Bobcat Blast

September 15, 2022

Principal's Message

I hope to see everyone TONIGHT at our Bethany Back-to-School Curriculum Night. We'll start in the GYM at 6:00 pm. (See the flyer below) See you soon! 🙂
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News About Mrs. Frewing

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Mrs. Frewing's resignation from the Library Media Assistant Position (very excited for her and sad for us!). She has been selected as a middle school Health and P.E. Teacher in Lake Oswego. She is a licensed teacher and has always had a passion for student wellness. This opportunity came about suddenly, and everything happened very fast at the beginning of this week! Amy was heartbroken to leave without saying goodbye...but she said she didn't think she could handle saying goodbye to this community of students, families, and staff that she loves so much without MANY boxes of tissue!

I have posted the opening and the position closes on Sunday. After that we will conduct interviews and find the perfect person to continue inspiring a love for books in your children and taking excellent care of our library.

If you or your children would like to write her a card, I will be dropping off some goodbyes next week. We will miss her dearly!

P.S. I haven't officially told the students yet... I will have the teachers do that tomorrow.



Calendar - Important Dates


  • 15th - Back to School night for parents
  • 19th - Volunteer Training, 9:00am
  • 20th - Volunteer Training, 1:15 pm
  • 30th - PTO Family Event


  • 5th - Walk to School Day
  • 6th - PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • 8th - Garden Work Party
  • 9th - Garden Work Party
  • 11th - TAG Parent Night, 6:00, Zoom
  • 14th - No School, Staff Development
  • 10/15 - 10/21 Book Fair
  • 19th - Parent Awareness Night, more information below
  • 26th - Picture Day
  • 28th - Character Dress Up Day


TAG Parent Information Night

Tag Parent Night

Tuesday, October 11

6:00 - 7:00

"Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Academic, intellectual, behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is considered before a student is identified for TAG services. Bethany will be hosting a virtual TAG information meeting for Bethany families on Tuesday, October 11 from 6pm-7pm. The zoom link will be sent closer to the event.

If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office here:

Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion. More information will be provided at the information meeting on October 11. If you decide to complete the Parent Information Form, please return it to your child’s teacher."


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Donations will be collected on:

Wednesday, September 21st from 2:30-3pm at the front entrance of the school.

We have a list of items we want to provide. Please click on the button below to see the list and sign up.

Thank you for your support!

Staff Appreciation Coordinators-Jami Hayes and Olivia Zinn


Bethany Garden Work Party

Save The Dates!

We need our community to come together t

o prepare and assemble our new garden area and garden beds.

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9

Bethany Garden Work Party

More details to come

Save the Dates Oct 8 and Oct 9

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School Supplies for 2022-2023

We want to say Thank you to the families who have paid for school supplies.

If you haven't yet paid, please feel free to send in cash or a check to the school office. We will also be collecting money by check, cash, or card at the Back To School Night.

You can follow the instructions below to pay online.

Step by Step Instructions for Online Payment System.
We understand that some families are not able to afford the cost of supplies. Some families may be in the position to make an extra donation towards helping others. All children will receive the same supplies, regardless if they are able to contribute towards the cost. If you would like to help, please click on the “Donations” tab that appears on your child’s grade level page. Thank you!

Return Chromebooks and iPads

We are missing Chromebooks and iPads and chargers. If your student had a BSD iPad and charger or BSD Chromebook and charger at home to use for Temporary Learning or FLEX online, please make sure you return them to school. Even if your student received the devices from another school such as FLEX, please bring the devices to Bethany.

Our IT department thanks you!

Important Crosswalk Information

Thank you to all of our families who are walking to school. It really helps with the parking lot in the morning and afternoon.

For the safety of our students, we are asking everyone who is crossing 174th:

  • Please wait for the crossing guard to instruct you on when to cross. After the crossing guard pushes the button, some cars may not stop, even with the lights flashing. The Crossing Guards will walk to the middle of the road and then motion for you to cross.

Don't Cross the Parking Lot Driveway

Please try to avoid using the crosswalk across the driveway, as it is very dangerous with all of the cars. We only have one crossing guard, so they can't watch both 174th and the entrance to the parking lot. There is a way to walk through the neighborhood and come out by the portables safely.
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Volunteer Training at Bethany

It has been a few years since we were able to have volunteers in our building. We will be having Volunteer training on the following dates and recommend new volunteers and anyone who wants a refresher to join us.

  • September 19th, 9:00 - 10:00am
  • September 20, 1:15 - 2:15pm

We are hoping to welcome more volunteers this year. We encourage you to fill out the background check now, so that you are ready this fall if and when the teachers are needing help.

All new volunteers need to first complete an application and background check to create a profile in the system in the district-wide Volunteer Management System ( Once a profile is created, volunteers will be able to update personal information, view and sign-up for open volunteer needs, and communicate directly with the school Volunteer Coordinator.

IMPORTANT: All volunteers must provide proof of vaccination or complete a medical or religious exemption to volunteer in any K-12 school. As part of the volunteer application process, you'll be asked to upload your vaccination card or an exemption form.

Volunteers are an important part of Bethany.


Meet the Worsham Family

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Hello! We are the Worsham family and our son Julian will be in 2nd Grade this year at

Bethany Elementary.

You might notice Julian is quite a bit smaller than the average 7 year old and that’s
because he has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Simply put, Julian’s bones
grow much slower than the average child. He is just like his 7-8 year-old peers in every
way, except he’s just small, that’s all!

We have learned so much about achondroplasia since having Julian and we know
sometimes children can be very curious and that is ok. There are no dumb questions and
we would love to answer any that you or your child might have.

For More Information and facts about Dwarfism, click on the link below.

Worsham Family Letter to Bethany

Parent Awareness Night Virtual Event

On October 19, 2022, Our school Social Worker, Michelle Schimpke, (who we share with Rock Creek) will be hosting a virtual Parent Awareness night from 7pm-8pm (Zoom link information will be sent out closer to the event).

The first topic will be: How to have difficult conversations with your child and how to help them handle BIG emotions. Please come with your questions!

Cannot make it, but are bummed about it?! No worries! Michelle will record the training and will provide the YouTube link following the event. Please message or email Michelle Schimpke with any questions or concerns. We look forward to “seeing” you all then!

Bethany Spirit Wear Store

Now is a great time to get some summer spirit wear or stock up for the fall, including personalized items. Get FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 with code SUMMER22-FS.

Shop here:

2022-2023 Meal Benefits

EVERY family needs to apply if they want Meal Benefits for 2022-2023.

  • The free meal program has ended. Income guidelines have risen significantly.

For example, a family of four can have a total household income of up to $83,249 and qualify for meal benefits!

  1. Meal benefits application can be done online on our app SCHOOL CAFE, an account will need to be set up.
  2. Make sure to apply during summer since applications from last year are expiring at the end of June.

Please consider applying if you feel your family may qualify. It is confidential, school staff have no way of knowing which students have benefits and which do not. We highly recommend families applying.

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