B.T.E.S. October Newsletter

2019-2020 School Year

Happy October!

What an amazing start to the school year we have had! Thank you to EVERYONE for your assistance in making sure all of our new routines and procedures went off well! The new parent drop off and pick up is going very well. Also, the new bus parking location has made a tremendous difference for the safety of our students. Thank you all!


We have a lot going on this month as we head into the fall season (Don't tell the weather). Please keep your notifications on and look out for updates as we progress through the month.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to give us a call!

Important Dates in October

October 4 - Color Run

October 7 - Chess Night with Mr. Prima

October 7 - After School Clubs until 2:50

October 9 - MANDATORY Parent Stokes Meeting #1 @ 6PM

October 11 - School Picture Day

October 14 - School Closed for Students

October 15 - After School Clubs until 2:50

October 21 - Chess Night with Mr. Prima

October 21 - After School Clubs until 2:50

October 22 - Top Dog Day and PTA Meeting

October 28 - Chess Night with Mr. Prima

October 28 - After School Clubs until 2:50

October 29 - Board of Education Meeting

October 31 - Halloween Day - Schedule TBD

November 4 - 8 - School Closed

BTSD Smartphone App

Berkeley Township School District is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with real time information and school happenings, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories and even emergency notifications. You can download the app for free on both Google Play or Apple App Store. Download for Android - http://bit.ly/2IRX30r. Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2NJqP8J


Teachers will continue to use their classroom Remind to update and inform parents of all pertinent information throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

PTA Monthly!

Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 6PM in the BTES Auditorium


Events this month:


  • Color Run - Friday October 4th on the back BTES field. 6th grade at 12:15PM and 5th grade at 12:50 PM.
  • October 18th - Mainland Kitchen and Pub Go Karts!
  • Halloween Day October 31st Schedule to follow!


News and Updates:


  • Our first ever BTES Custom Sock fundraiser was a huge success. Order forms went out last week and the company said it would be about a 3 week turn around. Socks will go out as soon as possible when they are in. Thank you for supporting!
  • The BTES Color Run is this Friday. Please let us know if you can volunteer! Order Form is attached below.
  • Birthday grams are on sale. Please complete the form and send back in to have a special treat delivered to your child on their birthday!
  • Spirit Wear is now complete. Thank you for your support! Orders will be arriving near the end of the month.

  • BTES PTA will be at Trick or Trunk on October 26. We are accepting donations of unopened bags of candy to distribute during the event. Each donor will get their name on a sign to be displayed at the event as a thank you!

  • Watch for Boo Gram orders to come home next week! Send a message to a friend, staff member or teacher!

  • October 18, come join us at the Mainland Kitchen and Pub, 151 Route 72 East in Manahawkin for a few spins around the go-kart track! Each paid go-kart ride will result in a $1 donation to our PTA! The restaurant and Adventure Park will also be open!

After School Sports - THURDAYS

Each week Mr. Prima and Mr. Waldron will be staying after to play sports with the students for 1 hour (1:50-2:50). Permission slips will go home and teachers are asked to pick one student from those interested bulldog to stay after each week. Transportation is NOT provided for this activity. Parents must pick their children up at 2:50. We look forward to having some fun!

Chess Night with Mr. Prima

Each Monday Night from 6PM - 7PM, Mr. Prima will host a chess night in the BTES Cafeteria. This is for intermediate chess players, not a beginner's class. Sign in and out by a parent is required! Come and enjoy the competition.

Attention All Amazon Shoppers!

Please help support our PTA by clicking on the link below and connecting our school to your Amazon purchases. With this link BTES PTA is will get a 0.5% return on eligible Smile Amazon purchases. Thank you for your support!

The Nurse's Nook!

Does your child have allergies, asthma, or need medication in school? Please make sure the school nurse has a current Allergy Plan, Asthma Plan, or Medication Consent Form on file. Also, please make sure the school nurse has these medications at school in case they are needed. All medications must be dropped off to the school nurse by a Parent or Guardian. A copy of these forms can be found on the district web page under the Parents tab, Health Services, and Health Forms.


Please call the nurse with any further questions at 732-269-2909, ext. 2005.


Mrs. Cofone

Reminder: Cell Phone Procedures

At BTES we have decided to create a user friendly cell phone rule. When students bring their phones to school, they should be set off and kept in their bookbag during the school day. When riding the bus, the students may use their phones for music ONLY! There should be no games, calling, texting, photographing, or video taping on the bus. While using their phones for music they MUST ALSO have an earbud in one ear, leaving the other ear open for messages or announcements.


If this rule is not followed, we will be forced to eliminate the use of all phones while on school property.


Thank you for your continued support.

Monthly Attendance Message

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BTES Lunch Menu

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Thanks for Reading :)

Each month we will hide the word "bulldog" in the newsletter somewhere that it does NOT belong. The word may show up in other places but it would be used properly there. Check below for an example. When you find it, come see us in the main office and let us know where you found it to win a prize!


Used correctly - "Thanks for all the students and staff who support the bulldog bistro!"

Used incorrectly - "We are excited bulldog for all of the fun events planned for this year!"


Have fun and look closely!!!