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Important Dates

  • May 23 - 5th Grade Choir Performance
  • May 24 - 4th Grade General Music Performance
  • May 28 - No school - Memorial Day
  • May 29 - 5th Grade Talent Show @ 8-9am - BAMS MPR
  • June 7 - Last day of school - 11:50 dismissal
  • Tuesday, August 21 - First Day of School for 2018-19

Click here for CUSD 2018-19 and 2019-20 calendars.

Parking Lot/Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders

  • Drop off area is between the two crosswalks.
  • Please drive as far forward, toward the BAMS' crosswalk, as possible before letting your child out of the car. This will allow more cars into the parking lot. 
  • Drop-off line is next to the curb ONLY.  
  • Drop-off line and parking lot is a NO Cell Phone Zone.
  • Please only park in unmarked stalls if you are walking your child onto campus.

  • Please use the marked crosswalks when arriving and leaving campus. 

  • There is NO drop off at the "island" in the front parking lot.

  • Do NOT call to your child to cross the parking lot or driveway to get to your car. 

  • Please walk up to the sidewalk to escort your child back to your car if you are parked in the parking lot

  • Please be courteous to other drivers and adhere to the parking lot and drop-off protocol.


Caring (Grade-Level Multi-flow Maps) - Causes and Effects

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. Wear that color on Fridays as part of school spirit. 


October- Respect=yellow

November- Citizenship=purplePillars.jpeg

December- Responsibility= green

January- Perseverance= light blue

February- Caring= red

March-Trustworthiness= blue

April- Fairness=orange

May- Honesty= white

Click here to order your supplies for 2018-19. Orders due online by June 30th. A portion of the profits will benefit the Truman Benedict PTA.



Are you ready to PLAY IT FORWARD this summer? Summer Camp at the YMCA is a fun, action-packed adventure filled with “100 Acts of Kindness,” sports, outdoor activities, field trips, and speciality clubs- located right on campus!


Program Highlights

  • Licensed, full day program
  • Full time or part time schedules available
  • Weekly or monthly rates
  • Character development
  • Service learning projects
  • Clubs like Cooking and Art!
  • On and off-site Activities
  • STEAM Curriculum

Weekly Field Trips

  • Lizard Wizard
  • Lake Forest Lanes
  • Scooter’s Jungle
  • Regency Theaters
  • San diego Zoo
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • T-Street Beach
  • Laser Quest
  • Dave & Busters


Register for Summer Camp by May 1st and SAVE UP TO $100

Contact Angie Carnevale at (949) 369-9529 or for more information!


Quick Links

Truman Benedict Spirit Fridays 2017-2018

May 18, 2017 - Tropical Day (Surf Jam)

May 25, 2017 - Hat and Sunglasses Day    

*Spirit Days are subject to change due to unforeseen events.

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.

Bobcat Spirit Store

Located on campus in Building D, Conference Room #3.

Come by and shop!


Student Fees

Note to Parents and Guardians:

The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Fees for field trips and excursions in connection with ...more

Grade Level Recycle Program

Benedict Grade Level RECYCLE PROGRAM EVERY Friday 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!


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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