Bennett Peek of the Week

October 31- November 4

The Mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 1st:

  • Spirit Skate Night at Skate City 6-8PM
  • 4th Grade: Geiger & Barth's Classrooms will be going to the Plains Art Museum on Tues. Nov. 1st. Bus will leave at 8:45AM and return at 11:45.
  • 1st Grade: Burian, Wehlage & Dahl's Classrooms will go to the MSUM Planetarium on Tuesday, November 1st. The bus will leave at 10AM and will return by 12PM.

Wednesday, November 2nd:

  • 4th Grade: Gast & Arwood's Classrooms will be going to the Plains Art Museum on Wed. Nov. 2nd. Bus will leave at 8:45AM and return at 11:45.

Thursday, November 3rd:

  • 4th Grade: Kindness retreat for 4th Grade. This event will be all day in the gym.
  • 1st Grade: Benscoter, Monson & Hawk's Classroom will be going to the MSUM Planetarium on Thurs. Nov. 3rd. Bus will leave at 10 AM and will return at noon.

Picture Retakes will be on November 9 at Bennett!

This opportunity is for students who missed picture day or for students that would like their picture retaken.

Information from Scherling: Any student can do retakes. We ask that the students that purchased pictures on the original day return the packet of pictures and the same package will be printed with the retake picture at no charge. If students forget the packet of pictures, no pictures will be printed until we receive the old picture packet. If this is the student's first time taking their picture, have them return the order envelope on retake day.

Picture retakes may be ordered online at

Access Code: Q49HX7 (Code expires November 9 at 11:59PM)

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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.

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

701-235-2147 | |