In an effort to promote continuous school improvement, our District wants to review, revise, and enhance the work we do for students, their families, and the community.
On Friday, March 2nd, the annual student dodgeball will take place. There will be three sections of tournaments with the first session starting at 4:00 pm with grades 4, 5, and 6. The 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will play at 5:30 pm. Last but not least the next session will start at 7:00 pm which includes grades 10, 11, and 12. Pre-registration is required…..select the link above for applications and flyers
Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser presented by Bennett Student Council. 2018 FOCUS: CYBERBULLYING “In today’s digital world, it can be impossible to escape online bullying, whether it takes the shape of harassment, spreading rumors, sharing embarrassing information or threats. This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness - because we know that Nice Needs No Filter!”- http://pinkshirtday.ca/.....select the link above for more
On Saturday, January 6th, students from the Bennett Music Department auditioned in Kingston to be accepted into the All-County Band and Orchestra festivals. The Band festival takes place on March 9th and 10th at the Ulster County Community College.....select the link above for more
On Monday students from the STEM after school program were challenged to create gingerbread houses from graham crackers, frosting, and chocolate pieces. The trick was to build the house without any support such as a milk carton. Students came up with such interesting designs and had some holiday themed fun!.....select the link above for more
After School Activity Hours: Monday thru Thursday 3:30pm – 4:20pm Completed forms need to be submitted no later than December 22 If requested, transportation will be provided via the Onteora Central School District late bus run.....select the link above for more
Fourth graders have been studying ABA and Rondo forms in general music class. Recently, students combined form labeling, listening skills, and movement to indicate when music sections changed during a composition. Using a parachute, students learned Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed his "Trepak" from the ballet The Nutcracker in an AABA' form.....select the link above for more
Bennett held its first ever Greg Tang Math Family Game night on Friday, December 1st. There was a great deal of excitement in the weeks leading up to this fun event! Students were able to introduce their families to some of the wonderful games that they enjoy in their math classes.....select the link above for more
Soon after Thanksgiving break, a special tree appeared in the Bennett hallways—a “Giving Tree,” intended to help bring cheer to local children whose families need a bit of assistance during the holidays. The Giving Tree, a nod to Shel Silverstein’s classic tale about a boy and a generous apple tree, is covered with paper ornaments that double as requests for gifts for boys and girls of specific ages.....select the link above for more
Let the playing begin! The Bennett Student Council held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, November 27, to mark the official opening of the school’s new playground. After the ribbon was cut, the students joyfully tried out the new equipment. Joining in on the fun was Jared Mance, Onteora’s Director of Facilities and Operations, who showed off his climbing skills. Thank you to all to the parents, students, staffers, and community members who helped make this fabulous playground a reality!
There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude for all of the volunteers, the donations of food, and those that organized and supported this initiative for our children!!!! Let’s play!!!!.....select the link above for pictures of the Community Playground Build!
Thanksgiving came early to Onteora’s three elementary schools, where 108 senior citizens recently enjoyed a free turkey feast with all the trimmings—including whipped potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cider, and pumpkin pie.....select the link above for more
Dear Students, Families, and Bennett Staff, The Student Council has accepted the challenge to make a difference, get inspired, and be a part of the global kindness movement! It’s a 14-week opportunity to share acts of kindness. “World Kindness Day” is November 13th and will start the 14-week challenge, which will end on “Random Acts of Kindness Day.” (February 17, 2018).....select the link above for more
Monday, November 13th
14-Week Challenge Begins!
Be KIND to your Community!
Be KIND to your Family!
Be KIND Online!
Be KIND to the Environment!
Be KIND to Strangers!
Be KIND to or with Kids!
Be KIND During the Holidays!
Be KIND to Yourself!
Protecting Children Against Child Abuse - Report Child Abuse:
6:00 PM BOE Meeting @ Bennett Elementary
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM After School Activities - Session Two Ends
1:30 PM BN 4th Grade Winter Recital
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM After School Activities - Session Three Begins
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM BN Carnival
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM BN PTA Meeting
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM BN PTA Meeting
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BN Lucky Shamrock Breakfast
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM BN PTA District-wide Bingo Night