Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of February 8, 2021

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Bennett's Valentine Party Plan for Making & Sharing Valentines for Classmates

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6th Grade Registration Information for Middle School - Course Requests Due Tuesday, February 23rd

6th Grade Registration

I’ll be in the 5th grade classrooms on Feb. 9th and 10th to talk about all things 6th grade: electives, advanced courses, lockers, lunch, etc.

Be on the lookout for a blue 6th grade course request to complete with your student. (Each middle school’s course request will printed on a shade of blue.)

Completed and signed course requests are due back to me by February 23rd.

Warm regards,

Christie N. Thompson
School Counselor

504 Campus Coordinator


Visit my website

or Twitter account!

Individual Picture Day is Coming - Tuesday, February 9th

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Dear families,

Spring Picture Day is coming up! Our BEARS will have individual spring pictures taken on Tuesday, February 9. Virtual students will receive information from their teacher regarding what time to come to campus for pictures.

Pre-order envelopes will be sent home the week before picture day. You can order online or send in your form and money on picture day to give to the photographer. After picture day, students will bring home a QR code that parents can scan to see their proof before ordering, if you prefer.

Proofs will be available online approximately 10 days AFTER picture day. Out of an abundance of caution, and to ensure we are doing what is best for the safety of all staff and students, class pictures will not be taken this year.

Mark Your Calendar - Virtual Bear Cubs in Training - Thursday, February 11th

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Class Valentine's Parties - Friday, February 12th - Room Rep & Teacher Only Due to Covid Restrictions

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PTO Sponsored Jeremiah's Ice - Friday, February 12th

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Upcoming PTO Event in March - Parent Feedback Requested on Topics

FREE Breakfast & Lunch for All MISD Students for 2020-2021 School Year

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February Parent Lunch Visitor Sign Up

February Breakfast Menu

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February Lunch Menu

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February Newsletter from Our Specials Team

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Important Information From Nurse Tiffany

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Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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February Events for our BEARS

Monday, February 8th:

In-Person Learners will Bring their Valentine's Box & Valentines for classmates

Virtual Learners will have a Virtual Option for Sharing Valentines

Tuesday, February 9th:

Individual Picture Day

Wednesday, February 10th:

3rd Grade Living History Museum - parents will view via Zoom - not on campus

Thursday, February 11th:

Bear Cubs in Training - 9:00AM - Virtually

Friday, February 12th:

Valentine's Class Parties - 2:00PM-2:45PM - Room Rep & Teacher Only

PTO Sponsored Jeremiah's Ice

Monday, February 15th:

Staff Development Waiver Day

Tuesday, February 16th:

Teacher Work Day - Asynchronous Day for Students

Special Olympics Basketball Day

Thursday, February 18th:

5th Grade Parent Meeting for Middle School - more details to come

Tuesday, February 23rd:

6th Grade Course Selections Due to Mrs. Thompson

PTO Sponsored In & Out Burger Pre-Orders Due

PTO Sponsored Internet Safety Webinar - 5:00PM

Friday, February 26th:

Friday Live - 2:15PM - Virtually

Saturday, February 27th:

5th Grade Alpha Testing

February Birthdays

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1 - Ella, Jaeah, Asadbek, Ethan

2 - Amanda, Mason

3 - Mia, Michael, Quin, Sufiyan, Israel

4 - Alana, Katie, Peyton

5 - Alison

7 - Noah

8 - Presley, Ashton, Keegan, Maddox

9 - Valentina

10 - Owen

11 - Isabella

13 - Cannon, Ms. Holloway - 3rd Grade Teacher

14 - Rhett, Lai

15 - Travis, Sawyer, Ean, Claire

16 - Mrs. Covey - 1st Grade Teacher

17 - Jocelyn

18 - Carter, Brenlee

19 - Daniel, Mrs. Sullivan - Kindergarten Teacher

20 - Kendall, Sophie, Ella

22 - Efosa, Estrella, Alan, Emmaline, Alexis

23 - Kylie

24 - Nora

25 - Santiago, Mason

27 - Carlie

28 - Luke

K-5th Grade Virtual Classrooms

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Bennett Elementary is fortunate to have a virtual classroom in kindergarten through 5th grade. Not only do our Bennett virtual teachers serve our BEARS, they may also serve other virtual students from other MISD schools that meet the criteria below:

Our virtual classrooms are for students that meet the following criteria:

1. Parents have selected their child to be a virtual learner for Quarter 1, 2, 3, and/or 4

2. A student tests positive for Covid and is required to quarantine

3. A student is required to be in quarantine as determined by Nurse Tiffany

Therefore, if your child is traveling or not feeling well and will be kept home from school, they will not be jumping on a Zoom link with their grade level virtual teacher(s). Students will be counted absent and provided with their make-up work upon their return to school. Also, be sure to send in their doctor's note or parent note within three days of their return to school.

Thank you for understanding as our teachers continue to work tirelessly to serve our BEARS.

PTO Sponsored Yearbooks - Order Yours Today

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PTO Sponsored In & Out Burger Pre-Orders - Due Tuesday, February 23rd

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Bennett's PTO Helps Support our Sister School, Caldwell Elementary

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PTO Sponsored Internet Safety Webinar - Tuesday, February 23rd

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Save the Date - Virtual Bennett Bears Variety Show - Friday, April 16th

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McKinney ISD Needs Crossing Guards

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MISD Approves 2021-2022 School District Calendar

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Bennett Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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School Appreciation Days - 2020-2021

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