The B.Y.E. Buzz

November 8, 2021

Principal Corner

  • 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 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.

PTA Update

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.

Kindergarten- Armstrong

1st- Wilbanks

2nd- Clookey

3rd- Mueller


5th- Peabody

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!

This week your child will learn about the upcoming PTA Reflections Contest! This is an optional contest that focuses on creativity and the arts. Be looking for more information coming home!
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First Grade Robotics Club

From Mrs. Stubbs: This is for students in first grade for six weeks. It will then switch over to another grade level. Please do not sign up if your child can't make each session. This is a continuous learning curriculum and if they miss a day, they miss a lot. We will meet from 3:10-4:15 on November 16, and 30, December 7th, 14th, January 4th, and 11th. Your child will need to be picked up promptly outside the blue hallway door (4th and 5th-grade hallway).
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

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

Practice It!

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!

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Tech News

Click the image to check out technology resources from Mrs. Ballard!

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

Check out our virtual library information

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Donations for the troops can be delivered to Mrs. Swalley

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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

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
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