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  • 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.


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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School Spirit!

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!


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   or call (949) 493-0658. This is a CUSD program.


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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 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!

Posted by: Marianne Johnston
Published: 11/11/14

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.

Posted by: Marianne Johnston
Published: 11/11/14

Character Counts!

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!


October- respect=yellow

November- citizenship=purplePillars.jpeg

December- loyalty= pink

January- perseverance= light blue

February- caring= red

March-Trustworthiness= blue

April- Fairness=orange

May- honesty= white

June- courage=lavender


School Calendar

Today: 12/19/14

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


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 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.