Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of May 17, 2021

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Kindergarten - 4th Grade EOY Festivities - Save the Date

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5th Grade EOY Festivities - Save the Date

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PTO Sponsored Yearbooks Have ARRIVED!!!

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PTO Sponsored - FREE End of Year Party Treat for Our BEARS - More Details to Come

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May Friday Live - May 21st - 8:30AM - Virtually

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Order Your School Supply Packs for the 2021-2022 School Year

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End of the Year Medicine Pick-Up

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FREE Summer Curbside Meals for Students 18 Years Old & Under

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Food Service has some exciting news to share with you, this summer we will be bring back our Curbside Meal pick up with some additional improvements for our families. Starting May 24th Curbside meals will once again be offered to anyone 18 and under at Finch Elementary on Mondays and Thursdays. This year parents will be able to receive a full week of meals. Mondays will be 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches and Thursdays 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches per pick up. We have extended our meal pick up times till 6 pm in order to serve parents who would like to pick up after work.

We will still be offering our traditional daily feeding during summer school for families who would like to dine in for breakfast and lunch at Rueben Johnson, Dowell, and Slaughter. Please check the MISD website for times and for further information regarding the above locations.

We are looking forward to a great summer feeding our McKinney community!

James Shoemake

McKinney ISD

Resident District Manager

Time to Register Your Incoming BEAR for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School Year

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Summer Resources from Our Counselor, Christie Thompson

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Please join us for “Share and Care” event series, sponsored by Collin County System of Care. A free networking, resources and information webinar related to various adolescent behavioral health needs.

Sign up today at and come away with some great ideas from a panel discussion to apply in 2021.

The monthly Webinar series will be held the fourth Thursday of each month, the dates are:

  • Thursday May 27th, at 12p.m. – Internet Safety
  • Thursday June 24th ,at 12p.m. – Bullying

Important Information from the Learning Commons

Summer Laptop Information for 3rd-5th Students

Over the summer, 3rd-5th grade students have the opportunity to take home their MISD issued laptop as part of McKinney ISD’s 1: The World Initiative. Parents of 3rd and 4th grade students may opt out and request their child’s MISD laptop be stored on campus over the summer. Please look for the following information in your child’s folder on Monday, May 17, 2021. Laptops and chargers will not be stored over the summer or accepted without a completed3rd-4th Grade Summer Laptop Storage Form.

Please email questions to Mrs. Stallbaumer at

  • Student Summer Checklist
  • Summer 3rd-4th Grade Summer Laptop Storage Form
  • How to Locate Form

3rd-11th Grade Students Take Home Their Device Over Summer

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Top 10 Rules for Caring for Your Laptop Over Summer

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Summer 2021 Technology Checklist

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How to Locate My Laptop Asset Tag & Serial Number

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3rd-4th Grade Summer Laptop Storage

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Virtual Learners - K-2nd Grade Laptop Drop Off - Tuesday, May 25th

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Monday, May 17th:

*5th Grade End of Year Celebration for Ms. Brown & Ms. Higgins Homeroom - 8:15AM - in Cafe

*1st Grade End of Year Celebrations - In their Classrooms - 8:30AM

*5th Grade End of Year Celebration for Ms. Fahsholtz's Homeroom - 9:15AM - Cafe - in Cafe

*2nd Grade End of Year Celebrations - In their Homeroom Classrooms - 2:00PM

Tuesday, May 18th:

*5th Grade End of Year Celebration for Ms. White's Homeroom - 8:15AM - in Cafe

*3rd Grade End of Year Celebrations - In their Classrooms - 8:30AM

*5th Grade End of Year Celebration for Ms. Danstrom's Homeroom - 9:15AM - in Cafe

*4th Grade End of Year Celebrations - In their Classrooms - 2:00PM

Wednesday, May 19th:

*Kindergarten End of Year Celebration for Ms. Sullivan's Class - 8:15AM - in Cafe

*Kindergarten End of Year Celebration for Ms. Ray's Class - 8:45AM - in Cafe

*Kindergarten End of Year Celebration for Ms. Blazek's Class - 9:15AM - in Cafe

*Kindergarten End of Year Celebration for Ms. Reinhard's Class - 9:45AM - in Cafe

Thursday, May 20th:

*Grade Level Class Parties - 2:00PM-2:45PM

*Due to Covid Restrictions, Only Room Rep will Attend

*PTO is providing every student & staff member with a FREE treat from Jeremiah's Italian Ice

*PTO sponsored yearbooks delivered to student's classrooms that pre-purchased a yearbook

*Each grade level will determine when their students sign each other's yearbooks

Friday, May 21st:

*Last Day of School

*4th 9 Weeks Ends

*May Friday Live - Virtually - 8:30AM - Link to Pre-Recorded Video will be Posted

*Flag Lowering with 5th Grade - Recorded to show school-wide at 2:40PM

*May Creed Lunch - 11:30AM - outside front of school

*Cafeteria Serving Sack Lunch During Regular Lunch Times - Corndog, Fruit, Cookie, & Drink

