Congratulations to the Benny Battle of the Books winners who took 2nd Place in the District Battle of the Books!
Students may wear appropriate dress-up clothes for pictures on April 19. Jeans and Benny Spirit Wear or college shirts (Fridays) . Otherwise students are in dress code.
New Principal's Corner Spanish
John H. and Ann G. Rhodes Foundation awards 51 Jack Benny 8th graders a total sum of $15,000 to assist them with their Washington, D.C. Trip.
This is to alert you that the 2013 Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open. Teachers, students, and parents can now be directed to take the survey at https://illinois.5-essentials.org/2012. The survey window will remain open until March 31, 2013. Thank you in advance for your participation.
PTO 2013 School Fundraiser
All orders are due by March 15, 2013
These students from Jack Benny and the Seahorse Swim Team have advanced to the 2013 Illinois/Missouri Area State Swimming Championships on March 15-17.
400yd Individual Medley, (that's four lengths of each stroke-Butterfly, Back, Breast & Freestyle.)
200yd Free Relay
200yd Free Relay
Congratulations and best of luck!
Congratulations! We are proud to announce that Terrance B. won this years’ spelling bee at Jack Benny. Terrance beat 82 other participants and showed a lot of poise in standing up in front of 650 students and spelling some very difficult words. We are very proud of Terrance and wish him well in the Sectional Spelling Bee which be held at Forrestal Elementary School in Great Lakes IL.
We would also like to congratulate Marianne C. who is the runner up at this years’ spelling bee. The competition between Marianne and Terrance was exciting and had viewers on the edge of their seat. If Terrance is unable to attend the Section Spelling Bee, Marianne will take his place. Special Thanks to Mr. Greg Freels for coordinating the Jack Benny Spelling Bee. A job well done by all!
Buy your Benny Spirit Wear see Mr. Silva
Buy your Benny Spirit Wear by November 16, 2012
Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be There!
Starts Next Monday,
11/5/12 @ 2:30
Family members are welcome!
Mondays and Fridays
After School- 2:30 -3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Before School- 6:45– 7:15 a.m.
Location: Band Room, JBMS
Extended Library hours starting November 6 on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays from 2:18-3:00pm to work on homework, study, projects, or read.
8th Grade Field Trip English Spanish
SPOOKTACULAR BOOK FAIR October 24-November 2 from 8am-2:30pm
REMINDER FOR 6THGRADERS
All 6th graders are required to have Physicals and proof of Tdap vaccination before the first day of school. If your child did not turn in a Physical before leaving 5thgrade, you may turn it in this week at Jack Benny or bring it to the 6thgrade orientation on Friday, August 17th. Sixth graders who have not submitted proof of their Physicals and Tdap vaccination will not receive a schedule the first day of school. Our school nurse, Mrs. Kuhn, is available if you have questions. Call her at 847-360-5571.
RECORDATORIO PARA ESTUDIANTES DEL 6º Grado
Todos los estudiantes del 6to grado están obligados a tener exámenes físicos y pruebas de la vacuna Tdap antes del primer día de clases. Si su hijo(a) no presentó un física antes de salir del 5º grado, usted puede traerlo a la escuela esta semana a Jack Benny o traerlo a la orientación de 6to grado el viernes, 17 de agosto. Alumnos de sexto grado que no han presentado pruebas de sus exámenes físicos y vacunas Tdap no recibirá un horatio el primer día de escuela. Nuestra enfermera de la escuela, la Sra. Kuhn, está disponible si usted tiene preguntas. Lláme al 847-360-5571.
We apologize that the date for the SES Parent Fair was incorrect on the Spanish side of the SES application. The correct dates for the fairs are August 22, 2012 from 6-8pm in the Lincoln Center Board Room and August 30, 2012 from 6-8pm in the Welcome Center Gym. If you have any questions feel free to call (847) 263-4708. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we look forward to seeing you at the SES Fair.
