Bear Business

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Introducing Mrs Stephanie Cusack, PE Teacher

Last week, thirteen Bennett staff members, as well as MISD's District Coordinator for PE, Karin Klemm, conducted two rounds of interviews for our PE coach position. We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Stephanie Cusack as our new Bennett PE teacher. Mrs. Cusack will begin at Bennett on Tuesday, October 23rd. All Bennett parents, students, and alumni are welcome to come and meet her at a reception on Wednesday, November 7th, from 3:30-4:15PM in the Bennett Learning Commons.


From Mrs. Cusack . . .


My name is Stephanie Cusack and I am excited to be the Bennett Bear PE teacher! I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. I graduated with a B.A in Communications from the University of Arizona in 1998. I went back to school to receive my teaching certification in EC-6 and my EC-12 certification in physical education. This is my third year working for McKinney ISD in physical education.


I have a wonderful husband, Ed and two beautiful daughters: Addison and Courtney. If you don’t see us on the soccer field, we are probably at swim practice or working on our homework. We love playing with all our family critters, reading books, and watching movies.


I am so honored to be your student’s PE teacher! I’m looking forward to building healthy habits that last a lifetime for our future leaders!

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From Mrs. Parks, Our School Counselor . . .

October Character Trait – Responsibility - Do what you are supposed to do


Week of:

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.

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From the Nurse . . .

Stay home if you are sick!


Keep children home from school at least 24 hours after fever is gone without fever reducing medicine. A fever is defined as 100F.

Coming Up!

October 18 - Bennett Night at the new stadium - all students wearing a Bennett shirt get in free! Meet at the southwest concourse at 6:30PM to go on to the field for a photo. Game time 7PM!

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!!!

9 - Nora Trout, Resource

13 - Angie Stallbaumer, MRS

28 - Deb Snyder, 2nd Grade

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

https://www.mckinneyisd.net/communications/community-folder/

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. https://goo.gl/forms/bViz4KSi6dEN415C3

Bennett 2018-2019: One Team, One Dream for the Best Year Ever!