SAR Campus Updates: 2.14.23

February 15, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Please see the reminders below:


Seussical Kids! (3rd and 4th Grade): The Fine Arts Department at Ben Lippen School is excited to announce auditions for this year’s lower school musical, Seussical Kids! Auditions are open to students in 3rd grade and 4thgrade. To sign up for an audition, please click the following link:  St. Andrews Road campus (Wednesday, February 15).


Grandparents Day:  Friday, March 10 is our annual Grandparents Day. More information is in your child’s folder today. We are looking forward to a wonderful day with the students and their grandparents. Please note that March 10 is a half day of school and there will be no after school care on the half day.


Parents in Prayer: Parents in Prayer will be Tuesday mornings until the end of the year in the PAC (building to the left of the office at SAR) following drop off at ~8:15 am, with a hard stop at 9 am.  We hope you will join us! Coffee provided!  If you would like to join but can’t without childcare or would like to receive regular ministry updates please email Stacy Lyons at


Parenting SummitOur next Parenting Summit will be held on Thursday, February 23, at 8:30 a.m. at the Monticello Road Campus.  Did you know that 11% of school aged children are diagnosed with ADHD? Ben Lippen School recognizes that while there are many advantages to ADHD, there can also be challenges.  This parenting summit is designed to increase parents’ understanding of ADHD, as well as share strategies to improve life at home and school. Leah Danford, PhD and Trisha Kirkland, LPC will share from their professional training and personal experiences to help parents feel better equipped to guide their students.


Daddy Daughter Dance: Our Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 25, at our Monticello Road Campus Gymnasium. It will be held from 6:30- 8:30 PM. Reservation forms (see attached) are due back to the school office by February 21.


Addition of 3rd and 4th Grades to the Northeast (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

Message from PTF: Please save the date for the Mother/Son Neon Dodgeball event scheduled for Saturday, April 1. Reservation forms will be sent home in the next few weeks!

Fireflies Reading Program: Information was sent home with your child about the Columbia Fireflies Reading Program. This program will run from Wednesday, February 1 to Friday, March 10. Please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Leneschmidt, with any questions at


2023 Daddy Daughter WESTERN dance permission form (1)


Upcoming Dates:

February 17 & 20             No School (Teacher Work Day/President’s Day)

February 23                     Parenting Summit

February 25                     Daddy/Daughter Dance

March 10                         Grandparent’s Day – Half day of school

March 27-31                    Teacher Appreciation Week

April 1                              Mother/Son Neon Dodgeball