Berkeley Lake Elementary
September 24, 2021
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It was another great week of learning at BLES! Each of you should have received an invitation to provide feedback on calendar options for next school year via email and Dojo. I would appreciate your feedback and will share it will the central office in a couple of weeks.
The Duluth Fall Festival is this weekend and BLES will be in the parade on Saturday. If you would like to support us by walking in the parade, we will be at spot #14 (right behind the Duluth Middle School group) and you will need to be in line at 9:00. Children younger than 4th grade and strollers are not allowed to walk in the parade so we would also appreciate families lining the parade route to cheer us on!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Your Principal and Partner,
A Look Ahead...
Saturday, September 25
Sunday, September 26
Monday, September 27
3:00pm Chess Club- Media Center
Tuesday, September 28
3:15pm Club Invention for 3rd Grade
Wednesday, September 29
12:30pm Play to Learn
3:15pm Green Team
Saturday, October 2
9:00am Saturday School for invited students only (arrive at 8:45)
Teacher of the Year!
Diana is on our ESL team, Jasmin on our Kindergarten team, and Bonnie on our 1st Grade team. These teachers were nominated by the other teachers in the building for their hard work and dedication to educating our students.
A special congratulations goes to Bonnie Walsh, who was voted our Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year by her peers.
Field Day is Coming October 4th - 6th!!
Attention 5th Grade Parents
Save the Dates
On Wednesday, October 20th, there will be another county-wide Digital Learning Day for all students and on Thursday, October 21st, students will be released at noon so teachers will be available to conference with parents. Please mark these dates on your calendars and if needed, make alternate child care plans for that Wednesday and Thursday, since we will not be on normal schedules those two days.
You will be able to sign up for conferences on the BLES website, beginning on October 7th.
If your child will need to borrow a Chromebook or hotspot for the Digital Learning Day that will take place on October 20th, please complete this form on our website. Note, if your child brought home a device for the September 14th Digital Learning Day, you do not need to submit a new form.
HOME RUN DERBY CHALLENGE: Come show off your baseball and softball skills
Mobile Vaccine Clinic Ends In the Next Two Weeks
Gwinnett County Substitute Teacher Incentive Plan
In Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), our people are our greatest resource, including our substitute teachers and the tremendous support they provide to our students, staff members, and schools. GCPS substitutes play a critical role in our students’ education, making a difference in the lives of children every day!
With that in mind, GCPS is pleased to announce two initiatives for substitute teachers:
- A one-time incentive payment to recognize the service of our substitute teachers.
- Substitute Teachers who work at least 45 days between August 4, 2021, and December 17, 2021, will be eligible to receive a one-time incentive payment of $500, above and beyond the substitute's regular earned pay (attached flyer contains additional details).
- A pay rate increase for our substitute teachers effective 9/20/2021 through the duration of the pandemic:
- Substitute Teacher – from $108 to $130 per day
- Extended Substitute Teacher – from $120 to $150 per day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Do You Have a Young Child at Home That is Not Yet in School? If so, Get Involved With Play to Learn.
Berkeley Lake Elementary is a Georgia After School Program (GASP) School
We Collect Box Tops (Online)
Do You Have a Parent Portal Account?
If you need to register with the portal, please print and complete this registration form and turn it in to the main office. Along with the completed form, you are required to show a photo I.D. for verification.
Do You Have a MyPaymentsPlus Account?
Opportunity for Discounted Portable WiFi Hotspot for Families
Berkeley Lake Recycles
Berkeley Lake recycles aluminum cans and old clothes and shoes (in any condition) in the two bins in the upper parking lot. The Green Team receives 10¢ per pound of donations, which helps pay the fee for the weekly paper and cardboard pick-up. The aluminum cans are recycled at Progressive Recycling on Simpson Circle. Please support our Green Team by recycling these items here at Berkeley Lake. Thank you!
Our Parent Center
The Berkeley Lake Parent Center is located across from the front office and it's providing services by appointment. For Parent Center support please call Ms. Sandra Orci, Parent Liaison, at 678-291-4232 or email her at Sandra.Orci@gcpsk12.org