Benfield Family Newsletter

March 26, 2022

Greetings Benfield Families!

I would like to recognize our wonder dance team, who has done an amazing job this year learning the dance routines and practicing several times a week. Their recent performances were absolutely amazing! Mrs. Clark has done an outstanding job preparing the children so that they were able to shine! We also appreciate all the parents who helped with morning arrival, makeup, snacks, and bringing your children to the practices. It was truly a wonderful experience for all involved.

Help Wanted

We are currently looking to fill two positions at Benfield - Lunch and Recess Monitor and Support Assistants to work with children. If you are interested or know anyone who would be interested, please contact me at Thanks!

Class Picture Day

Don't forget that class picture day is on Friday, April 1st. The fifth grade panoramic will also be taken on this day.

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

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Camp Engage! AACPS Summer Camp Information

AACPS has planned a wide range of summer programs for elementary school students. Programs will be focused on helping students engage in enrichment or unfinished learning, with a focus on mathematics, literacy, and preparing for the next grade level. All programs will support students to have fun while building healthy relationships with peers, practicing skills, and learning new concepts.

Click below for more information:

Camp Engage - English Version

Camp Engage - Spanish Version

Parent Portal

PowerSchool Parent Portal is a great resource for parents. One of the best ways to keep track of how your child is progressing in school is access Power School Parent Portal.

It now has more functionality to email updates about your students’ attendance and grades. To update your notifications in your account, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Using a web browser, log into the Parent Portal. This process cannot be done through the mobile app.
  2. In the left margin under Navigation, click on Email Notification.
  3. Choose the reports that you would like to receive by email.
  4. Choose the frequency you would like to receive these reports (Daily, Weekly, Every 2 weeks, or Monthly).
  5. You can apply this for all students on your Parent Portal account or just one.
  6. Click Submit.

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.

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Congratulations Benfield Elementary Dance Team! You made us all Very Proud!!!

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Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !

PTO Sponsor of the Month

Please take a moment to thank our Premier Sponsors of the Month, Mike Archer and Marshall Feldman of First Home Mortgage!

Mike and Marshall are proud Benfield parents and supporters of the PTA. With over 30 years of combined experience, they are experts in helping their clients purchase and refinance residential real estate. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any home loan questions.

This is not a guarantee to extend consumer credit. All loans are subject to credit approval and property appraisal. First Home Mortgage Corporation NMLS ID #71603 (

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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