Bennett Bear Business Newsletter
Week of January 2, 2022
Welcome Back, BEARS!!! We Missed YOU!!!
Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters
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
Bennett Elementary is a CREST Winner for the 2nd Time
CREST Award Press Release - Bennett Elementary
January is School Board Appreciation Month - Thank You, McKinney ISD School Board Members for All YOU do!
January Character Trait - Kindness
Congratulations to Our December Stuffed Animal Ticket Winner
Thank You for Supporting Our PTO Sponsored Palio's Spirit Night in December!
Safety Patrol Team 1 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal
Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students - Monday, January 3rd
No Alpha Services this Week - Tuesday, January 4th - Friday, January 7th
Students Return to School - Tuesday, January 4th
4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee - Wednesday, January 5th, 8:15AM, Bennett Cafe
Quarter 2 Report Cards Go Home - Wednesday, January 5th
PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS 2nd Semester Sign-Up Registration Event - Thursday, January 6th
2nd Semester Watch DOGS Details Below
2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, January 7th
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Sunday, January 9th
4th & 5th Grade Choir Practice - Monday, January 10th
Alpha Services Resume - Monday, January 10th
2nd & 3rd Grade Junior Spelling Bee - Tuesday, January 11th - 8:15AM, Bennett Cafe
McKinney ISD Spelling Bee - Thursday, January 13th - More Details to Come
2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, January 14th
No School for Students & Staff - Monday, January 17th
3rd-5th Grade Alpha/GT Referrals Due - Thursday, January 20th
PTO Spring Watch DOG Registration Closes - Thursday, January 20th
NO Running Club - Friday, January 21st
4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, January 24th - 7:15AM
January Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, January 25th - Only Parents of BEARS Receiving an Award May Attend
Bennett Live Modified Specials Schedule - Tuesday, January 25th
100th Day of School - Thursday, January 27th
2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday 28th - 7:30AM
PTO Sponsored Bingo Night - Friday, January 28th - 6:30PM-8:00PM
PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Begin Serving on Campus - Monday, January 31st
January Breakfast Menu
January Lunch Menu
BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in January
1 - Abdalhalim
4 - Kaden, Mrs. Simmons - 1st Grade Teacher
5 - Hayden, Joseph
6 - Rhys, Elijah, Wyatt
7 - Grace, Zain, Sofia
8 - Adrianna, Matthew
11 - Lincoln
12 - Reese, Arghya, Camryn
13 - Alessandra, Cohen, Mrs. Watson - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
14 - Allison, Leslie
15 - Chase
16 - Jason
17 - Jack
18 - Claudia, Ella
19 - Victoria, Mrs. Thompson - Counselor
20 - Benjamin
21 - Brooklyn
22 - Hank
23 - Jack, Myah, Mrs. Luthi - Dyslexia Teacher
25 - Harel, Emileigh
26 - Connor, Ademide
27 - Beau, Weston
28 - Mrs. Schindler - 3rd Grade Teacher
29 - Jade
30 - Mrs. Recker - 2nd Grade Teacher
31 - Mrs. Crider - STC Teacher
Upcoming Events for our BEARS
School Board Appreciation Month
Monday, January 3rd:
*Staff Development Waiver Day
*No School for Students
*1st & 2nd Grade Alpha Make-Up Tests at Webb
Tuesday, January 4th - Friday, January 7th:
No Alpha Services this Week
Tuesday, January 4th:
*3rd 9 Weeks of School Begins
*Students Return to School
Wednesday, January 5th:
*Report Cards go Home
*4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee - 8:15AM - Bennett Cafe
*4th & 3rd Grade Switch Specials for the day
*3rd Grade Specials - 8:15AM-9:05AM
*4th Grade Specials - 10:05AM-10:55AM
Thursday, January 6th:
*PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Kick-Off
*Hot Chocolate & Cocoa - Bennett Cafe - 600PM-7:00PM
Friday, January 7th:
2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM
Sunday, January 9th:
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Monday, January 10th:
*4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM
*3rd Grade Alpha Resumes
Tuesday, January 11th:
2nd & 3rd Grade Junior Spelling Bee - 8:15AM - Bennett Cafe
Thursday, January 13th:
McKinney ISD Spelling Bee - More Details to Come
Friday, January 14th:
2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM
Monday, January 17th:
No School for Students & Staff
Thursday, January 20th:
*3rd-5th Grade Alpha/GT Referral Deadline
*PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Registration Closes
Friday, January 21st:
NO Running Club
Monday, January 24th:
4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM
Tuesday, January 25th:
NEW MONTHLY CELEBRATIONS - Replaces Friday Live
*Parents - Invitation & RSVP ONLY if your child will receive an award
*Kinder-2nd Grade - Bennett Live - 8:15AM-8:45AM - Gym
*3rd-5th Grade - Bennett Live - 9:00AM-9:30AM - Gym
*January Creed Lunch - 12:30PM
Thursday, January 27th:
*100th Day of School
*Dress wearing 100 items OR like you are 100 years old
Friday, January 28th:
*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM
*PTO Sponsored Bingo Night - 6:30PM-8:00PM
*More details to come with a link to RSVP
PTO Sponsored Yearbooks & 5th Grade Dedications On Sale Now - Link Below
MISD Covid Testing By Appointment Only
Book Your Covid Test Appointment Here
NEW MISD Covid 19 Isolation Protocols
New MISD Isolation Protocols
Step 1: When a student, who is on campus, has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc., the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home. Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within one hour.
Step 2: The campus nurse will speak with the parent/guardian regarding quarantine and isolation needed for their symptomatic student. The student who has symptoms of COVID-19, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from symptom onset AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student may return to campus before the end of the 10 day period only IF a note from a health care provider is received by and discussed with the campus nurse prior to the student returning to campus.
Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.
Step 4: If the parent of the student reports to the campus nurse that the student was tested for COVID-19 and is now lab confirmed positive, the steps for “ Students Who Report That They are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19” will be followed.
Students Who Report That They Are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19
Step 1: When a student has been lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19, the school nurse and teacher should be notified of their illness and should remain home for 10 days from the date of testing.
Step 2: The student who had the lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test result, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from the date the positive test was performed AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the lab confirmed COVID-19 positive student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.
Step 4: MISD will follow Texas Education Agency and Collin County Health Department guidance for reporting lab positive confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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