Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of September 14, 2020

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Greetings Amazing Bennett Parents,

This is an EXCITING week for our BEARS! On Thursday, September 17th, visitors and volunteers will be welcome into the building. Don't forget to bring your drivers license to school EACH time you come on campus. Even if we know you, we want to make sure we are all following the McKinney ISD expectations for visitors and volunteers.

Are you interested in joining your BEAR for lunch starting on Thursday, September 17th? If so, we want to let you know, due to Covid-19 restrictions, our lunch room visits will look very different for now:

  • Parents will sign-up each month using the monthly SignUpGenius Form. (link below for September)
  • There will only be 4 visitors per grade level each day.
  • Each student may only have 1 adult visit them for lunch.
  • Two tables will be set up on the stage for a parent/guardian to enjoy lunch with their child.
  • To give everyone a chance to have lunch with their child, we ask that a parent/grandparent only sign up for 1 lunchroom visit per month.
  • You may not have your child's friends join you for lunch.
  • For everyone's safety, please come just a few minutes before your child’s scheduled lunch time in order to check-in at the front office, sign-in, and get a badge.
  • Thank you for leaving promptly once lunch is over so tables can be cleaned for the next lunch.
  • Don't forget to arrive early, bring your drivers license, and mask.

Thanks for being AWESOME! We appreciate your time and help in keeping our BEARS safe.

Proud to be a BEAR,


September Sign- Up Genius for Lunch Visitors

It's Kindergarten Color Week #2 - Join Us in Wearing the Color of the Day

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Specials' Team - September Newsletter

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in September

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14 - Cameron, Grant

15 - Sean, Alicia, Sienna, Owen, Isaac, Carson

16 - Kelechi

17 - AidanI

18 - Isabella, Alyssa, Jack

19 - Dayul

20 - Lily, Scarlett

21 - Riley

22 - Dillon, Dominic

23 - Ms Slides - Speech Teacher

24 - Brennan, Analiese

25 - Timothy

26 - Elisha

27 - Madison

28 - Ava

29 - U S

30 - Matthew, Chance, Annie

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, September 3rd - Friday, September 18th:

No Visitors & Volunteers between 8:00AM-3:07PM

*As we work to Build Routines & Procedures with our BEARS

Monday, September 14th - Friday, September 18th:

Kindergarten Color Week 2 - Every BEAR is encouraged to participate

Monday, September 14th:

Kindergarten Color GREEN Day

3rd Grade Face to Face Alpha classes begin at Webb

Tuesday, September 15th:

Kindergarten Color ORANGE Day

1st & 2nd Grade Face to Face Alpha at Bennett

Wednesday, September 16th:

Kindergarten Color BLACK Day

Thursday, September 17th:

Kindergarten Color PINK Day

Visitors & Volunteers Welcome Back into the Building

4th & 5th Grade Face to Face Alpha at Webb Elementary

Friday, September 18th:

Kindergarten Color PURPLE Day

4th & 5th Grade Face to Face Alpha at Webb Elementary

PTO Sponsored Room Rep Meetings - K-2nd (9-9:45AM) & 3rd-5th (10-10:45AM) Science Lab

Thursday, September 17th - Friday, September 18th:

4th & 5th Grade Alpha Face to Face begins at Webb

Friday, September 25th:

September School Wide Friday Live Celebration - 2:15PM - Virtually - More Details to Come

Wednesday, September 30th:

MISD Volunteer Background Grace Period Ends

*Be sure to complete your 2020-2021 MISD Background Check

Bennett's 2020-2021 Virtual Calendar of Events

Important Info from Bennett Counselor, Christie Thompson

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  • Bear Buddies will look different this year, but be on the look-out for more information!

Warm regards,


The Bennett Learning Commons

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The Bennett Learning Commons

K-2 Google Form for Checking Out Books

Library Catalog Overview: Learn about Destiny Discover, a NEW search engine that makes searching for books easier

Placing a Book on Hold: 3rd-5th Students and Parents

Bennett Reading Programs

The Bennett Makerspace

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HealthWhys from Bennett Nurse, Tiffany Krueger

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September Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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MISD Grab & Go Meals

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Free & Reduced Meal Applications

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Free and Reduced program applications have been delivered to the front offices at the school. To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at The online application is also usually quicker to process.

Bennett's Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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Complete Your 2020-2021 Criminal Background Check

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We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and volunteers back into our building on Thursday, September 17th. In order to volunteer on any McKinney ISD campus, you are required to complete and pass an annual criminal background check.

Below is the link and information from the district website for you to complete your annual criminal background check. We encourage you to complete your background check sooner than later. At the beginning of the school year, it may take longer for your background check to be approved due to the high volume of parents completing the process.

The volunteer grace period for parents that passed their criminal background check for the 2019-2020 school year, will expire on Wednesday, September 30th.

We look forward to seeing YOU at school soon.

McKinney ISD Club 360 After School Child Care

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