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. firstname.lastname@example.org (901) 373-2610
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 email@example.com if you need more assistance. Registration for returning students should be completed by May 31, 2021.
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:
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!
BCS is hosting a virtual parent workshop, "Help! I Think my Child is Stressed Out" on April 8, 2021. Email Zoe Bozeman at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.*
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.
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.*
Here are some tips for parents to help their child get ready for their Kindergarten year at Bartlett Elementary:
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.**
*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 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!
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.*
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!
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, 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!
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:
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
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)
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 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!
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
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
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.
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.