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:
Donations Sign-Up Link:
Any carnival questions can be directed to Erika Hunt at email@example.com.
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.