Benfield Family Newsletter
January 13, 2022
Greetings Benfield Families!
What an interesting start back to school after the winter break. Two snow storms in one week! Even though there is still quite a bit of snow around, we will try to get the students outside this week as long as the temperature is above 32 degrees by recess time. Please be sure your child comes to school with warm clothing, including jackets, hats, and mittens.
Nature Center Refurbishment
The PTO is planning to refurbish supplies in the Nature Center and is looking for gently used kitchen items to use in the outdoor/educational play space. Some of the most favorite items are the kitchen items such as pots, pans, baking sheets, etc. These items are used all the time and have worn over the years. If you have items to donate, there will be a box placed in the foyer for you to drop them off during school hours.
Girls on the Run
Recently, our 3rd-5th grader girls received a flyer inviting them to sign up for Girls on the Run. This is a wonderful program that encourages girls to be healthy through physical activity and engages them in activities to build their self-esteem.
If you are interested in having your 3rd-5th grader participate, click here to access the flyer outlining the details of the program at Benfield. The coaches wanted to make sure that parents saw the information as there will be a lottery tomorrow, January 14th to select the participants.
Upcoming winter Concert
We have rescheduled the winter concert, and it is now planned for February 10th at 6:30 p.m. The music team will reach out about any specific details about the concert as we get closer.
School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555
Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898
* an Anne Arundel County Health Department website.
Fifth Grade Family Updates
AVID is a course offered at Severna Park Middle School beginning with sixth grade. Click here to learn about what AVID has to offer your child. Applications are due February 25th.
Fifth Grade Baby Pictures
Click here for information on getting your child's baby pictures for the yearbook and bulletin board.
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.
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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.
Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.
iReady Parent Corner - This website provides much information about iReady testing in AACPS
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 Bus delay information can be located here.
PTO Sponsor of the Month
We want to give a warm January welcome to our Premier Monthly sponsor...Wright Orthodontics!
A great smile is the accessory that everyone wants! Wright Orthodontics, Severna Parks Best Orthodontist 11 years in a row and a proud Benfield sponsor, can have you smiling sooner than you thought possible. As you plan for 2022 don't forget to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr.Wright. Call 410-544-0072 today!