The B.Y.E. Buzz

December 6, 2021

Principal Corner

We hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving break. We are all rested and have been hard at work this past week. We have two more weeks before Christmas break. Teachers have some engaging activities and projects planned as we finalize the last few weeks of the semester. We hope all students can be present every day (unless they are sick).


Reminders: If students are late or picked up early, please sign them in/out. Students have been marked absent because we don't have them listed as checking in. You can scan the QR code at the door OR on the signs in the parking lot. Thank you for your help with this!


See the 7 Days of Holiday Fun below!!! We are excited to have some extra spirit days! The PTA has a great way to sponsor a teacher. See below!

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Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to ALL of our students that participated in the 2021-2022 Spelling Bee. What an accomplishment. Our first place winner is Hecknal and our runner-up is Parker. Way to go!

Thank you to Mrs. Peters for organizing and leading our Bee. A special thank you to judges, Mrs. Green and Mrs. Dickard.

Important-Notes from The Nurse

Reminder: If your child is sick, please keep them at home. Call the office at 750-8770, and let them know. We will document your child's absence in the attendance record.

If your child has a pending Covid test, please keep them at home for the safety of all students.

PTA Update- Sponsor a Teacher

Christmas is coming! Do you want to sponsor a teacher? Please donate through the PTA store to sponsor a teacher. We are hoping to provide the school staff with a special gif this holiday season. Any donation is appreciated. Yearbook prices are now $25. Please order through the PTA store.

A Note from Mrs. Nelson (School Counselor)- Character Word- Gratitude

December’s Character Word is Gratitude. Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen in your life and taking the time to express appreciation and return kindness.

Read About It!

  • Small Blessings by Erica Becker

  • The Thankful Book by Todd Parr

  • Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

  • Gratitude Soup by Olivia Rosewood

Practice it!

Start a gratitude journal with your child. Get a blank notebook and work together to design it. Each night, spend time together adding the things you are thankful for. It is fun to review your list every once in a while to see all of the things you have to be grateful for!

Talk About It!

  • What do you think gratitude means and why is it important?

  • How do you think being grateful for what you have can affect your attitude?

  • What are some big things you are thankful for? What are some small things?

  • What are some things you can do at home and at school to remember to be more thankful?

Tech News

Click the image to check out technology resources from Mrs. Ballard!

Family Music Page

Check out what's going on in the music room!

*PIANOS, instruments, dancing and MORE!

*Every week you can check out what your child is learning in music.

*Find the camera in each grade level to see pics and videos of our learning.

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Check out our virtual library information

Upcoming Events


December 3- Spirit Wear: Tree topper day- wear your favorite headband or festive hat

December 10- Spirit Wear: Pajama Day

December 17- Spirit Wear: Festival Holiday Wear

December 17- Winter Party Day

December 20-January 3- Christmas Break

January 28- Spring Picture Day

February 8- 3rd-grade performance

February 11- Valentine Party Day

March 21-25- Spring Break

April 1- Class Pictures

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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