SAR Campus Updates: 11.9.22

November 10, 2022 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Please see the reminders below:

Coffee with the Headmaster (SAR Campus):  Enjoy coffee and conversation with our headmaster, Dr. Tony Fajardo, and fellow Ben Lippen parents. It will be held tomorrow, November 10, at the St. Andrews Road campus in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center from 8:30-9:30 am.

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.

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. 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.

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!

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

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:

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

December 13          Lower School Christmas Program 1st – 4th Grades (Evening)

December 15          Lower School Christmas Program PK3-K5 (Morning)

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