L.E. Berger Elementary School News & Announcements

  • Years of Service

    A big shout-out to our pin recipients for years of service! We appreciate your time, dedication and the work you continue to do for students. Thank you J

     The following staff members were recognized and pinned today – when you see them next, thank them for their commitment to WFPS J

    Allison Frisk=5

    Kim Kallhoff=5

    Susan Margheim=5

    Andi Martineau=5

    Cara Mulfinger=5

    Bethany Shern=5

    Julia Heinen=15

    Tracie Bents=20

    Penny Eckelberg=20

    Brett Peterson=20

    Jodi Kilen=25

    Janie Meyer Grindahl=30


    Battle of the Books 

    Super congratulations to our 1st place winners in the 3rd Grade Battle of the Books Championship—the Book Beasts!!

    The Rockstar team members are Makynah, Bella, Sam (captain), Joshua, and Duane!


     And another congratulations to our 2nd place winners—the B-Beasts! Team members are:

    Briona, Jakari, Lauren (captain/seated), Taytym, Ryland, and Maecy!

     2nd place

    Thank YOU!

    Last week, 2nd Grade readers thanked Mr. Kelley with a lemonade celebration.  Mr. Kelley comes every Tuesday and Thursday morning  to read 1-on-1 with students.  We appreciate his dedication and time very much.  Thank you, Mr. Kelley! 



    If you are looking for a great place to get a book this summer look no where else but the LE Berger Library.


    Bike Safety Month

    Safe Riding Tips Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly. Remember to:

    Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. For more information see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publication “Easy Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet.”
    Adjust Your Bicycle to Fit-Stand over your bicycle. There should be 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if a mountain bicycle. The seat should be level front to back. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat.
    Check Your Equipment-Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.
    See and Be Seen-Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather, or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you.
    Control Your Bicycle-Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. Carry books and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack.
    Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards-Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves, and dogs. All these hazards can cause a crash. If you are riding with friends and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you.
    Avoid Riding at Night-It is far more dangerous to ride at night than during the day because you are harder for others to see. If you have to ride at night, wear something that makes you more easily seen by others. Make sure you have reflectors on the front and rear of your bicycle (white lights on the front and red rear reflectors are required by law in many States), in addition to reflectors on your tires, so others can see you. 
    When riding, always-Go With the Traffic Flow. Ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles. Go with the flow – not against it.
    Obey All Traffic Laws-A bicycle is a vehicle and you’re a driver. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
    Yield to Traffic When Appropriate-Almost always, drivers on a smaller road must yield (wait) for traffic on a major or larger road. If there is no stop sign or traffic signal and you are coming from a smaller roadway (out of a driveway, from a sidewalk, a bike path, etc.), you must slow down and look to see if the way is clear before proceeding. This also means yielding to pedestrians who have already entered a crosswalk.
    Be Predictable. Ride in a straight line, not in and out of cars. Signal your moves to others.
    Stay Alert at All Times-Use your eyes AND ears. Watch out for potholes, cracks, wet leaves, storm grates, railroad tracks, or anything that could make you lose control of your bike. You need your ears to hear traffic and avoid dangerous situations; don’t wear a headset when you ride.
    Look Before Turning-When turning left or right, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal before making the turn. Watch for left- or right-turning traffic.
    Watch for Parked Cars-Ride far enough out from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars (like doors opening, or cars pulling out). Sidewalk versus Street Riding The safest place for bicycle riding is on the street, where bicycles are expected to follow the same rules of the road as motorists and ride in the same direction.
    Children less than 10 years old, however, are not mature enough to make the decisions necessary to safely ride in the street.
    Children less than 10 years old are better off riding on the sidewalk.
    For anyone riding on a sidewalk:

    Check the law in your State or jurisdiction to make sure sidewalk riding is allowed.

    Watch for vehicles coming out of or turning into driveways.

    Stop at corners of sidewalks and streets to look for cars and to make sure the drivers see you before crossing.

    Enter a street at a corner and not between parked cars. Alert pedestrians that you are near by saying, “Excuse me,” or, “Passing on your left,” or use a bell or horn.



