Bennett Woods Elementary

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


  • 2020-21 KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION: Kindergarten Information Night HAS BEEN CANCELED for Thursday, April 16th @ 6:30 pm. Information will be distrbuted electronically.  Kindergarten Round-up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 (30 minute “get to know you” sessions for students & parents).   If you, or someone you know, has an 2020-21 Kindergartener, please complete this brief survey (click here) ASAP!  The requested information will help us communicate in the days ahead and begin our planning for next year!  

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  • Office Hours:  8:00 - 4:30
    School Hours: (8:45 - 1st bell) 8:50 - 3:45 

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    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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  • Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:
    Main Office Phone:  517-706-5100
    Noelle Palasty, Principal:
    Jen Rapson, Administrative Assistant: or 517-706-5102
    Rachel Johnson, Secretary: or 517-706-5104

    Mission Statement:  "Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life."

    Value Statements: In pursuit of excellence, Okemos Public Schools values:

    • Equity - Understanding, acknowledging, and responding to the diverse needs and strengths of all individuals.
    • Relationship - Engaging in intentional interactions to nurture respect, trust, and open communication among all.
    • Culture - Creating a safe and inclusive environment that encourages kindness, empathy, well-being, and individuality.
    • Integrity - Maintaining exceptional ethical standards rooted in honesty and transparency.
    • Innovation - Inspiring creativity and change to adapt to an ever-changing world.

    Vision Statements: Leading in educational equity.  Educating students to care and positively impact their community.

    Bennett Woods School-wide Expectations:  Be Respectful, Responsible & Safe