The B.Y.E. Buzz

March 6, 2022

Principal Corner

Time flies! It is March, and we are wrapping up the 3rd quarter of this school year. Thank you for your help and involvement with "Read Across America" Week. The students and staff had a great time.

This week is conference week. We encourage our teachers to meet with all families. We have the school open for face-to-face meetings but can accommodate Zoom as well. Please visit our Book Fair while you are at the school.

Who Are You Buzzing About?

Starting this week, we will be giving out Buzz Awards to our Young teachers and staff. We need YOU to help us recognize those who go above and beyond for our school. As you go through the week, feel free to nominate staff who do extraordinary things! If you see or hear something that is worthy of a Buzz Award, simply fill out this quick form to nominate someone. Awards will be given out each Friday.

Family Music Page- Updated Musical Info found here

Be sure to watch for updated information on Mrs. Low's page. Second-grade information is posted.

Counseling Update

Counseling Lesson Theme- Self Esteem

Of all the things we help our children with, helping them to develop a healthy self-esteem is probably most important. This is because self-esteem affects all aspects of their lives – how they learn, how they interact with friends, how they treat others, how they problem solve, how they handle adversity, and how willing they are to try new things. Self esteem is our beliefs about our self, how capable and loved we feel. It is our shield against life's challenges. Here are some tips to help your child develop healthy self-esteem.

  • Praise your child- Notice when your child has done something well and tell them!

  • Validate their feelings- If your child gets a blow to their self-esteem, they need you to allow them to feel sad, hurt, or mad. Afterwards, you can boost them up with positives.

  • Avoid harmful comparisons- Don’t compare your child to others. Let your child know that it’s okay to be different, and that you don’t expect perfection.

  • Give your child chores- Children learn how to function in groups by learning how their own family cooperates. Set your child up to be a team player by giving age-appropriate chores at home. Offer praise for their work!

  • Spend time with your child- Your children know how busy you are, so when you find 10 minutes to listen about their day or play a game, they will feel worthy and loved. The gift of time spent is worth much more than the gift of money spent.

Here are some more self esteem tips!

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PTA Update

Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, March 8 in the Young Library. Please bring your ID and check-in at the office when you arrive. We will have spots to fill on our PTA board for next year. If you are interested in serving, please email us at
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Parent Engagement Survey

The district is collecting feedback on parent and family engagement. Please use this form if you'd like to provide feedback.

Early Release Wednesday

The district is collecting feedback about possible schedule changes for next year. See this newsletter and give your input.

Lunch Menu Change- Monday- Pinwheels/Tuesday- Bacon Cheese Stick

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Upcoming Events

March 7-8- Student-Led Conferences

March 15- 2nd-grade program

March 21-25- Spring Break

April 11- First Grade Program

April 12- Class Pictures

April 18- April 22 MAP K-2

April 25-April 29 ACT Aspire

May 2-May 13 MAP 3-5 and Aspire makeups

May 19- Kindergarten Celebration

May 20- 5th Grade Celebration

May 25- Pippin Apple Field Day

May 26- Last student day of school

About our School

  • Bernice Young Elementary was established in August 2000.
  • School mascot is the Yellowjacket
  • School colors are Red, Yellow, and Black
  • National Blue Ribbon School 2020
  • Principal- Christy Norwood
  • Assistant Principal- Sara Kennedy
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