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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

TOMORROW MORNING (Wednesday) only . . .

Tomorrow morning, 5th grade camp will be departing from back carpool between 7-8AM. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND utilizing FRONT CARPOOL in the morning! Our SpEd students are still welcome to use back carpool.

Veterans' Recognition at Bennett . . .

We would be honored if you would share with us those members of your family who are veterans. Please provide a picture of the member of the United States Armed Forces with or without your child in the picture. In addition, please include:




Years served or serving

If currently serving, location

Send to by Friday, November 16, to be included in honoring your family members during Friday Live on November 30.

If you provided information last year, we still have it and will include it.

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From Mrs. Parks, Our School Counselor . . .

November – Citizenship - Do your share to make your school and community better.

Week of:

October 29 - Pick up trash; recycle or throw it away.

November 5 - Clean up after yourself in the bathroom.

November 12 - Do your tasks without whining or complaint.

November 26 - Do not smack your lips, roll your eyes or show disrespect with your gestures.

#BennettLivesKind Weekly Challenge – Find a kindness quote in a book and share it with someone else. (Thank you 2nd Grade!)

From Nurse Stephanie . . .

  • The State of Texas changed the spinal screening guidelines this year to consider the most recent, nationally-accepted, peer-reviewed recommendations for the appropriate age to conduct mandatory spinal screening. In compliance with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all children shall undergo screening for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:

    • Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 and again at age 12. (regardless of grade level)

    • Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14. (regardless of grade level)

  • In McKinney ISD, we will consider a student to be 10, 12 or 13 if the student is already this age or turns this age between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

  • The procedure for screening is simple. Your child will be examined while he/she stands and then leans forward, observed from the front, back, and side. For this examination, boys and girls will be screened separately. Boys will wear their pants or gym shorts and only remove their shirts. Girls will need to wear a halter-top, sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit with pants, shorts, or skirt.

Coming Up!

November 14-16 - 5th Grade Camp

November 14 - Progress Reports go home

November 15 - 3rd Grade Dallas Symphony Field Trip, Art Reception at Central Office

November 16 - PTO Sponsored Staff Appreciation Pies go home

November 19-23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

November Staff Birthdays!!!

16 - Courtney Cox, Third Grade

25 - Nurse Stephanie Martin

29 - Officer Mo, SRO

After School Opportunities . . .

Please check

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.

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