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Office Hours

 
  • School Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Start/Dism. Times

Kindergarten Classes

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.

Tuesdays

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.

Tuesdays

7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

ListServ

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School Spirit!

Spirit Fridays: bobcat spirit wear day OR wear Character Counts color (September is green for Responsibility!)

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SPIRIT STORE

 

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.

SONGS

Please refer to the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) Website  to learn more about preparation for a SONGS emergency.

TARGET REWARDS

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!

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SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Benedict School office is open from August 18 - Sept. 03     08:00 a.m. –  04:00 p.m. (office closed for lunch: 12:00-01:00 p.m.).

Tuesday, August 26 - New Kindergarten Student Assessments

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/2015, the New Kindergarten Student Assessments will be posted.

08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m., Last Names A-M

 09:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Last Names N-Z

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day Holiday – school office closed.

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September 3 - Class Lists Posted

On Wednesday, after 03:00 p.m. the class lists of student placement will be accessible on Parent Portal through School Loop.

 

After 04:00 p.m. class lists will be posted at Truman Benedict School in the courtyard outside the office.

September 4 - First Day of School

Thursday, September 4, School Schedule:

Grades 1-5                           07:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Kindergarten parents remain in the classroom with students:

Kindergarten EB                  07:45 a.m. – 08:58 a.m.

Kindergarten LO                  09:15 a.m. – 10:28 a.m.

T Kindergarten EB              08:00 a.m. – 09:13 a.m.

T Kindergarten LO              09:30 a.m. – 10:43 a.m.

First Day Ice Cream Social

IceCreamSocial1.jpegOn Thursday, September 4, students, teachers, parents, families, and friends, are all invited to an “Ice Cream Social” right after school lets out at the lunch tables.                                                          

 

This event sponsored by our PTA! 

September 4 - regular office hours Resume

On Thursday, September 04 Truman Benedict's School Office resumes regular office hours. - 07:30 a.m. – 03:30 p.m. (regular office hours)

September 11 - Recycle Program Begins

This Thursday, September 11,  at 7:30 a.m. – 07:50 a.m. in front of the school by the office our Recycle Program drive-thru drop off begins!

September 18 - LIVE SCAN PROCESSING

 On Thursday, September 18, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m LIVE SCAN PROCESSING will be available in Room E-1 for a fee.  ($62.00 fee).

September 22 - FALL SCHOOL PORTRAIT DAY

Monday, September 22, students will have their photos taken and families have the opportunity to purchase photo packets. 
 

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September 23 - First Day of Autumn

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September 23 - BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT

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Grades 1-5 - 07:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Kindergarten EBK & LOK                  07:45 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

T-Kindergarten EBK & LOK              08:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

  

Teacher Evening Presentations in the Classrooms:

05:00 p.m. – 05:45 p.m., Transitional Kindergarten

06:00 p.m. – 06:45 p.m., Grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

06:50 p.m. – 07:35 p.m., Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th

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School Calendar

Today: 9/1/14
All Day: LABOR DAY (Legal Holiday)

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

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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 lisarene@cox.net or Mary McWilliams at mcwilliams@cox.net. 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!

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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:

 

 

FIRST SESSION: all students meet their teachers at the lunch tables

Mondays: September 22-November 10, 2014 (02:10-03:10 p.m.)

One-on-One Basketball: Basketball Pre-Season Tune Up, blacktop (should it rain, MPR)

Academic Chess Class, Room E-2

Tuesdays: September 30-November 04, 2014 (12:55-01:55 p.m.)

Care4Yoga Class, MPR

Culinary Kids Cooking Class, Room E-2

Wednesdays: September 24-November 12, 2014 (02:10-03:10 p.m.)

Young Rembrandts: Draw Amazing Things Class, Room E-2

Fit Kids: Hip Hop Class, MPR

Thursdays: September 25-November 13, 2014 (02:10-03:10 p.m.)

Golf: Tee It Up With TGA, blacktop (should it rain, MPR)

Challenge Island: Shark Tooth Island, Room E-2

 

Click here to reach the Saddleback After-School Enrichment Classes for Truman Benedict School.