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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

From Mrs. Parks, School Counselor . . .

January – Fairness - Play by the rules, Take turns and share, Be open-minded; listen to others, Treat all people fairly.


Manner of the Week:

January 8 - Do not take no for an answer if it is something you feel strongly about. Stand up for what you believe in and your morals.

January 14 - Congratulate someone when they win.

January 21 - Obey all rules when you have a substitute teacher.

January 28 - Do not interrupt; wait for speaker to finish.


Weekly Challenge:

January 8 - Smile at everyone you walk past all day.

January 14 - Let somebody go in front of you in line.

January 21 - Write a thank you note to the school office staff.

January 28 - Ask somebody new to play with you at recess.


**Thank you 2nd Grade for our weekly challenges!


Mrs. Parks will be hosting a NEW STUDENT LUNCH during grade level lunches on Wednesday, January 9. Any students new to Bennett this school year are welcome. It will be held on the stage.

From Nurse Martin . . .

Now that we are back from the break, it’s a good time to review the McKinney ISD policy for fevers and vomiting. Students can still be contagious for 24 hours after a fever or vomiting, even though they are feeling better! It is important that they stay home from school to keep from spreading illness.


· Students need to be fever free without fever reducing medicine for 24 hours before they return to school.

· Students need to have not vomited in 24 hours before they return to school.

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Coming Up!

January 8 – 3rd 9 weeks begins, Students return to school, Pizza w Pops 6:30-7:30PM

January 9 – New to Bennett student lunch during scheduled grade level lunches; Report Cards go home; Mandatory Variety Show Meeting at 3:15PM in Café

January 11 – PTO sponsored Principals Coffee at 8:15AM in Learning Commons

January 14 – 3rd-5th grade Bluebonnet Voting ends at 3:00PM

January 16 – Safety Patrol Meeting at 7:30AM in Learning Commons

January 17 – District Spelling Bee

January 21 – No School

January 22 – Bear Buddy Meeting at 7:30AM in Learning Commons, Variety Show Rehearsal at 3:15PM in café

January 23 – Variety Show Rehearsal at 3:15PM in café

January 24 - Mandatory Variety Show Practice at 3:15PM in café

January 25 – Friday Live at 2:15PM and Mandatory Variety Show Full Dress Rehearsal at 3:15PM in café

January 28 – Creed Lunch at 12:30, Variety Show Performance at 6:30PM

January 29 – 4th - 5th grade Alpha Deadline, Variety Show Performance at 8:30AM for K-2, and Variety Show Performance at 9:30AM for 3rd-5th, and PTO February Newsletter goes home

January 31 – 5th grade dedications due

February 1 - 100th Day of School; students wear 100 things or dress as a 100 year old

January Staff Birthdays!!!

3- Tonya Cate, Resource Aide

4 - Jenny Simmons, 1st Grade

8 - Anna Turney, 4th Grade

9 - Meghan Hancock, PE Aide

28 - Michelle Schindler, 3rd Grade

30 - Mollie Recker, 2nd Grade

After School Opportunities . . .

Please check

https://www.mckinneyisd.net/communications/community-folder/

for updated listings of all options.

MISD Recess Guidelines . . .

2018-2019 Specials Schedule . . .

Visitor Safety Procedures

When visiting the school between 8AM-3PM, please state your full name, student's name, and the purpose of visit to campus as well as show your photo ID to the camera prior to entering the building. Thank you for helping us adhere to this district standard. Please also help us by not allowing anyone in the building behind you.

Bennett 2018-2019 Calendar and Spirit Days

Parent Feedback . . .

We always welcome your feedback. You are welcome to e-mail, call, or schedule a meeting with Mrs. Holderman and Mrs. Constantinescu. This is also a link to provide feedback, appreciations, compliments, concerns, or suggestions as we continue to ensure we are the BEST school in McKinney. https://goo.gl/forms/bViz4KSi6dEN415C3

Bennett 2018-2019: One Team, One Dream for the Best Year Ever!