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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Happy 102nd Birthday Mrs. Bennett!

Our school is named after Dean and Mildred Bennett, longtime educators in McKinney ISD. Mrs. Bennett celebrated her 102nd birthday last week and our staff threw a birthday party in her lawn to celebrate her. Learn more at the links below!

Proof of Residency and HAC Registration

Reminder, proof of residency is due by September 5th. All families need to submit this - please submit a water, electric, or gas bill with a due date of August or September.

If you have a returning MISD student, please remember to update your information in HAC to complete this year's online registrations, by September 4th.

Questions? Ask Melissa Smith, Registrar.

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Alpha Supply and Say Hi

Alpha (MISD's Gifted/Talented) is about to be up and rolling! Check out the info about Supply and Say Hi for students in 1st-5th grade that participate in Alpha!
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Now is a great time to do your volunteer background check in anticipation of volunteering! Complete it at

Visitors and volunteers are welcome in our building beginning Monday, September 11, 2017. Thank you for allowing us two weeks to establish routines and procedures before hosting visitors and volunteers. Please remember to bring your driver's license to be scanned.


Students should be seated in their homeroom by 8AM. Any student that is not seated will receive a tardy slip from the office. We follow the district guidelines on attendance. If your child is absent, please e-mail a note to our registrar, Melissa Smith, and copy your classroom teacher.

Counselor News . . .

Check out additional information from our school counselor, Mrs. Parks!

Coming Up!

Friday, September 1, @ 7:30AM: Safety Patrol Interest Meeting for 4th and 5th graders

Monday, September 4: No School; open enrollment ends

Tuesday, September 5: Kinder RED Day; last day for proof of residency; Watch DOGS registration begins

Wednesday, September 6: Kinder WHITE Day

Thursday, September 7: Kinder YELLOW Day

Friday, September 8: Kinder GREEN Day; PTO special spirit wear orders due

Monday, September 11: Kinder BLUE Day, Visitors and Volunteers Begin; Patriot Breakfast, Grand Lunch

Tuesday, September 12: Kinder ORANGE Day; Principal fundraiser begins

Wednesday, September 13: Kinder BLACK Day; 4th/5th grade Alpha begins

Thursday, September 14: Kinder PURPLE Day, Bennett Batons Parent Informational Meeting; 1st/2nd grade Alpha begins

Friday, September 15: Kinder PINK Day; PTO Room Rep Meetings - K-2nd 9AM; 3rd-5th grade 10AM; 3rd grade Alpha begins

Monday, September 18: Picture Day, Bennett Batons begins

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Bennett Choir . . .

Come and make a joyful noise! 4th and 5th graders are invited and encouraged to join the Bennett Choir!

More information at the Choir site:

Arrival and Dismissal . . . Ensuring Safety for ALL of our Bennett students, staff, and parents!

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Thanks for your continued support of our campus!

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 2017-2018: One Team, One Dream