Benefield Parent Newsletter

January 15, 2016

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A Note From Our Principal

Dear Benefield family and friends:

Happy New Year Benefield family! I hope that you enjoyed your Winter Break and had lots of opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. The month of December was an exciting month for us here at Benefield. We celebrated Math and Science at our STEM Night featuring the Benefield Singers & Step Team; we enjoyed Breakfast with Santa, assemblies, and a host of other activities in and around the community.

Also during the month of December, our new PTA officers started planning activities to promote family engagement at Benefield. The first event they will host is a Family Sweetheart Ball on Friday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m. We look forward to seeing our PTA grow so please consider joining.

Our new Visitor Management System or “buzz in” system has been installed at Benefield and goes live on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The “buzz in” system is intended to enhance the safety and security of both students and staff by establishing greater door control at the primary entrance to the school. It requires visitors to be “buzzed in” by pressing a button located at the entrance of the school.

Excellent attendance is the first step in helping children become college and career ready. Please make sure your child is in school and arrives on time each day. Students must be present and on time in order to do their best. Please notify your child’s teacher when your child will be late or absent due to a doctor’s appointments, illness, etc. Our bell schedule has not changed. The school doors open at 8:20 am. Students arriving at 8:45 a.m. will be marked tardy and must be checked-in by an adult. The school day ends at 3:20 p.m.

Please sign up for Remind Text Message from me to receive timely updates about what is going on in and around Benefield. Simply text @parentsbes to 81010. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up too! The wintry weather is upon us and with winter weather comes school closings and delays. Please tune in to Channel 2 WSBTV for school closings and delays.

Your PROUD principal,

Mrs. Stevens

Mark your calendar

January 21, 5-8 p.m.- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

February 7-11- Book Fair

February 9-11 -Valentine's Luncheons

  • February 9 (Kindergarten & 3rd grade)
  • February 10 (PreK, 4th & 5th)
  • February 11 (1st & 2nd grades)

February 12, 6-8 p.m.- Family Sweetheart Ball, 6-8 p.m.

February 15- Student Holiday

Are you getting text messages from Benefield?

It is not too late to sign up for Remind text messages from Benefield ES. To receive messages, simply text @parentsbes to 81010.

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