Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of April 11, 2022

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Congratulations, Helen O'Connell, Bennett Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations, Christie Abraham, March Ellevation Challenge Champion

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Congratulations, March Stuffed Animal Ticket Winner

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Save the Date - Our BEARS Earned a Pajama Day - Tuesday, April 26th

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Donations Requested for PTO Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2nd-5th

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Field Day Volunteers Needed - See Link Below

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Save the Date - Bennett's 7th Annual Senior Breakfast - Monday, May 16th

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Incoming 6th Grade Families - Join the Dowell Middle School PTO

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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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Save the Date - MISD Scope Camp - June 27th-30th

April Breakfast Menu

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April Lunch Menu

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Safety Patrol Team 2 Will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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April Character Trait - Honesty

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April Digital Citizenship Character Trait - Trustworthiness

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Head Start Pre-Registration Opens for Lawson Early Childhood School - Open Now

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New to MISD Student Registration Opens at Bennett - Monday, April 11th - 7:30AM-3:30PM

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

Pre-K Registration Opens for Lawson Early Childhood School - Monday, April 11th

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PTO Sponsored In & Out Burger & PTO General Meeting - Tuesday, April 12th - 5:30PM-7:00PM

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McKinney ISD Special Olympics - Ron Poe Stadium - Thursday, April 14th - 9:30AM-2:30PM

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School Day - MISD Makes-Up Bad Weather Day - Friday, April 15th

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, April 15th - 7:30AM

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PTO Sponsored Principal's Coffee - Friday, April 15th - 8:15AM

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Volunteer Recognition Week - April 18th-22nd

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PACK Week - Pack Assorted Colors For Kids - Week of April 18th-22nd

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PACK Week School Menu - April 18th-22nd

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Ideas to Pack for Snacks & Lunches - Week of April 18th-22nd

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5th Grade Field Trip - Monday, April 18th

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, April 18th - 7:15AM

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5th Grade Choral Celebration - Tuesday, April 19th - MHS

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Progress Reports Go Home - Wednesday, April 20th

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Bennett Retirement Celebrations - Wednesday, April 20th

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2nd Grade Field Trip - Thursday, April 21st

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Incoming Kindergarten Story Time - Thursday, April 21st - 12:30PM-1:00PM - Learning Commons

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MISD Special Olympics Carnival - Thursday, April 21st - Boyd High School - 5:30PM-7:30PM

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NO Running Club - Friday, April 22nd

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PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Link Posted - Friday, April 22nd - 6:00PM

Link Posted on Bennett Facebook & Bennett Elementary Website

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School Day - MISD Makes-Up Bad Weather Day - Monday, April 25th

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, April 25th - 7:15AM

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K-1st Grade Author Visit - Monday, April 25th

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It's Pajama Day for our BEARS - Tuesday, April 26th

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Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, April 26th

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Modified Specials Schedule After Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, April 26th

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Happy Secretary's Day - Wednesday, April 27th

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Kindergarten In-School Field Trip - Wednesday, April 27th

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, April 29th - 7:30AM - Last Day of Running Club for the Year

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Save the Date - 1st Grade Music Program - Thursday, May 5th - 6:00PM

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Save the Date - K-2nd Grade Fine Arts Night & 4th & 5th Grade Choir Performance - Thursday, May 5th

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Save the Date - Bennett Field Day - Friday, May 13th

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in April

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April Birthdays:


1 - Vildan

3 - Mrs. Stiefel - Diagnostician

6 - Cici, Kaylee, Clarabelle

7 - Adam, Dallas

8 - Hazel, Claire

9 - Alanna

11 - Alaina

12 - Matthew, Cristian

13 - Liam, Yalin

14 - Evan

15 - JayAna, Lyla, Ella, Mr. Khreish - Resource Teacher

17 - Maili

18 - Kambria, Anna

19 - Noah, Lalayla, Kinley, Teigan

20 - Braden

21 - Emilio, Daniel, Beckett

23 - Lindsey

24 - Hailey, Camden

25 - Georgia, Kaleb, Graeson

26 - Helene

27 - Zayd, Jaxton, Carly, Mrs. Scheidhauer - Speech Teacher

28 - Kareem, Mrs. Woods - Dyslexia, Mrs. Martin - 4th Grade Teacher

29 - Jase, Rylee

30 - Kameron, Connor, Jack

Our BEARS Are Going on Field Trips - Mark Your Calendar

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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April Events:


April Character Trait - Honesty


Monday, April 11th:

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

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

*Pre-K Registration Opens for Lawson Early Childhood School


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:

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

*School Day for Students & Staff

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


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

*Volunteer Appreciation Week

*Pack Assorted Colors for Kids Week - PACK Week - Wear & Eat the Designated Color(s) of the Day


Monday, April 18th:

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

*5th Grade Extended Day Field Trip to Camp Jolt

*PACK Yellow & Orange Food Day


Tuesday, April 19th:

*5th Grade Choral Celebration & Performance - McKinney High School

*PACK White, Tan & Brown Food Day


Wednesday, April 20th:

*Progress Reports Go Home

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

*PACK Red Food Day


Thursday, April 21st:

*2nd Grade Field Trip to Crayola Experience

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

*PACK Blue & Purple Food Day

*MISD Special Olympics Carnival - Boyd High School - 5:30PM-7:30PM


Friday, April 22nd:

*NO Running Club

*MAP Window Closes for K-5th Grade

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

PACK Green Food Day


Saturday, April 23rd:

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


Monday, April 25th:

*School Day for Students & Staff

*Kindergarten-1st Grade Author Visit

*Kindergarten Author Visit - 8:30AM

*1st Grade Author Visit - 9:10AM


Tuesday, April 26th:

*It's Pajama Day for Our BEARS - We met our PTO Amazon Prime Goal

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 - 11:00AM


Wednesday, April 27th:

*Secretary's Day

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


Friday, April 29th:

*STAAR ALT-2 Window Closes

*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM - Last Day for Running Club for the year

McKinney ISD is Hiring

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Nurse News - April

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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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PTO Board Ballot for 2022-2023 - Join Our TEAM

Descriptions of Bennett PTO Officer Positions

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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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Jersey Mike's PTO Spirit Night Update - Way to Go, BEARS!

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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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