Berkeley Township Elementary School

December 2018

Happy December

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with their families. We are very grateful for all of the support our BTES families show throughout the entire year especially during the holiday season. Please do not forget to check out our Giving Tree in order help out a BTES family need. We appreciate your support.

Just as a reminder, as the weather gets colder please remember to send your child to school with a coat and hat/gloves if necessary. Our students are still going out for recess (weather depending) and they will want outerwear then.

We look forward to a wonderful month ahead :)

Important Dates in December

December 5 - Poinsettia Pickup 5-7:30

December 13 - Makeup Picture Day

December 17 - Top Dog Day/PTA Meeting 6PM

December 18 - Winter Chorus Concert Day and Night 6PM

December 19 - 5 South Gingerbread Family Activity 8:30AM

December 19 - 6 North STEM Family Activity 12:15PM

December 20 - 6 South STEM Family Activity 12:15PM

December 21 - 5 North Gingerbread Family Activity 8:30AM

December 21 - 4 Hour Session

Artists of the Month

Congratulations to the artists of the month from November. These students were chosen by Mrs. Finamore to represent our school! The students will have their work hung in the hallway for all the school to see. Congratulations again for all of your hard work and creativity!

Kindness Opportunity

Our PTA Holiday Giving Tree will be up for a few more weeks! If you would like to help a BTES family that’s in need of items such as a coat, a pair of shoes or warm pajamas...Please come by and take an ornament with the item you’d like to donate. Attach your ornament to your gift and bring it back by to school by December 17th. Thank you so much for the amazing support already!

As a BTES community, we are taking it upon ourselves to do some holiday kindness whenever we see an opportunity. Take some time out of your day to do something for someone else. It will go a long way and make you feel great!

The Nurse's Nook!

Vision Screenings Monday December 3 in school! Makeup day will be Monday December 10.

Please remember to stay warm as the winter months come along. Wear a coat, bring a hat and gloves to school daily in case the weather is cold! It never hurts to be prepared.

With the weather change comes cold season. Please remember to wash your hands as often as possible and before eating.

Thank you and if you have any questions please contact me!

- Mrs. Cofone

PTA Monthly!

Next Meeting: Monday December 17 , 2018, 6PM in the BTES Auditorium

This month the PTA will be hosting a Hot Chocolate Sale during lunches on Friday December 7 and Friday December 14. All hot chocolate will be $1. All money raised will go directly to the PTA to help fund the activities for the remainder of this year.


Congratulations to all of November's Top Dogs. We appreciate your efforts!

Just a reminder that the Top Dog's each month will be honored at our PTA Meetings. The same day the students will be treated to a pizza lunch! Keep up all the great work!

After School Sports With Mr. Prima and Mr. Waldron

Each week Mr. Prima and Mr. Waldron will be staying after to play sports with the students for 1 hour (1:50-2:50). Permission slips will go home and teachers are asked to pick one student from those interested to stay after each week. Transportation is NOT provided for this activity. Parents must pick their children up at 2:50. We look forward to having some fun!

This Thursday we will be starting basketball! We look forward to a great week!

BTES Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Important Attendance Information!!

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Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures

At BTES we have decided to create a user friendly cell phone rule. When students bring their phones to school, they should be set off and kept in their bookbag during the school day. When riding the bus, the students may use their phones for music ONLY! There should be no games, calling, texting, photographing, or video taping on the bus. While using their phones for music they MUST ALSO have an earbud in one ear, leaving the other ear open for messages or announcements.

If this rule is not followed, we will be forced to eliminate the use of all phones while on school property.

Thank you for your continued support.

Thanks for Reading :) WINNER!

What is something we suggest you bring with you to school everyday as the winter months approach? Come to the main office with your answer at any point this month and receive a prize!