Benfield Family Newsletter

November 30, 2021

Greetings Benfield Families!

I hope you had a wonderful relaxing Thanksgiving and enjoyed the time with family. This is an important time of the year to reflect on what is important to us and be thankful to those around us. I wanted to share my sincere appreciation to the Benfield community for being supportive and positive! I am so proud of what we have accomplished as a school community. Coming back to full time school with the many COVID restrictions in place, we did an amazing job the first marking period. Thank you for your continued support!

Brrrr! With the weather changing, be sure your children have warm outer clothes for recess. We typically go out unless it is raining, the grounds are soaked from a recent rain, or the temperature drops below 32 degrees.

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

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Congratulations to Fifth Graders, Emme and Christina

Congratulations to Emme Willis and Christina Rogers for entering an original writing piece in a contest and winning! Both girls got a chance to attend the Severna Park High School play and meet the cast. We are proud of you!

ID Reminder

All visitors to Benfield must have an ID to be scanned in Raptor. This applies to when picking up your child early, meeting with a teacher, volunteering, etc.

Ordering School Pictures

If you would like to order additional pictures or order from the proof you were provided, please follow these instructions.

  • Click on schools at top of menu bar

  • Click order pictures AFTER PICTURE DAY

Enter your student’s ACCESS NUMBER

Orders will be mailed directly to the families home.

Support Benfield Through Shopping !

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.

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 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

Amazon Smiles

Register your Amazon account to support the Benfield PTO. Click here for the link.

PTO Sponsor of the Month

Shout out to our First Premier Sponsor of the Month -

Planning Futures

Since 2010, we have helped create programs and portfolios to meet long-term financial goals. Have questions about investments, taxes, retirement, and/or estate planning? We would be glad to help please call us at 410-544-3090 or email

A Proven Approach

We start by clarifying our fee structure and explaining the different ways we can help. Then we analyze your goals and compare them to your current portfolio. Then we recommend an investment strategy designed to meet your risk tolerance.

Why Us?

Our team is comprised of people with different kinds of finance experience, but we all have this in common--a commitment to ethics and integrity. We’re all fully licensed and credentialed. And you can count on unbiased recommendations and impartial guidance.

Benfield Instagram

Be sure to check out our Instagram page. We try to upload pictures of students several times during the week.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at benfieldesaacps.

AACPS Resources

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.

Absent Note

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


You may have heard about the new learning management system being used by AACPS called Brightspace. This system allows us to hold all important information, apps, and tools in one place. Feel free to check out the Brightspace page for more information.
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