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Tuesday, January 28, 2019

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From Mrs. Parks, School Counselor . . .

January – Fairness - Play by the rules, Take turns and share, Be open-minded; listen to others, Treat all people fairly.

Manner of the Week:

January 8 - Do not take no for an answer if it is something you feel strongly about. Stand up for what you believe in and your morals.

January 14 - Congratulate someone when they win.

January 21 - Obey all rules when you have a substitute teacher.

January 28 - Do not interrupt; wait for speaker to finish.

Weekly Challenge:

January 8 - Smile at everyone you walk past all day.

January 14 - Let somebody go in front of you in line.

January 21 - Write a thank you note to the school office staff.

January 28 - Ask somebody new to play with you at recess.

**Thank you 2nd Grade for our weekly challenges!

From Nurse Martin . . .

Flu Season is here! McKinney ISD policy states students with fever need to stay home. Students can return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. (Fever is defined as a temperature of 100F or higher.)

As a reminder, here is a list of symptoms from the Center for Disease Control:

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly.

People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

· fever*

· cough

· sore throat

· runny or stuffy nose

· body aches

· headache

· chills

· fatigue

· sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.


The State of Texas changed the spinal screening guidelines this year to consider the most recent, nationally-accepted, peer-reviewed recommendations when considering appropriate age for conducting mandatory spinal screening. In compliance with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all children shall undergo screening for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule: Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 and again at age 12. Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14. In McKinney ISD, we will be consider a student to be 10, 12 or 13 if the student is already this age or turns this age between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

The procedure for screening is simple. Your child will be examined while he/she stands and then leans forward from the front, back and side. For this examination, boys and girls will be screened separately. Boys will wear their pants or gym shorts and only remove their shirts. Girls will need to wear a halter-top, sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit with pants, shorts, or skirt.

At Bennett, this will take place on January 29 and 30. All students involved have received letters from the nurse.

Learning Commons Newsletter . . .

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Coming Up!

January 29 – 4th - 5th grade Alpha Deadline, Variety Show Performance at 8:30AM for K-2, and Variety Show Performance at 9:30AM for 3rd-5th, and PTO February Newsletter goes home

January 31 – 5th grade dedications due

February 1 - 100th Day of School; students wear 100 things or dress as a 100 year old

February 5 - Club & Organization Group Photos (Choir, Tech and News Crew, Bennett Batons, Bear Buddies, Student Council, Safety Patrol)

February 19 - Spring and Class Photos (Individual Student and Class Photos)

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January Staff Birthdays!!!

3- Tonya Cate, Resource Aide

4 - Jenny Simmons, 1st Grade

8 - Anna Turney, 4th Grade

9 - Meghan Hancock, PE Aide

28 - Michelle Schindler, 3rd Grade

30 - Mollie Recker, 2nd Grade

After School Opportunities . . .

Please check

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.

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

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