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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Visitor Safety Procedures

In an effort to continue to improve our safety and security procedures, new signs have been installed across the district where visitors ring in to the building. These signs direct visitors to state their full name, student's name, and the purpose of visit to campus as well as show their photo ID to the camera prior to entering the building. Thank you for helping us adhere to this district standard. Please also help us by not allowing anyone in the building behind you. All visitors should follow this same protocol.

New Student Registration!!!

Registration for Kindergarten and students new to Bennett is May 1st – June 8th, from 8:30AM – 2:45PM. The online portion MUST be done first at the McKinney ISD website Once that is completed, parents may bring the required documents to school to complete the registration process. You will need the following documents:

1. Birth Certificate

2. Proof of Residency (Utility bill, lease agreement, or house contract)

3. Shot Records

4. Social Security Card (preferred but not required)

If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Melissa Smith, or 469.302.5400.

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Bear Buddies Sign up!

We love our Bear Buddies! This is a great leadership opportunity for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade NEXT year! Sign up here!

Closed Campus - STAAR: Monday, May 14-Thursday, May 17

Our 2nd round of STAAR testing will be coming up! We are excited for our 3rd and 4th graders to show all that they know on their Reading and Math tests, and our 5th graders on their Science test. 5th graders that did not pass on the first round of testing will retest. The campus will be closed Monday - Thursday to visitors and volunteers to protect our testing environment.

Monday, May 14 - 3rd and 4th Grade STAAR Math, 5th Grade STAAR Math Retakes

Tuesday, May 15 - 3rd and 4th Grade STAAR Reading, 5th Grade STAAR Reading Retakes

Wednesday, May 16 - 5th Grade STAAR Science, Makeups

Thursday, May 17 - Makeups

Field Day - Friday, May 18

Join us for Field Day! It will be a great day of health and fun, Friday, May 18, 2018.

Students are encouraged to wear athletic clothes that can get wet!

Kinder-2nd Grade 8:20AM-10:50AM

All School Lunch 11AM-12PM

3rd-5th Grade 12:15PM-2:15PM

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EOY Celebrations!

Join us for our EOY celebrations! Each grade level will celebrate the great memories from this year through songs, videos and sharing. This is a dress up event for our students.

Tuesday, May 29: Kinder 8:30AM; 5th Grade 2PM (4th/5th Grade switch specials)

Wednesday, May 30: 1st Grade 8:30AM; 4th Grade 2PM

Thursday, May 31: 3rd Grade 8:30AM; 2nd Grade 2PM

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May Learning Commons News . . .

May News from the Counselor . . .

Check out the counselor news for this month including how to sign up to be a Bear Buddies mentor and information about College and Career Week!
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Coming Up!

Wednesday, May 9 – National School Nurse Day, National Paraprofessional Day, & National Bike to School Day

Friday, May 11 – 4th grade Growth & Development Videos, 5th grade Crape Myrtle Presentation

May 14-17 – Closed campus to all visitors & volunteers for STAAR

Monday, May 14 – 3rd/4th STAAR Math, 5th STAAR Math Retest

Tuesday, May 15 – 3rd/4th STAAR Reading, 5th STAAR Reading Retest, 1st grade field trip;

Aramark Discovery Day: Growums Harvest with Herbs

Wednesday, May 16 – 5th STAAR Science & Make-Ups

Thursday, May 17 – STAAR Make-Ups

Friday, May 18 – Field Day (K-2nd from 8:20-10:50), Schoolwide Lunch 11:00-12:00, and (3rd-5th from 12:15-2:15)

May 21-25 – College & Career Week

Monday, May 21 - K–5th Careers on Wheels 8:15-11:00, Incoming Kindergarten Story Time 12:30-1:00 in Learning Commons, STUCO Meeting 3:00-4:00, and MAP closes

Tuesday, May 22 – Wear your college shirt day, 3rd–5th Speakers, school wide BMX presentation 1:45-2:30, and PTO Chipotle 5:00-9:00

Wednesday, May 23 – 5th grade college presentations

Thursday, May 24 – 3rd Annual Senior Breakfast for graduating seniors 7:30-8:30, Incoming 6th grade parent meeting at Dowell Middle School at 9:30

Friday, May 25 – PTO Watch DOGS ends, last day of Alpha, & Friday Live at 2:15

Monday, May 28 – No school

Tuesday, May 29 – Kindergarten End of Year Celebration at 8:30, 5th grade End of Year Celebration at 2:00, 4th/5th switch Specials, and Creed Lunch at 11:30

Wednesday, May 30 - 1st grade EOY Celebration at 8:30, 4th grade EOY Celebration at 2:00, PTO Cherry Berry 3:00-9:00

Thursday, May 31 – 3rd grade EOY Celebration at 8:30 & 2nd grade EOY Celebration at 2:00

Friday, June 1 – Water for Otters presentation for students

Wednesday, June 6 – K-4th Class Parties 1:45-2:30, 5th grade Class Party - Lunch from 11:30–12:00, Pool Party 12:15-2:30

Thursday, June 7 – Last day of school, 5th grade parents allowed into the main hallways at 2:00, K-4th students/staff line the hallways at 2:05, 5th grade students/teachers enter the building by the kindergarten pod and walk the hallways & down the ramp to the flagpole at 2:10, Flag Lowering Ceremony at 2:30, K-5th back into the building at 2:45, and K-5th dismissal at 3:00

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