Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Dear Bennett Family,
Safety continues to be an important focus at Bennett Elementary. In accordance with the McKinney ISD policies and in collaboration with the McKinney Police Department, all McKinney ISD campuses will be conducting “Announced Lockdown Drills.” These drills will assure our students’ safety, if we should ever need to secure or lock down our building.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Bennett will be conducting an “Announced Lockdown Drill in coordination with the McKinney Police Department and the McKinney ISD Facilities Department."
Please do not be concerned if you see police vehicles and officers on our campus on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Each teacher will be going over our Lockdown procedures with our students during a community circle on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Thanks for talking with your children at home about safety and not to be alarmed as it is necessary to practice for situations that may occur at school. Please note, that if any parent volunteer is in the building during our Lockdown Drill, you will need to go immediately to the nearest lockable room or hallway until the drill is over.
From Mrs. Parks, Our School Counselor . . .
October Character Trait – Responsibility - Do what you are supposed to do
October 1 - Be positive, enjoy life, and play by the rules.
October 9 – Be sure to do your share to make your community better.
October 15 – Make every effort to be as organized as possible.
October 23 - Be the BEST person you can be at home and school!
October 29 - Pick up trash; recycle or throw it away.
From the Nurse . . .
Fall Illness Reminders!
We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home. When a student comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come in contact with. Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing. If your child is out sick don’t forget to always send in a note from the medical provider or a parent note. MISD Health policies are in place to help ensure a healthy school where students can learn and grow.
October 18 - Bennett Night at the new stadium - all students wearing a Bennett shirt get in free!
October 19 - 5th Grade EOY Party Planning Meeting 1PM; 5th Grade Camp Lottery; PTO Fall Festival 6-8PM
October 20 - MISD Holiday Bazaar
October 22 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conference Day; 5th Grade Camp chaperones notified
October 23-26 - Red Ribbon Week
October 23 - PJ Day
October 24 - Team Jersey Day
October 25 - Glasses/Socks, Big Kahuna Pickup 2-5:30PM
October 26 - Friday Live 2:15PM; wear Spiritwear
October 29 - Creed Lunch 11AM, PTO sponsored yearbook cover entries due
October 30 - Picture Retakes, Big Kahuna Party Bus, PTO November Newsletter goes home
October 31 - PTO Party $ due
October Staff Birthdays!!!
13 - Angie Stallbaumer, MRS
28 - Deb Snyder, 2nd Grade