B.T.E.S. September Newsletter

2019-2020 School Year

Welcome Back Bulldogs!

Happy September BTES Families! We hope you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer! We are eager to get the year started and look forward a wonderful school year. Please stay up to date with all the events and programs happening at BTES through our monthly newsletter and through our brand new school district app called "Berkeley Township Schools" in your app store.

Thank you all and have a wonderful start to the year!

Back to School Night Information - Thurs, Sept 12, 2019

Please click above to view Back to School Night Information.

Important Dates in September

September 12 - BTES Back to School Night and Family Book Fair

September 16 - First Day of Fall Clubs

September 23 - PTA Meeting and Top Dog Lunch

September 24 - Board of Education Meeting

September 28 - RESPECT Walk

Thanks for Reading :)

Each month we will hide the word "bulldog" in the newsletter somewhere that it does NOT belong. The word may show up in other places but it would be used properly there. Check below for an example. When you find it, come see us in the main office and let us know where you found it to win a prize!

Used correctly - "Thanks for all the students and staff who support the bulldog bistro!"

Used incorrectly - "We are excited bulldog for all of the fun events planned for this year!"

Have fun and look closely!!!

BTSD Smartphone App

Berkeley Township School District is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with real time information and school happenings, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories and even emergency notifications. You can download the app for free on both Google Play or Apple App Store. Download for Android - http://bit.ly/2IRX30r. Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2NJqP8J

Teachers will continue to use their classroom Remind to update and inform parents of all pertinent information throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

New Bus Loop/Parent Drop Off

Over the summer BTES main parking lot had some construction done. This year we are featuring a brand new bus loop and parent drop off. The new bus loop was designed to be safer and better organized and will now be on the side of the building by the main parking lot. The parent drop off will now be located in the front of the building by the flag pole. Below are some pictures of the new setup. Thank you for your patience with this new layout and new procedures.

Welcome to our New Staff Members

Ms. Ringel

Mrs. Post

Mrs. Pastrick

Ms. DeDeyn

Mrs. Ushock

Mrs. Ward

Looking forward to an amazing year with our new family members!

PTA Monthly!

Meeting Date and Time: Monday September 23, 2019 at 6PM in the BTES Auditorium

Events this month:

  • Sock Fundraiser - Deadline 9/20
  • Book Fair - 9/9-9/13
  • Back to School Night - 9/12
  • RESPECT Walk - 9/28 9AM

News and Updates:

  • Calling all families! Membership fliers are linked here! There will be an incentive prize (Pretzel Party) for the classroom with the most fathers signed up and the first class with 100% membership!
  • Scholastic Book fair - 9/9-9/13 and will also be open in the evening during back to school night. Volunteers welcome but must sign up!
  • Follow our BTES Facebook page - "BTES PTA 2019-2020"

BTES Custom Sock Fundraiser

BTES Custom Sock Order Forms will go home with the students during the first week of school. You may also print the picture below, fill out, and send in to the main office as soon as possible. These forms are due back to the main office by September 20th!
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Artists of the Month

Each month Mrs. Finnamore will be selecting artists of the month to highlight. Their artwork will be hung in the school and their pictures will be displayed here. We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful artwork around our school.

The Nurse's Nook!

Welcome Back! As the school year begins, please make sure the School Nurse is aware of any student medical concerns, such as asthma, allergies, seizures, diabetes, etc. A copy of an Asthma Treatment Plan, Allergy Action Plan, or the Medication Consent Form can be found on the district website at www.btboe.org under the Menu Tab, under Parents, Health Services, and Health Forms. A Medication Consent Form must be completed by the student’s physician for ANY medication to be administered at school, prescription or over the counter, including cough drops. All medication must be brought to the school by the Parent or Guardian. Please contact the School Nurse, Mrs. Cofone, with any questions at 732-269-2909 ext. 2005. Looking forward to a great school year!

Helpful Tips for Students to have a Healthy School Year:

  • Eat breakfast every morning

  • Get plenty of sleep each night

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated

  • Eat healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

  • Brush your teeth twice a day

  • Exercise

  • Have Fun!

BTES Clubs Information

Here is a lineup of the upcoming BTES Fall Clubs:

Health and Fitness


Art of Positivity

Chess Club

Signups will be going home bulldog within the first few days of school. We look forward to a very successful start to the club school year.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brown, Club Coordinator, at bbrown@btboe.org

Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures

At BTES we have decided to create a user friendly cell phone rule. When students bring their phones to school, they should be set off and kept in their bookbag during the school day. When riding the bus, the students may use their phones for music ONLY! There should be no games, calling, texting, photographing, or video taping on the bus. While using their phones for music they MUST ALSO have an earbud in one ear, leaving the other ear open for messages or announcements.

If this rule is not followed, we will be forced to eliminate the use of all phones while on school property.

Thank you for your continued support.

BTES Lunch Menu

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BTSD Food Services Newsletter

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