Bennett Elementary School held the annual Book Boogie on June 20 and 21 in the school library. This is the third year that we have held this event. According to Dr. Richard Allington, "Children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency.” The Book Boogie was initiated to put books in the hands of our students in order to promote summer reading. Research also has shown that students benefit the most from reading books that they have selected themselves. So students will be picking choosing books from the wide selection of titles that have been collected.....select the link above for more and pictures
On Thursday, June 15th, the sixth celebrated their success with a picnic at Davis Park. The students played various games, took a swim in the pool, had lunch and treats, and even participated in some good old fashion FUN in a balloon toss, three legged races, and wheelbarrow races! The class had a lot of fun and didn't even let a five minute rain shower spoil their day!.....select the link above for pictures
In 2012, when the reconfiguration occurred the students expressed the need for a change with playground. The playground was designed for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Our student government polled the students four years ago. As a result of this survey, students wanted to have more shade, more room to run and have the ability to climb more. The PTA, building level team, the facility committee and the student government have been working collaboratively towards upgrading the Bennett playground so that it is more age appropriate for the current student body.....select the link above for more
On Friday, June 2nd many presenters set up at Bennett Elementary, having many activities for students to choose from throughout the day. A HUGE thank you to all presenters and the PTA for another successful Earth Day Celebration.....select the link above for a picture gallery
Student Council candidates presented their speeches on Friday afternoon in front of their student peers. Twenty-seven candidates spoke to the students telling them why they felt they were the best candidate, asking for their vote on Wednesday, May 31st, All candidates did a fantastic job! Good luck to all!
Fifth Grade students at Bennett have the opportunity to join a "Lunch Bunch Book Club!" The book club meets on Wednesdays at 12:15 in the library. The fifth graders voted on the books that they wanted to read. Each week there is so much conversation around the book that it's hard to get them to stop talking! Imagine that .....fifth graders that excited about a book?! The energy is amazing and parents (guardians) have been invited to join the group in the library. We finished our first book Rain Reign .... and now onto the next! Read Read Read!.....select the link above for more
It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day! Poetry was all a buzz in Bennett as each student shared poetry throughout the day. They had a great time experiencing poetry in different ways. Poems lined the sidewalks throughout the day; graffiti boards in our hallways invited students to write favorite lines of poetry and some poems have even been found for reading material in bathroom stalls! What fun we had celebrating literacy! .....select the link above for more
The results of the homework survey are in the attached Power Point as a PDF document. I would like to thank all of those who participated and celebrate the change that has occurred from this shared input. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the principal, Mr. Gabriel Buono.....select the link above for more
Do you have a stack of books your child no longer wants or reads? Please consider donating them to Bennett's annual Book Boogie summer reading giveaway. Just drop off books to the Bennett office, to any reading teacher, or in Ms. Szakmary's office next to the cafeteria. Please mark the bag "Book Boogie." Thank you!
Special note for 6th Graders:
Ms. Mayone and the 6th grade team are missing many titles from their classroom libraries. Please return any of their books to them as soon as possible so others may enjoy reading them.
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