If you and your child missed signing up for Dance Chance (held on Mondays) or Strings (held on Tuesdays) at club night, August 11th, there are a couple of spots left for both. You must be in 1st-5th grade for Dance Chance and 2nd-5th grade for Strings. In order to join, please come by the school to complete a permission letter or send in a note expressing your child's interest. A note from Mr. Casstevens, BHESA's Arts Coordinator, will be sent home if your child has been enrolled. Again, there are only a few spots left in each. These opportunities will start in September.
Progress reports will be distributed on Wednesday, August 24th. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, August 24th. All students should be photographed whether buying pictures or not as these are the pictures for the yearbook. If purchasing, pictures must be paid for on Picture Day. If paying by cash, an exact amount needs to be submitted as change is not available. Students may dress out of uniform however clothing may not be: sleeveless, over-sized, tight, see-through, off the shoulder/large neck hole, shorter than middle finger tip length when arms are down by the side, low cut, have holes in garments, or have inappropriate graphics, play-on-words, innuendos, drugs, alcohol, or gang affiliation, etc. and leggings or tights may not be worn as the sole bottom garment.
Within 30 calendar days of a child’s first day EVER of attendance in a school system, all pupils must show evidence of age appropriate vaccination in accordance with state law and regulation. If proof of required vaccinations are not submitted by Friday, August 26th, those in violation will be suspended until the requirements have been met. Those that are in violation should have received a letter with such information. This mainly applies to kindergarten students, but there are some new-to-NC and/or previously home-schooled children that this could impact. The current required vaccination schedule is available from the NC Immunization Branch online at http://www.immunize.nc.gov/.
Monday, August 22, 2016 is a Teacher Workday. There will be no school for students.
BHESA hosted a Title I, Boost Our Tigers, Club Sign-up and More Information Night on August 11th, 2016. Information was provided explaining what it means to be a Title I school, how to become a volunteer, a Boost Our Tigers presentation and that BHESA is implementing The Leader in Me (TLIM).
The second graders of Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts were ecstatic when Blumenthal artist Lona Bartlett came to visit! Ms. Bartlett helped the students see the life cycle of a butterfly and a frog using puppets! She also brought the life cycle to life with vivid stories of her childhood.
First graders at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts are learning about how humans interact with their environment during a Social Studies unit. After reading and discussing The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, students learned about how animals rely on rain forest trees in order to survive.