Founder’s Day

So proud of Mrs. Page, who was honored at the PTA Founder’s Day dinner last night. Mrs Page is an instructional aide in our program and was selected as Bennie’s Outstanding Support Staff member of the year.

Sandy Artman and Maureen Page


Mrs. Page with all the honorees from Bennie at the banquet

February Newsletter

This blog now has links to the Title I Program’s ‘Helping Children Learn’ Newsletter and Monthly Planners that have suggestions for ways to help your child have fun learning at home.  An archive of Newsletters has been added to the menu at the top of this blog. For your convenience, here is the Newsletter for February. Spanish Versions are available in the Helping Children Learn menu tab at the top of of Home Page of this blog.

February Parent Newsletter

February Planner- Activities

February – Caseload Changes – Welcome New Program Parents!

All students at Bennie were assessed on a number of grade level assessments during the month of January and early February. Based upon the results of the assessments, some students were found to have made gains and were discontinued from the Academic Support Programs. Other students who did not meet grade level benchmark goals would benefit from extra help during the day and were added to the program. Children who are in the program receive reading support within the classroom under the direction of the teacher. At times, they work with me, the reading specialist. Depending on what grade they are in they may be working on literacy skills such as letter and sound identification, sight words, reading fluency and story retelling and comprehension skills. Please read with and to your child regularly. Dr. Mary Bigler, who is a professor at Eastern Michigan University and an international literacy speaker recommends continuing to read with and to children even when they are in upper elementary grades. All Bennie Bobcats should have involved caring adults listening to them and reading with them on a regular basis. Not only will it help them academically, but it makes memories that will be treasured the rest of their lives.