Bennett Bear Business

Week of May 25, 2020

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Quarter 4 Report Cards - Parents View in Home Access Center (HAC)

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A hard copy of each child's Quarter 4 report card will not be sent home with students. Parents will be able to log in to the Home Access Center (HAC) to access and view your child's final report card.

Home Access Center Log In:

Please be sure you have your HAC log in information before the last day of school on Wednesday, May 27th. If you need assistance with your HAC log in credentials, please email of Bennett registrar, Susan Jakobsen, at



Bennett Staff Parade - Wednesday, May 27th - 10:00AM Start Time

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MISD Grab & Go Meal Program - Summer 2020

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Upcoming Bennett BEAR Birthdays

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in May:

24th - Carlos

25th - Colsen, Ja'myrhia

26th - Kinsley, William

27th - Meghan, Aidan

28th - Jackson, Ainsley, Mabry

29th - Jack, Samantha, Joshua

30th - Scarlett

31st - Leighton, Scarlett, Hayden, Ms. Holderman - Principal

BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in June:

1st - Fatma, Ayden, Sophia, Ms. Daubenspeck - Art teacher

2nd - Samantha, Ella

3rd - Ian, Andrew, Sophia, Grady

4th - Nicholas

5th - Preston, Mrs. Davidson - 4th grade teacher

6th - Shya, Ellie

7th - Austin, Chase

8th - Oliver

9th - Munazza

10th - Canyon

11th - Tucker, Zya, Sophie

12th - Reese

14th - Reuben

15th - Nathan, Liya

16th - Jude, Joel, Dean, Kamila, Mrs. McNutt - Music teacher

17th - Jaden

18th - Liv, Christian, Clark, Colton, Cole

19th - Sebastian

21st - Brock

22nd - Daniel, Ihsan, Kennedy

23rd - Lia

25th - Ava, Lucy, Mrs. Mosley - 3rd grade teacher

26th - Courtney, Naomi, Kelsey

27th - Elise, Callan

28th - Jackson, Michael, Evelyn

29th - Caroline

30th - Christopher, Mrs. Abraham - 2nd grade teacher

BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in July:

1st - Osamede

2nd - Andrew, Abraham

4th - Liam

5th - Eliza

6th - Piper, Mylea, Isaac

7th - Emma, Melanie, Matthew

8th - Maxwell

10th - Emilio, Lacey

11th - Clara, Ms Morris - 1st grade teacher

12th - Presley, Jane, Coehn, Jovie, Rocky

14th - Daniel

15th - Isabelle, Rachel, Sadie, Baylor, Isabela, Owen, Serenity

16th - Barbara, Joanna, Rihanna

17th - Akemi

19th - Josie, Dax, Ahmet, Samantha

20th - Channing, Olive

21st - Gabby, Christian,

22nd - David, Carson

23rd - Jaxx, Hillary

25th - Sara

26th - Lucas, Tyler, Kazuma

27th - Dylan, Nate

28th - Jackson

29th - Grace

30th - Jack, Saniya, Jesse, Jovianne

31st - Brooklyn, Stella

BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in August:

1st - Paulina, Summer, Olivia, Durham, Jiah

2nd - Benjamin, Ana Belle, Izrael

3rd - Gavin

4th - Presley, Elinor, Oliver, Aniston

5th - Ethan, Ayden

6th - Brooklyn

9th - Nolan, Julian

10th - Tyrhianna, Olivia

11th - Z'narriehh

12th - Ty, Hope, Bond, Matteo, Mac

13th - Roman, Kacey, Zoha, Nathan

16th - Thomas, Caleb, Jules

17th - Lela

18th - Ella, Kaylee

21st - Mrs. Gore - 3rd grade teacher

22nd - Charity, Alexander

23rd - Juliette, Madison, Kevin, Jonas

24th - Lovella, Mrs. Blazek - 3rd grade teacher

25th - Haley, Ariel, Yzabella

27th - Anthony, Kaden

28th - Michael, Gabriella, Chase, Kevin

30th - Ahiyan, Hailey, Charleigh

31st - Oluchi, Elijah, Timothy

Congratulations McKinney ISD Seniors that Attended Bennett Elementary

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Once a BEAR, Always a BEAR - Farewell to These Staff Members

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Speaking of, Once a BEAR, Always a BEARS - We have some amazing Bennett Staff Members that will be doing different things next school year. We want to give a shout out to the following staff members for your service to Bennett & MISD:

    • Ann Sanders - retiring after almost 40 years in education

    • Nurse Martin - moving on up to MNHS

    • Mrs. Fanning - family is relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico

