Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of January 9, 2022

It's School Board Appreciation Month!

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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter

1st Grade's Weekly Newsletter

2nd Grade's Weekly Newsletter

3rd Grade's Weekly Newsletter

4th Grade's Weekly Newsletter

5th Grade's Weekly Newsletter

Specials' Weekly Newsletter

Learning Commons Weekly Newsletter

PTO Watch DOGS Sign-Up Going on NOW

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Sign-Up for Watch DOGS Below


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RSVP to Join Our VIRTUAL Bingo Night on Friday, January 28th

Covid Update 2022

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January Character Trait - Kindness

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Safety Patrol Team 2 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - Monday, January 10th

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Alpha Services Resume - Monday, January 10th

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2nd & 3rd Grade Junior Spelling Bee - Tuesday, January 11th - 8:15AM, Bennett Cafe

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McKinney ISD Spelling Bee - Thursday, January 13th - More Details to Come

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, January 14th

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No School for Students & Staff - Monday, January 17th

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3rd-5th Grade Alpha/GT Referrals Due - Thursday, January 20th

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PTO Spring Watch DOG Registration Closes - Thursday, January 20th

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NO Running Club - Friday, January 21st

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, January 24th - 7:15AM

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January Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, January 25th - Only Parents of BEARS Receiving an Award May Attend

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Bennett Live Modified Specials Schedule - Tuesday, January 25th

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PTO Sponsored Chipotle Spirit Night - Thursday, January 26th

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100th Day of School - Thursday, January 27th

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday 28th - 7:30AM

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Multicultural Children's Book Day - Friday, January 28th

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PTO Sponsored VIRTUAL Bingo Night - Friday, January 28th - 6:30PM-8:00PM

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PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Begin Serving on Campus - Monday, January 31st

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January Breakfast Menu

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January Lunch Menu

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in January

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January Birthdays:

1 - Abdalhalim

4 - Kaden, Mrs. Simmons - 1st Grade Teacher

5 - Hayden, Joseph

6 - Rhys, Elijah, Wyatt

7 - Grace, Zain, Sofia

8 - Adrianna, Matthew

11 - Lincoln

12 - Reese, Arghya, Camryn

13 - Alessandra, Cohen, Mrs. Watson - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

14 - Allison, Leslie

15 - Chase

16 - Jason

17 - Jack

18 - Claudia, Ella

19 - Victoria, Mrs. Thompson - Counselor

20 - Benjamin

21 - Brooklyn

22 - Hank

23 - Jack, Myah, Mrs. Luthi - Dyslexia Teacher

25 - Harel, Emileigh

26 - Connor, Ademide

27 - Beau, Weston

28 - Mrs. Schindler - 3rd Grade Teacher

29 - Jade

30 - Mrs. Recker - 2nd Grade Teacher

31 - Mrs. Crider - STC Teacher

Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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January Events:


School Board Appreciation Month

Sunday, January 9th:

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Monday, January 10th:

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

*3rd Grade Alpha Resumes

Tuesday, January 11th:

2nd & 3rd Grade Junior Spelling Bee - 8:15AM - Bennett Cafe

Thursday, January 13th:

McKinney ISD Spelling Bee - More Details to Come

Friday, January 14th:

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

Monday, January 17th:

No School for Students & Staff

Thursday, January 20th:

*3rd-5th Grade Alpha/GT Referral Deadline

*PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Registration Closes

Friday, January 21st:

NO Running Club

Monday, January 24th:

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

Tuesday, January 25th:


*Parents - Invitation & RSVP ONLY if your child will receive an award

*Kinder-2nd Grade - Bennett Live - 8:15AM-8:45AM - Gym

*3rd-5th Grade - Bennett Live - 9:00AM-9:30AM - Gym

*January Creed Lunch - 12:30PM

Wednesday, January 26th:

PTO Sponsored Chipotle Spirit Night - 5:00PM-9:00PM

Thursday, January 27th:

*100th Day of School

*Dress wearing 100 items OR like you are 100 years old

Friday, January 28th:

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

*Multicultural Children's Book Day

*PTO Sponsored VIRTUAL Bingo Night - 6:30PM-8:00PM

*More details to come with a link to RSVP

PTO Sponsored Yearbooks & 5th Grade Dedications On Sale Now - Link Below

Nurse News

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MISD Covid Testing By Appointment Only

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Book Your Covid Test Appointment Here

NEW MISD Covid 19 Isolation Protocols

New MISD Isolation Protocols

Step 1: When a student, who is on campus, has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc., the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home. Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within one hour.

Step 2: The campus nurse will speak with the parent/guardian regarding quarantine and isolation needed for their symptomatic student. The student who has symptoms of COVID-19, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from symptom onset AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student may return to campus before the end of the 10 day period only IF a note from a health care provider is received by and discussed with the campus nurse prior to the student returning to campus.

Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.

Step 4: If the parent of the student reports to the campus nurse that the student was tested for COVID-19 and is now lab confirmed positive, the steps for “ Students Who Report That They are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19” will be followed.

Students Who Report That They Are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

Step 1: When a student has been lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19, the school nurse and teacher should be notified of their illness and should remain home for 10 days from the date of testing.

Step 2: The student who had the lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test result, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from the date the positive test was performed AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the lab confirmed COVID-19 positive student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.

Step 4: MISD will follow Texas Education Agency and Collin County Health Department guidance for reporting lab positive confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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
  • Current Collin County/City of McKinney numbers may be found at

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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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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