Category Archives: ACTIVITIES

Berendo’s Book Fair Rocks! – 2/12/18-2/16/8

Category : ACTIVITIES , EVENTS , Library

The Book Fair will be at Berendo Middle School from Monday, 2/12/18 to Friday, 2/16/18.  Books will be half off of regular retail prices.  The Book Fair will be open for 30 minutes before and after school on these dates, and will also be open during both the morning and evening sessions of parent conference on Thursday, 2/15/18.  Teachers can also sign up to bring their classes.  Contact Mr. Weintraub in the library at 213. 739.5637 or email if you have any questions.

Berendo Knows Culture – Día de muertos – Day of the Death – 2017

Category : ACTIVITIES , COMMUNITY , Culture



Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.[1]

El Día de Muertos es una celebración mexicana de origen mesoamericano que honra a los difuntos.1 Se celebra principalmente los días 1 y 2 de noviembre, aunque en algunos lugares comienza desde el 31 de octubre, coincidiendo con las celebraciones católicas de Día de los Fieles Difuntos y Todos los Santos.

Es una festividad que se celebra en México y en algunos países de América Central, así como en muchas comunidades de los Estados Unidos, donde existe una gran población mexicana y centroamericana. La Unescoha declarado la festividad como Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad.2 En Brasil existe una celebración similar conocida como Dia dos Finados, aunque esta festividad no tiene las mismas raíces prehispánicas que el Día de Muertos



Berendo Celebrates Computer Science Week 2016 – Day 4


Berendo students would like to thank Christopher Schmitz for being our Hour of Code guest speaker today.  Mr. Schmitz currently works at Defy Media as the Mobile Development Manager.  “Despite my current manager title I program both as my full-time job and as a hobby.  My work focuses on mobile (Android) development, with some web development in my spare time.  I’ve also spent some time messing around with Ozobots (, a Sphero, and a basic Arduino kit, which can be a good physical demonstrations of code in action for students.”

Now, let’s continue with day 4 of the Computer Science Week celebration by going back to the nice and fun Frozen game.  Try it now by clicking on the picture.  Remember, our computer lab is open so you can complete this game and print our your Hour of Code certificate.



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