Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of March 2, 2020

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Important Attendance Credit Election - May 2, 2020

Dear MISD Parents,


We want to make you aware of an important election taking place on May 2, called an “attendance credit election.” Basically, this ballot item asks McKinney residents to vote “for” or “against” the method MISD uses to make mandatory payments to the state under a law commonly referred to as the Robin Hood law. If the measure passes, MISD will be authorized to continue making its mandatory payments using the most cost-effective method, known as “purchasing attendance credits” — the method that it has used since 2014-15. If the measure does not pass, the state will be authorized to detach $2.3 billion of taxable McKinney property and send that tax revenue to another district. That detachment of property could likely be permanent and in the coming years would impact MISD programs.


We encourage you to read more about this important ballot measure by visiting www.mckinneyisd.net/election — and please vote on May 2.


Best regards,

Shane Mauldin

Communications Coordinator

McKinney Independent School District
469.302.4007
smauldin@mckinneyisd.net

March - 17 Day Emphasis on Perseverance

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Specials' Team - March Newsletter

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National School Breakfast Week - March 2nd-6th

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Alpha Family Game Night - Monday, March 2nd

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Alpha K-2 Open House - Monday, March 23rd

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Read Across America Day - Monday, March 2nd

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Bennett's Open House - Tuesday, March 3rd

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PTO Sponsored Bubble Blaster Dismissal - Friday, March 6th

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As part of our PTO One Check Fundraiser, our BEARS won a school-wide prize of a "Bubble Blaster Dismissal" the day we get out for Spring Break. As our BEARS exit the building on Friday, March 6th, at 3:00PM, they will walk through bubbles as they leave the building. Thank you for your continued support of our Bennett PTO.
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Final Week for BrightBytes Survey


This is the final week for parents to take our McKinney ISD BrightBytes Survey. Please take 5 minutes to take this survey to help our school make technology decisions. A special "thank you" to everyone that has already taken the survey.
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Bennett's Best Recipients

March Breakfast & Lunch Menus

MISD Spring Break - March 9th-13th

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PTO Movie Night - Friday, March 20th

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March Staff Birthdays

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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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Monday, March 2nd - Friday, March 6th:

National School Breakfast Week


Monday, March 2nd:

Creed Lunch at 1:00PM

Read Across America Day

Alpha Family Game Night - 6:00PM-8:00PM


Tuesday, March 3rd:

Open House - 6:00PM-6:45PM

PTO sponsored yearbook cost increases to $35


Wednesday, March 4th:

5th Grade EOY Party Planning Meeting - Science Lab at 6:30PM


Friday, March 6th:

3rd 9 Weeks Ends

2nd Grade Field Trip Money Due

PTO sponsored Bubble Blaster Dismissal

BrightBytes Survey ends


Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th:

Spring Break


Monday, March 16th:

4th 9 Weeks of School Begins

Mandatory Variety Show Practice today/or tomorrow - 3:15PM in the Bennett Cafe


Tuesday, March 17th:

2nd Grade Field Trip

Mandatory Variety Show Practice today/or yesterday - 3:15PM in the Bennett Cafe


Wednesday, March 18th:

Report Cards go home


Thursday, March 19th:

Mandatory Variety Show Practice - 3:15PM in the Bennett Cafe


Friday, March 20th:

Mandatory Variety Show Full Dress Rehearsal - 3:15PM in the Bennett Cafe

PTO Movie Night - 6:30PM in the gym - Monsters Inc will be shown


Monday, March 23rd - Friday, March 27th:

PACK Week - Pack Assorted Colors for Kids


Monday, March 23rd:

PACK Yellow & Orange Foods

Alpha K-2 Open House at Bennett from 3:00PM-3:30PM in Lisa Crate's Classroom

Variety Show - 6:30PM


Tuesday, March 24th:

PACK White, Tan & Brown Foods

Variety Show Performance for K-2nd - 8:15AM

Variety Show Performance for 3rd-5th - 9:30AM

Kindergarten Lunch begins at 10:45AM

Student Placement Forms for 2020-2021 school year go home


Wednesday, March 25th:

PACK Red Foods

PTO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon


Thursday, March 26th:

PACK Purple & Blue Foods


Friday, March 27th:

PACK Green Foods

Friday Live at 2:15PM - spirit wear for sale before Friday Live


Monday, March 30th:

Creed Lunch - 10:30AM

PTO Spirit Night "EJ Willis Spirit Night" - 5:00PM-9:00PM


Tuesday, March 31st:

STUCO Meeting 3:00PM-3:45PM - Mrs. Lytle's Room


Thursday, April 2nd:

World Autism Awareness Day


Friday, April 3rd:

3rd Grade Field Trip


Saturday, April 4th:

National Librarian Day


Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th:

National Assistant Principal Week


Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th:

Closed Campus to Visitors & Volunteers due to STAAR Testing


Tuesday, April 7th:

4th Grade STAAR Writing

5th Grade STAAR Math


Wednesday, April 8th:

5th Grade STAAR Reading

1st Grade Field Trip


Thursday, April 9th:

STAAR Make-Up Tests


Friday, April 10th:

Bad Weather Day


Monday, April 13th:

MAP Window Opens


Tuesday, April 14th:

5th Grade Choral Celebration - Practice During Day/Performance in Evening


Thursday, April 16th:

Special Olympics Track & Field - Ron Poe Stadium

Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms Due


Friday, April 17th:

Special Olympics Track & Field - Rain Day Make-Up, if needed

5th Grade Growth & Development Videos - 4th & 5th Grade switch Specials for today

4th Grade Field Trip


Monday, April 20th:

DRA Window Opens for K-2


Wednesday, April 22nd:

Progress Reports Go Home

In & Out Burger & Dippin Dots - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Pre-Order Flyer will come home soon

PTO Board Elections - 6:00PM

Family Game Night - 6:15PM-7:30PM


Friday, April 24th:

Friday Live at 2:15PM


Monday, April 27th:

Bad Weather Day


Tuesday, April 28th:

New to MISD Student Registration Opens


Thursday, April 30th:

Returning to Bennett Letters Due

Dowell Band & Orchestra Information

PTO's March Newsletter

Bennett Parent Feedback Survey