Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

January 2022 Family Update

January Events:


  • Dec. 20-31: NO SCHOOL (Holiday Break)
  • January 3: School Resumes @ 8:05
  • Jan. 17: NO SCHOOL (Human Rights Day)
  • Jan. 20: 3rd Quarter PTA Meeting @ 8:15 in Room 263
  • Jan. 21: End of the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
  • Jan. 24: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
  • Jan. 29: Winter Carnival Parade

From the Principal ~

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


It is hard to believe we are nearly half way through another school year! Our school elves have been reporting to Santa just how amazing your kids are in school. You should be proud! Thank you for supporting good learning habits at home and for supporting all of the COVID safety protocols each and every day. Your kids make it look so easy and normal.


During the winter break, if you're looking for things to do with your family, you might consider:

  • playing board games or cards
  • reading as a family
  • doing a puzzle
  • enjoying the outdoors & quality family time
  • writing letters
  • coloring


Merriest wishes to you all this holiday season! See you back in school on Monday, January 3rd!


Mrs. Berg

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Send Daily 5

Please send children to school with '5' items for outside play daily or leave a set at school.


  1. Hat
  2. Boots
  3. Coat/Jacket
  4. Snowpants
  5. Gloves/Mittens

Thank you to Mrs. Hamilton & all participants for a great Virtual Paint Night!

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Snow Day / Delay Reminders

In the event of a Snow Day, you will be notified by phone and email through our automated calling system. The district will try to make a decision no later than 6:30 AM to either:


  1. CANCEL school for the day (for all students)
  2. Implement “2 HOUR DELAY” (Buses pick up 2 hours later than normal and the school day would run from 10:05-3:00.)
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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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Workroom Volunteers

If you are looking to volunteer, we have created a schedule for our staff workroom 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 June. Thank you SO much to those of you who have volunteered already!


Sign Up to help in our staff work room.

Look at what we have been able to purchase (so far!)

  • Gagaball Pit on playground
  • New Playground Equipment
  • Candy Cane Grams (ask your student)
  • Student Novels/Books for each classroom library
  • Paint sets purchased for Virtual Paint Nights
  • Idaho Shakespeare "Alice in Neverland" performance {April 2022}

Craft Fair Success!

Thank you thank you thank you to all the volunteers and parents who made our Craft Fair possible, especially Amie Anderton, Mandi Tyler & Courtney Moss. We had a total of 70 booths, and it was a smashing success! Thanks for supporting our kids!
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SNOW many options at Brundage, Idaho Ski Passport & Tamarack!

5th graders have the option for a free pass to Brundage. Students were to have signed up through their teachers. 5th graders also can get an Idaho Peak Season Ski Passport for just $18, go here! And lastly, K-5 can access the SKY (Students-Kids-Youth) pass for free at Tamarack! It's available to any student in Valley County k-12, who is enrolled in a public, private, or charter school. Stop by the downtown Tamarack office with your child's report card or Powerschool verification of current enrollment. Happy snow season!

4th Grade: Free National Park Pass

In coordination with the “Every Kid Outdoors” program, fourth-graders can participate in the Every Kid Outdoors program! The U.S. Forest Service is among several federal agencies that support the Every Kid Outdoors initiative which is a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. The initiative provides a free pass to all fourth-grade students who first go to this link and complete the application process for a pass. It's a great time to look at some National Parks you want to visit and take a road trip!

Camp Invention Returning!

We are planning to host another Camp Invention for current K-5 students in June. Get registered early as space is limited. Camp is scheduled at BRMES the week of June 14-17 from 8:30-4:30 (4 Days only with longer hours each day). Cost is $235 (before discounts). Sign up at invent.org/camp. See additional discount codes on the flyer on our website here.
Click here for PTA Events

Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday January 20, 2022.

PTA Budget Ideas (Click here)

We love to fund new, innovative, and creative events/ideas that reward the students and staff at BRMES! Click above & submit your ideas here.

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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