Benfer Bulletin

October 2021

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Our 2021-2022 School Theme: Learning Can Take Us Anywhere

News and Reminders

Here is the link to our Klein ISD Health and Safety Guidelines for the school year. Please reference this information outlined by the Texas Education Agency.


Please help us with our younger Bobcats by putting their name, grade, and teacher’s name somewhere visible on their backpacks.

Breakfast Reminders

The breakfast line closes each day at 8:00 am. If you would like your child to eat breakfast at school, they must be in the cafeteria before 8:00 am.

Important Dates

Friday, October 1st- Custodian Appreciation Day

Wednesday, October 6th- Big Kahuna Fundraiser kickoff!

Friday, October 8th- Student Holiday/No School

Monday, October 11th- Student Holiday/No School

Thursday, October 14th- 3rd Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, October 20th- Watch Dog Dad Meeting 6-7 PM

Wednesday, October 27th-Fall Picture Retakes

Friday, October 29th- Book Character Parade

Tuesday, November 2nd- Literacy Night

November 1st through November 5th- Book Fair

Fridays- Show your spirit by wearing your Benfer Gear or school colors, blue and orange!

Book Character Parade

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Upcoming Book Fair

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Look Out for Our 1st Fundraiser of the School Year

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Watch Dog Dad Kick-Off!

Use this LINK to print the form, fill it out, and send back to school with your child!

Save the Date-Upcoming Literacy Night

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Important Bus Information

Please be sure to check the Klein ISD Transportation Dashboard for daily AM and PM bus route infomration. Here you will find updates on bus status and delays.


https://kleinisd.net/district/facility___school_services/transportation


Updates on Benfer buses will be sent after 4:00pm. Please see link above before 4:00pm.


We are currently working to get Smart Tags for all of our students. They have been issued to most of the campus at this time, however there are some students who do not have Smart Tags yet. Blanks Smart Tags have been ordered but are currently back ordered. As soon as they come in, Smart Tags will be printed for those that do not have one. Thank you for your patience.


Smart Tags and Paper Tags have been attached to the back of all student backpacks. Please help to ensure that these tags stay on each backpack.


We are hoping that the Klein ISD Smart Tag system on the buses will be ready to go live soon for parents and families to access. Stay tuned for more information!

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Student cell phones must be turned off and in the student's backpack throughout the entire school day (including on the bus).


Per the Klein ISD Student Handbook, the district permits students to possess personal cell phones for safety purposes; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes. Without such permission, teachers will collect the items and turn them in to the principal’s office.


If your student carries a cell phone to school, please review these expectations with them.

Dress Code Reminders

Dress and Grooming- Please assist us with enforcing our dress code which is also being enforced for our campus visitors as well


The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:


  • Students may not wear a military uniform to school unless it is in conjunction with a school-approved activity.

  • Students may not wear suggestive or inappropriately located decorative patches, insignia, or clothing with improper advertising, pictures, slogans, or statements.

  • An American or any state flag or facsimile thereof may not be attached on a garment in a disrespectful manner.

  • Hats or head coverings may not be worn in the school buildings.

  • Appropriate footwear is required.

  • Any attire or accessory, including blankets, that is distracting, disruptive, or disturbing will not be permitted on school property. This includes outfits that are too short, too revealing, low-cut, see-through, or backless. Underwear-styled garments should not be worn as outerwear.

  • Hair must be clean and groomed. Any hairstyle that is distracting or disturbing will not be permitted on school property.

  • Facial hair must be neatly groomed and styled in a way that is not distracting.

  • No paraphernalia that indicates or promotes gang membership may be worn or displayed (this may include but is not limited to bandanas, chains, jewelry, hip cloths, baggy pants, tee shirts, gang writing, and color codes).

  • Tattoos, icons, and any other markings on the body that cannot be removed shall be covered at all times in an unobtrusive manner that is not disruptive to the instructional process.

