Benfield Family Newsletter
December 14, 2021
Greetings Benfield Families!
As we slowly return to normal school operations, we are able to begin to return to some school events involving our families. At the beginning of the school year we were asked to limit any type of distractions to the classroom and school day to allow students and teacher to focus on instruction. Last week our fifth graders learned about ballroom dancing and performed, in person, for their parents. It was a great opportunity for all! Our dance team performed at Severna Park High School and wowed the audience with their dancing. Our recent Book Fair was a great success and I appreciate the parent volunteers who helped.
We will be holding our Winter Concert, in person, on January 13, 2022. We are very excited and the children have been working on learning the music to perform for their families.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your child's teacher.
It is an amazing feeling to be able to return to some sense of normalcy!
School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555
Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898
Job Opportunities at Benfield
We continue to need substitute teachers to work at Benfield. If you are interested in substituting please consider applying through AACPS Careers.
Temporary Support Assistant
We are currently looking to fill a Temporary Support Assistant position to work with our children. A Support Assistant is a temporary (non-benefitted) employee who works up to six hours per day. Click here to apply: Support Assistant
Car Rider Line
When dropping off/picking up in the afternoon, please remember the following to help keep our line moving:
- Remind your child to be ready to get out (masks, bookbags, lunchboxes, etc).
- When at the lead, pull all the way forward, with the first car at the stop sign.
- All cars can unload/load at once from the beginning of the line to the car lined up near the media door. When we can unload/load 10-12 cars at once this helps to keep the flow moving.
- It is important for students to be independent in getting out of the car. If assistance is needed such as getting unbuckled /buckled, please pull into a parking spot to assist your child and walk them to the sidewalk at the crosswalk.
Pokemon or Other Types Trading Cards
Please be sure to speak to your child and make sure they do not bring these types of cards to school.
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.
Support Benfield PTO Through Shopping !
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AACPS School Reopening Plan: This website is updated regularly as information changes. Please check it regularly.
Contact Tracing Protocols: Important information about contact tracing.
Safety Protocols: This links shares the safety protocols in place at schools.
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
Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.
Transportation Form Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Risk - any student who rides the bus to school must have this form on file.
Video Monitoring System
PTO Sponsor of the Month
We want to give a warm December welcome to our Premier Monthly sponsor...Rams Head!!
Rams Head has been family owned and operated since opening in 1989. As a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Maryland since 2008 and hosting frequent fundraising ‘Give Back Nights‘ for community organizations, Rams Head is proud to be a part of the community in which it serves.
They invite you to dine with them in a family friendly atmosphere for Sunday Brunch, lunch 7 days a week, and Kids Eat Free Night every Wednesday starting at 4 pm! Plus, check out ramsheadonstage.com to view their full calendar of upcoming shows, including all age matinees, at Rams Head On Stage, recognized as the top music club under 500 seats in the world. For information visit ramsheadgroup.com