• Phone: (650) 312-7551
  • Fax: (650) 312-1970

Beresford Elementary


A 'Paws'itive safe community where everyone
LIVES the Lifeskills, EMBRACES diversity and change,
STRIVES to dream, believe, and achieve all of our goals.

5th Grade - Mrs. Cindy BuenaVista

Lifeskills

Lifeskills

Beresford is a school focused on HET(Highly Effective Teaching).  A major component of this philosophy is teaching the LIFESKILLS. They provide the basis for three important functions of a body-brain-compatible learning environment: LIFESKILLS are the agreed-upon behaviors for all;  they provide a safe environment for creating and maintaining a sense of community; and they describe the behaviors that are the foundation for citizenship. Beresford focus' on monthly LIFESKILLS and Lifelong Guidelines to equip students with how to thrive in the classroom and in the world beyond.

 Read more about LIFESKILLS

LifeSkills

LifeSkills

Beresford is a school focused on HET (Highly Effective Teaching). A major component of this philosophy is teaching the Life Skills. Life Skills provide the basis for three important functions of a body-brain-compatible learning environment:

They are the agreed-upon behaviors for all and thus replace the rules of traditional "discipline" programs
They provide a safe environment for creating and maintaining a sense of community
They describe the behaviors of civil discourse which are the foundation for citizenship
Speak with your child's teacher about how to integrate the Life Skills each day. Get suggestions about real world situations and how you use the Life Skills to be a better citizen. Read more about Lifeskills

LifeSkills

LifeSkills
Beresford is a school focused on HET (Highly Effective Teaching). A major component of this philosophy is teaching the LIFESKILLS.  They provide the basis for important functions of a body-brain-compatible learning environment:
  • They provide a safe environment for creating and maintaining a sense of community
  • They describe the behaviors that are used as the foundation for citizenship

Speak with your child's teacher about how to integrate the LIFESKILLS each day. Get suggestions about real world situations and how you use the LIFESKILLS to be a better citizen.

Developing Healthy
Citizens

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens who can succeed socially. We believe that our success is due to this balance. Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

Developing Healthy
Citizens

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens who can succeed socially. We believe that our success is due to this balance. Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

From the San-Mateo Foster City School District

  • Income Eligibilty Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Announced

    Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • How To Register

    If you have a child that will be NEW to the SMFCSD next year, you should pre-register using our online registration system. Current students should not use this system. For parents who do not have access to the internet, paper registration forms are available at all school sites and the District Office. Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • Emergency Preparedness

    In the event of an emergency disaster, our Emergency Operations Center will be activated. We will be linked to local fire, police and medical personnel. Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • Employment & Human Resources

    There are a variety of positions open within the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • Annex Program

    The San Mateo-Foster City School District offers before and after school child care at all schools in the District. The Annex provides a safe environment where students can receive homework support, participate in organized group activities and enjoy a variety enrichment opportunities. Read more on the SMFCSD website

PRINCIPAL'S
letter

  • Principal's Weekly Letter

    Hello Beresford Families, Thank you to all of the parents who came to our very informative Back-to-School Night. The teachers prepared their presentations with all you need to know when looking at the year ahead. If you weren’t able to make it Tuesday evening please check with your child’s teacher to see if there are any volunteering opportunities you are interested in being a part of. The teachers usually send home anything that you might have missed at Back-to-School Night which is helpful, so please be sure to check your child’s backpack.

    Read more