Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - Meet the Ben Hem Nurses
Click here to learn more about our Nursing staff that support our students in our clinic each day.
2 - THANKSGIVING BREAK IS COMING
Natick Public Schools has a half day on Wednesday, November 23 and is closed through Monday, November 28. Thursday and Friday are closed to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays and Monday is a professional development day for faculty and staff. There is no school for students on Monday, November 28th.
3 - 4TH GRADE CHORUS HAS RETURNED!
Did you miss hearing children sing these past few years at school? So have we! We are excited that our 4th grade is back and ready to perform for their families in December. Please see the note from Ms. Dombek below with information:
Hello 4th grade families!
Miss Dombek (the music teacher) and I’m very excited to announce our winter chorus concert will be happening very soon! On December 16th at 8:30 AM, we invite you to join us in the cafeteria for a short 15-minute concert featuring the 4th grade chorus. We have been hard at work learning how to make music within a large ensemble and can’t wait to share some materials we’ve worked on with you.
Hope to see you there soon!
4 - DROP OFF LINE: K and 1st GRADE PARENTS
Our morning drop off line depends on the parents in our community. In December, we are looking for the parents of K and 1st 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!
5 - NOVEMBER IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH
This article from the Mayo Clinic provides us with some ideas to effectively address stress in children at school and at home. On a daily basis, Ben Hem implements many of these techniques with the support of Everyday Speech (our new social-emotional learning curriculum) and supplemental material and activities developed by teachers.
Mindfulness is an efficient way to teach your child how to manage stress. Mindfulness is often associated with meditation but there are many different ways to practice mindfulness. Developing self-care habits will help our students well into their adulthood. Here are a few resources/activities that you can do/use at home with your child/children.
Interested in more information about stress in children? Please follow this link
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