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Tuesday, March 5, 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.

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From Nurse Martin . . .

Winter Illness

We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home. When a child comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come into contact with. Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing. If your child is out sick remember to always send in a note from the Dr or a parent note. MISD Health policies are in place to help insure a healthy school where students can learn and grow.

From Mrs. Parks, School Counselor . . .

March – Perseverance – Be steadfast in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Week of:

March 4 - Learn from your mistakes and forgive mistakes.

March 18 - You should always be honest no matter the circumstances. If you have done something wrong, admit it. People will respect you for your honesty.

March 25 - Ask permission to borrow stuff.


March 4 - Learn about a different culture.

March 18 - Write your coaches a note.

March 25 - Sing a special song to your music teacher.

**Thank you Second Grade for providing the Weekly Challenge**

Coming Up!

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

March Staff Birthdays!!!

3 - Mrs. Reinhard, Kindergarten

5 - Mrs. Higgins, 5th Grade

7 - Mrs. Tidwell, STC

13 - Mrs. Sanders, Front Office

21 - Coach Cusack, PE; Mrs. Baker, 4th Grade

28 - Mrs. Kendrick, SpEd

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After School Opportunities . . .

Please check

for updated listings of all options.

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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!