Sat, August 2nd, 2014
BGS...Where Learning is Fun!  



1000 McKenzie St.
Benton, IL 62812
Phone (618) 438-7181
Fax (618) 439-6112

Sue Krapf, Principal
Debbie Poffinbarger, Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Thursday, August 14 BGS K-4 Open House for Parents/Guardians
Parents and guardians are invited to an Open House at BGS K-4 on Thursday evening, August 14.  Please come and meet your child’s teacher and gain valuable information to help the school year be more successful.  Feel free to bring the larger school supply items such as paper towels, Kleenex, etc.  Times will be staggered to accommodate parents with multiple-aged students.  Times for the Parent Open House are as follows:
  Kindergarten         6:30-6:50 p.m.
  1st Grade   6:55-7:15 p.m.
  2nd Grade 7:20-7:40 p.m.
  3rd Grade   7:45-8:05 p.m.
  4th Grade   8:10-8:30 p.m.
We do ask that you do not bring children to the Open House.  This evening is designed strictly for parents and teachers.
Monday, August 18 is the first full day of school for all students.
Parent and Community Volunteers
Benton Grade School is looking for volunteers to help us out in a variety of ways such as copying papers, preparing bulletin boards, working in our library, or working with students.  Don’t have a lot of extra time?  That’s okay. BGS will work with your schedule.  Whether it is one  or two days a week or just one morning a week, we will be happy to have your help.  All volunteers must complete a background check before they will be able to volunteer.  If you are interested, please contact the BGS K-4 Office at 438-7181.

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