Benefield Family Newsletter

Team Benefield: Where Each & Every Child Matters


Greetings Benefield Parents/Guardians:

I am excited to welcome you to the 2022-23 school year! We look forward to welcoming your child to Benefield Elementary School where each and every child matters. This BENEFIELD FAMILY NEWSLETTER contains a lot of information regarding the start of school. Please refer to it often, so that you and your child will be prepared for this unique start on August 3, 2022!

The Benefield Family Newsletter will be sent to families each month via email. I look forward to partnering with you this year!

Proud to serve you,

Mrs. Stevens


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During the week of July 25th, you will receive a phone call from your child’s teacher welcoming you to the 2022-23 school year. Personalized post cards should be arriving soon!


1st Day of School

The 2022-23 school year starts for everyone on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Please view the return to in-person instruction schedule below. Students will join their teacher via Zoom, for online instruction prior to their return to in-person instruction.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - Pre K, K and ASD(K-5)

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Students will join their teachers for online instruction on days prior to their return to in-person instruction.

Play 2 Learn

Please join us as we learn to play with Play 2 Learn. We will have orientation on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and our first class is Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Classes are every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Please contact or call 770-822-6549.

P2L focuses on building the capacity of parents to be their child’s first teacher as well as providing an opportunity for students to be in a group setting.

Caregivers bring child(ren) (ages birth to five) to a 90-minute session each week.

Activities are modeled and facilitated by a certified staff member utilizing best practices for readiness skills in Communication, Language and Literacy, Cognitive Development, Social-Emotional Development, Approaches to Play, and Learning and Motor Skill Development.

Approximately 20 students are in the class and parents remain with children for the entire session.

Schoolwide Curriculum Night

Please join us on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, for our schoolwide Curriculum Night.

Curriculum Night is an educational open house by grade, that takes place at the beginning of the school year for parents to receive critical information that will benefit their child's learning throughout the year. At Curriculum Night , you can expect teacher presentations on curriculum.

Do not forget to stop by the Family Center for resources and support.

More information is forthcoming.

Sign-Up for Remind!

Sign up for the grade level of your youngest child if you have more than one child at Benfield. To join a class on Remind, participants text the class code below to 81010.

  • PreK text @p-titans
  • Kindergarten text@ k-titans
  • 1st grade text @1-titans
  • 2nd grade text @2-titans
  • 3rd grade text @3-titans
  • 4th grade text @4-titans
  • 5th grade text @5-titans
  • Play2Learn text @gotitans-1
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Family Center Website

Click the link to access the Family Center and to find information on Live Zoom sessions.

The Family Center - Building Partnerships Between School and Home

The Family Center offers parents help and resources they can use to support their child at home. Ms. McBride and Ms. Morales can assist families with questions and resources throughout the school day. Research shows that involving families and communities in their local schools improves children's academic and social success. Therefore, the mission of the Family Center is to impact the academic achievement of each student by creating an environment that strengthens parental involvement and provides resources for parents.

What can the Family Center do for me?

  • Build parent capacity
  • Volunteer opportunities…We need you!
  • Check out books, games, CDs, and more to help your child at home
  • Workshops, English classes, and nutrition classes
  • Help with school-related paperwork, website activities, MyPaymentsPlus
  • Teach me what my child is learning
  • Help me communicate with teachers
  • Community resources
  • Build community involvement
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MyPayments Plus

We are so excited to begin preparations for the 2022-23 school year. BenefieldElementary will use MyPaymentsPlus (MPP) to electronically review and digitally sign required Gwinnett County Public Schools orientation forms. We encourage all families to create a MPP account. No purchase is necessary to have a MPP account. You will be able to read and digitally sign documents and/or make necessary payments. It is a great way for you to manage and keep track of all of your student payments and forms in one place throughout the school year.

Should you need any assistance with creating an account, please contact the Benefield Family Center. Please feel free to contact Ms. McBride and Ms. Morales via our Family Center, 678-518-698.

Benefield Elementary School

Shonda Stevens, Principal

Heather Tack, Assistant Principal

Kelli O'Loughlin, Assistant Principal

Michelle Vendryes, Assistant Principal