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Friday, November 19, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates

  • November 24th-26th - No School; Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27-Dec 10th BE Food Drive (info below)
  • November 28th - Santa coming to Benn Elementary gym 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • December 3rd - Height, Weight and Vision Screening (All 1st-4th; new 5th to district)
  • December 8th - Early Dismissal 11:40
  • December 15th - Spelling Bee (see details below)
  • December 17th - BE Spirit Day
  • December 22nd - Early Dismissal 11:40
  • December 22nd - Winter Parties
  • December 23rd-Jan 5th - No School; Winter Break
  • January 6th - classes resume

GIRLS ON THE RUN

The Girls on the Run season finished this week with an amazing 5K on Tuesday. The girls did so great! GoTR is about so much more than just running. Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, our program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most. We learn about navigating friendships, compassion, advocating for yourself, and empathy to name just a few topics. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. Plan to join us next year! We'd LOVE to have you!
Just a reminder to send your children to school with a warm coat, hat and mittens during our arrival and dismissal times. Kids are not let in the building until 8:00 am. Breakfast kids come in at 7:45, but return back outside. With winter weather approaching, snow boots and snow pants are a must if snow is present at recess.


Students will go to recess, if the"feels" like temperature is 20 degrees or above.


Please label all of their belongings.

LOST AND FOUND

Our Lost and Found is LOADED! Please double check and make sure your child has all his/her belongings. There are lots of sweatshirts, coats and water bottles. All these items seen here will be donated to the Open Door Mission at the end of the 1st semester. Email kwitt@bennps.org or call the office if you need us to look for anything specific.

THESE KIDS HAVE CHARACTER!!

Congratulations to our Bennington Elementary Kids with Character! This week they get to hang our new door signs to show our appreciation and pride for being such kind kids! Be sure to take a picture next to your sign and send it to twilhelms@bennps.org so we can put your pictures up on our wall of fame!

Spelling Bee

The spelling bee will take place on Wednesday, December 15th in the gym. Parents of students participating are allowed to come, while students will remain in their classrooms and watch via live stream. Classroom teachers will notify you if your child will be participating. The times of the spelling bees are listed below.


8:30-9:30 Grades 3-5

9:45-10:45 Grades 1-2

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Today's Spirit Day Winners

Congratulations to these classes! They have the Spirit!!


"Tuffy" the badger will be enjoying these classrooms until the next Badger Spirit Day - Friday, December 17th. Be next month's winner - Get those 'blue" outfits ready.


Kindergarten - Mrs. DeLancey

1st Grade - Miss Wilhelms

2nd Grade - Mrs. Ascanio

3rd Grade - Miss Weaver

4th Grade - Miss Mandel

5th Grade - Mrs. Bendell

Adopt The Lounge - 3rd Grade Families

Please use this link to sign up for adopt the lounge.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084cadad22a4fd0-adopt2

We appreciate your generosity!

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UPDATING YOUR FAMILY/STUDENT INFORMATION

Any changes to your family's information (such as new address, email address, phone numbers, place of employment, or emergency contacts) can be made through your NebSIS family account.


Just as you completed Student Verification prior to the beginning of this school year, updates can be made throughout the school year by logging in online via our district website. With address or phone changes please also go out to the PTO website and change it there too.


Please contact the school office if you need your login information, or if you have any questions about this process.

BHS Dance Team - Dance Clinic

Please see information below to sign up your child for dance clinic. Fill out below form for each child or register online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1dhr5dk-0jQbmL02OgSypZfjnMlJq7c3quVAFTX-o5b8YHg/viewform
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COVID-19 Information

For possible positive cases within our Elementary Buildings, there are steps that differ between Vaccinated and UnVaccinated. At this time, we understand that Elementary Students do not have the option to receive a vaccination, but if that should change this explains how it would affect the close contact experience:


  • First case in a classroom: All self-monitor unvaccinated wear a mask until 14 days have passed from the last exposure to the positive case.
  • Second case in the same classroom: Within 14 days of the first case, all self-monitor and unvaccinated wear a mask (i.e. vaccinated do not have to wear a mask at that step. Unvaccinated choosing to NOT mask at this step will not be allowed to attend school) This occurs until 14 days have passed from the last exposure to the positive second case.
  • Third case in the same classroom: Within 14 days of the first case, the school district will consult with DCHD to determine further mitigation measures; may include quarantine.
  • The health department recommends if a household member tests positive for COVID-19, that the unvaccinated other household members quarantine. Your child’s school’s front office staff will be able to assist you in determining a safe return to school date for your child should this event occur within your household.


We will once again send staff and students home who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.


COVID-19 Symptom Lists:

Students and staff with any one (1) of the following symptoms will be sent home:

New Cough, New Onset of Shortness of Breath, New Loss of Taste or Smell


Students and staff with any two (2) of the following symptoms will be sent home:

Fever 100.4 F. or Above, Chills, Muscle Aches, Headache, Sore Throat, Nausea or Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fatigue


Please continue to communicate with us if a household member of your student has tested positive for COVID-19. If the student is Unvaccinated, the student must quarantine at home away from the positive individual. They may return to school with a negative COVID-19 test on Day 5 or later from the last time they were in close contact with the household member and may return to school after Day 7. The student should wear a mask and continue to self-monitor through Day 14.

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Birthday Treats

Parents - please do not bring in store bought (bakery) donuts or cupcakes. We still need to follow the below guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for understanding.
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Bennington Public Schools Mission

The Mission of Bennington Public Schools is to provide opportunities in a safe, caring environment that will prepare all students to meet the challenges of the future.


Notice of Nondiscrimination: Bennington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.