Bennett Woods Elementary

Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life.

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  • 2024-2025 Kindergarten Information 

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  • Kindergarten Enrollment 2024-2025

    Kindergarten Registration link for 2024-2025 

    In order to have your child/children completely registered for school, we will need all documents listed below as soon as possible.

    Please email an electronic copy of the following items for your child:

    • Birth certificate

    • Immunization records (meeting Michigan requirements)

    • Proof of residency dated within 30 days of the current date. (Current lease agreement or mortgage payment, tax bill, or utility bill, with your name and address on it).  

    • School records (if available)

    Forms should be sent to 

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  • Begindergarten Information Presentation - WATCH VIDEO

    Please contact:

    Rose Sarmiento-Temple at 517-706-5400

    Please make note of the following dates for the 2024-2025 school year:

    March 18, 2024  - Application window opens at 8:00 AM. 

    April 5, 2024 - Application window closes at 5:00 PM

    Week of April 12, 2024 - Notification of placement in Begindergarten or on the waitlist.

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  • Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:

    Main Office Phone: 517-706-5100
    Lauren Schefke, Principal:

    Jen Rapson, Administrative Assistant: or 517-706-5102

    Nanette Naser, Clerk: or 517-706-5104

    Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30

    School Hours: (8:45 - 1st bell) 8:50 - 3:45 

    Half Day: (8:45 - 1st bell) 8:50 - 12:00  

    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 Kind, Safe & Responsible