BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

September 30, 2018

New Kinder Class Information

We are excited to announce we have secured a new Kindergarten Teacher! Her name is Jennifer Thompson and se comes to us from CyFair, where she taught for about 7 years. Notes went home with all kindergarten students on Friday to solicit parent input. Those are due to the homeroom teacher by Tuesday at 8:30. New classroom assignment notifications will go home on Friday. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to ensure our students have a suitable teacher to student ratio.

New Bus Route Infomation

Transportation has made adjustments to all of our bus routes. Please find the busses and stop information below. Students must ride the bus to their address.


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we worked to make these changes as soon as we were notified. We understand your frustration and will work to make sure Monday's dismissal is smoother. Thank you!


CBE_bus_changes_9-28-18.docx

PTA Information and Website

Did you know we currently have 350 PTA members? Our PTA wants to have at least 500 by November 1st. Have you joined? Forms can be found at the school or you can join online at the PTA Website!

Bethke PTA Website:


www.bethke.my-pta.org

Upcoming Events:



Oct 1st--Principal's Coffee @ 9:00 come meet and talk with Mrs. Lowery

Oct 1st -CAT Campus Advisory Team Meeting @4:00

Oct 2nd--PTA WHATABURGER Night @5:00 - close

Oct 3rd--Core Essential Day--Contentment--wear Light Blue

Oct 8th--EARLY DISMISSAL @12:40 for Parent Conferences

Oct 12th--Specials Day--Monday--END OF THE FIRST 9 WEEKS

Oct 17th--Family Night--NO HOMEWORK

Oct 18th--Fall Picture Day

Oct 19th--EARLY DISMISSAL @ 12:40 for Parent Conferences

Oct 22nd--Report Cards Go Home

Oct 26th--Specials Day--Thursday

Oct 29th-Nov 1st Book Fair

Oct 31st--Book Character Parade

Lunch Visitors!

Seating at lunch is extremely limited in our cafeteria for visitors due to continued increases in student enrollment. Today during several lunch times, we experienced extreme overcrowding at the visitor tables. Fridays tend to be high volume days for visitors, so we suggest selecting other days during the week to avoid the overcrowding experienced today. In order to provide maximum seating opportunities for guests during lunch, we ask that all follow these requests:

Limit visits to birthdays or a maximum visit of once per week
Visitors limited to a maximum of 3 per student and must be persons who meet KISD visitor guidelines for elementary students.
Avoid Mondays, Fridays, and days before holidays, whenever possible
Sit side by side at the visitor tables to provide maximum seating availability
Visitors must sit with their child only at a table designated for visitors
Due to Safety Rules, and guidelines from the Fire Marshall we cannot allow visitors sitting on the floor
Since our first obligation is to provide optimal seating for students, we will continue to monitor the number of visitors at lunch. If we continue to experience overcrowding with lunch visitors, we will consider implementing additional guidelines to ensure adequate seating during student lunches. We are hopeful that if all parents follow the requests listed above, our school will continue to have daily seating available for all who wish to have lunch with their child/ren. Thank you for your patience as our Bethke family continues to grow.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Information

A safe learning environment for all Katy ISD students and staff is our top priority. Throughout this school year, you will see an increased focus on building awareness and enhancing systems that support both the physical and emotional well-being of all our children. This includes our video series on bullying prevention and intervention. Check out our latest video, “What Does Bullying Look Like?.” More information about policies and procedures related to bullying can be found here.

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! "