A Visit from Patricia Polacco
On Monday, January 22, author Patricia Polacco will be visiting Benjamin Elementary. We are so looking forward to hearing her speak about her work and her life. All of our students have been busy preparing for her arrival. We have been reading, writing, creating displays, even baking and eating Thunder Cake (a recipe in one of her books). Please take a moment to ask your students about how they are preparing for her arrival.
Grade Level Music Performances and Chorus Concert DatesUpcoming School Year - 2017-2018
We are very fortunate to be able to use the auditorium at Normal Community High School for our concerts. Their space provides the ease of parking, comfortable seating where everyone can see their children, and a stage that fits all of our students and has good acoustics. Concert dates have been planned around Elementary Parent Conferences, 5th grade Band and Orchestra Concerts at the Junior High School, and all the High School events (Fall Play, Band, Orchestra, Choir, etc) that occur throughout the fall, winter and spring. Below are our performance dates for the upcoming school year:
Thursday, April 26
5:00 pm 4th Grade
6:00 pm 1st Grade
7:00 pm Chorus
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, beginning Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:00am. 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.
State Farm Matching Gift Program
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.