Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ENJOY WINTER BREAK
Today marks the beginning of the winter break. Schools will be closed until Tuesday, January 3rd. Our staff at Ben Hem wish you all a happy and healthy winter break. May the new year bring joy, health and good cheer to all of you and those you love. We look forward to working together in 2023.
2 - DROP OFF LINE - GRADE FOUR
Our morning drop off line depends on the parents in our community. In January, we are looking for the parents of 4th graders to help our students out of the cars and to the right place. Live drop-off starts at 8:05 and volunteers are asked to be there from 8:00 to 8:20. Please Sign-up Here!
3 - ICYMI: NATICK GIRLS LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM
This is a free invitational skate for any girls interested in learning how to play ice hockey. From first grade up through Middle School. The Natick high School girls hockey program coaches along with varsity players will be providing on ice instruction. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the high school hockey program coaches high school players and the Natick comets girls program .
Gear IS required to participate:
- Hockey skates or figure skates
- Hockey gloves or mittens or gloves
- Hockey helmet or at a minimum a bike helmet.
- Rental skates will be available if needed.
We will provide an assortment of hockey sticks for all ages if needed
Players that have experience and equipment are welcome to participate. If you have equipment please wear it.
Time and place: William Chase Arena, Natick
12/29 8:30 am to 9:50 am
Please email if you plan on attending.
4 - THANK YOU PTO
Our PTO hosted an amazing Holiday Breakfast for our staff on Wednesday. It was such a welcomed treat. Thank you to all that donated time and food in appreciation of the work that we do at Ben Hem. It makes the day extra special for all of us!
5 - FROM THE CLINIC:
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, they must stay home form school for five (5) days. The day they started symptoms is Day 0, the next day is Day 1, then Day 2, etc. They may return to school on Day 6 and must wear a mask for 5 additional days. A headache, scratchy throat, congestion/runny nose, cough, and/or fever are some of the more common symptoms of COVID-19.
Siblings and close contacts do not need to quarantine and can come to school as long as they are not having symptoms of illness. However, they must wear a mask for 10 days when around others following a COVID-19 exposure.
COVID-19 home tests were sent home with students prior to winter break. Please test students on Monday, January 2 before returning to school.
Click for more information form the Massachusetts DPH: Covid-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance.
REMINDER: PLAY DATES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, AND MORE
Did you know our PTO creates a school directory each year to share contact information with families that OPT-IN to the directory. Complete this form with information you want shared to be included in the 2022-2023 School Directory. This is voluntary and only information included will be published.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5