Bartlett Elementary School

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Proud Little Panthers!

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We love our Veterans.

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Geared up for the Super Soaker Challenge!

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BES Kids Kan TOP donating school for 2018! Way to Go, BESt Panthers!

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Visiting Visual Art Specialist Melanie Rick works with 2nd graders on techniques for reading art fluently.

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Bartlett Christmas Parade 2017. 3rd Place Trophy.

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GOOOOOO Panthers!

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Merry, Happy Everything!

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BES Little Panthers LOVE our BHS Panthers.

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BES Teacher of the Year 2021

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BES Garden Club members hard at work!

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ART makes you smART at BARTlett Elementary!

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Field Day 2019! PULL!!!!

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Kindergarten Rocks!

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Mrs. Swanger and Mr. Forbes at the BESt Art Show.

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Watson!

BES Teacher of the Year 2021

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2019 Bartlett Parade Dancers

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We LOVE our BESt Volunteers! Thanks for making our PBIS Cook-Out a success!

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Author Michael Hall visits BES!
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Hallways filled with gorgeous artwork.

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Snowcones for excellent behavior!

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Happy Earth Day!

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2019 Bartlett Parade

2020 Reverse Christmas Parade 1st Place!

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PBIS 15 Panther Paw Celebration: Yummy Snow Cones!

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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BCS Technology Integration Award Winner 2021

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Happy Veterans Day!

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Go Jim Go! We raised $5050.72! for LeBonheur Hospital!!

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Simply the BESt. Our Teachers of the Year 2017-18!

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Proud 2nd Grade MakerFaire Winners!

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Bartlett Christmas parade 2017: 3rd Place!!

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Happy Veterans Day!

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The Cool Cats watched this swallowtail go from caterpillar to butterfly!

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Simply the BESt

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Pawsatively Perfect Behavior!

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Releasing a Swallowtail Butterfly!

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Our Scholastic Book Gair was a huge success!

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Synchronous Directed Drawing 2nd Grade Style

Happy 100th Day!!

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Miss Tennessee Visits BES.

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Go Jim Go! We raised $5050.72! for LeBonheur Hospital!!
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Q1 PBIS All E's Cook-Out! Way to go, Little Panthers!

Tech Time with Mrs. Howlett is everyone's favorite!

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2018 Bartlett Parade Christmas Float-A Christmas Carol

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Go Jim Go! We raised $5050.72! for LeBonheur Hospital!!
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2018 Bartlett Parade Float: A Christmas Carol

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100 AR Points!!!

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Super Soaker Challenge for donating to LeBonheur!

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BES Teachers of the Year 2017-18

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Meet Petunia Jane "PJ" Prowler our new mascot! She's the BESt!!

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BES Spirit Wear!!

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2019 Bartlett on Broadway BESt Talent Show

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Our 2019 Bartlett Parade Award Winning Float!

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The BESt Belong Together!

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Popsicles and Pollock Splatter Painting Party!
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AR 100 Point Club Pals

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The BESt Mascot ever! Our own PJ Prowler!!

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2019 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Float! Bartlett Parade Overall Winners!

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BES is an Arts360 Art Integration School!

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2019 Rockin Around the Christmas Tree First Place Award Winning BESt Float

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The BESt Office Staff anywhere!

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Zoom directed drawing, Grinch style.

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AR Store!!!

News & Announcements

2021-22 School Registration

Due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic, all registration activity will take place remotely at this time.

New Students and Kindergarten Registration Only

All NEW to BES students must sign up for a date and time in order to start the registration process. Please click the headline for more information. To start NEW to BES student registration, make an appointment on our registration sign-up genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45AAA82AA2FE3-2122 Our attendance secretary, Tammy Spencer, will contact you to go over all the Data Enrollment forms you will need. Be sure to click the headline to read further information regarding the required documentation for enrollment. If you need further assistance, please contact Ms. Tammy. tspencer@bartlettschools.org (901) 373-2610

Returning Students

Your registration code will be e-mailed by the end of the day on April 19. If you cannot find the e-mail, please check your junk or spam folder first. You may contact Tammy Spencer tspencer@bartlettschools.org if you need more assistance. Registration for returning students should be completed by May 31, 2021.

