Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

January 2019 Family Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 7: School Resumes @ 8:05
  • Jan. 7: Monday Morning Meeting @ 8:15 on "Optimism"
  • Jan. 14: Monday Morning Meeting @ 8:15 on "FUN in the snow"
  • Jan. 18: End of the 2nd Quarter
  • Jan. 21: NO SCHOOL (Human Rights Day)
  • Jan. 22: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
  • Jan. 24: 4th & 5th Grade Geography Bee in the Gym @ 9:15
  • Jan. 28: Monday Morning Meeting @ 8:15 on "Respect"
  • Jan. 28 & 29: 5th Grade @ MOSS
  • Jan. 31: PTA 3rd Quarter Meeting @ 8:15

Principal Update

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


Merriest wishes this holiday season!


It is hard to believe we are nearly half way through another school year. Our students have just completed their winter bench-marking/assessments. They are showing so much growth already and we are excited to see how much more they will learn in the new year. Thank you for supporting good learning habits at home. During the winter break, please set some goals to:

  • read daily
  • practice math facts
  • utilize some of our online programs found under 'students' on our website
  • and enjoy the outdoors and your friends/family


See you back in school on Monday, January 7th!


Mrs. Berg

THANK YOU to everyone for...


  • supporting and giving to 3 local families with gifts for their whole family
  • donating $745.60 through our Penny War to purchase gifts for local senior citizens
  • 92 donated jars of peanut butter or jelly for our local food bank
  • to the Classic and Antique Boat Society/Payette Chapter for their $1000 donation to sponsor 20 of our students for winter swimming lessons
  • to Cheap Thrills for donating 24 life jackets to our students
  • and to our 2 school Elves, that simply reminded us of our school expectations and brought smiles to our faces daily this past month!


We sure have a lot to be thankful for and our students loved learning about the spirit of giving {and receiving}!

Send "5" items Daily

Please send children to school with '5' items for outside play, daily.


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

2019 Camp Invention Information

We will be hosting another Camp Invention (STEM camp) for current K-5 students this summer. Camp will be at our school June 17-21 from 9:00-3:30. Total cost for the week long camp is $230. Sign up at campinvention.org. You can use an early bird discount of INNOVATE25 if you sign up by March 22 to save $25.

School Closure/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.)

Roaring Readers (due by March 21, 2019)

Did you get your child's Roaring Reader form? Use this form to track your child's at home reading through March 2019. Students can earn a one day ticket to Roaring Springs in Meridian if they complete the reading challenge and turn in their form by March 21, 2019.

Spring Testing 2019

Our mandated state spring testing window will be from April 30 - May 10, 2019. Students in grades K-2 will participate one of the days during this window while students in grades 3-5 will test 4-5 of these days.

Playground Activity Leader (PAL) ~ Help Wanted!

Sign up to be a PAL from 11:15-12:15 or 12:00-1:00, one day/week/month (or whatever you can do). Use this online link to submit your information electronically OR print the information from our website and bring in the registration form. Our kids need PALs!

BRMES School Hours:

7:45-8:05: DROP OFF TIMES {Please drop students off after 7:45 AM}

8:05: 1st BELL & Classrooms Open

8:10: SCHOOL STARTS

8:15: TARDY BELL

3:00: DISMISSAL

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3rd Quarter PTA Meeting: All Are Invited

  • Thursday, January 31st @ 8:15 A.M.
  • Come help nominate our 2019/2020 PTA Officers
  • PTA is a great way to get involved, make new friends, and make a difference
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5th and 6th Graders Ski Information

Idaho Ski Passport Program (5th & 6th Graders):

It's not too late to participate in the free Ski Passport Program. For an $18 processing fee, 5th and 6th grade students can ski free at 18 Idaho ski resorts this season. Visit https://www.skiidaho.us/programs/passport for more information.


Brundage Season Passes (5th Grade Only):

Don't forget to head up to Brundage soon and get your child's photo taken and pick up your 5th grade child's FREE Brundage Season Pass as well.

Box Tops Never Stop

Keep those box tops coming!

Mrs. Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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