Welcome to Joe Henderson Elementary
A California Distinguished School
Phone: 707 747-8370 Attendance: 707 748-2980
We wish all of our Henderson Hounds a fantastic summer break! Take time to catch up on some sleep, enjoy the sunshine, and tackle your summer reading stack. We will see you back at school on Wednesday, August 26. Check the Web site towards the end of summer for Grade Level Supply Lists.
Mark your calendar! The annual Back to School Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 18 from 2:00-6:00p.m. Due to limited space, we ask that children do not attend. We will be registering students in alphabetical order, by last name, according to the following schedule:
*If you are unable to attend during your designated time you may attend at 5:00p.m.
Doors will close promptly at 5:50
Online registration will begin on July 15. YOU MUST complete the online forms, print them, and bring them with you to the Back to School Fair in order to complete your registration there.
Benicia Public Library Summer Events
The Benicia Public Library is hosting special events this summer for children as part of their Summer Reading Program. Check out http://www.benicialibrary.org for more information on the library's Summer Reading Program. Read books AND earn rewards!
Ages 3-8 (Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.)
June 16: Rebecca Nile, the Bubble Lady
June 23: Crafts with Christie's Creative Cupboard
June 30: Carnival of Chaos!
July 7: Music from Amy Liz
July 14: Caterpillar Puppets
July 21: Magic Dan, a Summer Reading Program tradition!
Ages 8-14 (WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 P.M.)
June 24: Learn about amazing creature from East Bay Vivarium
July 8: "Fire and Ice" Show from Mad Science
July 22: Star Wars party!
Summer may be just around the corner, but before you know it, it will be time to register for school again. Online registration will open on July 15, 2015. In order to ensure a smooth online registration process would like to make sure ALL Henderson families are able to access their Power School accounts before school is out for Summer. *New families will be receiving their password and ID numbers to create new accounts. At the time of registration you will need to know your child's Power School ID, password, and account information that you created back in August. Please be sure to login successfully to Power School before Tuesday, June 16. This applies to ALL Henderson families both new AND returning. If you experience any trouble doing so, contact the office. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this process.
NEW CURRICULUM ADOPTION
Benicia Unified School District will be recommending the adoption of the Everyday Math Curriculum for grades Pre-K thru 5th for the 2015-16 school year.
The instructional materials will be available for anyone who wishes to preview in the Educational Services Department from May 29 – June 17th, 8:00a.m.–3:30p.m. The office is located at 350 East K Street.
GRADE LEVEL SUPPLY LISTS
Click on your child's grade level below to view the supply list provided by the grade level team of teachers. The teachers of Joe Henderson greatly appreciate your support in preparing for a successful school year!
TK & KINDER. ENROLLMENT
Transitional Kindergarten and regular Kindergarten Enrollment will begin Monday, February 2. Registration is by appointment only. Please call the office at (707) 747-8370 to schedule an appointment. In order to enroll in regular Kindergarten, students must be 5 years old by September 1 of the 2015-16 school year. Transitional Kindergarten students need to be 5 years old between September 2nd through December 2nd. Please visit the BUSD Website for all required enrollment documents and more information. You MUST have ALL of the required documents in order to enroll.
E-BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!
Students of Joe Henderson now have the opportunity to check out E-Books on any tablet or mobile device using the Destiny Quest App. This App is free and available for download on all devices. Students can browse the available titles under Follett Shelf within the Destiny Quest App and digitally check them out on their devices. E-Book titles are available for a 2-week check out and will automatically be returned once this time period has passed. Download this app today and get started e-reading!
HOUNDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
The Henderson Hounds have taken social media by storm! Along with this Web site, you can now follow Joe Henderson on Twitter by searching for @HendersonHounds. We will be tweeting out photos and other school news and events. You can also "like" our Facebook page by clicking here.
Our Fourth and Fifth Grade Outdoor Education trips can also be followed on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Stay up to date on important upcoming deadlines as well as follow our adventures to Coloma and Mission Springs through posted photos.
4th grade Outdoor Education
Facebook:click here to "like" our page
5th Grade Outdoor Education
Facebook: Click here to "like' our page
10,000 BOOKS IN 365 DAYS!
A great education calls for great books, and a full education calls for classrooms full of these great books. Joe Henderson Elementary School is inviting parents and community members to engage in a brand new campaign we have started to help improve classrooms libraries and create opportunities for our students to learn with books they want to read. This "10,000 Books in 365 Days" campaign seeks to flood our classrooms with 10,000 new books over the next 365 days.
Time and again, research demonstrates the foundational importance of reading and the everlasting connection between learning and literacy. Students who develop a fondness for reading not only invite creativity, curiosity, and self-exploration, but systematically improve their critical thinking skills, expand their vocabularies, and grasp knowledge about themselves and the world around them. Here at Henderson, we are seeking to helps our students develop this passion for reading and in order to do this we must provide them with access to books that will not only educate them but also inspire, entertain, and motivate them to continue on their journey of great reading. Key to achieving this goal is to make sure the shelves of every classroom are overflowing with books our students will want to read. Fiction and non-fiction, picture books and essay collections, classics and novels- all types of books are needed.
How can you help? It's simple! Henderson teachers are creating personalized classroom booklists made up of the top 500 titles required to create the best classroom libraries possible. You can click here and find your child's teacher to view their list. Buy one book or a set of books to be donated. By participating, you and your family will be participating in a GRAND campaign and be an essential part of the education of all Henderson Hounds.
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HOMEWORK CLUB NEWS
The last day of Homework Club for this school year will be Thursday, April 30. The staff and students of Joe Henderson want to send a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful Homework Club volunteers who worked to keep Homework Club open throughout the year. We appreciate the time and dedication they gave to our Hounds.