Go, Bears!
    Marlys Bennington ~ Principal
    6006 Ireland Grove Rd.
    Bloomington, IL 61705

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


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  • Business Bears
    Students, parents, and staff - Our annual Business Bears Sale will be held on Friday, January 27th from 7:25-7:40am.  Business Bears is an entrepreneurial group that learns about starting a small business.  Items are currently on display in the lobby cases and are priced $0.50-3.00.  All proceeds will be donated to the Benjamin Elementary Scholarship Fund and the Humane Society.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bennington at benninmm@myunit5.org or at (309)557-4410.  Thank you for your support!

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  • 4th & 5th Grade Robotics Club Informational Meeting
    If you are interested in being a part of our 4th & 5th Grade Robotics Club, please attend the mandatory informational meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:00pm in the IMC.  You will meet the club coordinator, complete the required online application, and hear more about what the club will accomplish this year.  Fees for Robotics Club are $25.00.  Membership fees pay for University of Illinois Extension McLean County 4-H SPIN Club membership fees, t-shirts, and weekly lessons at Benjamin.  If you have questions, please contact Benjamin4Hrobotics@gmail.com or Carolyn S. Hansen at cshansen@illinois.edu or (309)862-4041. Click here to view the flier.  Click here to view the registration sheet.

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  • 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.

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  • Noon Hour Supervisors Needed

    We are in need of several noon hour supervisors.  This is a paid position, and the hours are from 11:05-1:05 each day.  Noon hour supervisors help supervise students in the cafeteria and at recess.  If you are interested in helping in this way at our school, please contact Mrs. Bennington at (309)557-4410 or at benninmm@myunit5.org.  Thank you!

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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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