Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of December 14, 2020

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McKinney ISD Students Will Take Home Their Technology Device Over Holiday Break

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Dear Bennett Elementary Families,

In an effort to continue supporting learning outside the classroom, your student will bring a device (and a charging cord) home for the holiday break. Kindergarten and first-grade students will bring home an iPad and 2nd & 3rd graders will bring home their assigned classroom laptop. Students in 4th & 5th grade already have a dedicated MISD laptop that they will bring home.

Each device will be checked out to individual students through the campus library on or before December 18th and should be returned with students on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, when school resumes. Technology support will not be available during the break.

English Holiday Device Deployment Information Packet

Spanish Holiday Device Deployment Information Packet

Accessing Usernames & Passwords for Learning Resources



December Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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Learning Commons Information from Angie Stallbaumer

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Specials' Team - December Newsletter

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80th Day of School - Tuesday, December 15th

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Picture Retakes - Wednesday, December 16th

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Picture retakes for our BEARS will be Wednesday morning, December 16. Students who have enrolled since picture day, were absent on picture day, or need their photo retaken for any reason can participate. Please let your child AND their teacher know that they will be participating. Students will be called to the cafeteria by grade level to have pictures taken.

If you ordered a photo package, your student will need to bring that package with them to the retake to give to the photographer. A new package will be printed for you using the retake image.

Virtual Students will come to campus during their teacher’s designated timeslot. Remember that these photos are what will be in the yearbook!

Please let Kara Lane, Campus Secretary, know if you have any questions regarding picture retakes! Kara can be reached at 469-302-5400 or

December Friday Live - December 18th - 8:30AM - Virtually

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Holiday Class Parties - Friday, December 18th - Room Rep Only - NO Parents Due to Covid - 2:00PM-2:45PM

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Information from Bennett Counselor, Christie Thompson

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Please contact Christie Thompson at if your family is in need of assistance over the holidays. We have a few generous families who are wanting to help some Bennett families in need. Your information will be confidential.

Warm regards,


HealthWhys - December 2020

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Interested in Serving as an MISD Crossing Guard?

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Bennett Yearbook Cover Contest - Due December 18th

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PTO Sponsored Yearbook Flyer

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Box Tops Information

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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December Events for our BEARS

Tuesday, December 15th:

80th Day of School - Wear your 80's Attire

Wednesday, December 16th:

Picture Retake Day

Friday, December 18th:

*2nd Nine Weeks of School Ends

*Holiday Live - 8:30AM - Virtual Style on Bennett Facebook Page

*Class Parties - 2:00PM-2:45PM - ONLY Room Rep & Teacher

Monday, December 21st - January 1st:

McKinney ISD Winter Break

January Events for our BEARS

January 2020 - McKinney ISD School Board Appreciation Month:

*Thank You MISD School Board Members

*Bennett Elementary will celebrate MISD School Board Member, Lynn Sperry, this month

Monday, January 4th:

Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, January 5th:

*3rd Nine Weeks Begins

*Quarter 3 In-Person & Virtual Changes Begin

*12:00PM Creed Lunch

Wednesday, January 6th:

Report Cards go home - virtual families may come to school to get their child's report card

Saturday, January 9th:

School Resource Appreciation Day

Thursday, January 14th:

Dowell Fine Arts Tour for 5th Grade Students - TBD with social distancing

Monday, January 18th:

Holiday - No School for Students or Staff

Friday, January 22nd:

PTO Bingo Night - 6:30PM-8:00PM - via Zoom - more details to come

Tuesday, January 26th:

Winter Bear Cubs in Training Story Time - 2:15PM - Learning Commons - pending social distancing guidelines

Thursday, January 28th:

100th Day of School - wear 100 items or dress like you are 100 years old

Friday, January 29th:

*Multicultural Children's Book Day - #ReadYourWorld

*Friday Live - 2:15PM - Virtually on Bennett Facebook Page

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December Birthdays

13 - Caleb, Jack, Valeria, Tristan

14 - Colton, Phoenix, Ja'kayden, George

15 - Ms. Peek - 1st Grade Teacher

16 - Rowen, Andrew

17 - Noah M., Noah S.

18 - Trinton

19 - Joey

20 - Colby, Brandon

21 - Sage, Ms. Lytle - 3rd Grade Teacher

22 - Harper, Eurielle, Will, Angela

23 - Sophie, Tristan

26 - Olivia

27 - Marcella

28 - Presley

29 - Dawia, Elliott, Stella

30 - Penn, Paige, Kaitlyn

PTO's Raise Craze - 15 Or More Acts of Kindness

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McKinney ISD School Board Appreciation Month - January 2021

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Bennett Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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Appreciation Days - 2020-2021

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McKinney ISD Alpha Program

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