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Raymond Benson Primary School houses approximately 300 children in grades preschool-early childhood, kindergarten, first and second. It is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood next to Washington Park. The building includes classrooms for art, music, computers and library as well as a multi-purpose room that is used as both our gymnasium and our lunchroom.

The curriculum is aligned to the Illinois State Standards as well as the Common Core Learning Standards. We understand and value the importance of building strong foundations in the areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, health, art, music, physical education and digital citizenship/technology.

Classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards. Students have access to desktops, laptops and i-Pads and/or tablets throughout the instructional day. The safe use of technology is taught to students through the implementation of a digital citizenship curriculum.

Benson Primary School also understands the importance of fostering the whole child. We are dedicated to supporting the social-emotional well-being of the child as well as all areas of academics and fine arts.

FlagEvents and Headlines

CAP Program
- for Grades K, 2
- September 19 - 21
5th Grade Beginning Registration
- for Parents
- at Peacock, 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, September 20
Peacock Picture Retakes
- at Peacock
- Tuesday, September 20
K-5 Parent Reading Night
- at Benson, 6:00 - 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, September 21
ELL Parent Meeting
- for Grades K-8
- at Benson, 5:10 - 5:45 PM
- Wednesday, September 21
Cross Country Meet
- at Springbrook Nature Center, 3:30 PM
- Thursday, September 22
CAP Program
- for Grade 4
- September 22-23
IPTO Meeting
- at Franzen, 7:00 PM
- Thursday, September 22
Special Friend's Day
- at Benson
- Friday, September 23

Benson @ Bedtime
Approved Birthday Treat List
No Food Memo for Holidays
RtI Letter to Parents
Bussing Contact Information
Lunch and Recess Times

Contact, Hours, etc.

Raymond Benson Primary School
301 E. Washington
Itasca, IL 60143

Building hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Student hours:
First & Second 9:05 - 3:20 (M,T,W,F)
First & Second 9:05 - 2:40 (Th)
K-Prep 9:05 - 11:45 (MWF)
AM Kdg. & EC 9:05 - 11:45 (M-F)
PM Kdg. & EC 12:32 - 3:20 (M,T,W,F)
PM Kdg. & EC 12:32 - 2:40 (Th)

Telephone: (630) 773-0554s
Fax Number (630) 285-7474

Emergency School Closing:
Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5, Ext. 1542

Staff Email and Voicemail

Student Absence Reporting

Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5
Accessible 24 hours a day

Press 1523 for Peacock
Press 1524 for Benson
Press 1525 for Franzen


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Monday, September 19, 2016

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