Bethune Academy's Parent Newsletter

Principal: Robin Hewitt A.P. Lucus Wilkins

September Newsletter

Building Leaders Through S.T.E.M.

September Updates

Dear Parents,

Have you given in to the fall season and bought a pumpkin spice latte yet? September brings a change of season and into a little over a month into school.

Our Cadets have been working on systems and routines to assist in creating a positive culture and climate. Routines are now established both in the classroom and at home, helping to balance our students’ full plates of homework, sports, family time, reading, play and more.

Our teachers have been working collaboratively to create engaging and enriching experiences for our Cadets. Students participated in our STEM Day in August. Cadets in K-5 participated in differentiated Hands on Science Experience using the 5 E Model in Science (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.) Please see highlights below of the experiences.

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

Guidance Corner-- Mrs. Williams

Counselor’s Corner

Hello Bethune Academy families. My name is Nicole Williams, and I am new to BA this year. I have been an educator for over twenty years working as a teacher, STEM specialist and counselor. I am originally from Alabama and I have lived in Florida for six years. Serving children and families are very important to me and I am committed to supporting the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. I look forward to getting to know all our students and families.

Cadet of the Month — This is an initiative to build and recognize good character. Each month, we will focus on a specific character trait. Teachers will identify two students from their classroom each month who have exemplified the character trait of focus. Parents can participate in the Cadet of the Month program in two ways. First, they can complete the attached ticket highlighting the students use of the trait at home and they can virtually be present for the recognition ceremony at the end of the month. Students receive a certificate and a special recognition treat.

Character Traits for September & Action Tickets

Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 3pm

Bethune Academy's Media Center

We are excited to kick off our Scholastic Book Fair with our students and parents.

Please assist us with the Book Fair, by providing your child with the exact amount on a check. We do not have change of bills over $20.00.

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