Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of March 21, 2022

Thank You, Bennett PTO! Our Leprechaun Leap Dance was AMAZING!

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MISD Will Make-Up Bad Weather Days On April 15th & April 25th

McKinney ISD will utilize its two Bad Weather Make-Up Days on April 15 and April 25 as a result of the recent school closings. These two days will be normal instructional days for all students. MISD Applies for Waiver for Third Missed Day


McKinney ISD will utilize both Bad Weather days (April 15 and April 25) that are built into the school calendar to make up for the February school closings (February 3 and February 4) due to inclement weather. The district will seek a waiver from the Texas Education Agency for the third missed instructional day (February 24) and does not expect that students or staff will have to make up this missed school day.

Calling All Incoming Kindergarten BEARS for the 2022-2023 School Year - Parents Complete this Brief Survey Below

PTO Board Members Needed for 2022-2023 - Join Our TEAM

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Descriptions of Bennett PTO Officer Positions

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Friendly Reminder - All Dogs Need to Stay OFF Campus to Protect Our BEARS & Pets

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

Registration Opens On Campus - Monday, April 11th

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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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Safety Patrol Team 2 Will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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March Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Menu

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March Character Trait - Cooperation

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Stop by the Front of School to Check the Lost & Found from 7:30AM - 3:15PM Daily

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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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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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March Events:


March Character Trait - Cooperation


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


April Events:


April Character Trait - Honesty


Friday, April 1st:

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club

*PTO Yearbook Price Increases to $40

*TELPAS Closes


Saturday, April 2nd:

Autism Awareness Day


Monday, April 3rd - Friday, April 8th:

*Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

*Librarian Appreciation Day


Monday, April 4th:

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

*3rd Grade Alpha Camp at Webb Elementary

*MAP Window Opens for Kindergarten-4th Grade

*5th Grade Camp Chaperone Lottery


Tuesday, April 5th:

School Librarian Day


Wednesday, April 6th:

*Paraprofessional Day

*5th Grade Camp Zoom Meeting with Parents


Thursday, April 7th:

*3rd Grade Alpha Camp at Webb Elementary

*No Alpha for 4th & 5th Grade Students

*1st Grade Field Trip - Dallas Heritage Museum


Friday, April 8th:

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club

*3rd Grade Alpha Camp at Webb Elementary

*No Alpha for 4th & 5th Grade Students


Monday, April 11th:

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

*New to McKinney ISD Student Registration Opens at Bennett - 7:30AM-3:30PM


Tuesday, April 12th:

PTO General Meeting, Board Elections & In & Out Burger


Thursday, April 14th:

Special Olympics - 9:30AM-2:30PM - Ron Poe Stadium


Friday, April 15th:

*No Running Club

*School Day for Students & Staff

*PTO Sponsored Principal's Coffee - 8:15AM - Learning Commons


Monday, April 18th - Friday, April 22nd:

Volunteer Appreciation Week


Monday, April 18th:

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

*5th Grade Extended Day Field Trip to Camp Jolt


Tuesday, April 19th:

5th Grade Choral Celebration & Performance - McKinney High School


Wednesday, April 20th:

*Progress Reports Go Home

*Retirement Celebration for Two Bennett Teachers - Sandra Reinhard & Debbie Snyder - Details to Come as Families Welcome


Thursday, April 21st:

*2nd Grade Field Trip to Crayola Experience

*Incoming Kindergarten Story Time - 12:30PM-1:00PM - Bennett Learning Commons


Friday, April 22nd:

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

*MAP Window Closes for K-4th Grade

*PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Link Posted at 6:00PM on Bennett Facebook & Bennett Website


Saturday, April 23rd:

3rd-5th Grade Alpha Make-Up Testing at Webb


Monday, April 25th:

School Day for Students & Staff


Tuesday, April 26th:

*MAP Window Opens for 5th Grade

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


Wednesday, April 27th:

*Secretary's Day

*Kindergarten In-School Dallas Zoo Field Trip - 9:00AM


Friday, April 29th:

STAAR ALT-2 Window Closes

*Creed Lunch - 11:00AM

Nurse News

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Covid Update 2022

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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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Important Dates for PTO Sponsored Yearbook

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PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Details

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PTO Spirit Nights for Spring

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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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