Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of February 10, 2020

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Dear Amazing Bennett Families,

It's an exciting week at Bennett Elementary! We are looking forward to our amazing PTO and the BEST parents hosting our Class Parties on Friday, February 14th. Room parents may begin setting up for the parties at 1:45PM. Our Class Parties will take place from 2:00PM-2:45PM. Parents are encouraged and welcome to join us. Be sure to bring your drivers license when you sign-in the front office.

Proud to be a BEAR,


STUCO Sponsored SPCA Event - February 10th-14th

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February Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Class Picture Day - Tuesday, February 11th

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3rd Grade Living History Museum - Wednesday, February 12th

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Valentine Class Parties - Friday, February 14th

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Bennett's Best Recipients

Staff Development Waiver Day - Monday, February 17th

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Discovery Day - Tuesday, February 18th

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Middle School Open House for Incoming 6th Graders - February 20th - Times Vary by Campus

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MISD Update on Coronavirus

McKinney ISD works with the Collin County Health Department to manage communicable illnesses including the flu, and the same precautions are in place as we monitor the Coronavirus. We also work closely with Aramark custodial in deep cleaning rooms as needed where we see pockets of illness such as vomiting, flu, and strep infections. In addition, the campus nurses encourage and teach hand washing, as well as covering your cough. The Immunization Care Van is utilized 4-5 times per year offering preventable illness/disease vaccines and flu shots.

The school district has received the following information from the Collin County Health Department. “We (health department) are monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation closely and are receiving updates from the CDC. At this time, there is no guidance for schools to do anything differently. Schools should continue to practice normal flu season precautions, hand washing, cough etiquette, routine disinfection of high touched surfaces, and excluding children with fever until fever-free for 24 hours. Schools should not be excluding returning travelers from China. Parents are encouraged to watch for signs and symptoms of illness in their children and other household members. Children with symptoms of the flu or a flu-like illness should not be sent to school.”

Please note that no one should be wearing a face mask at school, unless the person is immunocompromised. Face masks give a false sense of security, do not effectively prevent the spread of viruses unless worn appropriately, and should only be placed on a person who is ill. MISD will notify parents and staff should any new information or guidance be received from the health department.

For more information on our Communicable Diseases/Conditions Exclusion from School, please view our guidelines located on our website at

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February & March Staff Birthdays

February 16th - Amy Covey, 1st Grade Teacher

February 19th - Jill Sullivan, Kindergarten Teacher

February 23rd - Tracy Fanning's 1st Grade Teacher

March 3rd - Sandra Reinhard, Kindergarten Teacher

March 4th - Teri Danstrom, 5th Grade Teacher

March 5th - Beth Higgins, 5th Grade Teacher

March 7th - Snooky Tidwell, STC Aide

March 13th - Ann Sanders, Secretary

March 21st - Kayla Baker, 4th Grade Teacher

March 21st - Stephanie Cusack, PE Teacher

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Monday, February 10th - Friday, February 14th:

STUCO sponsored SPCA Event

Tuesday, February 11th:

Spring/Class Picture Day

Wednesday, February 12th:

3rd Grade Living History Museum

Friday, February 14th:

MAP Closes

Class Valentine's Day Parties - 2:00PM-2:45PM

Monday, February 17th:

Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students

Wednesday, February 19th:

Choir Practice at 7:15AM

3rd Grade Field Trip Money Due

Thursday, February 20th:

5th Grade Middle School Parent Meeting at Middle Schools - 7:15PM

Friday, February 21st:

3-5 Dental Presentation with Dr. Jensen Orthodontics at 2:00PM - in Cafe

Monday, February 24th:


Thursday, February 27th:

Special Olympics Basketball - 10:00AM-2:00PM

Friday, February 28th:

Friday Live - 2:15PM

Specials Team - February Newsletter

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PTO's February Newsletter

PTO Sponsored Variety Show Information

National School Breakfast Week - March 2nd-6th

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Save the Date - Bennett's Open House - March 3rd

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MISD Board of Trustees Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar

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Bennett Spirit Days 2019-2020

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