Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of October 3, 2021

Happy October, to our BEARS

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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter

1st Grade's Weekly Newsletter

2nd Grade's Weekly Newsletter

3rd Grade's Weekly Newsletter

4th Grade's Weekly Newsletter

5th Grade's Weekly Newsletter

Specials' Weekly Newsletter

Picture Day Information

Your student should have brought home a note with a QR code on it after picture day. In about 10 days, you can scan that QR and see your student's proofs, and order photos online. If your student did not bring home their QR, that is OK! You can contact Legacy Studios directly with your student's name, grade, and school, and they can get you access to your proofs.
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PTO Sponsored Class Party Information & PTO Membership Request

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Exciting Events Happening in the Learning Commons

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Check Out our Bennett Scholastic Book Fair Website Below

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Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Below - Parents We Need YOU

eWallet Informational Video - Parents, on Oct. 4, you may set up an eWallet for your child to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. Don’t forget to share your child’s eWallet information with grandparents.

Free & Reduced Program

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PTO Winter Wear is Available for Pre-Order Only - Orders Due Friday, October 22nd

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Safety Patrol Team 3 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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Registration for FREE Adult GED & ESL Classes - October 4th & 5th

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Fall Community Resource Night - Tuesday, October 5th

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International Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 6th

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Big Kahuna Fundraiser Product & Prizes Pick-Up - Thursday, October 7th - 2:00PM-5:00PM - Bennett Gym

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Staff Development Waiver Day - Monday, October 11th - No School for Students

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PTO Sponsored Hat Creek Spirit Event - Monday, October 18th

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Big Kahuna Party Bus Prize - Wednesday, October 20th - Permission Slips & Schedule Going Home This Week

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Save the Date - PTO's 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Drive Thru Event - Friday, October 22nd - Sign Up Below

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We Need YOUR Trunk

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Now Accepting Candy Donations - Donation Box Set Up In Main Hallway Under the Clock

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Sign-Up Here for All Things PTO Trunk or Treat

McKinney ISD Holiday Bazaar - Saturday, October 23rd

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Parent-Teacher Conference Day - No School for Students - Monday, October 25th

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Red Ribbon Week - Tuesday, October 26th - Friday, October 29th

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Picture Retake Day for our BEARS - Tuesday, October 26th

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Bennett's Spirit Night at the McKinney Stadium - Friday, October 29th

Cross Town Showdown - McKinney Boyd Verses McKinney High

The Small Details for A Great Event for Our BEARS

  • Students must arrive by 6:30 p.m. and go immediately to Section 109. Kick off will be at 7:00 p.m.
  • Elementary students must wear a school spirit shirt to be granted free admission and must be accompanied by an adult with paid admission.
  • Elementary students should meet in Section 109 so they can gather on the field for a group picture and to be highlighted on the video board before kickoff. Parents are NOT allowed on the field, only school staff.

Bennett Spirit Night is a BIG Deal for Our BEARS!

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Save the Date - October Friday Live - Friday, October 29th

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October Breakfast Menu

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October Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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October Events:

Wednesday, October 6th:

International Walk to School Day

Thursday, October 7th:

Big Kahuna Fundraiser Pick-Up in Bennett Gym - 2:00-5:00 - bring your drivers license

Friday, October 8th:

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM-7:50AM

*MAP Window Closes for K-5th

*MClass Window Closes for K-2

Monday, October 11th:

Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students - Professional Development for Staff

Friday, October 15th:

*1st 9 Weeks of School Ends

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM-7:50AM

Monday, October 18th:

*2nd 9 Weeks of School Begins

*PTO Sponsored Hat Creek Spirit Night

Wednesday, October 20th:

Big Kahuna Party Bus - permission slip and details coming home soon

Friday, October 22nd:

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM-7:50AM

*PTO's 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Event - 6:30PM-8:00PM - Bennett parking lots

*PTO's Winter Spirit Wear Pre-Orders Due

Saturday, October 23rd:

MISD Partners in Education's 13th Annual Holiday Bazaar - McKinney High School - see flyer

Monday, October 25th - Friday, October 29th:

Parent - Teacher Conference Week

Monday, October 25th:

McKinney ISD Parent-Teacher Conference Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, October 26th - Friday, October 29th:

Red Ribbon Week -

Tuesday, October 26th:

*Picture Retakes

*Red Ribbon Week - Wear Crazy Socks or Crazy Shoes

Wednesday, October 27th:

Red Ribbon Week - Wear Pajamas

Thursday, October 28th:

Red Ribbon Week - Wear Team Jersey or Dress Like Someone at School

Friday, October 29th:

*Red Ribbon Week - Wear Bennett Spirit Wear

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM-7:50AM

*Virtual October Friday Live - 2:30PM - pre-recorded video sent out via link

*Bennett's Spirit Night at the McKinney Stadium - Boyd Broncos & McKinney High School Football Game Night

BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in October

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October Birthdays:

1 - Tommy

3 - Daniel, Emilia, Logan

4 - Ellie-Rae

5- Mason, Ayden

6 - Sophia, Ronald, Juliana, Emilynn

7 - Paxton

8 - Mia, Taleia

9 - Knox, Ms. Trout - Resource Teacher

10 - Royce

11 - Maggie, Anna

13 - Ms. Stallbaumer - Media Resource Specialist

14 - Macie, Lily, Daniel

15 - Reagan, Simon

17 - Rocco

19 - Micole, Luke, Paxton, Amelia, Wes

20 - Eva, LeoDaniel

21 - Charlie

22 - Lillian, Graham

23 - Jacob, Brylee, Reaghan, Shane

24 - Thomas, Asher

25 - Reese

27 - Brooklyn, Dillon

28 - Liam, Benjamin, Holly, Trevor, Kinley, Ms. Snyder - 4th Grade Teacher

31 - Isabel, MJ

Clinic News from Nurse Tiffany

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NEW MISD Covid 19 Isolation Protocols

New MISD Isolation Protocols

Step 1: When a student, who is on campus, has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc., the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home. Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within one hour.

Step 2: The campus nurse will speak with the parent/guardian regarding quarantine and isolation needed for their symptomatic student. The student who has symptoms of COVID-19, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from symptom onset AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student may return to campus before the end of the 10 day period only IF a note from a health care provider is received by and discussed with the campus nurse prior to the student returning to campus.

Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.

Step 4: If the parent of the student reports to the campus nurse that the student was tested for COVID-19 and is now lab confirmed positive, the steps for “ Students Who Report That They are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19” will be followed.

Students Who Report That They Are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

Step 1: When a student has been lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19, the school nurse and teacher should be notified of their illness and should remain home for 10 days from the date of testing.

Step 2: The student who had the lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test result, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from the date the positive test was performed AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the lab confirmed COVID-19 positive student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.

Step 4: MISD will follow Texas Education Agency and Collin County Health Department guidance for reporting lab positive confirmed COVID-19 cases.

NEW MISD Covid Protocols

Effective 8/2/2021, all existing protocols will be replaced with the following information. We will continue to monitor and adjust our protocols based on any updated information from Collin County Health Department, Texas DSHS, Texas Education Agency and CDC.

  • All staff, visitors and students (with parental assistance) should monitor for symptoms of illness prior to campus arrival.
  • CDC Guidance (including those fully vaccinated) recommends to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Schools in Texas, including McKinney ISD, may highly recommend but may not require masks.
  • Campuses will work to ensure no student is treated differently as a result of their choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask.
  • Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules.
  • Social distancing will be maintained when feasible.
  • Staff and students will continue to be expected to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Parents and employees will continue to be required to report confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to campus administration or their supervisor, but this information will no longer be tracked on the District COVID-19 Dashboard.
  • Staff and students with symptoms of COVID 19 (until ruled out) OR a confirmed case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days from the date of symptom onset or positive test if no symptoms.
  • Staff will not conduct close contact reviews and students/staff will not be required to quarantine for exposure.
  • Current MISD COVID-19 numbers may be accessed through TEA at
  • Current Collin County/City of McKinney numbers may be found at

McKinney ISD Substitutes Needed

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McKinney ISD substitute teachers serve an essential role in our classrooms. They keep the learning moving forward when a teacher can not be in the classroom. At Bennett, we are thankful for all of the substitutes that serve our BEARS.

If you have ever considered serving as a substitute, now is a great time to apply! We are looking for people who are committed to the students and families in our district. Many of our Bear parents find that it is a wonderful and rewarding way to be connected to the educational process and to our school. Substitutes in MISD can choose if they would like to work at only one level campus (elementary, middle, or high) or they can work at campuses across all levels.

Applications are processed on a continuing basis through the fall semester.

For details on the application process and to get started, please visit:

Substitute Opportunities | McKinney ISD

Substitute Opportunities. Substitutes are an important part of the daily operations of the school day. We truly appreciate our substitutes and are grateful for your contribution to our students and teachers.

Bennett's Specials Schedule

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Alpha Dates for 2021-2022

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Bennett's Instructional Times - 2021-2022

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McKinney ISD School Calendar - 2021-2022

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Bennett's Arrival & Dismissal Details

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Bennett's Arrival & Dismissal Map

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PTO's Passive Fundraiser Incentives

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Join All Things Bennett PTO - Visit Their Website

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Why Join Our Bennett PTO?

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Bennett PTO Community Sponsors Supporting our BEARS

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PTO Sponsored Spirit Nights - Save the Dates

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