Benefield Elementary Beacon
March 16, 2015
A BIG thank you to our Sunshine Committee for this future fun!
TAPESTRY ART SHOW IS HERE!
GCPS's Annual Art Display, TAPESTRY, will be on display with Benefield student artworks showcased. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, March 24th 6-7:30pm at the ISC. Works from Benefield and area schools will be on display through Monday, March 30th. Stop by to support our amazing artists!
LITERACY & FINE ARTS NIGHT-Volunteers Needed!
On Tuesday, March 31st from 6-8pm, Benefield will hold our annual Literacy & Fine Arts Night. In addition to the musical performance, The Jungle Book, various stations will be set up in classrooms on the lower level with activities related to literacy and the arts.
We are in need several teachers from each grade level to help support various stations for this event. Everything will be planned and provided for you-just show up, help supervise and have fun! Volunteers will need to report at 5:45pm and will be finished by 7:15pm. Please contact Wendy McDonald or Leah Mills if you are interested in helping with this event. Jeans passes will be provided for volunteers :)
Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference
Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference - Registration Information
Who: Administrators, Teachers, Media Specialists and LSTCs
What: 5th Annual Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference
When: June 11 from 8:30 - 3:45. Registration begins at 7:30.
Why: Check out the conference web site at https://sites.google.com/a/gcpsmediatech.org/gdlc/
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 10.
Register in PD&E on the employee portal.
Need assistance? Email GCPS Technology Training or call (678) 301-6609.
Conference registrants will receive Choice Session information on April 1st.
Please share this information with your staff.
Quarter 3 Report Card Timeline
Quarter 3 Report Card Timeline
Grades must be entered by 12 midnight
Report card verifications emailed to teachers
Teachers submit Good Citizen names by 12 midnight
Teachers meet during planning to verify report cards
LSTC pulls perfect attendance & good citizens & prints certificates
LSTC prints report cards
LSTC runs All A's & A/B honor roll & prints certificates
LSTC pulls all E's and E/S honor roll & prints certificates
Certificates and report cards go home
Gallup Q12 Survey-Please complete when you receive the link
Gwinnett County Public Schools is once again partnering with the Gallup Organization to conduct the Q12 Engagement survey for our teachers and school leaders. The ongoing goal of this partnership is to help you identify areas of strength and growth within your school. The Q12 survey, consisting of 12 questions plus 2 specific for GCPS, will be launched directly to your staff beginning March 16, 2015.
This three-minute survey is taken online via a secure website maintained by Gallup. Gallup collects all the responses, aggregates the data, and compiles a series of reports for GCPS overall and for our schools. GCPS will only receive school level data, which ensures individual employee confidentiality.
Staff are encouraged to participate to ensure accuracy of results. Gallup will send a test email to all GCPS certified staff on March 9th and the link for the survey directly to school employees on March 16th. Your certified teachers and staff are invited to participate in the survey during the two week window of March 16th - March 30th. Gallup will continue to send encouraging email reminders to each staff member until they complete this quick, 14 question, 3 minute survey. You will receive detailed reports about your school in May to help you plan for the 2015-2016 school year.
Staff Development Logs
As you receive notification about completed courses in the PD&E tool, please make sure you complete the surveys.
All classified and certified staff should have 20 staff development hours for the 2014-2015 school year. Please make sure that you are keeping up with your log/transcript in the Portal. Please see your grade level administrator now if you have any questions.
GTES Summative Conferences
All certified staff evaluated on using Gwinnett Teacher Effectiveness System (GTES) should sign up with their leadership team member for their conference. You should receive an email with a link for Sign Up Genius. Your leadership team evaluator is in the process of sharing your summative evaluation. Once you receive this notice, you can log in and read their comments. AA Nakesha Brown's name may appear because she assisted the leadership team.
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Monday, 3/16: February data for Picture with the Principal due
Tuesday, 3/17: 3:00-4:30 Collaborative Planning
Wednesday, 3/18: Grades Due
Thursday, 3/19: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night; 3rd Grade Field Trip
Friday, 3/20: Hat Day; 3rd Grade Field Trip
Monday, 3/23: GKIDS data pull; 3:15 Peer Leaders
Tuesday, 3/24: Academic Contracts due to APs
Wednesday, 3/25: 8:30 Orientation classes for EL; 3:25 Engineering Club
Thursday, 3/26: Report cards in mailboxes
Friday, 3/27: Report cards go home