Benfield Family Newsletter

November 8, 2021

Greetings Benfield Families!

I hope you are enjoying these lovely fall days! The staff and I appreciate you and your continued positivity and support. We are looking forward to continuing to have a wonderful school year. Each day the children come to school happy and ready to learn.

This week ends the first marking period and report cards will be emailed to parents on November 23rd, with round two of parent-teacher conferences occurring on November 22nd - 23rd.

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

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Background Check and Finger Printing

It may be time to update your background check as they are only are valid for two years. All the information can be found on this website: Chaperone/Volunteer Background Investigations. If it has been two or more year since you completed the background check it is time to renew it.

If you are interested in going on a field trip this year, you will also need to be fingerprinted. You can find information on the above link for getting fingerprinted, If you have already been fingerprinted, you do not need to do it again as long as there has not been a break in your children's attendance in school.

Picture Retake/Makeup Day

Dear Parents

If you would like to order additional pictures or order from the proof you were provided, please follow these instructions.

  • Click on schools at top of menu bar

  • Click order pictures AFTER PICTURE DAY

Enter your student’s ACCESS NUMBER

Orders will be mailed directly to the families home.

Thank you.

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ID Reminder

All visitors to Benfield must have an ID to be scanned in Raptor. This applies to when picking up your child early, meeting with a teacher, volunteering, etc.

Support Benfield

Amazon Smiles

Register your Amazon account to support the Benfield PTO. Click here for the link.

Box Tops for Education

How to earn money for Benfield Elementary:

● Download the App through your mobile device.

● Register for an account either through the App, or through the website Registration is free.

● Shop products that are participating in the Box Tops for Education program, and keep your receipt! (printed or digital)

● Redeem the purchase by scanning your full receipt with the App within 14 days of purchase.

If you have any further questions, please contact Kristen Ramsey at

Great Job Girl Scout Brownie Troops 2096 and 11414

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 2096 collected birthday party supplies such as cake mix, frosting, candles, gifts, decorations, and birthday cards to create Birthday Kits for families who visit the Caring Cupboard food pantry in Pasadena.

Girls Scout Troop 11414 collected left over/extra Halloween Treats to donate to our US Troops! They braved the morning chill to collect the goodies.

Thank for for all your kindness and hard work to show others you care.

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Benfield Elementary PTO

Benfield PTO 2021-2022 Board

President - Marci Flynn

Vice President - Cara O'Brien

Secretary - Jessica Duncan

Fundraising - Beth Karsner and Elizabeth Somerset

Volunteer Coordinators - Krissy Archer, Bridgette Richburg, Martha Satterfield

Membership Toolkit: Click here for membership information.

Raise Craze Fundraiser

Our first major fundraiser of the year is called, Raise Craze. This is a very non-traditional type of fundraiser as students have the opportunity to pay it forward by completing Acts of Kindness for others. They spend time serving, not selling! It is not too late to register. The information is below and very easily done with the QR Code.

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PTO Sponsor of the Month

Shout out to our First Premier Sponsor of the Month -

Planning Futures

Since 2010, we have helped create programs and portfolios to meet long-term financial goals. Have questions about investments, taxes, retirement, and/or estate planning? We would be glad to help please call us at 410-544-3090 or email

A Proven Approach

We start by clarifying our fee structure and explaining the different ways we can help. Then we analyze your goals and compare them to your current portfolio. Then we recommend an investment strategy designed to meet your risk tolerance.

Why Us?

Our team is comprised of people with different kinds of finance experience, but we all have this in common--a commitment to ethics and integrity. We’re all fully licensed and credentialed. And you can count on unbiased recommendations and impartial guidance.

Thank you to Year Cheer for Supporting the Benfield PTO - click below for a great deal.

Benfield Instagram

Be sure to check out our Instagram page. We try to upload pictures of students several times during the week.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at benfieldesaacps.

AACPS Resources

AACPS School Reopening Plan: This website is updated regularly as information changes. Please check it regularly.

Contact Tracing Protocols:
Important information about contact tracing.

Safety Protocols: This links shares the safety protocols in place at schools.

Parent Portal: This is an excellent resource for parents as it has information about grades, attendance and more. If you have not signed in yet, be on the lookout for an email on Wednesday with instructions.

Permission to Administer Medication at School Form

Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.

Absent Note

Transportation Form Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Risk - any student who rides the bus to school must have this form on file.


You may have heard about the new learning management system being used by AACPS called Brightspace. This system allows us to hold all important information, apps, and tools in one place. Feel free to check out the Brightspace page for more information.

Anne Arundel County Public Library Events

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