Berkeley Township Elementary School

May 2018 Updates

Last Month's Highlights!

We are in the home stretch! April was a fun month at BTES. A lot of great things happening around the school and we are very much looking forward to finishing out the year on a positive note! May is a busy month so please check the calendar and keep up to date with our Remind messages.

Important Dates in May

May 3 - Hoops for the Heart Event (Money Due May 7)

May 4 - 4th Grade Student Orientation

May 4 - May the 4th Be With You Spirit Day

May 7 - 6th Grade Battle of the Books

May 9 - 4th Grade Parents Orientation

May 10 - BTES School Play - Mary Poppins 6PM

May 11 - BTES School Play - Mary Poppins 5PM Pasta Dinner, 6PM Play

May 14 - May 18 - PARCC Testing at BTES

May 17 - 6th Grade Battle of the Books Championship

May 21 - PTA Meeting

May 22 - Board of Education Meeting

May 25 - 4 Hour Session for Students

May 28 - School Closed

May 29 - 6th Grade Field Day

May 29 - BTES Chorus Singing at Blueclaws Stadium

May 30 - Stokes Parent Meeting

BTES Contest Winner

Congratulations to one of our very own for his winning entry in the Mental Health Calendar Poster Contest! He was one of 12 selected from more than 600 entries! Great job!

Artists of the Month

We would like to take the time to recognize our four Artists of the Month! Congratulations on your hard work, creativity, and talent in the art field. These students were chosen to have their art work hung in the hallway for the month for the school to see. Awesome job and keep up the great work!

BTES 6th Grade Graduation

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The Nurse's Nook!

As per district policy, 5th Grade Physicals by the School Physician will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Forms have been sent home with each 5th Grade student. Please return the refusal slip to the school nurse only if you DO NOT want your child to receive a physical by the school physician.

Please call the nurse with any further questions at 732-269-2909, ext. 2005.

- Mrs. Cofone, BTES School Nurse

PTA Monthly!

Next Meeting Date: Monday May 21 at 6pm in the auditorium

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at or ask us at the meeting!

Student Council Updates

Our student council is winding down the year with some fun things ahead. The students were a huge help during the 4th grade orientation helping tour the incoming students around our beautiful school. The teachers commented how well behaved and respectful these students were.

They will be enjoying their end of the year party sometime this month.

We are also preparing our current 5th graders to run for positions next year. Information will be coming out soon!

Mary Poppins

It is play week!! We are so excited to share our presentation of Mary Poppins with you! We know that you will love every second. Just a reminder our play starts at 6PM on Thursday May 10 and on Friday May 11 we have our Pasta Dinner at 5PM followed by the play at 6PM. We hope you can make it!

- The Cast of Mary Poppins

After School Sports - Flag Football

Flag Football has started! We are looking forward to continuing our sports for the month of May! Permission slips are sent home by the teachers as needed.

As a reminder, please send in the permission slip signed that your child's teacher sent home. Pickup will be at 2:50 each week.

Thank you!

Congressman MacArthur's Reading Challenge

Congressman Tom MacArthur is sponsoring a reading challenge for all students in the Third Congressional District. Students are asked to read 3 books and submit the form below by March 16, 2018 in order to receive a Congressional Certificate. This is a wonderful way to recognize your child's reading accomplishments! Thank you and Happy Reading!!

Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures

At BTES we have decided to create a user friendly cell phone rule. We have shared this with the students on multiple occasions and want to make sure that we are all on the same page. 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.


What time is our pasta dinner for the play? Answer correctly in the main office to earn a prize!