Bennett Bear Business Newsletter
Week of November 2, 2020
FREE Lunch & Breakfast For ALL Students - Starting November 2, 2020
While this is a most unique start to the year, we wanted to share some great news that will affect all students starting November 2, 2020. On October 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service announced program changes that will provide for free meals for all students, regardless of income. This has been made possible by nationwide waivers that will provide for free meals to all students for the remaining 2020-2021 school year.
Your students may enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge, whether they dine on campus, pick-up grab & go meals. Free meals will include the standard meal. Students dining on campus may elect to purchase additional a la carte items at normal pricing. Meals for virtual students may be picked-up at our convenient grab & go, located at Finch Elementary and Vega Elementary from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Both sites are open to the community for meal pick-up as well. Our Grab & Go meals will also include the next day’s breakfast when picking up lunch curbside.
Food Service is planning on doing a soft marketing approach in order to ensure a smooth transition to this program in the next few weeks as not to overload the service lines in our cafeteria.
Please note, we strongly encourage all households to continue to complete the 2020-2021 Free and Reduced student application. Thanks again for all your support and efforts to provide a safe dining environment.
Resident District Manager
November Sign Up Genius For Lunch Visitors
November Breakfast & Lunch Menus
It's Picture Day - Wednesday, November 11th
Specials' Team - November Newsletter
Reminders from Our Counselor, Christie Thompson
Veterans’ Day is November 11th, and we’d like for all of our Bennett Bears to meet some veterans and hear their stories.
- Think of a veteran in your life: a neighbor, a relative, a friend, and ask him/her for an interview.
- Ask the veteran to either wear a portion of the his/her uniform or to show us an artifact.
- Choose a question you’d like for the veteran to answer. They only have up to 3 minutes to talk, so make it good!
- Record a short flipgrid video of you interviewing the veteran, or send the link so that (s)he can record from a distance: https://flipgrid.com/aed7e35f
- That’s it! We will share these videos on November 11th to celebrate Veterans’ Day at Bennett.Help us make it a success!!!
New from our Impact Counselor:
Christie N. Thompson
504 Campus Coordinator
Visit my website
or Twitter account!
Important Information from Nurse Tiffany
BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in November
1 - Cash, Ariahn
2 - Angela, Isaac, Tanyah
3 - Lawson
4 - Hazel, Faith, Tanaiya
5 - Liam, Jacob
6 - Arabella, Griffin
8 - Camden, McKinley
9 - Gavin
10 - Moon, Nick, Teagan, Braden, Lyla
11 - Erin
12 - Sydney
13 - Carlos
14 - Chase
15 - Landon
16 - Brynlee, Lauren, Mrs. Cox - 3rd Grade Teacher
18 - Lexi, Gabrielle, Amanda
19 - Colette, Shiloh
21 - Cynthia
22 - Aidan, Mason, Noah, Ethan, Tyler
23 - Elpis, Sachi
25 - Niko, Maisie, Christian, Lily, Mrs. Stephens - Diagnostician
26 - Mackenzie, Micah, Kashton
27 - Grant, Harry
29 - Office Mo - School Resource Officer
Bennett's Spirit Days - 2020-2021
Appreciation Days for 2020-2021
Upcoming Events for our BEARS
November Events for our BEARS
Monday, November 2nd:
October Creed Lunch at 11:00AM - outside the front of school
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ALL students for remainder of 2020-2021 school year
PTO's Raise Craze Fundraiser is Going On Now
Friday, November 6th:
PTO Sponsored Carter Blood Drive at Bennett - see flyer below
Monday, November 9th:
Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students
Wednesday, November 11th:
It's Individual Picture Day
*Virtual Students will be invited to school from 8:00AM-9:00AM to have their picture taken
*No lunch visitors this day, as we will be using the stage to take individual pictures
Friday, November 13th:
World Kindness Day
November Friday Live - Virtual Style - 2:15PM
Monday, November 16th:
November Creed Lunch at 11:30 - outside the front of school
Wednesday, November 18th:
Progress Reports go home
Monday, November 23rd-Friday, November 27th: