MR Campus Updates: 2.22.23

February 23, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Dear Parents,


Here are a few important reminders for the upcoming weeks:

  • Daddy/Daughter Dance:  There is still time to register for the daddy/daughter dance this Saturday, February 25.  You can register through today.
  • Parenting Summit: Save the date for our next Parenting Summit on Thursday, February 23rd 8:30-10 a.m. at the William H. Jones Center @ CIU
    • Did you know that 11% of school-aged children are diagnosed with ADHD? Ben Lippen School recognizes that while there are many advantages to ADHD, there can also be challenges.  This Parenting Summit is designed to increase parents’ understanding of ADHD, as well as share strategies to improve life at home and school.
    • Leah Danford, Ph.D. and Trisha Kirkland, LPC will share from their professional training and personal experiences to help parents feel better equipped to guide their students.
  • Addition of 3rd and 4th Grades to the NE campus: Plans are in motion for the NE campus to continue to expand to accommodate 3rd and 4th grades for the upcoming 2023-24 school year! Interested families should contact Lil Mason, Admissions Director for Lower School, at
  • Grandparents’ Day:  Ben Lippen Lower School will celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Friday, March 10th, which is also a half day of school. The morning will begin with grade level presentations at 8:45am and will be followed by classroom visits and refreshments at 9:15 am. An invitation has been sent home in your child’s folder and one is attached.
  • Message from PTF: Please save the date for the Mother/Son Neon Dodgeball event scheduled for Saturday, April 1st.
  • Fireflies Reading ProgramBen Lippen Lower School is participating in the Columbia Fireflies Reading Program. Your child will have the opportunity to improve their reading skills and earn a FREE ticket to a Fireflies baseball game. The reading program is from Wednesday, February 1st to Friday, March 10th. Our school’s game date is Sunday, May 7th at 6:05pm. Additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $10 per person.
  • Lost and Found:  There are lots of items in the lost and found.  Please check out the table in the lobby for any items that might be your child’s.

2023 Daddy Daughter WESTERN dance permission form (1)

Upcoming Dates:

Feb 25                          Daddy/Daughter Dance

March 10                      Grandparents’ Day – Half day of school

March 13                       No School – Teacher Work Day
March 20-24                 Read Across Ben Lippen Week
March 27-31                 Teacher Appreciation Week
April 1                           Mother/Son Night