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 (December is Blue for Trustworthiness)
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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Student Life At Truman Benedict!
Wednesday, December 11 - CUSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
CUSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, District Office Board Room, 07:00 p.m.
Holiday Hat Day
Friday, December 13, HOLIDAY HAT DAY! Wear your favorite holiday hat to school. Also wear red and green colors to school this day.
PTA GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, December 18, 02:15 p.m., PTA GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING, Room E-3
Candy Grams - December 18
On Wednesday, December 18, Student Council members will be selling “Candy Grams” for $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00. Students may purchase a candy cane to be delivered to a person of their choice. Candy canes will be delivered to classrooms the next day.
(Recess for Students, Staff, and Teachers) Monday through Friday, December 23, 2013, through January 3, 2014 is the winter vacation. School resumes once again on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014.
Student Holiday - Teacher Training
January 6, 2014, Monday is an Instructional Furlough Day. Students will get an extra vacation day and teachers will go to a training on the Common Core State Standards for math and reading.
January 20 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Monday, January 20, 2014 is a SCHOOL HOLIDAY. We will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 21 - COFFEE TALK WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 08:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. This event will be held in the Multipurpose Room. Come spend a relaxing hour with Mrs. Harvey for questions, concerns, or suggestions about our wonderful school…
January 22 - PTA GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 02:15 p.m., PTA GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING, ROOM E-3
January 23 - PARENT INFO NIGHT
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 07:00 p.m. TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFO NIGHT, D.O. Bd. Rm. Informational meeting for parents who are interested in learning about the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program for 2014-2015. Any children who will turn five years of age between September 02 and December 02, 2014, are the only students who will be eligible for the TK program next school year. Intent to register forms will not be accepted before the date of the information night.
Saturday, January 25 - OLSAT TEST (Grades 3 - 7 *Only for those notified by mail)
Saturday, January 25, 2014, CRITERIA-BASED OLSAT Test (Gr. 3-7)
January 31 CHINESE NEW YEAR ~ Year of the Horse
SCHOOL OF CHOICE
Monday-Friday, February 03-28, 2014, SCHOOL OF CHOICE WINDOW (notification of acceptance in early March). Information regarding School of Choice (SOC) is on the District website: www/capousd.org
February 08 - FREF FIESTA!
Saturday, February 08, 2014, FREF FIESTA, 06:00 – 10:00 p.m. This year the FREF Fiesta will be held at the El Adobe Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano. Save the date! More information to come.
1st Holiday Program - Dec. 20
K Holiday Program - Dec. 20
2nd Ancestor Program - Dec. 19
Reminders! PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BENEDICT OR BAMS PARKING LOT DURING THESE PERFORMANCES!
We recommend parking in the Forster Ranch Park lot (above the school); walk down the stairs that will lead to the blacktop (Grade 2 families can proceed to the stairs located on the other side of Benedict’s lunch tables; leading up to the BAMS campus, and walk over to their MPR; Grade K families can proceed right into Benedict’s MPR). Please inform all family members and/or friends who will be attending either of these programs of this parking policy.
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
OTTER POPS ARE ON SALE AFTER SCHOOL EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY
Otter Pops sales help our 5th graders supplement the cost of their Science Camp adventure in January. They are on sale after school every Tuesday and Friday. Please bring small bills or change.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to manage this fundraiser! – contact Lisa Carrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary McWilliams at email@example.com. If unable to volunteer, you can donate a box of Otter Pops (sold at Walmart).
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
All after-school enrichment classes must go through our new program provider Saddleback College Community Education After School and Enrichment Program. This new partnership with CUSD will expand Saddleback’s College For Kids Program and Junior Gauchos outreach efforts to offer fun and educational activities to meet the needs of our local elementary and middle schools. For detailed descriptions of all CUSD after-school programs and to view the Community Education Parent Handbook Policies and Procedures, please visit their website www.saddleback.edu/ce. Information and registration is also available at the Saddleback Community Education Office 949.582.4646.
Click here to reach the current after-school classes being held at Benedict School:
IMPORTANT: After-school classes will not be held during the week of Parent-Teacher Spring Conferences (Mar. 24-28, 2014).
Click here to reach the Saddleback After-School Enrichment Classes for Truman Benedict School.