Benfield Family Newsletter
August 12, 2021
Greetings Benfield Families!
With only a few weeks until school begins, I wanted to send you a quick update on a few changes to our calendar events.
Back to School Night - Date Change
There has been a change in the date for Back to School Night. It will be held on September 20th, with the first session beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will not be a general gathering in the cafeteria before the sessions.
Sneak a Peek at Your Seat - Format Change
In order to lessen the amount of people in the school at one time, we are going to have a rolling schedule to Sneak a Peek at Your Seat. While the time is shortened, there will be fewer people navigating through the building and visiting the teachers for each session.
This will be the format:
Group 1: Families in attendance at New Student Orientation, 3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Group 2: Families with last name beginning with A - L, 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Group 3: Families with last name beginning with M - Z, 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
More details will be emailed in the next few weeks. All visitors to Benfield will be required to wear a mask.
The office is open by appointment. If you have a need to come to the school, please call (410) 222 - 6555 to set up a time to visit. The office will be open Monday - Thursday between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration continues to be online. If you know of any children who need to enroll in school, please share this link for online registration: AACPS Registration
School Hours for 2021-2022
The Benfield instructional hours will remain the same, 9:30 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
I hope you and your family continue to have a happy, safe summer!
School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555
Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898
School Supply List
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
Please click here for an important document on caring for the chromebook over the summer.
New Student Orientation - Save the Date
The orientation will be in person and include an overview of Benfield, time for Q&A, and a tour of the school. Following the orientation, we will also be hosting a Sneak a Peek at your Seat for all families.
More detailed information will be emailed to the families later this summer.
School Meals Service
Good News: Benfield is now a PBIS School !
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive system approach to help parents and school staff create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, promote positive life skills, and recognize positive behaviors so that all children can succeed in school.
What does this mean for Benfield Elementary?
Our students at Benfield Elementary are an amazing group! We will use this training to support the Social Emotional Learning components of our curriculum. In addition, we will focus on recognizing students for positive, respectful behaviors.