Benefield Parent Newsletter

May 15, 2016

A Note from our Principal

Greetings BES parents!


It is truly hard to believe we are almost at the end of this school year. I want to thank you for all you have done this year to make Benefield the nurturing, caring, and intellectually challenging school that it is. The students have worked extremely hard and I could not be more proud!


An invitation to our end of year Awards Ceremony was sent home with students who will be recognized at the ceremony. If your child did not receive an invitation, he/she may not be receiving an award at the ceremony. Please check with your child's teacher if you have questions. Some awards will be presented to students in the classroom. All ceremonies will take place in the gym.


Benefield Awards ceremonies are as follows:

May 16- 3rd grade (9:30-10:30)

May 17- 2nd grade (9:30-10:30)

May 19- 1st grade (9:30-10:30)

May 20- Kindergarten (9:30-10:30)

May 23-4th grade (9:30-10:30)

May 24- 5th grade promotion ceremony (9:30-11:00)


Safety continues to be our top priority. We do not have staff to properly supervise students until 8:20 a.m. Please help us keep our students safe by not dropping them off prior to 8:20 a.m. unless they are participants in one of the morning activities.


The end of the school year always seems to arrive too quickly. The thoughts of end-of-the-year festivities, summer, and outside activities sometimes can distract us from what is most important. Please continue to encourage your children to finish the year strong by putting forth their best effort everyday.


Please continue reading the Benefield Parent Newsletter to find out what is going on at Benefield!


Your PROUD Principal,

Shonda Gipson Stevens

Congratulations to Kierstyn Kirkland and Ms. Maselli Kierstyn received the Gifted Student of the Year Award and Ms. Maselli received the Gifted Teacher of the Year Award.

Field Day 2016

We had a blast at Field Day! Perhaps you purchased a shirt for your child or celebrated Field Day with us on Friday. On behalf our of Special Areas teachers and the BES staff, thank you for supporting Field Day 2016. It was truly one of the best days ever at Benefield! See pictures below.

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