Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
5 Things You Need to Know
1- SPRING IS IN THE AIR
A family of baby bunnies have moved under our slide. I have reached out to our local farm to see if they are on interested in adopting our new friends. This time of year we do find wildlife on campus in the early morning. Luckily, our animal friends are usually long gone before our students appear.
2 -INCOMING KINDERGARTEN SCREENING APRIL 26 - 28
Ben Hem will welcome future Kindergarteners for screenings the week after spring break. Incoming Bobcats will meet with teachers to complete a school readiness screening. This is one piece of data that helps us place children in classes built for success. Each screening takes about 20 minutes to complete. We look forward to seeing you during your scheduled appointment time.
3 -2023 MCAS UPDATE
Our 3rd and 4th graders have completed MCAS ELA sessions one and two. Our next MCAS window is for math and takes place in May. Please see the schedule posted below.
4 - SUMMER YOUTH PUBLIC SAFETY SHERIFF'S CAMP
Each year the Middlesex Sheriff's Office offers a week long summer camp to students ages 8-12 years old. This camp quickly becomes a fan favorite of our students that attend. Please see the flyer below for information on dates and how to register.
5 - ICYMI: CLASS PLACEMENT AT BEN HEM FOR 23-24
Each year I share a letter inviting parents to share compelling information that will support our class placement process. We are busy starting this process now. Please take a look at the guidance in the letter. Thanks in advance for partnering in this process.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5