August 19, 2018

Great First Week!

We had a great first week at Bethke! Students are already beginning to learn and grow together! We appreciate your patience with the bus and car rider line. It does get better every day! Getting over 1,300 kiddos out safely and efficiently is no easy task, but if we work together, we can get it done!

Please access the parent handbook online by visiting You'll find lots of resources on our website, including the school calendar which has all of our major events already posted. There are also links to helpful parent resources.

Don't forget to have students wear their Monday Bethke Grade Level Shirts tomorrow if they have one!

A Couple of Quick Parent Tips!

This week students will walk to class by themselves. We will have monitors in the hallways to help guide them to their classes.

Lunches---If you need to deliver lunch, you'll have to RAPTOR in and deliver it to the table by the gym. Your student won't be called down to get their lunch. Door Dash! :)

Early Check Out--Students needing to leave early must be checked out by 3:10. There are no check-outs after this time as we begin dismissal and it makes it very hectic, and unsafe.

Students who are checked out early receive a partial day absence, so be sure to bring a note if you are making a doctor's appointment.

Changes of transportation should only happen occasionally. When students constantly have a different way home, they get confused. Changes must be made in WRITING, and sent to the school in the morning. We cannot make changes to transportation over the phone or by email. You can fax a note, but it must have a copy of your ID as well. It is recommended that if you fax it, you call to be sure it was received.

Other policies and procedures can be found in the parent handbook which is located on our website, or copies are available in the front office.

**Special Project** What are your Goals for 2018-2019?

A new year means new beginnings and a time for new goals.

We'd like to decorate our hallway with photos of our families and include the goals you have for your student.

We are asking each family to bring a 4x6 picture of your family to Meet the Teacher. You'll give this to one of your child's teachers and also write a goal for your student on a piece of paper we provide. We'll hang our Bethke Family Photos and the goals in our main hallway for everyone to enjoy.

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Upcoming Events:

August 22nd--Core Essential Day--Celebrating Wisdom Wear Silver

August 24th--Specials Day Tuesday

August 28th -- Fourth Grade Parent Orientation @ 5:30

Sept. 3rd-- Labor Day HOLIDAY

Sept 4th-- 5th Grade Parent Orientation 5:30

5th Grade Choir Parent Meeting 6:30

Sept 5th--Core Essentials--Initiative--Wear Khaki

Sept 6th-- 1st & 2nd Grade Parent Orientation 5:30

Sept 7th-- Specials Day--Wednesday

Sept 11th-- RDR Parent Meeting 5:30

Sept 12th--Family Night, NO HOMEWORK

Sept 13th-- Kinder and Third Grade Parent Orientation 5:30

Sept 14th-- Specials Day--Thursday

Sept 19th-- Progress Reports Go Home

Sept 20th-- WATCH DOG Kick off 5:30

Sept 21st-- Bison Time Begins!

Sept 27th-- Kinder PE Night 5:30

Sept 28th-- Specials Day Tuesday

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Grade Level Shirts!

At Bethke, we wear "grade level shirts" on Mondays to celebrate a new week. These are also worn on field trips, etc. Grade Level Shirts can be purchased for $15.00 or at the front office during the school year! The grade level colors are posted below.
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More Parent Pick Up Information!

Please click the link below for more information about the parent pick-up line.

New Traffic Flow Patter for Parent Pick-up and Drop-Off

With our increased size, it has become necessary for us to "double stack" cars in the parent line. Please make sure to stay in your lane. We appreciate your cooperation and help with these new procedures.
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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!

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