Benson Bulletin

November 2021

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VIP Dates

  • Daylight Savings Reminder - November 7
  • Early Release (1:35pm) - November 10
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 10 (2-8pm)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 18 (4:30-8pm)
  • Veterans' Day - November 11
  • Thanksgiving Break (no school for students) - November 22-26

**Dates subject to change, please refer to school's Google calendar

Halloween Pictures

THANK YOU IPTO & PARENTS WHO PROVIDED HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS FOR OUR KIDDOS (these may have come home in your child's backpack)

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WOW! First annual IPTO Truck or Treat was so much fun. Thank you IPTO and parent 'trunkers'--GREAT JOB!

Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Parent/teacher conference sign ups for parents will begin on Friday, November 5th at 4:30pm. Email with information will be sent soon.

Parent/Teacher Conference Dates

  • Wednesday, November 10th from 2:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 18th from 4:30-8:00pm

Halloween Candy Return

Girl Scouts in Itasca are again collecting unwanted Halloween candy. These donations are sent to Packages For Patriots. Families may drop off candy at any D10 school from November 1st - November 12th. Schools will have a collection box by our main office area.
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District 10 Curriculums

See this link for information on our current District 10 curriculums.

Daylight Savings Reminder

Turn those clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 7th.

Benson School Character Pumpkins 2021

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Would you like to recognize a Benson Primary School employee for their efforts? We are so grateful for them. I'd like to recognize the efforts of our school community and encourage you to do the same. Please use this survey that will be available on all of our monthly newsletters to do so. Highlights monthly will be shared with the employee and with their permission--shared in the next month's newsletter.

Amy Reuter, Media Center Director Mrs. Reuter has inspired a love of learning and reading for thousands of children. She makes reading so much fun! Her favorites become every child's favorites just because she has read the book to the class and has brought it to life. My son thinks she is so funny!! Her love for teaching and for children shows in all that she does and we would like to thank her for her many years of service to the Benson community.

Your Turn: Recognize A Benson Primary Employee

Pictured below---our current lost & found--recognize anything? Call the office to claim. :)

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On Friday, October 29th students came home with information for a holiday fundraiser from Charleston Wrap.
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Complete Form To End Daily Health Certification

Parents, information was sent through Teacherease via email on October 15th. If you have NOT completed survey--our school will continue to email you reminders. All students who do not complete survey will be health screened daily at the start of school.

  • please complete survey included in that email
  • once completed, you may stop completing daily health survey in Teacherease
  • continue to monitor health at home


October 15, 2021(letter to families)

Dear District 10 Families:

I appreciate that you have continued to complete daily certification for your students. However, because case incidence has improved and you understand the daily certification criteria very well having done it for some time now, another option is available. In lieu of completing Daily Certification families may opt out by completing a one time Certification (see link below) for their student for the remainder of the school year. By doing so you are committing to conducting a daily symptom screening to determine if your child has any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Temperature of 100.4 or higher

  • NEW cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue from an unknown cause

  • Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause

  • NEW onset of moderate to severe headache

  • NEW loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Taking fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin

  • Had close contact with or cared for someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

  • Been directed to self-quarantine by a healthcare provider

  • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the CDC or IDPH.



The information directly below is being printed and will be handed out to families as they drop off or pick up their students daily. We want to keep all of you safe and hope you can inform any of your family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) who may also help you drop off/pick up your students


**Parents: stay with your car and allow your student to walk up to their entry door independently--we promise they can do it!

**Please do not leave your car unattended in front of school during morning student drop off--parents stay with vehicles

**Please have your child exit your vehicle on the curbside, not the streetside.

**If you need to cross Washington Street please cross at our crosswalks east or west of school--we have supervisors to help

IPTO November Family Newsletter

Please click here for a preview of November IPTO newsletter. Paper copy will be coming home to you the week of November 1st.

Calling all girl scouts...

Girl scouts are looking to form new Daisy Troops, see this flyer for additional information.