Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Early Birds - 7:45 a.m. to 11:38 a.m.
Late Owls - 9:15 a.m. to 1:08 p.m.
Early Birds & Late Owls: 7:45 a.m. to 11:38 a.m.
Grades 1- 5
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
7:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
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Spirit Fridays: bobcat spirit wear day OR wear Character Counts color (November is Purple for Citizenship!
Our student spirit wear store is located on campus in Building D, Conference Room #3. It is open Fridays after school. Come by and shop!
MOMMY & ME
Looking for something fun and educational to do with your little one?
Look no further…Capistrano Adult School’s MOMMY & ME/DADDY & ME classes are here for parents and their
two and three year olds! Crafts, directed activities, music and movements, stories, and more! Children play in a
developmentally appropriate setting while parents support them in learning pre-academic skills, following directions,
listening, and socialization under the direction of a credentialed teacher. Parents learn and discuss child development,
family life, and best parenting practices. Field trips, guest speakers, and new friendships pave the way for future school
readiness. Find out more at www.CapistranoAdultSchool.org or call (949) 493-0658. This is a CUSD program.
Please refer to the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) Website to learn more about preparation for a SONGS emergency.
TARGET REWARDS If you haven’t yet designated Truman Benedict Elementary School as your school of choice for your Target Red Card, we would appreciate you choosing us! Money earned goes toward instructional supplies; the bonus being that, not only does our school benefit by using their debit card, but it will also allow you 5% off your purchases! Please sign up today…it’s a “win-win” for everyone! Our school has already received over $2,000.00.
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Truman Benedict News
December 1 - 5 - PJ’s from Heaven Collection
Truman Benedict's student council will once again be hosting PJ’s from Heaven. This is a drive to collect new pairs of pajamas for children in need in the San Clemente area. Bring in a new pair of PJs in a clear plastic bag. Mark on the outside the child's size. Sm., Med., Large etc. Collections will be from December 1st - 5th.
November 24-28 - Thanksgiving Recess
Monday-Friday, November 24-28 is Thanksgiving Recess for students and teachers. Benedict school will be closed.
December 01 - Vision & Hearing Screenings
Monday, December 01, K, 2, and 5th grades will have Vision & Hearing Screenings in the MPR room.
December 02 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 02, at 8:00 a.m. PTA will hold its Executive Board Meeting in Room E-3.
December 05 - Pajama Day
Friday, December 05, - Student Council will host "Pajama Day” Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school! It is also the last day of the drive to collect new pajamas to give to needy children in the San Clemente area.
December 11 - BMX Show
Thursday, December 11 - The BMX Show comes to Truman Benedict. It takes place on the blacktop from 8:15-09:00 a.m. for Grades K-5. This is a PTA sponsored event for a great fundraising effort by the Benedict students!
December 11 - PTA General Association Meeting
Thursday, December 11, PTA General Association Meeting in Room E-3 at 02:15 p.m.
December 19 - “Holiday Hat Day”
Friday, December 19 - Student Council’s “Holiday Hat Day” Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite hat, stocking cap, and red and green!
December 22 - January 02 - Winter Recess
Monday, December 22 - Friday, January 02, 2015 – (Recess for Students and Teachers) School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Each month we recognize behavior at school and choose a Character Counts trait pillar to honor and discuss. Each trait is symbolized by a color. We choose to wear that color on Fridays as part of a show of school spirit. The following chart shows the Character Counts trait and its month along with its color!
December- loyalty= pink
January- perseverance= light blue
February- caring= red
May- honesty= white
How To Use The Calendar
To use our calendar just click on the day and a window pops up with the information if any. To view a larger version of the calendar just click on the month. To view the previous month or the next month click on the arrows to the right or the left of the current month.
New Student On-line Enrollment
If your student is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.
Week At A Glance
Grade Level Recycle Program
BENEDICT GRADE LEVEL RECYCLE PROGRAM EVERY THURSDAY MORNING - 07:30 am – 07:50 am
We will be collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans, that have the CA CRV or CA CASH label on them at a convenient drive-thru drop off location in the parking lot (we cannot recycle any glass containers).
Please have the grade level legibly noted on the outside of every bag. Grade level pound totals are tallied by our volunteer recycle team and announced. Don’t forget to bring in your newspapers, too!
After-School Enrichment Classes
After-school classes will again be offered to our Benedict families through Saddleback Community College. Providing enrichment programs to families enhances student learning beyond the traditional school experience and gives students the opportunity to develop a curiosity of extra-curricular subject matter while continuing their learning.
It is the goal of the After-School Experience to create and foster positive interactions with students, parents, and school sites. FAQ has been developed and available on the Saddleback Community Education website; along with registration information: to enroll in the classes listed below visit the Saddleback Community Education website.
The After-School Experience offers art, science, cooking, sports, and academic enrichment classes, which are taught by CUSD teachers and professional experts. All classes are held on CUSD school sites following school dismissal times. Please visit www.saddleback.edu/ce for program information to register. Always pre-register for classes! Same-day or drop-in registrations are not accepted. Registration closes at midnight prior to the first class meeting. Classes that do not reach a minimum enrollment of 12 students three business days before the first class meeting will be cancelled.
SECOND SESSION: all students meet their teachers at the lunch tables
Mondays: December 01, 2014-February 02, 2015 (02:10-03:10 p.m.)
Academic Chess Class, Room E-2
Fit Kids: Hip Hop, MPR
One on One Basketball: After School Hoops Class, blacktop
Tuesdays: December 02, 2014-February 03, 2015 (12:55-01:55 p.m.)
Care4Yoga Class, MPR
Culinary Kids Cooking Class, Room E-2
Wednesdays: December 03, 2014-February 04, 2015 (02:10-03:10 p.m.)
Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Drawing, Room E-2
Thursdays: December 04, 2014-February 05, 2015 (02:10-03:10 p.m.)
Bricks 4 Kidz: Engineering With Lego Bricks: Laws of Motion, Room E-2
Golf: Tee It Up With TGA, blacktop
Click here to reach the Saddleback After-School Enrichment Classes for Truman Benedict School.