Benefield Elementary Beacon
November 17, 2014
Congratulations to our TOTY, Suzanne Bross!
All parent pre-sale tickets go to the cafe,thanks!
Math Forum: Sherry Parrish
GCPS is excited to host our first K-12 Forum of the year with a focus on Building Powerful Numeracy. Sherry Parrish will join us to facilitate and model Number Talk strategies that engage students in developing and applying sound number sense.
What: Math Forum: Building Powerful Numeracy
When: Monday, November 17; 5:00-7:00 PM
Where: Peachtree Ridge HS Theater
Please share with teachers. All teachers and leaders are welcome to attend. Due to limited seating, participants should pre-register in PD&E: MA - Math Forum Building Powerful Numeracy.
Last week, we had a fire in the media center due to the laminator being plugged into a blue outlet. Please make sure to check your classroom. Thank you!
January 5th Professional Learning Day
If you presented in October and would like to offer your session again, please let Dr. Walker know via an email. We have several teachers who would like the sessions repeated so they can attend a new session.
The January 5th schedule will include time to work in your room, faculty meeting, collaboration, lunch with team off campus, and one professional learning rotation. Each individual will have the opportunity to sign up via signup genius for a session the week prior to winter break.
Do you know Benefield?
GTES Teacher Surveys
Relay for Life Jeans Coupons
Chik Fil A Spirit Night
Bags of Thanks
Support teachers in the area of EIP, ELL, and IRR will need to select the grade level in which they have the most segments of service. Each teacher will only be allowed one planning day. Therefore, it is important to let the grade level ILT member know who you will be planning with, so we can plan for substitute coverage. Please finalize your plans this week.
Kinder: Tuesday, 12/2
1st Grade: Wednesday, 12/3
2nd Grade: Thursday, 12/4
4th Grade: Tuesday, 12/9
3rd Grade: Wednesday, 12/10
5th Grade: Thursday, 12/11
If your team would like to use the WOW day as their late collaboration day, please let the leadership team know your preference (flex the Tuesday of the WOW day week).
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Monday, 11/17: National Education Week Teacher Appreciation gift in boxes, Benefield Singers 7:15 AM, Principal for a Day (Angie Woo), No jean day, Semi-finals & Finals for Math Bee in Media Center (see Jan Todd's email for details), K, 2, & 4 Parent Luncheon (revised lunch schedule), ILT Meeting 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 11/18: Benefield Singers 7:15 AM, Title I Targeted Reading Groups 7:00 - 7:30 AM, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Parent Luncheon (revised lunch schedule), No jean day, 2nd grade in house field trip, Teacher Appreciation Gift of Time no late day
Wednesday, 11/19: Teacher Appreciation Gift (T-Shirts), Title I Targeted Reading Groups 7:00 - 7:30 AM, Wittzle Pro, Student surveys in lab (see schedule from Mr. Knight)
Thursday, 11/20: Title I Targeted Reading Groups 7:00 - 7:30 AM, Benefield Singers 7:15 AM, Teacher Appreciation Dessert Bar, Turkey Trot, Student surveys in lab (see schedule from Mr. Knight), Costco 10 - 12 in mailroom, Stevi B's Spirit Night
Friday, 11/21: Teacher Appreciation Winter Waffles in mailroom beginning at 7:00 AM, Drawing for $25 Dave & Buster's Certificate, Picture with the principal (October calendars), Relay for Life Jersey Day, Stevi B's Spirit Night