Benefield Elementary Beacon
March 30, 2015
Dr. Myers & Mrs. Stevens announced In5ive this week!
Thank you Mrs. Keag for a Fabulous Internship!
We initiated and developed a variety of professional learning opportunities focused on our eClass initiative!
Focus on Teaching & Learning
Serving our students 100%
Mrs. Keag jumped in last week when the 2nd grade lines were long and began serving lunch!
Congratulations to the Custodial Team
GMAS Online & Laptops
Inclement Weather Make Up Day
Classified staff have the option working in the front office/records room during the month of June up to 8 hours. We could really use your help in the front office over the summer as we prepare files for transfer. You can work 8 hours instead of taking personal leave. 210 -230 day employees must make up 16 hours and have the same options. All work must be completed prior to June 30, 2015.
If you elect not to participate in this option, then you can take personal leave. I will send the inclement weather form to all classified employees via email. Everyone must complete the form and return to Mrs. Brown no later than noon Friday, April 3, 2015.
Local School Council Teacher Representative Needed
TAPESTRY ART SHOW IS HERE!
GCPS's Annual Art Display, TAPESTRY, will be on display with Benefield student artworks showcased. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, March 24th 6-7:30pm at the ISC. Works from Benefield and area schools will be on display through Monday, March 30th. Stop by to support our amazing artists!
LITERACY & FINE ARTS NIGHT-Volunteers Needed!
On Tuesday, March 31st from 6-8pm, Benefield will hold our annual Literacy & Fine Arts Night. In addition to the musical performance, The Jungle Book, various stations will be set up in classrooms on the lower level with activities related to literacy and the arts.
We are in need several teachers from each grade level to help support various stations for this event. Everything will be planned and provided for you-just show up, help supervise and have fun! Volunteers will need to report at 5:45pm and will be finished by 7:15pm. Please contact Wendy McDonald or Leah Mills if you are interested in helping with this event. Jeans passes will be provided for volunteers :)
If you are leaving Benefield OR plan to check your laptop in for the summer, then no action is required.
If you are returning to Benefield AND you plan on keeping your laptop for the summer, please use the sign-up below to reserve an appointment with Tracy to have your machine re-imaged. Thank you!
Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference
Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference - Registration Information
Who: Administrators, Teachers, Media Specialists and LSTCs
What: 5th Annual Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference
When: June 11 from 8:30 - 3:45. Registration begins at 7:30.
Why: Check out the conference web site at https://sites.google.com/a/gcpsmediatech.org/gdlc/
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 10.
Register in PD&E on the employee portal.
Need assistance? Email GCPS Technology Training or call (678) 301-6609.
Conference registrants will receive Choice Session information on April 1st.
Please share this information with your staff.
Finals: Spring Math Bee
Monday Afternoon, March 30th
Semi- Finals will be held Monday, March 30th in the Professional Development Room (Stocks/Todd Room).
Schedule for Semi-Finals
10:00 - 10:15 - 1st Grade
10:15 -10:30 - Kindergarten
10:30 - 11:00 - 2nd Grade
12:00 - 12:15 - 3rd Grade
12:15 - 12:30- 4th Grade
12:30 - 12:45 - 5th Grade (Students will be dismissed to go to Specials after competing)
Finals will begin at 2:00 in the Professional Development Room (Stocks/Todd Room).
Teachers will be notified after Semi-finals of students that need to be present for the Finals.
End of Year Procedures
Staff Development Logs
As you receive notification about completed courses in the PD&E tool, please make sure you complete the surveys.
All classified and certified staff should have 20 staff development hours for the 2014-2015 school year. Please make sure that you are keeping up with your log/transcript in the Portal. Please see your grade level administrator now if you have any questions.
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Monday, 3/30: SBA Mock GMAS 3rd - 5th Grade; Spring Math Bee Semifinals and Finals; ILT Meeting @ 3:15 PM
Tuesday, 3/31: e-CLASS visit no jeans; Fine Arts/Literacy Night/Musical, District II Area Board Meeting at Mountain View High School
Wednesday, 4/1:Mentor/Mentee Meeting
Thursday, 4/2: Spring Musical Assembly (see schedule from Ms. Kingston), GMAS practice testing
Friday, 4/3: Individual teacher data sheets in communities due; 5th Grade Hat Day; GMAS practice testing
Week of 4/6 - 4/10: Spring Break
Wednesday, 4/15: 2nd Grade Field Trip
Thursday, 4/16: Kinder Field Trip, 2nd Grade Field Trip, 1st Grade Field Trip
Friday 4/17: Kinder Field Trip, Midterm reports go home; RFL Tacky Socks
Saturday, 4/18: ELT Saturday Program