Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of February 28, 2022

Hello March!!!

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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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Parents - Please Take our Annual McKinney ISD/Bennett Bright Bytes Technology Survey

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Safety Patrol Team 3 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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February Breakfast Menu

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February Lunch Menu

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March Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Menu

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, February 28th - 7:15AM

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Congratulations to Our February's Stuffed Animal Ticket Winner

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March Character Trait - Cooperation

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Texas Girls in STEM Day - Tuesday, March 1st

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Bennett's Open House - Tuesday, March 1st

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Read Across America Day - Wednesday, March 2nd

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Read Your World Passports Due to Mrs. Stallbaumer - Thursday, March 3rd

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NO Running Club - Friday, March 4th

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Bennett's Bright Bytes Technology Survey for Parents Closes - Friday, March 4th

Time to Complete Your Child's 2022-2023 Class Placement Form - Due Friday, March 4th

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Maintenance Employees' Appreciation Day - Friday, March 4th

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Author Visit & Book Signing at Bennett - Friday, March 4th

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Order Form for Author Visit & Book Signing - Due Friday, March 4th

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Author Visit Schedule for our BEARS - Friday, March 4th

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McKinney ISD Spring Break - Week of March 7th-11th

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, March 14th - 7:15AM

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Leprechaun Leap Dance Preorder Forms Due - Monday, March 14th

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Kindergarten-2nd Grade NEW to Alpha Zoominars - Tuesday, March 15th - 4:00PM or 7:00PM

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Plano Symphony Orchestra Comes to Bennett to Meet with 3rd & 4th Grade - Tuesday, March 15th

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Report Cards Go Home - Wednesday, March 16th

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Happy St. Patrick's Day - Thursday, March 17th - Wear Green

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, March 18th - 7:30AM

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PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Acts Due in Flipgrid by 4:00PM - Friday, March 18th

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PTO Sponsored Leprechaun Leap Dance - Bennett Gym - Friday, March 18th - 6:30PM-8:00PM

Grade Level Dances Begin at 7:00PM

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Calling All Parents - Sign Up Below to Volunteer at our 1st Annual Leprechaun Leap Dance

Mini Bailadora Dance Clinic - Saturday, March 19th

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Down Syndrome Awareness Day - Monday, March 21st - Wear Crazy Socks

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4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - Monday, March 21st- 7:15AM

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McKinney ISD Middle School Open House - Monday, March 21st

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Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, March 22nd

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Modified Specials Schedule After Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, March 22nd

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PTO Sponsored Jersey Mike's Spirit Night - Wednesday, March 23rd

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, March 25th - 7:30AM

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3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to the Plano Symphony Orchestra - Tuesday, March 29th

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PTO Sponsored Yearbook - Custom Yearbook Pages Due - Thursday, March 31st

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Interested in Registering a NEW to McKinney ISD Student for the 2022-2023 School Year?

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Bennett's 2021 Federal Report Card Information

Parents - Linked below you will find a copy of the 2020–21 Federal Report Card for Bennett. This is a report required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

BEARS Celebrating an Upcoming Birthday in March

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March Birthdays:


2 - Isla, Maevi, Ronan

3 - Alena, Mrs. Reinhard - Kindergarten Teacher

4 - Oliver, Kaden, Hannah, Mrs. Danstrom - 5th Grade Teacher

5 - Audrey

7 - Elise, Tyler, Hannah

8 - Camille, Autumn, Jaeden, Zoey

9 - Phoebe, Drew

10 - Evelyn

11 - Chelsea, Jasiah

12 - Brady, Henry, Agastya

14 - Bella, Grady

15 - Finnley, Liam, Hawthorne

16 - Mekha

17 - Masen, Zachariah

18 - Julian, Ozan

19 - Erin

20 - William

21 - Emma, Coach Cusack - PE

24 - Katelyn

28 - Caleb, Brent, Carli

30 - June, Akshaj

31 - Isaiah, Adalyn, JJ

Our BEARS Are Going on Field Trips - Mark Your Calendar

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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February Events:


