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PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Our school recognized for helping PWCS save money and the environment.

Money not spent on energy costs can be better invested in the classroom. Read more.
 
Social Media Safety Night: May 28, 7 p.m., Benton Middle School
Learn What Parents and Students Need to Know to Avoid Online Dangers.  Get Details   -   Test Your Knowledge
 
School Announcements
Field Day Announcement
Field Day will be held on MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015.  We will have two sessions beginning with grades K-2 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., followed by grades 3-5 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.  We will have twenty stations set up around the track and field for our students and we are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to help us manage the stations.   Please be sure to check the weather report for that day and dress your child(ren) accordingly (sneakers are a MUST), and students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles as well. This year, we will be introducing a few “water” related relay stations and we are looking forward to an exciting day outdoors! J

Parents interested in volunteering may go to Sign-up Genius at the following link:   
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0448a4ab2ba20-field

We would like to thank our Bennett parents in advance for your continued support of our P.E. department!  If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send us an email

collincd@pwcs.edu or millercbx@pwcs.edu.
 
Mr. Collins & Mrs. Miller

 
Mrs. Cook's Retirement Party

Please click here  for more information and to RSVP.

Current and former 4th graders, we need your voices for singing a song at the party. Meet in
Mrs. Yeh's room to practice Virginia Virginia @3:30 on June 11.








 
NEW TDAP Requirement for 6th Grade
Effective July 1, 2014, a booster dose tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is required for ALL children entering the 6th grade.

Efectivo el 1 de julio de 2014, es obligatoria, para TODOS los estudiantes que entran al 6o grado, una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra el tétanos, la difteria, y la tos ferina (Tdap, por sus siglas en inglés).

School Zone Flasher Schedule
Please note the times for our school flashers:

8:40-9:40 AM         3:20-4:20 PM

Thank you!

 
From the Art Room...

I would like to give a shout out to Kendall Meunier. Her photograph was selected for the 2015 PWCS Student Art Exhibit at the Buchanan Partners Gallery in the Hylton Performing Arts Center during the month of February. Less than 25 people are selected from the whole entire county and less than 3 people were from an elementary level. This is a big honor and I am so proud of her!

 

~Mrs. Sennett
 


Free Office 365 Suite Available for PWCS Students
Microsoft's new Student Advantage Program permits downloading and use of the entire Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Lync, Outlook, and Access) on up to five compatible PCs or Macs at no charge.

The free program is open to students in grades 3-12. Downloaded software can be used by family members too. It includes free automatic updates, and is good for as long as students remain in Prince William County Public Schools. Access to Microsoft's OneDrive makes it easy to synch data between personal computers. 

View instructions for installing the software. (link below)

http://itech.departments.pwcs.edu/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=319299
 
Students can download Office 365 mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phones at no charge from their respective app stores or 
office365.pwcs.edu
. Once they are installed, users will be prompted to login with the student network account to verify the child as a PWCS student.
Bennett Elementary Earns School of Excellence Designation
School communities across Prince William County are celebrating the designation of "Schools of Excellence" based on performance in the 2013-14 school year.  Schools earn the coveted distinction by demonstrating high levels of performance, as evaluated by state accreditation and Virginia academic Annual Measurable Objectives.  Schools of Excellence must also attain an overall score of at least 90 out of 100 points of the PWCS Strategic Place-based measures.
The recognition program began in 1999.  The School of Excellence distinction is the highest recognition awarded to a school by the Prince William County School Board.  This is the 11th time that Bennett ES has received this honor.

Giant and Harris Teeter Bonus cards
Don't forget to link your Giant and Harris Teeter cards!  Money raised through this program goes to acquiring technology at Bennett Elementary.  

So far, the amount raised this year is

Giant - 41 cards enrolled   $948.83

Harris Teeter - 58 cards linked    $536.43


 
Are you registered for Parent Portal?
If you are not registered for Parent Portal, please hover your mouse over Parent Portal on the left and then click on Parent Portal and register.  Once you have been authorized, you will receive an email. Print out the email and bring it to the school office along with photo ID during school hours.  You will then be activated at that time.

If you previously registered for Parent Portal, please log into Parent Portal to make sure that you see all of your children and their infomation.

Thank you.

Our Cancer Boy
When their classmate in Mrs. Starnes' class was diagnosed with a brain tumor 2 years ago, the children rallied around him showing support and compassion. They turned their questions into a story that is now being published through Archway Publishing Company. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund free copies of the book for schools and hospitals around the country. Fox 5 did a follow up story as well. The book is expected to be available for purchase in October, and we will make details available once they are known.

Baldrige Information for Parents

Baldrige is about building learning systems in the classroom in which every member of the class (and school) is involved. Teachers work with students to take responsibility for theirown learning, so the very first thing that a teacher does with his/her students is build the culture of the classroom by creating an atmosphere of trust and acceptance.  

Click here for more information. 



Rich in History and Excellence
Bennett Elementary School has a long history of pride in learning and relationships among students, parents, and staff.  Our school focuses on a strong academic program as well as helping students succeed and build everyday relationships.  The Prince William County Curriculum, which includes the Virginia Standards of Learning, is the school's guide for instruction.  Parents are very involved and supportive of their children's education.  Staff members are highly committed professionals who believe in preparing students to function effectively in an ever-changing technological society.
 

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