Benfield Family Newsletter

December 2, 2022

Greetings Benfield Families!

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Especially at Benfield! I am continuously impressed with our students and their work ethic. Each time I visit classrooms, students are so eager to share what they are learning. It truly is joyful!

Lost and Found

Please ask your child to check the lost and found box just outside the main office. There are a pile of winter jackets that have been left in various parts of the building.

December School Spirit

December 15th is a School Spirit Day. Please come t o school dressed in your favorite holiday attire!

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

Looking Ahead

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Benfield Beautification

A special thank you to Danielle Allman, Nicole Duffy, and Fern Wissel for the beautiful indoor holiday decorations!
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WHAT: The Benfield yearbooks are 80-pages with soft covers and are in full color.

WHEN: ORDER NOW! Yearbooks are on sale for $31.00 from December 1st - April 10th. Extra books will NOT be available for purchase in June. The yearbooks will be delivered to your child at school in June.

WHO: We strive to include each child and work year-long collecting beautiful images of our students and staff.

WHERE: All links can be found on PTO web homepage at

YEARBOOK: To purchase your yearbook, you will be re-directed from PTO site to Benfield’s Classic Photo storefront. You WILL need to create a log-in (if you haven’t purchased from Classic Photo previously.)

When ordering, enter only your Student's FULL NAME and Teacher's LAST NAME. Exception: for the two Ms. Smith classrooms, please indicate Smith-2 or Smith-4.

SENTIMENTS Sentiments Order Form will be available in January.

QUESTIONS? Contact Ariana Marshall at

Fifth Grade Corner

The Fifth Grade Promotion Committee has two fundraisers to raise money for the fifth grade promotion. Please see information below for all the details.

Lynch Creek Farm

The fifth grade parent "promotion committee" is holding an online fundraising campaign for Benfield 5th Grade (Class of 2023) at Lynch Creek Farm. Every time you shop online through our group's fundraising page we receive 15% of your qualifying purchase. It really is that easy!

You can support our efforts via our online storefront at OR by heading directly to and entering our Campaign ID #299831 during checkout.

Thank you for your support of Benfield's 5th grade class!

Sizzle Shack Tailgate Pack

Get game day ready with a Sizzle Shack Tailgate Pack! Tailgate packs include Jumbo Lump Crab Dip, Cocktail Meatballs and a Slider Pack of your choice for $60. Pick up will be at the school on Friday, December 9th, just in time for the Army/Navy Game and NFL Week 14.

Sizzle Shack is contributing up to 30% back to our school. Orders need to be in by Tuesday, December 6th at NOON.

PTO Updates


Your Benfield PTO is putting on a winter celebration Thursday, December 15th from 12:15-2:20. The students will all gather in the cafeteria to watch Homeward Bound.

We need volunteers from each class to help pour/pass out hot chocolate, popcorn and keep an eye on the students during the movie. We will also need help with cafeteria clean up once the movie ends at 2:15. All volunteers must have completed a AACPS background check prior to the event.

Below is a link to Signup Genius to fill those spots. Please push this out to your class and encourage parents to sign up. Thanks for all your help!

Sign-Up Genius: December 15th Winter Celebration

Thank you,

Beth Karsner

Elizabeth Somerset

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PTO Premier Sponsor for November

As we close out November, we would like to give a final shout out and thank you to our Premier and Gold Sponsor this month....

At Wright Orthodontics, we love to see people smile. It is so rewarding to give children and adults the confidence to share a big happy smile. We know this confidence will positively affect their lives, whether in school, at work, or most important, in their relationships. Let’s face it: People want to be around people who smile.

Call 410-544-0072 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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PTO Gold Sponsor For November

We would also like to give a big thank you to our November Gold Sponsor, Kim Caldwell of the Boyd Filter Caldwell Peterson Group.
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Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !


Absent Notification - email and classroom teacher to notify us of your child's absence.

Background Checks and Fingerprinting directions

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

Family Newsletter - link to all previous newsletters

Parent Handbook from Student Agenda Book

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

Physical Education Restriction Form