Bethune Academy's Parent Newsletter

Principal: Robin Hewitt A.P. Lucus Wilkins

May 25th- June 3rd

212 Degrees... The Extra Degree Makes the Difference

May/June Updates

Dear Parents,

Our Theme this year was 212 Degrees...The Extra Degree Makes the Difference.

We started this year during a pandemic. Our school year begin with half of our students and staff at home learning and teaching in a E-Learning Platform.


This year has been packed with curves and waves of challenges for our students, teachers, parents, and staff. You have met every challenge with tenacity and endurance.

Our parents have continued to give the extra degree as they served as teachers, coaches, support personnel, custodial, and student nutrition support, as students learned at home.

Teachers serviced students in Brick & Mortar, E-Learning, and Hybrid platforms. They continued to push themselves and give "the extra degree." Thank you.


As we look at the year in review, we have just as much to celebrate. Our students have worked hard to meet and exceed their Reading and Math Challenges in A.R. and Quarterly STAR Reading & Math Goals.


We had 104 students who met their A.R. goals this last nine weeks. They were treated to a pizza party celebration. Great work!


They have worked to enhance their foundational understanding of Fast Facts through weekly fast fact checks and celebrations. Our students have engaged in problem solving learning experiences.

We are excited about where we have been and where we are going in the 2021-2022 School Year.


This week and next is full of celebration experiences for our students, parents, and faculty.



Please review the schedule of events and mark your calendars.

Graduation Schedule:

June 1st- 10:00-11:30 a.m. -- Key

12:30- 2:00 p.m. -- Coogler

June 2nd -10:00-11:30 a.m.--- Albert

12:30- 2:00 p.m. ---Eldred

**** Tickets are required to attend

Virtual PTO New Board Meeting for the 2021-2022 School Year- June 1st @ 6p.m.

- If you are interested in being a part of the New Board

YEAR BOOKS ARE GOING FAST!!! THEY ARE IN FULL COLOR FOR ONLY $30.00.

ACT FAST IF YOU WANT A LIMITED COPY!

CONTACT MRS. QUINN IN THE FRONT OFFICE AT 863-421-3334.

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Dates

May 26 -3rd-5th Grade "Glow Party" FSA Incentive

May 27- Spring Virtual Concert 9 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

May 27A.R. Awards Celebration "Pizza Celebration" 4th Nine Weeks

May 28- Last day Face to Face Elearning Special Area Classes

May 28- 5th Grade Graduation Practice

May 28th 5th Grade Graduation Celebration ** Student only

May 31- Memorial Day/ No School


June 1- Graduation - Key 10-11:30 a.m. & Coogler 12:30-2:00 p.m.

June 2- Graduation - Albert 10-11:30 a.m. & Eldred 12:30-2:00 p.m.

June 2- All K-4 End of year Parties at 1:00 p.m.

June 3 STUDENTS LAST DAY OF SCHOOL EARLY RELEASE 12:30 P.M.

June 3- All E-learning Devices must be returned to campus.

May 27th Morning & Evening Spring Concert Zoom Links


Robin Hewitt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Bethune Academy's Spring Morning Concert

Time: May 27, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96527473534?pwd=WU13d0RqREppeDlLeU5VWkh0TDAyZz09


Meeting ID: 965 2747 3534

Passcode: DQZ21f




Robin Hewitt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Bethune Academy's Evening Spring Concert

Time: May 27, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94481517216?pwd=d2FzdFZTamJtRXZsRitxaVhwVTNPUT09


Meeting ID: 944 8151 7216

Passcode: niyfE8

Summer Bridge Opportunites


Research shows that students lose 2 years of learning after a lack of Reading and academic focus after 2 months of Summer. It’s called the "Summer Slide."

We are working to provide enrichment and bridging gaps for our students this Summer. They have lost so much during this pandemic and we want to set them up for success.



Summer Challenge- All students will be given a Reading Log. Students who complete their Reading Logs with a brief summary of the books they read will be invited to a special ice cream party in the Fall. Students will receive toppings of choice.


Please review the opportunities below for Remediation and Enrichment.


*** Rising Kindergarten students have Summer packets and resources in the front office.

Summer Learning Packets are located below for rising 1st-5th grade students.

These packets are for the duration of Summer. Students can work at their own pace. They are lengthy but provide opportunities for students to stay connected with learning. The packets are a resource for our families. They are voluntary.

Parents, you do not need to print packets. Students can access the resources online and use a notebook or notebook paper to record their learnings.


We have also provided you with limitless Summer opportunities for our students to stay connected.