Benfield Family Newsletter

April 26, 2022

Greetings Benfield Families!

I hope you are having a wonderful spring! Now that we are in the last marking period of the school year, there are many fun events planned. Be sure to read through the newsletter and mark your calendars.

Report Cards

Report cards will be available in the parent portal on Wednesday, April 27th for students in 1st - 5th grades.

Walk, Bike, and Roll to School

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Benfield Elementary School is participating in Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day to encourage healthy activities. Plan to join us for this great activity !

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

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Prekindergarten at Benfield

FOUR-YEAR-OLD PREKINDERGARTEN APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR ON MAY 3, 2022. Children enrolling in Four-Year-Old Prekindergarten must be 4 years old on or by September 1. You can access the information about applying to prekindergarten below.

Prekindergarten Application Process

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration has officially opened! Please be sure to share this information with neighbors who have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2022-2023 school year. We will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation on May 26th at 2:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to meet the teachers and visit the kindergarten classrooms. Registration information can be access by clicking here.

Clubs at Benfield

The PTO is actively working to bring clubs back for the 2022-2023 school year. We wanted parent's thoughts and feedback as we begin to develop a plan. Due to the change in the school start time next fall, clubs will most likely take place after school. Based on the results of the survey, input from Mrs. Myers and the PTO we hope to organize 3 to 4 clubs in the fall and spring. Thanks for taking time to participate in the survey and share your thoughts! Click below to take the survey.

Clubs Survey

Bowie Baysox Reading Incentive

Just a reminder that your reading night game is Saturday, May 21st at 6:35 p.m.

Additional tickets for parents/family/friends/other school staff are also on sale now.

Use the link below and enter the promo code “READ5” to receive special ticket pricing. The promo code will only work for General Admission pricing (the same tickets the students will be receiving).

Purchase Tickets

Anne Arundel Public Library "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" Program

Anne Arundel County Public Library encourages families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Reading aloud to children from birth helps strengthen language skills and build vocabulary — two important tools for learning to read.

It's easy to reach this important milestone:

  • 3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
  • 1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books

You can read the same book over and over, or even read books in other languages. Library storytimes count, too!

How to Register: Register online using the Beanstack Tracker app or visit the Beanstack website. You can also register at any library branch.

Track Your Reading: Each time you read a book with your child, log it on your online reading log (or paper log which will be provided if you register in person at a library branch.)

Show us Your Reading Logs: After 25 books, visit a library to pick up a small prize. When you reach the 100 books badge, bring in your reading log to get a tote bag to carry all the books you’re reading! At each 100 books badge, you can visit the library for a sticker.
Read More Books! When you get all the way to 1,000, you’ll receive a new book to take home – and keep!

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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.

Benny's BBQ and Fun Run

Benny’s BBQ & Fun Run

Registration Begins Soon!

Hi Families!

We are so excited that our annual fun run and BBQ is back this year! Please join us on Sunday, May 22nd from 1-4pm for a great afternoon.

Tickets are $15/person and include the 1-mile fun run, carnival games, prizes, BBQ, sides, drinks, desserts, cotton candy and snow cones. This event is BYOB for adults.

Tickets can be purchased on our school website

There will be a silent auction at this event with many wonderful items up for bid. We hope that you will consider bidding! We will also be hosting a prize drawing for some wonderful prizes that our children will love! Tickets can be purchased online.

We need volunteer support to make this event a success, so be on the lookout for a sign-up genius coming soon!

We hope to see you at this fun family event! If you have any questions, please reach out.

Katie King

Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !

PTO Sponsor of the Month

KW Landscaping

Thank you again to our April PTO sponsor of the month--KW Landscaping Inc!

Kevin attended Benfield, finishing 6th grade in 1986 and started KW Landscaping INC out of his parent’s garage in Chartwell back in the 80’s. Team KW believes in taking care of others so they can live a fulfilled life and is happy to support Benfield’s PTO. KW Landscaping INC offers full landscape design, construction and management, let us know how Team KW can take care of you… Send Kevin an email to set up a consultation for all your landscaping needs. He can be reached at

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AACPS Resources

AACPS School Reopening Plan: This website is updated regularly as information changes. Please check it regularly.

Absent Note

Brightspace - If you are interested in learning more, please click here: Brightspace for Families.

Contact Tracing Protocols:
Important information about contact tracing.

Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.

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 Form Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Risk - any student who rides the bus to school must have this form on file.

Transportation Updates for cancelled/late buses

Virtual Math Support through AACPS Mathematics Department