NE Campus Updates 3.7.23

March 8, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Dear Parents,


Here are a few important reminders for the upcoming weeks:

  • Grandparents’ Day this Friday, March 10th:  We are looking forward to celebrating Grandparents’ Day this Friday, which is also a half day of school with dismissal at 11:45. There is no extended care on Friday. The morning will begin with grade level presentations at 8:45am and will be followed by classroom visits and refreshments at 9:15am.

    Please remember to return the Dismissal Permission Forms for Friday by tomorrow, Wednesday March 8th. These forms were previously sent home with your child. A form is needed for every student, even if they do not have a grandparent coming.

  • Coffee with the Headmaster: Enjoy coffee and conversation with our headmaster, Dr. Tony Fajardo, and fellow Ben Lippen parents THIS Thursday, March 9th 8:30-9:30am at the Performing Arts Center at the SAR campus.
  • Monday, March 13th: There will be no school for students on Monday, March 13th. This day is a scheduled teacher workday.
  • Ben Lippen Athletics Youth Development League: Registration is now open here for boys and girls grades 1-4 for Golf and Basketball. Golf (1st – 4th grade) is Monday & Wednesday and begins March 20th. Basketball for 1st & 2ndgrade is Monday & Wednesday and begins March 27th. Please communicate with Mrs. Parks if your child will ride the bus from the NE campus to MR. 
  • Read Across Ben Lippen Week:  Ben Lippen Lower School will celebrate literacy on March 20-24th. Students are allowed to dress up following each days’ theme and on Friday students may dress as a book character. An informational flyer has been sent home with your child today and is attached to this email.
  • Children’s Author to visit Ben Lippen School: Children’s author, Jeryl Christmas, will visit on Wednesday, March 22nd.  She will be speaking to the PreK3-2nd grade classes. Parents have the opportunity to preorder her books and get a signed copy for your child.  The order form is being sent home with your child today and is attached to this email. The deadline to preorder books is Friday, March 17th.
  • Come to the Table: Join us on Saturday, March 25th at 6pm for an evening of community, celebration, and vision casting. During this evening under the lights, guests will enjoy appetizers, dinner, dessert, live music by very talented students, and an auction. Dr. Fajardo will also share the vision for the future of Ben Lippen School.


If you would like to volunteer or have an item or experience to donate for the auction, please contact


Save your seat at the table by Wednesday, March 15!


  • Mother/Son Neon Dodgeball: Save the date for the Mother/Son Neon Dodgeball game Saturday, April 1st 6-8pm at the MR campus gymnasium. PK3-4th grade boys are invited to bring their mom, aunt, grandmother, or special female guest. Sign up forms are coming home today and are due, along with payment, by Friday, March 24th.
  • Needed Supplies for Technology Enrichment Class: For our Technology enrichment class, we need empty recyclable small cardboard boxes (cereal, tissue, shoeboxes, etc.).  If you have any that you would like to donate, please send them by March 14th.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • WIN Summer Camps: Make plans to join in all the Fun, Fundamentals and Faith at the Ben Lippen Athletics WIN Summer Sports Camps! Stay tuned for registration information.

Upcoming Dates:

March 10                     Grandparents’ Day – Half day of school
March 13                     No School / Teacher Work Day
March 20-24               Read Across Ben Lippen Week
March 25                     Come to the Table event
March 27-31               Teacher Appreciation Week
April 1                         Mother/Son Night
April 7-14                   Spring Break – Classes resume April 17th
Amy Parks, MSN, BS, RN
NE School Nurse

Administrative Assistant

Ben Lippen School

(803) 807-4500 Phone

(803) 744-1387 Fax

Read Across Ben Lippen 2023