Benfield Family Newsletter

February 11, 2022

Greetings Benfield Families!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Winter Concert. The children gave an outstanding performance and made us all proud! It was an amazing feeling to have families back in the building enjoying the work of our children.

Benfield Bingo Night

The PTO is hosting a Virtual Bingo Night on Friday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. Please click here for details about the evening. This is a free event for Benfield Families, so plan to join our hosts, the Amazing Gonzalez Family! The registration link is in the flyer.

In addition, we have the Sizzle Shack back with delicious dinners to purchase, so you do not have to cook that night. Please click here for details on how to order your family dinner.

Unpredictable Weather Time

With Spring just around the corner, the weather can be very unpredictable. We go outside as much as possible, so be sure students have cold weather gear for recess.

As the weather turns warmer, please remember that clothing must cover midriff, bare chests or backs, and cannot show bare skin between upper chest and mid-thigh. Flip-flops are also highly discouraged as they present a safety hazard and inhibit play during recess.

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

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iReady - Homework

I-Ready is a personalized Instructional tool that provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs. Students can learn at a pace that is just right for them. AACPS has a goal for students to engage (Time on Task) in i-Ready 30 – 45 min, per subject (reading and math), per week. This can be done at home and in school.

Now that we are in the second semester, grade level teams will be revising iReady homework expectations for Benfield students. We are asking that students complete the reading portion of iReady at home for homework. Your child should complete 30-45 minutes of iReady reading at home during the week. They can choose to do all at once, or a few minutes several times during the week. Students will continue to do iReady math in school, but they are able to do this at home as well.

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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.

PTO Sponsor of the Month

The Benfield PTO would like to give a warm February welcome to our new sponsor, BRK Financial, LLC.

At BRK Financial, LLC, we believe many executives, professionals, business owners and retirees lack professional guidance in an ever-growing complex financial landscape. The process employed by our team of professionals differs from other financial professionals who may focus on products or only on certain aspects of your finances. Instead, we take a holistic approach by serving as the “concierge” for your broad financial needs including:





Our purpose is to help bring financial order to your life…And keep it that way! We would be glad to help you. Please contact us at:

821 W. Benfield Rd. Ste. 2

Severna Park, MD 21146


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AACPS Resources

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

Absent Note

Brightspace - If you are interested in learning more, please click here: Brightspace for Families.

Contact Tracing Protocols:
Important information about contact tracing.

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

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

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

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

Transportation Updates for cancelled/late buses

Virtual Math Support through AACPS Mathematics Department

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