Kindergarten Round-Up Time! 2021-22 K Registration Info

Click on the headline to watch a short video about our Kindergarten Program, and for info on how to register your child for kindergarten. Due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic, all registration will be remotely at this time. To start the K registration process, please make an appointment on our K Sign-Up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45AAA82AA2FE3-2122
Ms. Tammy, our attendance secretary, will contact you & email you all the documents you need. We can't wait to meet all our new K Little Panthers!

TCAP/TNReady Testing Info

Here are the dates for the 2021 TCAP/TNReady Test for Grades 2-5.
Monday, April 12th: ELA Subpart #1 for Grade 2;
ELA Subpart #1 Writing for Grades 3-5.
Tuesday, April 13th: ELA Subparts #2 & #3 for Grades 2-5
Wednesday, April 14th: ELA Subpart #4 Grades 2-5

Monday, April 19th: Math Subpart #1 Grades 2-5
Tuesday, April 20th: Math Subpart #2 Grades 2-5;
Math Subpart #3 Grades 3-5
Wednesday, April 21st: Science Grades 3-5

*Click on the headline to visit the TN Department of Education Website for more testing info.*

It's Square 1 Art Time! Orders Due April 6th

Be on the lookout for your Little Panther's Square 1 Art order form. Each child has a unique access code on their form. You may send your orders to school, or shop online at https://www.square1art.com/
You will get a one of a kind keepsake with your child's artwork and support our wonderful art program. All orders are due by April 6th.

2021 Panther Prowl-Please Donate Now & Support Our School

It is time to collect donations for our annual Panther Prowl.
This is our BIG fundraising event.
Click the headline for a flyer with all the info, to print a Corporate Sponsor form, to print a donation sheet, and links to our online donations site and Panther Prowl kick-off video. Visit https://bes-pto.square.site to make an online donation. For a $5 donation, your Little Panther will receive an Among Us sticker & a piece of gum. A $15 donation gets the Among Us sticker, gum, and a No Homework Pass.
A $25 donation to BES gets your Little Panther a cool Panther t-shirt, an Among Us sticker, gum, and a Homework Pass. A $100 donation gets you gum, the Among Us sticker, a Homework Pass, t-shirt, and an Invitation to the Mega Among Us Party.
Thanks for supporting our school!
*Click the headline for more info.*

Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? 2021-22 School Year

Here are some tips for parents to help their child get ready for their Kindergarten year at Bartlett Elementary:

This Summer:
1.Write their name with clear handwriting (first letter capitalized and rest lower-case).
2. Letter Recognition – Know both the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet. Quiz with flashcards.
3. Number recognition – Recognize the numbers 0-10 in random order and be able to count to 30.
4. Foster Independence – Please have students practice opening their snack and lunch items, tying shoes, and using belts, zippers, and buttons.
5. Practice opening and closing car doors and buckling and unbuckling seatbelts independently. This makes arrival and dismissal run smooth and we have less tears.

Here are some tips for helping your child excel as a student in Kindergarten:

During the School Year:
1. Sight words - Students need to read the assigned sight words as we introduce them throughout the year. Practice with them regularly.
2. Counting to 100 - Students need to be able to count to 100 by 1’s, 10’s and 5’s. Practice with them regularly.
3. Reading - Work with them on their letter sounds and blending those sounds together to read words. Find time to let them read to you nightly.

**Click the headline to print a copy.**

2020-21 Yearbooks On Sale Now. Order Yours Today. $35

*Edited: Preorders are now closed. Yearbooks now cost $35.
It is time to order the 2020-21 Bartlett Elementary Yearbook. Our yearbook will reflect special moments for all, including individual photos of our entire school family, candid shots, and great collages of all the fabulous BES events that occur throughout the year. Our preorder price is $30; yearbook orders placed after March 12th will be $35. We are ordering a limited supply, so order yours today.
*Click the headline to print an order form, and info on how to order online.*

Remember, preorder price only $30 until March 12th!

