Buffalo Weekly Express

September 17, 2019

Week Five Celebrations

Berryton Families,

This past week was filled with the following celebrations:

  • Sidney Doty, Fifth Grade teacher won the Elementary Horizon Award on behalf of Shawnee Heights. She was awarded this based upon excellence in teaching her very first year in the classroom
  • Our teachers spent time watching the film Paper Tigers which explores taking a trauma informed approach to working with students.
  • Some of our first and second year teachers attended a training on Animated Alphabet that will help them in delivering quality literacy instruction.
  • We finished MAP testing and have began looking at our data to determine how to meet students individual needs.
  • PTO met and distributed "ponies" for teachers that are in the main entrance. Students are encouraged to donate money into these ponies as to determine which staff member will Prance with a Pony at the Carnival on October 13.

This Friday is the deadline for having ASQ completed for all of our students in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. Office staff will be making phone calls to ensure we have 100% of our students with the ASQ completed per state expectations. Listed below is also information about Parent Teacher Conferences.

It's great to be a Berryton Buffalo,

Mrs. Bervert, Principal

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Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

Berryton Families,

Below is the link sign up for Berryton’s PT Conferences. It is open for all Berryton Families beginning today, Tuesday, September 17th.

Our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for:

Oct. 23 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Oct. 24 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Please note that each teacher has their own tab on the sign up link (link is below). Please select the appropriate tab to sign up.


ASQ- Mandatory Screening for EC, Pre-K and Kindergarten

Listed below is a website with some information about the ASQ Screening that is required for all students in our Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classroom. All students must have this screening completed prior to September 20. The link for students at Berryton Elementary is https://www.asqonline.com/family/d8fac5.

ASQ information for all parents can be found at https://agesandstages.com/about-asq/for-parents/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=20190516-asq-newsletter.

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Just a reminder that students can get a sandwich instead of the hot lunch option every day. Listed below is the sandwich types for each weekday:

  • Monday and Friday- PB and J Whole Wheat Uncrustable
  • Tuesday- Turkey
  • Wednesday- Ham
  • Thursday- Bologna

The link for the menu can be found here:


Looking Ahead to This Week

  • 9/17- Intramurals at 8:00
  • 9/19- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Prairie Park Nature Center in Lawrence from 9:15-1:10
  • 9/20- Intramurals at 8:00
  • 9/20- Hearing Screenings at Berryton

About Me

As an elementary principal I enjoy working collaboratively with staff members to support student learning. I am passionate about continuing to learn professionally, and building relationships with staff and students at Berryton Elementary. When I'm not serving at Berryton Elementary I am usually with my husband and two sons. We can be found at sporting events, cheering on Kansas State University, or just enjoying a movie at home.