Benfer Bulletin

February Edition

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Save the Dates in February!

See the flyers below for special events listed here:

February 1st: 100th day of School

February 3rd: Spirit Night - Skate Champions 4-8 PM

February 6th - 10th: Penny Wars

February 6th - 10th: Counselor Appreciation Week

February 6th: Picture Day

February 7th: Testing Information Night- 2nd-5th grade families: Please RSVP

February 8th: PTO Meeting

February 7th & 8th: Benfer Spirit Night at Pizza Zone

February 10th: Valentines card exchanges in classes

February 10th: Books Between Kids: Final Call

February 13th-17th: Mid-Winter Break - No School

February 21st: Spring Open House

February 22nd: Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 24th: Benfer Go Texan Day

Attendance matter

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Important Reminders...

Arrival time for students is between 7:30 and 8:10 daily! For safety purposes, please do not drop students off earlier than this time unless involved in early morning activities. Also please be sure students arrive before the tardy bell rings so they do not miss out on important beginning-of-the-day instruction.

Dismissal ends each day at 4 PM sharp!
Please make arrangements to have your child(ren) picked up before this time each day as we do not have staff to supervise students after this time daily.

Counselor's Corner

Every change in our lives is hard, whether it’s professionally or personally. That change brings an imbalance to our daily routine and many times creates anxiety, frustration and even fear. It is hard to keep calm and see people or difficult situations in a positive way when we are upset, anxious, or afraid. Being February the month we celebrate love, I encourage you to decide to love and view those difficult situations or people through the “lenses of love”. When we choose to offer unconditional love and see the person or situation with a different perspective, we highlight the beauty, the positive, and our willingness changes. As a result, our behavior and reaction changes towards the situation. Everything is beautiful when we see things with love, not because things, circumstances or people change, but because our power of perception has changed. When we see others with love, we manage our emotions better, we are willing to be kind and of service. I wish you a month filled with love and kind acts!

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

Parent University

Come join us to learn about testing and earn Parent University Credit on Feb. 7th! This informational night is only for families of students who are in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. A light to-go dinner will be served, so don't forget to RSVP!


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A message from our Specials teachers

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SMART Tag Parent Portal - Through the app, parents will be able to: View Child’s profile, routes, and riding history. Add/remove children to and from the account. Sign up for SMART alerts (text notifications when the bus is 10-15 minutes from the stop and receive status updates). Manage authorized guardians.

How it Works: Parents register online at, add their children using the student ID, date of birth, and campus name. Parents can sign up for SMART alerts which is optional

Parent Portal became available at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 30. 2023.

This SMART Tag Parent Portal will only work for those students who have not lost or damaged their SMART Tags. If this has occurred, parents must purchase a new SMART Tag for $5.00 on School Cash Online.

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.

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!

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.

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