BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

May 3, 2020

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3 More Weeks!

Hello Families!


There are 3 more weeks of "online" school and things will look a bit different beginning this week. Our teachers are coming to school in small groups to collect student materials for distribution and pack up their classrooms. You may notice their Zoom Hours are cancelled, depending on when they are scheduled to come onto campus.


This is our last week of the Bethke Online Activities. Beginning next week, May 11th, we will be returning to the District Choice Boards of Activities. You will notice most of the activities will not require technology, as we are asking you to return library books and technology on May 11th-May 13th. Also, completion of these activities will not count towards grade promotion or be documented in any way in students permanent record. The schedule is below. The district procedures for collecting your student's materials are also below, and were emailed on Friday.


The last week of school, the week of May 18th, we will host Zoom Parties for our 5th graders. More information on that will be coming.

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Please visit http://tinyurl.com/bethkeonline/ to access your child’s Week 7 Activity Boards.


Remember that the district choice boards are also available if your student needs additional activities. Our goal is to provide learning and enrichment for our students without creating undue stress on families during this already stressful time.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher.


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Kindess Challenge Days!

Day 28--Sunday the 3rd

Day 29-Monday the 4th

Day 30-Tuesday the 5th

A Note from Our Counselors:


Hello, Bethke Bison!


We want to take this opportunity to reach out and let everyone know that we are here to support everyone in our Bison community. Each week in the Bison Bulletin, we will provide short yet relevant information from our district and a link to request to speak with a counselor. A social-emotional learning lesson will be added to the Bethke Weekly Learning Choice Board beginning the week of April 13.

We love and miss our Bison herd and are here to support you J

Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Walsdorf

tanimjohnson@katyisd.org jenniferwalsdorf@katyisd.org


Request to Speak with Counselor Google Form link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeAkfUlBkKpWEmD8zIQquK9F39wpEmCKmd8NsYwaj2Bt4pww/viewform?usp=pp_url


District Resources

Katy Connect Hotline: 281-234-2326 OR Text "TEEN" to 281-201-4430

SpeakUP Anonymous Reporting System/APP http://www.katyisd.org/SpeakUp/Pages/default.aspx

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30 Day Kindness Challenge!

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted us all in a variety of ways. To combat this challenging time, we are encouraging students and staff to participate in 30 Days of Kindness beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. Kindness will not stop the spread of the virus, but the hope is to brighten someone’s day and add some positivity to our lives and community. In a time where physical distancing is required, social and emotional connectedness is even more vital to a person’s well-being.


To spread kindness more widely, share pictures and posts using the hashtags #deepkindness, #KatyCommUNITY, and #KatyStrong. We would like to highlight students and staff across the district for their participation in the 30 Days of Kindness. See the challenges below for the first 7 days!

Join the Bethke PTA

Guess what?! You can join the Bethke PTA today! Skip the crowds and eliminate the paperwork by signing up online! The funds from membership fees are used for various programs and activities, including the kids’ favorite BISON TIME! We are also trying to get some new playground equipment for our growing Bison family!

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

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