Bennett Bear Business

Week of December 9, 2019

Dear Amazing Bennett Families,

Bennett is fortunate to have such a wonderful and supportive PTO. In January, our PTO will be hosting our next Principal's Coffee. Please take a moment to provide us with your feedback on what Parent Education topics you are interested in learning more about. We appreciate your support of our amazing school.

Proud to be a BEAR,


Calling All 5th Grade Parents - EOY Party Planning Meeting - Wednesday, December 11th, at 10:00AM

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Parent Hour of Code - December 12th - 8:15AM-9:15AM

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3rd-5th Grade Fine Arts Night - Thursday, December 12th

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No Running Club - Friday, December 13th

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Bennett Batons Perform at Rotary Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 14th

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Big Kahuna Fundraiser Party Bus - Monday, December 16th

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Happy 80th Day of School - Tuesday, December 17th - Rock Your 80's Attire

December Holiday Live - Friday, December 20th, at 8:30AM

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Holiday Class Parties - Friday, December 20th, from 2:00PM-2:45PM

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Important Information from Nurse Martin

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Actions you can take to fight the flu:

Cover your cough!

Wash your hands.

Stay home when sick.

Get vaccinated.

Information from Christie Thompson

In these last days before the break, let’s see how many good deeds our students can perform!

  • All Bennett students can participate! Younger students who can’t read can still play with help from parents.
  • 5 hearts across, down, or diagonal = a BINGO. The middle one is an example and should be completed to count. (It’s not a free space). *To right a wrong is to fix a mistake or poor choice. (apologizing, cleaning up a mess made, replacing what was lost, etc.)
  • Please initial your student’s boxes to confirm that the deed was done.
  • Students can turn in BINGO cards to their teachers or slide them under my door.
  • All completed cards with confirmed good deeds will be entered into a drawing to win a Mind Jar at Holiday Live.

December - 15 Day Emphasis of Caring for Others

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December Newsletter - Specials Team

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December Breakfast & Lunch Menus

December & January Staff Birthdays

December 15th - Emily Peek, 1st Grade Teacher

December 21st - Whitney Lytle, 2nd Grade Teacher

December 31st - Tami Turner, STC Aide

January 4th - Jenny Simmons, 1st Grade Teacher

January 9th - Meghan Hancock, PE Aide

January 19th - Christie Thompson, Counselor

January 28th - Michelle Schindler, 3rd Grade Teacher

January 30th - Mollie Recker, 2nd Grade Teacher

January 31st - Dana Crider, STC Teacher

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Monday, December 9th

Choir performs for Brookdale Senior Citizen Residents at 11:15AM

Tuesday, December 10th

4th Grade Technology Team Interest Forms due to Mrs. Stallbaumer by 4:00PM

Wednesday, December 11th

Choir at 7:15AM

5th Grade News Crew Applications due to Mrs. Stallbaumer by 7:30AM

5th Grade EOY Party Planning Meeting at 10:00AM in the Science Lab

Thursday, December 12th

Parent Hour of Code in Learning Commons from 8:15AM-9:15AM

3rd-5th Fine Arts Night - Choir Performance & 3rd Grade Program - 6:30PM

(K-2nd Grade Fine Arts Night will be on May 7th)

Friday, December 13th

No Bear Running Club this week

Dowell Fine Arts Tour for 5th Graders

3rd Grade & 4th Grade switch Specials today only

Saturday, December 14th

Bennett Batons perform at Christmas Parade - more details to come

Monday, December 16th

Big Kahuna Principal Fundraiser Party Bus

Tuesday, December 17th

80th Day of School - wear your 80's attire

Wednesday, December 18th

No Choir

Thursday, December 19th

Safety Patrol Meeting with Coach Meghan at 7:30AM in Learning Commons

Friday, December 20th

2nd 9 Weeks Ends

Bear Feet Running Club 7:30AM-7:50AM

Holiday Live at 8:30AM (Modified Specials Schedule)

Holiday Class Parties - 2:00PM-2:45PM

Monday, December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd

Winter Break

Tuesday, December 31st

PTO sponsored Yearbook orders due

Monday, January 6th

Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, January 7th

3rd 9 Weeks of School Begins

Creed Lunch at 12:00PM

PTO Sponsored Pizza with Pops/Watch DOGS Registration Opens - 6:30PM-7:30PM

Wednesday, January 8th

Choir at 7:15AM

Report Cards go home

MAP window opens

Friday, January 10th

PTO Sponsored Principal's Coffee at 8:15AM in the Learning Commons

Bennett Science Fair - more details to come

Friday, January 17th

PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Registration Closes

Monday, January 20th

No School - Martin Luther King Day

3rd-5th Grade Bluebonnet Deadline

Tuesday, January 21st

Bear Buddy Meeting at 7:30AM in Cafe

New 5th Grade Tech Crew begins

Wednesday, January 22nd

3rd-5th Grade Spinal Screenings

Thursday, January 23rd

3rd-5th Grade Spinal Screenings

3rd-5th Grade Alpha/GT Referral Deadline

Friday, January 24th

PTO Sponsored 5th Grade Dedications due

Tuesday, January 28th

Winter Bear Cubs in Training in Learning Commons - more details to come

Thursday, January 30th

100th Day of School - dress us in your best attire

Friday, January 31st

Friday Live at 2:15PM

PTO Sponsored Bingo Night - 6:30PM-8:00PM

PTO's December Newsletter

PTO Winter Wear Order Form - Due December 20th

MISD Board of Trustees Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar

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McKinney ISD's Winter Break for Students - December 23rd - January 6th

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Staff Development Waiver Day - January 6th - No School for Students

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McKinney ISD Weather Guidelines

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Bennett Spirit Days 2019-2020

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