Benefield Parent Newsletter

October 30, 2020

Drive or Treat is Monday, November 2, 5:30 p.m.

Greetings Parents-


Thank you for supporting digital learning! If you were without power and/or internet and your child did not complete their digital learning work, please contact your child's teacher.


Unfortunately, we are no longer switching students from digital to in-person learning for the Fall. The good news is that the Spring Instructional Preference Questionnaire is available on the Parent Portal now through November 15. Like this semester, you may select either in-person instruction at Benefield or digital learning at home. If you do not have a parent portal account, please contact Phyllis Swift at phyllis.swift@gcpsk12.org to request one.


Our United Way Drive or Treat has been reschedule for Monday, November 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. We hope that you and your family can join us. More details are below.


Please keep reading to see what's happening in and around Benefield!


Proud to serve you,

Mrs. Stevens

Don't Forget to Set Your Clocks Back 1 Hour Saturday Night!

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United Way Campaign 2020

Benefield Elementary is partnering with GCPS as we support United Way. Please see the activities below for ways to participate and donate.


  • November 2, 2020: Drive or Treat at Benefield! Drive around the Benefield parking lot for candy and treats from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per car. Dress up in your costumes!
  • November 6, 2020: Dress up as your favorite super hero and donate $1.
  • Friday, November 6, 2020.Dress Your Pet Costume Contest


Donations can be made to classroom teachers or via MyPaymentsPlus.

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Curbside/Resource Pickup

We are combining our curbside pick up for media center books with our teacher materials pick up on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and 4pm-5pm. In order to pick up library books on Wednesday, students must place their holds in the Media Catalog by Monday at noon. Hold notices will be emailed out on Monday afternoon. If your child's teacher has materials to send home, the teacher will notify you. Please fill out the pick up form (using the link below) by Tuesday at noon to let us know what time you will be arriving to pick up books and/or materials.


Pick Up Form Link: https://forms.gle/ddxfbbtR9vxmeYg38

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Free Tutoring

Looking for free tutoring? GCPS offers a program to assist with free tutoring. In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), GCPS provides Tutor.com as an online tutoring resource for students. Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, students can receive “drop-off support,” 24-7, by uploading a document for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned at a later time.
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Yearbooks

We are approaching the last week to purchase yearbooks at our Early Bird presale price of $20. Yearbook prices will increase to $25, from November 2-December 2, 2020. After December 2nd, the price will increase to $30. Don't wait, purchase your 2020-21 yearbook on MyPayments Plus today!

Cub Scout Invitation

Dear Parents,


Yes! We are truly thankful that school is open, and I’m sure the kids are excited as well!


I wanted to let you know about a great program for our students here at Benefield Elementary School, the Cub Scouts. It is not only a fun activity that boys and girls enjoy, but it is also one that parents feel good about being a part of. Meetings are usually once a week for an hour, so the timing fits in with busy schedules in case there are other extracurricular activities involved.


Your child will have fun playing games, building a race car for their annual Pinewood Derby, camping out, and earning badges. As a parent, you will be proud of what your child will learn about community service, having responsibilities, cooperating with others, and practical life skills like basic first aid.


In the next few weeks, a Scouting representative will be promoting a special registration night for all boys and girls here at our school, Benefield. Please be on the look-out for this important flyer. It will provide you all the necessary information that you will need to join Cub Scouts! We want every student at our school to be a part of this wonderful program!


Please visit https://bit.ly/CubInfo and sign up to receive additional updates/reminders about this special registration night. Want to see more? Check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NEGAbsa/ Surveys have shown that children in Scouting are better prepared in school and actually perform better academically. I can tell you that Scouting has been one of the best activities my child has been a part of.


I look forward to seeing you there!


Taylor Stephenson (Local Scouting Rep)

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Benefield Leadership Team

Benefield Counselors

Updating Student Contact Information on the Parent Portal