Titan-Up Weekly Update

December 4, 2015

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Monday, December 7

Parent English Class, Mrs. McNally’s trailer, 9:00 a.m.

ELT, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Administer DAs (refer to Mrs. Tack's email)

Writing MOY assessment & Constructed Response assessment (refer to Ashimi's emai)


Tuesday, December 8

SSTs

Collaboration Tuesday 7:30 a.m.

ELT, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Administer DAs (refer to Mrs. Tack's email)

4th & 5th Grade Book Club Meeting, 11:30 - 12:30, Media Center, Ms. Robbins

Writing MOY assessment & Constructed Response assessment (refer to Ashimi's emai)

CogAT Meeting during planning, grades 1 &2 (refer to Knight's email)


Wednesday, December 9

eCLASS one-on-one session w/ Stacy McKibbens during planning

Step Team Practice 7:30- 8:20, Cafe', Ms. Randolph

Art Club, 7:30 - 8:15, Art Room, Ms. Mills

4th Grade Intramurals, 8:00 - 8:45 a.m., Gym, Ms. Schlenker & Mr. Howard

Parent English Class, Mrs. McNally’s trailer, 9:00 a.m

Lego Club in Mrs. Park's Room, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, Ms. Osborne

Administer DAs (refer to Mrs. Tack's email)

Writing MOY assessment & Constructed Response assessment (refer to Ashimi's emai)


Thursday, December 10

Faculty meeting, 7:30 a.m. (PNC Bank will be providing breakfast.)

Ms. Gilfillan's Field Trip - Special Olympics Development Day, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Administer DAs (refer to Mrs. Tack's email)

STEM Night featuring the Benefield Singers and Step Team, 6 p.m.

Writing MOY assessment & Constructed Response assessment (refer to Ashimi's emai)


Friday, December 11

Administer DAs (refer to Mrs. Tack's email)

Winter Holiday Concert Assembly, 9:30 - 10:15, Gym, Ms. Cash & Kingston

Kindergarten In-House Field Trip, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Titan Leaders Meeting 9:00 a.m., Front Office Conference Room

Girl Scouts Meet in Cafe', 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Writing MOY assessment & Constructed Response assessment (refer to Ashimi's emai)

Breakfast with Santa set-up, 3:30 p.m.


Saturday, December 12

Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 a.m.

Advance Notice Calendar of Events

Monday, December 14

Catered Faculty Breakfast in Cafe', 7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

COSTCO Rep in Mailroom 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Parent English Class, Mrs. McNally’s trailer, 9:00 a.m.

Peer Leaders meeting, 7:40 a.m., Media Center, Ms. Bronkema

Benefield 5th Grade Singers to Delmar Gardens Nursing Home, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Administer SBA (refer to Ashimi's email)

Science & Social Studies DAs, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades


Tuesday, December 15

Collaboration Tuesday 7:30 a.m.

3rd Grade In-School Field Trip - Diamond Del Bus, 9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

4th & 5th Grade Book Club Meeting, 11:30 - 12:30, Media Center, Ms. Robbins

Administer SBA (refer to Ashimi's email)

Science & Social Studies DAs, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades


Wednesday, December 16

Art Club, 7:30 - 8:15, Art Room, Ms. Mills

4th Grade Intramurals, 8:00 - 8:45 a.m., Gym, Ms. Schlenker & Mr. Howard

Science Club in Mr. Sweat's Room, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Ms. Osborne

Winter Party - Grades 1,3, & 5 from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 17

Collaboration, 7:30 a.m.

Winter Holiday Concert Assembly, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Gym, Ms. Cash & Kingston

Winter Party - Grades Pre-K, K, 2, & 4 from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Administer SBA (refer to Ashimi's email)

Angel Tree Pick-ups


Friday, December 18

Titan Leaders Meeting 9:00 a.m., Front Office Conference Room

5th Grade Field Trip to Georgia Aquarium, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Mid-year Conference during Planning

End of Nine-weeks

Angel Tree Pick-ups

Preferences for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

It is that time of year where we begin planning for the next school year. In order to recruit and retain the best qualified educators during the GCPS Transfer process and the top prospects in the applicant pool, it is very important that we know what our needs are.


In an effort to plan our staffing needs for the 2016-2017 school year, please take a moment to complete the purple form in your mailbox. Thank you in advance.
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Happy December Birthday wishes to the following staff members:

Leah Mills - 1

Katie Mitas - 8

Aisha Randolph - 13

Ammee Robbins - 17

Mike Thomas- 20

Kim Hunter - 22

Heather DeGrace - 25

Meghan Brannick - 28

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The following BES staff members were recognized by their colleagues for having IT!

Benefield staff and students have IT! We collected $7,238.27 for United Way. Way to go Benefield!


Ms. Dargon has IT! She juggled her schedule with little notice and covered a 4th grade class with excellence!


Ms. Robbins has IT! After being out the past few days while sick Ms. Robbins still was able to teach my second graders a lesson on non-fiction text features! Thanks Ms. Robbins :)


Heather Tack has IT! Her flexibility and patience while problem-solving is very much appreciated!


Trish Thomas-Lee has IT! She is incredibly helpful with scheduling activities and managing the school calendar!


Gaye Thomas has IT! Her smile and laughter are infectious!


Michele vanLeeuwen has IT! I appreciate all of her help with ordering items and collecting money. She is very patient!


Maselli and Ashimi have IT for an awesome round of HOST :)


Ms. Collins has IT! Her classroom is a playground of teaching and learning at its best! She incorporates innovative practices in classroom culture, record keeping, small group instruction, data usage and so much more. Ms. Collins also models instructional strategies for our new teachers on a regular basis. On top of all this, she is always pleasant!


Ms. vanLeeuwen, Ms. Cross, Ms. Culberson, and Ms. Robbins have IT! Their efforts ensured that BES Title I Fall Monitoring and Inventory Audit was a HUGE success!


Ms. Cross has IT! She has collected 100% of Compacts and 100% of receipt documents! We appreciate you!


HOST teachers have IT! Thank you for opening the doors of your classroom in efforts to share innovative practices with your colleagues. Your efforts to help build teacher capacity is appreciated!


Ms. Thomas-Lee has IT! She successfully secured and smoothly orchestrated the assignment of 24 subs for one day! You ROCK!


Michelle Johnson has IT! Even though she is working with Kindergarten, she always helps 1st grade out by helping our children line up after lunch while we clean tables. She is amazing!

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To our newest Staff Members:

Randy Bieniek, ASD Parapro

Christopher Nuegent, Stellar Sub

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