Benfer Bulletin

September Edition

Labor Day on Monday, September 4th. No school.

Save the Dates in September

See the flyers below for special events listed here:

September 4th: Labor Day - No School

September 5th - 8th: Substitute Appreciation Week

September 6th: PTO Meeting

September 6th: Current Drug Trends: Keeping your Child Safe - Parent University Course

September 7th: Watch Dog Kick off

September 8th: World Physical Therapy Day

September 15th - October 13th Hispanic Heritage Month

September 19th: Fall Open House - Parent University Course available

September 21st: Fall Individual Pictures

September 23rd: GT Summit - Parent University Course

September 27th and 28th: Pizza Night Spirit Night

Attendance matter

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MAP testing information

The MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) testing window occurred from August 21-Septemeber 1. In Klein ISD students complete this assessment three times a year. We use these tests to determine how our students are progressing and what additional supports are needed. You can find out more about MAP testing by accessing the family site:

Standards Based Grading Updates

Klein ISD has made changes to the Standards Based Grading guidelines for this school year. Previously, progress was graded with a 1/2/3 score based on quarterly expectations. This year, students will be graded on a 1/2/3/4 scale and based on end of the year expectations. Families will see more 1s and 2s than were seen previously as the district has shifted towards assessing with end of the year expectations in mind.

More information on the district's Standards Based Grading policies can be found here:

Lunch Time

  • For Lunch menus click HERE
  • To apply for free or reduced meals click HERE. A friendly reminder, breakfast and lunch are NO longer free.
  • To Add funds to meal accounts click HERE

Due to limited space, parents/guardians may eat lunch with their child on assigned days starting Monday, August 28th! Parents/Guardians can only bring lunch for their child due to allergies and eat with their child at the parent table area on assigned days.

Mondays: PreK & 1st Grade

Tuesdays: 4th Grade

Wednesdays: 3rd Grade

Thursdays: 2nd Grade

Fridays: Kindergarten & 5th Grade

Important Reminders...

Arrival time for students is between 7:40 and 8:10 daily! For safety purposes, please do not drop students off earlier than this time unless involved in early morning activities. Also please be sure students arrive before the tardy bell rings so they do not miss out on important beginning-of-the-day instruction. Cafeteria doors close at 8:00am. If you would like for your child to have breakfast at school, please send them to school before 8:00am.

Dismissal ends each day at 3:45 PM sharp!
Everyone knows the procedure and our students know their numbers, which makes it flow quicker. Therefore, our dismissal will end at 3:45PM sharp! Please make arrangements to have your child(ren) picked up before this time each day as we do not have the staff to supervise students after this time daily.

Transportation Changes

Please read the listed information below regarding change of transportation procedures:

1. Changes in transportation request should be submitted before 2:45 p.m. Request made after 2:45p.m. cannot be approved.
2. A handwritten and signed note is required to change regular transportation. It can be sent with your student to campus to turn in. A transportation change WILL NOT be accepted over the phone.

Lea la información que se incluye a continuación con respecto al cambio de los procedimientos de transporte:

1. Los cambios en la solicitud de transporte deben enviarse antes de las 2:45 p. m. Solicitud realizada después de las 2:45 p. m. no se puede aprobar.
2. Se requiere una nota escrita a mano y firmada para cambiar el transporte regular. Se puede enviar con su estudiante al campus para entregarlo. No se aceptará un cambio de transporte por teléfono.

Birthday Treats

Birthday treats are encouraged to be purchased from our school cafeteria. No outside food and/or treats are allowed for birthday student and/or classmates.

When it comes to birthday treats for students, our cafeteria managers need at least 2 weeks’ notice to ensure they have enough time to order the treats that you want for your student. This also gives time to the nurses to check the allergies of all the students in the class. If you have more questions about the process, please reach out to the campus kitchen for more information.

For more information, please visit our Nutrition and Food services by clicking here.

We also have more options for Birthday surprises. Please see our flyer below.

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Gifted and Talented Referral Window Sept.1st - Sept. 30th

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A message from our Specials teachers

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Counselor's Corner

Creating Routines for Emotional Safety

I want to thank you, parents, and legal guardians, for helping make the beginning of this school year a success. Your support and encouragement helped make your child’s transition from home to school a smoother one. Our teachers have also done a phenomenal job at creating a sense of belonging in their classrooms by focusing on building meaningful relationships with their students and putting routines in place. The brain is pattern-seeking, and when faced with new or unknown experiences, enters what is called the “Survival State” which can lead to behavior outbursts when not calmed. By creating routines and structure, we calm the Survival State, and help create important behavior patterns, especially during the first weeks of school. Routines are indeed the foundation to creating a School Family, a sense of belonging, and a loving and caring environment.

At home you can help reduce behavior outbursts, and experience smoother transitions for unwanted moments such as bath time and/or bedtime, by creating routines with visuals/images which helps your child predict what comes next, which in turn helps soothe the Survival State.

Please feel free to reach out me at or by phone (832)484-5933.

Are you in need?

Our Holidays are fast approaching. Please let me know if you are in need of help with Thanksgiving meals or our clothing and toy Angel Tree in December.

If you need assistance with basic needs, please reach out to me. Your information will be kept confidential.

Contact me via email at or by phone (832)484-5593

Parent University

For more information please visit our Parent University Website and our Parent University Handbook.
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SMART Tag Parent Portal - Through the app, parents will be able to: View Child’s profile, routes, and riding history. Add/remove children to and from the account. Sign up for SMART alerts (text notifications when the bus is 10-15 minutes from the stop and receive status updates). Manage authorized guardians.

How it Works: Parents register online at, add their children using the student ID, date of birth, and campus name. Parents can sign up for SMART alerts which is optional

Parent Portal became available now.

This SMART Tag Parent Portal will only work for those students who have not lost or damaged their SMART Tags. If this has occurred, parents must purchase a new SMART Tag for $5.00 on School Cash Online.

For Our Students - Bus Safety & Expectations

Be Responsible

  • Save all food and drinks for home or school
  • Keep the bus clean
  • Be ready to scan your SmartTag when you get on and off the bus
  • Be a Problem Solver

Use Respect

  • Use only kind and appropriate words
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Listen to the bus driver

Stay Safe

  • Stay in your seat until you reach your destination
  • Use inside/quiet voice
  • Stay out of the aisle while bus is moving

For Our Parents - Transportation Expectations

Be Responsible

  • Keep from parking in Bus zones
  • Park only in visitor parking
  • Be on time to pick up your child from the bus stop
  • Communicate with the school if you are running late
  • Put your cell phone away
  • PRE-K PARENTS have to be standing at the bus stop for their child to be released to them.

Use Respect

  • Early dismissal is before 2:45
  • Regular dismissal time starts at 3:25
  • No students can be picked up from the office during dismissal process
  • Put your cell phone away

Stay Safe

  • Stop when you see a bus parked with the stop sign out
  • Wait patiently for your children to come out of the bus and cross street safely
  • When dropping off your children and need to park, walk with them to cross the street safely
  • Put your cell phone away

Student's cell phones

Student cell phones MUST be powdered off and inside the student's backpack throughout the school day (including while on the bus). If your student carries a cell phone to school, please review that expectation with them.

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