Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Five Things You Need to Know
1- ASAP REGISTRATION IS COMING!
The AfterSchool Activites Program (ASAP) is hosting it's yearly enrollment period. Please let any incoming Kindergarten families you are in contact with know that it is coming. We will message them directly too. This is a sought after program and fills quickly. If you have any questions about ASAP, you can reach out to Megan Cap-Renzi, the Director of ASAP Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 - REMEMBER WATER BOTTLES AND SNACKS, EVERYDAY!
We have noticed an increase in students coming to school without a water bottle or a snack. Please make sure to send your student with both each day. Children can refill their water bottles at school with our bottle filler machines. Please note that these machines only fill bottles/cups. The bubblers have been disconnected since the COVID 19 pandemic. If snacks are a hardship, please notify our school counselors, Taylor Scannell or Sarah Shaw.
3 - DROP OFF LINE: KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE PARENTS!
Our morning drop off line depends on the parents in our community. In March, we are looking for the parents of Kindergarten and 1st grader's 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.
4 - PARENTS NIGHT OUT - FRIDAY, MARCH 10
The PTO is hosting a social gathering for Ben Hem parents at the Sandy Burr Country Club on Friday, March 10th. This 80's themed event is a fun way to connect with other parents. It has been a while since we have hosted this kind of event. Please consider stepping out and having some fun with other Bobcat parents.
5 - SELF-MANAGEMENT: BELLY BREATHING
At school we teach a lot of strategies to support students with self-awareness and self-management. Breathing techniques are one way that we can help children acknowledge how they are feeling and provide a strategy to use in that moment.
During our weekly lessons from Everyday Speech, children are offered a variety of tools to help them regulate and adjust so that they are successful in the classroom. One simple strategy is belly breathing. Here is a four minute video that shows students how to belly breath. These strategies are universal and can be used across setting.
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- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5