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 also canceled at this time.  If you, or someone you know, has a 2020-21 Kindergartener, please complete this brief pre-registration survey (click here) ASAP!  The requested information will help us communicate in the days ahead and begin our planning for next year!  We also encourage you to complete the formal district online registration process for 2020-21 (click here). 

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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