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    Marlys Bennington
    Principal
    benninmm@unit5.org
     
    6006 Ireland Grove Rd.
    Bloomington, IL 61705

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

       
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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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  • Chuck E Cheese
    Dine & Donate
    Our next Dine & Donate is at Chuck E Cheese on May 28th from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
    Teacher & School Staff receive a free soft drink & dinner choice (1 personal pizza or all you can eat salad bar)
    Teacher’s & staff with a valid ID will receive a free trip into the ticket blaster
    15% of all sales made at a cashier’s station will be donated by to Benjamin Elementary PTO
    Students can purchase a trip through the ticket blaster for $2.49
    Chuck E will be at the school at 11:15 am to send the children off, with a friendly reminder to join him that evening for the fun activities!  
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  • Labels for Education
    It’s time for another Labels for Education (LFE) collection. Please return your certificates, UPCs, and bottle caps for the program into the school office collection box by May 22 to be included for this submission. Please trim any UPC’s before sending them to school.  For more information on the program and what is collected, please visit www.labelsforeducation.com. Thanks for helping our school!

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  • All Library Books are Due May 15th 
    It has been a great year in the library! We circulated 26,010 books during the 2014-2015 school year. Please work with your students to get all of their books returned by this Friday. We will begin to inventory our collection on Monday. If books have been missing for a while please know we will continue to look for them here in the library and at school, while your family is looking at home. Thank you for your support! If you have any questions contact Mrs. Mroz.
     
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  • 4th Grade Families
    If your child would like to sign up to be in band or orchestra next year in 5th grade, please follow the link below. All students need to be registered by May 22. http://www.unit5.org/explorationnight

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  • Talent Show
    The Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, May 22nd. 
    The 9:00 am show will include performances from grades K, 2 and 4.
    The 1:30 pm show will include performances from grades 1, 3 and 5. 
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  • Barnes and Noble Book Fair
    Thank you for support at our book fair. We were able to raise $550.00 for our school! We had a great time seeing you at Barnes and Noble.
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  • Listening Tour
    Thank you again to everyone who participated in the Listening Tour last fall. 
    Click here to view an executive summary of the responses. We will take this information and use it for district wide strategic planning.
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  • INVEST IN YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE
    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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  • Do you plan to volunteer this year?
    Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, anyone who volunteers at anytime in the Unit 5 school district must undergo a background check. If you are a first time volunteer or you are renewing please take a moment to review the information about the background check on our website. Refer to the Students and Parents tab and click on Volunteering to learn more  about completing the application. Thank you for supporting our school by donating your time!
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