Titan-Up Weekly Update

October 10, 2015

Hello Benefield family! Thank you for your out pour of love, support and prayers this week. My mom is making progress and has been moved to a rehabilitation center to start the road to recovery. We are praying and believing that she will be totally restored.


Below are a few items that I'd like to bring to your attention. If you have announcements that you would like included in the Titan-Up Weekly Update, please email Trish Thomas-Lee by the end of day on Thursdays.



Spirit Wear

Polo shirts have arrived and will be placed in your mailbox this week. We expect to receive t-shirts next week and will get them to you and your students as quickly as possible. I apologize for the delay. I have seen a wide variety of spirit wear around the building and love the display of Titan Pride. If you have any spirit wear ideas, please send them to Trish Thomas-Lee.


Safety & Security

All doors will be kept locked with the exception of the front door. Staff should use their key to enter the building from the playground, classes in the portables and the Parent Center. Exceptions will be made when workshops are being held. If you do not have a key, please email Trish Thomas-Lee.


TDPE

For the safety of students, please make sure that students are being properly monitored on the playground. In the event that a student is injured at school, please work in collaboration with Mrs. Hunter to ensure parents are notified.

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Monday, October 12

Staff Development / Student Holiday

Textbook Inventory, Ms. Thomas-Lee

Jeans w/o Spirit Wear


Tuesday, October 13

Collaboration Tuesday 7:30 a.m.

Receipt of Document due

Hearing & Vision Screenings

HOST (HOST teachers)

Kindergarten Writing Workshop; 5 p.m. Media Center


Wednesday, October 14

Step Team Tryouts 7:00 – 8:20 a.m., Café, Ms. Randolph

Art Club, 7:30 - 8:15, Art Room, Ms. Mills

Parent English Class, Mrs. McNally’s trailer, 9:00 a.m.

Science Club in Mr. Sweat's Room 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Ms. Osborne

HOST (HOST teachers)


Thursday, October 15

Collaboration Thursday; 7:30 a.m.

BES Spirit Wear Day w/ jeans.


Friday, October 16

Titan Leaders Meeting 9:00 a.m., Front Office Conference Room

Progress Reports go home

BES Spirit Wear Day w/ jeans

Advance Notice Calendar of Events

Monday, October 19

Testing - ITBS

Parent English Class, Mrs. McNally’s trailer, 9:00 a.m.


Tuesday, October 20

Testing - ITBS

Collaboration Tuesday 7:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Lunch & Learn, 11:00 - 1:00, Parent Lab, Ms. Cross & McNally


Wednesday, October 21

Testing - ITBS

Art Club, 7:30 - 8:15, Art Room, Ms. Mills

Parent English Class, Mrs. McNally’s trailer, 9:00 a.m.

Science Club in Mr. Sweat's Room 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Ms. Osborne


Thursday, October 22

Testing - ITBS

Read for the Record

Collaboration Thursday; 7:30 a.m.

1st Grade Lunch & Learn, 11:00 - 1:00, Parent Lab, Ms. Cross & McNally

Book Character Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A, Sugarloaf, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, October 23

Testing - ITBS

Titan Leaders Meeting 9:00 a.m., Front Office Conference Room

BES Spirit Wear Day w/ jeans

Benefield Spirit Night with the Gwinnett Gladiators, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 24

VISION Cohort 7 @ Peachtree Ridge HS 8 - 12, registration required through PD&E

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CELEBRATE!

The following BES staff members were recognized by their colleagues for having IT!


Ms. Kahn and Mr. Thomas have IT! - The two of them collaborated on a writing assignment and brought both their classrooms together to teach it!!!


Ms. Ashimi, Ms. DeReimer, Ms. Johnson, and Ms. Dargon have IT! - Going above and beyond on modifying the Support Schedule to fit the needs of our EIP and ELL students!!!!


Ms. Parham has IT! - Collaborated with the fifth grade teachers and has all of their ELL students' TPP's done for ITBS Testing!!!


Ms. Osborne has IT! - Organizing and leading the Lego Club and United Way!!


Ms. Culberson and Mr. Hossack have IT! - Subbing-in for Ms. Robbins on PM Bus Duty while she was out all week!!!


All Front Office Staff have IT! - Fantastic job of taking phone messages and emailing them to us, so we can return parents' calls in a timely manner!!


Ms. Hunter has IT! - Always humble, friendly, and offering a friendly smile to all who pass by the Clinic door!!!


Tracy Heinitz has IT! She always bends over backwards to be helpful, is Super Knowledgeable and is always a pleasure to work with!


Amanda Fox has IT! She goes above and beyond in her role as our ILT to help 4th grade strive for EXCELLENCE in everything we do. She closes all of her correspondence to us with "YOU ROCK!" She is an ENCOURAGER!!!


Mrs. Buford definitely has IT! Mrs. Buford is leading the way for our ESOL team everyday! ELLP's, "Mods", TPP's, she knows it all and handles it with ease. She does her job so well, that she makes ESOL an easy sale.


Peggy Mastenbrook has IT! She is always willing to help me out regardless of how busy she is. I really appreciate her!!


Ms. Robinson's kindergarten class has IT! They were doing a great job of building reading stamina for Reading Workshop! Ms. Robinson is building a positive culture of readers and writers!

If you would like to recognize a BES staff member for having IT, please email Ms. Trish Thomas-Lee by the end of day on Thursdays.
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Happy birthday to the following BES family members!


Troy Rivers – October 13

Jackie Dargon – October 15

Laura Faulkner – October 18

Karen Camp – October 25

Brevlyn Whetstone – October 25

Renee Potier – October 29

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We are excited to welcome Sandy G. Phillips to the BES family. Ms. Phillips will be teaching the new Innovation Specials.


Please give our newest Benefield family member a warm welcome!

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  • If you would like to recognize a BES staff member for having IT, please email Ms. Trish Thomas-Lee by the end of day on Thursdays.
  • Please read BES Handbook located on eCLASS.
  • After reading the handbook, please submit your electronic signature via eCLASS. (If you do not have access to eCLASS, please see Mrs. Trish Thomas-Lee to submit a signature.)