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11/22/2022

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Upcoming Events


  • 11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/29 Bennington Gives Day
  • 12/7 Early Dismissal 11:40
  • 12/8 K-1 Music Program
  • 12/9 Spelling Bee
  • 12/16 Height, Weight and Vision Screening
  • 12/21 Winter Parties

General Announcements

Please have your children in the building at 8:05, they will be counted tardy after that.


To ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please drop your children off and have them walk in the building with their classmates. The doors will be unlocked for breakfast, walking club and reading club at 7:45. The children not doing a club or getting breakfast will be escorted in by a staff member at their designated time. No parents will be allowed in the building unless signed into the office.


*Winter Coat Drive Details Coming Soon!

Health Screenings

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Bennington Elementary Food Drive starts Monday!

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Bennington Public Schools

Emergency School Closing Information

(Policy 602.03)


There may be occasions when attending school due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may not be advisable. Student safety and learning is always the top priority for Bennington Public Schools. The District will either cancel school for the day or announce a two-hour late start.


School closings will be announced using the following media sources listed below:


  • Television: KMTV, WOWT, KETV
  • Radio: KFAB (AM 1110), KKAR (AM1290)
  • School Messenger


When school is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, Bennington Public Schools will make efforts to make up these educational opportunities. The District has embedded days into the school calendar for such occasions. Make-up days for the 2022-2023 school term are scheduled for March 10, May 25 and May 26 if needed.


Late start days will begin exactly two hours later than the normal school start time. When weather permits for a later start, the streets, sidewalks and parking lots can be better cleared and rush hour traffic can be completed. Late start days will be announced in the same manner as school closings.


Late Start FAQ

Why are we having a late start day?


In the event of inclement weather, the District may delay the start of the school day by two hours. By starting two hours later, this allows for streets, sidewalks and parking lots to be cleared and for rush hour traffic to be complete.


What is the school scheduling time for students on a late start day?


  • Elementary - 10:05 AM to 3:07 PM
  • Middle School - 10:00 AM to 3:10 PM
  • High School - 10:10 AM to 3:17 PM


Will transportation be provided on a late start day?


Yes, transportation will be provided and stop times will be modified and will be running approximately two hours later to get students to school for the two-hour late start.


Will the District provide supervision if I drop off my child(ren) at school early on a late start day?


No, staff is not on duty and students are not permitted to enter the buildings before a designated time. Remember, the District will announce a late start to allow authorities and school personnel time to clear roads, sidewalks and parking lots for safe travel.


Will students be required to attend extracurricular activities on late start days?


Before school and/or morning extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, and groups) will be canceled on late start days. After school activities will proceed as scheduled.


Will preschool students attend on late start days?


There will be no morning preschool on a late start day. Afternoon preschool will be scheduled as normal with normal transportation.


Will the All-Star Kids program be affected by late start days?


Yes, for students enrolled in the All-Star Kids program that have an enrollment category that includes morning care. The hours of operation will be 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM at all locations. Breakfast will be served around 9:45 AM.


Will there be breakfast and lunch on late start days?


Yes to both. A grab & go breakfast will be offered. Lunch will run at the similarly scheduled time. Check your building's website for the exact times.


Will students have to make up instructional time lost on a late start day?


No, Bennington Public Schools builds extra hours into the school calendar every year. Late starts will not significantly affect the District’s ability to schedule school days to meet the Nebraska Department of Education’s requirements.

Bundle Up! Cold weather is here!

Please be sure to send your child to school with a warm coat, hat, and mittens or gloves, every day!


We don't have a set temperature for when we take the children out to recess or keep them in, but we use 20 degrees as general guideline. Wind chill, or "feels like" temperature, is a factor too. Please send your children to school prepared to go outside each and every day.


Once snowy weather arrives, children are allowed to bring their snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves and those who have them will be allowed to go into the snow. Children who do not bring their boots and snow clothes will not be allowed to enter the snowy areas. We do not want students' shoes or clothing to become wet.

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Too sick for school?

It seems that cold and flu season is already upon us.


In deciding whether your child should come to school, please keep the following guidelines in mind. Any child with these symptoms should NOT come to school:


  • Fever of 100 or higher; children should not return to school until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours


Please establish and encourage healthy habits with your children to help prevent the spread of illness at school.

  • Teach children to wash hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds. Handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of disease
  • Provide healthy foods and plenty of water, please make sure to send a water bottle with your student to school every day
  • Ensure your child gets plenty of rest and engages in physical activity
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Keep your child home if they are sick, and avoid contact with sick individuals


Thank you for your help in keeping our students and staff healthy!

From PTO

Script Fundraiser

Gift card orders are due on December 13th. Bennington Elementary PTO receives a percentage of each gift card purchased. Paper copies should have come home today in your child's backpack or see the family order form below.
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Bennington Community Activities and Events

All information regarding upcoming Bennington community events, sports camps, and activities

will now be posted on our district website,

and shared through the weekly district newsletter, the Badger Update.

You can access this by visiting

www.benningtonschools.org > Departments > Communications > Community Youth Activities

or through this link:

https://www.benningtonschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=158238&pageId=1321545

If you wish to have your event or activity shared there, please contact our

Communications Coordinator, Stacy Hawn, at shawn@bennps.org.

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SCHOOL LUNCH AND SNACK MILK

Students are invited to eat breakfast and lunch at school daily, and may enjoy our cafeteria options or bring a lunch of their own. Lunch & Breakfast menus can be found online.


Elementary meal prices are $1.70 for breakfast, $2.60 for lunch, and .50 if they wish to purchase a milk to have with their lunch from home (milk is included with the cafeteria meal).


All payments for lunch must be made through myschoolbucks.com.


Important note: Cafeteria meal payments, 1st semester snack milk, and 2nd semester snack milk are all separate items in the myschoolbucks store.

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November Menu

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December Menu

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https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/BenningtonElementary

Link to Lunch Menu
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Contact Us

Email: slehman@bennps.org
Website: www.benningtonschools.org
Phone: 402-238-2690
Twitter: @benningtonelem