Bennett Bear Business

Week of September 23, 2019

Dear Amazing Bennett Families,

Thank you for helping make Bennett Elementary the BEST school! We appreciate your support with our Principal Fundraiser with Big Kahuna. This is a friendly reminder that all order forms and money are due Wednesday, September 25, in the Bennett office. Items will be ready for pick-up in the Bennett gym on Tuesday, October 15. Once items are ready for pick-up, we will send out communication via our Bennett FaceBook page.

We are raising money for:

  • Student Recognition Awards - Bear of the Month, Creed Award, Birthday, Perfect Attendance, No Early Check-Outs, No Tardies, Choir, Tech Crew, End of Year Certificates
  • Staff Recognition Awards - Birthdays, 100 Hour Professional Development Club, Luncheons, Staff Shirt, Snacks/Drinks for Meetings, Teacher Appreciation
  • Resources & Materials in our Professional Library for Parents & Staff
  • Staff Development for Staff - Speakers, Materials, Conferences
  • Flexible Seating for Classrooms
  • Headphones
  • Flexible Seating Tables for Primary Classrooms
  • Safety Items - Cones, Walkies, Megaphones, Vests
  • Supplies for Jingle Bell Run in December - Bells, Necklaces, Hot Chocolate
  • Miscellaneous School Supplies & Materials for Classroom Use

Proud to be a Bear,

Amy Holderman

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Bennett's Best Award Recipients for the Week

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September Friday Live - Friday, September 27th, at 2:15

Come join us for our 1st Friday Live of the 2019-2020 school year THIS Friday! We will come together as a school family at 2:15PM in the Bennett gym. As a TEAM will will recognize students, staff, and parents. Be sure to bring your ID, check in at the front office, and come ready to CELEBRATE our BEARS!!!

Here are a few ways we will CELEBRATE at Friday Live:

  • Students - Bears of the Month, Creed Award, Perfect Attendance for September, No Tardies, No Early Check-Outs, Choir, Batons, Running Club, Tech Crew, Safety Patrol, Bear Buddies
  • Parents - Top 3 Volunteers for September, Watch DOGS, PTO Box Tops & Fundraiser
  • Staff - Perfect Attendance for September and Bennett's Best Recipients for September
  • Everyone - Sing, Dance, and Celebrate as a school family



From Nurse Martin...

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Bear Buddies

Bear Buddies have all been trained and ready to go! Check out pictures from our trainings and our Bear Buddy-created Bennett brochure for new student guided tours:

Bennett Elementary's Campus Improvement Plan - Executive Summary

Below is our Bennett Campus Improvement Plan Executive Summary. This Summary is completed at the start of each school year as a reflection of our Campus Profile, Key Findings Related to Assessment Data, Areas of Instructional Improvement, and Actions to Improve Student Performance.
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Campus Improvement Tactic Teams - Parents Welcome to Join

Calling all parents! If you would like to serve on a Campus Improvement Tactic Team, please send me an email with your information and the Tactic Team you would like to serve on. Information about each Tactic Team and Meeting days/times are included on the green flyer below.
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Student T-Shirt Size Needed

PTO is requesting our help in getting t-shirt sizes for all our students. Please use the link below to provide us with your child's t-shirt size by Friday, September 20th. If you have already submitted your child's t-shirt size to your child's teacher, please disregard.

T-Shirt Link:

September & October Staff Birthdays

September 27th - Lisa Howard, Library Aide

October 2nd - Jaime Siefken, Instructional Coach

October 9th - Nora Trout, Special Education Teacher

October 13th - Angie Stallbaumer, Resource Media Specialist

October 28th - Debbie Snyder, 4th Grade Teacher

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Monday, September 23rd

Safety Patrol Team 2 assists with Arrival & Dismissal

Tuesday, September 24th

PTO October Newsletter goes home

Wednesday, September 25th

Big Kahuna Principal Fundraiser ends - return your order forms and money to school

Choir at 7:15AM

Friday, September 27th

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

Friday Live 2:15PM

PTO One Check Fundraiser begins

Student Council forms due to Mrs. Lytle

4th & 5th Grade Recorder Money due to Mrs. Mac

Free & Reduced Lunch grace period ends

Saturday, September 28th

Crape Myrtle Run at Boyd High School

Monday, September 30th

Creed Lunch 10:30AM

Safety Patrol Team 1 assists with Arrival & Dismissal

Tuesday, October 1st

PTO Live Kind shirt orders due

1st/2nd Grade Alpha Referral Deadline

5th Grade Camp Packets & 1st Payment due

Wednesday, October 2nd

International Walk to School Day

Choir at 7:15AM

Thursday, October 3rd

STUCO speeches in classrooms

Friday, October 4th

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

4th grade field trip to the Dallas Museum of Arts

Monday, October 7th

Safety Patrol Team 2 assists with Arrival & Dismissal

STUCO names announced at end of the day

PTO Watch DOGS begin

Tuesday, October 8th

STUCO Meeting from 3:00PM-3:45PM in Mrs. Lytle's Room (G104)

Wednesday, October 9th

Choir at 7:15AM

Monday, October 14th

Staff Development Waived Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, October 15th

Safety Patrol Team 1 assists with Arrival & Dismissal

Principal Fundraiser Big Kahuna Pick-Up in Bennett gym - time TBD

STUCO Canned Food Drive Opens

Friday, October 18th

1st 9 weeks of school ends

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

Monday, October 21st

Safety Patrol Team 2 assists with Arrival & Dismissal

2nd 9 weeks of school begins

Picture Retakes

Yearbook Cover entries due

Wednesday, October 23rd

Choir at 7:15AM

Friday, October 25th

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

STUCO Canned Food Drive ends

Friday Live at 2:15PM

5th Grade Camp Chaperone Lottery

Monday, October 28th

Parent/Teacher Conference Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, October 29th

Safety Patrol Team 1 assists with Arrival & Dismissal

Global Maker Day

Creed Lunch at 11:00AM

Wednesday, October 30th

Book Fair arrives on campus

Choir at 7:15AM

Thursday, October 31st

PTO Party Money is due

Book Fair Previews in the afternoon

PTO's October Newsletter