Benefield Parent Newsletter

May 22, 2020

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Greetings all,


We are concluding the last week of the 2019-20 school year! We have had some informative Virtual Parent Meetings and many of the resources have been uploaded on our school webpage and the Benefield eClass landing page. All rising 6th graders please fill out the Google Link in order to receive your free bookbag and school supplies. Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation are participating in a summer lunch grab and go program from 11-1 at participating locations. Please view the flyer for locations near you. GCPS will also host a summer feeding program to help assist families from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at select sites. Please visit www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us and search: cafegwinnett for more information. Due to COVID-19 our yearbook publishing plant had to extend their closure from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. This in turn pushed back the delivery of our yearbooks by two weeks. We are now set to have a June 13trh delivery.


Thank you for all of your support and have a safe summer!

yearbook pickup schedule

Yearbook Pick Up Schedule for Wednesday, June 17th, 2020


10:00 - 11:00 Last names A-L

11:00 - 12:00 Last names M-Z


Directions:

  • Enter through the front bus lanes
  • All parents and students should be wearing masks
  • The parent will provide the last name of student along with the email address associated with the MyPayments Plus account
  • Please remain in your car at all times

Discovery Cluster rising 6th graders

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Kindergarten Online Registration

WHO:

Rising kindergarteners - children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020 - and their parents or guardians.


WHAT:

Register for the 2020-21 school year.


WHEN:

Beginning April 7, complete online registration on the BES website. Once we have reopened, we will plan activities to welcome and introduce our new kindergartners to Benefield Elementary. We will communicate out, but please also check our website for updates on these activities.


WHERE:

Visit the BES website to register online. If you’re not sure if your child will attend Benefield Elementary, visit the county's "School Look-up" online at GCPS SchoolLocator. Be careful! Zillow is not always correct!


WHY:

Completing online registration will help your child’s teacher to be ready to welcome your new kindergartner on the first day of school— Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Look online for other important calendar dates for the 2020-21 school year (pdf).


HOW:

New this year, much of the registration process, including the uploading of documents needed for registration, will be completed online. Most document attachments (PDF, JPG, DOC, PNG, etc.) are compatible. The file-size limit is 2 MB. Families that are unable to obtain the required immunization and/or screening documents due to the COVID-19 situation will be given additional time to obtain those documents but should go ahead and begin the online registration process.


NEED HELP?:

Contact our registrar, Phyllis Swift or Serenity Estis. We can even set up a video chat if needed.

Media Mania

Are you looking for some new books to read? Over 10,000 e-books have been added to our Online Research Library. Students can access the Online Research Library through eClass. Directions are posted on the Media Center eClass page under “how to videos.”


Also, don’t forget that students who have signed up for the Branch Out program have access to all of the e-books and resources from the Gwinnett County Public Library. To log in, use your student number as the user and your birthday (MMDD) as the password. If you would like to sign up for the Branch Out program, sign up here.


Remember to stop by the Media Center eClass page for read alouds, videos and maker activities!

Books 2 Kids

We are excited to announce the Book Mobile Books 2 Kids program as part of our GCPS summer reading initiative. Our emphasis is on getting books into students’ hands that they will enjoy reading! Benefield students can attend both of these events and choose two free books at each event! We hope to see you there!

Monday, June 1st 1-5 pm Richards Middle School

Tuesday, June 30th 1-5 pm Benefield Elementary School

Summer Reading

Be sure to keep reading over the summer! Visit the Benefield eClass home page (look for the sun in the top right corner) or the Media Center eClass page to view Summer Reading activities and book recommendations.

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Parks & Recreation summer feeding program

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GCPS Summer Feeding Program

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Your child's assistant principal (AP) and/or counselor are available to assist you.

Please sign up for Remind Notifications

PreK--- Text @pk-titans to 81010

Kindergarten - - Text @k-titans 81010

1st Grade- - Text @1-titans 81010

2nd Grade- - Text @2-titans 81010

3rd Grade- - Text @3-titans 81010

4th Grade- - Text @4-titans 81010

5th Grade-- - Text @5-titans 81010


If you have more than one child at Benefield, you only need to join one Remind group. Thank you.

At Benefield we believe all students can learn at high levels when the right strategies are put in place.