Bennett Peek of the Week

May 23rd - May 26th

The Mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022!

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!

EXTRA YEARBOOKS

There will be 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!)

Dear Bennett 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

It's hard to believe but we are getting ready for your child's last official walk through the Bennett hallways! As you may know, Bennett celebrates the 5th grade by having them lead the school's Clap Out on the last day of school. You are invited to join your 5th grade student and participate in this event!

At 2pm on Thursday, May 26, please enter the door near the gym (door 18). 5th grade students and parents will gather in the gym to view the class slideshow, receive promotion certificates, and visit prior to leading the Clap Out at 2:15 pm.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. I look forward to seeing everyone help us celebrate our awesome 5th grade students!

Sincerely,
Ms. Schafer

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USED BOOK SALE

Dr. Englund's class is ready to open their Used Book Sale on Monday, May 23! All books will be sold for 50 cents with proceeds going towards the annual 5th Grade Ski Trip. Students will attend the Book Sale during school hours with their class. The Sale will close on Wednesday, May 25.
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BENNETT INFORMATION PAGE

https://sites.google.com/fargoschools.org/bennett/home

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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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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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