Principal's Weekly Letter

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May 28, 2020

Dear Beresford Families,                                                                           

The weather is getting warm (even hot) and the days longer. I hope everyone is enjoying some outdoor fun! I also hope everyone still checks in daily with their Google Classroom, does the reading and math assignments, and attends their Google Hangouts (whole class and small group). We will have 14 more days to work together as a class and the teachers are continuing to plan engaging, learning activities for your children. Thank you for staying supportive of your children and of your classroom teachers! 

Friday, June 5, 2020 Drop off/Pick up Materials from Beresford

Pick Up Materials/Drop off  Guidelines: drive-thru

On Friday, June 5th we are asking one parent/guardian to drive to the school to pick up their student’s belongings and drop off any materials owned by Beresford/district.  We will do a procedure similar to the way we handed out packets. Please follow social distancing rules by staying in your car, wear a mask, and stay 6 feet from others. 

At your assigned time, please drive through the parking lot on 28th Ave. You will tell the greeter your children’s name and teacher. Then we will retrietrive materials for them from the LGI. Drive to the LGI door and take your child/children’s materials. Once you get the materials, please proceed through the parking lot, drop off materials you need to return to the school at the back door of the library. Stay healthy and safe for the following weeks to come. 

Plan for Pick up and Drop off of Materials

Enter in the driveway on 28th Ave.
Pick up materials- at backdoor of the LGI
Drop off materials- at back door in library- Instruments, library books, classroom textbooks, (not science), guided reading books
All adults must wear mask and gloves preferred
Items not picked up on Friday will be thrown away

Pick Up Time
Last Name


Curriculum Materials
K-5 - Textbooks - Math, Social Studies (3-5 Science do NOT need to be returned)
Library Books
Classroom library or leveled books/guided reading books/book bags
5th Grade Music Materials (instruments and music books)
Chromebooks & HotSpots for students who are leaving SMFCSD

Google Hangouts Next Week:


June 1

K-2 Google hangouts canceled

June 2

K-2 Google hangouts canceled


Wednesday June 3

3-5  Google hangouts canceled
Thursday June 4

3-5 Google hangouts canceled

June 5

Parent drop off 

and pick up


TEACHERS- gather student materials in bags



TEACHERS- clean up and close out classroom

TEACHERS- gather student materials in bags



TEACHERS-  clean-up and closeout classroom


Use schedule

(see below)



Community Event for Promoting and Graduating Students

Another fun event that was the brainstorm of our City Partners is a “MAKE SOME NOISE” Celebration for our Fifth and Eighth Graders.  This is going to be a multi-city recognition of graduates from local public and private high schools, middle schools and elementary schools—safely while sheltering at home. Mark your calendars for Friday evening, June 12, from 7:00 - 7:15 pm to whoop and holler, applaud, yell, stomp your feet, bang a pot and spoon, whistle, sing, play an instrument...all in the name of our graduates!  More information coming soon.

Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Meeting for ALLParents and Guardians- Monday, June 1, 2020 at 3-4pm via Google Hangouts

Please join us to review the Beresford SPSA for 2020-2021. You will be able to provide feedback and give input about the goals for the next school year.  Please find the link below: 

School Site Council/ General PTA / ELAC Meeting to Discuss Beresford Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) 2020-2021

Monday, June 1⋅3:00 – 4:00pm


Join with Google Meet- click here

Join by phone

‪+1 929-276-1525‬ PIN: ‪138 322 495‬#

Talent Show/Dance Party-Due TOMORROW

Thank you Ms. Dickinson and Ms. Khoury for carrying on our Beresford Annual Talent Show/Dance- this year virtually. Send a 10-20 sec. video of your best dance moves to with the subject: Talent Show/Dance Party. Please see the flyer for more details:

English Virtual Talent Show/Dance Party
Spanish Spanish - Virtual Talent Show



This month’s LIFESKILLS sense of humor.

Sense of humor- to laugh and be playful without harming others

Having a sense of humor about ______ can make you feel _________________.

Check out these 10 simple tips to get your child giggling.

Maintain a warm, supportive atmosphere in your home.
Be playful with your child.
Build your child's self-esteem  
Help your youngster become aware of the needs, wishes, and pleasures of other children. 
Use humor yourself in everyday life.
Share stories that tickle her funny bones. 
Throw in a pinch of laughter when a child's compliance is needed but lacking. 
Let your child feel superior and laugh at you. 
Make a joke out of making a mistake. 
Provide your child with the structure 

Have a great week and please continue to use B.E.A.R. reading at home.

Amy Snow