The Beacon Newsletter

A Guiding Light for EVERYTHING Anchor Pointe Related

Friday, January 14, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • 1/17 - No School
  • 1/18 - PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 1/19 - Early Dismissal at 11:40
  • 1/19 - Hat Day ($1 Donation)
  • 1/31 - Health Screenings
  • 2/9 - Early Dismissal at 11:40
  • 2/15-2/16 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 2/17 - No School, Staff In-Service Day
  • 2/18 - No School
  • 2/21 - No School

Elementary Leadership Appointments

We are pleased to share that Mrs. Molly O’Connor will be the principal of Bennington’s fifth elementary school, Stratford Elementary, for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. O’Connor has been in education for twelve years. Prior to coming to Bennington, she taught for Millard Public Schools for eight years. Her experience in 2nd grade, 4th grade, and as a support for K-5 Math and high ability learners prepared her for an administrative intern position with Millard. In 2018, Mrs. O’Connor transitioned to Bennington Public Schools as the assistant principal at Bennington Elementary. The following year, Mrs. O’Connor was appointed elementary principal at Bennington Elementary where she has spent the past three years. Mrs. O’Connor will bring her talents as well as an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to her new assignment as leader of Stratford Elementary.

Congratulations to Anchor Pointe's current assistant principal, Mrs. Danielle Robb, who has been named as the principal of Bennington Elementary for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Robb has been in education for 14 years, starting as an elementary teacher for Millard Public Schools, and then as an instructional facilitator/UNO CADRE Associate for Elkhorn Public Schools. Mrs. Robb’s vision is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that fosters collaboration between students, teachers, and the Badger community to continue the tradition of excellence in Bennington Public Schools.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Now Open!

Do you have a student ready to start Kindergarten in August 2022? Anchor Pointe Elementary is currently accepting registrations for any incoming Kindergarten students. If your child will be eligible for Kindergarten (age 5 by July 31, 2022) please visit our district website and click on "Enroll New Student" at the top to register for the upcoming school year, and be sure to select the 2022-2023 school year.

Determining the enrollment for the next year is important for future staff planning. Completing registration also ensures that you receive communication regarding kindergarten. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Kindergarten Roundup for students will take place at the conclusion of summer prior to the start of the school year. More information will be sent on this in the near future. If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please call Mrs. Schafer in our school office.

Health Screening Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with upcoming hearing screenings at Anchor Pointe.

If you can help on Monday, January 31st from 8:00-10:45 am, please sign up here:

2nd Semester Snack Milk Payments Due Today

If you wish for your child to receive snack milk, payment must be made through by TODAY, Friday, January 14th.

Note - snack milk is optional, and is not part of the federally subsidized lunch program.

Yearbook Orders

2021-2022 yearbooks are available for $15 and can be ordered by returning the completed form along with cash or check payable to Anchor Pointe Elementary.

You may also order online at, use code 62724J.

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Absences from school

If your child is going to be gone from school for any reason this year, contact the Anchor Pointe office at 402-238-2166 or email the secretary at
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Anchor Pointe Elementary School

A wonderful elementary school located in beautiful Bennington, Nebraska built to Inspire, Learn, and Achieve...TOGETHER. #anchoreducated