SAR Campus Updates: 11.3.22

November 1, 2022 Lower School News

SAR Chapel Tomorrow (Wednesday): Just a reminder that our 3rd grade students will be leading us in chapel tomorrow, November 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Falcon Fall Festival: The Ben Lippen Lower School PTF invites you to the Falcon Fall Festival Saturday, November 12 from 10am-1pm. The event will be held at the football field at the MR Campus. There will be food, fellowship, and lots of fun activities (bounce houses, yard games, hayrides & more). The cost for the event is $10 per family. A reservation form was sent home with your child last week and is attached for your convenience.

Thanksgiving Student Lunch: The SAR campus is offering an optional Thanksgiving lunch for the students from Lizard’s Thicket on Friday, November 18. The cost is $7 per meal. Refer to the flyer sent home today for additional information and please return the form with payment no later than Wednesday, November 9th to indicate whether you are ordering Lizard’s Thicket for your child or planning to send in a lunch as usual.

Operation Christmas Child: The Ben Lippen School Discipleship Office is sponsoring a school-wide service project in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child. A flyer was sent home today in your child’s folder to learn more about the project and how you can help a child experience the love of God in a tangible way this Christmas season. Shoeboxes are available in the front office. Please stop by and pick one up or reply to this email and I will send a box home with your child. All shoeboxes are due to the school by Monday, November 14th.


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:


Fruit of the Spirit Awards:  Each month the lower school students are focusing on character trait.  At the end of the month, one student from every class will be honored with an award for consistently demonstrating that trait.


October’s Self Control Recipients are:

PK3:   Gaines Truluck

PK4: Macy Wages and Le-ainna Fluker

K5: Meg Cantey and Sophia Coppola

1st Grade: Isaac Jordan and Theo Brindley

2nd Grade: Andrew Lyons and Nathan Pace

3rd Grade: Boston Hedgpeth

4th Grade: Eli Thompson

Upcoming Dates:

November 10            Headmaster Coffee

November 12            Fall Festival (held at the MR football field)

November 14            Christmas Shoebox Collection Due

November 21-25      Thanksgiving Break