Benefield Family Newsletter
March 6, 2023
Greetings Benefield Parents/Guardians:
Thank you so much for supporting Benefield over the last several weeks. From our first ever Discovery Cluster Computer Science Night in January to Hidden Figures: A Math Experience, you have been there.
Hopefully you were able to meet with your child's teacher last week either virtually or in-person to discuss your child's social emotional, and academic progress. If you missed this opportunity, please reach out to your child's teacher today to schedule a conference.
It's hard to believe that we are nearing the final quarter of the 2022-23 school year.
Please keep reading for more important information.
Honored to serve as your principal,
Mrs. Shonda Gipson Stevens
Elementary Promotion Requirements
The 2022-23 Elementary Promotion Requirements can be found by clicking on the link below:
https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/33149. Please review the promotion criteria for your child's specific grade level. If a student is at risk of retention, the Benefield Family Center can help. Our Family Center is available to offer grade-level specific resources to support the grade-level standards. If you would like to schedule a session, please contact the Benefield Family Center at 678-518-6981.
We are looking forward to highlighting a variety of colleges, careers and career paths March 13-16 during our College & Career Week! Each day of the week will be a different theme for students and teachers to participate in. Please see below for a snapshot of the week and look out for the flyer that will be sent home next week with more detailed information. We are also excited to welcome members of the community to Benefield to share their professions with our students during Career Day, Thursday March 16th. Be sure and ask your students about the knowledge gained from their interaction and participation in the College & Career Week activities.
Monday - Wear your favorite hat
Tuesday - Dress like twins
Wednesday - Dress for your future careerThursday - Wear Benefield gear or colors (green and blue)
The Family Center
Xandria McBride, 770-822-6549
Ana Morales, 678-518-6981
Family Engagement Tips
Build family closeness with Show and Tell
Show and Tell isn't just for school. It's also an effective way to encourage family conversations at home. Pick a night and choose a theme. Topics might include "something I'm proud of," "something I've made" and "one of my favorite memories." Have family members take turns showing and telling. Your child will get a safe opportunity to practice public speaking, and you will all learn more about one another.
Have your child create a practice test
There are many things your child can do to study for a test, but one of the best is to think like the teacher. Have your elementary schooler review class notes, then make a list of questions that might be on the test. Then your child can prepare to answer them. Chances are, some of your child's questions will show up on the test. Students feel confident going into tests if they've thought through the answers ahead of time.
Building Babies Brains - Prepare your child to resolve social conflicts peacefully
At age two, social conflict can arise when one child takes a toy from another or makes a startling noise. In other words, conflict emerges as kids physically and emotionally "bump into each other" in confusing ways. They may respond to these situations by crying, yelling, throwing, withdrawing or running to an adult. Emotions can run high when kids face social challenges ― both children's emotions and parents' emotions! But there are concrete skills that will help kids learn how to collaborate, cooperate, communicate, negotiate, self-advocate and respect others.
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Media Center Minutes
The Book Fair is coming to Benefield March 24th-March 30th. Find out more about the Book Fair by clicking here!
Titans in Action
Benefield Elementary School
Kelli O'Loughlin, Assistant Principal
Michelle Vendryes, Assistant Principal
Tammie Jones, Assistant Principal