Berthoud Elementary School News

January 30th, 2023

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Monday, January 30th - Games Galore Club - 3:15-4:00

Monday, January 30th - Mosaic Art Club - 3:15-4:00

Tuesday, January 31st - Chess Club - 3:15-4:00

Tuesday, January 31st - Escape Room Club - 3:15-4:00

Wednesday, February 1st - Late Start - School Starts at 9:00am

Wednesday, February 1st - Cubelet Club - 3:15-4:00

Wednesday, February 1st - PE Club, Session 1 - 3:15-4:00

Wednesday, February 1st - Eagle Choir - 3:10-4:10

Thursday, February 2nd - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip

Thursday, February 2nd - Chess Club - 3:15-4:00

Tuesday, February 7th - Class Pictures

Fun In Mosaic Club With Mrs. Raehal

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2nd Grade Science

Second graders are exploring the separation of solids using screens!

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5210+ Challenge Is Just Around The Corner!

Hello Berthoud Elementary Families,

February marks the start of the UC Health/Healthy Kids Club Schools on the Move Challenge, where students and staff track their 5210 healthy habits. Students who get 80 checks or more on their log will receive a SOTM t-shirt, and if Berthoud Elementary has enough students participate in the challenge the school could earn some prize money for recess and PE equipment.

Here are a couple of links to some promotional videos.

Also if your student misplaced their log, replacement logs can be printed off using this link.

Let get moving and take the Schools on the Move Challenge


Coach Jones

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Healthy Kids Club Newsletter

The February 2023 issue of the Healthy Kids Connection is available on the Healthy Kids Club website in both English and Spanish. This issue features information on the 5210+ Healthy Kids Challenge coming to registered schools in February and ways to incorporate the 5210+ healthy habits into every day!

Go to to read/download the Healthy Kids Connection.
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3rd & 4th Grade Music Showcases

Music Showcases for 3rd & 4th grade are soon! Please see the info for each grade below:

3rd Grade - It’s almost showcase time! 3rd grade’s “All About food” showcase will be on February 16th at 6:00pm in the gym at Berthoud Elementary. Family and friends are welcome to attend!

Students should meet in the music room at 5:45 pm, and the showcase will begin at 6:00 pm. Students have been asked to wear nice clothing. Feel free to dress up! We have been working on using a good singing voice and good performance behavior. Students have also worked diligently on singing with expressiveness and movement that is appropriate for each song. Please keep your students coat with you during the performance. They have come a long way and are excited and ready to sing for you!

4th Grade - It’s almost showcase time! 4th grade’s “Rocking and Recorders” showcase will be on February 16th at 7:00pm in the gym at Berthoud Elementary. Family and friends are welcome to attend!

Students should meet in the music room at 6:45 pm. The showcase performance will begin at 7:00 pm. Students have been asked to wear nice clothing. Feel free to dress up! We have been working on using a good singing voice and good performance behavior. Students have also worked diligently on singing with expressiveness and movement that is appropriate for each song. Please keep your students coat with you during the performance. They have come a long way and are excited and ready to sing for you!

Thanks for your support of music education at Berthoud Elementary.

Mark Johnson

Music Specialist

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Food & Fun - A Message From Nutrition Services

We are now entering the back half of the year, and I wanted to give you a few updates to changes that have been made at TSD Nutrition Services. If your student brings a sack lunch from home, they will need to bring their own utensils (if needed), as they can no longer get them from the hot lunch area. Also, students getting hot lunch need to get all of their utensils, napkins and condiments from the hot lunch area before sitting down to eat their meal.

To pay for your student's balance or to add money to their account, feel free to send checks/cash in an envelope. You may also pay via “My School Bucks” by clicking here.

Check out the February lunch menu here.

On a personal note, I LOVE the kids here at Berthoud Elementary! They make me smile and laugh daily, and I cherish the time I get to spend with them!

Beth Foster

Berthoud Elementary Kitchen

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Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair is returning to BES! 50% of the books will be new and different from our last fair! See flyers that will be sent home on how to sign up your child for an e-wallet.

Fair dates/times are (during parent/teacher conferences):

Tuesday, February 28th - 3:15 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 1st - 3:15 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 2nd - 7:45 am-7:00 pm

We are looking for volunteers to help set up, work the registers, and tear down the fair on the last day. If you are available to help, please contact Anne Martin at

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Early Childhood News

Universal Preschool Program for Four Year Old Students

In the fall of 2020, Colorado voters approved a nicotine tax measure (Proposition EE) that will fund at least 10 hours a week of free universal preschool for 4-year-olds statewide starting in the fall of 2023. The child must be 4 years old on or before October 1, 2023. This state-funded program will be available to off-set potential preschool costs. Please see this website for more information regarding this program: Colorado Universal Preschool Program Details

If you would like to receive updates about this exciting program, please fill out this form: 2023-2024 Preschool Interest Form

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Thompson Clothing Closet

Need help with cold weather gear for your family? Check out the flyer below for info on the Thompson Clothing Closet!
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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.

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From The Counseling Department...

This year I will be supporting all grades with The Zones Of Regulation. The Zones of Regulation is a systematic, cognitive behavioral approach used to teach self-regulation skills.

The Zones curriculum provides strategies to teach students to:

  • Become more aware of, and independent in managing their emotions and impulses

  • Manage their sensory needs

  • Improve their ability to problem-solve conflicts.

There are 4 colors, each matching a feeling. Each feeling has a set of tools & strategies that helps students get back in (or stay) in the “Green Zone”.

JB Carrico

BES Counselor

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Paying Fees

Fees are assessed annually per TSD Board policies and will continue to accrue from year to year, school to school, within the Thompson School District. Please check the fees section in the Parent Portal to pay your child's fees for the year.

Click here for a "how-to" document.

Click here for a more detailed tutorial.

Check Out All The Ways You Can Support Berthoud El!

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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, 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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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.
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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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