BTES March Newsletter

2019-2020 School Year

BTES Newsletter for March 2020

Welcome to March. We have a lot in store for the next few months. Please continue to check out our weekly updates, the district website, and our district facebook page for the most up to date information. As always, if you have a specific question or concern don't hesitate to reach out to our main office.

February was a fun-filled and busy month. We had our sixth grade students take part in an amazing Homeroom wars and Cake decorating contest. Our students had so much fun and it was an amazing day/week of events! Thank you to our 6th grade teachers for organizing such great events.

Grade 5 celebrated their 1,000th day of school at the end of February! Yes I said 1,000! What a milestone. We had a 5th grade class make signs for each homeroom to help share in the special day!

Our school safeties did an awesome presentation at Week in Review promoting the importance of saying Good Morning and Hello! They started a campaign with Kindness Cards and urged the students and staff to make one, pass it on, and keep it going.

Kindness Cash was a huge success again! Students and staff wrote anonymous compliments on BTES Kindness Cash and shared them all over the building for the ENTIRE month of February! Thank you to our students and staff for taking part in this amazing tradition at BTES. A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Kakos for organizing this event!

Have a wonderful month of March. Go Bulldogs!

Important Dates in March

March 2 - Read Across America Day

March 4 - BTES Wax Museum

Week of March 9 - 6th Grade Visit to CRMS for Orientations

March 18 - Strategic Planning Meeting and BOE Meeting

March 20 - 4 Hour Session for Students

March 24 - Top Dog Ceremony and PTA Meeting

March 26 - D.A.R.E. Graduation at BTES

Week of March 30 - Spring Book Fair

March 30 - Infrastructure Trial for NJSLA

April 1 - Academic Bowl

April 1 - Mandatory Stokes Parent Meeting #2

PTA Monthly!

Meeting Date and Time:
  • Tuesday March 24 @ 6PM in the BTES Auditorium

Events this month:

  • Order Yearbooks
  • Spring Book Fair - March 30th start
  • Birthday Grams

News and Notes:

The PTA has another busy month ahead! It is never too late to join the PTA and volunteer at upcoming events. Please be sure to order your yearbooks and take advantage of our online ordering link to save a little money! Our spring book fair will run from March 30 through April 4. As always, volunteers are welcome! If your student is celebrating a spring birthday, be sure to get those Birthday Gram forms in to us!

Monthly Attendance Message March

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The Nurse's Nook!

The Mobile Dentist will be at BTES on Friday, March 6, 2020. If you have not already done so, please send in the Mobile Dentist Form if you would like your child to see the Mobile Dentist. Please call the school nurse with any questions at 732-269-2909, ext. 2005.

March is National Nutrition Month is a great resource for nutrition information and ways to stay healthy! MyPlate recommends filling half your plate at meals with fruits and vegetables and making at least half of your grains, whole grains. Visit for Healthy Recipes, Healthy Eating on a Budget Tips, and many other great resources. Even small changes can make a big difference!

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

-Mrs. Cofone

School Play: FAME


For the past few months, the cast members of “Fame” have been hard at work. These students have dedicated many hours to perfecting their roles. Our talented cast is rocking the stage with their acting, singing, and dancing skills. You don’t want to miss this performance... stay tuned for dates and times!

BTES Lunch Menu

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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 - Download for iPhone:

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

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.