Bobcat Blast

January 12, 2023

Reminder: No School Tomorrow or Monday

Calendar - Important Dates

  • Jan 6-20 - Dollar Wars
  • 12th - PTO Meeting
  • 13th - No School, Staff Development Day
  • 16th - No School, MLK Jr. Day


  • 3 - No School, Grading Day
  • 9 - PTO Meeting
  • 20 - No School, Holiday
  • 21 - Staff Development Day
  • 24 - PTO Family Game Night


PTO Meeting Tonight at 7pm

Please join us this evening on Zoom at 7pm for our January PTO meeting! We'll be reviewing the results of our parent teacher feedback survey, which you will also find in next week's Bobcat Blast.

This month, we are discussing the Jog-a-Thon - if we can't find volunteers to run the event this spring, we are considering our alternatives. We hope you can join us for this conversation!

You can review last month's minutes on our website. Please send any comments or corrections to

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 341 749 4608
Passcode: Bobcats22


Dollar Wars Update

Thanks to your support, we are now almost halfway to our goal with $1,443.09 raised!

Send your students with spare change to support their favorite teachers, and help us raise money to install a new crest climber on the playground! Don't forget to put the silver coins in someone else's jar to subtract points!

Current Teacher Rankings:
1st: Plunkett with 7,859 points
2nd: GaRey with 6,491 points
3rd: Springer with 6,325 points
4th: Sheehan with 5,307 points

Questions? Please contact Heather at

** For Security: Bills $20 or more can be traded in the office for Bobcat Money. Bobcat Money will then need to be put into the bucket of the student's choice.
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Winter Staff Room Restock

Thank you to all of the families who helped stock the staff room, we had a great turn out. We were able to put some items out, and then stock the closet so we can put more out later. The staff was so excited and overwhelmed this morning.

We are so thankful for your generosity and support.


Too Sick for School reminder

Please read the District guidelines for sending students to school.
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******* BSPTO News *******

Looking For Volunteers

Our annual Variety Show and Jog-a-Thon are wonderful opportunities for our community to come together to celebrate and support our students - but these events won't happen without your help! We're looking for interested volunteers to help with either the Variety Show or the Jog-a-Thon. Whether or not you have any event experience, your help is valuable and appreciated. Please reach out to Anjana at to learn more. Thank you!


Leave a Lasting Print at Bethany Elementary!

With each $150 donation your personal message will be etched on a charm and permanently hung on the central fence of Bethany Elementary School Playground. The money raised will go towards funding playground improvements and future PTO projects!

Complete this google form to secure your charm. A member of the PTO will contact you to confirm your charm text and arrange payment.

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Overdue Library Books

We need your help! We have a LOT of overdue and missing library books from last year (and this year too). Ms. Hussain will be sending out overdue notices with the list of titles that your child(ren) have checked out.

PLEASE look around your homes, cars, Grandma's house, or anywhere a book may be hiding! 🙂 The books that have been marked as "lost" have fines attached. If this is a hardship for your family, please reach out to Ms. Hussain or Mr. Parker and we can work with you.

We would much rather have the BOOKS than the money to replace them. Let's see how many we can return before Winter Break! Thank you!!

Immunization Exclusion Day

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please note that Immunization Exclusion Day is FEBRUARY 15, 2023. Your child's immunizations must be up to date by this day. According to Oregon state law, no student will be allowed to attend school if immunizations have not been completed. All absences will be considered unexcused.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AnnMarie McLeod at

Reporting An Absence

Please remember to include the office in any communications regarding your child's absences. You may leave a message on the attendance line at 503-356-2035 or email Mrs. McLeod at

The most important information to include in these communications is:

  1. Child's name
  2. ID number (their library number)
  3. Teacher
  4. Date of absence
  5. Reason for absence

Community Opportunities

Walk and Roll Contest

4th Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest

Safe Routes to School invites all Beaverton Elementary School Classes, Kindergarten through 5th grade, to participate in our January Art Contest. Each elementary school teacher has been sent the instructions for students to create a Safe Routes to School piece of art that displays safe walking or rolling to school. A winner will be chosen for each grade, K-5th across the district. Each winner will receive a prize bag with items to help safely travel to school. A grand prize winner will also receive a new scooter and helmet. All submissions are due by January 31st. Ask your teacher for more details.

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Bethany Social Media

We are on Social Media! We have been posting fun pictures and videos, so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. You can click on the links below and still see the posts without having these apps.

We are in the process of taking pictures from different areas of the school. We may post pictures or videos, but there will be no names associated with the pictures. If you would prefer that we don't publish a picture of your child, please send me an email to: