Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of September 7, 2020

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Dear Amazing Bennett Families,

Last week was exciting, as we welcomed BEARS back into the building. Bennett Elementary was selected by McKinney ISD to be the only MISD school featured on NBC5'S "Carter in the Classroom" series to showcase the BEST School in McKinney. On the 2nd 1st Day of School, NBC5 News reporters spent over four hours on campus during arrival and visited classrooms, lunch, Art, Music, and PE.

Our AMAZING Bennett staff has worked hard and tirelessly to ensure every safety precaution is in place for everyone in our building. NBC5 News reporters were so impressed with our school, as we safely welcomed students back into the building for face-to-face learning.

Bennett truly is the BEST School in McKinney! Bennett will be showcased and featured two more times on NBC5's "Carter in the Classroom." Once for a segment on "Kindergarten" and again for a segment on "Specials." Way to go, BEARS!

Be sure to stay tuned to NBC5 to watch our BEARS in action. It's always great to be a BEAR!



It's Kindergarten Color Week #1 - Join Us in Wearing the Color of the Day

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PTO General Meeting - Thursday, September 10th, 6:00-7:00

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Specials' Team - September Newsletter

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Bennett's 2020-2021 Virtual Calendar of Events

Important Info from Bennett Counselor, Christie Thompson

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Check out our August guidance lesson on the Zones of Regulation. Remind your student to submit a video of a creative calming strategy so that I can share with other students!

Kinder Kamp starts this week!

Read our Impact Counselor’s Newsletter for some great Back to School tips!

College Week is around the corner! Are you ready for our dress up days?

Whether your student is learning in-person or virtually, stay informed by signing up for my Counseling updates. I provide daily tips on announcements and weekly guidance lessons. Here is more information about my virtual school counseling services:

Warm regards,

Christie N. Thompson
School Counselor

504 Campus Coordinator




Zones of Regulation

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Kinder Kamp Flyer

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College Week Flyer - September 21-25

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Social Distancing Greetings for Our BEARS

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The Bennett Learning Commons

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Information from Bennett Nurse, Tiffany Krueger

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Medication No Tolerance Policy

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Make an Appointment with the Nurse

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Covid Parent Letter

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September Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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MISD Grab & Go Meals

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Free & Reduced Meal Applications

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Free and Reduced program applications have been delivered to the front offices at the school. To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at The online application is also usually quicker to process.

Bennett's Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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Complete Your 2020-2021 Criminal Background Check

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We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and volunteers back into our building on Thursday, September 17th. In order to volunteer on any McKinney ISD campus, you are required to complete and pass an annual criminal background check.

Below is the link and information from the district website for you to complete your annual criminal background check. We encourage you to complete your background check sooner than later. At the beginning of the school year, it may take longer for your background check to be approved due to the high volume of parents completing the process.

The volunteer grace period for parents that passed their criminal background check for the 2019-2020 school year, will expire on Wednesday, September 30th.

We look forward to seeing YOU at school soon.

McKinney ISD Club 360 After School Child Care

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in September

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September Birthdays:

7 - Colton, Cooper, Caleb

8 - Lillie

9 - Henry

10 - Austin, Carlene

11 - Kyla

12 - Kenzie

13 - Kate

14 - Cameron, Grant

15 - Sean, Alicia, Sienna, Owen, Isaac, Carson

16 - Kelechi

17 - AidanI

18 - Isabella, Alyssa, Jack

19 - Dayul

20 - Lily, Scarlett

21 - Riley

22 - Dillon

23 - Ms Slides - Speech Teacher

24 - Brennan, Analiese

25 - Timothy

26 - Elisha

27 - Madison

28 - Ava

29 - U S

30 - Matthew, Chance, Annie

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, September 3rd - Friday, September 11th:

No Alpha - Alpha Testing & Home Campus Routines/Procedures

Thursday, September 3rd - Friday, September 18th:

No Visitors & Volunteers between 8:00AM-3:07PM

*As we work to Build Routines & Procedures with our BEARS

Monday, September 7th:

Labor Day - No school for students & staff

Tuesday, September 8th - Friday, September 11th:

Kindergarten Color Week 1 - Every BEAR is encouraged to participate

Tuesday, September 8th:

Kindergarten Color RED Day

Wednesday, September 9th:

Kindergarten Color WHITE Day

Thursday, September 10th:

Kindergarten Color YELLOW Day

PTO General Meeting at 6:00PM in the Bennett Cafe

Friday, September 11th:

Kindergarten Color BLUE Day

Monday, September 14th - Friday, September 18th:

Kindergarten Color Week 2 - Every BEAR is encouraged to participate

Monday, September 14th:

Kindergarten Color GREEN Day

3rd Grade Alpha Face to Face classes begin at Webb

Tuesday, September 15th:

Kindergarten Color ORANGE Day

Wednesday, September 16th:

Kindergarten Color BLACK Day

Thursday, September 17th:

Kindergarten Color PINK Day

Visitors & Volunteers Welcome Back into the Building

Friday, September 18th:

Kindergarten Color PURPLE Day

PTO Sponsored Room Rep Meetings - K-2nd (9-9:45AM) & 3rd-5th (10-10:45AM) Science Lab

Thursday, September 17th - Friday, September 18th:

4th & 5th Grade Alpha Face to Face begins at Webb

Friday, September 25th:

September School Wide Friday Live Celebration - 2:15PM - Virtually - More Details to Come

Wednesday, September 30th:

MISD Volunteer Background Grace Period Ends

*Be sure to complete your 2020-2021 MISD Background Check


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