Lower School Reminders 2.23.22 (SAR)

February 23, 2022 Lower School News

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.

Daddy Daughter Dance: Just a reminder that the Daddy Daughter Dance is this Saturday, February 26 from 6:30-8:30 PM. It will be held at the Ben Lippen School Gymnasium (MR Campus). PTF is in need of volunteers for this event. If you are able to volunteer, you can sign up by clicking here:!/showSignUp/4090F4CA5A923AAFC1-daddydaughter

Lower School Grandparents Day: One of our favorite days of the year is coming up on Friday, March 11th – Grandparents Day! The event will begin at 8:45 AM with a special chapel in the Performing Arts Center. Once chapel is completed, the students will have an opportunity to give their grandparents a “campus tour,” take pictures, play games, and eat a snack together. 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.

Read Across America Week: Ben Lippen Lower School is excited to celebrate Read Across America Week, February 28-March 4. We will have special guest readers and fun activities throughout the week. Please note that on Friday, March 4, the students are invited to dress up as a character from a favorite book.

Campus Wear: A friendly reminder that your child must be in Ben Lippen campus wear on Mondays, Tuesdays, 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:

Re-enrollment Information: Parents, if you have not yet re-enrolled your student(s), please visit the Parent Portal in RenWeb for the Apply/Enroll link to complete your student(s)’s re-enrollment today! The deadline to re-enroll is Monday, February 28. If you have questions about tuition or billing, we encourage you to reach out to Tuition & Billing Coordinator Susan Carpenter at or (803) 807-4129. Please reach out to Lil Mason at in the Admissions office if you have questions about the re-enrollment process.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 26 Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Feb. 28-March 4 Read Across America Week
  • March 11 Grandparents Day
  • March 11 Half-Day for all students (No extended care)
  • March 14 No School
  • April 11-18 No School- Easter Break