Category Archive: General News

Dec
13

Passport Check Day Is This Friday

The Passport Club is a volunteer run geography program to help students learn the world’s countries, over the course of the school year. Each month, students are assigned to learn to locate several countries on the world map. On “Check Day”, around the end of each month, a group of parents volunteer to quiz the …

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Dec
13

Sign Up For The Holiday Cookie Party!

We are still looking for 75 parents who are willing to bake two dozen cookies or other sweet treats to bring to our 8th annual holiday cookie party for our wonderful staff. The cookies can be dropped off anytime between 8-11 AM this Wednesday, December 13 in the Preschool Room. Please bring cookies on disposable …

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Dec
13

Talent Show Signups

This year’s Ben Rush Talent Show will take place on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Students in grades 2-5 are invited to participate. Yellow forms were sent home with interested students before Thanksgiving. These forms are due back to the main office by THIS Wednesday, December 13th @3:30pm– NO EXCEPTIONS! Your student may pick up extra …

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Nov
29

PTA Fundraising: BRAG

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving) Last Week (4 more days to go!) HELP US:  we stand to fall short of our budgeted goal since we have only raised $15.3K (31% of our $50K goal). This is our last week with 4 more days to go, so don’t forget to Donate NOW! Some Incentives this week: – …

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Nov
22

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving)

Week 3 Update (2 weeks to go!) We have raised $9.7K (20% of $50K goal) so far… The next prizes will be on the last week of November. Donate now to be in the drawings. Our goal to raise $50,000 means an average donation of $125 per student. However we strive for 100% participation, and …

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Nov
22

Save the Date for Cookies and Canvas Art Night

Thursday November 30th, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 An artist from Cookies and Canvas will be coming to our school to instruct participants step-by-step to create an acrylic painting on a real stretched 8×10 canvas. All materials are supplied: paint, brushes, canvas, apron, and cookies; and you’ll go home with a finished piece. The paint is washable …

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Nov
22

PTA Special Session – Election of Nominating Committee

Please join us Thursday November 30th at 7pm in the Commons. The Nominating Committee members are integral to the PTA infrastructure and will work closely with the Executive Board to source candidates for any open roles on the PTA Board including executive and director level positions. If you have any questions about the Nominating Committee …

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Nov
22

Sign Up For The Holiday Cookie Party!

We are still looking for 75 parents who are willing to bake two dozen cookies or other sweet treats to bring to our 8th annual holiday cookie party for our wonderful staff. The cookies can be dropped off anytime between 8-11 AM on Wednesday, December 13 in the Preschool Room. Please bring cookies on disposable …

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Nov
13

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving)

Week 2 Update (3 weeks to go!) We have raised $7.9K (16% of $50K goal) with less than 90 participants so far… Daily participant prizes were really excited about their “Stikbots” & the next prizes will be on the last week of November. Donate now to be in the drawings. Our goal to raise $50,000 …

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Nov
13

This Week! Usborne Books & More Fall Book Fair

Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 17th With over 1,500 titles Usborne Books & More has something for every age & interest! Covering such topics as science, nature, music, arts & crafts, puzzle adventure stories, classic tales & much more! We have the books that make both reading & learning FUN! Family Night – Thursday, …

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Nov
08

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving) Has kicked off 1st November.

Daily participant prizes will be announced daily this coming week! We have raised $2.6K (5% of $50K goal) with only 24 participants so far… We need all YOUR help us reach our $50K goal so we can help our school. Don’t Wait, Donate! “BRAG Board” is at the school lobby where Parents, Students, Teachers & …

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Nov
08

Volunteers Needed For Passport Check Day

The Passport Club is a volunteer run geography program to help students learn the world’s countries, over the course of the school year. Each month, students are assigned to learn to locate several countries on the world map. On “Check Day”, around the end of each month, a group of parents volunteer to quiz the …

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Nov
06

YOU Are Invited to the Next PTA General Meeting

PTA General Meeting – Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. All parents, teachers, PTA members and non members are welcome to our next PTA General Meeting. In addition to voting on our PTA budget and standing rules, the school resource officer (SRO) from Rose Hill Middle School will speak to us about ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, …

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Oct
31

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving)

Ben Rush Annual Giving, also known as BRAG, is the PTA’s primary fundraiser for the school year in November. This is fundraising simplified: Donate once & participate all year. For Details on Incentive/Prizes & Cash/Check only Donation Form: click here for the Printable Documents Online Donations preferred: click here to donate online now “BRAG Board” …

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Oct
31

Reflections Submission Deadline EXTENDED to November 1st

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. The submission deadline has been extended to this Wednesday, November 1st. You must fill out this form and include it with …

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Oct
31

Coming Soon! Usborne Books & More Fall Book Fair

Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 17th With over 1,500 titles Usborne Books & More has something for every age & interest! Covering such topics as science, nature, music, arts & crafts, puzzle adventure stories, classic tales & much more! We have the books that make both reading & learning FUN! Family Night – Thursday, …

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Oct
25

Ben Rush Annual Giving (BRAG) Kicks Off!

Why BRAG? Ben Rush Annual Giving (BRAG) is Ben Rush PTA’s major fundraising effort for 2017. This is fundraising simplified: Donate once & participate all year. The PTA serves to enrich our school programs through classroom support & enrichment activities. You also brag about things you’re really proud of & we are really proud to …

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Oct
25

YOU Are Invited to the PTA General Meeting This Thursday

PTA General Meeting – Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. All parents, teachers, PTA members and non members are welcome to our next PTA General Meeting. Our guest speaker will be Ben Rush principal Lucy Davies, who will discuss the upcoming LWSD bond and levy. We will also vote on our PTA budget and standing rules. …

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Oct
25

Passport Club Check Day Is This Friday

The Passport Club is a volunteer run geography program to help students learn the world’s countries, over the course of the school year. Each month, students are assigned to learn to locate several countries on the world map. On “Check Day”, around the end of each month, a group of parents volunteer to quiz the …

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Oct
25

Reflections

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. For General Participation Rules and detailed category rules please visit www.wastatepta.org/programs/reflections If you have questions please contact reflections@benrushpta.org

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