Monday, February 28th:

4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - 7:15AM


March Events:


March Character Trait - Cooperation


Tuesday, March 1st:

*Texas Girls in STEM Day

*5th Grade Camp Payment #1 Due

*3rd-5th Grade Interim Science & Social Studies Testing Windows Open

*Bennett's Open House - 5:30PM-6:15PM - Come & Go Event


Wednesday, March 2nd:

Read Across America Day


Thursday, March 3rd:

Read Your World Passports due to Mrs. Stallbaumer in the Learning Commons


Friday, March 4th:

*NO Running Club

*3rd Nine Weeks of School Ends

*Maintenance Employees' Appreciation Day

*2022-2023 Class Placement Forms Due in Bennett Office

*Author Visit & Book Signing at Bennett


Monday, March 7th - Friday, March 11th:

McKinney ISD Spring Break


Monday, March 14th:

*4th 9 Weeks of School Begins

*4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - 7:15AM

*PTO Sponsored Leprechaun Leap Dance Preorders Due


Tuesday, March 15th:

*Representative from Plano Symphony Orchestra will meet with 3rd & 4th Graders to discuss upcoming field trip - 10:00AM in Bennett Gym

**Kinder-2nd Grade New to Alpha Zoominars with Alpha Team - 4:00PM or 7:00PM


Wednesday, March 16th:

Report Cards Go Home


Thursday, March 17th:

*Happy St. Patrick's Day

*Dress to Impress in your Green Attire


Friday, March 18th:

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

*PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Acts Uploaded in FlipGrid by 4:00PM

*PTO's Leprechaun Leap Dance - 6:30PM-8:00PM - Grade Level Dances will begin at 7:00PM


Saturday, March 19th:

3rd Grade Alpha Testing - Webb Elementary


Monday, March 21st:

*Down Syndrome Awareness Day - Wear Crazy Socks

*4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - 7:15AM

*MISD Middle School Open House


Tuesday, March 22nd:

NEW MONTHLY CELEBRATIONS - Replaces Friday Live

*Parents - Invitation & RSVP ONLY if your child will receive an award

*Kinder-2nd Grade - Bennett Live Celebration - 8:15AM-8:45AM - Gym

*3rd-5th Grade - Bennett Live Celebration - 9:00AM-9:30AM - Gym

*Creed Lunch - 10:30AM


Wednesday, March 23rd:

PTO Sponsored Jersey Mike's Subs Spirit Night


Friday, March 25th:

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

*3rd-5th Grade Interim Social Studies & Science Window Closes

*PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Feedback Provided to Participants, if Needed


Monday, March 28th:

*4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - 7:15AM

*STAAR ALT-2 Opens


Tuesday, March 29th:

3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to Plano Symphony Orchestra


Thursday, March 31st:

PTO Sponsored Yearbook - Custom Yearbook Pages Due

Nurse News

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Covid Update 2022

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MISD Covid Testing By Appointment Only

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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 https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/schools/texas-education-agency/
  • Current Collin County/City of McKinney numbers may be found at https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/8a63b1622bea4d65b28658f2101b539

Alpha Dates for 2021-2022

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Arrival & Dismissal Details

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Arrival & Dismissal Map

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Bennett's Instructional Times - 2021-2022

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Bennett's Specials Schedule

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McKinney ISD School Calendar - 2021-2022

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McKinney ISD Approves 2022-2023 School Calendar

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McKinney ISD Weather Guidelines

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PTO Sponsored Marco's Pizza Spirit Night Update

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Important Dates for PTO Sponsored Yearbook

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Save the Dates - PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Details

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PTO Spirit Nights for Spring

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PTO Spirit Night Update After Chipotle Spirit Event

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PTO Website - All Things PTO

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PTO Passive Fundraiser Incentives

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Ways to Support Our BEARS

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Why Join Our Bennett PTO?

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Bennett PTO Community Sponsors Supporting our BEARS

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