Lower School MR Campus Updates: 10.20.22

October 20, 2022 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Dear Parents,

Hope you had a nice fall break!  Here are a few reminders for the week:

Falcon Fund – Can you give a “High Five” to Ben Lippen by showing your support for the Falcon Fund? During the week of October 17-21, we are asking all Ben Lippen parents to give to the Falcon Fund during the Falcon Fund in Five giving drive! We need you to join us by participating at ANY level so that we can reach our goal of 100% participation. The Falcon Fund is the most important fund at our school because it bridges the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Ben Lippen education. These gifts allow us to support enhancements in technology, improve campus security, expand academic programs, and continue to grow our spiritual life, arts, and athletics programs. Your child benefits from the Falcon Fund, so please participate at whatever level you are able.  Courtney Neil, Development Assistant

Trunk-or-Treat –  Hello Lower School Families! What goes perfect with football? Candy! Be a part of our Ben Lippen Lower School Trunk-or-Treat…Falcon style!   Inflatables from 6:00-7:15; Trunk-or-treating from 6:45-7:15!  Ben Lippen PTF along with our wonderful Booster Club Members will be sponsoring this trunk-or-treat event before our home football game this Friday, October 21st!  Lower School students may dress for the theme – PINK OUT! Your child is welcome to wear pinkto school on Friday. Check in at the PTF table near the concession stand to grab a trunk-or-treat bag!  Join us for the fun! Questions? Contact

MR Family Night at the Book Fair– Join us at family night at the Fair on Tuesday, October 25, from 5:00-7:00 pm.  There will be a food truck, crafts, games and extended hours of shopping at our book Fair!  You won’t want to miss it!

Book Fair News from Mrs. Leneschmidt: The MR Book Fair will be here before you know it, and this year it will be Out of this World as we Blast off to Reading!

  • What: Monticello Road Book Fair
  • When: Monday, Oct. 24 through Thursday, October 27 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: MR Lobby

Coloring Contest sheets for grades PreK4-4th grade were sent home last week and judging for the contest will be today. A winner will be selected in each class and will receive a FREE (up to $10) book from the Book Fair. Please see the attached flyer!

Monday, October 24 your child will be bringing home a wish list.  For each book purchased, your child will have the opportunity to vote for a teacher or teacher’s assistant.  The top three winners will participate in our Racing Rockets competition on Friday, October 28.

Picture Makeup Day – Picture make-up day is next thursday, October 27.  Please be sure to let the office know if you want to have your child’s picture retaken.

Sibling Applications – We are calling for ALL sibling applications for the 2023-24 school year. Our admissions team is moving forward with sibling applications in the coming weeks. Space is already limited in many grades. Add a sibling application to your RenWeb account. If you have questions about Lower School Admissions (Pre-K3 – 4th grade), please reach out to Lil Mason at or (803) 807-4111. For questions about Upper School Admissions (5th-12th grade), please contact Kelly Adams at or (803) 807-4110.

Car Pool Reminder – As most of you know, car pool is a busy time.  We have lots of clubs and sports in the afternoon.  In order to keep track of our students and everything going on at car pool, we ask that you go through car pool line.  If for some reason you have to walk to pick your child up, please come to the front door and you can sign your child out and we will call for them to meet you at the door.  Remember car pool starts at 3:00 p.m.  Thank you for your help in running a smooth car pool time.

Lost and Found – Please check the lost and found table in the lobby for anything your child might be missing.


Upcoming Dates

October 21                                          Trunk or Treat at the Football Game

October 24-27                                    MR Campus Book Fair

October 25                                          Family Night at the Book Fair – 5:00-7:00

October 27                                          Picture Makeup Day

Aladdin Flyer 2022

Book Fair Flyer 2022