Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

October 2021 Family Update

October Events:


  • Oct. 1: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Training Day)
  • Oct. 8: School Spirit Day & MDHS Homecoming Parade comes by BRMES @ 1:55
  • Oct. 8: PTA Color Bomb a Staff Member Reward for making over $5000 in Tortoise & the Hare @ 2:30.
  • Oct. 20: PTA Tshirt Contest Deadline
  • Oct. 26-30: Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 26: Red Ribbon "We are Strong" (WEAR RED DAY)
  • Oct. 27: Red Ribbon "Shade Yourself from Drugs" (WEAR CAPS)
  • Oct. 28: Red Ribbon "Sock it to Drugs" (WEAR CRAZY SOCKS)
  • Oct. 28: Individual Picture Retake Day
  • Oct. 28: 2nd Quarter PTA Meeting @ 8:15 in Cafe
  • Oct. 29: Last Day of the 1st Quarter
  • Oct. 29: Red Ribbon "Say Boo to Drugs" (WEAR COSTUMES) Watch for costume rules to come home later in the month.
  • Oct. 29: BRMES hallway parade of costumes @ 1:30 PM (Watch PTA Facebook page for a live feed as well)
  • Nov. 1: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
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Happy Fall,


I hope this finds you adjusting to the school routines and enjoying these beautiful fall days.


Please help remind your child to come to school dressed for the weather daily. You might consider writing your child's name on outer layers so if they are lost, the staff can find the owner. Our lost & found is already quite large; so double check for missing items.



I thank you for your continued help with all of these expectations:

  • Drop Off & Pick Up through the drive up lane only (no need to park or get out of your vehicle) ~ Pull forward as far as possible.
  • Keep those sick kids home.
  • Call our office with any confirmed positive COVID results. This allows us to begin our contact tracing process and verify the results. Families will be notified if we believe your child has been exposed to a positive student or staff member at school. You can check our confirmed cases on the district website weekly here under 'announcements'.
  • Clean Face Coverings are required by everyone in the building
  • Call in change of going home plans by 2:30 daily so we have time to get a message to your child(ren) and teacher.


We are all learning and adjusting to this new school year with our 410 students back in session. It was truly a great first month of school. Please reach out to the school at (208) 634-2219 or email me at vberg@mdsd.org with any questions you have.


Mrs. Berg

Principal

Work Room Volunteers

If you are looking to volunteer, we have created a schedule for our staff work room to help take on copies, laminating, cutting, and other staff requests. Just sign in with your photo ID when you come to volunteer. Here is the schedule through December.


Sign Up to help in our staff work room.

School Safety Drills

We take school safety seriously. We have been busy practicing all of our drills to help teach our students and staff about best practices/procedures in the event we ever need it. We will continue to practice four types of drills on a regular basis.


  1. Evacuations {Fire Drills}
  2. Reverse Evacuations
  3. Hall Checks
  4. Lockdowns

In the event any of these are NOT a drill and an emergency, we will utilize our Powerschool Alert System to notify you via text/email/phone call.

Microsoft Teams

All K-5 BRMES students have a Microsoft account provided by the school district. If we end up going to an all-online schedule; all students will need to know how to login to his/her Microsoft account from home to access Microsoft Teams and connect with his/her teacher. We are continuing to teach/prepare ourselves and the students, just in case. There is also a free Teams App you can try as well. Ask your child(ren) or the classroom teachers if they have been taught how to use Teams yet.

Powerschool Help?

Powerschool is an excellent tool for parents to keep track of their child's daily schedule, attendance, and grades. Download the Powerschool app to get started with your mobile device. Our district code is: XLLD.



If you had it installed from last year; try to log out and re-login to get connected to the 2021-22 information. Call us if you are needing further assistance @ 634-2219.

Mask Mandate


  • Physician's Exemption: We must have a physicians signature on file if your child has a condition that exempts them from mask wearing. All other students, staff and visitors/volunteers, when indoors, are mandated to wear a mask.

Current BRMES Job Openings:

We love hiring BRMES parents. If any of these interest you, look to apply online or call our office for more information!


  • Kitchen (part time, student days only)
  • Substitutes (you choose your days, student days only)
  • Paraprofessionals (part time, student days only)
  • Harlow's Bus Drivers (Call Harlow's to inquire 634-1089)

BRMES School Hours

7:45-8:10: DROP OFF TIMES {Doors open @ 7:45 AM}

8:10: SCHOOL STARTS

8:15: TARDY BELL

3:00: DISMISSAL

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Thank you Bike to School Volunteers and Riders! It was so fun {and cold}!

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2nd Quarter PTA Meeting

Thursday October 28th, at 8:15 am in the BMES cafeteria. All parents invited.


Click here for link to our 2021/22 schedule of events

Tortoise & the Hare Results

We raised over $10,000 from the Tortoise & Hare jog-a-thon! Student prizes will be delivered and announced in the next couple of weeks.


We are absolutely BLOWN away by the support of our families & community; thank you so much for your generosity!


The PTA Budget Team will be busy this year planning events and celebrations throughout the year. If you have ideas for things we could do to enhance the elementary experience for our kids, please let us know.

Tshirt Contest

Watch for paperwork to come home with your child next week. All BRMES students are invited to participate in this annual t-shirt contest for our school shirt for the year.

Join the PTA (Annual Membership Drive)

Interested in joining the PTA by November 1st ($15.00)? Your fee helps continue our PTA group with insurance and dues and grants you a 'voice' anytime there are decisions to be voted on.

Check out this link to join today.

Save the Date!

Our student Holiday Craft and Bake Sale will be returning this year. Save the date and/or start thinking of what your child may want to make/create.


Thursday, December 2nd {after school}

Follow us on Facebook

Click on the link here to visit the BRMES PTA Facebook page. It includes community and school events throughout the year and allows you to meet other BRMES families.
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Valerie Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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