Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

February 2021 Family Newsletter

February Calendar Dates:

  • Feb. 5: Alternating Friday school for T/Th students
  • Feb. 11: Valentine's Day Party for T/Th students (see classroom newsletter for details)
  • Feb. 12: Valentine's Day Party for M/W students (see classroom newsletter for details)
  • Feb. 12: Alternating Friday school for M/W students
  • Feb. 15: NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
  • Feb. 19: Alternating Friday school for T/Th students
  • Feb. 26: Alternating Friday school for M/W students

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:

  • DOORS OPEN: 7:45
  • SCHOOL HOURS: 8:10-3:00
  • TARDY BELL: 8:15
  • OFFICE HOURS: 7:45-3:30
  • DROP OFF/PICK UP: Use the front one way loop, pull as far forward as possible to unload/load. Stay in your car. We prefer all loading/unloading to be done on curb side.
  • STUDENTS & STAFF ONLY: While we are still striving to keep our school as safe as possible no outside visitors, volunteers, or guests are permitted in the building (unless you have a pre-scheduled appointment). Please use the number on the front doors to call into the office if we can help you with anything.
  • BUS LANE: Please yield to buses arriving/leaving. No pick up or drop off in the bus lanes.

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

District Survey's Available online thru Feb. 10

Per MDSD Policies 4030 and 5221, the district will gather input each January as to the performance of its certificated staff. Please consider offering your feedback utilizing the following surveys through February 10th.

Click here for a link to our district website for all the survey links.

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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

2nd Semester Calendar ~ 2021

Please note that the Friday's are not always alternating or every other week; but rather designed to equal the same amount of school days for both our M/W and T/Th students. Click here to see the full calendar.

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 to either:

  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.)

Roaring Reader Forms (due by March 29/30)

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 March 29th/30th. Ask your child's teacher if you need a replacement form.

Microsoft Teams

All BRMES students have a Microsoft account provided by the school district. If we end up going to an all-online schedule; all students will need to know how to login to his/her Microsoft account from home to access Microsoft Teams and connect with his/her teacher for live lessons every other day. We are continuing to teach/prepare ourselves and the students, just in case. There is also a free Teams App you can try as well. Ask your child(ren) or the classroom teachers if you need help.


Powerschool is an excellent tool for parents to keep track of their child's daily schedule, attendance, and grades. Please call us to create an account if you haven't yet done so. Once you have an account, you can download the Powerschool app to use from a mobile device. Our code is: XLLD. Call us if you are needing further assistance @ 634-2219.

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Camp Invention 2021

We will be hosting another Camp Invention for current K-5 students. Options will be available for in person or online and with added flexibility to shift your plan later. Camp will be at BRMES June 14-18 from 9:00-3:30 and costs $235 (before discounts). Sign up at You can use an early bird discount of RECHARGE40 if you sign up online by March 31 to save $40.
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Join the PTA Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the BRMES Facebook page. It includes community & school events and photos throughout the year and allows you to meet other BRMES families.

Valerie Berg, Principal

Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School

McCall Donnelly School District

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