SAR NEWS 9.5.23

September 5, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

SAR Reminders:

Legacy begins this Wednesday: Legacy is a tradition where fourth graders, “seniors” of the lower school, run a snack cart during lunch with sweet and salty treats to sell to other students. Treats are 50 cents each, and profits go towards the fouth grade class to purchase something to give back to the school at the end of the year. The kids love this tradition. Thank you for supporting our school and 4th graders in this project.

Book Fair News from Mrs. Leneschmidt: The SAR Book Fair will be here before you know it, and this year the theme will be Diving into Reading on an Ocean Expedition!

  • What: St. Andrews Road Book Fair
  • When: Monday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: SAR Cafeteria

The children will be bringing home their wish lists on Monday, Sept. 11.  Coloring Contest sheets for grades PreK4-4th grade are due today. A winner will be selected in each class and will receive a FREE (up to $10 value) book from the Book Fair.

We will also have an extended shopping time at the book fair on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm during our special SAR Family Night. There will be a food truck, crafts, games, and extra book fair shopping hours. 

Book Fair Volunteers Needed:  Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below to see the many opportunities to serve and then indicate in which area you are interested.  If a specific job is full but you would still like to be part of that team, please let me know. We appreciate any and all of your help!

Book Fair Volunteer Sign-Up

SAR Lower School Fall Clubs: It is not too late to sign up for clubs. Please email the leaders below for more information!

    • Mondays and Wednesdays – 1st and 2nd Grades
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays – 3rd and 4th Grades

Picture Day: Mark your calendars! School picture day for the SAR Campus will be Tuesday, September 19. Picture day attire is regular campus wear. A proof will be sent home from the school with information on how to order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the proof to be sent home.

Vidigami: Vidigami is a photo management and sharing application accessible via computer browsers and mobile devices. Ben Lippen School uploads photos to Vidigami following many of our campus events and activities. If you are new to Vidigami, to activate your account, look for the invitation email sent by our Vidigami admin, Karie Phillips. Click the link in the email to activate your account and set up your password. You will keep the same account for the entirety of your student’s time at Ben Lippen. There is a support area on the Vidigami website, but if you have any questions or concerns, please email Karie Phillips at

Clothes Closet Sign Up:  We are looking for volunteers to help with the clothing closet located at the SAR campus. Please click on the following link for more information.

Substitutes Needed:  We are in need of substitutes.  If you are interested in subbing, please fill out an employment application found online, and return it to the front office.

Important Dates:

September 11-14     SAR Book Fair

September 12          SAR Book Fair Family Night (5:00-7:00 PM)

September 19          SAR Student Individual School Pictures

September 25-29     Spirit Week

September 29          Half Day of School – Dismissal at 11:45 AM

October 11               Half-Day of School – Dismissal at 11:45 AM

October 12-13          Fall Break