Bennett Fourth grader Sophia and her father Michael traveled to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 24, to attend a media event, which featured astronaut Karen Nyberg. Although there were many applicants hoping to attend this event, Sophia and her father were fortunate to be included in the 100 people selected. The event provided Sophia and her father the opportunity to speak with Nyberg, who recently returned from a 5.5-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Karen Nyberg was happy to answer questions and share her experience of being an astronaut, engineer, artist, fitness lover, and mother. During the social event, Sophia had the opportunity to appear on NASA TV and ask pertinent questions, which delighted Karen Nyberg. Afterwards, Sophia met Karen Nyberg personally and had her photograph taken with her.....select the link above for more
“Digital Snowmen” were recently created in Ms. Hancock’s, Mrs. Lefferts’, and Mrs. Speers' classes. While building these snowmen might look like all fun and games, it also provided a lesson in following directions and learning some of the tools in Smart Notebook software. It’s safe to say that this activity always proves to be a fun learning experience!.....select the link above to enjoy their digital art
On Friday, March 7th, the Bennett Student Government presented “The 2014 Webb Leonard Memorial Dodgeball Tournament.” Ten teams faced off against each other, working at achieving the Championship for the 2014 title!!! As we all know, there’s only one winner, and that would be “Coaches Delight”!!! However, everyone is a winner, as all shared friendly competition, raised money for field trips, and enjoyed an evening with friends and community!!!! The Bennett Student Government would like to thank all who participated and came out in support of their favorite teams!!!! You are all winners!!!! ..... select the link above for a video of pictures
The Mad Science Club was an afterschool club, brought to you by the Bennett PTA to help you get pumped for the Science Fair. They met four Fridays after school and turned your school into a mad science lab! Moo ah ha ha!!!..... Their final projects were presented to the staff and students during the day and again at night for parents. You didn’t have to belong to the afterschool club to present at the Science Fair. There were a lot of students presenting a variety of science experiments/projects ….. select the link above for a picture gallery.
On February 26, 2014 Bennett Elementary Student Council took a stand against bullying and had an Anti-Bullying day where students and staff were asked to support this day by wearing pink. Select the link above to view some of the pink that was worn on Wednesday, February 26th.
If your child will be attending Kindergarten in the Onteora Central School District next September, you are invited to bring him or her to a Kindergarten screening. Screenings, which are by appointment only, are a wonderful way to help familiarize your child with his or her new school.....select the link above for more info
The Onteora Central School District is in the process of planning its Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are now being accepted for children who turn four on or before December 1, 2014...select the headline above for more information.
Do you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten at Onteora next September? If so, it’s time to fill out the necessary forms so he or she can be screened as part of the registration process...select the headline above for more information.
Student Council Announce Schedule for 2014-2015 Future Student Council Officers
Week of May 12th - Students will make their intentions known to their homeroom teachers
Week of May 19th - Students can start "campaigning"
After Memorial Day - Students will give their speeches
ELECTIONS - the first week in June
Bennett Elementary's after school activities will be cancelled on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. All Bennett students will be dismissed at the 3:40 dismissal time. After school activities will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014. Enjoy your spring break!
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM BN - Carnival (District Wide Family Night)
6:00 PM BOE Meeting : MS/HS
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM SEPTA Meeting
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM BOE Meeting : All Four (4) Elementary Schools
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM BOE Meeting : MS/HS
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM BN - PTA Meeting