The B.Y.E. Buzz
November 8, 2021
- November is the month of being thankful. We encourage you to write and/or have your child write a note/draw a picture for someone in their life that has been a positive role model. This might be a family member, school staff member, or someone outside the home. Let's spread love this Thanksgiving season.
- Picture retakes will be on Friday, November 12th. All new students and those who were absent on picture day will take a photograph.
- Red Door in Tontitown is hosting a Young Elementary night on Tuesday. 10% of the food proceeds go to Young Elementary. Join us!
- We raised over $400 for Shop with a Cop. Thank you for supporting our local police department.
Last Call- Veteran's Day Virtual Assembly
Veteran's Day is coming soon. If there is a veteran in your child's life, please send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the veteran's name and student's name. All photos need to be sent in by Monday, November 8th. If you remember having a slide in last year's presentation and want to use the same one, email me the name and I will look for it. The virtual Veteran's Day assembly will be posted on our social media and in a newsletter.
The Color Run was a success regardless of the weather. The following classes had the most laps for their grade and will have a donut and PJ day on November 19th.
We ran a total of 3,544 laps which is the same as 590 miles. Way to go!! Thanks for supporting your child and our school. Please turn in money for the color run by November 12.
The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 9 at 8:00. We will be meeting at the Harber Meadows Pool House.
Yearbooks can be ordered! Yearbooks are currently $21, but the price will increase in November so order today at the PTA store. See information about uploading pictures for our Yearbook.
PTA Reflections Contest!
First Grade Robotics Club
There is limited space because of materials, so please sign up as soon as possible. This will be a first come, first serve basis. Sign-up closes on Friday, November 12. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
Click the picture to sign up today!
Notes from the Counselor- Empathy
November’s character word is empathy. Empathy is being able to understand how someone else is feeling. At the end of the month, each teacher will be choosing one student from their class who will receive a character award for showing empathy.
Read About It!
Hey, Little Ant by Hannah and Phillip Hoose
What’s Wrong with Timmy by Maria Shriver
Everyone by Christopher Silas Neal
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Help your child practice considering the needs of others. When you are watching TV or reading books, ask your child what he/she thinks the characters are feeling, and what they might need in that situation. What could you say or do to help that person?
Talk About It!
What does it mean to be empathetic and why is it important?
Is it easy or difficult for you to have empathy for others?
Tell me about a time when you were empathetic towards someone else.
Tell me about a time when someone else was empathetic towards you.
What would the world be like if people considered the feelings of others more often?
How can you tell how someone else may be feeling?
How can you tell what someone else may need?
Click image to connect with our counselor, Mrs. Nelson!
Can Drive -2 more weeks!
Family Music Page
Check out what's going on in the music room!
*PIANOS, instruments, dancing and MORE!
*Every week you can check out what your child is learning in music
*Find the camera in each grade level to see pics and videos of our learning
*COMING SOON....4th grade virtual Veteran's Day presentations
Donations for the troops can be delivered to Mrs. Swalley
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.
November 12- Picture Retake Day
November 13- World Kindness Day
November 18- Virtual School Spelling Bee 8:15
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