Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of February 7, 2022

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Congratulations, to our January Stuffed Animal Ticket Winner!

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Interested in Registering a NEW to McKinney ISD Student for the 2022-2023 School Year?

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Parent Survey Request for Bennett's Three-Year Safety Audit

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Bennett's 2021 Federal Report Card Information

Parents - Linked below you will find a copy of the 2020–21 Federal Report Card for Bennett. This is a report required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

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

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Scribble Stones Guidance Lesson with Mrs. Thompson

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Self Talk Ideas Discussed in Scribble Stones Guidance Lesson

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Safety Patrol Team 3 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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February Breakfast Menu

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February Lunch Menu

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National School Counselor Appreciation Week - February 7th-11th

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

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Picture Day - Spring, Class & Clubs - Tuesday, February 8th

Additional Information About Picture Day


On February 8, your BEAR will have their spring picture taken at school. You can view your student’s proof 7-10 days later by scanning the QR code that will be sent home that afternoon. Order forms were sent home last week, and you may order by returning the order form with payment on picture day or by ordering online. Ordering online does offer more background choices than ordering on the paper form. If you have any questions, or do not get a QR code, you can contact Legacy Studios directly for information.


Class pictures will also be taken the same day. There is a separate order form that was sent home if you would like to have the class picture.

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Class Picture Order Form Details

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Individual Pictures Order Form Details

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3rd Grade Living History Museum - Wednesday, February 9th - Class Time Information Sent to Parents

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, February 11th

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, February 14th - 7:15AM

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Valentine's Class Parties - Monday, February 14th - NEW TIME - 2:00PM-2:30PM

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PTO Sponsored Valentine Party Snack Details - See Nurse Tiffany with Questions on Alternate Party Snack for Your BEAR

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5th Grade Reading STAAR Field Test - Tuesday, February 15th - Details to Come

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PTO Sponsored Marco's Pizza Spirit Night - Thursday, February 17th

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NO Running Club - Friday, February 18th

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Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students - Monday, February 21st

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School Bus Driver Appreciation Day - Tuesday, February 22nd

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Tentative In-Person February Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, February 22nd

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Happy 2-22-2022 Day

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, February 25th

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, February 28th - 7:15AM

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Save the Dates - PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Details

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BEARS Celebrating an Upcoming Birthday in February

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February Birthdays:


1 - Jaeah, Ethan, Eden

2 - Amanda, Mason

3 - Mia, Michael, Quin, Sufiyan, Israel, Olivia

4 - Alana, Katie, Mrs. McKenzie Thompson - STC Aide

5 - Victoria, Kaden, Alison

7 - Noah

8 - Dafna, Presley, Ashton, Keegan, Maddox

9 - Valentina, Malia

10 - Owen

11- Regina

13 - Ms. Holloway - 3rd Grade Teacher

14 - Rhett, Lai

15 - Travis, Sawyer, Claire

16 - Mrs. Covey - 1st Grade Teacher

18 - Brenlee

19 - Avery, Daniel, Mrs. Sullivan - Kindergarten Teacher

20 - Sophie, Ella

22 - Star, Alan, Emmaline

23 - Kylie

24 - Nora

26 - Naomi

27 - Carlie

Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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February Events:


Monday, February 7th - Friday, February 11th:

Counselor Appreciation Week


Monday, February 7th:

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

*5th Grade Student Safety Audit Survey - with signed permission slip


Tuesday, February 8th:

Picture Day - Spring, Class & Club Pictures


Wednesday, February 9th:

3rd Grade Living History Museum - more details to come for parents


Friday, February 11th:

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


Monday, February 14th:

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

*Class Parties - TIME CHANGE - 2:00PM-2:30PM


Tuesday, February 15th:

5th Grade STAAR ELA Field Test for Bennett 5th Graders - more details to come


Wednesday, February 16th:

Parent Surveys Due for Bennett's Safety Adit


Thursday, February 17th:

PTO Sponsored Marco's Pizza Spirit Night


Friday, February 18th:

NO Running Club


Monday, February 21st:

*Staff Development Day for Staff

*No School for Students


Tuesday, February 22nd:

*School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

*TELPAS Opens

*NEW MONTHLY CELEBRATIONS - Replaces Friday Live

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

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

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

*February Creed Lunch - 1:00PM


Friday, February 25th:

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


Saturday, February 26th:

4th & 5th Grade Alpha/GT Testing

Nurse News

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Covid Update 2022

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MISD Covid Testing By Appointment Only

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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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Mark Your Calendars for PTO Spirit Nights This Semester

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PTO Yearbook Flyer - Step By Step Instructions

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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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