    • Mrs. Baker - staying home with her precious daughters

    • Mrs. West -family is moving to Grandbury to be closer to family

    • Ms. Turner - excited for time to focus on family & new business they are starting

Bennett's School Theme 2020-2021 - Building a Better Me

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Meet Our Master Builder Teams for the 2020-2021 School Year:


Jill Sullivan - Team Leader

Jennifer Blazek

Stacey Ray

Sandra Reinhard

1st Grade:

Amy Covey - Team Leader

Shera Morris

Emily Peek

April Rottinghaus - new to Bennett

Jenny Simmons

2nd Grade:

Christie Abraham - Team Leader

Megan Greenlee - new to Bennett

Erin Hawkins

Heather Hill

Mollie Recker

Natalie Vera

3rd Grade:

Courtney Cox - Team Leader

Whitney Lytle

Kelly Mosley

Michelle Schindler

New Hire - pending HR approval

4th Grade:

Robin Latson - Team Leader

Bailey Davidson

Hailey Gore

Christine Martin - new to Bennett

Debbie Snyder

5th Grade:

Natalie White - Team Leader

Ashely Brown

Teri Danstrom

Beth Higgins

New Hire - TBD


Kristi Woods

Suzette Luthi - new to Bennett, part time


Lauren McNutt - Team Leader, Music

Stephanie Cusack - PE

Kaylea Daubenspeck - Art

Meghan Hancock - PE Aide

Special Education:

Dana Crider - Team Leader, STC Teacher

Rachel Androlowicz - STC Aide

Elizabeth De Araujo - STC Aide

Yvon Deshazor - Resource Aide

Ron Khreish - Resource

Helen O'Connell - STC Teacher

Tayla Russell - new to Bennett, STC Aide

Karen Scheidhauer - Speech

Courtney Sides - new to Bennett, Speech part time

Snooky Tidwell - STC Aide

Nora Trout - Resource

Learning Commons:

Lisa Howard - Library Aide

Angie Stallbaumer - Media Resource Specialist


Susan Jakobsen - Registrar

Tiffany Krueger - Nurse, new to Bennett

Kassie Halpin - Assistant Principal

Amy Holderman - Principal

Kara Lane - Secretary, new to Bennett

Pablo - Custodian

Cris Stump - Office Clerk

Christie Thompson - Counselor

Library Books, Leveled Readers, Book Club Books - at Home

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Bennett teachers will collect and return all library books found in student lockers, desks, and classrooms to the Learning Commons. If your child has any other books at home, such as library books, leveled readers, or book club books, please keep them at home until the District provides us with specific guidance and direction on the safe way to return the books to school.

Bennett's Virtual College & Career Fair

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We will be hosting our Virtual College and Career Fair throughout the month of May!

Once a week, teachers will share the counselor’s slides, which will give all students the opportunity to learn more about different career options and colleges and to assess their own interests.

Thank you to everyone who shared his or her college or career with us! We couldn’t do this without you.

Warm regards,

Christie N. Thompson
School Counselor

504 Campus Coordinator




May - 18 Day Emphasis on Encouragement

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Order Your Bennett School Supplies for 2020-2021

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Istation Access Available to Students & Staff

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We have exciting news for our students and teachers. Students and teachers will have access to continue using the “full Istation suite” until July 1st.

NEW to McKinney ISD Student Registration is OPEN

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Hello, Parents of Future Bennett Bears!

Have you visited McKinney ISD’s School Locator to see if your home address is zoned for Bennett Elementary? If so, you are ready to enroll your new student(s) for the 2020-2021 school year through our McKinney ISD online registration process!

Registration forms for new students entering kindergarten through 5th grade are available. To access these registration forms:

  • Go to the McKinney ISD website at
  • Click the "Enrollment" tab
  • Click the “2020-2021 New Student Enrollment”

While completing your online enrollment, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Current Proof of Residency – Must be a utility bill, gas, water or electric, house contract with closing date and/or lease with signatures.
  • Student’s Social Security Card (optional - if you choose to not provide your child's Social Security Card, the state will assign your child a unique ID #)
  • Student’s Birth Certificate
  • Updated Shot Records

If you do not have scanning capability, you may take a photo of your documents and upload the photos in the online enrollment site.

If the above documents are not received in the online enrollment site, the registration will be incomplete. Questions about the registration process or uploading your documents? Email Bennett Elementary Registrar, Susan Jakobsen, at

We can’t wait to meet our new BEARS when we return to campus! Take care and stay safe!