Bethany Bunch eNews

March 22, 2017


Word of the Week: strum

verb: to play an instrument by running the fingers lightly across the string
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STAAR Testing Dates & Reminders

  • Tuesday, March 28: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math
  • Wednesday, March 29: 5th Grade Reading


  • The building will be closed to general volunteers on testing dates.
  • Please do NOT schedule appointments during the school day on days your child is scheduled to participate in STAAR.
  • There will be no tutoring, office hours, or school sponsored after-school clubs (although the PTA Art club will still meet) on actual testing dates.
  • Due to testing security requirements from the state, parents/visitors are asked to not have lunch with students during their lunch times on testing days.

We are blessed to work with INCREDIBLE kids and we know they will do their personal best on the STAAR test!

Andi Goldsticker

Bethany Counselor



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Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 4, 2017

Dear Parent(s):

In the event your child plans to participate in the “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” program on April 27, 2017, we wanted you to be aware of the approach and practice of the Plano Independent School District. Each day a student is not in school the absence results in loss of instructional time and the absence also impacts the budget by resulting in loss of funding.

The Plano Independent School District supports and encourages all students in life choices by providing a wide variety of career education activities throughout the school year. We encourage teachers and principals to involve parents and business leaders in their respective activities. Not only are specific career oriented classes offered, many classes include concepts involving life skills to promote independence within each student. Speakers, both male and female, provide insight by speaking to students in all grade levels. Partnerships between companies and schools provide business role models, tutors, and mentors for students. Building self-esteem in students is a priority. We would welcome your involvement or your company’s involvement in our activities.

The Board and Administration of Plano ISD are committed to the value of instruction in the classroom and to the state attendance requirement of 180 days per year. There are, and will continue to be, numerous requests for students to attend various functions during class time.

The Texas Education Agency recommended that school districts in the area coordinate in developing a common date for Take Your Daughter and Son To Work Day. Therefore, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 has been chosen as a common date to be recognized for the school districts within Region 10 to participate in Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day.

Parents who elect to have their student participate on April 27, 2017, must notify the school in writing at least one week in advance of the absence. The student will receive an unexcused absence, but the student will be allowed to make up class work for full credit. However, according to Plano ISD Board Policy EIAB (LOCAL), “Students who do not submit one week in advance a written notice of a planned unexcused absence shall receive a zero for make-up work.”

If you have questions, please call Jeanna Davis at 469-752-8112 or Kathy Venslauskas at 469-752-8105.


Susan Modisette

Assistant Superintendent

Campus Services


March 2017

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