Apply Online for the 2024-25 Pre-K Lottery, Open February 19- April 12.
About the GCPS Pre-K Lottery: Go to https://www.gcpsk12.org/schools/early-learning-0-5-years/pre-k to sign up your child for the Pre-K Lottery. Signing up does not guarantee your child a spot in the class. However, it ensures that your child will be included in the lottery process.
The application to sign up your child to be included in the lottery closes on April 12 at 5 p.m. The GCPS Pre-K Lottery will be held on April 19. Students will be selected at random through a digital lottery process. Once the first 32 slots are filled for Benefield’s two Pre-K classes, the names of the remaining children will be placed on the waiting list based on their position in the lottery for the school.
We are partnering with the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) to administer the Educational Effectiveness Survey (EES) to students. The survey and screener results will provide us with information and feedback within the research-based frameworks of the Characteristics of High Performing Schools and CASEL (Social-Emotional Learning).
Over the last 20 years, the EES survey has been used in over 280 districts. Based on these experiences, here are some details:
- Data will be used to support and inform improvement conversations with staff and leadership at the school and district level
- Each building will receive their building-level reports, and the district leadership team will receive district-level summary views.
- The survey is confidential. GCPS and CEE will protect the confidentiality of each respondent.
To gather this information, your students will take the 30–45-minute screener and survey at school between February 1 and 29, 2024.
Please use this link to access more information about the EES Student Survey.
We value the input of our students as we strive to continue to improve our school.
In February, we celebrate Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Month!
Building a bright future for students starts with giving them the best possible education. #CTAEDelivers future-ready programs and real-world, experiential learning opportunities that provide numerous pathways to high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand careers!
From healthcare and technology to welding and cosmetology, CTAE programs develop essential skills needed in today's workforce, from communication and teamwork to critical thinking and problem-solving. Students graduate with a head start, ready to pursue exciting careers, or further their education. When students complete a CTAE pathway in GCPS, those students graduate at a rate of 98.4%.
#ExploreYourFuture during #CTAEMonth and discover opportunities within our career clusters and programs here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/11888
Explore our Career Guide here: http://www.flipcareerguide.com/books/zshw/
GCPS celebrates #EachAndEvery individual as we cultivate a culture of belonging while leading with empathy, equity, and excellence to ensure that #TeamGCPS students, families and staff feel welcome, safe, accepted, valued, and prepared for the future.
If your student has been absent from school, please send in an absence note as soon as possible. Click here for a printable version of an absence note.
Download the ParentSquare App today to read our most recent Family Newsletter. Click Here to Visit the GCPS Website with More Information about ParentSquare
In order to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits, families must complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application and meet eligibility requirements. Click here to learn more and find a link to the application: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/29759.
Searching for a high-quality early learning opportunity for you and your young child? Look no further! Join our Play 2 Learn class, right here at Benefield Elementary.
Play 2 Learn is held at Benefield on Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the Play 2 Learn room.
Reach out to Xandria McBride for more information at Xandria.Mcbride@gcpsk12.org
Welcome back to school, #TeamGCPS! We’re so excited to see your smiling faces as we prepare for a fun, safe, healthy, and successful new school year! Don’t forget to share your “first day” photos with us using the hashtag #GCPSBTS23.
GCPS is excited to welcome all students, families, and staff to the 2023-24 school year on Wednesday, August 2! To help students and families prepare for the new school year, GCPS has created a helpful toolkit– the Virtual Back-to-School Backpack.
This toolkit includes links to important information and district resources for families as we partner to support student success. We will highlight a different day as we count down to the first day of school!
Today, the virtual GCPS Backpack features links to help students and families stay connected all year and access the resources to support student success. Get Connected here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/btsconnected #GCPSBTS23