The B.Y.E. Buzz

February 7, 2022

Principal Corner

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We know it is not easy having students home and learning but you did it!!! Mrs. Kennedy and I were in and out of the zooms. It was great to see so many faces and hear teachers giving the same instruction they do on a daily basis. So proud of our Yellowjackets.

Mrs. Norwood

A few Reminders:

There will be no school on February 14th due to a teacher work day.

5th grade parents- see information about a rising 6th grader Hellstern night. We encourage each child attend with one parent.

The GT play has been moved to Thursday, February 10th at 6:30PM. Please enter through the back cafeteria doors.

The 3rd grade musical is still on for Tuesday, February 8th at 6:00PM. Please enter through the back cafeteria doors.

Valentine Parties will be Friday, February 11th since there is no school on Valentine's Day this year. A few parents have asked about helping with parties. We are still limiting the number of visitors in the building. If attending is something you truly desire, please reach out to the classroom teacher on how you can help. We love help from parents but it is not ideal to have 20 extra adults in a classroom. Thanks for understanding.

Important Covid Updates

Here are the new Covid protocols based on the information from the Governor's press conference last Monday.

If you test positive for Covid-19:

  • You should continue to report your positive test here.

  • You may return to school after 5 days if you do not have symptoms or if your symptoms are improving.

    • You should wear a mask for an additional 5 days.

      • If you are unwilling or unable to wear a mask, you should continue to quarantine for 10 days

    • You should not return until you are fever-free for 24 hours

If you are exposed to someone with Covid:

  • You no longer need to report your exposure.

  • Continue to come to school unless you develop symptoms.

All students and staff should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Because quarantines are no longer required, schools will no longer contact trace or notify probable close contacts.

5th Grade visit to Hellstern

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Counseling Update

It is National School Counselors Week! Thank you Mrs. Nelson for all you do!

Counseling Lesson Theme: Being an Upstander

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending him/herself. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

There is usually an imbalance of power, meaning the person doing the bullying may be bigger, stronger, have more friends, or have authority over the person he/she is targeting.

Help your child be an Up-Stander!

  • Encourage your child to include as many kids as possible-invite those who may be alone

  • Practice with your child what they would say if they saw someone being bullied. Prepare them to say “Stop, that’s not okay, that’s not funny”

  • Teach them kindness, forgiveness, and tolerance- kids who bully deserve a chance to make changes

  • Set a good example by speaking up against intolerance in your own life and refusing to participate in gossip- send the message that any kind of bullying is not okay

Here is an online resource about Bullying
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PTA Update

February PTA meeting will be at the Harber Meadows Poolhouse on February 8th at 8:00 am. See you there!

First Grade Fun Coming Soon

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Lunch Menu Change: Tuesday is Ham & Cheese Croissant

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Upcoming Events

February 8- 3rd-grade performance

February 10- GT Play

February 11- Valentine Party Day

February 14- No School (Teacher Flex Day)

March 21-25- Spring Break

April 12- 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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