Report Cards Issued
  • March 22 & 23 - Early Dismissal for Students (12:45 Walkers/1:00 PM) and Afternoon Conferences
  • March 25 - 31 - School Closed for Spring Break
  • April 8 - YSFA Spring Fling
  • April 19 & 20 - Lifetouch Spring Picture Days
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • May 4 - Lifetouch 2nd grade class picture

New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association Elementary Principal of the Year - Thank you!

Please click on the link to read the message from Dr. King.

Message From The Counselor

No Name Calling Week” was the week of January 18th through January 22nd. To kick-off this week and encourage cool and safe behaviors throughout the rest of the 2015-2016 school year, our students were encouraged to recite the ‘I am Special Pledge’ along with their morning routine.

Young School Pledge:

We will use kind words.

We will keep our arms, hands and feet to ourselves.

We will help each other-

because we are part of a

Be Cool, Be Safe School- Young School!

In addition, each student was invited to add their names to a “No-Name Calling” Classroom Chain by signing their name on a strip of construction paper. These strips of construction paper were available by the teacher’s mailboxes and made into links of a chain that that hung up inside or outside the classroom for all to see. The 8 classes that met the No Name Calling Challenge celebrated their accomplishment on Friday, February 19th in the gym for a dance party. Thank your for your continued support to encourage cool and safe choices at home. Mrs. Stefanski, School Counselor

Read Across America

Our celebration of activities for Read Across America will be held February 26th through March 4th. To help your family participate in this journey, we have outlined below some of our planned activities. We hope each day will inspire your child’s love of reading and support your family reading time together.

YSFA Spring Book Fair

March 11 - March 18, 2016:

The YSFA will be hosting the Spring Scholastic Book Fair for students, staff, and families.

All classes will have an opportunity to go to the book fair during the day. There will also be an event for the night book fair for families to attend, browse and listen to stories on March 16th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Book fair schedule

End of 2nd Trimester and Report Cards

The end of the second trimester is March 11th. Report cards will be issued to the students on March 21st and sent home with your child.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Grandparents Visit

Young Elementary School would like to invite you to visit our school on April 13th for 1st and 2nd grades and April 14th for PreK and Kindergarten. We welcome grandparents to visit our Pre-K through 2nd grade classes. You will have an opportunity to work on a project or read a story to the class. We encourage you to share with the students what school was like when you were in elementary school. We support our community partners.

Notes From The Nurse

Since the cold, flu, strep & stomach virus season has begun, an ill child cannot function properly in the class and exposes everyone to their illness. Your child should be kept home if any of the following apply:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or more (before the use of Tylenol or a fever reducing medication) The child must have a normal temperature for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Any abdominal or intestinal distress; if your child has vomited or has had diarrhea the night before, or in the morning, please keep the child home. Your child must be vomit/or diarrhea free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Severe cough/cold, even without a fever.
  • Asthmatic conditions that are not improving with prescribed medication. If wheezing or coughing are still present after using the inhaler/treatment, contact the physician for further treatment.

Important: As always, please remember to call the school nurse to report when your child is absent - 386-3520 #3. Thank you.

4th Annual Spelling Bee

We are excited as planning is underway for our fourth annual Spelling Bee for Young School. Our school team of educators in partnership with middle and high school student leaders has planned several levels of fun competitive activities for all students to participate.

Please see the attached letter for further details.

Principal's Book Challenge


We encourage reading as a lifelong tool to help children learn and explore various genres of literature.

Additional information will be posted to the website.

Letter to parents and students.

Form to log books read.