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    Go, Bears!
    Marlys Bennington ~ Principal
    benninmm@myunit5.org
     
     
    6006 Ireland Grove Rd.
    Bloomington, IL 61705

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

       

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  • School Carnival
    The Benjamin School Carnival – themed this year as Lights! Camera! Benjamin! - is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd from 5:00-8:30 p.m. You can learn more about the Benjamin carnival at: www.benjamincarnival.com 

    On Friday, February 3rd, teachers sent home the Benjamin Carnival Pre-Order form, which is due back on Thursday, February 16th. The form has  information about the carnival, including a list of activities. It also has order information for the food, wristbands, raffle and tickets. 

    But, to make the Benjamin School Carnival a success, volunteers are needed. Please consider volunteering your time and register at the following link: 

    Volunteer Sign-Up Link:

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0844AFAB2FA6F58-20171 Additionally, we have needs for donations of drinks and other food items to be used the night of carnival. Please use the following link, if you are able to donate items:

    Donations Sign-Up Link:

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0844AFAB2FA6F58-2017

     Any carnival questions can be directed to Erika Hunt at erika.lee.hunt@gmail.com.

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  • Kindergarten Registration - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    If you have a child who will be attending Kindergarten at Benjamin this fall, please join us for our Kindergarten Registration.  You may attend at either 8:30am or 1:00pm.  The sessions are not open houses - important information is presented throughout the sessions, so please be prompt.  Please bring your future kindergarten student with you.  Click here for more information.  We look forward to seeing all of you!
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  • Box Tops for Education

    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!

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  • 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. 

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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