Bennett Elementary Newsletter

May 15th, 2019

The mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Upcoming Events

May 16th: My Day in Court - 8:30-11:30 (Ms. Belgarde and Mr. Pfeifer's 5th grade)

May 16th: Lego Robotics - 2:45-4:00

May 17th: Red River Zoo - 8:40-10:50 (Kindergarten)

May 17th: Tom Gibson - 9:30-10:30 (4th grade)

May 17th: Tom Gibson - 10:45-11:45 (5th grade)

May 17th: Beach Party - 2:00-2:30 (all grades)

May 21st: Appareo Field Trip - 8:30-11:15 (Mrs. Warner's 5th grade math Gifted & Talented)

May 22nd: Color Run - 6:30

May 23rd: Lego Robotics - 2:45-4:00

May 23rd: Bright Futures Pre-school graduation - 5:30-7:30 Bennett gym

May 27th: NO SCHOOL

May 28th: Mrs. Warner's 4th grade Annual Gifted & Talented Open House - 5:00-7:00 rm 208

May 29th: Lindenwood Park Field Trip - 9:30-2:00 (2nd grade)

May 30th: 5th grade clap out - 2:00


We will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for the Bennett Book Sale. Please bring any books you would like to donate to the front office.

Books will be available for students to purchase from May 28th through the 30th

5th Grade Clap Out

Thursday, May 30th at 2pm

Families of 5th graders are invited to join in a celebration as these students complete their last year at Bennett. Light Snack and refreshments will be provided. The 5th graders and retiring teachers and staff will lead the clap out at the end of the school day. All families are invited to participate in the clap out as each grade walks out of the school on the last day.


Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30pm

Join in the fun of our annual COLOR RUN! This event raises money for the 5th grade ski trip. Walk, run, or stroll along the route and end up covered in color! Wear white to get the best color results.

Safe Routes to School Study

In 2019, the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG) is working with the City of Fargo to create a Safe Routes to School plan. The goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans and programs is to increase the number of students walking and biking to school through encouragement and education programs, as well as physical improvements to streets and sidewalks.

The 2019 Fargo SRTS Plan will recommend how to make walking and biking to school easier, safer and more comfortable for students and families. Recommended improvements will be made for all elementary and middle schools within the City of Fargo including Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools, and Private Schools.

In the upcoming months, there will be a number of exciting activities involving the school community. Parent and caregiver surveys will be sent home (either electronically or hard copy) to gather valuable insight from families about walking and biking to school. Later in the spring, project staff and other members of the school community will be visiting each school to observe arrival and dismissal and assess walking and biking conditions near schools. There will also be four public open houses held around the City to talk about the project and learn more from the community.

Please contact your school principal if you'd like to be involved. You can learn more at the project website:


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Between now and May 17th, each grade will be competing to collect the most Box Tops for Education. Every box top submitted since the last contest will count toward this contest. The grade with the most box tops will be able to choose a prize to benefit their grade.

To participate in the contest, students should send unexpired box tops to school in baggies or envelopes, and put them in the box top collection bin for their grade. The attached file has more information.


The orchestra teachers will be coming to 4th grade music classrooms during the month of May to show your child the instruments of the orchestra (violin, viola, cello and bass) and demonstrate the characteristics of each. Orchestra classes will begin next fall for 5th graders who are interested in being a part of the program.

Students and their parents/guardians are asked to attend one of the following rental nights from 5:00-7:00:

Thursday, May 16th at Carl Ben Eielson

Tuesday, May 21st at Ben Franklin

Thursday, May 23rd at Discovery

At the event, you can sign up to rent an instrument and purchase supplies. Also, please plan on attending one of the parent information sessions either at 5:00-5:30 or 6:00-6:30. The parent information session will give you a chance to ask any questions and learn about opportunities you will have in orchestra. Plan to spend a total of about one hour. You may go to one of the three music stores in the area if you are unable to attend any of these rental nights.

Please call or email Mary Osterlund you have specific questions:


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Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2019 opens online at on February 1, 2019. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2019 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.

STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building.

STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s current immunization record
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at