Benfield Family Newsletter
January 2, 2022
Greetings Benfield Families!
Happy New Year Benfield! As we prepare to return after the winter break, I am hopeful you had a healthy, relaxing time with your family.
Spirit of Giving
Thank you to all the families who donated toys and money towards Harvest for the Hungry. Benfield is a very giving community and your generosity is much appreciated.
Updates on COVID and Quarantine
CDC updated quarantining guidelines, and AACPS will continue to follow the CDC guidelines. Rather than the ten-day quarantine, students positive with COVID can return after five days (on day six), as long as they are symptom-free. As always, the onset of symptoms or a positive COVID test (which ever comes first) is day zero. The five-day count begins the next day. There is no test required to return.
Mr. Mosier sent a comprehensive message today, and you can find it here: AACPS Updates January 2, 2022.
Upcoming winter Concert
The concert is scheduled for January 13; however, several factors have come into play to make us consider changing the date. The music team and I will be meeting this week to make the decision to move forward with January 13th or change the date to later this month. We will keep you informed of our decision.
School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555
Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898
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.
Support Benfield PTO Through Shopping !
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 www.boxtopsforeducation.com. 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 email@example.com
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.
Transportation Form Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Risk - any student who rides the bus to school must have this form on file.
Video Monitoring System
PTO Sponsor of the Month
We want to give a warm December welcome to our Premier Monthly sponsor...Rams Head!!
Rams Head has been family owned and operated since opening in 1989. As a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Maryland since 2008 and hosting frequent fundraising ‘Give Back Nights‘ for community organizations, Rams Head is proud to be a part of the community in which it serves.
They invite you to dine with them in a family friendly atmosphere for Sunday Brunch, lunch 7 days a week, and Kids Eat Free Night every Wednesday starting at 4 pm! Plus, check out ramsheadonstage.com to view their full calendar of upcoming shows, including all age matinees, at Rams Head On Stage, recognized as the top music club under 500 seats in the world. For information visit ramsheadgroup.com