Benefield Elementary Beacon
September 15, 2014
GCPS: A Broad Prize Finalist
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
I will ask Mrs. Condon to provide you with the students in your classroom who will loose this benefit after Monday's meal. Thanks!
CogAT Testing this week
HOST Professional Learning Conference
Please consider sharing your expertise with your colleagues. I have an updated list of topics I will share via Lotus Notes. You can propose to share an essential instructional practice that is not listed.
We have extended the deadline to 9/26/14. The brief description can be bullet points of the key information being presented. Your evidence can be photos from your classroom. For instance, if you are sharing about conferring, take a photo of your organizational tool for your conferences. If you have any questions, please see a member of the leadership team, Ms. Todd, or Ms. Stocks.
Welcome to Ms. Spost!
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15—October 15 we are celebrating Hispanic culture and the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States. On Friday, September 19th students are encouraged to dress as an influential Hispanic person who has made a contribution. The contributions can be in any of the following areas: government, science and medicine, literature, music, film, or sports. In addition to the costume, students need to write three facts about their person of choice and attach it to their clothing. We look forward to everyone’s costumes! *Please note—face paint is not acceptable.
Benefield Counselors and their committee have several events planned for our students! The counselors will email the list of activities/events. Thank you!
Hand Washing & Hand Sanitizer
Stellar Substitute & Long Term Substitutes
Relay for Life Jean Passes
Please support Relay For Life by purchasing jean passes.
You may wear jeans every Monday and Wednesday in the month of September for only $8.
Please paper clip cash or a check written out to Benefield Elementary to the form emailed by Dr. Patel and turn it into Mrs.Toland. Jean passes will be available beginning Monday, September 8th.
We have two Fridays this month that we will not be able to wear jeans due to visitors (9/12 & 9/19). This is a great way to wear your jeans!
Early Release Lunch
Chik Fil A Spirit Night
Congratulations to Ms. Randolph's 5th grade class for having the highest participation rate. Last week, Ms. Randolph's class celebrated with an ice cream party. Who will be next?
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Monday, 9/15: CogAT Testing Begins for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 5th grade; Hispanic Heritage Month begins; August Reading Logs & Math Calendar data due in communities; ILT Meeting in Math Lab after bus parade; Relay for Life Jeans $8
Tuesday, 9/16: CogAT Testing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 5th grade; Team Collaboration until 4:30 PM
Wednesday, 9/17: CogAT Testing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 5th grade; Relay for Life Jeans $8
Thursday, 9/18: Local School Council Meeting in Front Office Conference Room 7:30 AM
Friday, 9/19: NO JEANS, Leadership Gwinnett visiting our school No Jeans, Fall Book Fair, Mentees Meeting; Kindergarten Fire Department Visiting (bus circle) @ 11:15 AM
Monday, 9/22: Chik Fil A Spirit Night (5-8 PM), Relay for Life Jeans $8
Wednesday, 9/24: Early Release @ 12:00 PM, YMCA begins at 12:00 PM for registered students, Relay for Life Jeans $8
Thursday, 9/25: Early Release @ 12:00 PM, YMCA begins at 12:00 PM for registered students.
Friday, 9/26: HOST I (Collaborative Conversations); Stevi B's Pizza Spirit Night