Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

April 2019 Family Newsletter

Upcoming Events:


  • April 1: School Resumes & Monday Morning Message @ 8:15 "SMILE"
  • April 1: Deadline to submit forms/money for Kids Heart Challenge
  • April 4: PTA Meeting @ 8:15
  • April 4: Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 , 4:00-6:00 {call 634-2219 to schedule}
  • April 4: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:00 {scheduled by the teachers}
  • April 5: NO SCHOOL / Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00-12:00 {by appointment}
  • April 8, 15, 22, 29: Monday Morning Messages @ 8:15
  • April 21: Happy Easter
  • April 24: Administrative Assistants Day
  • April 26: 5th Grade ISAT (Science) Test Day #1
  • April 28: Yearbook Deadline (link on our website)
  • April 30: 3rd & 4th Grades SBAC/ISAT Test Day #1 (English Language Arts)
  • May 1: 5th Grade SBAC/ISAT Test Day #2 (English Language Arts)
  • May 2: 3rd & 4th Grades SBAC/ISAT Test Day #2 (English Language Arts)
  • May 3: 5th Grade SBAC/ISAT Test Day #3 (English Language Arts)
  • May 7-9: K-3rd Grades IRI/iStation Testing
  • May 7: 3rd & 4th Grades SBAC/ISAT Test Day #3 (Math)
  • May 8: 5th Grade SBAC/ISAT Test Day #4 (Math)
  • May 9: 3rd & 4th Grades SBAC/ISAT Test Day #4 (Math)
  • May 10: 5th Grade SBAC/ISAT Test Day #5 (Math)

Principal Update

Dear Parent(s), Guardian(s), & Students,


I hope you have all enjoyed your Spring Break as a family and are ready to begin our 4th quarter of school!


Your child's 3rd quarter report cards will be sent home with students April 3-5 with optional parent teacher conferences scheduled by classroom teachers on either Thursday, April 4th from 4:00-6:00 or on Friday, April 5th from 8:00-noon. If you wish to schedule a conference simply email or connect with your child's teacher.


At the March 11th School Board meeting, the Board of trustees addressed the five emergency closure days and the two hour delayed start. After a thoughtful discussion the Board determined that there will be no changes to the remaining instructional year. The closures will not be rescheduled.


During the month of April, we will be focused on year end goals, state testing, and believe it or not, gearing up for next year. Periodically I am asked how we place children into classrooms for the following school year. As a staff, we spend a lot of time meeting and grouping students by a variety of attributes (ie. gender, achievement, learning styles, gross/fine motor skills, friendships, same names, and more). I also do consider special written requests when the letter advocates for the needs of your child rather than a specific friend or teacher request. The deadline for any written notes submitted to me will be May 3rd (vberg@mdsd.org). I want to assure you that this is a responsibility we do not take lightly and will strive to create the best learning environment for all of our 413 students. If you know your family won't be returning to BRMES next fall, please email me that information so we do not place your child into a new classroom.


Please help spread the word that our 19-20 Kindergarten registration is set for April 4th from 4:00-6:00. Families are encouraged to call and schedule an appointment at 634-2219.


Mrs. Berg, Principal

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4th quarter PTA meeting

Thursday, April 4th @ 8:15 AM

In addition to organizing spring PTA events, we will vote for 2019/2020 officers. Nominations so far include:

  • Beckie Wayne (President)
  • Chelsey Lazenby (Vice President)
  • Any additional nominees can be emailed to: brmespta125@gmail.com by April 3, 2019.

Check out the great volunteer opportunities below!

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Watch your inbox for emails with links to volunteer at these SUPER FUN events - or contact brmespta125@gmail.com

PTA Facebook Page

Click on the link above to visit the BRMES PTA facebook page where you will find lots of great information about our school, fun photos, and local activities for kids.

2019 Camp Invention Information

Camp InventionĀ® is coming to BRMES June 17-21 from 9:00-3:30!


Registration is filling up. The full price for the five days of camp is $220. Secure your spot today and save $25 with promo code INNOVATE25. Offer expires March 22nd.


Register at invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332


We are still looking for middle school students (going into grades 7-9) or high school students (going into grades 10-12) to apply for leaders-in-training or leadership positions. If you know any kids looking to fill up a week of summer, refer them to Mrs. Berg (vberg@mdsd.org).

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Mrs. Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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