I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. We are now in the home stretch of our 1st semester. December is the month of finishing strong. Please take the time to log on to Power School and check your student's grades. Your student’s grades will be final before December 18th, and it is imperative that we push hard to finish strong academically.
Quarter 2 Benchmark Testing is coming around the corner and will start on Tuesday December 6th through Wednesday December 15th of the following week. As always please make sure your students attend school each day and are prepared to learn with plenty of rest the night before and a healthy breakfast each morning. Reminder that breakfast is served free of charge each morning in the Cafeteria from 7:30am-7:50am.
December is also a great time to contribute your yearly tax credit. Tax Credit Contributions are a 100% dollar-for-dollar credit. For those that pay Arizona state taxes, for every dollar that is contributed, 100% will be returned back in their state tax return. People that are single can contribute up to $200 per year, and married couples can contribute up to $400 per year.
Many of our extra-curricular programs at Benson Middle School depend on tax credits to function. Tax credit contributions can be given to any club, sport, fine arts program, activity, or the greatest need. I would like to thank you in advance for contributing your tax credits to any of our programs. See Ms. Venessa in the front office for more information on how to contribute.
Finally, the Joy of December is upon us! As families begin to prepare for the holiday season, don’t forget to slow down and take time for each other. Distractions can easily get in the way of true family time. As our On TRACK Dare this month we encourage you to…Have a No Technology Dinner Night…by having everyone store cell phones and other distractions away and enjoy a meal or snack together.
Enjoy this month’s On TRACK Dare and feel free to contact us with questions.