SAR Campus Updates: 1.11.23

January 11, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Please see the reminders below:

Coffee with the HeadmasterEnjoy coffee and conversation with our headmaster, Dr. Tony Fajardo, and fellow Ben Lippen parents this Thursday, January 12, from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the MPR on the MR Lower School Campus.

MLK Day: There will be no school on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Afterschool Clubs: Flyers and registration information for 2nd-semester clubs can be found in your child’s folder today. The SAR clubs are listed below.

Mondays: Culinary Kids (2nd-4th grades)
Tuesdays: Soccer Shots (PK3 – K)  
Wednesdays: Robotics (3rd-4th grades) 
Wednesdays: ACRO (PK4-2nd) 
Thursdays: Culinary Kids – 3:00-4:15 (PK4-1st grade) 
Youth Development: Football Start Date: Week of February 6th (1st-4th grades)

2023/2024 Re-EnrollmentRe-enrollment is not an automatic process. You will need to re-enroll each student and pay a $500 deposit to secure your child(ren)’s space(s). If your circumstances have changed and you will not be returning, please select “will not enroll.” Please be sure to click the SUBMIT button at the end. The deadline for re-enrollment is January 31, 2023. After that date, all unsecured seats will be open to the public. Please contact Lil Mason, Admissions Director for the Lower School, with any questions at

International WeekBen Lippen School will celebrate International Week from January 30 – February 3. Lower School students are invited to wear cultural attire from a country of their choice on Friday, February 3. Please see the attached flyer with more information regarding this special week.

MAP testing: Our K5 – 4th grade lower school students will have MAP testing the week of January 23-27. Your child’s teacher will send home details regarding specific dates that your child will test.

Campus Wear / Outerwear Reminder:  In addition to outerwear purchased from Lands’ End, while inside the school building, students may wear jackets and sweaters which are not purchased from Lands’ End. These jackets and sweaters must be a solid color within the BLS Campus Wear color palette and are not required to bear the Ben Lippen logo or promote a BLS team or organization. Company logos (e.g., The North Face) are acceptable. Colors in the Ben Lippen color palette for outerwear include black, grey, green, yellow, and white. Coats/jackets and sweaters worn outside for recess do not have to fall within the BL color palette.

Grandparents Day – Save the Date:  Friday, March 10 is our annual Grandparents Day. More information will be sent home in the upcoming weeks.  March 10 is a half day of school.

International Week Flyer 2023

Upcoming Dates:

January 12                     Coffee with the Headmaster (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at MR)

January 16                     No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January  23-27               MAP testing (K5-4th)

January 30-February 3   International Week

March 10                        Grandparent’s Day – Half day of school