Dear Parents and Website Visitors:
The first trimester of school ends on November 14th. We can’t believe how fast the year is already flying by!
Students are off and running on FASTT Math. This is a program which strengthens student’s math fluency skills. Also new this year for our middle schoolers in need of math interventions is Math 180. Both of these programs will assist students with their math skills.
Our Community Luncheon is on November 13th. We invite all Benson residents who are Veterans to join us as our guests. Spaces must be reserved by November 5th. Give the school a call if you will be joining us.
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are the week of November 17th. Students in grades K-5 will be getting a very different report card this year which is standards-based. It is more important than ever to schedule a conference to go over this new report card.
Basketball will be starting soon. See you at a game!
Engage NY Math: www.engageny.org
Smarter Balanced Assessment: www.smarterbalanced.org
Common Core State Standards: www.corestandards.org
Achieve the Core: www.achievethecore.org
National Parent Teachers Association: www.pta.org
Benson Students Continue Working on Walking Trail in a BIG Way!
Benson students were hard at work Saturday, October 25th on the community Walking Trail project that they started last year. Progress on the trail has been steady and the trail is looking better all the time. Here are a few photos of the students hard at work!
School Choice Information
Notice to Parents and Guardians:
Free Tutorial Services
Benson Village School received notice from the Vermont Agency of Education that we have been identified as a school in need of improvement based on our student performance in the area of Math on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) scores from 2013. We are entering Year 3 of school improvement this school year based on not achieving AYP in Math or Reading last year and this year.
Federal and state guidelines require all identified schools like BVS to notify parents of this status. Further, we notify families with a child(ren) who receive or are eligible for free lunch that Supplemental Educational Services (SES) monies are available to them for free tutorial services.
Parents can choose a tutoring service from the state approved provider list which can be found by clicking on the following link.
If you would prefer a paper copy of this list, we will be happy to provide that. If you are interested in securing these services for your child(ren) please contact us no later than October 1, 2014. These services will become available again in January of 2015.
Please feel free to call the school and speak with Ms. Doty for more information about Supplemental Education Support Services or with general questions.
Kim E. Doty
Labels For Education
The Labels for Education program is a school fund raising program designed with busy families in mind as an alternative to traditional fund raising. By saving and redeeming product UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products schools can earn FREE educational merchandise, such as computers, software, sports equipment, musical instruments, library books and even a minivan. The school community can assist by saving UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and giving them to the school. The school redeems the points collected for FREE Educational Merchandise! For more information, visit Labels For Education Website
New School Shirts Now Available!!!!
The new school shirts are now available for purchase! Get yours today!
The prices are $13.00 for a single shirt $25.00 for 2 shirts
The purpose of Benson Village School is to provide a safe educational setting and quality educational services. Programs will be designed to support each student’s needs in order to assist them in reaching their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. The teachers strive to build upon each student’s natural curiosity to become a self-motivated, life-long learner, who will be a contributing member of society.