Lower School Reminders 10.9.19 (SAR)

October 9, 2019 Lower School News

Coffee with the Headmaster:  Join Mr. Fajardo in the conference room at our St. Andrews Road campus on Tomorrow, October 10, at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and Q&A! All parents (regardless of campus) are invited to attend this monthly event during which our headmaster presents relevant information regarding the world of education and provides an opportunity for parents to ask questions about Ben Lippen or education in general.

PTF Biscuit Sale: Students can enjoy a delicious Chick-fil-A Chicken biscuit and a juice box for breakfast on Wednesday, October 16 at a cost is $5 per child. This breakfast is optional and will help to support our Lower School PTF.  Pre-Order your meal by completing the reservation form and returning it to the school office by Monday, October 14.  Students will pick up their breakfast in the courtyard at SAR between 8:00 and 8:15 AM and eat in their classrooms.

Falcon Fall Festival:  Don’t forget to send in your reservation form for the upcoming Falcon Fall Festival that will be held Friday, November 1 from 6-9 PM at the football field at the Monticello Road Campus.  A flyer was sent home earlier this week with more details.  Please also note that the optional tie-dying activity station has an additional $5 fee per child which will cover the cost of the t-shirt.  These shirts will have the Ben Lippen logo on them and can be worn on Fridays.  The t-shirts come in youth sizes –YXS, YS, YM, YL, YXL. Checks can be made payable to Ben Lippen School.  Reservation forms are due Monday, October 14.

Ben Lippen Fine Arts at the State Fair:   Ben Lippen is excited to partner with the state of South Carolina by contributing live performances and exhibits to the annual State Fair! Plan to join us next Thursday, October 10, for performances by our High School Bluegrass Band and High School Guitar Ensemble. The Guitar Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m. in the Cantey Building, and the Bluegrass Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the South Gate Stage. Both performing groups are under the direction of Mr. Chris Essig.  Additionally, selected pieces of art created by our lower and middle school students will be on display in the Cantey Building from October 9 through October 20. Student artwork was created under the instruction of Mr. Jack Branney and Mrs. Karen Atten.

The College Funding Coach:  Ben Lippen School is hosting The College Funding Coach® on October 15th from 6:00- 8:00 pm. It will be held at Shortess Chapel on the campus of Columbia International University. This event is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college (Preschool – High School). The College Funding Coach® was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complexities of paying for college and how to make higher education more affordable. Since that time, The College Funding Coach®team has been on a mission to help families save on the high cost of higher education. The College Funding Coach’s founder, Brock Jolly, realized that most families want to help pay for their children’s education; but they often lack the liquidity and/or the cash flow to be able to do so. The College Funding Coach® has established an approach that helps parents understand the college funding process, reduce their out-of-pocket expenses, and balance the challenge of saving for college and retirement simultaneously. This is a free educational event and you can click on the following link to register.  Please contact Katie Pink at with any questions.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • October 10        Coffee with the Headmaster (SAR Campus Conference Room – 8:30 a.m.)
  • October 15        The College Funding Coach (6-8 PM at Shortess Chapel-CIU)
  • October 16        1/2 Day of School (Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.) No Afterschool Care
  • October 17-18   No School – Fall Break
  • October 23-25   5th Grade Camp Sewee Trip
  • November 1       Falcon Fall Festival (6-9 PM, MR Football Field)