We are excited to share that Chatham County Schools will participate in the Give 5 Read 5 Campaign this year. Our first step is launching a book donation drive to collect books for needy students. We will have book donation drop off points at our Central Office as well as each school front office. You can drop off new or gently used books to the bins located in each front office.
Since 2013, North Carolina’s public schools have sent nearly one million books home with students thanks to our annual statewide Give Five – Read Five campaign and related local efforts. Just last year, 276 schools and organizations in 71 districts collected and distributed nearly 547,000 books to boost summer reading.
These accomplishments are tremendous, as research shows that reading just five books during the summer can help students reduce learning loss.
The purpose of this state-wide program is to encourage parents, businesses, churches, nonprofits and community groups to donate new and gently used books to their local schools. These donations will be collected from April 25th through May 20th, and will then be sorted and distributed to give young learners access to quality reading material during the summer months.
This year, we are taking the Give Five – Read Five campaign one step further. As a part of a new partnership with myON, a division of Capstone, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is offering every student in the state access to the personalized literacy tool myON Reader. Students at every grade level will be able to use this tool during the summer months to select from thousands of titles and download free books that are well-matched to their reading levels and personal interests. As an added bonus, parents can use the tool to track how many pages and hours students spend reading and even measure their literacy growth while they are away from the classroom. More information about this summer opportunity will be shared at the close of the school year.
As always, we appreciate your support with our literacy efforts across the county. If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Detzi email@example.com 919-578-1631 or Dr. Amanda Hartness firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chatham Reads Team
In celebration of Earth Day, Bennett School students have participated in several conservation awareness activities. The 1/2 Grade would like to share the collaborative project they created.
We hope you enjoy it!
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Saving Our World, an ebook written and produced by Mrs. Batten's and Mrs. Jones' 1/2 Class.
Congratulations to 8th Grader, Jesslyn Chivers, who will represent Bennett School as a member of the All-County Band. The All-County Band will perform this Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00pm in the Jordan Matthews Auditorium. Please come out and support Jesslyn and the rest of Chatham County Schools' members of the All-County Band.
Congratulations to Mrs. Leigh Moore for being voted 2016-17 Teacher Assistant of the Year.
We still have some Bennett PTA cookbooks for sale. They are $12 each.
We are all very excited for the upcoming school year. We are all looking forward to an awesome year of learning and growth. With a bit of hard-work and dedication, you will experience a great year full of success and memories here at Bennett School. I ask that all of our Panthers would come to school each and everyday and do their part. Remember, that we are all panthers on the prowl for progress! Panther Pride!