Lower School Updates 7.20.22 (MR)

July 24, 2022 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News


I hope you all are enjoying your summer! It is hard to believe that school will be starting in a few short weeks. Listed below are a few updates/reminders that you may need to know before school starts.

Ben Lippen Clothes Closet – Summer Hours:  Our clothes closet will be open tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and again on Thursday, August 4, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Our clothing closet contains gently-used campus and spirit wear and is located at our St. Andrews Road campus.

School Supply Lists: Attached are the school supply lists for the 2022/2023 school year.  They are also posted at

School Supply Boxes:   This year we have an option to order school supplies for the 22/23 school year from a company called School Tool Box. If interested, you will place your order online and they will ship the school supplies directly to your home.  There is no deadline to order but to insure you receive your supply box the week before school starts, they suggest to place your order as soon as possible. Please note that this program is totally optional. Please click on the following link for more information on how to order.

Lunch Program:  We are so excited to once again offer an optional lunch program with Schoolhouse Fare.  Schoolhouse Fare provides a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows you to order, pay, and manage your student lunches on the web.  Please see the attached flyer with more information on how to order.

Shuttle Bus Service:  If you are planning to use the shuttle bus service this year, you must register your child(ren) at Please contact the school office at 807-4400 if you have any questions. This service will begin on Wednesday, August 10.  Wednesday, August 10 is a half day of school and the bus will run on a half day schedule (no extended care).

MR Extended Care:  Morning and after school extended care will be held in the multi-purpose building. Please park in the parking lot and walk your child into the MPR and sign them in. Morning care will begin on Wednesday, August 10, at 7:15 a.m. and end at 7:55 a.m. Afternoon extended care will begin on Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m.and ends each day at 5:45 p.m. (We do not offer afternoon extended care on early dismissal days.)  Please be sure to fill out the registration form online at The cost of our after school extended care program is $8.00 per hour per child.

MR Open Campus “Drop-In”  Our MR Open Campus will be held between 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9 for our PK3 through 4th grade families. This is a time to come and meet the teacher, bring in your school supplies and see the classroom. In the classroom, you will also receive a packet that will contain your car line number and other information about the school year. If you are unable to attend the Open Campus, your packet will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. Listed below are the Open Campus times for all of our lower school campuses.

  • Northeast Lower School Campus: 8:30-9:30AM
  • Monticello Road Lower School Campus: 9:00-10:30AM
  • St. Andrews Road Lower School Campus: 10:00-11:30AM

Upcoming Dates

August 8       New Parent Dinner

August 9       Lower School Open Campus

August 10     First Day of School – 1/2 Day of School with dismissal at 11:45 AM (No after school care)

August 11     First Full Day of School

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and we will see you soon! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.