Bennett Peek of the Week

October 24- October 28

The Mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 24th:

  • Family Wellness LLC will be at Bennett on the following Mondays in October 17 & 24 from 9:00-10:50am and 11:45-1:35pm teaching Healthy Cooking Classes to our 4th & 5th graders.

Thursday, October 27th:

  • VCSU Science Fair, 8:00-10:30am in the Multi-purpose room.

Friday, October 28th:

  • 1st Grade- Mrs. Burian's class will have Pumpkin Math on Fri. Oct. 28th from 1:15PM-2:15PM in the Kindergarten/1 pod area.
  • PTA will be hosting a Trunk or Treat in the North parking lot from 5PM- 6PM and Spooky Bingo in the cafeteria from 6PM-7:30PM

Tuesday, November 1st:

  • Spirit Skate Night at Skate City 6-8PM

PTA Trunk or Treat & Spooky Bingo

The PTA is asking for volunteers to help make the Trunk or Treat/Spooky Bingo night happen! We are appreciative and grateful for our volunteers!

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Dear FPS Families,

This message shares a delayed bus route plan that will occur if Fargo Public Schools experiences a shortage of bus drivers during this school year.

Last winter, FPS canceled several bus routes due to a shortage of bus drivers. This school year, to reduce bus route cancellations and to still provide transportation to school, FPS will run affected bus routes on a one-hour delay. School buildings will still start at their normal time; families are encouraged to transport their students on time, if possible. FPS realizes that not all families can transport their students if their bus route is canceled; instead, we will offer a one-hour delayed route. Affected students will not be counted tardy due to the delay. Please note that students will still receive their specialized instruction as indicated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

If a driver shortage occurs, Valley Bus will notify affected riders of select routes by a voice call, email and/or text message to the contact information on file with the school. The message will instruct the rider that their original route pick-up time will run one hour late. An example would be if a student were to be picked up at 7:55 a.m. at 12th Ave. South and 7th Street, the new time would be 8:55 a.m.

Parents can check their child’s normal pick-up time using the “Bus Route by Address” option on the FPS Transportation website. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in PowerSchool.

Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions.

Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army will be distributing coats for their “Coats for Kids” program on Friday, October 28th from 9am-4pm & Saturday, October 29th from 9am-1pm at Prairie Heights Church- 319 32nd Ave E West Fargo, ND.

You need to pre-register for this event. To Pre-register: go online to, go to events, and choose “Coats for Kids” distribution. Registration is open through October 21st, 2022.

Families will be able to receive gently used winter items such as coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, and boots for children and families (First come, first served).

Back Pack Program

The Back Pack Program is provided to our schools through the Great Plains Food Bank. Each child participant will be given a bag full of kid-friendly, shelf stable food to take home and eat over the weekend. They’ll receive foods like cereal, fruit, granola bars, microwavable meals, snacks, etc. There is NO CHARGE for this program. In order to participate in the Back Pack Program, a parent/guardian must give permission for their child/children to participate. If you would like to be a part of this program, please fill out the attached form and return it to school. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Amy Balluff or Stacie Moffitt, Bennett school counselors.

The Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable and flexible youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days for youth K-5th grades, and The CLUB Teen Center at our BGC Midtown location after school and summer for teens 6th through 12th grade.

We’ve increased our capacity for after school activities at The CLUB Teen Center at BGC Midtown, cost is only $10 per teen annually!

And we’ve launched the Maris Academy, a year-long program designed specifically for grades 6-12 that provide exciting career exploration opportunities right here in our community!

Visit our website at for more information.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration, & General Information

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