Benfer Bulletin

November Edition

Save the Dates in November!

November 8th - Professional Development Day/No School

November 9th- Last day for Big Kahuna fundraiser turn-in

November 16th- Last day for Big Kahuna fundraiser ONLINE Sales

November 17th- Literacy Night 5:30-7 PM

November 21st - 28th- Thanksgiving Break

November 30th & December 1st- Pizza Zone Spirit Nights

Attendance Tip of the Month


We are having an attendance challenge through November 11. Currently 5th grade is WINNING the DANCE PARTY that will take place on November 18. All you have to do is get your student here on time, and they will contribute to their grade level attendance percentage. If your student misses 19 or more days, they will have to attend a grade placement committee meeting at the end of the school year!

Parent University

Earn one credit in our upcoming Literacy Night Event on November 17th! Learn all about different ways you can support your child at home with reading, and enjoy the fun filled event! Remember you only need 5 credits to meet the requirement for Parent University Graduation hosted in May!

Multicultural Committee

Benfer Families we want to hear from you! We seek to make meaningful connections between all the cultures our students come from and would like to celebrate you all in a unique way. We are looking for family volunteers to make a video, send pictures with descriptions, or google slide that describes a family tradition, showcase your heritage, and much more! We would love to share on announcements or with class, and even be featured for next months parent bulletin. Email Mrs. Ping for submission at

Fact Fluency Tips

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Counselor's Corner

Optimal learning occurs when students feel safe, calm, and connected to their teacher and the environment that they’re in. When our brain does not feel safe and perceives a threat, we react from the lower center of our brain, called the Survival State. In this state we either fight, flight, or freeze leading to physical behaviors such as biting, hitting, eloping, kicking, spitting, and slapping, among others. In order to self-regulate and access the higher centers of our brain we can take a deep breath, which provides oxygen to our brain and allows our brilliance to guide us to problem solving strategies. Our previous Counselor, Mrs. Blakey, applied and won a grant that provides every teacher at Benfer Elementary with a C.O.O.L. stool. The C.O.O.L. Stool is a storage stool filled with fidgets and visuals of breathing techniques, which provides a physical Safe Place to help students self-regulate. Ask your child about how he/she is using the C.O.O.L. Stool in the classroom, and what are some of the techniques and fidgets that they are willing to use at home.

You can visit my website to find resources that can help your child at home such as breathing techniques and more:

Please feel free to reach out to me at or by phone (832)484-5933.

A message from our Specials teachers

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Transportation Changes

Please read the listed information below regarding change of transportation procedures:

1. Changes in transportation request should be submitted before 2:45 p.m. Request made after 2:45p.m. cannot be approved.
2. A handwritten and signed note is required to change regular transportation. It can be sent with your student to campus to turn in. A transportation change WILL NOT be accepted over the phone.

Lea la información que se incluye a continuación con respecto al cambio de los procedimientos de transporte:

1. Los cambios en la solicitud de transporte deben enviarse antes de las 2:45 p. m. Solicitud realizada después de las 2:45 p. m. no se puede aprobar.
2. Se requiere una nota escrita a mano y firmada para cambiar el transporte regular. Se puede enviar con su estudiante al campus para entregarlo. No se aceptará un cambio de transporte por teléfono.

Teacher and Staff Shout Out!

Let’s celebrate our amazing teachers and staff with reminders about how awesome everyone is! Click HERE to let any Benfer staff member know how amazing they are and how much you appreciate them! A little bit of kindness and gratitude go a long way to bringing joy and cheer to the people around us!


All students have now received a SMART tag (bus tag). If a student misplaces or breaks their SMART tag (bus tag), a $5.00 fee must be paid through the School Cash Online link HERE in order to have another SMART tag printed for the student. This includes the plastic sleeve and plastic luggage tag that was issued along with the SMART tag. For more information on the SMART tag System now being used in Klein ISD, please click the link HERE.

Lunch Time!

  • For Lunch menus click HERE
  • To apply for free or reduced meals click HERE. A friendly reminder, breakfast and lunch are NO longer free.
  • To Add funds to meal accounts click HERE

Due to limited space, parents/guardians may eat lunch with their child on assigned days starting Tuesday, September 6th! Parents/Guardians can only bring lunch for their child due to allergies and eat with their child at the parent table area on assigned days.

Mondays: PreK & 1st Grade

Tuesdays: 4th Grade

Wednesdays: 3rd Grade

Thursdays: 2nd Grade

Fridays: Kindergarten & 5th Grade

For Our Students - Bus Safety & Expectations

Be Responsible

  • Save all food and drinks for home or school
  • Keep the bus clean
  • Be ready to scan your SmartTag when you get on and off the bus
  • Be a Problem Solver

Use Respect

  • Use only kind and appropriate words
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Listen to the bus driver

Stay Safe

  • Stay in your seat until you reach your destination
  • Use inside/quiet voice
  • Stay out of the aisle while bus is moving

For Our Parents - Transportation Expectations

Be Responsible

  • Keep from parking in Bus zones
  • Park only in visitor parking
  • Be on time to pick up your child from the bus stop
  • Communicate with the school if you are running late
  • Put your cell phone away

Use Respect

  • Early dismissal is before 2:45
  • Regular dismissal time starts at 3:25
  • No students can be picked up from the office during dismissal process
  • Put your cell phone away

Stay Safe

  • Stop when you see a bus parked with the stop sign out
  • Wait patiently for your children to come out of the bus and cross street safely
  • When dropping off your children and need to park, walk with them to cross the street safely
  • Put your cell phone away

Student's cell phones

Student cell phones MUST be powdered off and inside the student's backpack throughout the school day (including while on the bus). If your student carries a cell phone to school, please review that expectation with them.

Connect with us on Remind! 📱

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Upcoming Events

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