SAR Campus Updates: 11. 16.22

November 17, 2022 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Please see the reminders below:

Christmas Programs: Please see the following information regarding our upcoming lower school Christmas programs.

  • Date and Time:
    • 1st -4th Grades:  December 13 at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center at SAR
    • PK3 – K5:   December 15 at 10:30am in the Performing Arts Center at SAR
  • What to wear: Students are to wear a Christmas outfit.
    • Girls – Christmas dress or skirt with a red or green shirt
    • Boys – Khaki pants with a button-down shirt or Christmas sweater

Cooking and STEM Fall CampCalling all Kindergarten through 4th Graders for a Cooking and STEM Camp during Thanksgiving Break. Camp dates are November 21 & 22 from 8:30am-3:30pm on the SAR campus. The cost is $80 per day or $150 for both days. Hurry to reserve your spot as space is limited!  Email to sign up!

Christmas Guest Readers: Help us “unwrap” the gift of reading this year by sharing a favorite Christmas book as a guest reader in the Library!  Click on the link below to find your child’s class time and sign up.  You can bring a favorite book or I can provide one for you.  We do ask that you please avoid books with references to Santa Claus.  Thank you!


Falcon Fall Festival: Reimbursements for the cancelled Fall Festival were sent home yesterday. If you did not receive your refund, please contact gwen.cornwell@benlippen.

Operation Christmas Child:  A huge thank you to all who sent in a Christmas box.  The boxes will be picked up tomorrow (Wednesday) so if you would still like to send one in, you can have your child bring it to the office in the morning.

Fall Parenting Summit: Join us for the Fall Parenting Summit on Thursday, November 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the William H. Jones Center at Columbia International University.

Topic Title: Stewarding Your Child’s Mental Health

Did you know that mental health concerns are on the rise among youth in the United States? Ben Lippen School recognizes that our students face many challenges in today’s world, which could cause an increase in stress and sadness. Join us Thursday, November 17, when Licensed Professional Counselor, Bert Medlin, will speak to parents of students in grades K3-12 to bring awareness to different types of mental health struggles and offer prevention strategies. Parents will be equipped with a holistic approach to preventing mental health struggles, as well as learn what to do if they have a concern for their child’s wellbeing. Link to event:

Campus Wear:  This is a friendly reminder that all outerwear worn inside the building such as sweatshirts, hoodies, sweaters etc. should be solid in color in the BL campus wear color palette (black, white, gray, green, yellow/gold). Students should also wear a campus wear top underneath the outerwear. Please refer to the student handbook for additional information: Student Handbook


Upcoming Dates:

November 21-25    Thanksgiving Break

December 13          Lower School Christmas Program 1st – 4th Grades (6:30pm)

December 15          Lower School Christmas Program PK3-K5 (10:30am)

December 14-16     Half Days of School – Dismissal at 11:45 (No After School Care)