Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of November 9, 2020

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No School - Monday, November 9th

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Quarter 3 Commitment Form Goes Out to Virtual Students - Tuesday, November 10th

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It's Picture Day - Wednesday, November 11th

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Picture Day Update for Virtual Students

We have scheduled times on Wednesday, November 11th, for our virtual students to come to Bennett to have their individual pictures taken. Check with your teacher for more details and information on your scheduled times to come to school.

Happy Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11th

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Important Information from Our Counselor, Christie Thompson

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!

Bennett's Raise Craze Fundraiser - Going on NOW

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Raise Craze Acts of Kindness Week - THIS WEEK

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Thank You, UPS Store, for Your Printing Donation

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PTO Sponsored Yearbook Cover Contest

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November Friday Live - Virtual Style - November 13th - at 2:15PM

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Friday Live Update for Virtual Students Being Recognized in November

Our virtual November BEARS of the Month may come up to school from 8:30AM-2:00PM on Friday, November 13th, to get their November BEAR of the Month certificate and award from the front office prior to Friday Live starting virtually on our Bennett Elementary Facebook page at 2:15PM, when we go LIVE.


If there are virtual students that earn the November Creed Award, they are welcome to join us for our November Creed Lunch on Monday, November 16th, at 11:30AM. We will enjoy lunch outside the front of the school and our virtual Creed winners will get their trophy at our Creed Lunch.

World Kindness Day - Friday, November 13th

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Quarter 2 Progress Reports Go Home - Wednesday, November 18th

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FREE Lunch & Breakfast For ALL Students - Remainder of 2020-2021 School Year

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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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Specials' Team - November Newsletter

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Important Information from Nurse Tiffany

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Boyd Cheer Camp Flyer

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Thanksgiving Break - November 23rd-27th

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in November

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November Birthdays:


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

17 - Jayde

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

Appreciation Days for 2020-2021

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Bennett's Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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November Events for our BEARS


Raise Craze Acts of Kindness Week:

November 9th-13th


Monday, November 9th:

No School for Students & Staff

Act of Kindness Day - Honor a Veteran


Tuesday, November 10th:

Quarter 3 Commitment Form goes out to virtual parents

Act of Kindness Day - Make a card/placemat for Meals on Wheels


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

Act of Kindness Day - Drive Thru Donation Day 6:00PM-7:00PM


Thursday, November 12th:

Act of Kindness Day - Chalk the Neighborhood


Friday, November 13th:

World Kindness Day

Act of Kindness Day - Build Your Teacher Up Day

November Friday Live - Virtual Style - 2:15PM

Virtual students may come to Bennett to get their BEAR of the Month certificate and award from 8:30AM-2:00PM


Monday, November 16th:

November Creed Lunch at 11:30 - outside the front of school


Wednesday, November 18th:

Progress Reports go home


Friday, November 20th:

Quarter 3 Commitment Forms due


Monday, November 23rd-Friday, November 27th:

Thanksgiving Break

McKinney ISD Alpha Information

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