Bobcat Blast

March 31

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Principal's Messages

Dear Bethany Families,


Spring is in the air! Our first week back has been filled with JOY and excitement to be reunited with friends and using the new playground Spinner (see video below)!


Preparations are being made for the Jog-a-thon and Variety Show. Fifth Graders have completed forecasting for middle school and discussions about end-of-year celebrations are underway. I am trying to stay grounded in the present and appreciate each day, while simultaneously planning and preparing for future events and even next year. It's a daily struggle that I'm sure you experience as well.


Speaking of the future, I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE and INVITE you to attend the BSD Bond Presentation on April 5th at 7:00 pm on zoom. Shellie Bailey-Shaw will be presenting information about the Bond that will be on the upcoming ballot and how it will impact Bethany Elementary specifically, and our school district as a whole. The presentation should only last about 20-30 minutes. Please attend if you can. See below for more details.


Warmly,

Ms. Rosenquist

School Bond Information

On May 17, voters in the Beaverton School District will be asked to decide on a $723-million proposed bond. We want you to fully understand what's included in the proposed bond and why. Please watch this short video. Then head to our bond website to see what proposed projects are planned for our school.


Bethany Bond Presentation

Tuesday, April 5th

7:00 pm


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 827 5520 5412

Passcode: bobcats

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Kindergarten Orientation TODAY

If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall, please plan to join us for Kindergarten Orientation today from 3:15 - 4:30

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Calendar - Important Dates

March
  • 31st - Kindergarten Orientation, 3:15 pm


April

  • 1st - Spirit Wear Store Launch (Information below)
  • 5th - School Bond Meeting (Information Above)
  • 8th - Bobcat Blast Kick-Off Assembly
  • 12th - PTO Meeting, 7:00pm zoom
  • 12th - Noodles & Company Fundraiser
  • 14th - No School (Staff Work Day)
  • 15th - No School (Grading Day)
  • 19th - Early Release
  • 22-23 - Virtual Variety Show
  • 27-28 - Parent Teacher Conferences (More Information Soon)
  • 29th - No School (Staff Work Day)


May

  • 4 - Bike to School Day
  • 6 - Bobcat BLAST Jog-A-Thon

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Attention 5th grade parents

AVID is an elective class designed to prepare students for admission to a four-year university after graduation from high school. AVID is for students who want to go to college and are willing to work hard to get there.


During AVID, students learn how to keep their schoolwork organized and how to take good notes. Students have tutorial groups twice a week with tutors who help with difficult subjects. AVID students also visit college campuses and local businesses to learn more about the choices available after high school. Feel free to watch this video (https://youtu.be/8M19gNyZ5bs) to learn more about AVID. Interested students will need to complete an application (bit.ly/BSDAVIDApp) and ask their teacher to submit a recommendation

OHSU Test Kits

Just a Reminder: Our OHSU pick-up is around 9:30 on Mondays. If students turn them in after 9:30, we have to throw them away.

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Thank You For Your Donations

Over Spring Break the Omni Spinner was installed on the playground! It has proven to be very popular. Please click on the link below for a video.


Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts to make it happen! We look forward to more improvements on the Bethany Playground to come!

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Note from our Social Worker

Hello Families!

The Washington County Department of Health and Human Services facilitates quarterly groups for parents/caregivers and their children, ages 10-14. In these groups, parents/caregivers learn strategies that help effective parenting for young teens while the children develop positive ways to handle stress, anger, and peer pressure. Please see the attached fliers for more information about the groups and how to register.


Thank you!--Michelle Schimpke, School Social Worker

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Yearbooks

The Yearbook Team is busy working on the yearbook for this year. They would love to have parents send in photos from school activities. Did you take a picture during Character Dress Up, collecting coins for the Dollar Wars, Walking to School, etc?


Please send the photos to yearbook@bspto.org

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Netxt PTO Meeting

Plan to join us on April 12th @ 7:00pm

Bobcat Jog-A-Thon

Our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser returns this year on May 6th! In addition to being our largest fundraising event of the year, the Jog-A-Thon is also a student favorite, featuring prizes, music, and fun


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


Pledge Envelope Preparation- Monday April 4th @ 12:30pm

15-20 volunteers needed to help prepare the pledge envelopes for the Jog-A-Thon.


JOG-A-THON Event Day - May 6th

  • Are you available Friday, May 6th?
  • Planning to volunteer on the day of the run and support your child


We need 100+ volunteers to help on the day of the Jog-A-Thon
Check the volunteer website for the latest updates

Sign-up for 1 or more shifts or for the whole day!!