  • A student who has such markings on his or her body and who wishes to participate in extracurricular activities shall ensure that the markings are covered by the standard uniform for the activity or in another appropriate manner. The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, shall regulate and enforce these guidelines.

  • Students may not wear orthodontic appliances unless prescribed by a medical dentist/ dentist.

  • Clothing or accessories may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification. Examples: swastikas, the confederate flag, othala rune, etc.

  • Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.

  • Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.

  • Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.

  • The required Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) uniform dress code for both boys and girls includes khaki pants worn at the waist (no shorts, Capri pants, skirt, or dress), a solid color leather belt with a small belt buckle, a white, gray, or black shirt with a collar (no logo or writing), and white or black shoes with corresponding colored shoelaces (as needed) and a white, gray, or black sweatshirt (no logo or writing) for classroom appropriate outerwear.


If the principal determines that a student's (or parent's) grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, they will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. For students, if the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time. Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Parent University

Nutrition & Food Services

Click here for information on Menus and Nutrition, PayPams Account, and to apply for Free/Reduced Meals.

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For your one-stop-shop for great information, be sure to visit FamilyNet by visiting https://kleinisd.net/familynet.

Benfer Info to Know

Due to limited space, parents/guardians may eat lunch with their child on assigned days below!

Monday: PreK and Kinder

Tuesday: 4th Grade

Wednesday: 3rd Grade

Thursday: 2nd Grade

Friday: 1st Grade and 5th Grade


If you are still in need of a car rider number for your family, please contact the front office.

Counselor's Corner

Dear Families,

The holidays will be here before we know it! If your family would benefit from food at Thanksgiving and/or support in getting items for your child(ren) at Christmas please reach out contact me directly at 832-484-5933 or mblakey1@kleinisd.net.


To locate food pick-up times at the Champion Forest Baptist Church Community Center, please click here.

From Our Librarian

Check this out from Mrs. Camp, our librarian- Love Our Library Monthly Letter

FROM OUR NURSE

Vision and Hearing screen will be coming soon. Stay tuned, date to be determined.

Transportation Reminders


***Car Rider Arrival*** (Please see map below.)

If your child will be a car rider in the morning please read the following information:

  • Our arrival will only have one single file drop-off line. Please do not attempt to pass anyone in front of you as this is not a safe practice in the morning for our students.

  • Also, please do not drop your students off if they are not where the sidewalk begins. This will not make the process go faster, it will just be another unsafe practice for students (Safety is our #1 priority).

  • Please be sure to come through the car rider line by entering on Kuykendahl Forest Drive next to the Burger King.

  • All adults must stay in their cars while dropping off students. They are not allowed to walk their child to the classroom.


***Car Rider Dismissal*** (Please see map below.)

If your child will be a car rider in the afternoon please read the following information:

  • If you are at the front of the line where students are being brought to their cars, please do not drive off until our stop sign person gives you the ok. This is for the safety of our students moving through the lines to be placed in their cars.

  • During dismissal, if you have a car rider number already, please have it hanging in your windshield (not on the dash) and have it visible throughout the car rider process. Please do not take it down until we get your child(ren) safely to your car.

  • Please have car numbers for all you are picking up. If you do not have the car number issued by the front office, you will have to park and wait until the line is cleared.

  • If you have not received your new car rider number please contact the front office before dismissal.

  • It is extremely important that your child is aware of their car rider number. Please place their car number on their backpack and leave it there so we can expedite our car rider process to the best of our ability.


***Bus Riders***

  • Here is the LINK to the Bus Station Dashboard so you can track your child(ren)'s bus in the morning and in the afternoon.

  • We encourage parents with children in grades K-2nd to be at the bus stop or have a responsible adult meet the bus in the afternoon. This assures the bus driver that your child is in safe hands. If no one is available for this purpose, please notify the bus driver that your child can be dropped off unattended.


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Meet our Administration Team!

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