BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

February 26, 2017

A Message from Mrs. Lowery

It is hard to believe we are well into the spring semester! We have so many fun activities for our students this semester! There are many important dates below including Field Day, our Bison Time Showcase, STAAR Testing Dates, and soon we'll be talking about End of the Year Celebrations! It is also a time to order your yearbook and nominate a volunteer of the year!


We are proud of the gains our students are making academically, behaviorally and in finding things they are passionate about. Make plans to attend the Bison Showcase on the 24th if you can. You'll be able to see what your 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been working on, and be able to support this philanthropic efforts. Many of our groups will be selling items and donating the money to area charities.


I'll be hosting another Principal's Coffee on April 20th. I'd love to hear your suggestions for 2017-2018!

Dr. Seuss Week!

This week we are celebrating one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! It is also Read Across America Week! Why not read some of Dr. Seuss' books at home this week?


Monday--2/27--Color Day--wear one color as inspired by "My Many Colored Days"

Tuesday--2/28--Hat Day--wear a hat as inspired by "The 500 Hat of Barthalomew Cubbins"

Wednesday--3/1--Wacky Wednesday--wear crazy clothes like "Wacky Wednesday"

Thursday--3/2--Animal Print day--wear animal print "If I Ran the Circus/If I Ran the Zoo"

Friday--3/3--Wear Stripes--"On Beyond Zebra"

Upcoming Dates!

3/1--Core Essential, Forgiveness

3/2--Read Across America Day, Texas Independence Day

3/3--Bison Time (8:30-9:30)

3/09--Bison Time (8:30-9:30)

3/10--Field Day--See Schedule Below

3/13-3/17 SPRING BREAK

3/24--BISON TIME SHOWCASE--See Below, End of 3rd 9 Weeks

3/28-3/31--STAAR Exam for 4th and 5th Grade, NO CAMPUS VISITORS

FIELD DAY SCHEDULE--MARCH 10th!

Our students are excited about Field Day which will be held on Friday, March 10th. We'd love to have you join us! Field day times and lunch times will be a little different than normal. The schedule is below:


Kindergarten Field Day-8:30 – 10:30 Lunch-10:30 – 11:00

1st Grade Field Day-8:30– 10:30 Lunch-11:00– 11:30

2nd Grade Field Day-10:40– 12:40 Lunch--12:45– 1:15

3rd Grade Field Day-10:40– 12:40 Lunch--1:15– 1:45

4th Grade Field Day-1:20– 3:20 Lunch--11:30– 12:00

5th Grade Field Day-1:20– 3:20 Lunch--2:00– 12:30

BISON TIME SHOWCASE!!

Friday, March 24th, 8:30-9:30am

4535 East Ventana Parkway

Katy, TX

We'd like to invite you to come see what our 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders have been working on for 8 weeks during Bison Time! You'll have a chance to buy their products, and the money will go to area charities. A form to "pre-RAPTOR" will be coming home soon. We hope to see you there!

Join our PTA!

If you haven't had a chance yet to get involved in our PTA, now is the time! Bethke Students and teachers will have the best support system led by our PTA Volunteers. They have already been hard at work collecting donations for teachers, getting items to beautify our building and making plans for programs for our students. Follow them on Facebook at Bethke PTA. https://www.facebook.com/Bethke-Elementary-PTA-1611420235850681/?fref=ts


Mrs. Lowery would love to have 100% of our families and staff as members of the PTA!


You can join PTA and buy Spirit wear by getting that information from their website. You can also pre-order spirit shirts & hair bows from the PTA. We'll all wear these shirts on Fridays! The link to their website is here: http://bethke.my-pta.org/index.asp?PageID=0

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