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Many classroom school supply lists now online

posted Aug 7, 2013, 7:49 AM by Amy Thibault   [ updated Aug 7, 2013, 7:54 AM ]

While you don't know who your child's teacher will be for the upcoming school year yet, you can begin to do your back-to-school shopping. Many of Bernon Heights' teachers have put their list of recommended school supplies on www.TeacherLists.com. Visit the site, enter Woonsocket's zip code (02895) and then click Bernon Heights School to find lists of classroom supplies by grade. Some teachers even included Wish Lists!  At the Open House, your child's teacher will also let you know what items your child will need, but this website will give you a head start! And remember, the PTO is holding a playground fundraiser at Five Below in Lincoln from August 17 to September 7. If you are planning to buy any of your child's school supplies there, just print out the flyer (click on FiveBelowFlyer2013.pdf below) and present it to the cashier. Ten percent of all purchases will go to the school's playground project! Happy shopping!

Playground vendor meeting with Construction Committee

posted Aug 5, 2013, 12:03 PM by Amy Thibault

Tim Pesko from ChildScapes, the vendor for the Bernon Heights Playground project, will be meeting with the Construction Committee on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the school. Pesko will provide some guidance for the final weeks leading up to the playground build. The Committee will also select a date for the community build and finalize the design. All are welcome to attend!  

Playground Construction Committee to meet on July 25

posted Jul 11, 2013, 10:12 AM by Amy Thibault   [ updated Jul 21, 2013, 5:14 PM ]

The BHES Playground Construction Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 25, at 7pm at the school. Playground proposals are due to the WED Busienss Department on Friday, July 19 at 10am, so the Construction Committee will be reviewing the submitted proposals and selecting a vendor at the July 25 meeting. All PTO members are welcome to attend. 

Playground Committees to meet throughout summer

posted Jun 19, 2013, 10:46 AM by Amy Thibault

After years of fundraising and the recent receipt of a $15,000 Dr Pepper Snapple - KaBoom! Let's Play playground construction grant, planning is now underway for Bernon Heights' community playground build. While a definite build date has not been set, we are planning to build the playground sometime in late September 2103. Through the summer, various planning committees will be meeting to secure donations and nail down logisticts. If you are interested in joining one of the committees, please contact us at bernonheightspto@yahoo.com or via our Facebook page! Committee include: Construction, Fundraising/Donations, Children's Activities, Logistics, Safety, Public Relations, Volunteer Recruitment and Food.

Bernon wins KaBoom! playground construction grant

posted Jun 11, 2013, 6:05 AM by Amy Thibault

The Bernon Heights PTO is pleased to announce that Bernon Heights has been awarded a $15,000 KaBoom! playground construction grant. The grant gives us the funds needed to build a playground at the school this fall! We will be working with the school department and the city to get this playground built and will be holding a series of planning meetings throughout the summer. Stay tuned for details about the build and visit our playground page to donate money to this project or to volunteer to help! 

FiveBelow FUNdraiser this week

posted Dec 10, 2012, 12:49 PM by Amy Thibault

If you still have some holiday shopping left to do, stop by Five Below at the Lincoln Mall now through Saturday, December 15th. The PTO will receive 10% of all purchases made by shoppers who present a Bernon Height PTO fundraiser flyer. The flyer was sent home with each student recently and was also printed in the December issue of The Wave. You can also print it out at home. Just click on the attachment link, below this article!

Survey to be Given to 4th and 5th Graders

posted Dec 1, 2012, 3:09 PM by Amy Thibault   [ updated Dec 1, 2012, 3:18 PM ]

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) is working with Bernon Heights to offer the state’s student survey, SurveyWorks. The survey will be administered online to help improve our schools and support better teaching and learning for all students. The information collected from this survey will help educators improve curriculum, school climate, and other school-based programs. Schools, districts, parents, and groups that support schools may use the survey results to understand issues and conditions that get in the way of students’ achieving their fullest potential.

All Rhode Island students in grades 4 through 12 are being asked to participate in this online survey at their school. There are no academic or physical tests involved in the survey and it will take a student about 20 to 25 minutes to complete. Your child’s participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous; no names will be collected or reported. The survey is available for you to review at www.surveyworks.ride.ri.gov and in the school office. If you do not want your child to take part in the survey, print out and sign the consent form (see below for the English and Spanish version) and return it to school.

Shoe collection drive to raise money for middle school basketball teams

posted Oct 31, 2012, 9:32 AM by Amy Thibault   [ updated Oct 31, 2012, 10:50 AM ]

The Woonsocket Middle School boys and girls basketball teams are collecting old shoes as a unique new way to raise money. Bernon Heights students are encouraged to bring in pairs of wearable old shoes, which will be recycled, to help the teams in their fundraising effort. Shoe collection bins can be found in the building's foyer. 

Spookfest was frightfully fun this year

posted Oct 23, 2012, 8:39 AM by Amy Thibault

The 3rd Annual Bernon Heights PTO Spookfest was a huge success. Hundreds of families from Bernon and other schools attended the Halloween-themed festival on Saturday, October 20. This year's event had several new features, including a costume parade and the addition of several new games. Representatives from the Woonsocket Fire Department were in attendance, as well as the State Fire Marshal Office's "Smoke House." The Spooky trail featured vampires, zombies, crazed clowns and other scary characters and there was a continuous line at the entrance to the trail throughout the night. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers! The Spookfest wouldn't be possible without all of your help! 

Bernon Bingo a big hit!

posted Sep 26, 2012, 11:50 AM by Amy Thibault   [ updated Sep 26, 2012, 11:51 AM ]

On Monday night, dozens of Bernon families attended the first Candy Bar Bingo Night of the school year. The Dining Room was packed with families and kids of all
ages and everyone had a lot of fun playing Bingo, which the students hone their letter and number recognition skills. Lucky winners were able to choose from dozens of candy bars and other treats that players were asked to bring as admission. Bingo Night is one of several family events had at the school throughout the school year. Stay tuned for details on the next Bingo Night! 

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