Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of November 2, 2020

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FREE Lunch & Breakfast For ALL Students - Starting November 2, 2020

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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.


James Shoemake

McKinney ISD

Resident District Manager

November Sign Up Genius For Lunch Visitors

November Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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It's Picture Day - Wednesday, November 11th

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Specials' Team - November Newsletter

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Reminders from Our Counselor, Christie Thompson

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Veterans’ Day is November 11th, and we’d like for all of our Bennett Bears to meet some veterans and hear their stories.


  1. Think of a veteran in your life: a neighbor, a relative, a friend, and ask him/her for an interview.
  2. Ask the veteran to either wear a portion of the his/her uniform or to show us an artifact.
  3. Choose a question you’d like for the veteran to answer. They only have up to 3 minutes to talk, so make it good!
  4. 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
  5. 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:

https://mrsthompsonliveskind.weebly.com/making-an-impact.html


Warm regards,


Christie N. Thompson
School Counselor

504 Campus Coordinator

469.302.5437/5438


Visit my website

or Twitter account!

Important Information from Nurse Tiffany

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in November

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November Birthdays:


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

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Appreciation Days for 2020-2021

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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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:

Thanksgiving Break

McKinney ISD Alpha Information

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The Amazing Bennett PTO

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