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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In remembrance of Mrs. Bennett . . .

We are saddened that Mildred Bennett, namesake of Dean and Mildred Bennett Elementary, has passed away at the age of 103.

As many of you know, Mrs. Bennett was actively involved at our school which bears her name and was a regular fixture at school functions whenever she was physically able to be present.

She invested 24 years as a teacher in McKinney ISD and a total of nearly 40 years in education.

She was the heart and soul of Bennett Elementary, and she will be deeply missed.

Her funeral service was this morning (Tuesday).

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Veterans' Recognition at Bennett . . .

We would be honored if you would share with us those members of your family who are veterans. Please provide a picture of the member of the United States Armed Forces with or without your child in the picture. In addition, please include:




Years served or serving

If currently serving, location

Send to by Friday, November 16, to be included in honoring your family members during Friday Live on November 30.

If you provided information last year, we still have it and will include it.

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Our annual Thanksgiving feasts are a fun Bennett tradition. Each grade level will have a feast on November 6 or 7. Family members are welcome to come for the feasts. There will be open seating at each of the feasts. Family are welcome to buy the Thanksgiving feast from the cafeteria or bring outside food. On the day when students are not participating in the Thanksgiving feast, students will eat in their homerooms. Students will bring lunch or can purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Visitors, please remember to bring your ID. You will need to show it to check in prior to attending the feast.
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From Mrs. Parks, Our School Counselor . . .

November – Citizenship - Do your share to make your school and community better.

Week of:

October 29 - Pick up trash; recycle or throw it away.

November 5 - Clean up after yourself in the bathroom.

November 12 - Do your tasks without whining or complaint.

November 26 - Do not smack your lips, roll your eyes or show disrespect with your gestures.

#BennettLivesKind Weekly Challenge – Introduce yourself to two people that you don't know well at school. (Thank you Second Grade for sharing).

Coming Up!

October 31 - PTO Party $ due, 50's Day - wear 50's clothes - no Halloween costumes!

November 1 - National Literacy Day

November 2 - Blood Drive 8AM-3PM

November 5-9 - Book Fair

November 6 - 5th Grade Camp Chaperone Meeting at 7:15AM; Kinder at 11AM; 4th Grade at 12PM; 5th Grade at 1PM

November 7 - 1st Grade at 11AM; 2nd Grade at 12PM; 3rd Grade at 1PM; Reception to Welcome PE Coach Stephanie Cusack 3:15-4PM in the Gym

November 8 - PTO Custer Donuts 5-8AM; 3-5PM

November 10 - 2nd Grade Alpha Testing

November 13 - Special Olympics Bowling Competition

November 14-16 - 5th Grade Camp

November 14 - Progress Reports go home

November 15 - 3rd Grade Dallas Symphony Field Trip, Art Reception at Central Office

November 16 - PTO Sponsored Staff Appreciation Pies go home

November Staff Birthdays!!!

16 - Courtney Cox, Third Grade

25 - Nurse Stephanie Martin

29 - Officer Mo, SRO

P.O.W.E.R. Parenting . . .

MISD seeks to collaborate with and support parents in their important role. The P.O.W.E.R. Parenting series is designed to serve parents with children of all ages. Join us to explore strategies to effectively communicate, understand developmental issues, provide positive discipline, and relate to your child in a more affirming manner. Check out our upcoming events: Fall Schedule (English or Spanish). Be sure to follow us on Facebook @misdparenting for helpful tools and resources.
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After School Opportunities . . .

Please check

for updated listings of all options.

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!