Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Bright Bytes Survey . . .
Our district has partnered with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics organization, to learn more about our schools’ technology use for student learning. Our goal is to gather metrics on technology access and skills in our district's technology environment, to understand the connection between technology use and student achievement. This will be done through a comprehensive framework called CASE that looks at the Classroom factors, Access to technology, teacher and student Skills and Environmental factors.
To gain these insights, we must provide BrightBytes with a complete picture of technology use at school and at home within our district. We are asking 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, all staff members, and all parents to participate in the project and to provide input.
The window for the survey opens Monday, February 18, 2019 and closes on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please know that all responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. Bennett 3rd-5th grade students and all staff members will be completing the online survey at school.
Your participation is important to us and will make the difference in our understanding of campus and district technology use.
From Mrs. Parks, School Counselor . . .
February – Trustworthiness - Be honest, Do not deceive, cheat, or steal, Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing, Build a good reputation.
February 4 - Communicate anger appropriately.
February 11 - Apologize without blame and accept them with respect.
February 19 - If someone is bothering you at school, let your teacher know. Don’t take matters into your own hands or you might end up in more trouble.
February 25 - If you win, don’t brag. If you lose, don’t show anger.
Bennett Live Kind Weekly Challenge:
February 4 - Make a card for the school counselor.
February 11 - Ask a classmate if he or she needs help.
February 19 - Make a card for your principal.
February 25 - Ask 3 people about their day.
**Thank you 2nd Grade for our weekly challenges!
From Nurse Martin . . .
Our annual PACK Week Program is back this month across the district of McKinney. The PACK (Pack Assorted Colors for Kids) Program encourages eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. ARAMARK will be partnering with us to ensure every child benefits from this week. Each day of PACK week has been assigned a different color. We are asking the students to wear the color of the day and bring a fruit/vegetable snack or fruit/vegetable lunch item based on that color. If your child is buying lunch in the cafeteria, fruits and veggies reflecting the color of each day will be offered on the lunch menu.
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday, February 26: Yellow/Orange
Tuesday, February 27: White/Tan/Brown
Wednesday, February 28: Red
Thursday, March 1: Purple/Blue
Friday, March 2: Green
Friday, February 22 - Friday Live at 2PM (PTO Glow Run Kickoff and Friday Live)
Friday, March 1 - PTO Glow Run during each grade level specials
Saturday, March 2 - 3rd-5th Grade Alpha (G/T) Testing (Also held on Saturday, March 23)
Wednesday, March 6 - PTO Glow Run $ due
Friday, March 8 - 3rd-5th Grade Dr. Crise Dental Presentation 2PM; Bright Bytes Survey closes
Monday, March 11-Friday, March 15 - Spring Break
Thursday, March 21 - Bear Buddy Meeting 7:30AM
Friday, March 22 - Friday Live 2:15PM; PTO Bingo 6:30-8PM
Saturday, March 23 - 3rd-5th Grade Alpha (G/T) Testing (Also held on Saturday, March 2)
Monday, March 25 - Creed Lunch 10:30AM
Friday, March 29 - No School for Students if no bad weather between now and then
February Staff Birthdays!!!
February 19 - Mrs. Sullivan
February 23 - Mrs. Fanning
February 26 - Mrs. Hamill