Benefield Parent Newsletter
Titans United: Together We Shine
May 18, 2021
Greetings Benfield Parents and Guardians-
It's hard to believe the 2020-21 school year is almost over. We have weathered the storm and have almost finished the course. Only a few more days. The end-of-the year is filled with celebration and fun. Our Virtual End of Year Awards Ceremony will take place this Thursday. The award's ceremony is by invitation only. The following students will be recognized at the award's ceremony:
- A-Honor Roll Principal's Honor: All A's
- A/B Honor Roll: All A's & B's
- Perfect Attendance: Perfect Attendance all year
- Citizenship: Titan Kids of Character
- Most Improved: Most Improved in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies
- In-Tune Titan - Student Engagement
Our 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on May 24 & May 25. We encourage students to wear school-appropriate dress pants and a nice shirt or a school-appropriate length dress and no bare shoulders. Heels are discouraged. Balloons will not be allowed into the building. Masks will be required.
Note to digital parents: We are excited to see our digital students at the promotion ceremony. Digital students attending 9:30 a.m. ceremonies are asked to be dropped off in the main lobby between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. sharp. Digital students attending 1:00 p.m. ceremonies are asked to be dropped off in the main lobby between 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. sharp. Parents will enter through the car rider entrance of the school. Tickets for digital students can be picked by Thursday, May 20, 2021.
A full list of end of year activities are included below so please, keep reading and visit our school website for updates.
Proud to serve you,
Calendar of Events
May 17-21 - Digital Student Device Return window
May 20 - PreK- 4th Grade End of Year Virtual Awards Ceremony, 7:00 p.m.
May 24 & May 25 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
May 25 - End of Year Celebrations
- PreK: 11:30 - 12:30pm
- Kindergarten: 12:00 - 1:00pm
- 1st Grade: 1:30 - 2:30pm
- 2nd Grade: 1:30 - 2:30pm
- 3rd Grade: 1:00 - 2:00pm
- 4th Grade: 1:35 - 2:30pm
May 26 - Final day for Digital Student Device Return
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Things to Do At Home With Your Children
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There's value in putting numbers into words
Writing numbers out in word form is a good way for your child to understand the mathematical concept of "place value." Give your child a list of four or five numbers, such as 562, 73, 184, 16 and 43. Have him write them in words: five hundred sixty-two, seventy-three and so on. Talk about how the words go from the highest place value to the lowest. Then give your child the words and ask him to write the numbers.
Celebrate May holidays with learning
Memorial Day (May 31) is only one of the holidays you and your child can celebrate with learning this month. Practice kindness to a pet during Be Kind to Animals Week (May 2-8). Write limericks on Limerick Day (May 12). Discuss tolerance, inclusion, and understanding on the International Day of Living Together in Peace (May 16). Read about aviation on the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight (May 21).
Do you need help with reading to your child?
Benefield teachers have created a collection of videos to help families get the most out of reading to their young children.
These videos are available on the Benefield eClass homepage.
Benefield now has access to Biblionasium, an online platform that allows students to build a bookshelf of favorite books and log their reading. Click here for more information on how to access Biblionasium through the media catalog.
Click the link to access the Parent Center and to find information on Live Zoom sessions.
Are you looking for a FREE program to work with your child aged birth - 5 years old? Come join Play 2 Learn and experience childhood developmental appropriate practices. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The following link can provide an overview of the program.
Would you like to purchase a yearbook via personal check?
Congratulations to Ms. Paz on her U.S. Citizenship
In order to continue safety here at Benefield, please help us at home. As students return to the building, please remember to assess your child each morning for wellness.
Safety continues to be our priority. If your child is exhibiting symptoms, please keep them home and notify the teacher via email. It is important to do a wellness assessment each morning before sending your child to school. Check for temperature and symptoms using the checklist below:
□ Fever (100.4° or higher)
□ Sore throat
□ New loss of taste or smell
□ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
□ Congestion or runny nose
□ Muscle or body aches
□ Nausea or vomiting
When an individual has not tested for COVID-19 and is NOT a close contact to a case. Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will likely have at least 2 symptoms of COVID-19 illness listed above, that cannot be explained by another underlying medical condition or at least 1 of the following: Fever 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or new loss of taste or smell.
A suspected case is considered to be a positive case until medical clearance is provided by a health care provider or until they have tested negative.
Benefield Book Mobile
Proceeds from t shirt sales this Spring will go toward putting books in students' hands!. Instead of running a 5K this Spring, we are asking our supporters to purchase...
Adult t-shirts are $26 and youth sizes are $22. You will receive an email with a flyer and order link to share with your staff next week. The Book Mobile 5K may be canceled, but wearing a cool t-shirt continues! Support putting books into kids’ hands!
Benefield Elementary School
Heather Tack, Assistant Principal
Melanie Singleton, Assistant Principal
Kelli O'Loughlin, Assistant Principal
Michelle Vendryes, Assistant Principal