Benfield Family Newsletter

January 13, 2023

Greetings Benfield Families!

While January has brought us mild weather so far, there may be a chance that inclement weather will occur this school year, bringing the potential for a synchronous or asynchronous virtual instruction day. Please be sure to remind your children to keep their chromebooks fully charged and working. In the event of school closure, there will be one of three scenarios communicated to families:

1. Asynchronous Instruction - children will log on to Brightspace to find activities to complete on their own. There will be no live teaching.

2. Synchronous Instruction - children will access a Google Meet link in their Brightspace account for instruction. Benfield teachers have communicated more detailed information to their families about the class-specific schedule.

3. School Closure - no asynchronous / synchronous instruction.

* More information can be found here.

* Brightspace for Parents

Lost and Found

We have accumulated many lost and found items that are on a table in the foyer. Please encourage your child to check this table for their belongings. We will also have this table open during the winter concert. We will donate all leftover items by the end of this month.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

January 16th

Martin Luther King, jr Birthday - No School

January 19th

Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m., students should plan to arrive between 6:00 pm. - 6:15 p.m.

January 23rd-24th

Two-Hour Early Dismissal

January 25th

No school for students

January 26th

5th Grade Assembly, Animal Helper with Ms. Jennifer Keats Curtis

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School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

Baysox Jersey Design Contest

The deadline for students to create their design and submit the designs back to the Baysox is Friday, February 3rd. Designs can be scanned (high resolution & color) and e-mailed to, mailed (please do not fold) or dropped off at the Prince George’s Stadium. Proceeds from an auction of game-worn jerseys will be donated to the winning designer’s school again this year.

Click here for access to the design sheet shown on the right.

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Yearbook Sentiments

We are now accepting Sentiments Orders for Yearbook. There are two steps, please complete both! Deadline Feb 28th

  • Order Photo Sentiments for 5th Graders or
  • Order Text Sentiments for ANY students.

Important Information (click)

To order a sentiment, click here: Sentiment Order Form

To pay for the sentiment, click here: Sentiment Payment

To or a yearbook, click here: Yearbook Order Form

Other questions? Check FAQs, and if still have questions... Email Ariana Marshall at

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and Hearing Screening for ECI, Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade will take place on February 6th. We will also be screening students who are new to Anne Arundel County.

If your child wears glasses, be sure they bring them to school on this day. If your child is in 2nd grade - 5th grade, and you have concerns for their vision or hearing, please contact the Health Room, so we can discuss possible screening options.

Linda Testerman, RN BSN NCSN

Benfield PTO News

The PTO would like to thank our January Sponsor of the Month, O'Brien Law!

School Store


Gather together your allowance and birthday money! The school store will be back in business starting Wednesday, January 18th and every Wednesday morning after that from 7:40 a.m-8:00 a.m. by the recess doors in the front hallway.

There are plenty of pens, pencils, keychains, popits, fidgets and more!! There is nothing over $5.00 and plenty of things under $1.00. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Box Top News

Attention all parents & Grandparents! Our school has the opportunity to raise money from the comfort of your own home! Please see the flyer below! This is a very simple process once you create an account.

Congratulations to the 2nd grade class! You have won the Box Top contest for the month of December. You will be receiving your award in January.

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Thank You to the PTO Sponsor of the Month, O'Brien Law

O'Brien Law is proud to support the Benfield PTO and our wonderful children, families and teachers!

O'Brien Law is a boutique law firm that focuses on complex personal injury litigation and estate planning. Through litigation, O'Brien Law seeks justice for those that are injured by others with dependable, respectful and compassionate representation. We further that compassion and drive for helping families by designing personalized estate plans, including wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney and health care documents, to plan for the future and protect your assets. Whatever your legal need is, we are here for our Benfield family! Learn more or contact us at or 410-625-9100.

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Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !


Absent Notification - email and classroom teacher to notify us of your child's absence.

Background Checks and Fingerprinting directions

Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.

Family Newsletter - link to all previous newsletters

Parent Handbook from Student Agenda Book

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

Physical Education Restriction Form