Bennett Peek of the Week

April 18th - April 22nd

The Mission of Bennett Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

There is School on Monday, April 18!

REMINDER! Due to weather-related school cancellations, Fargo Public Schools will use school makeup days built into the school calendar. FPS WILL HOLD CLASSES in person on Monday, April 18 and Monday, May 16.

Meet Our School Nurse!

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Warm Clothing

Winter weather is still upon us. Please remind your children to dress warmly for their walk to and from school as well as for noon recess. Coats continue to be required for recess until the weather without wind chill is at the very least above freezing and coats of some kind are encouraged up until 60F.

Student Need Sheet 2022-2023 School Year

Bennett Elementary will start the process of NOT taking parent requests for a particular teacher for any school year.

We do this to:

  1. better align practices with other Fargo Elementary Schools and the school district
  2. make sure all of our students are equally dispersed, and
  3. meet the individual needs of our students by first looking at students needs rather than teacher/parent need.

The assigning of students to classrooms requires careful planning by teachers, administrators, special education, counselors, and gifted and talented. A great deal of time and thought goes into placing children into classes. We carefully look at having equal numbers of students, the number of boys and girls, students needing extra support, a mixed range of performance levels, special needs, and students who shouldn’t be together for various reasons when determining the class lists.

The teachers will compile class lists this spring and summer. I will assign teacher names to the class lists that are created. Then, sometime in August notification of your student’s teacher will be sent to you via email.

IF you want to express your students needs, learning abilities, or strengths, please see the google form below. Information in the google form needs to be completed by Friday, May 20th. No paper copies will be handed out.

Thanks for all you do!

Bennett Family Fun Night information will be sent home with students on Monday, April 18

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A waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enabled schools across the nation, including Fargo Public Schools, to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K – 12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

What does this mean for families? In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting July 1, 2022. Applications will be available on the Nutrition Services Department website after that date and will be shared at the start of the 2022-23 school year with families.

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is forming the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and is currently accepting applications from parents of students who receive special education services.

General membership is open to any FPS parents/guardians of students currently attending FPS. FPS seeks the following four parent/guardian volunteers for membership of the FPS SEPAC, with the following requirements:

  • A person who lives in the FPS District and who is a parent or legal guardian of a student directly receiving special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan or is in the referral process within a FPS school, but not employed by the FPS district.

The role of SEPAC members is to provide insight and support to the SEPAC in the understanding of parent/ family issues and perspectives, and to attend all regular meetings and special meetings as requested.

Read more about the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable and flexible youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days for youth K-5th grades, and The CLUB Teen Center at our BGC Midtown location after school and summer for teens 6th through 12th grade.

Visit our website at for more information, including upcoming registration dates for School Year 22-23.

Summer 2022 registration is now open!

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration, & General Information

701-235-2147 | |

Enrichment Summer School

The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clicking the following link:

June 6th to June 17th

8:00AM – 10:30AM

10:30AM – 1:00PM

All Classes held at Lewis and Clark Elementary School

1729 16th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103

Please contact Lori Nappe, Summer School Director, with any questions at

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022 is open online at on February 1, 2022. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2022 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process:

Complete online registration forms at For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. Masks are required for all visitors.

Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 25 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record with 5-year shots
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address for verification

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

If you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701.446.1006

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Community Resources

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:

FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)

Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1