Category Archive: General News

May
02

Great Turnout For International Night!

Thank you to everyone who came out for International Night. We had 30 performers, over 13 countries represented at the Table Displays, and a large table of food to choose from. The night would not have been a success without our great Ben Rush community; volunteers, performers, audience, teachers, staff, and especially our planning committee …

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Apr
24

International Night Is This Thursday

6:45 – Children’s Parade of Flags 7:00 – Performances begin on Main Stage and Pods Stage. Display Tables and Food open. 8:30 – Close April 26th is International Night at Ben Rush. There will be over 30 performances plus display tables and food representing 12 different countries. There will also be a world knowledge game …

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Apr
24

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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Apr
24

FINAL DAYS! Donate Clothing To Help Support Our 5th Graders’ Upcoming Camp!

The 5th grade classes at Ben Rush will be hosting a clothing drive from April 11th to April 25th to raise money for camp. Bins will be placed outside the school in our parking lot to collect donations. We will be collecting items like used clothing, shoes/boots, linens bedding, towels, etc. They will even accept damaged textiles or …

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Apr
24

Math Enrichment Update

The final math challenge for this school year, MC15, will be available this Friday, April 27, and due back Thursday, May 3. For more info and details, visit http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html

Apr
16

Kindergarten Musical Is This Thursday

We are so excited for our upcoming Kindergarten Musical “Go Fish” on Thursday, April 19th @6:30pm! Kindergarten students should arrive at 6pm, which is 30 minutes prior to the evening performance. You will need to bring them through the main entrance and to their classroom and then go find a seat in the auditorium. Students …

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Apr
16

Donate Clothing To Help Support Our 5th Graders’ Upcoming Camp!

The 5th grade classes at Ben Rush will be hosting a clothing drive from April 11th to April 25th to raise money for camp. Bins will be placed outside the school in our parking lot to collect donations. We will be collecting items like used clothing, shoes/boots, linens bedding, towels, etc. They will even accept …

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Apr
16

Math Enrichment Update

Congratulations to the winners of MC13! Kindergarten: Sritan Mankala 1st grade: Skanda Prasad 2nd grade: Ishanvi Agrawal 3rd grade: Daisha Janjani 4th grade: Sanjana MC14 is now available and due Thursday, April 19. For more info and details, visit http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html

Apr
16

There’s Still Time To Register For International Night

We still have several spots available for display tables and for performances on the Pods Stages, as well as a few spaces left on the Main Stage. The deadline for registration is this Wednesday, April 18th. Ben Rush celebrates International Night each year to honor the international and regional diversity of our school community. It’s …

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Apr
16

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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Apr
16

Save The Date For Art Night! May 10th

We are having another Art Night just in time for Mother’s Day. Thursday May 10th, Cookies and Canvas will be joining us again for a guided painting. This time we will be painting a dandelion. Parents and kids are both encouraged to sign up, it’s a wonderful experience no matter your skill level. More info …

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Apr
16

Looking For Pictures For Yearbook

Have any great photos from classroom parties, Afterschool activities or just fun candid shots from school? Please send them to our Yearbook Coordinator, Rana Kassem, at spirit@benrushpta.org.

Apr
11

Beginning Choir Starts This Week

Come sing with us! All students in grades K-2 who would like to sing in choir this year are invited to join the Ben Rush Beginning Choir. Practices start this Tuesday, April 10, from 3:00-3:45pm in the Music Room. There will be a PIZZA PARTY at the last practice! Registration is still open! Sign up …

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Apr
11

International Night is Thursday, April 26th, from 7:00-8:30 PM

Ben Rush celebrates International Night each year to honor the international and regional diversity of our school community. It’s a feast for the eyes, a journey around the world. All families are invited to attend this free event. If you would like to offer a performance, a display table, or bring a food to share, …

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Apr
11

Science Fair Was A Huge Success!

Over 350 Ben Rush students in kindergarten through fifth grade participated in this year’s science fair! Congratulations to all of our young scientists and engineers who worked so hard on their projects. A big thank you to the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to set up, talk to students about their projects, pass …

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Mar
26

Science Fair Is This Week

All grades are invited to participate in our annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 29, from 6:30-8pm. If your student is interested in doing a science or engineering project and showing it at the Science Fair, please register ASAP. The PTA will provide a free display board (delivered to your child’s classroom teacher) for all …

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Mar
26

Passport Check Day Is This Week

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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Mar
26

Looking For Pictures For Yearbook

Have any great photos from classroom parties, Afterschool activities or just fun candid shots from school? Please send them to our Yearbook Coordinator, Rana Kassem, at spirit@benrushpta.org. Yearbooks on sale now-order one before they’re gone!

Mar
26

Math Enrichment Program Now Available!

The PTA is pleased to introduce a new math enrichment program! For more info and details, visit http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html If you’d like to volunteer to correct math papers, please email president@benrushpta.org

Mar
26

Thank You For Coming Out To Dance Night

We had a wonderful turnout for Dance Night on Thursday! Everyone had great fun showing off the moves they learned during Dance Week.  

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