Benfield Family Newsletter

August 5, 2022

Greetings Benfield Families!

24 More Days! We are so excited to begin this school year and have high expectations for a wonderful year of learning and growing. This year we will welcome new staff who, along with our current staff, cannot wait to welcome our Benfield Bulldogs to their classrooms. We truly look forward to the school year.

One of the biggest changes this year is our school hours. The new hours will be as follows:

Regular Day

Arrival: 7:45 a.m.

Instruction Begins: 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:25 p.m.

Two-Hour Early Dismissal

Arrival: 7:45 a.m.

Instruction Begins: 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 12:25 p.m.

Two-Hour Late Arrival

Arrival: 9:45 a.m.

Instruction Begins: 10:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:25 p.m.

This newsletter serves as a summer update to give you some information to start thinking about the transition from summer fun to school fun!

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

New Student Orientation

Mrs. Wrye and Mrs. Myers will host a new student orientation on Thursday, August 25th from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. (just before the Sneak a Peek event). We will share information about the school and offer an opportunity to ask questions.

For kindergarten families, if you attended the orientation this past Spring, you do not need to attend this orientation.

Sneak-a-Peek at Your Seat

We will host all Benfield families on Thursday, August 25th for an opportunity to meet the teachers and staff and visit the classrooms. This will take place from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Note: This date changed from Friday to Thursday due to other county obligations on Friday.

2022-2023 School Supply List

AACPS has increased school budgets to allow us to purchase most of the school supplies for our students. The supply list can be found by clicking here: 2022-2023 School Supply List. This additional funding comes from a grant.

Student Agenda Book

All students in 1st - 5th grades will receive an agenda book. At the front of the agenda, we have information that is useful to parents. A copy of this family guide can be found here. This is especially important for ECI, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten families because those students do not get an agenda book.


Students new to Benfield and not from another AACPS school, will receive a chromebook at the beginning of the school year.

For those who already have their chromebooks, please be sure to charge it up in preparation for the school year.

Mark Your Calendars

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PTO Updates

2022-2023 PTO Board

President - Beth Karsner and Elizabeth Somerset

Vice President - Cara O'Brien

Secretary - Blakeley Fitzpatrick

Treasurer-Kevin Camponeschi

Fundraising - Kristy Michel and Katherine Sprinkel

Volunteer Coordinators - Krissy Archer, Bridgette Richburg, Martha Satterfield

**Our Fundraising Coordinators are actively working on the 2022/2023 PTO Membership Drive. Please watch for more information on how to register for the PTO and signup for volunteer opportunities in the next couple of weeks!**

Upcoming Events

September 6th: Kindergarten Parents' Breakfast

October 22nd: Adult Social at Earleigh Heights Fire Company

**Our Adult Social Chairs are currently looking for additional committee members to help with this event. If interested, please contact: Jillian Beam at

Looking for Volunteers:

The PTO is currently looking for two key positions for the 5th grade class for the 2022/2023 School Year:

5th Grade Committee Chairperson: Chairperson is responsible for the coordination of the events and coordinating with the team of supporting volunteers. Events at the end of the school year for the 5th grade class. (This position can be co-chaired)

PTO will also be looking for committee volunteers to assist with the planning, set up and execution of various 5th grade events and efforts in support of the promotion and end of the year activities.

School Store Chairperson: Order supplies and staff school store once a week in support of 5th grade ceremonies. Organize volunteers to staff the school store once a week. (This position can be co-chaired).

If interested, please contact Martha Satterfield, PTO Volunteer Coordination at

Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !

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