NE Campus Updates: 2.7.23

February 7, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Dear Parents,

Here are a few important reminders for the upcoming weeks:

  • 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
  • Coffee with the HeadmasterEnjoy coffee and conversation with our headmaster, Dr. Tony Fajardo, and fellow Ben Lippen parents THIS Thursday, February 9th 8:30-9:30am at the NE campus.
  • Beauty and the Beast: Ben Lippen Fine Arts is excited to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast featuring students in grades 9-12. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at

    Performances are THIS Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Feb 9-11) at 7:30pm at the Ben Lippen School Performing Arts Center (500 St. Andrews Road).

  • Valentine’s DayStudents may wear Valentine colors or Valentine-themed shirts with jeans to school on Tuesday, February 14th
  • Parenting Summit: Save the date for our next Parenting Summit on Thursday, February 23rd 8:30-10am 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, PhD and Trisha Kirkland, LPC will share from their professional training and personal experiences to help parents feel better equipped to guide their students.
  • Message from PTF: Please mark your calendar and save the date for the Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Dance Western Night on Saturday, February 25th 6:30-8:30pm at the Ben Lippen School Gymnasium (MR campus). See attached flyer for details.


  • 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 7that 6:05pm. Additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $10 per person.
  • Afterschool Clubs:

    BL Athletics Youth Development Football has started this week on the MR campus! Mondays and Wednesdays – 1stand 2nd grade students

    -Mondays: Soccer Shots (PK4-K5)
    -Wednesdays: Ballet (PK4-2nd)
    -Thursdays: Karate (PK4-2nd)


2023 Daddy Daughter WESTERN dance permission form (1)


Upcoming Dates:

Feb 9                           Coffee with the Headmaster
Feb 9-11                      Beauty and the Beast Production, featuring students in grades 9-12
Feb 17 & 20                No School (Teacher Work Day/President’s Day)
Feb 25                         Daddy/Daughter Dance

March 10                     Grandparent’s Day – Half day of school
March 20-24               Read Across Ben Lippen Week
March 27-31               Teacher Appreciation Week
April 1                         Mother/Son Night
Amy Parks, MSN, BS, RN
NE School Nurse

Administrative Assistant

Ben Lippen School

(803) 807-4500 Phone

(803) 744-1387 Fax