Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of March 1, 2021

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Texas Girls in STEM Day - Monday, March 1st

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As our world is evolving, so are the needs to build a strong STEM culture in our students that will be moving into the careers of the future. The state of Texas designated March 1st to Texas Girls in STEM Day to celebrate and encourage the participation of girls in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

In recognition of Texas Girls in STEM Day each year, the state has determined that throughout the month of March, each school district may include appropriate instruction, activities, and programs to both celebrate and encourage women in career fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math. This may include programs that profile women in those fields or related fields including finance, information technology, data analytics, cybersecurity, and health care.

Throughout the month of March, teachers at Bennett are encouraged to use literature to highlight the historical and continued contributions of Women in STEM fields. Our goal is to showcase Women in STEM so that all students are able to see themselves as scientists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists, astronauts, and any other STEM related professional to which they aspire. Use this link to access a list of nonfiction and fiction books that are available in the Bennett LC.

Angie Stallbaumer

Media Resource Specialist

Bennett Elementary-McKinney ISD


Newly Qualified Alpha Students Begin Alpha - Week of March 1st

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National Read Across America Day - Tuesday, March 2nd

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PTO Sponsored In & Out Burger - Tuesday, March 2nd - 5:30PM-6:30PM - Only if You Pre-Ordered

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Scott Johnson Middle School Hosting Minnie's Food Pantry Care Packages - Wednesday, March 3rd

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Our BEARS Bring Home their Technology Device & Charger - Friday, March 5th

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McKinney ISD Spring Break - Monday, March 8th-12th

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Asynchronous (At-Home) Learning Day for our BEARS & Teacher Work Day for Staff - Monday, March 15th

McKinney ISD Offering Curbside Grab-and-Go Meals

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We are pleased to announce free curbside grab-and-go meals will be available at Finch Elementary on the dates below.

March 15

April 2

April 12

April 26

Finch Elementary

1205 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069

Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Breakfast pickup will also include that day’s lunch. Parents can instead come just for lunch at lunchtime if desired.)

Lunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Pick up in driveway off Graham St.

These meals are free, but parents will need to present either a valid student ID number, student name, or other proof they are picking up for a student 18 years old or younger.

If you have any questions regarding the curbside grab-and-go meal service, please reach out to me!

Jason Vickery

Food Service Director

McKinney ISD

510 Heard Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Desk: 469-302-6365

Our BEARS Return to School & Bring Their Technology Device & Charger Back to School Fully Charged - Tuesday, March 16th

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March Parent Lunch Visitor Sign Up

March Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Menu

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FREE Breakfast & Lunch for All MISD Students for 2020-2021 School Year

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Notes from Christie Thompson, Bennett Counselor

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SNAP Clients May Apply for Replacement Food Benefits

Anyone with SNAP Food Stamp benefits whose food was destroyed due to power loss, can complete a form and mail/fax it to HHSC for potential reimbursement of SNAP benefits to replace their food lost.

Call or email the North Texas Food Bank Help Center for answers to SNAP questions and to apply for SNAP and other benefits.


Call: 214-269-0906

Warm regards,

Christie N. Thompson
School Counselor

504 Campus Coordinator


Information from Nurse Tiffany

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Specials Team - March Newsletter

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March Birthdays

2 - Isla, Maevi, Ronan

3 - Mrs. Reinhard - Kindergarten Teacher

4 - Kaden, Hannah, Mrs. Danstrom - 5th Grade Teacher

5 - Mrs. Higgins - 5th Grade Teacher

7 - Hannah, Tyler, Mrs. Tidwell - STC Teacher

9 - Phoebe, Luke, Drew

10 - Evelyn, Kate, Cade

11 - Jasiah, Brett

12 - Brady, Grayson

13 - Joelle

16 - Avery, Sophie

17 - Masen, Zachariah

20 - William

21 - Sofia, Jacob, Coach Cusack - PE Teacher

22 - Jeremih

24 - Katelyn

25 - Cooper, Milana, Miles

28 - Brent, Carli

30 - June

31 - Isaiah, JJ

Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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March Events for Our BEARS

Monday, March 1st:

*NEWLY Identified Alpha Students Begin Alpha Program

*Texas Girls in STEM Day

*Creed Lunch - 1:00PM

Tuesday, March 2nd:

*National Read Across America Day

*PTO Sponsored In & Out Burger Drive Thru Event at Bennett - Must Have Pre-Ordered

Friday, March 5th:

*3rd 9 Weeks of School Ends

*All BEARS Bring Home their Technology & Charger

Monday, March 8th - Friday, March 12th:

Spring Break

Monday, March 15th:

*Asynchronous (At-Home) Learning Day for our BEARS

*Teacher Work Day for Staff

Tuesday, March 16th:

*Students Return to School with their Technology Device & Charger - Please Make Sure Your Device is Fully Charged

*4th 9 Weeks of School Begins

Wednesday, March 17th:

3rd Quarter Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, March 18th:

PTO Sponsored Diversification Awareness Parent Night

Friday, March 19th:

*Celebrate Down Syndrome Day - Wear Crazy Socks

*PTO Sponsored Variety Show Submissions Due

Saturday, March 20th:

4th Grade Alpha Testing at Webb Elementary

Sunday, March 21st:

Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Friday, March 26th:

Friday Live - 2:15PM - Virtually

Saturday, March 27th:

3rd Grade Alpha Testing at Webb Elementary

Monday, March 29th:

Creed Lunch - 10:30AM

Tuesday, March 30th:

PTO Board Nomination Forms Due for 2021-2022

McKinney ISD Voter's Guide to the 2021 Election - Early Voting in April

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Bennett Elementary is a Voting Location - Please Vote

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PTO Sponsored Yearbooks - Order Yours Today

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Save the Date - Virtual Bennett Bears Variety Show - Friday, April 16th

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MISD Approves 2021-2022 School District Calendar

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School Appreciation Days - 2020-2021

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Bennett Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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