The Beacon Newsletter

A Guiding Light for EVERYTHING Anchor Pointe Related

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • March 31: 11:40 Dismissal
  • March 31-April 9: PTO Fun Run Fundraising
  • April 1-5: Spring Break - No School
  • April 9: PTO Fun Run Event
  • April 13-14: Grades 3-5 NSCAS Reading Testing
  • April 13: PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
  • April 14: 11:40 Dismissal
  • April 20-21 Grades 3-5 NSCAS Math Testing
  • April 20: Color Vision Screenings (1st Grade)
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Important Fun Run Infomation - Please Read

The Fun Run is our annual - and only - fundraiser supporting the Anchor Pointe Parent Teacher Organization. Every Pre-K-5th grade child will participate in the Fun Run and will receive a free t-shirt. The event is held during the school day on Friday, April 9th, 2021. Times will be scheduled for each grade to run. This year's Fun Run theme is "Sports City Now," a fitness theme all about inspiring students to be active and activate their character.

Although restrictions remain in place for visitors entering our building, we are pleased to be able to open this event to a limited number of spectators. The following protocols will be required for attendance at this event:


  • Only 2 spectators per family will be allowed
  • Spectators MUST be pre-registered to attend - click the button below to pre-register
  • Face coverings are required
  • Spectators check-in upon arrival
  • Spectators must maintain 6' distancing from others and remain in the designated spectator zone, no congregating after the run


We believe that these precautions and restrictions give our students and families the best chance to stay healthy and participate in school events. Thank you for your cooperation!


Student Fun Run registration kicks off on Wednesday, March 31st - watch for materials soon!

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Fun Run Prizes - 2021

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Check out our current Lost and Found items!

If any of the items pictured below belong to your child and they are unable to retrieve them independently, please reach out to your child's teacher or the school office.

Unclaimed Lost and Found Items will be donated on Friday, April 9th.

NSCAS Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

5th graders will take the NSCAS Science Assessment on March 23rd and 24th.

Grades 3-5 will be taking the NSCAS Reading Assessment on April 13th and 14th,

and taking the NSCAS Math Assessment on April 20th and 21st.

Additionally, 5th graders will be taking Math Placement tests the week of April 26th.


Tips for Success in NSCAS Reading and Math Tests

Attendance is a MUST

Please avoid scheduling appointments or vacation time on your child's testing dates.

Get enough sleep and eat a good breakfast

This is probably the most underrated tip!

Encourage reading

Good reading skills factor heavily in a timed test, so help motivate your child to read by offering fun and interesting materials. Ask questions about what your child is reading for insight into progress he/she is making in reading comprehension.

Chat with your child

Testing measures critical thinking. Ask your child to discuss his/her ideas and voice their opinions often to stimulate thought processes.

Communicate with your child's teacher

Your child's teacher is your partner in monitoring their overall academic progress.

Relax and remain positive

The best test takers are calm, confident, and at ease!

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2021 Li'l Badgers Track Sessions Information

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2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!

If your child will be eligible for Kindergarten (age 5 by July 31, 2021) please visit our district website www.benningtonschools.org and click on "Enroll New Student" at the top to register for the upcoming school year.


We will have a VIRTUAL PARENT MEETING on April 29th, 2021 at 5:30 for parents of registered incoming Kindergartners.


All registered families will receive the link for this meeting. Kindergarten Roundup for students will happen at the conclusion of summer prior to the start of school.


Determining the enrollment for the next year is important for future staff planning.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please call Mrs. Schafer in our school office.

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Anchor Pointe Elementary School

A wonderful elementary school located in beautiful Bennington, Nebraska built to Inspire, Learn, and Achieve...TOGETHER. #anchoreducated