The B.Y.E. Buzz

September 13, 2021

Principal Corner

The water bottles are here! We ordered B.Y.E. water bottles for all students. They have arrived, and we will be using them at school. Teachers will write names on student water bottles. Please wash them when students bring them home and return them to school. Thank you!

Student conferences are coming soon! Watch for important sign-up information from classroom teachers on September 20th.

Notes from The Nurse

Does your child have Covid? Has your child been exposed to Covid outside the building? Please see all information about reporting Covid and exposures on this page:
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B.Y.E. Color Run 2021-2022

Our school's largest fundraiser-- the Color Me Happy Color Run-- will take place on October 29th! The run will take place at school during school hours allowing ALL students to participate. All money raised by students goes directly back to the school for special projects and programs! More details regarding the run and student fundraising will follow closer to the date. At this time we are looking for any businesses that would be interested in sponsoring the run! If you're interested, please see attached flyer or our webstore for more details. Business sponsors allow our PTA to provide our students an awesome color run experience!
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PTA Update

Our first PTA meeting is 9/14/21 at 8am. We will meet at the Har-Ber Meadows pool house. It is across the pond from the school. Please sign up for the PTA at the PTA store.

Yearbooks can be ordered beginning this week. Yearbooks are currently $21, but the price will increase in November so order today at the PTA store.

Yearbook Club- 4th/5th Grade

This is an exciting opportunity that will teach your students how to use various cameras, to utilize layouts in design applications, work with a team, meet deadlines, converse with the yearbook representative and learn how the books are made, how to be hands-on in a design process for your student’s school yearbook and document events around the school.

Eligibility requirements for Yearbook Club:
- currently in 4th/5th grade at BYE
- able to attend events during or after school to document for the yearbook
- able to be responsible
- can positively represent the school and team (has good character)
- works well with others
- willing to learn

Applications are due September 14th. Students who were previously in Yearbook should complete another application. These students will have priority. Students will be chosen by a committee consisting of classroom teachers, yearbook sponsor, and administrators. Yearbook applicants will be notified by Monday, September 20th regarding Yearbook Club. Parents will be emailed about Yearbook Club status. Contact Mrs. Ballard ( or Mrs. Norwood ( if you have any questions.

The application should be completed by the student:



  1. Imageshare App by Balfour

    1. Download the Imageshare App by Balfour

    2. Create an account with username and password

    3. Enter our current project number 213066

    4. Begin Uploading

  1. Go to

    1. Enter school project number 213066

    2. No password, just hit enter

    3. Enter your name and email

    4. Accept the terms and conditions

    5. Begin uploading

Thank you so much and please let us know if you have any questions!

Amanda Ballard

Jennifer Mills

(Please submit pictures taken on school grounds or field trips only.)

Family Music Page

Want to know what we're learning about in music? We have a special place just for Young Elementary families! Head on over to the family music page, and sometimes you might even find a picture or quick video with your child in it! Click the picture to the left for music fun:)
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Notes from the counselor- Character Word of the Month- Kindness

For the month of September, we are focusing on the character word, kindness. Kindness means being friendly to others. At the end of the month each teacher, K-5, will choose one student who showed the most growth in kindness. That student will receive an award and a prize for being a good role model.

Practice it!

Spend time writing encouraging notes to people in your community. This could be neighbors, policemen, teachers, anyone! Have your child go with you to deliver the notes of kindness.

Read About it!

  • How Kind! By Mary Murphy

  • The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper

  • The Lion and The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Talk About it!

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about kindness with your child:

  • Tell me about a time when someone was kind to you. How did it make you feel?

  • What do you think kindness means and why is it important?

  • Who is someone in your class you can be kind to?

  • What are ways you can be kind to people at home, at school and in the community.

Check out the counselors page by clicking the image.

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Updated Lunch Menu- Week 1

Due to limited grocery fulfillment, we will be serving one lunch choice. The menu is subject to change. Lunch menu changes will be listed in the B.Y.E. Buzz. Any last-minute changes will be posted on social media.
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Upcoming Events

September 14- PTA Meeting 8 am

September 23- Fall Picture Day

September 27-28- Student-Led Conferences

October 15- No School- Teacher in-service

October 18- No School- Teacher in-service

October 29- Birthday Bash/Fall Party Day

November 4- Flu Shot Clinic

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Break

December 17- Winter Party Day

December 20-January 3- Christmas Break

January 28- Spring Picture Day

February 11- Valentine Party Day

March 21-25- Spring Break

April 1- 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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