Bennett Elementary

Back to School Newsletter

The mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.
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Bennett Students and Parents,


Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a fun-filled summer and are ready for school to start. We are all very excited for your arrival!


Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30-7pm. Please come see your new classroom and meet your teacher. You may drop off your school supplies at this time if you so choose.


All Fargo Public Schools parents will complete their children’s annual registration forms and make fee payments online. Access to these online forms and fee payments will be through the Fargo Schools PowerSchool site.


In addition to online registration forms, PowerSchool gives parents access to their child’s attendance records and lunch account balance. Please visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us and click on the PowerSchool icon to complete registration.


If you need assistance updating your child’s registration packet, you may call the school office at 701-446-4000 or come into the school office where we have a computer station set up for us to help you through this process.


School Fees can be paid by credit card online in your PowerSchool account or by stopping by the school office on Back to School night to complete a fee sheet and pay by cash or check made out to Bennett School.


The first day of school is Thursday, August 22. Classes begin at 8:20am and are dismissed at 2:42pm.


Enjoy your last few days of summer! Please feel free to call the school office if you have any questions.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES

The Bennett school day will run from 8:20 AM - 2:42 PM for students. The first bell rings at 8:10 AM and the second bell rings at 8:20 AM. All students should be in class by 8:20 AM.

PARKING LOT SAFETY

Students who are being dropped off/picked up should be driven through the southernmost car loop. The northern loop is reserved for buses. Please pull as far forward as possible in a single line and release your child to the curb from the right side of your vehicle. For safety reasons, please only release your student along the curb. Students shouldn’t cross traffic. Please remain in your vehicle so you are not blocking traffic. If you are going to walk your child into the building, please park in the southernmost parking lot and walk your child across the drop off/pick up loop. Once inside the building, sign in in the office and get a visitor's badge.

MEAL PRICES 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR


Breakfast

Elementary $1.45

Reduced $0.00

Adult $2.15


Lunch

Elementary $2.45

Reduced $0.40

Adult $3.50


Extra Milk $0.35

"How to Guide" to Apply for Free/Reduced Meals

Below is a “How to Guide” for parents/guardians on how to apply on-line for Free/Reduced meals. Parents can go to the FPS website for a link to the on-line application or www.EZMealApp.com.


Paper applications will still be available at the schools, on the district’s website and have been mailed to all households registered in the district. If you complete an on-line application you do NOT have to complete a paper application.

Mid-Morning Milk Break 2019-2020

First Semester —

Students in grades K-5 will have a choice of skim or 1% white milk, fat free chocolate milk or orange juice. First semester milk will begin on Monday, August 26, 2019 through Thursday, January 9, 2020. The cost will be $0.35 per day @ 83 days or $29.05 for the first semester.


Second Semester —

Students in grades K-5 will have a choice of skim or 1% white milk, fat free chocolate milk or orange juice. Second semester milk will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020 through Friday, May 22, 2020. The cost will be $0.35 per day @ 87 days or $30.45 for the second semester.


Please note there will be NO REFUNDS this year unless the student moves from the District.

BREAKFAST AT BENNETT

Breakfast is available each day. The cost for breakfast is $1.45 and will be taken out of the students account. Students that are on free and reduced lunch programs are also able to receive breakfast for free or reduced prices.


Breakfast is served from 7:45 to 8:10AM. If you are wanting your child to eat breakfast at school, please make sure they are there on time. The hot breakfast will not be served to students after 8:10AM. Bus students should come to the lunch room immediately after getting off the bus and we will serve them breakfast.


Help your child get off to a great start by having breakfast at school. Thank you!

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

Please help us with our daily attendance by calling the school if your child is absent. By calling the school we are able to insure that your child is safe and accounted for each day.


Please call the office ( 446-4000) or email Robyn Thorvilson at thorvir@fargo.k12.nd.us.


If your child arrives at school after the bell rings at 8:20AM, they will need to stop at the office to get a tardy slip before going to the classroom.

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