Friday, March 24 is a Spirit Day!
Wear your favorite sports attire.
Monday, April 3rd, is wear blue and be AWARE!
If you aren't aware now, you will be after the "kick off" Aware Fair assembly for Benjamin Bear students on Monday, April 3rd!
Recently, our 5th graders participated in a Cupcake Wars project with the help of Susie Tod from Sugar Mama Bakery. Susie introduced the design process to our students and taught them how to create a basic cupcake. From there, students worked through the process to create a new flavor of cupcake and write the recipe for it. After tasting and evaluating their original creations, students made needed changes before the final product was baked. Finally, a panel of judges determined the winning design. StrawBEARy Lemonade was selected as the winning flavor designed by Caden Lovins, Sarang Hong, Archer Alcozar, and Maya Corwin from 5L. Sugar Mama will be selling the winning cupcake at her bakery in Uptown Normal, starting on March 8th and going through the end of the month. She has also offered to donate 10% of the sales from this flavor back to Benjamin. Please stop by Sugar Mama to taste the winning flavor and support our 5th grade bakers!
Please continue to save your Box Tops for Education for our school. The next submission date is coming soon! Please send all Box Tops to school with your child by February 21, 2017. The PTO uses funds earned through the Box Tops program to purchase items and supplies to help our students. Thank you!
Wall of Kindness
The students at Benjamin Elementary will be focusing on acts of kindness that are done to them by other students, teachers, or staff members. After watching Kid President’s videos and discussing what an act of kindness is with their class, students are now ready to take this into action. Click here to learn more about our Wall of Kindness and to print a Kindness Growl.
State Farm Matching Gift Program
New for 2016, State Farm employees can now submit for State Farm Companies Foundation Matching Gift Program for any monetary donations made to Benjamin PTO of $25 or more. The most common type of donation is that made to Un-raiser at the beginning of the school year. State Farm will only match monetary donations. If you have any questions around how to submit for the matching gift, please click here.
Facility Use Requests
If you are interested in using our facility for student activities, you may complete the forms listed below and submit them to Mrs. Chris Kriter. 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. We currently have limited availability, but we would be happy to check our calendar for you and your group.
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.