This month students will be taking the Quarter 3 Benchmark, which includes reading and math. The testing dates are as follows: 6th grade Tuesday 2/20 and Wednesday, 2/21, 7th/8th grade, Thursday 2/22 and Friday 2/23. Make ups will be ongoing beginning Wednesday 2/21-3/1.
BMS has many opportunities to support student success. Benchmarks are a time for students to "show what they know!" Please help ensure your student's success by providing them with a healthy breakfast and a good night's rest. Attendance is also critical. Unless there is an emergency or your student is ill, please make sure they are at school on time.
Please contact your student's teacher for more information regarding the following:
• Weekly Reteach – Teachers identify students for extra practice and an opportunity to retest on specific objectives.
• Targeted Tutoring – All grade levels conduct targeted tutoring during the school day.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are "in person" on Wednesday February 28th, in the Cafeteria from 1:30pm-6:30pm. All teachers will be on hand in the Cafeteria to meet with you. If you have concerns about your student's progress and cannot meet with your student's teachers on this date and time, please contact your student's advisory teacher to make other arrangements. Teachers' phone numbers and emails are available on our school website (https://bms.bensonusd.org/en-US/staff) under the "STAFF" tab.
As this school year continues, we encourage you to have meaningful conversations with your student. On campus, your students will be encouraged to Be Kind and On TRACK while in the classroom, on campus, and in the community.
Please remember to check our website and social media for all extra-curricular events coming up this month.
We value your partnership. Remember to complete a survey at parent/teacher conferences to let us know how we are doing!