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Yard Supervisor Position Opening




It is that time again!!!!! Time to sign up to participate in the Colony Days parade.

Please click the link to "register"
We are looking forward to a great turnout, representing our favorite school!

VERY IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR NEW APPROACH TO HOMEWORK:

You will most likely notice a decrease in the homework load this year. Our staff spent time this summer reviewing research related to homework and student achievement. There is significant research that shows homework in the elementary grades does not increase student achievement. Our students are being exposed to rigorous standards and work all day long while at school. We believe homework should be limited so that students have a chance to be kids, interact with their family, and participate in community activities, which all directly relate to student achievement. We are promoting reading, practicing math facts, and writing for homework but most importantly, we are promoting family time. We hope you will join us in this promotion and take the time to play ball with your children, have them help you make dinner, go on a bike ride, read to them, play card games, and just enjoy each other. We hope you will join us in promoting kids being kids and family time.



Welcome Back, Bengals!   At San Benito, we proudly boast of the academic successes of our students.  Our dedicated staff of teachers, instructional aides, secretaries, custodians, yard supervisors, and kitchen staff, collectively makes the difference for our children. We will continue our academic focus in supporting all students’ progress in reading and math, as well as, maintaining consistent daily attendance, and providing a healthy school environment with an emphasis on positive student interactions.  The San Benito Bengal PAWS: Positive Attitude, Act Responsibly, Work Hard, Safety First serve as our guide to create a setting where students feel connected and safe. Additionally, our school vision: Where students are given the opportunity to thrive; earning their stripes one day at a time, will continue to guide each decision we make.  

San Benito Elementary has several “back-to-school” improvements!  Over the summer, the buildings were power washed and the trim around the roofs, doors, and windows painted. Additionally, our teachers spent a week learning all about the new Next Generation Science Standards at Cal Poly. We are ready to put science in the forefront of education. Expect to continue to see our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) ahead efforts, including 1:1 Chromebooks for students in grades 2-5, our developing STEAM Lab in room 16, Family Engineering Night, and a Principal’s 400 Club, among other up-and-coming activities aimed to help students earn their stripes.

Last June we bid a fond farewell to Mrs. Sletten and Mrs. Baldwin, This August we welcome Bonnie Kraemer, Transitional Kindergarten teacher.

We enthusiastically invite parents and community members to become involved in their child’s education by volunteering in the classroom, helping out at the school, or sharing their interest and time with the PTA or School Site Council.  Our PTA is extremely supportive of our school community.  

They have donated funds for library books as well as for classroom supplies, field trips, and special projects. Additionally, the PTA supports our students' learning by sponsoring an instructional assembly program among other activities.  The continued success of the PTA requires parent participation.  We hope you can join our PTA to create a positive impact on all the students!


Parents are reminded of the need for student safety during drop-off and pick-up times, especially since parking at San Benito Road Elementary School is sometimes a challenge.  Your cooperation is essential in keeping both students and adults safe.  When dropping students off in the front parking lot, please pull through and drop off quickly.  We also ask that parents observe the “Loading Zone - No Parking” rule in the area where buses drop off and pick up.  FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR STUDENTS, do not leave your vehicle unattended in the loading zone.  You may stay in your vehicle while waiting for your child.  That way, vehicles left unattended do not block other vehicles from entering the loading zone. Remember to leave the handicapped spaces available to those who are authorized to park there.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in making the parking lots safe for students and parents.


School starts on Wednesday, August 23.  Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, August 22, at 4:00 p.m.. Our Back to School Night will be on Thursday, August 31st   at 6:00pm.  I look forward to welcoming you back!

Mrs. Kathryn Holmes, Principal




Parents are reminded of the need for student safety during drop-off and pick-up times, especially since parking at San Benito Road Elementary School is sometimes a challenge.  Your cooperation is essential in keeping both students and adults safe.  When dropping students off in the front parking lot, please pull through and drop off quickly.  We also ask that parents observe the “Loading Zone - No Parking” rule in the area where buses drop off and pick up.  FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR STUDENTS, do not leave your vehicle unattended in the loading zone.  You may stay in your vehicle while waiting for your child.  That way, vehicles left unattended do not block other vehicles from entering the loading zone. We also discourage parents from dropping students off across the street.  Dropping your child off on the same side of the street as the school will make it safer for everyone.  If you find it necessary to park across the street, please get out and walk your child safely across the street.  Remember to leave the handicapped spaces available to those who are authorized to park there.  Finally, please DO NOT drop off your students before 7:55am. We appreciate your patience and understanding in making the parking lots safe for students and parents.




Office Hours:
M-Th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 




Address:
4300 San Benito Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone:
805-462-4330
fax: 805-462-4278

Absence Line:
805-462-4260

School Hours:
Grades 1-6
8:20 AM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Hours:
Early Session:
 8:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Late Session:
 9:50 AM - 1:40 PM

Friday Early Release: 
8:20 AM - 1:40 PM 

Minimum Day:
8:20 AM - 1:20 PM

Conference Week:
8:20 AM - 1:20 PM