Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

December 2019 Family Newsletter

December Events:


  • Dec. 4: Clothing Clean Out ~ stop by the school for free donations
  • Dec. 6: BRMES Student Craft & Bake Sale @ BRMES Gym from 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Dec. 6: Holiday Spirit Friday "Mele Kalikimaka" (wear Hawaiian items, with warm layers for outside)
  • Dec. 13: Holiday Spirit Friday "Baby It's Cold Outside" (wear sweaters, scraves, hat day)
  • Dec. 13: Deadline for 'Cram the Van' gifts and Giving Tree gifts (unwrapped)
  • Dec. 15: PTA Facebook Live bedtime story by Mrs. Doane @ 7:30 PM
  • Dec. 20: Holiday Spirit Friday "Deck the Halls" (wear holiday shirts, reindeer antlers, Santa hats)
  • Dec. 20: Grade level holiday parties scheduled by classroom teachers
  • Dec. 20: Eagle Pride Assembly @ 2:15-2:45 "Joy" (Holiday Sing Along)
  • Dec. 20: 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • Dec. 20: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • Dec. 20: Last Day of school in 2019
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3: NO SCHOOL / Winter Break
  • Jan. 6: School Resumes

From the Principal...

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


The chill of winter is upon us. Please help remind your child to bring/wear ‘all 5’ items {coat, snow pants, gloves, hat, boots} as we go outside daily. If your child is in need of any of these winter items; please let our Counselor, Mr. Davydov know.


In the event of a Snow Day, you will be notified by phone/email by our automated calling system. The district will try to make a decision no later than 6:30 AM to activate one of these options:


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


Enjoy the upcoming holidays and the snowy days to come!


Mrs. Berg

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Giving Tree

We have teamed up with local agencies to help provide gifts for those families in need this holiday season. If you are able, stop by and select a paper ornament from our ‘GIVING TREE’ for a child/family member in our community. We also have a drop box for any 'Cram the Van' gifts you wish to donate as well. Gifts are due back to BRMES by December 13th.

Cereal Drive ~ Thank You

Thank you for supporting our 5th Grade Student Council as they organized a cereal drive for the local food bank. They delivered 114 boxes of cereal from BRMES this past week!

Roaring Readers Program

Check with your child's teacher if you haven't seen the Roaring Reader challenge log sheets. Students are invited to log their recreational reading (Grades K-4 600 minutes / Grade 5 -800 minutes) to earn one ticket to attend Roaring Springs next June. Log sheets must be turned into classroom teachers no later than Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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

Need a Christmas Gift Idea?

Book Orders: Check with your child's teacher on any upcoming book orders. Books make a great gift and the teachers are happy to help hide them from your child.


Camp Invention: Give your child a science camp registration! We will be hosting our own summer Camp Invention again for current K-5 students. Camp will be at BRMES June 15-19 from 9:00-3:30 and costs $230 (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.

Free Clothing Clean Out

We have many donations of used clothing (hats, mittens, sweatshirts, & some winter gear) we will be setting out for anyone to come by and take on Wednesday, December 4th. Stop by the school during school hours to shop/take anything you can use.

Thank you PTA

We are so thankful for the variety of grant requests to share with our students! We love the new Eagle created on our chain link fence, thanks to one of the many PTA grants!
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Student Craft & Bake Sale ~ December 6th

  • Friday, December 6th from 3:30-5:30 in the gymnasium
  • Handmade items only!!!
  • We ask that all items be MADE and SOLD by students
  • Please fill out a participation form that is being sent home Monday the 4th and return it to the office by Monday, November 25th
  • Don't miss this amazing event! Please come shop and support our creative and entrepreneurial students!!!

4th Graders: Every Kid Outdoors with FREE tree!

Fourth graders can pick up a free Christmas tree permit as part of the "Every Kid Outdoors" program by completing a voucher online and bringing it into a Forest Service office. Fourth graders cannot receive their free permits from commerical vendors, electronically, or through the mail. The voucher is available at www.everykidoutdoors.gov

5th Grade Ski Idaho Program

Let your 5th (or 6th) grader ski up to 18 mountains for just $18 with the Idaho Peak Season passport. Now available at skiidaho.us

Online Tshirt Orders

To order a 2019-20 school shirt, designed by 2nd grade student, Alice Hopkins, you may order online HERE until December 3rd. Orders received after December 4th will not be ready until January 2020.

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3rd Quarter PTA Meeting

  • Thursday, January 30th @ 8:15 AM
  • COME JOIN US! All are welcome.

2019-20 PTA Officers & Committee Leaders:

President: Beckie Wayne

Vice-President: Chelsey Rissling

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, Nish Weiseth, Amanda Tyler, Angela Butti, and Debbie Newstadt

Join the PTA Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the BRMES Facebook page.

Thank you for your donations during this 2019-20 school year!

  • Dandy Lion Consignment
  • Mountain Java
  • Crawford-Olson Real Estate (Shelly DeMoss)
  • Quaking Aspen Articles
  • Ruby's Kitchen
  • McCall Sports Exchange
  • Mountain Renewal
  • Spa Del Sol
  • Midas Gold

BRMES School Hours:

7:45-8:05: DROP OFF TIMES {Please drop students off after 7:45 AM}

8:05: 1st BELL & Classrooms Open

8:10: SCHOOL STARTS

8:15: TARDY BELL

3:00: DISMISSAL

Harlow's Bus Service

Click here for more information on bus routes or how to contact Harlow's.

Valerie Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District


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