Berkeley Lake Elementary
"Bear Essentials" Weekly e-Newsletter, August 23, 2019
Thank you so much to those of you who attended Back to School Night these past two weeks, especially to those who participated in our meet-and-greet activity. It was so fun to see you meeting and interacting with other parents in our community.
This year, we are further exploring how mindfulness can make us happier and more focused in our daily lives. Each morning on the announcements we have a quick mindful moment. Ask your child to share the day’s mindful moment with you!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Your Principal and Partner,
If Your Child Attends an After School Club
Starting this coming week, ALL after school CLUB (Chess, Strings, Soccer and Drama) students should be picked up at the School Front Entrance. Parents do not need to enter the building but can just meet students at the door at the agreed time. Thank you.
Parents of 4th and 5th Grade Students
If your child took the Georgia Milestones Assessment last spring, a hard copy of the results are being sent home in Friday folders today. Parents can also access the results in the Parent Portal.
If Your Child Was Invited to Attend Saturday Intervention Classes
Saturday Intervention Classes will begin tomorrow, August 24. Students should arrive at 8:45 and class will begin promptly at 9:00. If you have any questions about it, please contact Sophia Barton.
K-Kids Still Accepting Applications from 5th Graders
Art Club - 4th and 5th Grade Students Only
Parent Technology Workshop
- Parent Portal
- My eClass
- My Payments Plus
- Technology Used in the Classroom
Positive Behavior Focus for this Week:
Thank you for joining us for our first membership meeting during Back to School nights. The presentation and budget we shared is now posted on our blespto.org website. We appreciate your votes to approve our 2019-2020 operating budget. We look forward to seeing all of you at this semester’s upcoming events:
- Charleston Wrap – Watch for information coming home in your student’s backpack.
- Grandparent Day Photos – See our information table at the luncheon on Friday, Sept. 6
- Spirit Nights – There will be at least one per month.
- Field Day – New! Field Days are in October.
- Turkey Trot – Nov. 9
- Candlelight Luncheons – Look for more information soon. Plan for Dec. 11, 12 and 13
If you’d like information about yearbooks, spirit wear, donations and more, visit BLES pto.org or see us at most school events.
PTO Spirit Night:
It was great to see everyone at ‘Cue spirit night on Monday. We had a wonderful turnout. We are excited to award 2 teachers for having the most attendees. ‘Cue has awarded gift certificates to Ms. Kraeling and Ms. Bueter!
Our next spirit night is Monday, Sept. 16, at the California Pizza Kitchen at the Forum. Let’s show up in our proudest BLES purple and have a “purple out” at CPK!
Yearbooks are discounted through the end of September! See treering.com for ordering instructions.
Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Events this Weekend:
A Look Ahead...
Saturday, August 24
9:00am Saturday Intervention (students should arrive at 8:45)
Monday, August 26
2:45pm Orchestra Club
3:00pm Chess club - Media Center
*Please note that soccer club will now be Wednesday's only
Tuesday, August 27
2:45pm Peer Mediation Training-Art Room
3:00pm Green Team- 1st meeting
Wednesday, August 28
3:00pm Soccer Club
Thursday, August 29
2:45pm Peer Mediation Training-Art Room
Monday, September 2
All Day Labor Day Holiday - no school
We Have a School Store
Berkeley Lake Recycles
Berkeley Lake recycles aluminum cans and old clothes and shoes (in any condition) in the two bins in the upper parking lot. The Green Team receives 10¢ per pound of donations, which helps pay the fee for the weekly paper and cardboard pick-up. The aluminum cans are recycled at Progressive Recycling on Simpson Circle. Please support our Green Team by recycling these items here at Berkeley Lake. Thank you!
Remember to Save Those Box Tops!
One easy way to support your school is through the PTO Box Tops for Education collection. Send in Box Tops from products you purchase. To help with counting, you can download this Box Tops Collection Sheet.
Make sure to put your Box Tops on the sheet or in a bag with your name and teacher on it. Drop it into the wooden box in the main hallway near the water fountain. Doing this automatically enters you into a contest.
Each month, we’ll hold a random drawing of all students who submit Box Tops. Winners will be announced on the morning announcements at the end of each month. The prize? A coupon for a free ice cream or an item from the student store. This fundraiser has helped us earn hundreds of dollars for our school!
Do You Have a Parent Portal Account?
If you need to register with the portal, please print and complete this registration form and turn it in to the main office. Along with the completed form, you are required to show a photo I.D. for verification.