Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Bennett Hemenway Core Values
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
We have a new bulletin board under construction in our main hallway. All Bobcats, young and old, are invited to share something about themselves. Our first unit of study in our social emotional curriculum is focused on self-awareness. Self-awareness helps us identify our emotions, thoughts, values and cultural identities and helps us answer the question, "Who am I?" To learn more about our social-emotional learning program check out this overview from Everyday Speech.
2 - BENNETT HEMENWAY CORE VALUES
Each year at Ben Hem we spend time talking about our core values: We take CARE of ourselves, each other and the world. Everything we do at school fits into one of these categories and helps us know and understand the expectations that we have for each other. This year, with a return of whole school assemblies, we will be able to highlight these values as a community and support each others' success.
3 -CURRICULUM NIGHT IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Save the date! Thursday, September 22nd is Curriculum Night, an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher(s), see their classroom, and hear a brief overview of the curriculum. This is not a time to conference about your specific student. Conferences take place in November once we know more about your students as learners. The event will run from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Please note, this is an adult only event and no childcare is provided. Here is the schedule for the night.
4 -PICTURE DAY
Picture day is coming! Ben Hem is hosting picture day on Thursday, September 22. Forms have already been sent home via backpacks. Coffee Pond is returning and does a nice job capturing our students. Please complete these forms online or send in the paper forms before 9/22/22.
5 - NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Schools are closed on 9/26 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Happy New Year to those who celebrate!
BOKS is a physical activity program at Ben Hem that will run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning 7:25am to 8:05 am. This program runs a fall and spring semester. BOKS helps children understand the benefits of exercise and prepares them for a day of learning. This program is focused on fun, providing opportunities for team-oriented games and play. Read the full program description and complete this registration form if you are interested in participating. Completed forms can be returned to school with your student in the home school folder.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5
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