Benfer Bulletin

January Edition

Save the Dates in January!

See the flyers below for special events listed here:

January 4th: Back to School

January 4th-Febrary 3rd: 5th grade window for 6th grade Course Selection

January 11th: PTO meeting @ 5:30 PM

January 12th: Ways to learn how to support the whole child - 3-day parent learning series

January 12th: FaceBook Live for 5th grade Course Selection

January 16th: MLK - No School

January 20th: Coffee with the Counselor @ 8:30 AM

January 20th: Family Movie Night @ 6:30 PM

January 21st: Power of Choice Expo

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

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.

Attendance matter

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Counselor's Corner

January is a month of new resolutions and new beginnings. New or ongoing resolutions are set such as losing weight, changing a habit, finding a new job, being more health conscious, being a better parent and so on. That is a major goal and by setting and focusing on smaller/daily goals we are more likely to be successful. Giving ourselves choices, attainable daily goals, committing to ourselves, and allowing ourselves to fail with grace will keep us on the right path. When we accomplish our goal, yeah! We celebrate (even if it’s a daily thing)! When we fail to comply with our own daily commitment, oops, let's offer ourselves some grace and empathy. We encourage ourselves by looking back, reflecting and noticing what we accomplished daily, and by setting a new commitment and a plan on what to do if we find ourselves moving away from our daily goal. Once we make our daily commitment, be assertive and give yourself choices. Example of being assertive “Today I will exercise”. Example of choices: “I can either do weight training or go running. Which will work for me today?” Whatever your goal is for this year, I wish you well and will celebrate your accomplishments, small and big.

You can visit my website to find resources on how you can create commitments, and more:

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

Parent University

Join us for Coffee with the Counselor and learn all about conscious discipline techniques! Doors open at 8:15, and coffee will be provided by Benfer PTO. Come earn a Parent University credit!

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A message from our Specials teachers

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From our Math Specialist

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Multicultural Committee

Benfer Families we want to hear from you! We seek to make meaningful connections between all the cultures our students come from and would like to celebrate you all in a unique way. We are looking for family volunteers to make a video, send pictures with descriptions, or google slide that describes a family tradition, showcase your heritage, and much more! We would love to share on announcements or with class, and even be featured for next months parent bulletin. Email Mrs. Ping for submission at

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!


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.

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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