Clubs and Activities
Benefield Dancers Dance Team
Dance Club at Benefield Elementary School
Registration Open: 2019, September 6th to September 13th
First Meeting is Friday September 20th at 7:30 am
Club Name: Benefield Dancers
Club Sponsor: Geetha Rajan
Club Description: The purpose of Benefield Dancers’ club to provide opportunity to learn and perform dance. Through dancing the students are getting opportunity to grow as a whole child!
Physical development: Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health.
Social Development: Dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends
Cognitive Development: Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child's life. The dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children
Psychological Development: As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve
Who: Students in all grade level are invited to participate, (grades K -2 in Group 1 and grade 3 to 5 as Group 2) regardless of skill level; however, participation will be limited to the first 20 students per group register.
When: Practice Dates are at 7:30 am; 09/27, 10/04, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20, 01/10, 01/17, 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/21, 02/28, 03/06, 03/13, 03/20, 03/27, 03/06, 04/10, 04/17, 04/24, 05/01
4th & 5th Grade Peer Leadership
Club Description: The purpose of the Peer Leader Club is to build the leadership skills of the participants. Students are selected through an application process.
The Benefield 4th and 5th Grade Peer Leaders attended the Gwinnett County Public Schools 9th Annual Peer Leader Conference on Saturday, 12/1/18 at Discovery High School. They participated in 2 Leadership learning sessions. The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Dave Jones from Mason ES. The students had an engaging day of learning, as well as lunch from Chick-fil-a! There were more than 40 schools attending.
Club Sponsors: Angela Perry and Vanessa Bronkema
Who: 4th and 5th-grade students
Planned Activities: Biweekly meetings to build leadership skills. Peer Leaders attend the Annual Elementary School Peer Leader Conference in December.
Club Description: Art Club serves as an extra-curricular focused on visual art. Many of the projects created in art club use media not commonly used in the art room, providing a new creative experience for club members.
Club Sponsors: Vanessa Zebrowski
Who: 4th and 5th-grade students. 25 members per grade level.
Planned Activities: Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Mask-Making and more
Benefield Book Club
Club Description: The purpose of the Benefield Book Club is to promote reading with students who desire to share their love of reading with others. Students will read from the list of selected titles for Readers Rally, discuss the books, and answer questions about each title in preparation for the Readers Rally Competition.
Club Sponsors: Ammee Robbins
Who: 4th and
Planned Activities: Gwinnett County Readers Rally Competition, February 2020
Benefield Boys 2 Men
Club Description: The purpose of the club is to mentor young boys into young men. Teaching them about brotherhood, scholarship, manhood
andleadership. To aim, live and strive in excellence by being able to build teamwork through leadership skills and scholarly duties.
Club Sponsors: Shaun Campbell and Terrance Jackson
Who: 4th and
Planned Activities: We will work on the following
- “Healthy Living”
- “Keeping the Community clean”
- “I CAN Achieve”
- “Business Etiquette”
- “BEAT THE TEST”
- “Reflecting Back on the YEAR”
Affiliations: First Ladies of Benefield
Club Description: The purpose of the club is to allow students to learn music through song and musical theater.
Club Sponsors: Emily Cash and Amy Melton
Who: 3rd, 4th, and
Planned Activities: We will be singing for the Discovery High School Football team, performing for the Gwinnett Stripers and will be performing our Spring Musical at Discovery High School Theater.
Cool 2 Be Kind Club
Club Description: The purpose of the Cool 2 Be Kind Club is to put kindness into action through activities and discussions.
Club Sponsors: Vanessa Bronkema, and Almedina Junuzovic
Who: 4th and 5th Grade Students
Planned Activities: Club meets weekly
First Ladies of Benefield
Club Description: The Purpose of First Ladies of Benefield is to empower girls in grades Four and Five. We focus on girls success through self-empowerment, entrepreneurship, scholastic success, and navigating socially through upper elementary school. First Ladies fosters Girl Power at all levels.
