February 18, 2019

Let’s Rodeo Houston!

Every year Katy ISD participates in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art contest with different elementary schools taking turns on a 3-year cycle. Each campus is allowed to submit 12 pieces to be judged. There were 155 pieces of artwork total from Katy ISD elementary schools. This was Bethke’s first year to participate and we are thrilled with how our students did!
Thank you for your continued support of our Bethke Art Program.
- Mrs. Schilhab & Miss Melancon


We have been experiencing large numbers of bus referrals recently. We are asking for your help in reviewing the following bus rules with your students. This information is from the Katy ISD Website:

The Following Rules apply to students that are boarding, riding and exiting a school bus.

Bus Safety Rules

  • Students will board and exit the bus in an orderly manner at the designated Bus Stop nearest his or her home.

  • Arrive at the Bus Stop (5) minutes before the scheduled stop time, and wait a safe distance (3 giant steps) away from the curb.

  • Do not approach the bus until it has come to a complete stop and the air brake has been set. Students will then go to their assigned seats and sit in a safe position.

  • Books, band instruments, feet and other objects are to be kept out of the aisle at all times. If an object is too large to fit in the students lap while on the bus, then it is too big to be transported on the bus.

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten students must have a responsible adult or older sibling receive them at the bus stop at the end of the school day.

Bus Conduct Rules

  • Observe the same conduct that you do in your classroom, INCLUDING CELL PHONE USAGE.

  • Speak in a normal tone of voice, or an "inside voice".

  • Remain seated and facing forward in your assigned seat until it is time to exit the bus.

  • Keep all hands, feet, and other objects to oneself; avoid tampering with the bus equipment.

  • Use acceptable language – obscene, profane, unacceptable language and/or gestures is prohibited at all times on the bus.

  • Do not eat or drink on the bus.

  • No objects are to be thrown inside the bus or from the windows of the bus.

  • Follow ALL rules outlined in the District’s Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct, as well as any rules established by the driver.

The following rules will apply to student conduct on KISD Transportation, whether during an extra-curricular activity or regular route.

Guidelines for Disciplinary Action

  • The driver or other district employees will attempt to correct the misbehavior of the passengers.

  • If the district employees are unable to resolve the problem; the parent of the student will be notified.

  • If the problem is still unresolved, the principal will be notified as soon as possible.

  • The principal or designee will investigate the incident and notify the driver of the action taken.

  • If the misconduct is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the principal will send written notice of the violation to the student’s parents within 24 hours, in accordance with the law.

  • If determined necessary by the principal, a conference involving the principal, the student, the driver and the parents will be held.

  • The principal may suspend the student’s riding privileges or other listed behavior modifiers in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for a student with a disability will be made in accordance with provisions in the student’s Individual Education Plan.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 18th--STUDENT HOLIDAY --President's Day

Feb 22nd--Bison Time- Specials Day-Monday

March 1st-Bison Time- Specials Day-Wednesday

March 6th- Core Essential-Individuality--wear orange

Family Night--No Homework

March 7th--Principal's Advisory Council Meeting at 7:55 Science Lab

March 8th- FIELD DAY @ PHS - End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

March 11th-15th SPRING BREAK

March 18th-4th Grading Period Begins

March 22nd-Report Cards Go Home-Bison Time-Specials Day-Thursday

March 28th-Late Night Book Fair

March 29th-Bison Time--Specials Day-Monday

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Federal School Report Card Information

Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at or

Bully Prevention Information

“Report bullying anonymously through the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line.”

“Need help using the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line? Check this out.”

“Do you know how to recognize bullying behavior? Watch this video.”

“Katy ISD has rigorous bullying prevention policies. What are they?”

“There is no place for bullying in Katy ISD. Check out this video that describes physical and
verbal bullying.”

“Cyberbullying has no place in our schools. See what it may look like.”

“What is social bullying?”

Can you Volunteer? Have we got Opportunities for you?!

Please click on the link below to hear about volunteer opportunities for the Spring Semester at Bethke. Our volunteer coordinator, Kalee Harper has created this video for you!

Did you know we have a volunteer room?

Lunch Visitors Please Read!

Seating at lunch is extremely limited in our cafeteria for visitors due to continued increases in student enrollment.

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.

Lunch visitors are restricted to parents/step-parents/guardians, non-school aged siblings, grandparents (with written permission from the parent) and campus mentors per GKC (REGULATION). Visitors do not include aunts, uncles, or neighbors.

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.

PTA Information and Website

Bethke PTA Website:

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!

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