Summer Activities

Just because the school year has ended, doesn't mean that the fun stops!  The Ben-Hem PTO provides several opportunities for students and families to build upon their education and community throughout the summer months.

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Secret Summer Pen Pals
Encourage your student to read and write more by signing them up for our Pen-Pal program. 

After completing the form, your student will be paired with another Ben-Hem student. Each participant is committed to writing at least 5 letters over the next 8 or so weeks. They should not reveal their identity until the final letter. Postcards, fancy stationary, cut outs or pictures can be included (just don't reveal your identity until the final letter). Students who sign up will receive a kit, via email, containing instructions, topic ideas and a printable "reveal" letter form. 

In 2015, more than 60 students participated!

Seed to Harvest Summer Activities
Each summer, several fun community building activities are held behind the school in the Seed to Harvest Garden.  All events are FREE, however sign-up is requested.  

The 2015 Summer Line-up:

 Wed., July 1 @ 1:00 PMBubble Fun & Sidewalk Art
Come make giant bubbles, snake bubbles, and more!

 Tue., July 7 @ 4:30 PMRainbows in the Garden
Sponsored by Gardengate Academy in Natick. Come enjoy the garden and make a rainbow craft. 

 Wed., July 29 @ 9:30 AMStories & Fun with Ms. Craig and Friends
Bring a blanket to sit on and come listen to a few summertime stories and afterward enjoy fun craft activities.

 Thu., August 13 @ 4:30 PMBike Wash
Bring your bike to ride around the school and wash it, and yourself, in our drive-thru sprinklers. 

 Thu., August 20 @ 7:00 PMMovie in the Garden
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie outside in the garden. Snacks to be provided. Movie to be announced as we get closer to the date.

 Wed., August 26 @ 4:30 PMGarden Paintings
Sponsored by Palettes in Natick. Come paint a picture of our garden in full bloom. Canvases, paint and brushes will be provided. Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting dirty.

Not sure?  Check out pictures from the 2014 Summer Activities line-up.

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