    New Assistant Principal



    I wanted to let everyone know that Mr. David Schneck, has accepted the Assistant Principal position here at L.E. Berger starting next year.  Mr. Schneck is currently the Dean of Students at Freedom Elementary and prior to that has been a 4th Grade Teacher in Houston, TX, a 4th Grade Teacher and Math Interventionist at Eastwood, a Administrative Intern for 2 years at Lewis & Clark in Fargo, and a Student Performance Strategist at Centennial Elementary in Fargo prior to coming to Freedom.  I know with his classroom and administrative experience, his student-centered mindset, and his focus on positivity and relationships will bring a lot to the L.E. Berger family. 

    I look forward to having him join the team!

    Thank you,

    Brian Peterson

    Assistant Principal

    State Testing 

    All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be doing state testing next week.  Please try to schedule any appointments or absences outside your child's testing time.  Also, be sure your child gets breakfast and a good night's sleep so they are ready for testing.  If you have any questions about the tests or schedule for your child, please contact your child's teacher.  Thank you.


    Social Emotional Learning

     Nurses Information


    L E Berger School qualified for the FFVG again this year. That means all students will receive a free snack, either a fruit or vegetable, Tuesday-Friday throughout the school year. Parents are responsible to provide a healthy snack for their child/children on Mondays. To learn more about this program you can go to the district website page FFV Program 


     YMCA Early Childhood Development Program

    • New 4-Year-Old Preschool & Child Care Program Starting Fall 2019

      YMCA Early Childhood Development Center
      330 3rd Ave E , West Fargo
      Structured Preschool: 9:00am - 12:00pm
      Child Care: 6:30am - 12:00pm & 12:00 - 6:00pm

      Join the Y’s NEW year-round Childhood Development Program that will meet your
      child’s school readiness needs and the family’s full-day child care needs. During the
      structured preschool time we will be using the Get Set for School Curriculum, a
      play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build
      critical skills like early math and literacy.

      QUESTIONS? Contact Tania | 218.359.2331   erickson@ymcacassclay.org

      FOR REGISTRATION INFO:   ymcacassclay.org/preschool


Upcoming Events


    May 16th-Fargo Marathon Kids Run

    Mary 27th-No School

    May 30th-Last Day of School

District News & Updates

  • Support Staff Job Fair

    Please join us on Tuesday, June 11 from 4:00PM - 6:00PM at Cheney Middle School to find out about the various support staff positions needed for the start of the new school year. Both full-time and part-time positions are available! Meet current district administrators and supervisors, learn about employment opportunities, submit an application, and be considered for an on-site interview! For questions, please call the Human Resources Department at (701) 356-2001 or email info@west-fargo.k12.nd.us.

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  • Kindergarten Registration 

    If your child will be five years old on or before July 31, 2019, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2019-2020! Please visit your neighborhood school to register; Deer Creek Elementary families can register now at Legacy Elementary. If you do not know which school your child will attend, you can check your address on our Maps webpage.

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  • Parent Portal

    The Parent Portal is a tool designed to keep parents informed of their child's academic progress; it is a supplement to other school-parent communication. A single sign-on functionality is available that allows parents to have a single account for multiple children. In order to access the Parent Portal, a single sign-on account must be created. Children can be added to an account by utilizing the account ID and password provided by the child's school.

    Setting Up Your Account

    Print a copy of the Parent Portal Access Request Form. Complete the form and bring it, and your photo ID, to your child's school.

    Once the information is validated, the Parent Portal ID and password will be emailed to the address provided on the form. This information will be needed to assign students to your Parent Portal single sign-on account. Note: the access ID and password are not your Parent Portal credentials.

    Prior to creating your single sign-on account, you will need the access ID(s) and password(s) emailed by your child's school. Contact the school if you misplaced the information.

    Use a web browser to navigate to the PowerSchool login. Log in and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab and the CREATE ACCOUNT button. Follow the questions to enter your first name, your last name, your email address, your desired username, and your chosen password.

    Select the LINK STUDENTS TO ACCOUNT tab and follow the questions to enter your child's name, the associated access ID for the child, the associated password, and the relationship you have to the child. Repeat these steps to add additional children to your single sign-on account.

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Notes from Administrator