BEN Bolt News

March Edition

Principal's Corner:

Dear Ben Bolt Families:

I hope you are well and looking forward to Spring which is right around the corner. March 1 we look forward to welcoming students and all staff who will be attending and teaching in OUR School. It will be such a pleasure to hear the buzz of the children and while we know they will be wearing masks, I know under those masks there will be smiling faces as they will be happy to see their peers and teachers live and in person. We welcome everyone back and please remember that school is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays, ALL students will be remote and staff will teach from home so the building can be sanitized and cleaned deeply.

It is hard to believe we are in the middle of the third marking period. Hopefully everyone has reviewed their second marking period report cards and are satisfied with their child/children's progress. As always, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or concerns or better yet, it is parent teacher conference time so you can meet remotely with your teachers on Thursdays March 11 and 18 from 5:00- 6:30 pm and Tuesday March 16 from 2:00-3:30 pm.. More information will be distributed during the first week in March.

March Celebrations - During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women's History, Read Across America and Youth Art and Music Month. The Staff will be integrating this into their daily lesson to enhance their appreciation and curiosity about women, reading, the Arts. and Music

Lastly, I just want to thank all of our Ben Bolt Community, including our students and staff who have been so dedicated ,caring and professional during this time of remote and now Hybrid learning. We have shown by working together, providing communication and the sharing of ideas we can do anything. I am very proud of our entire community as we are, and will always forever be, “BEN FRANKLIN BOLTS” who continue to “LET OUR LIGHTNING SHINE”!

Please continue to stay safe, healthy and well. Make time to Smile, Laugh and Breathe!

Mr. Preville


Women's History Month Resource Library

Ms. Kole has created a wonderful Women's History Month library with many resources. Please click here to access the library.
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Book of the Month

"She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History" by Chelsea Clinton

Book of the month honoring Women's History Month
This book is a great way to offer encouragement to young girls as Chelsea Clinton gives short biographies on 13 courageous women who helped change the world. Each stood up against the odds as they went forth and fought for what was in their hearts and each remarkable woman hailed from different countries around the world.
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Family Activity

Here are a few family activities to help you celebrate Women's History Month at home.

"How to Catch a Leprechaun" by Adam Wallace

Book of the Month honoring St. Patrick's Day 2021

You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun?

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HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN Book Read Aloud | St Patrick's Day Books for Kids | Kids Books Read Aloud

Fun Family Activity: How to make your own Leprechaun trap!


Assistant Principal's Corner:

Dear BEN Bolt Community,

We are so excited to share wonderful updates from around our building. During the month of February we celebrated Ms. Kole, our School Counselor, and the amazing job that she does in our entire school community. Our Cultural Doll showcase and bulletin board are complete and we want to thank our students and parents for sharing their culture and heritage with us.

Our students celebrate the 100th day of school on February 18th. Ms. Conte's class shared some of their projects with us.

We are looking forward to our Pajama Jam coming up in March and our Family Game nights coming up in April. Please be on the lookout for more detailed information from your student's teacher and/or via blackboard and our school website.

A huge thank you to Ms. Cumello for putting together our first ever Virtual Talent show and for capturing the talent of 71 students, 2 staff members and Benny the Bolt. We want to thank every one who participated and for sharing their vocal, instrumental, and other creative gifts with our entire school community!

Even though we have not all been together in person, the Ben Franklin Bolts continue to let their lightening shine and we continue to #shinebrightEdison.

Mrs. Nieves

2021 Talent Show!

February 2021 In Review Pictures

Check out the awesome things happening around BEN!

First Grade 1-3 Ms. Conte's Class celebrates the 100th Day of School

Culture Doll Display is Up!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Culture Doll creation during the month of January! Our showcase display is up and we look forward to everyone seeing it in the weeks and months to come.

Mrs. Nieves

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Upcoming Events

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Important March Dates:

March 1st: Hybrid students return to school

March 3rd: Single Session Day, Professional Development

March 11: Parent Teacher Conferences (Evening Session: 5:00-6:30 pm)

March 16: Parent Teacher Conferences (Afternoon Session: 2:00-3:30 pm)

March 18: Parent Teacher Conferences (Evening Session: 5:00-6:30 pm)

March 29-31: Spring Break, School is closed

Action for Happiness March 2021 Calendar

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Hybrid Schedules for Kindergarten and First-Fifth Grade

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Save the Date: Upcoming Pajama Jam Event

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Save the Date: Upcoming Math Family Nights

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This flyer is being sent home via Blackboard and will also be on our website. Please fill it out for each of your students and ALL responses are due by 3/11 at 6:00 pm.

Thank you and we hope that you will be able to participate in these wonderful events!