Berthoud Elementary School News

September 26th, 2022

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Wednesday, Sept. 28th - Late Start - School Starts At 9:00am

Friday, September 30th - 4th Grade Field Trip

Fall Carnival Is Back!

SAVE THE DATE! Our Fall Carnival is back! Friday, October 14th from 5:30-8:00 PM join us for fun, games, dinner, and more! More information and ticket presales to come next week! Stay tuned!
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Not Too Late For Pictures!

It's not too late to order school pictures, if you do it online. Just go to the website below and use the highlighted school ID! Retakes will be on Friday, November 4th.
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Bloomsights at BES - District Information

  • Bloomsights is a student perception survey measuring feelings of safety, connection to peers, engagement and overall school climate
  • Administration Window (Dates): Approximately every 4-6 weeks

  • Time for Administration: 15-20 minutes

  • Purpose: Formative assessment to monitor student perception on feelings of safety, connection to grade level peers, engagement, and overall school climate.

  • Required by: Encouraged for all elementary and middle schools to monitor progress towards positive school climate and student well-being.

  • Use of Results: Staff can use the data to form instructional groups and implement strategies that will enhance students' sense of community and safety, increase engagement, and improve classroom and school culture.

BHS Basketball Camp

If your student loves basketball, check out the flyer below for info on Berthoud High's upcoming basketball camp!
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The Book Fair Is Coming!

Berthoud El students LOVE the book fair, and it's coming soon! Preparing for and running the fair takes a lot of hard work, and Mrs. Martin is now recruiting volunteers to help. The fair will be October 18th, 19th and 20th, and she can use help setting up, tearing down, and working during the fair. If you'd like to join in the fun, please email Mrs. Martin at
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All TSD enrolled students from grades K-12 are invited to compete, regardless of whether they participated in a school fair and how they placed. The district registration form must be completed and project paperwork uploaded into the registration form by midnight, October 7, 2022. Approved projects will be notified no later than October 13, 2022. Students, do not begin your project until you have received your project’s approval.

Important! All projects must complete the required paperwork prior to beginning an experiment.

Visit The TSD District Science Fair Page for full information. Categories are listed below.

Elementary divisions are:

  • Kindergarten/1st Grades
  • 2nd/3rd Grades
  • 4th/5th Grades

Elementary students may compete in the following categories:

  • Life Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
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TSD Community Engagement Sessions

Thompson School District Board of Education
Announces New Series of Community Engagement Sessions

Connect with your Board of Education members - Share your thoughts
Ask questions - Learn more about our amazing school district

Thompson School District's Board of Education has announced its latest series of community engagement sessions. The forums are designed to be a comfortable environment for community members to discuss topics of interest and share their thoughts on issues that are important to them.

Please see below for session dates, times and locations. Spanish language interpretation will be available at each forum.

The district's Board of Education consists of seven elected individuals, each representing a Director District within the community. Board members serve in the roles as volunteers, dedicating many hours each week to their duties. To learn more about the members of the Board, please click here.

For more information on the engagement sessions, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Chief Communications Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via e-mail at

  • Thursday, Oct 6th, 5:00pm-6:30pm - TSD Admin Bldg., 800 South Taft Ave, Loveland
  • Saturday, Nov 12th, 9:00am-10:30am - Ferguson High School/Thompson Career Campus, 1811 West 15th St., Loveland
  • Thursday, Feb 9th, 7:30am-9:00am - TSD Admin Bldg., 800 South Taft Ave, Loveland
  • Wednesday, April 26th, 6:00pm-7:30pm - Turner Middle School, 950 Massachusetts Avenue, Berthoud
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Get Involved As A Volunteer!

Want to help at BES? We'd love to have you! We are always looking for more volunteers, for anything from a few days a week to just helping at bigger events. If you are new and would like to volunteer, start the process by clicking here. You can also email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Seaton, at
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New Procedure for Signing in and Signing Out

We are streamlining our process for signing students in and out! If your student is signing in late or you are signing them out early, make sure you have your smart phone, and follow these steps:

  • Scan the QR code by the front door
  • Complete the Google form that pops up on your phone
  • If you are signing out your student, have your photo ID ready! (And a heads-up call to the office is always appreciated, so we have enough time to locate students if they are at recess, in specials, at lunch, etc)
  • Ring the bell and our office staff will assist you

Thanks for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new method!

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News From Nutrition Services

Welcome Back to Food and Fun!!

Hello, and welcome back to what we think will be a fantastic year!

There is an all new kitchen team this year - we are Mrs. Beth and Ms. Tawnya. We are so excited to be at Berthoud Elementary and to get to know each of your kiddos! Please give us a few weeks to get over the beginning bumps until everything is running smoothly!!

There are a few changes this year to be aware of:

  • Breakfast and lunch will no longer free.
  • Breakfast is $1.75
  • Lunch is $3.00
  • Milk $1.00 (Milk or juice is included in a meal)

The easiest way to pay for your child’s lunch is through My School Bucks. Click here to go to My School Bucks and set up an account. This allows you to keep tabs on your child’s account and you can even set up an automatic draft if you'd like.

You are also welcome to send in cash or checks as well. Please make checks out to Berthoud Elementary and have your child’s name and grade on it. According to new district rules, we will no longer be able to give ANY cash back for anything. If you child brings us a $5.00 bill for lunch, $3.00 will be used to pay for the lunch and the remaining $2.00 will go onto their lunch account for future food purchases.

If you’d like to apply for “free or reduced lunches” click here. This is kept strictly confidential! Kids on free/reduced my not use lunch account funds for any Ala Carte purchases or seconds on anything, including milk.

If you have any questions, our direct phone number is (970) 613-7508. Please feel free to leave a message as we will likely be busy preparing your kiddos food but we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all the bright faces!

Mrs. Beth and Ms. Tawnya

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Paying Fees

Paying your student fees is a little different this year. You will do this in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus. There was a glitch earlier this week, but it has been fixed! You can now pay via Parent Portal on a computer and in the app!

Click here for a "how-to" document.

Click here for a more detailed tutorial.

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Give Us A Heads-Up!

Will you be signing your student out early? The office greatly appreciates a call ahead! This gives us a little extra time to locate students if they are out to recess, at lunch, or in specials.

Please remember that you must present photo ID to sign out your student. When you arrive, please ring the bell by the front entrance, and our office staff will assist you!

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Call In Those Absences!

Don't forget to call in your student's absence! Our Attendance Line number is 970-613-7590. You may call this number 24 hours a day and leave a message with your student's name, the reason for the absence, and your name and callback number in case we have questions. You may also leave us a message that your student will be arriving late. If you are calling for that reason, be sure and tell us if you need to order hot lunch. Hot lunch orders are submitted to the kitchen at 8:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and at 9:30 on Wednesdays.
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Don't Forget Those Water Bottles!

Parents, please help your student remember to bring their water bottle to school! Drinking plenty of water keeps our cells hydrated, which helps our brains and keeps us energized. Fill up those bottles and send them to school each day! We have filtered water stations throughout the school for re-filling during the day.

Check Out All The Ways You Can Support Berthoud Elementary!

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Pick up/drop off

We have almost 500 students attending BES this year, including many new families. It is extremely important that students are being dropped off/picked up safely. Please familiarize yourself with this map and follow the instructions of our crosswalk/duty helpers. We have had kids walking through the parking lot and bus zone with cars driving by and the last thing any of us want is a tragedy. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
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