Benson Bulletin

March 2022

Very Important Dates

  • No School (Institute Day) - March 4
  • No School (Institute Day) - March 7
  • Early Release @ 1:35 pm - March 9
  • Pajama Day - March 10
  • Preschool Information Night - March 15 (information below)
  • EC Screening - March 18 - No preschool

  • 2022 - 2023 Preschool Lottery Drawing - March 18

  • Early Release @ 1:35 pm - March 23
  • Kindergarten Information Night - March 24 (information below)
  • Spring Break - March 28 - April 1

No School for Students on Friday, March 4 or Monday, March 7

Preschool Orientation & Registration Events

These events will happen in March.


  • March 15: Preschool Information Night @ Benson Primary, 6pm
  • March 18: Preschool lottery drawing



More information can be found here.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Information

Benson Primary is excited to host kindergarten orientation evening on March 24. The purpose of this orientation is to:
  • learn about kindergarten experience
  • review important kindergarten dates
  • briefly tour kindergarten classes
  • ask any questions


Information night will be Thursday, March 24 at 6pm. This event will take place in the Benson Primary School Gymnasium.


**Students entering kindergarten should turn 5 on or before September 1st, 2022**


Important note: registration for kindergarten will NOT occur at this orientation event. Kindergarten registration will occur later in the year when D10 school registration opens.

**CARING...CEREAL-OUSLY** **March 10** **Optional Pajama Day**

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CARING...CEREAL-OUSLY

Please see attached link for upcoming all school event--deadline to submit a cereal box is Monday, March 7th. Thanks to all who have donated!

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5ESSENTIALS SURVEY

We are asking for your assistance to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey and help us reach our goal of 80% completion rate. The information you provide will assist us with directing our efforts and guide educational opportunities for students. While your participation is voluntary, it is crucial to access results from the survey. We are unable to access survey results unless a minimum of 20% of parents respond.


The survey is currently open and will close on March 11, 2022. Please know your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected with your child.


  • Go to: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois to take the survey.

  • Select “Parent Survey.”

  • You may enter your email address if you would like to receive confirmation of your submission, but it is not required.

  • Then enter “[DuPage]” into the county field and “Benson Primary” to find our school.

  • Complete Google Form below when finished

The homeroom with the most parent responses will be treated to a pizza party! Please complete the Google Form below once you complete the survey. Each individual student will also receive a Benson Bulldog sticker.


2022 Summer School

We are pleased to offer summer school again this year. Summer school is optional and provides an opportunity for students to extend their learning.

Please note there is no cost and you may register using the form below. Mr. Bryan Bolton will act as the Summer School Principal for this program.


Summer School Registration

Recognize--Acknowledge--Extend

Michelle Ciero, School Nurse: Through the uncertainty of COVID, normal child illness and remaining available emotionally and physically for students, teachers (and parents!) Michelle has gotten to learn my students VERY fast. I appreciate her expertise and attention to detail. She has been extremely patient with my student. She is not afraid to send or call with updates when there is a challenging situation. I feel a little more at ease for the kids first full day school experience knowing Michelle is there.


Would you like to recognize a Benson Primary School employee for their efforts? We are so grateful for them. I'd like to recognize the efforts of our school community and encourage you to do the same. Please use this survey that will be available on all of our monthly newsletters to do so. Highlights monthly will be shared with the employee and with their permission--shared in the next month's newsletter.



Your Turn: Recognize A Benson Primary Employee

Benson students enjoy music assembly

Students were visited by musical quintet and narrator who told the story of Peter & The Wolf. We are grateful for these music assemblies.

Vision & Hearing Volunteers Needed

This flyer will come home in your child's backpack next week but we are in need of vision & hearing parent volunteers. Please consider assisting at Benson School, if possible.

Current Lost & Found: call the office to claim

March 2022 IPTO Newsletter

Bus Reminder--application to track our District 10 buses

Parents of students who currently ride the bus:

Please read the information linked below about access to the Traversa Ride 360 App. This app will allow you to be able to access your child's secure data for the bus stop location, route and pickup time.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Traversa Ride 360

Thank you, IPTO & all volunteers who have assisted with hot lunch--We appreciate your support!