Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

February 2020 Family Newsletter

February Events:

  • Feb. 3, 4 & 5: Each classroom will get to enjoy a 30 minute snow sculpture tour as a school wide reward!
  • Feb. 3-7: Bus Ridership counts taken this week
  • Feb. 7: 5th Grade Ski Day
  • Feb. 7: 100th Day of School
  • Feb. 14: Valentine's Day Parties (see classroom newsletters for details)
  • Feb. 14: 5th Grade Field Trip (PM)
  • Feb. 17: NO SCHOOL (Presidents Day)
  • Feb. 25: Kinder iStation Testing Day
  • Feb. 27: Grades 1, 2 and 3 iStation Testing Day
  • Feb. 28: Eagle Pride Assembly @ 2:15


UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • March 2: Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Day (DRESS up with your favorite Dr. Seuss character)
  • March 12: 4th & 5th Grade Music Program @ 7:00 PM
  • April 17: No KINDERGARTEN in school due to 2020-21 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION DAY {call to schedule an appointment for this day if you will have a 20-21 Kindergarten student ~ 634-2219}

Principal Update

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


As we prepare for the month of February and the 2nd semester of school, here are some reminders about BRMES:


  • SCHOOL HOURS: 8:10-3:00
  • OFFICE HOURS: 7:30-3:30
  • DOORS OPEN: 7:45
  • DROP OFF/PICK UP: Use the front one way loop, pull forward to the first crosswalk, and wait to load students until space allows and you are past the crosswalk. We load on curb side only.
  • CROSSWALKS: Please use crosswalks outside of the front doors and wait until it is safe to cross.
  • BUS LANE: Please yield to buses arriving/leaving. No pick up or drop off in the bus lanes.


Here are some traffic tips to help with traffic around our building and the middle school.


  • Yield to PLMS drivers trying to turn into their parking lot.
  • Drop off students at BRMES first; then drop off at PLMS so you can avoid a left turn.
  • Pick up students at BRMES first; then pick up at PLMS so you can avoid a left turn OR ask your BRMES child(ren) to walk to PLMS after school and meet you there.


Thank you for your continued support and trust in providing a safe and positive learning environment for your child(ren). We sure love our school family!



Mrs. Berg

2020 District Art Contest Grade Level Winners!

Kindergarten: Wren

1st Grade: Jayda

2nd Grade: Alice

3rd Grade: Ava

4th Grade: Iker

5th Grade: Emerson


Congratulations to our winners! We are so proud of all of our artists! Watch for their art designs to be on display through the district soon.

Geography Bee Winner

Congratulations to Ethan G. for winning our 2020 Geography Bee! We wish to recognize Finn who came in 2nd and Willa for her 3rd place finish as well.

Our Kidspiration 'Sculpture'!

Thank you to everyone who helped pitch in to make our 'sledding' hill so much fun for not just our students but the community too during this 2020 Winter Carnival. We were sure proud of our little creation which included a lot of student color and art work!

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

2020 Camp Invention Information

We will be hosting another Camp Invention for current K-5 students. Camp will be at BRMES June 15-19 from 9:00-3:30 and costs $235 (before discounts). Sign up at invent.org/camp. You can use an early bird discount of ELEVATE25 if you sign up online by March 31 to save $25. An extended day option can be added for $80 as well for children to participate from 8:00-5:00.

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.


  1. CANCEL school for the day (for all students)
  2. Implement “2 HOUR DELAY” (Buses pick up 2 hours later than normal. Our school day would run from 10:05-3:00.)

Save the Date for Spring Testing

For those of you who like to plan ahead, we picked our mandated state spring testing dates in hopes you will help us by having your child in school on these dates:


Kindergarten: May 6

1st Grade: May 14

2nd Grade: May 14

3rd Grade: April 30, May 5, May 7, May 12 & May 14

4th Grade: April 30, May 5, May 7, May 12

5th Grade: April 28, April 30, May 5, May 7, May 12

Roaring Reader Forms (due by March 19th)

Students can earn a one day ticket to Roaring Springs in Meridian if they complete the reading challenge and turn it into their teacher by Thursday, March 19th. Ask your child's teacher if you need a replacement form.
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Upcoming PTA Events:

  • April 9 @ 8:15: 4th Quarter PTA Meeting {Voting on Officers for 20-21}
  • May 4-8: Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 20: Bike to School Day (new date) @ 7:45 from Post Office
  • June 3: Color Run & Field Day (9:30-11:30: Grades 3-5 / 12:30-2:30: Grades K-2)

Send us any new nominations for 20-21 Officers:

Email the PTA with any additional nominees for the 20-21 Officer Team before the next meeting on April 9th: brmespta125@gmail.com


so far our nominees are....

Secretary: Amie Anderton

Treasurer: Debbie Newstadt

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2019-20 PTA Officers & Committee Leaders:

President: Chelsey Rissling

Vice-President: Beckie Wayne

Secretary: Janell Hodsdon

Treasurer: Kim-e Weller

Newsletter: Holly Recher

Box Tops: Dana Snyder, Brooke Caldwell, Debbie Newstadt, Stacie Hetinga, and Jen Gray

Grant Review Team: Rich Prittie, Amanda Tyler, Angela Butti, and Debbie Newstadt

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Join the PTA Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the BRMES Facebook page.
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Valerie Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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