The B.Y.E. Buzz

December 13, 2021

Principal Corner

Reminders: If students are late or picked up early, please sign them in/out. Students have been marked absent because we don't have them listed as checking in. You can scan the QR code at the door OR on the signs in the parking lot. Thank you for your help with this!


See the 7 Days of Holiday Fun below!!! We are excited to have some extra spirit days! We will have a food day on Friday!


The PTA has a great way to sponsor a teacher. See below!

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PTA Update- Sponsor a Teacher

Christmas is coming! Do you want to sponsor a teacher? Please donate through the PTA store to sponsor a teacher. We are hoping to provide the school staff with a special gift this holiday season. Any donation is appreciated.


Yearbook prices are now $25. Please order through the PTA store.


The "Gaga Pit" was installed! Thank you to all of those that donated to The Color Run 2021. Due to shipping delays, we just got it installed. The students are learning the correct rules in PE and will be playing at recess. What a fun addition to our playground!

A Note from Mrs. Nelson (School Counselor)- Character Word- Gratitude

December’s Character Word is Gratitude. Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen in your life and taking the time to express appreciation and return kindness.

Read About It!

  • Small Blessings by Erica Becker

  • The Thankful Book by Todd Parr

  • Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

  • Gratitude Soup by Olivia Rosewood

Practice it!

Start a gratitude journal with your child. Get a blank notebook and work together to design it. Each night, spend time together adding the things you are thankful for. It is fun to review your list every once in a while to see all of the things you have to be grateful for!

Talk About It!

  • What do you think gratitude means and why is it important?

  • How do you think being grateful for what you have can affect your attitude?

  • What are some big things you are thankful for? What are some small things?

  • What are some things you can do at home and at school to remember to be more thankful?

Tech News

Click the image to check out technology resources from Mrs. Ballard!

Family Music Page

Check out what's going on in the music room!

*PIANOS, instruments, dancing and MORE!

*Every week you can check out what your child is learning in music.

*Find the camera in each grade level to see pics and videos of our learning.

Check out our virtual library information

Weather Changes

We wanted to share our weather guidelines for outside recess. Please remember to write names in student's jackets/coats and send them on days they will need them. Thanks so much!
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Check out the Winter Break Challenge!

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Upcoming Events

December 13-17- Spirit Days (see above)

December 17- Winter Party Day

December 20-January 3- Christmas Break

January 28- Spring Picture Day

February 3- GT Play

February 8- 3rd-grade performance

February 11- Valentine Party Day

March 21-25- Spring Break

April 1- 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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