SAR Campus Updates: 2.7.23

February 7, 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 on the campus of your choice:  (you can choose either campus)  Monticello Road campus (Tuesday, February 14) or St. Andrews Road campus (Wednesday, February 15).

Beauty and the Beast: Ben Lippen Fine Arts is excited to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast featuring students in grades 9-12. Performances will take place this week on February 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ben Lippen School Performing Arts Center (500 St. Andrews Road). Tickets are on sale now at


Valentine’s Day: Students students may wear Valentine colors or Valentine-themed shirts with jeans to school on Tuesday, February 14.


Save the date for our next Parenting Summit: The 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:  Just a reminder that 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


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


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.


2023 Daddy Daughter WESTERN dance permission form (1)


Upcoming Dates:

February 9-11                  Beauty and the Beast (7:30 p.m.)

February 9                       Coffee with the Headmaster (8:30 a.m. at the NE Lower School Campus)

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