Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of February 21, 2022


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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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6th Grade Course Requests for Middle School

For 5th grade parents still struggling to access the digital course request, here’s feedback from a parent: “We accessed it from my computer, but of course signing me out of my Google Chrome account (it would not allow me to switch users-a work precaution).”

If that doesn’t work for you, I will help your student Tuesday morning.

Safety Patrol Team 2 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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February Breakfast Menu

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February Lunch Menu

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Staff Development Waiver Day - No School for Students - Monday, February 21st

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Happy 2-22-2022 Day

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School Bus Driver Appreciation Day - Tuesday, February 22nd

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February Character Trait - Empathy

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February Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, February 22nd - Parents May Attend ONLY if Your BEAR is Receiving an Award

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Modified Specials Schedule - Tuesday, February 22nd

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday, February 25th

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, February 28th - 7:15AM

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McKinney ISD Will Make Up Its Bad Weather Days

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McKinney ISD will utilize its two Bad Weather Make-Up Days on April 15 and April 25 as a result of the recent school closings. These two days will be normal instructional days for all students.

The district has received questions about the possibility of applying for waivers. The state has not made waivers available for these two days; however, some districts do have additional instructional minutes built into their daily schedule and can use those in lieu of bad weather days. McKinney ISD does not have an extended school day with built-in instructional minutes. Therefore, the two bad weather days must be used in order to make up the lost instructional time.


MISD Communications

Time to Complete Your Child's 2022-2023 Class Placement Form - Due Friday, March 4th

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Interested in Registering a NEW to McKinney ISD Student for the 2022-2023 School Year?

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Bennett's 2021 Federal Report Card Information

Parents - Linked below you will find a copy of the 2020–21 Federal Report Card for Bennett. This is a report required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

Mini Bailadora Dance Clinic - Saturday, March 19th

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Save the Dates - PTO Sponsored Virtual Variety Show Details

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BEARS Celebrating an Upcoming Birthday in February

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February Birthdays:

1 - Jaeah, Ethan, Eden

2 - Amanda, Mason

3 - Mia, Michael, Quin, Sufiyan, Israel, Olivia

4 - Alana, Katie, Mrs. McKenzie Thompson - STC Aide

5 - Victoria, Kaden, Alison

7 - Noah

8 - Dafna, Presley, Ashton, Keegan, Maddox

9 - Valentina, Malia

10 - Owen

11- Regina

13 - Caprice, Ms. Holloway - 3rd Grade Teacher

14 - Rhett, Lai

15 - Travis, Sawyer, Claire

16 - Mrs. Covey - 1st Grade Teacher

18 - Brenlee

19 - Avery, Daniel, Mrs. Sullivan - Kindergarten Teacher

20 - Sophie, Ella

22 - Star, Alan, Emmaline

23 - Kylie

24 - Nora

26 - Naomi

27 - Carlie

Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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February Events:

Monday, February 21st:

*Staff Development Day for Staff

*No School for Students

Tuesday, February 22nd:

*School Bus Driver Appreciation Day



*Parents - Invitation & RSVP ONLY if your child will receive an award

*Kinder-2nd Grade - Bennett Live Celebration - 8:15AM-8:45AM - Gym

*3rd-5th Grade - Bennett Live Celebration - 9:00AM-9:30AM - Gym

Wednesday, February 23rd:

*February Creed Lunch - 1:00PM

Friday, February 25th:

2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM

Saturday, February 26th:

4th & 5th Grade Alpha/GT Testing

Nurse News

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Covid Update 2022

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MISD Covid Testing By Appointment Only

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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
  • Current Collin County/City of McKinney numbers may be found at

Alpha Dates for 2021-2022

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Arrival & Dismissal Details

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Arrival & Dismissal Map

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Bennett's Instructional Times - 2021-2022

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Bennett's Specials Schedule

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McKinney ISD School Calendar - 2021-2022

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McKinney ISD Approves 2022-2023 School Calendar

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McKinney ISD Weather Guidelines

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Important Dates for PTO Sponsored Yearbook

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PTO Spirit Nights for Spring

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PTO Spirit Night Update After Chipotle Spirit Event

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PTO Website - All Things PTO

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PTO Passive Fundraiser Incentives

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Ways to Support Our BEARS

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Why Join Our Bennett PTO?

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Bennett PTO Community Sponsors Supporting our BEARS

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