Updates

Request for Yearbook Pictures

posted Nov 8, 2020, 4:49 PM by Kristina Fernandes

It is tradition at Ben-Hem that each fourth grader receives a yearbook with pictures of all of their classmates throughout their five years of elementary school. We typically include some pictures taken by Coffee Pond, but the rest are pictures that we get from YOU. This is one of the hardest parts of the fourth grade prep because it takes time for everyone to sort through their pictures and upload them.

If you have pictures of your child (and others) from Kindergarten through now, please upload them by Friday, December 18.

Please follow these instructions carefully when uploading:
PLEASE NOTE: Upload links have been removed from this public page.  Please see the communication sent to the Class of 2029 Parent email group for access to all links.

REQUIRED Baby Picture (we need one for each student)
1) Find a favorite picture of your child from when they were a baby or toddler.
2) Name the file with your students name (Last-First, example: Fernandes-Kaitlyn.jpg)
3) Navigate to the "Baby Picture Upload" upload form (requires Google login)
4) Upload your picture

REQUIRED Fourth Grade Student Picture (we need one for each student)
Typically, we get a copy of the student and class pictures, taken at school by Coffee Pond, for use in the yearbook. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are not certain as to when or if these pictures will be taken. As a result, we are asking parents to submit a recent "headshot" of your student that we can use as a back-up. These do not need to be professionally taken. Just submit a picture of your student that was taken this year. Neutral backgrounds are best and taken relatively close up (waist up).
1) Find or take a picture of your child from this 4th Grade year. (see examples below)
2) Name the file with your students name (Last-First, example: Fernandes-Kaitlyn.jpg)
3) Navigate to the "Headshot Picture Upload" form (requires Google login)
4) Upload your picture



All Other Pictures (optional)
Use the form below (requires Google login) to upload pictures from each grade and some of the major school activities. You can upload up to 10 photos at a time. Please note that we won't be able to use all pictures that are sent, but we will do our best to ensure that we have at least one candid photo of each student in the yearbook. Also, aside from the Baby and Headshot pictures, we only use pictures that have two or more students in them (no individual pictures) and those that were taken at a school sponsored activity (no town sports, birthday parties, or outside activities). Depending on which yearbook company we wind up using, you may have the option to customize a page of two of your student's yearbook where you can put these other non-school photos that are special to you.


Candid Photo Upload
** Please submit a new form for pictures in different categories. You can upload up to 10 pictures at a time. The categories are listed below.**

Photos Taken During School Day (class parties, concerts, field trips, etc)
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade
  • Special Olympics (Natick School Day Games) - ANY YEAR
Photos Taken At School Sponsored Events
  • Monster Mash
  • Holiday Fair
  • Talent Show
  • Interest Nights (Biography/Science & Math/Literacy/International Nights)
  • Family Fun Night
  • Other School Sponsored Events (Family Picnic, 4th of July Parade, etc)
That's it! Just keep uploading your pictures as you find them, or as you take new ones.

If you have any questions or would like to help with the Yearbook, please let us know.

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Ben-Hem 4th Grade Planning Committee - Yearbook Sub-Committee
Class of 2029
Email: yearbook@benhempto.org
Website: 4thgrade.benhempto.org
Parent Facebook Group: Ben-Hem Elementary Class of 2029
Parent Email Group: 4thgradeparents2029

4th Grade Planning Committee Kick-Off for the Class of 2029!

posted Oct 6, 2020, 6:08 AM by Kristina Fernandes

Join us on Thursday, October 8 or Tuesday, October 13 as we briefly kick-off the planning of activities for our students' 4th grade year at Ben-Hem!

It is going to be a very interesting/unique year for 4th grade activities so we will need plenty of creativity and help. For those of you who haven't had a 4th grader yet, this committee is traditionally responsible for:
  • facilitating student community building activities
  • initiating 4th grade service projects
  • yearbook
  • class t-shirt
  • class celebration
  • promotion ceremony
  • class picture/video slideshow
  • fundraising to support the above
We will start by having a brief meeting to brainstorm ideas and determine who is interested in owning these different areas.

Please register to attend one or both of these kick-off meetings:

Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 2:00p
Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucO6tpjsvHtIHZYCfE9yhBo9F2MsOxfU5 

Tuesday, October 13, 202 @ 8:00p
Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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