Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of May 11, 2020

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Bennett's Medication Pick-Up Schedule - Monday, May 11th

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If your child has medication in the Bennett Clinic, this message is for you. Please read the details below on how to retrieve your child's medication(s) from school.


When:

Monday, May 11, 2020


Where:

Bennett Elementary - front carpool line


Time:

9:00-11:00 AM (Last name A-M)


Time:

11:00-1:00 (Last name N-Z)


How:

Medications will be handed back to the parent in a drive through fashion. Please come through the front carpool line in front of the school to the first nurse. You will show your ID and the nurse will verify your student. You will then drive-up to the second nurse who will have the medication sitting on a table where you will pick-up the medication from your car window. Please do not get out of your car at any time and maintain 6 feet of social distancing during pick-up.


  • Only a listed Emergency Contact may pick-up medication.
  • You must bring your ID for verification. Please have this ready.
  • Medications will NOT be given without an ID.
  • Medication will NOT be given back to a student.
  • If medication is not picked up by the end of the school year, May 27, ​it will be destroyed per McKinney ISD Policy.


For any questions, please contact: Julie Blankenship, Director of Health Services ​JBlankenship@mckinneyisd.net

Tech & News Crew Application for Next Year's 5th Graders

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ATTENTION 4TH GRADERS!!! THE TECH & NEWS CREW APPLICATION FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN!


Mrs. Stallbaumer and Ms. Holderman will be selecting 4th grade students to serve on the Bennett Bears Kid Talk Show Tech and News Crew for the 2020-2021 school year. Fourth graders interested in applying must complete the online application. To access the application, students must be signed in to their MISD Google account. While students are to complete the application and short essays, parents will need to complete the last section. Please note, the application does not save and must be completed and submitted before closing the browser.


THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 10 AM ON MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. All applicants will be notified by the end of the school year via the provided parent email.


Please email Mrs. Stallbaumer, astallbaumer@mckinneyisd.net, with any questions.


Link for 4th grade application https://forms.gle/GAJ43bgkhDzJyHKY6

Meet Author Jason Miletsky - Monday, May 18th

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Monday, May 18, 2020 Virtual Author Visit


Author Jason Miletsky is hosting a “You Rock” week, May 18-22. He has agreed to host two Zoom presentations, exclusively for Bennett Elementary. Please use the appropriate grade level link to register, IN ADVANCE, for this event.




***Links do not open from emails. Copy and paste link into a browser.


Angie Stallbaumer

Media Resource Specialist

Order Your Bennett School Supplies for 2020-2021

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Dowell Middle School Supply Order Form

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Evans Middle School Supply Order Forms

May - 18 Day Emphasis on Encouragement

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It's PACK Week # 5 - Green Week

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Bennett's Student Supply Pick-Up Plan - May 19th or 21st

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Bennett Staff Parade is Coming - Wednesday, May 27th

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Library Books, Leveled Readers, Book Club Books - at Home

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Bennett teachers will collect and return all library books found in student lockers, desks, and classrooms to the Learning Commons. If your child has any other books at home, such as library books, leveled readers, or book club books, please keep them at home until the District provides us with specific guidance and direction on the safe way to return the books to school.

Bennett's Virtual College & Career Fair

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We will be hosting our Virtual College and Career Fair throughout the month of May!


Once a week, teachers will share the counselor’s slides, which will give all students the opportunity to learn more about different career options and colleges and to assess their own interests.


Thank you to everyone who shared his or her college or career with us! We couldn’t do this without you.


Warm regards,

Christie N. Thompson
School Counselor

504 Campus Coordinator

469.302.5437

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May Student & Staff Birthdays

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Bennett BEARS Celebrating an Upcoming Birthday in May:


May:

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

12th - Araceli

13th - Jun, Cameron

14th - Dexter, Ademide

15th - Desmon

16th - Mrs. Crates - K-2 Alpha Teacher

17th - Mercy

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

19th - Osarume, Benton, Nico

21st - Stanley, Abigail

22nd - Miah, Peyton

24th - Carlos

25th - Colsen, Ja'myrhia

26th - Kinsley, William

27th - Meghan, Aidan

28th - Jackson, Ainsley, Mabry

29th - Jack, Samantha, Joshua

30th - Scarlett

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

Istation Access Available to Students & Staff

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We have exciting news for our students and teachers. Students and teachers will have access to continue using the “full Istation suite” until July 1st.

NEW MISD Grab & Go Meals - Still FREE - Locations Update

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NEW to McKinney ISD Student Registration is OPEN

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Hello, Parents of Future Bennett Bears!


Have you visited McKinney ISD’s School Locator to see if your home address is zoned for Bennett Elementary? If so, you are ready to enroll your new student(s) for the 2020-2021 school year through our McKinney ISD online registration process!


Registration forms for new students entering kindergarten through 5th grade are available. To access these registration forms:


  • Go to the McKinney ISD website at www.mckinneyisd.net
  • Click the "Enrollment" tab
  • Click the “2020-2021 New Student Enrollment”


While completing your online enrollment, you will be asked to upload the following documents:


  • Current Proof of Residency – Must be a utility bill, gas, water or electric, house contract with closing date and/or lease with signatures.
  • Student’s Social Security Card (optional - if you choose to not provide your child's Social Security Card, the state will assign your child a unique ID #)
  • Student’s Birth Certificate
  • Updated Shot Records


If you do not have scanning capability, you may take a photo of your documents and upload the photos in the online enrollment site.


If the above documents are not received in the online enrollment site, the registration will be incomplete. Questions about the registration process or uploading your documents? Email Bennett Elementary Registrar, Susan Jakobsen, at sjakobsen@mckinneyisd.net.


We can’t wait to meet our new BEARS when we return to campus! Take care and stay safe!