July 29, 2018

School is Starting Soon!

We are so excited to welcome back our returning Bison, and meet those who are new to our "herd!" School starts in just a few short weeks, and we know everyone is gearing up for a great 2018-2019. Each week, this newsletter will be sent out, usually on Sundays, with information about upcoming events and happenings at Bethke. We also post them on the Bethke website which is linked at This is a great resource for you and your family.

There are several items below that will be helpful as you plan for Aug 15th including Meet the Teacher information, school supply list and information about new procedures.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Meet Mrs. Lowery

I am so honored to be the Principal at Bethke Elementary! I moved to Katy at the age of 10 and attended Hutsell, Katy JH and graduated from Katy HS. Many of the campuses in our district are named for my former teachers, so I know what a legacy our schools are for our community! When I graduated, I attended Texas Tech University where I met my husband of 21 years, Warren. He works for our family commercial landscape construction business with my parents and brothers. We are proud parents of our 18 year-old twins, Blake and Brooke. They recently graduated from Katy HS. Brooke will be leaving in just a few days for Texas Tech University, and Blake will be leaving soon to join the United States Army. We are so very proud of both of them. It may take us a while to get used to not having any kids at home. This will be my 23rd year in education. I taught 4th grade for 11 years at a couple of Katy schools, including Katy Elementary. In 2006, I became the assistant principal at Hutsell and the principal at Rhoads Elementary. Our school is focused on collaboration of teachers, students and our community. We value our students' interest and strive to meet their needs while also encouraging them to make a positive impact on their community.

I welcome your input and support as we all work to make Bethke the most amazing school in Katy ISD!

Carrie Lowery

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**Special Project** What are your Goals for 2018-2019?

A new year means new beginnings and a time for new goals.

We'd like to decorate our hallway with photos of our families and include the goals you have for your student.

We are asking each family to bring a 4x6 picture of your family to Meet the Teacher. You'll give this to one of your child's teachers and also write a goal for your student on a piece of paper we provide. We'll hang our Bethke Family Photos and the goals in our main hallway for everyone to enjoy.

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New Traffic Flow Patter for Parent Pick-up and Drop-Off

With our increased size, it has become necessary for us to "double stack" cars in the parent line. Please see the map below for details. More information and a video will be sent soon! We appreciate your cooperation and help with these new procedures.
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Bethke Staff Shout Outs!

We have a wonderful staff here at Bethke. Why not give a "Shout Out!" to a staff member who deserves celebrating? Click on the link below!

Upcoming Events:

August 2nd -- Registration for K-5 from 8:00-12:00

August 3rd -- Pre-K Registration from 8:00-12:00 at King Elem.

August 6th -- Registration for K-5 from 8:00-12:00

August 10th -- Registration for K-5 from 8:00-12:00

August 13th -- Registration ffor K-5 from 8:00-12:00

Meet the Teacher (K,1,2 @ 5:30-6:30) (3,4,5 @ 6:45-7:45)

August 15th -- First Day of School

August 28th -- Fourth Grade Parent Orientation @ 5:30

"The strength of the Bison is the Herd, and the strength of the Herd is the Bison! "