Benefield Parent Newsletter

September 2018

Greetings Parents-

It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve as the principal of such an exemplary and student centered learning community. Overall things are going well at Benefield. We have been blessed with 1250 students who come to school eager and ready to learn each day.

Students in grade 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades are taking the CogAT Test this week. Students in grade 2nd and 5th grades will be taking the Iowa Test the week of September 24 -27. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time and is present every day. Due to changes to the master schedule during testing, parents are not allowed to eat lunch with students during all standardized assessments.

Benefield has partnered with Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and will serve as an affiliate school this year. The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. This affiliation will include over ten visits from staff developers from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City. Highly trained staff developers will work alongside teachers and students at Benefield to unleash our reading and writing superpowers. More details will be shared later.

Please keep reading to find out what is going on in and around Benefield.

Proud to be your principal,
Mrs. Stevens

Upcoming Events

September 24 - 28, Iowa Testing Grades 2 & 5

September 27, Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 4-7 p.m

October 4 - 5, Fall Break (No School)

October 8: Student Holiday (No School)

October 24 & October 25: Early Release

Breakfast and Lunch assistance

If you need assistance with breakfast and lunch, please submit a free and reduced meal application. The deadline to do this is 09/18/18. Need Help? Call 678-301-6307


Teacher of the Year!

Support Staff of the Year

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Gaye Thomas, Support Staff of the Year and Vanessa Zebrowski, Teacher of the Year

Bruster's Italian

Bruster's Italian Ice will be sold during lunch for $2 on Wednesday, September 19 . This event is sponsored by PTA.

Thank you Business Partners!

Congratulations Finalists!

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Imagine Language and Literacy!

Imagine Learning is now Imagine Language and Literacy!

Imagine Language and Literacy is designed to help students accelerate their language and literacy development. The software provides differentiated instruction, scaffolded support, continual assessment and more for ELLs, struggling readers and students with disabilities.

Research has shown that students who use Imagine Language and Literacy for 20 hours make at least one year's growth in literacy.

Please contact our LSTC, Anthony Hossack at, to find out how to use Imagine Language and Literacy at home.

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Help us celebrate Attendance Awareness Month by sending your child to school EVERYDAY!

Did you know that each month students with perfect attendance are celebrated in their classrooms? Help us meet our attendance goals by getting your child to school each day. Together we can all be successful!

Are you getting text messages from Benefield?

It is not too late to sign up for Remind text messages from Benefield ES. To receive messages, simply text @parentsbes to 81010.


Please join us for our Chick-Fil-A Back-to-School Spirit Night on Thursday, September 27; 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. The classroom with the most student sign-ins will receive a special treat from Chick-Fil-A and a popcorn party.

Benefield Assistant Principals & Counselors Are Here to Serve!