Benninghoven Family Newsletter
End of Year Information and Summer Info.
Mission: A place where everyone pursues their greatness.
Vision: A community coming together for our kids.
It was an incredible school year at Benninghoven and it is because our students, families, teachers, and community ARE CHAMPIONS! Here are just a few highlights from our year:
* PTA and Community Partners supported over 30 student and staff celebrations
* K-2 Mentor Round Table Program began
* Monthly all school assemblies with special guests from BH alum to the KC Chiefs cheerleaders
* Student contributions school wide PK-6 - students taking care of the school!
* Growth in benchmark proficiency on State Assessments in both math and reading at all grades 3-6
* Buddy class collaboration school wide
* District and state student winners in a variety of fine art and academic competitions
A sincere thank you to all of you for trusting and supporting me as a leader each day, and for allowing us to a be a part of your child's successes and challenges. WE ARE A KNIGHT FAMILY ALWAYS!
Have a wonderful, safe, and memory filled summer! We will reconnect again after a few months to refresh.
All the best,
Anna Jensen, Principal
26: Report Cards are posted to Skyward for Family Access
30: Last day for Admin/Office Staff - Offices close for the summer
26: School Offices Open
29: Watermelon Welcome for Incoming Kindergarten students and families, 10-11 on playground
10: Ice Cream Social/Meet the Teacher, 5:30-7:00
15: First Day of school, Grades 1-6
15 and 16: Pre-K and Kindergarten Conferences
17: First day for Pre-K and Kindergarten
17: BooHoo WooHoo for incoming Kindergarten families, 7:30 on playground
25: Summer Learning Challenge Packets due!
29: Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30 pm
1: Summer Learning Challenge Celebration with KC Royals, Slugger, 1:30-2:30
4: No School - Offices Closed
STATE ASSESSMENT RESULTS ARE IN! (GRADES 3-6)
I AM SO PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS AND SCHOOL FOR THE SUCCESS ON STATE ASSESSMENTS THIS YEAR! As a school, Benninghoven percentages of students at benchmark increased in ALL grades, in BOTH READING AND MATH! This would not have been achieved without the dedication and support of all teachers in our building, or you all as families and a school community. THANK YOU!
Information for accessing student results in Grades 3-6 is below....
- Parents are able to access their child’s KAP scores online through the KITE Parent Portal.
- Click on this link: https://parentportal.kiteaai.org/login and type in your email address. A unique code will then be emailed to back you and you will enter that as the ‘password’.
- Parent Portal User Guide link here for more directions and details: https://ksassessments.org/kite-parent-portal-user-guide
Grade Level Teams for the 23-24 School Year
Below are the anticipated teams and grade level sections for the 23-24 school year. Throughout the summer and leading up to the start of the school year, enrollment can shift which can lead to changes. When offices open in again in late July/early August, I will send a "Welcome Back BH Family Newsletter" with any updates or changes!
WE HAVE AMAZING TEACHERS AND STAFF AT BH, and I am excited about our 23-24 Team!
23-24 School Supplies
Below is a printable file that includes each grade level supply list. These items can also be purchased as a bundle through PTA! See the information in the PTA section for details to order now.
NEW THIS YEAR- you will also see some optional "Wish Lists" for the Nurse, Specials, and Support Staff. These have been compiled for staff that do not roster a classroom, but meet student needs on a daily basis. If you would like to purchase any of the items on these lists, please label the item with the appropriate allocation (IE: Nurse, Art, Resource) so that we can get them to the right place!
Any student or family that needs financial support with supplies, please reach out to our Office Manager, Nicole Cunningham or Social Worker, Paula Pyle - and we will be happy to provide support!
Lists can also be found on the Benninghoven website at https://benninghoven.smsd.org/
News from your PTA
School Supply Order for 2023-2024
We know the start of the next school year is the last thing we want to think about right now, but just in case you are wanting to get a jump start on school supplies below is the link to follow to purchase your school toolbox. We are trying a new company this year for school toolboxes. All the supplies will be name brand and the PTA will get a $5 donation for every toolbox purchased. This is an easy way to donate to the PTA and get your school supplies delivered to your front door. As always thank you so much for your continued support!