Read Across America Week March 1st-5th

Read Across America Week Theme Days

Monday, March 1st - Crazy Hair Day!
Book: Daisy Head Mayzie

Tuesday, March 2nd - Wear Cat or Thing colors/attire
or Dress up like your Favorite Character from the book!
Book: The Cat In the Hat

Wednesday, March 3rd - Wear your favorite color or a combination of all the colors/patterns you like.
(Plaid & stripes or paisley & polka dots)
Book: My Many Colored Days

Thursday, March 4th – Pajama Day!
Book: Sleep Book

Friday, March 5th -Wear your Memphis Tigers Gear Day!
Book: I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today

**On any of these days, you may also choose to dress as one of the characters in the featured book for the day.**

Mrs. White will have video recordings from special guest readers, daily trivia contests, and every student will receive a free book!
If you own a copy of the honored book, bring it to school
on its featured day. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Class Picture Orders Due Tuesday, March 2nd

Be on the lookout for a class picture order form coming home soon.
Class pictures cost $12 and the orders are due by March 2nd. Virtual student class picture orders can be dropped off to Ms. Vanessa in the school office, or you can place them in the school mailbox.
*Click the headline to print a copy of the order form.*

Friday, Feb. 26th Will be a Virtual for All BCS Students

We are pleased to announce that we have worked with the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) to provide the COVID-19 vaccine for BCS employees. Due to this great opportunity, Friday, February 26th, will be a virtual day for all students. All extracurricular activities will continue, but before and after school care is cancelled.

We are incredibly thankful to have this opportunity and take the next step in making our schools safer for all students and employees.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to move forward!

BCS Open Tuesday, Feb. 23rd

UPDATE: All BCS schools and offices will be OPEN on Friday, February 12th. All students, including virtual students, will resume their schedules as normal. All after school activities will also resume. Thank you for your understanding and continue to stay safe.

All BCS Students Will Be Virtual Monday, Feb. 22nd

All BCS students will be virtual Monday, February 22nd due to bus routes, school parking lots and walkways on our campuses still being hazardous. Our team checked around the city and campuses earlier this evening and determined this was the safest choice. Your child’s school will communicate information regarding daily schedules. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information.



We understand that the weather conditions may have impacted some families, and all may not have access to power or the internet. Your child’s teacher will be flexible with those situations.



We hope you will continue to stay warm and stay safe!

BCS Virtual Hints and Helps

In the event that we have 100% virtual instruction due to the current weather situation, here are some Virtual School helps and hints.

Your Little Panther's teacher will email you with specific instructions, zoom links, schedules, etc.

Connecting Device to At-Home Network:

Mrs. Howlett made some quick videos if you need instruction in connecting the student device to your home wifi:

Laptop: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/16154894005698800-laptop

iPad- https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/16155024470049038-ipad

General Troubleshooting Tips:

First thing for both laptop and iPad, is to either restart or power off and then back on.

Recently, Curve errors have been solved by clearing the cache/history.

For the laptop-
First, clear the cache for the Internet browser.
In Safari: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15875398757254112

1. Open Safari - Click Safari (next to the apple in the top left)
2. Click Clear History
3. Set the dropdown to All History
4. Click Clear History

In Google Chrome: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15875382623339466

1. Open Google Chrome - Click Chrome (next to the apple in the top left)
2. Click Clear Browsing Data
3. Set time range to All Time
4. Click All three boxes
5. Click Clear Data

Next, run the Magic Button. It works quietly in the background making sure everything is up to date. It may pop up a window saying "this item is no longer available" once it finishes.

1. Go to the BCS App Store
2. Click Run on the Magic Button
3. Once that finishes, Restart the computer

For the Ipad-
If any of your kids are getting a weird Curve error message, it can be fixed by clearing the history. Here are 2 videos that tell them what to do depending on what browser they are using. It wouldn’t hurt to do both either.

Clearing History- Chrome
https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15894594414445331

Clearing History-Safari
https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15851166058152243

After doing that, I would suggest that they click the home button twice, swipe up on all open tabs. Power the iPad completely off and then turn back on.

**Click the headline to visit the BCS Virtual Academy page, which has loads of tech assistance and help.**

BCS Virtual Academy resource page https://www.bartlettschools.org/apps/pages/BCSVirtualAcademy and the help desk number (202-2023)

BCS Virtual Learning for All Students Feb. 18th & 19th

All BCS students will be virtual for the remainder of this week (February 18-19, 2021) due to the current weather conditions and the potential for more inclement weather for our area. Your child’s school will continue to communicate information regarding their daily schedule. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information. We understand that the weather conditions may have impacted some families and they may not have power or access to the internet. Your child’s teacher and school will work with those families to best meet their educational needs.

Thank you for your patience and understanding this week. Continue to stay warm and stay safe!

All BCS Students Will Be Virtual Wednesday, Feb. 17th

All BCS students will be virtual tomorrow, February 17th due to the current weather conditions. Your child’s school will communicate information regarding their daily schedule. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information. We understand that the weather conditions may have impacted some families and they may not have access to power or the internet. Your child’s teacher will be flexible with those situations.

