Bennett Peek of the Week

May 16th - May 20th

The Mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Storm Makeup Day

REMINDER! Due to weather-related school cancellations, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up days built in to the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Monday, May 16, 2022. This is now a day that students and staff are expected to be at school.

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MEDICATION PICKUP

Reminder!


Parents, please pickup any student medications from the nurse's office by Friday, May 27, 2022. Any medication not picked up will be disposed of.


Thanks!

USED BOOK SALE!

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EXTRA YEARBOOKS

There will be a few extra Yearbooks for sale in the Bennett Office. To reserve one of these Yearbooks, pay the Bennett Office $18 cash or check. The check can be made payable to Bennett Elementary PTA. (Exact change only!)
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LIBRARY BOOKS DUE MONDAY, MAY 16

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Virtual Academy 2022-2023

Recently, Fargo Public Schools made the decision to continue its Virtual Academy for the 2022-2023 school year. For planning purposes, we need to gather information regarding interest for next year.


Elementary (grades K-5): The elementary model will stay the same through the North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE).


Secondary (grades 6-12): Secondary students will utilize a program called Edgenuity for core classes. This program, currently used at the high schools for credit recovery coursework, provides greater flexibility to meet students’ academic needs. In addition, secondary students will have the opportunity to meet via Zoom with an FPS instructor at scheduled times throughout the day. Elective courses will be offered through NDCDE at the secondary level.


Please complete the survey linked below to indicate your interest in attending the Fargo Public Schools Virtual Academy for the 2022-2023 school year: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFZEu1-qzxbzL7xn_Pq_txT2LnKXhJfURO9Kkx76Y7OtGGyg/viewform?usp=sf_link


More information on the Fargo Public Schools Virtual Academy can be found on our webpage: https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/virtualacademy.


If you have questions, please contact the Virtual Academy administrators listed below:


Lori Nappe (Grades K-5)

(701) 446-1601

nappel@fargo.k12.nd.us


Holly Fiechtner (Grades 6-12)

(701) 446-1602

fiechth@fargo.k12.nd.us


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Student Need Sheet 2022-2023 School Year

Bennett Elementary will start the process of NOT taking parent requests for a particular teacher for any school year.


We do this to:


  1. better align practices with other Fargo Elementary Schools and the school district
  2. make sure all of our students are equally dispersed, and
  3. meet the individual needs of our students by first looking at students needs rather than teacher/parent need.


The assigning of students to classrooms requires careful planning by teachers, administrators, special education, counselors, and gifted and talented. A great deal of time and thought goes into placing children into classes. We carefully look at having equal numbers of students, the number of boys and girls, students needing extra support, a mixed range of performance levels, special needs, and students who shouldn’t be together for various reasons when determining the class lists.


The teachers will compile class lists this spring and summer. I will assign teacher names to the class lists that are created. Then, sometime in August notification of your student’s teacher will be sent to you via email.


IF you want to express your students needs, learning abilities, or strengths, please see the google form below. Information in the google form needs to be completed by Friday, May 20th. No paper copies will be handed out.


Thanks for all you do!

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FREE SCHOOL MEALS EXPIRING JUNE 2022

A waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enabled schools across the nation, including Fargo Public Schools, to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K – 12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021 – 2022 school year.


What does this mean for families? In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting July 1, 2022. Applications will be available on the Nutrition Services Department website after that date and will be shared at the start of the 2022-23 school year with families.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022 is open online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2022. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2022 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process:


STEP ONE: REGISTER ONLINE
Complete online registration forms at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. Masks are required for all visitors.


STEP TWO: SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION
Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 25 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record with 5-year shots
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address for verification


If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.

If you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701.446.1006

Community Resources

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:


FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)


Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660


If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

Enrichment Summer School

The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clicking the following link:

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Elementary-Enrichment-Summer-School-Cour/MeaF


June 6th to June 17th

8:00AM – 10:30AM

10:30AM – 1:00PM

All Classes held at Lewis and Clark Elementary School

1729 16th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103


Please contact Lori Nappe, Summer School Director, with any questions at nappel@fargo.k12.nd.us.

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