Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of January 24, 2022

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FREE Food Distribution - MISD Stadium - Wednesday, January 26th

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Free Food Distribution at MISD Stadium

Feeding Friends & Families is a low/no touch drive-thru community-wide event built to provide needed food to families at no cost to them. Food boxes will be distributed on January 26 from 3-5 p.m. at MISD Stadium (4201 Hardin Blvd., McKinney, TX 75070). Each family will receive nuts, dried fruit, dairy and a box of shelf-stable items.

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

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Congratulations STC Teacher, Helen O'Connell for Being Named Bennett's 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year!!!

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Parent Survey Request for Bennett's Three-Year Safety Audit

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Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters

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Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter

1st Grade's Weekly Newsletter

2nd Grade's Weekly Newsletter

3rd Grade's Weekly Newsletter

4th Grade's Weekly Newsletter

5th Grade's Weekly Newsletter

Specials' Weekly Newsletter

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Bennett's Great Kindness Challenge - THIS WEEK - Join Us in Celebrating the Daily Theme & Dress Up Days

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Safety Patrol Team 1 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, January 24th - 7:15AM

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January Character Trait - Kindness

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UPDATE - January Bennett Live Celebration will be VIRTUAL via Pre-Recorded Video Link Posted at 2:15PM - Tuesday, January 25th

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PTO Sponsored Chipotle Spirit Night - Thursday, January 26th

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How to Order Chipotle Through the App or Online for Our Fundraiser

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100th Day of School - Thursday, January 27th

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2nd-5th Grade Running Club - Friday 28th - 7:30AM

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International Lego Day - Friday, January 28th

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3rd Grade Alpha Referral Deadline - Friday, January 28th

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Multicultural Children's Book Day - Friday, January 28th

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PTO Sponsored VIRTUAL Bingo Night - Friday, January 28th - 6:30PM-8:00PM

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4th & 5th Grade Choir - Monday, January 31st- 7:15AM

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PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Begin Serving on Campus - Monday, January 31st

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McKinney Gifted & Talented Alliance Family Night - Monday, January 31st

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Happy School Board Appreciation Month

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January Breakfast Menu

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January Lunch Menu

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BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in January

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January Birthdays:

1 - Abdalhalim

4 - Kaden, Mrs. Simmons - 1st Grade Teacher

5 - Hayden, Joseph

6 - Rhys, Elijah, Wyatt

7 - Grace, Zain, Sofia

8 - Adrianna, Matthew

11 - Lincoln

12 - Reese, Arghya, Camryn

13 - Alessandra, Cohen, Mrs. Watson - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

14 - Allison, Leslie

15 - Chase

16 - Jason

17 - Jack

18 - Claudia, Ella

19 - Victoria, Mrs. Thompson - Counselor

20 - Benjamin

21 - Brooklyn

22 - Hank

23 - Jack, Myah, Mrs. Luthi - Dyslexia Teacher

25 - Harel, Emileigh

26 - Connor, Ademide

27 - Beau, Weston

28 - Mrs. Schindler - 3rd Grade Teacher

29 - Jade

30 - Mrs. Recker - 2nd Grade Teacher

31 - Mrs. Crider - STC Teacher

Upcoming Events for our BEARS

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January Events:


School Board Appreciation Month

Monday, January 24th - Friday, January 28th:

*Bennett's Great Kindness Challenge

*Different Theme for Each Day

Monday, January 24th:

*Kindness Challenge - Smiling for Kindness - Wear a favorite color that makes you smile

*4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM

Tuesday, January 25th:

*Kindness Challenge - Kindness Looks Good on Me! - Wear a Kind shirt or favorite outfit


*January Bennett Live Celebrations will be VIRTUAL - We will pre-record our January Bennett Live Celebrations and post the video at 2:15PM for parents to watch VIRTUALLY from home

*January Creed Lunch - 12:30PM

Wednesday, January 26th:

*Kindness Challenge - Team Kindness - Wear your favorite Bennett attire

*FREE Food Distribution - MISD Stadium - 3:00PM-5:00PM - see flyer above

*PTO Sponsored Chipotle Spirit Night - 5:00PM-9:00PM

Thursday, January 27th:

*Kindness Challenge - Powered by Kindness - Wear superhero shirt

*100th Day of School

*Dress wearing 100 items OR like you are 100 years old

Friday, January 28th:

*Kindness Challenge - Dream of Kindness - Wear your favorite pajamas

*3rd Grade Alpha Referral Deadline

*International Lego Day - Let's BUILD

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

*Multicultural Children's Book Day

*PTO Sponsored VIRTUAL Bingo Night - 6:30PM-8:00PM

*More details to come with a link to RSVP

Monday, January 31st:

*4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM

*PTO Sponsored Watch DOGS Begins

*McKinney Gifted & Talented Alliance Family Night @ Faubion Middle School - 5:40PM-8:20PM

February Events:

Wednesday, February 2nd:

*Progress Reports go home

*World Read Aloud Day

*Texas Military Heroes Day

Thursday, February 3rd:

National School Counselor's Day

Friday, February 4th:

NO Running Club

Monday, February 7th - Friday, February 11th:

Counselor Appreciation Week

Monday, February 7th:

*4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM

*5th Grade Student Safety Audit Survey - with signed permission slip

Tuesday, February 8th:

Picture Day - Spring, Class & Club Pictures

Wednesday, February 9th:

3rd Grade Living History Museum - more details to come for parents

Friday, February 11th:

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

Monday, February 14th:

Class Parties - TIME CHANGE - 2:00PM-2:30PM

Tuesday, February 15th:

5th Grade STAAR ELA Field Test for Bennett 5th Graders - more details to come

Wednesday, February 16th:

Parent Surveys Due for Bennett's Safety Adit

Thursday, February 17th:

PTO Sponsored Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

Friday, February 18th:

NO Running Club

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 - 8:15AM-8:45AM - Gym

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

*February Creed Lunch - 1:00PM

Friday, February 25th:

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

Saturday, February 26th:

4th & 5th Grade Alpha/GT Testing

Monday, February 28th:

4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM

PTO Yearbook Flyer - Step By Step Instructions

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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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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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