Contact Kellie Slee at volunteer.coordinator@bspto.org or Mike Glasser at jog.a.thon-lead@bspto.org


** All volunteers need to first complete an application and background check to create a profile in the system. Once a profile is created, volunteers will be able to update personal information, view and sign-up for open volunteer needs, and communicate directly with the school Volunteer Coordinator.


IMPORTANT: All volunteers must provide proof of vaccination or complete a medical or religious exemption to volunteer in any K-12 school. As part of the volunteer application process, you'll be asked to upload your vaccination card or an exemption form.

PTO Budget Committee Meetings

April 7 from 6-8 pm via Zoom

April 26 from 6-8 pm via Zoom


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/3417494608?pwd=TWdKSDBGWEpSRTMrQVIxNFNQdnRUdz09

Meeting ID: 341 749 4608

Passcode: Bobcats22

Committee Meetings

April
  • 11th - Playground Improvement Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
  • 21st - Jog-A-Thon Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • 25th - Playground Improvement Committee Meeting, 7:00pm Zoom

Noodles & Company Dinner Night Out

Please join us on April 12, 4:00 - 8:00


25% of all qualifying online and in-restaurant sales will go directly to the BSPTO.

Order on the app or online and apply the coupon code, “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code line at checkout. When ordering in-restaurant mention the BSPTO or present the flyer below upon placing your order prior to paying.

Noodles & Company Fundraising Night Location:
7216 NE Cornell Rd,
Hillsboro, OR97124

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Our Spiritwear Shop is open!

The big launch will be from April 11th to May 1st, where everyone will get 25% off any purchases and free shipping on orders over $50.


This month they have a spring sale on March 21st to April 3rd with 25% off purchases and free shipping on orders over $75.


They ship to your home address and shipping takes about 2 weeks. All purchases will give 10% back to the PTO. There are a lot of designs and clothing options so check them out!


Website Link: 1stplace.sale/77425

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Green Team Sneaker Recycling

Recycle your old/new/slightly worn sneakers and earn money for Bethany. Look for the bin outside the front doors and drop your unwanted sneakers in it.

Stay in the Loop!

Text @BSPTO21 to 81010 to stay up to date on all the latest news from the BSPTO!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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Spring's Steps to Bicycle Safety

With more people itching to get outside to walk and bike, it’s a good time to review the rules to ensure everyone’s safety. Be sure to review the best routes to use and if biking, check the bike’s condition before you head out. This short video, “ABC Quick Check” can help!


Here are a few steps to remember:

● Always wear your helmet

● Ride in the same direction as traffic, not against traffic.

● Be visible. Wear a bright jacket or add

reflective material or blinking lights to increase visibility.

● Stay alert and ride predictably, in a straight line.

● If riding on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, ride at walking speed and be prepared to walk your bike when it gets busy or at the request of crossing guards. Be always mindful of pedestrians and aware of traffic.

● Don’t assume that drivers see you – always watch for cars making turns or backing out of driveways. Learn bicycle safety skills in a class or ask Safe Routes to School to give a lesson at your school!

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Kindergarten and 2022/23 School Year Registration

You are now able to register students for the 2022-23 school year.


If your student is currently attending Bethany, you do not need to enroll them, they will automatically roll up to the next grade.


For more Information, about Kindergarten please click HERE


To Register online, please click HERE

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* * * * * * Reminders & Repeats * * * * * *

Preschool at Bonny Slope

Bonny Slope is an inquiry-based learning school that welcomes the opportunity to have a PreK in our school! We believe that children learn best through playful learning. It is this type of learning that supports our students with problem-solving and life-related skills, known as Habits of Mind. It is the focus on these skills such as persisting, listening, and understanding with empathy, thinking and communicating with clarity, taking responsible risks, creating, imagining, and innovating that is needed to be successful in kindergarten and ultimately throughout their educational experience.


Priority is given to students who qualify for free preschool based on a family's income level at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines as well as other qualifying questions on our Interest Form.


Any spots that are not filled by September 9th will be open to families who pay tuition based on our waitlist of submitted Interest Forms. Please fill out an Interest Form to start the process for PreK for 2022-2023.

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/early-learning/pre-k


If you have any questions, feel free to call the Bonny Slope Elementary office:

503.356.2040

School Meals Menu

After-School Activities

BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use.


Cans / Bottles For Kids

We are collecting cans / bottles to help fund the Playground Improvements. You can pick up Blue bags from the office.


Cans For Kids Info

Shop & Earn Money for Bethany PTO

Did you know that you can donate to the Bethany School PTO, while you are doing your weekly shopping? Please click on the links below for more information on their donation programs.


Fred Meyer


Amazon


eScript


Rite Aid

Volunteering at Bethany