Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH IS AN EARLY RELEASE DAY
This Wednesday, January 25th is an early release day. School will dismiss at 12:05 pm. Please update your students dismissal plan in PickUp Patrol to reflect any changes.
2 - REPORTS OF STUDENT PROGRESS WILL BE LIVE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 3:00 PM
Mid year Reports of Student Progress (ROSP) forms will be live in Powerschool for caregivers to view next Friday. Here are directions to help you access this report. I know when I only do certain things once or twice a year I sometimes forget how. I hope this helps.
3 - PREK TO KINDERGARTEN SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSITION MEETING FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 30TH FORM 6:00 -7:00 PM
Presented By: Elementary Special Education Coordinators:
Hannah Cross (Bennett Hemenway), Nevart Mikaelian (Lilja), Sophie Prevost (Memorial), Maria Reardon (Johnson), Paul Tagliapietra (Brown) and MaryBeth Kinkead, Natick Preschool Principal
Learn more about Service Delivery, Continuum of Services and Supports, Elementary school day overview, the Role of the Case Manager and more. This is a virtual presentation.
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xah-jkbf-znk
Or dial: (US) +1 413-752-1142 PIN: 493 953 415#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/xah-jkbf-znk?pin=2119816378625
Who should attend: All parents/guardians of incoming Kindergarten students who receive special education services
4 - INTENT TO ENROLL IN KINDERGARTEN
Do you know a child who will be five years of age by August 30, 2023? If so, they are eligible to attend kindergarten next year. Families are invited to complete this form to share their intent to enroll in public school for next year. This will make sure that we include you in all the onboarding activities that take place in the spring. To access the Google form you can type this into your browser: https://bit.ly/33KZWvQ
5 - BOKS IS BACK - SPRING 2023
BOKS, a before school physical activity program, returns on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Running each Monday and Wednesday morning from 7:25 - 8:05 am, BOKS gives kids a chance to play, exercise and burn energy before settling into the classroom.
The spring BOKS program at Ben Hem will run through Wed., May 10; there is a $60 fee per student.
Dave Howell and Steph Kelly (both with 1st graders at Ben Hem) will lead the BOKS program. To register, complete the BOKS registration form attached and return, along with a check for $60, to the Ben Hem office. Any questions, feel free to contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see your kids in BOKS this spring!
MEMO ABOUT TRANSITIONING TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEMS
Elementary Enrichment Program
The Elementary Enrichment Program runs for two 8-week sessions per year. This session we have courses offered at Ben-Hem, Brown, Johnson, Lilja and Memorial. Classes are designed and led by NPS staff and focus on hands-on exploration and collaborative fun, and open to students who attend the school at which each course is offered.
REMINDER: PLAY DATES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, AND MORE
Did you know our PTO creates a school directory each year to share contact information with families that OPT-IN to the directory. Complete this form with information you want shared to be included in the 2022-2023 School Directory. This is voluntary and only information included will be published.
- 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