Bennett Woods Elementary

Together...Educating with Excellence, Inspiring Learners for Life.

Announcements

  • Office Hours
    Summer:  8:30 - 3:30
    School Year:  8:00 - 4:30

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  • NEW K- 4th GRADE STUDENT REGISTRATION for 2019-20
    Please click the 2019-20 Registration link to begin the registration process.

    Once you complete the online portion you will need to provide the school office with the originals of the following documents:  your child's birth certificate/passport, immunization records and proof of residency (lease, purchase agreement, tax bill). 

    Once we have all the necessary documentation we will be able to place your child on a class list.  

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  • Kindergarten
    We encourage a parent/adult to attend a portion of the morning on Monday, Aug. 26th with their new Kindergarten student. Please plan to "meet the bus" at Bennett Woods (or transport your student) and then join them in the classroom as they begin their 1st day of school.  Kindergarten teachers will also hold a parent meeting during this visit (Aug. 26th @ 9:00). Additional parking is available in the church parking lot adjacent to Bennett Woods.

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  • Kindergarten Playdates (Playground)
    Sunday, August 18th (3 - 4:30)
    Tuesday, August 20th (6-7:30)
    Saturday, August 24th (4-5:30)

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  • First Day of School 
    Monday, August 26th (8:50 -12:00)
    First full day: Tuesday, August 27th (8:50 -3:45)

    No school:  Friday, Aug. 30th & Monday & Monday, Sept. 2nd for Labor Day holiday.

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  • Curriculum Nights
    1st Grade:  Monday, Aug. 26 @ 6:15pm
    2nd Grade:  Tuesday, Sept. 3 @ 5:45pm
    3rd Grade:  Wednesday, Sept. 4 @ 5:30pm
    4th Grade:  Wed., Sept. 11th @ 5:30pm

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  • Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:
    Main Office Phone:  517-706-5100
    Noelle Palasty, Principal: noelle.palasty@okemosk12.net
    Jen Rapson, Administrative Assistant:  jennifer.rapson@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5102
    Rachel Johnson, Secretary:  rachel.johnson@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5104

    Our Mission:  "Together...educating with excellence, inspiring learners for life."

    We Believe That:

    • academic, artistic, athletic, civic and social excellence results from high expectations, both in teaching and learning
    • recognizing and embracing the uniqueness of every student inspires each one to reach his or her fullest potential
    • authentic collaboration and open communication among all stakeholders, teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members, in the foundation for a quality education

    We Value:

    • a broad, relevant, challenging curriculum with differentiated instruction that is innovative and meets the needs and interests of each student
    • an inviting, safe learning environment
    • the active process of creating and maintaining a culture of respect, caring and integrity
    • people and their individual differences
    • responsibility and accountability in decision making, planning, implementation and delivery of programs and services
    • all post high school educational, life and career paths
    • and embrace diversity and the different perspectives it brings out schools and our community at large

    Our Vision: Together, we will create and maintain an environment where teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members, collaborate to support and enhance the education of all of our children regardless of their ability.  Through this vision Okemos Public Schools will strive to set a higher standard for schools throughout the state and nation.

    Our School-wide Expectations:  Be Respectful, Responsible & Safe

     

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