Lower School Reminders 11.9.21 (MR)
Operation Christmas Child: It is not too let to get a box! Ben Lippen School is supporting Operation Christmas Child this Christmas season. We have boxes in the school office for anyone who would like to fill a box to bless a child this Christmas. You may pick up a box in the school office or just reply to this email and we will send a box home with your child. All boxes are due in the office no later than November 17. For more information, go to samaritanspurse.org/occ.
A Note From PTF: We are excited about the Fall Festival on Friday night. PTF needs some parent volunteers to help set up, clean up and man the bounce houses. If you are available to help, please use the sign up genius below. We appreciate everyone’s help in making this a fun Fall Festival! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050a4fa4a92ea7fd0-fall
Falcon Fund Parent Giving Drive: Instead of hosting a Boosterthon event this fall, Ben Lippen is asking for parents to give through the Falcon Fund Parent Giving Drive, which runs through November 18. The Falcon Fund raises unrestricted gifts to support the annual operating budget, which includes instructional materials, program support, updated equipment and technology, and professional development for teachers. It impacts every student, on every campus. As is the “norm” for most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student, and we rely on charitable donations to bridge the gap. We ask that all Ben Lippen parents give to help us reach the goal of 100% participation. No amount is too big or too small, so please pledge or give today by going to www.benlippen.com/give. Thank you for your generosity! Courtney Neil, Alumni and Development Coordinator
Outwear reminder: The handbook states: In addition to outerwear purchased from Lands’ End, students may wear jackets and sweaters which are not purchased from Lands’ End. These jackets and sweaters must be a solid color within the BLS Campus Wear color palette, and are not required to bear the Ben Lippen logo or promote a BLS team or organization. Company logos (e.g. The North Face) are acceptable. Colors in the Ben Lippen color palette for outerwear include black, grey, green, yellow, and white.
Afternoon Carpool: Please be reminded that afternoon carpool ends at 3:15 p.m. At that point students will be sent to extended care and parents will need to park and get your child out of extended care. If you have an emergency or change in carpool pickup, please feel free to call the office and we will get a message to your child.
“Save the Date” – Christmas Program:
- 1st-4th Grades: December 14 at 6:30 p.m.
- Pre-K3-Kindergarten: December 16 at 10:30 a.m.
- November 12 Lower School Fall Festival
- November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break
- November 29 Classes Resume
- December 14 6:30 PM – 1st-4th Grade Christmas Program
- December 16 10:30 AM – PRK-3-Kindergarten Christmas Program