Titan-Up Weekly

February 26, 2016

Governor Nathan Deal's Education Outreach Liaison, Pam Williams, visits Benefield!

Governor Nathan Deal's education office recognized Benefied for being an 80-80-80 school, meaning we have 80% low-to-moderate income, 80% mixed population, and 80% percentile above average. Benefield is featured on the state website and Facebook page because of this achievement. Go Titans!!

Ink Cartridges

We need your assistance with decreasing the volume of ink cartridges we are consuming at Benefield. So far this school year, we have replaced the cartridges in the color printers several times and simply can not afford to keep replacing cartridges at this rate without tapping into funds reserved for purchasing other instructional materials for your classroom.

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Monday, February 29

  • ILT, 7:30 - 8:00, Media Center
  • Stand-up faculty meeting, 8:00 a.m., Media Center
  • Parent English Class, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Trailer 3669, Ms. McNally
  • Reading Recovery Awareness Session, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Girls on the Run, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Haley


Tuesday, March 1

  • Collaboration Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.
  • 4th & 5th Grade Book Club Meeting, Media Center, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Ms. Robbins
  • ELT, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Ashimi


Wednesday, March 2

  • Literacy Night Planning Meeting, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., Front Office Conference Room
  • Art Club, 7:30 - 8:15, Ms. Mills
  • Step Team, 7:30 - 8:20, Cafe', Ms. Randolph
  • Mr. Gaul's Math Club, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., Media Center, Ms. Ashimi
  • Parent English Class, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Trailer 3669, Ms. McNally
  • ELT, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Ashimi
  • Lego Club, Ms. Park's Room, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Girls on the Run, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Haley


Thursday, March 3

  • Collaboration Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
  • DHS Mentoring, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m., Cafe', Ms. Bronkema
  • ESOL Study Group in Room 1.469, Ms. Drada, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, March 4

  • Benefield Singers Rehearsal, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m., Gym, Ms. Kingston & Cash
  • Titan Leaders Meeting 9:10 a.m., Front Office Conference Room
  • Girl Scouts, 3:15 - 5:30 p.m., Cafe'

Welcome to our newest Benefield family members!

Ms. Khalifah Kennedy, 5th Grade EIP

Ms. Velma Wright, para

Ms. Julie Vance, EIP teacher (part-time)

Ms. Ashley Dent, SDD-K para

Advance Notice Calendar of Events

Monday, March 7
  • Administer SBA
  • Faculty Book Study Club, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., J. Robinson's Room, Ms. Bronkema
  • Peer Leaders meeting, 7:40 - 8:10 a.m., Media Center, Ms. Bronkema
  • Discovery Cluster Elementary Schools Meeting @ Benefield, 11:30 - 3:30
  • Parent English Class, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Trailer 3669, Ms. McNally
  • Girls on the Run, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Haley


Tuesday, March 8

  • Collaboration Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.
  • Administer SBA
  • 4th & 5th Grade Book Club Meeting, Media Center, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Ms. Robbins
  • ELT, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • GCPS New Teacher Mentor Session, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., ISC


Wednesday, March 9

  • Administer SBA
  • Art Club, 7:30 - 8:15, Ms. Mills
  • Step Team, 7:30 - 8:20, Cafe', Ms. Randolph
  • Mr. Gaul's Math Club, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., Media Center, Ms. Ashimi
  • Parent English Class, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Trailer 3669, Ms. McNally
  • Science Club - Mr. Sweat's Room, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Ms. Osborne
  • ELT, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Ashimi
  • Girls on the Run, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ms. Haley
  • Reading Recovery Clinical Training Class, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 10

  • Collaboration Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
  • Administer SBA
  • DHS Mentoring, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m., Cafe', Ms. Bronkema
  • eCLASS with Stacey McKibbens during planning
  • Reading Recovery BTG Session, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • ESOL Study Group in Room 1.469, Ms. Drada, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Movie Night Social, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Media Center, Ms. Randolph


Friday, March 11

  • Student / Staff Holiday

We're celebrating the following March birthdays:


  • Benita Alandu - 4
  • Susan DeReimer - 4
  • Elizabeth Drada - 5
  • Tara Mangray - 7
  • Linda Lowry - 10
  • Shenay Williams - 11
  • Kay Skinner - 21
  • Sebrina Ashimi - 21
  • Michelle Johnson - 29
  • Julie Gornall - 30
  • Glenda Palimore - 30
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The following BES staff members were recognized by their colleagues for having IT!

Ms. Park has IT! You are an excellent educator. You continually show love to your students and teach them how to take care of themselves and each other. You are a no nonsense nurturer, and that is needed!


Ms. Meyer and Ms. Perkins have IT! Thanks for organizing the fifth grade High Tech High Touch field trip.


Ms. Merriman has IT! Thanks for picking up the Chick-fil-A lunch during conferences.


Ms. Schlenker and Mr. Howard have IT! Thanks for allowing classes to have "gym parties" during their planning.


Ms. Paz has IT! She took the initiative to give Parent Involvement Surveys to Spanish speaking parents during conferences.


Ms. McLees has IT! She had the most parent attendance during Spotlight.


Ms. Robinson has IT! She always show immense patience and concern for her 2nd grade students!


Maja Shuman has IT! On top of getting ready for her conferences, she has work very hard to promote the yearbook with posters on every door and organizing a table to sell yearbooks. Thank you for your hard work.


Ms. Hugghins has IT! She always stops what she's doing to help others. She stays patient through all the never-ending questions and follows up. I don't know what I'd do without her. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!


Ms. Hunter has IT! Thank you for taking care of not only our students, but their families too. Your words of encouragement and prayer help many in so many ways.


Ms. Shuman has IT! Thank you for working so hard on creating our first yearbook!


Ms. McLees has IT! She is always calm, patient and professional. Thank you for looking out for your students and their families.


Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Ashimi have IT!!! These two as a team DEFINITELY HAVE IT!!!! Whatever you need, they have it! Be it customer service, parent support, academic support , or resource support, they have what you need and they are always willing to share their respective expertise.


The ENTIRE custodial team has IT! This team has dedication, determination, motivation, presentation, and a whole lot more! Hats off to this team for a job well done this week!


Ms. Jemison, Mrs. Luttrell, & Ms. Maselli have IT! They work TIRELESSLY to meet the needs of ALL students:)

An announcement from Mrs. Brannick & Ms. Velie

Come out to Room 1.209 (Velie's room) on Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00 PM and learn what Rodan+Fields has to offer! As the fastest growing premium skincare company, Rodan+Fields has products to help with all skincare concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage, acne and acne scars, sensitivity, and others. Brannick and Velie will be sharing about all the products offered, so come ready to learn and ask questions! There will be light refreshments available and a raffle drawing for those who join us.

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