We hope you will continue to stay warm, and stay safe!

BCS Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16th Due to Inclement Weather

Bartlett City Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 16th due to the current winter weather conditions in our area. BCS will be using an inclement weather day for all students. All after school activities will also be cancelled. As we continue to monitor the weather situation for the coming days, please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.

Enjoy your day, stay warm, and stay safe

BCS Closed Monday, Feb. 15th Due to Inclement Weather

Bartlett City Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15th due to the current winter weather conditions and the potential for more inclement weather for our area. BCS will be using an inclement weather day for all students. All after school activities will also be cancelled. As we continue to monitor the weather situation for the coming days, please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.

Stay warm and stay safe

Update on Potential Inclement Weather

BCS Families,

As we continue to monitor the weather situation over the next several days, we want to give you an update as we prepare for the potential for inclement weather.

Our 2020-2021 BCS school calendar affords us three built-in inclement weather days for the year. We used one of those days yesterday, February 11th, which leaves us two remaining inclement weather days. We are required by the Tennessee Department of Education to use all our inclement weather days before we can change our learning model to 100% virtual.

Therefore, in the event we move to a 100% virtual environment, your child’s school will communicate information regarding their daily schedule. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information. We encourage our 6-12th grade students to take their BCS issued devices and chargers home with them today. Also, all K-5th grade students will be coming home with their BCS devices, either iPads or laptops. This will allow us to present instruction virtually. We understand that if winter weather does impact our area some families may not have power or access to the internet. Your child’s teacher and school will work with those families to best meet their educational needs.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to monitor the potential weather situation for the coming days. Please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.

Thank you,

BCS

BCS Will Be Closed Thursday, Feb. 11th Due to Ice Storm Warning

Bartlett City Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 11th due to the current Ice Storm Warning and the potential for significant icing on the roads and our school campuses. All students, including virtual students, will treat this day as a snow day. All after school virtual parent-teacher conferences will be rescheduled. Please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.



Thank you,

BCS

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Principal's Message

Principals Portrait
Welcome to a great new year! There's no place I'd rather B!

A Hundred Years From Now

"A hundred years from now, it will not even matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or even the kind of car I drove...
but the world may be different  because I was important
in the life of a CHILD!"
                     Author Unknown

At Bartlett Elementary, we ALL make a difference.
Together for the children of BES,
Page Watson
pwatson@bartlettschools.org
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Upcoming Events

TCAP Testing Gr 2-5; Math Subpart 1

Date: 4/19/2021
TCAP Testing Gr 2-5 Math Subpart 2; Grades 3-5 Subpart 3

Date: 4/20/2021
Lenny's Spirit Day. All day takeout or delivery. Be sure to mention BES when placing your order.

Date: 4/21/2021
Q4 Progress Reports Go Home

Date: 4/21/2021
TCAP Testing Gr 3-5; Science

Date: 4/21/2021
Marco's Pizza Spirit Night 4-8pm. Take out & delivery. Be sure to mention BES.

Date: 4/26/2021
Lenny's Spirit Day. All day takeout or delivery. Be sure to mention BES when placing your order.

Date: 5/5/2021
Quintessential Sweets Spirit Night 3-9 pm. Be sure to mention BES when you order.

Date: 5/14/2021
Marco's Pizza Spirit Night 4-8pm. Take out & delivery. Be sure to mention BES.

Date: 5/17/2021
Last Day of School; Half-Day; Dismissal at 11:30

Date: 5/21/2021

Spotlight

Chapman Auto Repair Service

Thanks Chapman Auto Repair Service for your Silver Level support!
BES appreciates you!
#Panther Prowl Corporate Sponsors 2021

Southern Shamrock Events

Thanks Southern Shamrock Events for your Bronze Level support!
BES appreciates you!
#Panther Prowl Corporate Sponsors 2021

Bartlett Electronics

Thanks Bartlett Electronics for your Bronze Level support!
BES appreciates you!
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Brim's

We appreciate your Gold Level Support.
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BHS Concrete

We appreciate your Gold Level Support.
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Republic Finance

Thanks Republic Finance for your Gold Level support!
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UPS Store

Thanks UPS Store for your Silver Level support!
BES appreciates you!
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Kelly's Kuts

Thanks Kelly's Kuts for your Silver Level support!
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