Benfield Family Newsletter
February 27, 2022
Greetings Benfield Families!
When we reach that time of year to celebrate the 100th day, it makes us reflect on how fast the year has gone by. It is amazing to realize that we are more than half-way through the school year. I continue to be impressed by our students and their dedication to learning. I see it each day as I visit the classrooms. One of the most impressive traits of a learner is one who asks questions and uses that information to deepen their understanding. Our children continuously ask questions and want to learn more. They are truly an impressive group of children!
PTO Bingo Night
A special thank you to the Gonzalez Family who did an outstanding job hosting the Virtual Bingo Night on Friday. The Benfield community really enjoyed the experience.
With interim reports being available for parents on March 4th, now is a good time to be sure you have access to the Parent Portal. Information about the Parent Portal can be found by clicking here.
Masks on the School Bus
In accordance with that regulatory change, effective Monday, February 28, 2022, Anne Arundel County Public Schools will no longer require masks to be worn on school buses when those school buses are transporting students for school-related programs. This includes transportation to and from school, athletic events, field trips, etc., when that transportation occurs on a school bus.
School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555
Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898
Human Relations Committee: Used Sports Equipment Collection
During the month of March, we will be collecting new and gently used sports equipment to donate to Leveling The Playing Field, an organization that distributes the equipment to schools and organizations working to provide an affordable and accessible option to under-resourced youth groups, community programs, and schools throughout the local area.
Check your garage for those outgrown items your child no longer uses that are still in good condition and consider donating them to our collection.
The following items are gladly accepted:
*footballs, basketballs, baseballs/softballs, tennis balls, volleyballs, golf balls, soccer balls, lacrosse/field hockey balls, wiffle balls, hockey pucks
*jump ropes, hula-hoops, kick balls, playground balls, roller skates/blades (5 years old or less), yoga/fitness mats
*tennis rackets, hockey sticks, bats, golf clubs, lacrosse sticks, cones
*football cleats/gloves/pads/helmets (5 years old or newer)
*lacrosse goggles/helmets/pads/gloves, soccer cleats/shin guards, goalie gloves, field hockey goggles/gloves, baseball catchers gear/cleats, bases, t-ball sets
PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN- bike helmets, bike/skateboard elbow/knee pads
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.
PTO Sponsor of the Month
The Benfield PTO would like to give a warm February welcome to our new sponsor, BRK Financial, LLC.
At BRK Financial, LLC, we believe many executives, professionals, business owners and retirees lack professional guidance in an ever-growing complex financial landscape. The process employed by our team of professionals differs from other financial professionals who may focus on products or only on certain aspects of your finances. Instead, we take a holistic approach by serving as the “concierge” for your broad financial needs including:
· FINANCIAL PLANNING
· INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
· TAX EFFICIENT & ESTATE PLANNING STRATEGIES
Our purpose is to help bring financial order to your life…And keep it that way! We would be glad to help you. Please contact us at:
821 W. Benfield Rd. Ste. 2
Severna Park, MD 21146
Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !
Register your Amazon account to support the Benfield PTO. Click here for the link.
Planet Aid / Discover Books
Any unwanted clothing, shoes, and books can be dropped off in one of the bins in the car loop.
Box Tops for Education
Register for an account either through the App, or through the website www.boxtopsforeducation.com. Registration is free.
Planet Aid / Discover Books
Box Tops for Education
AACPS School Reopening Plan: This website is updated regularly as information changes. Please check it regularly.
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