BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

March 24, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE from Katy ISD

A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Education Support Complex, Room 1200 located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and Carl D. Perkins CTE programs as implemented in the 2018-2019 school year and as proposed for 2019-2020 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made. In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.

Parent Survey (English): https://goo.gl/forms/QHmvURtMGZJBM28V2
Parent Survey (Spanish): https://goo.gl/forms/qd1GHhZSwaREgFPG2

Upcoming Events:

March 25th--Spring Book Fair Begins

March 28th-Choir Concert at 5:30 --Late Night Book Fair

March 29th-Bison Time--Specials Day-Monday

April 3rd--Core Essential--Hope--Wear Purple

April 4th--8:00 Principal Advisory Panel (Students)

April 5th--Early Dismissal--Campus Staff Development--Bison Time Showcase


April 9th-12th STAAR TESTING--CAMPUS CLOSED TO VISITORS


April 9th--4th Grade STAAR Writing, 5th Grade Math STAAR

April 10th--5th Grade Reading STAAR

April 11th--STAAR Make-Up Day

April 12th--Kinder Field Trip-Dewberry Farm, STAAR Make-up Day, Specials Day-Monday

April 16th--Pre-K Registration 9-11 and 1-3 at King Elementary

April 18th--New KINDER and FIRST GRADE REGISTRATION 9-11 and 1-3

April 18th--5th Grade SJH Campus Visit

April 19th --SCHOOL HOLIDAY, Good Friday

April 22nd--Principal's Coffee @ 9:00, Earth Day

April 25th--Progress Reports go home

April 26th--Specials Day--Tuesday, Second Grade Field Trip

April 29th--CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

Morning Traffic Concern *** Please DO NOT PARK ON STREET

We have many parents parking along Ventana Parkway and letting their students off at the curb. This is NOT SAFE. Not only are students then walking without supervision, the road is being blocked by cars parked on the street. Even more dangerous, cars are doing U-Turns on the street, which is incredibly dangerous. Our traffic is slowed coming out of the car rider line because there is so much congestion on the street. We are also concerned that should an emergency occur, emergency vehicles would not be able to access the school.


We want all of our students, and parents to be safe and ask that you stop dropping students off on the street. We have asked Katy ISD Police to help us with enforcing this request, and we have asked Harris County to place "no stopping" signs on the street. Until this occurs, we ask that you help us keep everyone safe.

PTA Information and Website


Bethke PTA Website:


www.bethke.my-pta.org

BUS SAFETY REMINDERS!

We have been experiencing large numbers of bus referrals recently. We are asking for your help in reviewing the following bus rules with your students. This information is from the Katy ISD Website:

The Following Rules apply to students that are boarding, riding and exiting a school bus.

Bus Safety Rules

  • Students will board and exit the bus in an orderly manner at the designated Bus Stop nearest his or her home.

  • Arrive at the Bus Stop (5) minutes before the scheduled stop time, and wait a safe distance (3 giant steps) away from the curb.

  • Do not approach the bus until it has come to a complete stop and the air brake has been set. Students will then go to their assigned seats and sit in a safe position.

  • Books, band instruments, feet and other objects are to be kept out of the aisle at all times. If an object is too large to fit in the students lap while on the bus, then it is too big to be transported on the bus.

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten students must have a responsible adult or older sibling receive them at the bus stop at the end of the school day.


Bus Conduct Rules

  • Observe the same conduct that you do in your classroom, INCLUDING CELL PHONE USAGE.

  • Speak in a normal tone of voice, or an "inside voice".

  • Remain seated and facing forward in your assigned seat until it is time to exit the bus.

  • Keep all hands, feet, and other objects to oneself; avoid tampering with the bus equipment.

  • Use acceptable language – obscene, profane, unacceptable language and/or gestures is prohibited at all times on the bus.

  • Do not eat or drink on the bus.

  • No objects are to be thrown inside the bus or from the windows of the bus.

  • Follow ALL rules outlined in the District’s Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct, as well as any rules established by the driver.

The following rules will apply to student conduct on KISD Transportation, whether during an extra-curricular activity or regular route.

Guidelines for Disciplinary Action

  • The driver or other district employees will attempt to correct the misbehavior of the passengers.

  • If the district employees are unable to resolve the problem; the parent of the student will be notified.

  • If the problem is still unresolved, the principal will be notified as soon as possible.

  • The principal or designee will investigate the incident and notify the driver of the action taken.

  • If the misconduct is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the principal will send written notice of the violation to the student’s parents within 24 hours, in accordance with the law.

  • If determined necessary by the principal, a conference involving the principal, the student, the driver and the parents will be held.

  • The principal may suspend the student’s riding privileges or other listed behavior modifiers in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for a student with a disability will be made in accordance with provisions in the student’s Individual Education Plan.

Can you Volunteer? Have we got Opportunities for you?!

Please click on the link below to hear about volunteer opportunities for the Spring Semester at Bethke. Our volunteer coordinator, Kalee Harper has created this video for you!


Did you know we have a volunteer room?


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qByaqcoIXt10M6-TWRZ8JW14MxuWS3JX/view?usp=drivesdk

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!


https://goo.gl/forms/8B2LzMDRkmKw4Flm2

Bully Prevention Information

“Report bullying anonymously through the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line.”

https://tinyurl.com/y75zd5lm

“Need help using the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line? Check this out.”

https://tinyurl.com/y9oymhqo

“Do you know how to recognize bullying behavior? Watch this video.”

https://tinyurl.com/yary4r8e

“Katy ISD has rigorous bullying prevention policies. What are they?”

https://tinyurl.com/y8s6dlc3

“There is no place for bullying in Katy ISD. Check out this video that describes physical and
verbal bullying.”

https://tinyurl.com/ybjyw7to

“Cyberbullying has no place in our schools. See what it may look like.”

https://tinyurl.com/y79k4c7x

“What is social bullying?”

https://youtu.be/Beo9hq1eoIM

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