Marlys Bennington

    6006 Ireland Grove Rd.
    Bloomington, IL 61705

    Office (309)557-4410
    Attendance (309)557-4459
    Fax (309)557-4511


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  • Late Bus20 

    We have been told by Transportation that Bus 8 will be approximately 20 minutes late this morning.  School Messenger was not allowing us to make a call.  We apologize for this.  If you have questions, please contact our office at (309)557-4410 or Transportation at (309)557-4287.

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  • Chorus Registration
    Chorus Registration is open until Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Please click on the link below for more information and to register your 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student.
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  • Curriculum Night - Thursday, September 8th

    Parents, please join us Thursday, September 8th for this special, adults only evening. Mrs. Bennington will be sharing information about Standards Based Grading, and then teachers will present information about grade level curriculum and expectations, as well as classroom specific information.  There will be two identical teacher presentations, to help families who have more than one child.  Here is the schedule for the evening:

    6:00-6:30pm - Standards Based Grading Presentation - Gym (Mrs. Bennington)

    6:30-7:00pm - Teacher Presentations - Classroom

    7:00-7:30pm - Teacher Presentations - Classroom

    We hope you will join us!  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bennington at benninmm@myunit5.org or at (309)557-4410.

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  • School Supply Lists for the 2016-2017 School Year
    First Grade
    Second Grade
    Third Grade
    Fourth Grade
    Fifth Grade

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  • New Lunch Times for 2016-17

    We have adjusted our lunch/recess times slightly to accommodate the earlier start time for elementary schools.  Please keep this in mind when visiting your student(s) for lunch/recess.

    K & 4th Grades - 11:10-12:00

    1st & 3rd Grades - 11:40-12:30

    2nd & 5th Grades - 12:10-1:00

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  • Facility Use Requests

    We will begin taking Facility Use Requests for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:15 A.M.  If you have questions, please contact our office at (309)557-4410. Click here to view the Building Use Form. Click here to view the Building Use Waiver.

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  • Dine & Donate All Year Long!
    We have an opportunity to participate a 30/10 program with Papa Johns.  The next time you go to order pizza choose to order on-line, enter the code “BENJAMIN30” you will save 30% off the menu price order and 10% will be donated back to Benjamin PTO. Use this code as often as you like and share with all your pizza loving friends & family, they can enjoy the discount and help support our school while they are at it!  The beauty of this program is it is available 365 days a year! Click here to view the flier.

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    Unit 5 has been involved with Vision 20/20, which is a student‐centered vision for the future of education in Illinois. It focuses on four policy priorities: highly effective educators, 21st century learning, shared accountability, and equitable and adequate funding. To learn more about Vision 20/20, click here.
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    Unit 5 email experienced intermittent outages, as well as voice mail issues, earlier this week. Everything has been restored to working order. Unit 5 will begin a process to move away from our current email platform Microsoft Exchange and is instead moving to Gmail. This move is necessary due to the fact that the current Exchange/Version/Server is past its end-of-life and the performance issues continue to mount. The problems this week further reinforce our decision to make this change. The migration is set to begin summer 2016, and will be completed by August 2016. Thank you for patience as we work through these issues. 

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