Benignus Bulletin

September 2017


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The staff at Benignus are so excited to welcome our Leopards back. Parents and guardians will still be able to walk your child(ren) to class, from 7:50 till 8:10, however starting Monday, Sept. 11th you will be required to sign in at our front office and acquire a visitor tag. Also on Monday, Sept. 11th, only students will be allowed to enter through the gym doors. Please don't forget to bring in your driver's license if you have never been a visitor in our building.

Mark Your Calendars.........Important Dates

Sept. 11 GT Referral Window Opens contact for more details

Sept. 11 First Responder’s Day

Sept. 12 Spring Creek BBQ Night

Sept. 13-18 Hearing and Vision Screening during school

Sept. 19 5:45 pm GT Parent meeting in Library; 6:15-7:25 pm Fall Open House

Sept. 21 ELL Parent Night @ 6:30 pm in library Boy Scouts @ 7:00 pm-8:30 cafeteria

Custodial Notification

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions please call Dawn Proctor at 832-484-7705.

Attendance Reminders

Attendance plays a major role in ensuring that your child achieves educational excellence. It is our hope and desire that your child gets the most of their educational experience. By attending school every day each child is a step closer to obtaining that goal! We understand that extenuating circumstances or illness are inevitable and ask that upon your child’s return to school, you promptly send in a medical note or parent notification. In order to document the excused absence we must receive a note within 5 days from the child’s return to school.

School starts by 8:15 each day, and students are welcome in the building as early as 7:50. We love having our Leopards at school every day, all day! Questions? Please call our attendance secretary, Mrs. Sanford, at 832-484-7708.


Students will not be allowed to change their method of transportation unless there is a written note or a phone call from the parent/guardian. You may call the front desk (832-484-7750) or write a note notifying the school of any transportation changes.

Early Release Procedures

Having students remain in school for the entire school day is a critical part of student academic success. Should a situation occur requiring you to pick your child up early, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Students may not be called out of the class until the parent/guardian arrives on campus. Please plan to arrive allowing enough time for office personnel to call for your student. Please report to the front office to sign your child out. (Remember, a photo ID is always required). Students may only be released to authorized individuals listed in Skyward unless a phone call from the parent/guardian or a written note is sent to the office ahead of time. Early release for students’ after school programs will not be able to be honored. Many of our school programs conclude in the afternoon nearing the end of the day. We ask that you please allow your child to return to class and dismiss the way they normally go home.

Unless it is an emergency, we will not be able to honor early dismissals after 3:00 pm. The entire front office team focuses on preparing for student dismissal during this time. Last minute student requests make it very difficult to assure that we are prepared for a safe and orderly dismissal. Should you have an emergency requiring an early dismissal after 3:00 p.m., please speak to one of the administrators.

Party Invitations to Outside Events

Please note the teacher cannot facilitate the delivery of invites to any outside events i.e. birthday parties, sleepovers etc. The delivery of party invitations should happen outside of the instructional day.

Birthday Treats

Birthday Snacks

Please contact our school nurses if you want to purchase/bring a birthday snack for your child and classmates at least two weeks prior to your child’s birthday. Our nurses will get in touch with our cafeteria manager who will then contact you with the total cost. There are several choices such as cookies, ice cream and popsicles. We prefer for all birthday snacks to be purchased in this manner, however if you would like to bring in an outside snack for the class it must be approved at least two weeks in advance with a list of all ingredients used and where the snack was prepared/purchased. We have so many students with allergies that we have to be diligent in making certain that we are not allowing any ingredients that would trigger an allergic reaction in anyone.

Therefore, please follow our guidelines. It is very sad for us to decline a birthday snack on a student’s birthday because appropriate procedures have not been followed.

Birthday Treat Bags

Birthday treat bags are available to celebrate your child's birthday with their class. Order forms are available in the front office, by the school store, or contact Lisa Swan 832-484-7704

Staff PROWL Recognition

The music department here at Benignus has always had an outstanding program. This summer, the Benignus choir was selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) in San Antonio! This is an annual music conference in February for band, choir and orchestra directors. It also includes student performance groups from all over Texas. Being selected to perform is a very high honor as many choirs apply but few are chosen.

Another PROWL SHOUT OUT goes to our teachers who won a Klein ISD Education Foundation grant in the Spring 2017. The CREW Robotics comprised of Mrs. Rademacher, Ms. Firmin, Coach England, and Mr. Harman will be presenting their work in February at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 18!


Our school is getting ready to launch a new digital flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved digital flyers, you will simply click the Peachjar button that will soon be placed on the school’s website.

This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “” to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.

A Message From Mrs. Proctor

We had an AMAZING first week of school and can't wait to get back into our school routine. During the first week, our students and staff worked hard at reviewing our core values of PROWL and the Profile of a Learner. This year our campus has three main goals for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • We will strive to foster an educational environment which creates opportunities that allow for students to make a minimum of one year's growth.
  • We will empower Promise2Purpose investors through unwavering support of individual ideas that cultivate a culture of interdependence and strategic coaching that inspires forever learners.
  • We will equip values-driven leaders through celebrating diverse cultures and abilities, promoting unwavering character and create students who adopt a "we not me" mindset.

We look forward to another amazing year where at Benignus Elementary, we are Proud to have you as part of our PROWL.

Dawn Proctor

2017- 2018 School Hours

7:35 Klein breakfast is available in the cafeteria

7:50 Students may enter the building

8:10 School Starts/announcements begin

8:15 Tardy Bell

3:35 Dismissal Bell

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