Benefield Elementary Beacon

May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th

We are excited to celebrate our teachers the week of May 4th!

School Nutrition Worker Appreciation Week

Help us celebrate our school nutrition workers this week!


Ms. Stacey Wootten will be recognized as the Gifted Cluster Teacher of the Year at this year's award ceremony on Tuesday.

SAMs Data Collection

I will have my "shadow" again for three days in May. Ann Adams, former Benefield Principal, will be my shadow for two of the three days. I know it will be difficult not to engage in conversation with my shadow. Please know that it is difficult for the data collector, as well. The data collection days will be: May 7, 8, & 11, 2015.

Tuesday, May 5th (Faculty Meeting)

We will take our annual professional learning survey on Tuesday, May 5th. You can meet as a team and complete the survey. If you need assistance, you can come to the sea lab.

The instructions for returning users and new users is attached in email.

Kindergarten Registration: Thursday, May 7th

Just a quick reminder that we will have several guests in the building on Thursday. We are registering students for Baggett and Benefield. Please travel down the back stairs and hallways. The media center

Storing food for end of the year celebrations

Just a quick reminder that it is against health codes to store outside food in the cafe's freezers and coolers. Please make other arrangements for your food. Thanks!

Starbuck Gift Card

Want a great cup of coffee? We have been selected to participate in a research study funded by the U.S. DOE and led by the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University: Elementary School Excellence Study. We are one of twelve GCPS schools selected! Yeah!

The study is an approved GCPS study and you may participate. You will receive an email requesting your participation. We will distribute tokens of appreciation, Starbuck Cards.

Family Event sponsored by Berkmar High

Berkmar High School would like to offer all schools in the Berkmar Cluster an invitation for a fun-filled bouncy house evening on May 15, 2:30 PM -6PM . The Berkmar cluster parent involvement team planned this farewell event and would love to have our families/staff attend.

Drop down menu RBES

I've spoken to Dr. Watts about our options on the drop down RBES menu and our goal of 100% for our students. He and I both agree that it is important to continue striving to get all our students reading, writing, and solving problems on grade level each year. There is no impact on your evaluation for our local school goals. Your SPG goals will be part of your future evaluations. Please select the drop down that best represents your students' progress toward the identified goal.

Re-image Laptops

If you are leaving Benefield OR plan to check your laptop in for the summer, then no action is required.

If you are returning to Benefield AND you plan on keeping your laptop for the summer, please use the sign-up below to reserve an appointment with Tracy to have your machine re-imaged. Thank you!

Signup Genius for Laptop Drop Off

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

See EOY Packet for all dates

Individual Data Sheets due date pushed back! Wednesday, May 20th by 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday!

Karon Stocks 5/8

Abigail Scranton 5/9

Faith Dean 5/12

Mary Carter 5/15

Susan Arduino 5/20

Karen Freed 5/21

Marguerite Culberson 5/23

Vanessa Bronkema 5/25

Amy Kruger 5/25

Kimberly Park 6/5

Patricia Auten 6/10

Kerry Nahas 6/14

Laura Girard 6/21

Katie Macdonald 6/23

Tracye Jones 6/28

Suzanne Bross 7/9

Helen Milburn 7/9

Susan Parham 7/9

Susan Mitas 7/11

Amanda Fox 7/12

Michelle Valdes 7/12

Adaire Wooding 7/15

Marketa Myers 7/21

Mary Franklin 7/22

Kelly Williams 7/23

Deborah Buford 7/24

Virginia Kahn 7/24

Janel Robinson 7/24

Gaye Thomas 7/24

Cora Baker 7/27

Deb Pristupa 7/31