Club Sponsors: Vanessa Peavy, Taylor Jemison, Tamera Mouton, and Brittany Robinson
Who: 4th and
- First Ladies Annual Doll Drive
- First Ladies Annual Candy Gram Sales
- First Ladies Annual Woman's Empowerment Luncheon
Affiliations: Benefield Boys II Men
Girls on the Run
Club Description: A physical activity-based positive youth development program that inspires 3rd through
5th gradegirls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Club Sponsors: Denise Henry, Checonna Gaddy, LaToya McFarlane
Who: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade Girls
Planned Activities: Girls on the Run is a Run Curriculum that consists of a series of 24 lessons that build relationships with girls and create a safe environment for the team to interact and grow. Girls will participate in a 5k run, in May 2019, with a running buddy of their choice.
Affiliations: Girls on the Run International
Good News Club
Club Description: The purpose of the club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers
meetwith groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission.
Club Sponsors: Jamila Taylor
Who: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and
*Student members who have siblings that are in (K-1) are welcomed to attend with their older sibling.
Planned Activities: Club meetings are every Tuesday from 3:20 to 4:50.
Each meeting is filled with action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth
Affiliations: Christian Evangelism Fellowship
Club Description: The purpose of Benefield Intramurals is to provide an opportunity for students to participate in sports and recreational activities through individual and team sports. Activities will include fundamental sports skills, lifetime fitness skills, and cooperative games.
Club Sponsors: Andy Schlenker
Who: Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are invited to participate, regardless of skill level; however, participation will be limited to the first 30 students per grade level to register.
Planned Activities: The students will participate in Basketball, Soccer, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Smash Ball, Whiffle Ball, Volleyball and Bowling.
Club Description: The purpose of the club is to encourage creativity, problem-solving, innovation and teamwork through a wide range of fun and engaging challenges and games all based around the humble LEGO brick. We will be exploring aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) activities in our challenges.
Club Sponsors: Beth Osborne, Kimberly Park, and Molly Harrington
Who: 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
Planned Activities: The planned activities are we first learn how to make simple machines for 4 meetings, then we have challenges where small groups compete against each other for the best outcome.
Club Description: The purpose of
MathClub is to promote a love of mathematics, increase mental math skills, and show students how math is useful in everyday life. We hope not only to increase awareness of the variety of benefits that math has,but to promote interest amongst students for the creative aspects of problem-solving as well. The Math Club is a place where STEM (science, technology, engineering andmath) are encouraged through hands-on activities.
Club Sponsors: Nicole Scott, Stephanie Engwall, Jackie Dargon, Nancy Johnson
Who: 4th and
Planned Activities: None
Affiliations: We partner with a volunteer from the technology company Technicolor.
National Honor Society
Club Description: The purpose of this organization shall be to recognize students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide service to the school and community, and to develop leadership skills in the students of elementary schools.
Club Sponsors: Judy Swisher, Prudence Spooner, and Catherine Huynh
Who: 4th and
- Pennies for Patients
- Induction Ceremony in March
Robotics Team: Benefield Titan Bots
Club Description: FIRST LEGO League challenges kids in over 80 countries to think like scientists and engineers. During the season, teams are given a FIRST LEGO League Challenge. The teams will choose and solve real-world problems in the project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
Club Sponsors: Nicole Smith and Stacey Wootton
Who: Diverse group of 4th and
students 5th grade
- Team Meetings - Wednesdays 3:45 – 5:00 PM
We may meet additional days as needed prior to competition.
- Regional Competition - December 8, 2018 Regional Competition Core Values Winner
Affiliations: FIRST LEGO League https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
- Team Meetings - Wednesdays 3:45 – 5:00 PM
Club Description: The purpose of the School Safety Patrol is to remind students of the school safety rules and to guide them in safe arrival, dismissal, and movement through the building. It also provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills by modeling how to be respectful, responsible, and ready.
Club Sponsors: Nicole Scott and Anthony Hossack
Who: 5th Grade Students
Planned Activities: none