*5th Grade Walk - OUTSIDE - 2:00PM - field and sidewalk behind Bennett

Tuesday, May 25th:

K-2nd Grade Virtual Students Return their Device to Bennett - see flyer above for details

FREE Breakfast & Lunch for All MISD Students for 2020-2021 School Year

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May Birthdays

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May Birthdays

1 - Bennett, Braylen, Anya

2 - Easton, Mrs. Latson - 4th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Ray - Kindergarten Teacher

3 - Melody, Pierce, Mrs. Hill - 2nd Grade Teacher

5 - Ja'korian, Emily

8 - Greyson

10 - Ephraim

11 - Harper, Gavin, Hendrix, Mrs. Halpin - Assistant Principal

12 - Araceli, Landon

13 - Jun, Cameron

14 - Ademide, Yusef

16 - Mrs. Crates - Alpha Teacher

17 - Mercy

18 - Hadley, Wrenley, Mrs. Stump - Office Clerk

19 - Nico, Osarume, Benton

20 - Gabriel

21 - Stanley, Abigail

22 - Peyton, Ja'marion, Brielle

24 - Carlos

25 - Colsen, Ja'myrhia

26 - Collin, Kinsley

27 - Meghan, Aidan, Madison

28 - Jackson, Ainsley, Mabry

29 - Jack, Samantha

30 - Scarlett

31 - Scarlett, Hayden, Leighton, Miguel, Ms. Holderman - Principal

June Birthdays

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June Birthdays

1 - Fatma, Ayden, Aiden, Ms. Daubenspeck - Art Teacher

2 - Samantha

3 - Zachary, Sophia, Ian, Mrs. Krueger - Nurse

4 - Chloe

5 - Preston, Mrs. Davidson - 4th Grade Teacher

6 - Shya, Judah, Malacai

7 - Chase, Austin

8 - Oliver, Charles

9 - Gabi, Munazza

10 - Dublin

11 - Tucker, Zya

15 - Nathan, Lakelynn

16 - Joel, Kamila, Mrs. Mac - Music Teacher

17 - Jaden

18 - Cole, Colton, Liv

19 - Sebastian, Alyson

20 - Mrs. Abraham - 2nd Grade Teacher

21 - Brock, Kinslee

22 - Ihsan, Kennedy, Daniel, John, Itamar

23 - Lia, Mattie

25 - Ava, Tegan, Mrs. Mosley - 3rd Grade Teacher

26 - Courtney, Kelsey, Naomi

27 - Giovanna, Tylia-Lajea

28 - Evelyn, Michael, Parker, Jackson

29 - Caroline

30 - Christopher, Kat

July Birthdays

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July Birthdays

1 - Osamede

2 - Abraham, Andrew

4 - Liam

5 - Eliza

6 - Piper, Tatum, Mylea

7 - Emma, Zakhia, Melanie, Matthew

8 - Max, Mrs. Deshazor - Resource Aide

10 - Lacey, Kyra

11 - Clara, Ms. Morris - 1st Grade Teacher

12 - Rocky, Jovie, Presley

15 - Madison, Baylor, Owen, Serenity, Sadie, Isabela

16 - Rihanna, Ms. Hawkins - 2nd Grade Teacher

17 - Evelyn

19 - Dax, Ahmet, Josie, Samantha

20 - Channing, Olive, Dominick

21 - Christian, Gabby

22 - David

23 - Jaxx

25 - Katalina

26 - Tyler, Kazuma, Lucas

27 - Nate, Ali Grace

29 - Grace

30 - Jovi, Jesse, Jack

31 - Brooklyn, Stella

August Birthdays

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August Birthdays

1 - Jiah, Durham, Paulina

2 - Benjamin, Ana Belle

3 - Gavin

4 - Elinor, Oliver, Bryson

5 - Ethan, Ayden, Gerry

6 - Tyler

8 - Nicolas

9 - Nolan, Julian, Mrs. Lane - Secretary

11 - Z'narriehh

12 - Mac, Bond, Matteo

13 - Zoha, Kasey, Nathan, Roman

16 - Jules, Caleb

17 - Lela, Kingston

18 - Ella, Kaylee, Eliana

20 - Isabella, Mrs. Fahsholtz - 5th Grade Teacher

21 - Nolan, Mrs. Gore - 4th Grade Teacher

22 - Charity

23 - Kevin, Madison, Juliette, Jonas, Jacob

24 - Lovella, Brooklyn, Mrs. Blazek - Kindergarten Teacher

25 - Haley

26 - Hensley

27 - Anthony, Kaden

28 - Kevin, Gabby, Mrs. Androlowicz - STC Aide

30 - Ahiyan, Hailey, Zeynap

31 - Elijah, Timothy, Stacey

PTO Sponsored "Buy a Brick" Fundraiser

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Lawson Early Childhood School - McKinney ISD

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Lawson Early Childhood School Awarded the 2020 H-E-B Excellence in Education Early Childhood Award


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