Benefield Elementary Beacon

March 9, 2015

Way to go!!!

Benefield received a 100% on our Health Inspection!!!! BES has an awesome team!


The parking lot behind the cafeteria has a limited number of parking spaces. The remaining space is meant to provide delivery trucks and other vehicles a place where they can access the building and exit our campus back to Riverside Parkway. Please make sure you park in a lined parking space behind the cafe or in the faculty parking lot. Thank you for helping us with this need.

This week on In5ive

Discover the Titans! Please watch this week's update to learn more about Discovery High School.

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.


Do you want to have an end of the year celebration for our community? Do you want to celebrate the legacy of Benefield? If so, please complete the survey Ms. Bronkema created to gather your input. All survey results will be compiled on Thursday, March 12.

Spring Math Bee

Our Spring Math Bee will begin the week of March 2nd.

Here are the dates:

Week One: March 2nd – March 6th

Week Two: March 9th – March 13th

Week Three: March 16th – March 20th

Week Four: March 23rd – March 27th

Semi Finals: Monday Morning, March 30th

Finals: Monday Afternoon, March 30th

Staff Development Log-20 Hours

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 in the Portal. Please see your grade level administrator now if you have any questions.

GCPS Transfer Process

The transfer process is closed. Principals have until March 13th to make offers.

Contracts are tentatively set to be released on May 1st. The deadline to sign your contract is May 15, 2015.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Monday, 3/9: 3:15-4:00 Peer Leaders

Tuesday, 3/10: Interim Make-ups

Wednesday, 3/11: Engineering Club

Thursday, 3/12: e-CLASS Training

Friday, 3/13: Inclement Weather Make-up Day (May 21 is our second make-up day for inclement weather)

Monday, 3/16: February 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

Happy Birthday!

Benita Alandu 3/4

Susan DeReimer 3/4

Teresa Santiago 3/4

Elizabeth Drada 3/5

Tara Mangray 3/7

Linda Lowry 3/10

Shenay Williams 3/11

Beth Osborne 3/14

Sebrina Ashimi 3/21

Janith Todd 3/21

Kay Walker 3/21

Laura Johnson 3/29

Julie Gornall 3/30

Glenda Palimore 3/30