Judith M. Green
Director of School Improvement
Nos disculpamos que la fecha para las Ferias de SES estaban incorrectas en el lado español de la aplicación de SES. Las fechas correctas para las ferias son el 22 de agosto de 2012 de 6-8pm en el la sala de juntas Central del Centro Lincoln y el 30 de agosto de 2012 de 6-8pm en el Gimnasio del Centro Bienvenidos. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, sientase libre de llamar al (847) 263-4708. Otra vez, nosotros nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniente que esto puedo haber causado y esperamos verle en las ferias de SES.
Judith M. Green
La directora de Educacion Mejor
Mrs. Minerva Cruz would like to congratulate the 8th Grade Students on their promotion to high school. If you would like to view or purchase pictures from the 8th grade dance; May 25th at the Greenbelt Cultural Center you can visit tresepoductions.com/ schools/Jack Benny Middle School. For password information please call the main office. In regard to the pictures taken at the promotion ceremony at the Genesee Theater, the photographer will mail students information on how to obtain the pictures taken.
Also, we are asking parents to donate JBMS uniforms that are in good condition for the upcoming year. Again, thank you for your support and good luck to the class of 2016. Have a great summer.
Mrs. Minerva Cruz
Mensaje de Benny:
La Señora Minerva Cruz quiere felicitar a los estudiantes del 8º grado en su promoción a la escuela secundaria. Si desea ver o comprar imágenes del baile del grado octavo, que se celebró el 25 de mayo en el Centro Cultural Greenbelt, puede visitartresepoductions.com / escuelas / Jack Benny. Para la contraseña llame a la oficina central. En respecto a las fotografías tomadas en la ceremonia de promoción enel Teatro Genesee, el fotógrafo le enviará por correo a los estudiantes información sobre cómo obtener los imágenes tomados.
Además, le pedimos a los padres que donen uniformes de la escuela de Jack Benny que se encuentren en buenas condiciones para el próximo año. Una vez más, gracias por su apoyo y buena suerte a la clase de 2016. Tengan un buen verano.
Sra. Minerva Cruz
"SPOTLIGHT - Edna Escobedo, Jackie L. and Cynthia N."
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, when most of us were doing housework, running errands, working or relaxing at home, Ms. Edna Escobedo, (parent of 8th grade student Jackie L.), Jackie L. and Cynthia N., both members of the L.A.D.I.E.S. club came to Jack Benny Middle School to lay bags and bags of red mulch in our front garden. You can't imagine how pleasantly surprised we were to see the front of our building's garden garnished with beautiful red mulch. Thank you again, from all of us at Jack Benny Middle School!
Some 8th graders have been "invited" to go to Summer School to improve their MAP scores. I have asked them to turn their applications in either to me or to their Advisory teacher. If you receive any please mark the date and time and I will collect them from you.
Summer Enrichment Academy
The District is offering a variety of classes over the summer and want us to be sure the students know what the opportunities are and how to apply. I will give each teacher a few flyers and packets with the course offerings to share with their Advisories. If your students want more than I have provided, I will be glad to pass them out as needed.
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
We are looking for parents who are willing to donate wood and build wooden benches that would be placed throughout the school property for students and teachers to enjoy. If you would like to donate or help build the benches, please contact Ms. Cruz.
Positive is the P of the Month. As the Benny students follow the Five P's.
School Health Reminders From Your School Nurse. Vaccinations, Physical Exams, and Dental Exams Requirements.English Spanish
Homecoming Awards Bulldog Pup Award (Most School Spirit): Jack Benny Middle School
Jack Benny Middle School is now collecting Box Tops For Education labels. Please look for these small labels on many food and paper products you buy for your household. Students can turn the labels in to their P.E. teacher. The school can redeem the labels for 10 cents each, which can earn Jack Benny Middle School a maximum of $20,000 a year. Click on the Box Tops for a link to help you.
Target is working with Jack Benny Middle School to help raise money for the school. If you shop at Target please click here to learn how to help support Jack Benny Middle School. Also check out Target and Target.com.