Bobcat Blast

October 21, 2021

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Important Dates

  • 22nd - Teacher Work Day, No School
  • 25th - International Dwarfism Awareness Day, Wear Green-
  • 26th - PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • 27th - Picture Day *
  • 29th - Character Dress Up Day *
  • 30th - Haunted Hallway... with a twist *


  • 1-29 Read-A-Thon *
  • 11th - Veteran's Day, Schools Closed
  • 12th - Grading Day, No School
  • 24-26 - Schools Closed
  • 29th - Staff Development, No School
  • 30th - PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm

* See detailed information below

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Hearing Screening Postponed

Bethany was scheduled to have hearing testing on November 4th. This has been postponed, we will let you know if it is rescheduled.

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Picture Day Is Wednesday

Mark your calendar for October 27th, and plan to have your students here.

We sent home picture envelopes on Wednesday. They will need to be brought back to school on picture day

You can also order online by clicking on the link below. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day. You will need to print your receipt and turn it in with the envelope.

Dorian Online

Here are some tips to make picture day great!

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

Option School/Program Application Process

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available.

Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

The following are the option schools/programs available:

  • Arts and Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)
  • Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering (BASE)
  • International School of Beaverton (ISB)
  • Rachel Carson Program of Environmental Science at Cedar Park Middle School

Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.

Book Character Dress Up Day

Let’s kick-off the Read-A-Thon with Character Dress Up Day on October 29th!
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Resources for COVID Anxiety

Hi parents, I am Michelle Schimpke, the school social worker at Bethany. This recording is meant for you to watch with your child to prompt discussion about any worries and anxiety they may be feeling regarding the pandemic. Please make sure you are watching the recording with your child. It gives some information about pandemics in general to help normalize what we are going through.

Next, we talk about how to healthily process our big emotions and some coping strategies we can use. The last part of the recording is for parents/trusted adults only and goes over some strategies you can implement for your child (or yourself!) on how to get a good night sleep in this stressful time.

I give some resources at the end, and as always, I am available via ParentSquare anytime!

Recorded Zoom Talk for parents. COVID Anxiety Recording

Thank you!

Michelle Schimpke

Click below for Mindful Breathing Cards and a slide deck that goes along with the video.

Volunteers Needed for Cafeteria

Currently we are unable to have volunteers in the classroom, but we can have volunteers in district approved roles. One of those places is the cafeteria.

We are now looking for volunteers to help in the cafeteria each day between 10:45 - 12:00. You would be helping the younger grades select what they want for lunch, and keeping the line moving. If you are able to commit to one day a week please contact Sue at

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PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting is October 26 at 7pm!

Stay in the Loop!

Text @BSPTO21 to 81010 to stay up to date on all the latest news from the BSPTO!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Haunted Hallway... with a twist

This year we’ll be holding the Haunted Hallway as an outdoor event under the covered area in the back of the school on Saturday October 30th from 6:30 to 7:30pm! Help the 5th Graders have an awesome end of year party! Bring cash to enter into raffles for over 10 cool prizes. Entry to the event is free. Masks are required.

If you are a 5th grade parent OR your 5th grader would like to participate please do the following:

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School Meals Menu

Volunteering at Bethany

Help Us Purchase School Supplies

Online Payment System

Here are the instructions to follow, once you are in the system:

  • Click on your student’s name
  • Click on school Items
  • Click on the correct grade
  • Click on school supplies

After School Classes

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Keep Connected to What Is Happening

Bethany Calendars

Here are 3 ways to stay up to date on important Bethany information.

The Bobcat Blast is our weekly Newsletter. You will receive it in your email on Thursdays. Please be sure to read it weekly.

Following us on Facebook.

Bethany Facebook

We also keep our website up to date, so you can always check there for important information

Bethany Website

COVID Regulations

If your child is presenting with any of the following primary COVID symptoms, a staff member will accompany your child to the school isolation room:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • a New Loss of taste or smell

Students with primary COVID symptoms, will need to have proof of a negative COVID test, or a Doctor's note, or quarantine for 10 days to return to school.