Lower School Reminders 2.23.22 (MR)

February 23, 2022 Lower School News

Lower School Grandparents Day: One of our favorite days of the year is coming up on Friday, March 11th – Grandparents Day! Please see the event schedule below. A dismissal permission slip will be sent home in student folders next week. This is to let us know if your child will be leaving with their grandparent or going to regular car line. Grandparents Day is a half-day of school with dismissal at 11:45 AM. There will be no after-school care due to the half-day of school. The bus will run on a half-day schedule.

  • 8:45 a.m. – Class Presentations for PK3-1st Grades in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
  • 9:15 a.m. – Classroom Visits, Tours, Refreshments
  • 10 a.m. – Class Presentations for 2nd – 4th Grades in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

If the student is in Pre-K3-1st Grade, grandparents will come at 8:45 a.m. and stay through classroom visits. If the student is in 2nd-4th Grade, grandparents will come for classroom visits at 9:15 a.m. and stay through the presentations. If the grandparent has children in both groups, they are invited to come at 8:45 a.m. and stay through the entire event. Due to space limitations, please be reminded that this is a special time for grandparents and their grandchildren.

Explore the Unique Qualities of Gen Z at the upcoming Parent Summit (Thursday, February 24, 8:30-10:00 am at the Jones Center at CIU) Dr. Jennifer Pilpe, Director of Faculty and Academics Grades 9 through 12, will be presenting. Each generation presents characteristics that distinguish it from those previous. Most of today’s students, born between 1997 and 2012, are members of Generation Z (Gen Z) and have grown up in a post-Recession world where technology is as commonplace as sweet tea in the South. Join us as we explore the unique qualities of Gen Z and what characterizes them as students, young adults, and people of faith.

Read Across America Week: Ben Lippen Lower School is excited to celebrate Read Across America Week, February 28-March 4. Classes will have book character dress up day on Friday, March 4, when the are invited to dress up as a character from a favorite book. Outfits should be school appropriate.

Campus Wear: A friendly reminder that your child must be in Ben Lippen campus wear on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week. Campus wear includes a Land’s End collared shirt within our color palette (black, white, pale yellow, green) and khaki, black, or gray pants for boys. Girls may wear approved Land’s End dresses or skirts, and/or collared shirts within our color palette (black, white, pale yellow, and green) and khaki, black, or gray pants. If girls choose to wear leggings underneath their dresses/ skirts, they must be within our color palette as well. You can find more information by clicking here:

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 24 – 8:30 am Parent Summit – CIU Jones Center
  • Feb. 26 – Sweetheart Dance (PreK3 -5th grade)
  • Feb. 28-March 4 – Read Across America Week
  • March 11 (11:45 a.m. Dismissal) – Grandparents Day
  • March 14 – NO SCHOOL