Summer Learning Challenge
Benninghoven PTA wants to help keep the student's skills sharp and avoid the “summer slide.” Each student K-5 brought home summer learning packets on the last day of school (check those backpacks!) The packet will provide two ways to participate in the challenge this summer. Any student that completes the challenge will be invited to attend a Summer Learning Celebration with Kansas City Royals mascot Slugger when school resumes in the fall. Packets will be due on
Friday, August 25th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Courtney Bukovaz at email@example.com.
PTA Opportunities for 2023-2024
We look forward to providing many of Benninghoven's annual events, programs, and activities for the 2023-2024 school year! Our goal as a PTA is to support the teachers, staff and students and foster community in our school.
This can only be accomplished with the help of MANY hands! We need your help this coming year. Whether you have a flexible schedule during the school day or need to do something that can be done on your own time, there's something for everyone! Also, if you're feeling hesitant or nervous, please be assured that it is a team effort and we are here to support you in your role.
If you have any questions or would like more details on events/programs or committee chair responsibilities, please contact Emily Brandjord at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see all the opportunities here.
Save the Date - PTA Meeting
Mark your calendar for the first PTA meeting of the school year.
September 12, 2023
6:30pm in the Library
Followed by MVP training at 7:15pm in the cafeteria for anyone that needs to attend training for the first time or to renew their training.
PTA Social Media
Summer Meals and Resources
Please note, all information and hours of operation are subject to change. We highly recommend contacting an agency before you visit to confirm its hours and days of operation and the availability of food on that day.
Shawnee Mission School District Summer Lunch Bunch - Flyers attached.
Free lunches for children ages 1-18
Rosehill Elementary School
Monday through Friday, June 5th - July 28th
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Visit this website for more information and additional locations:
Free Meals for Kids at the Central Resource Library & Antioch Library Branches
Lunch at Central Resource Library
Monday - Friday, May 30th - August 4th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed June 19th and July 4th
9875 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS 66212
Breakfast at Antioch Library Branch
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 5th - August 4th
Closed June 19th
8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Merriam, KS 66202
Call 913-826-4600 for more information about meals for kids through the Johnson County Library.
Shawnee Community Services
Persons seeking food needs, please call 913-268-7746 for more information. Pantry boxes are available by calling to schedule a day to pick up. The pantry boxes are distributed from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm Tuesday thru Friday. Schedule a pick up reservation by calling 913-268-7746 Monday through Thursday.
Free bread, desserts and assorted perishables will be available Monday thru Saturday from 10am until 3pm. Open to the public 10am-3pm Monday thru Saturday
Meet & Eat and Read & Feed
Harvesters’ kids feeding program, also known as Meet & Eat or Read & Feed, provides free, nutritious meals to kids at locations like schools, libraries and other community spaces. We partner with more than 50 sites in our service area that offer free meals to kids 18 and under after school and in the summer. Locate a site in the listings online, or you can text “FOOD” to 304-304 to receive locations on your phone.
Drive-thru Food Pickup
At drive-thru food pickup locations, groceries and household items are placed in your vehicle to take home. Printable PDF lists include mobile food distribution locations, days and times for the next four weeks. Lists are updated weekly: https://www.harvesters.org/drive-thru-food-pickup-calendars
Please note this special one-time mobile distribution:
Jewish Family Services Mobile
August 5, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
6601 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Jewish Family Services Food Pantry
The pantry is open by appointment only to registered clients at both our Kansas and Missouri pantry locations. Currently, JFS staff and volunteers are providing contactless drive-up delivery. Home delivery is an option for homebound clients. Emergency food assistance often is available for immediate needs while you await an appointment. If you need assistance, call JFS Navigator at 913-327-8250 or email email@example.com .