Bobcat Blast

January 27, 2022

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Principal's Message

Dear Bethany Families,

I have LOVED being healthy this week and back at school with your amazing children. The warmth and light of the sun has lifted everyone's spirits this week, and I'm feeling very optimistic about a decline in positive COVID cases at Bethany. Thank you for remaining vigilant in monitoring symptoms and communicating with the office regarding absences and illnesses.

I would like to invite everyone to join the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm on Zoom. We always love to see new faces and encourage everyone to tune in and connect with the school community. Everyone is welcome at Bethany and everyone belongs. 🙂

I want to take a moment to recognize the dedication and contributions of our Custodial Foreman, Allen De La Batalla. Congratulations are in order as Allen has accepted a position at Aloha Huber Park K-8, a promotion, and a school that is much closer to his home.

Friday (Tomorrow) will be his last day at Bethany. Best wishes to Allen; he will be missed! (There is no news yet on who the replacement will be. I'll keep you posted).

Take care -

Ms. Rosenquist


Important Dates

  • 27th - Jog-a-thon Committee Zoom meeting, 7:00pm


  • 1st - PTO Meeting, 7:00pm zoom
  • 4th - Grading Day, No School
  • 21st - Holiday, No School
  • 22nd - Staff Work Day, No School


  • 1st - PTO Meeting, 7:00pm zoom
  • 21-25 Spring Break
  • 31 - Kindergarten Orientation, 3:30 pm

TONIGHT: BSPTO Jog-A-Thon Zoom Meeting

Are you interested in learning more about the Jog-A-Thon?

Come to the Jog-A-Thon committee meeting tonight.

Jog-a-thon Zoom Meeting

Thursday Jan 27, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time

Meeting ID: 432 247 6781

Passcode: bobcat


Tomorrow Is The Last Day for Dollar Wars!

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Coin containers in the Main Hallway outside the Gym

Each classroom teacher (Kindergarten to 5th grade) and special teachers (PE, Music, STEAM, and Library) will have their own coin container for collecting money located in the main hallway outside the gym.

  • Add Points to your teachers containers by adding pennies and dollar bills.
  • Subtract Points from other teachers by adding silver coins to their container.




Dollar War Update:


We reached our $1000 goal in only 2 days so now Ms. Rosenquist will be getting ready to take a test created by the students. Each class with their teacher, comes up with 5 questions to add to the test. Some classes already have their questions ready to go!

We will continue Dollar Wars until next Friday, January 28th to find out which 3 Teachers end up with the highest total of points and have to wear a silly hat. Right now Ms. Kester, Mrs. Sheehan and Mr. Stewart are currently in the lead but it changes every day. It has been awesome to see the students so excited and even the teachers joining in on the fun!

Dollar Wars is currently at $2,599.90 and we have another $5,000 in the Playground Improvement Fund to go towards the spinner! Our overall goal for Phase 1 (the spinner) is $10,000 which will be explained more in the upcoming weeks. Thank you to everyone who has participated!

If you have any questions, you can email Shannon Poynter at

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Lost and Found

We have found a few important things at school.

  • Found at the crosswalk: A single airpod
  • Found along the building: Grey Baby Ugg shoe (See picture)
  • Found on the playground: Possible wedding band

Please come to the office if these are your items.


OHSU Weekly Testing

Just a friendly reminder that labels must contain both the student's full name and date of birth to be processed by the OHSU lab. Across the district many tests have been cancelled and discarded due to incorrect or no labeling.Printed barcoded labels, with your student's full name and date of birth, have been provided for each family. Please use these labels so OHSU can test all specimens received.

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Green Team Shoe Drive

Got old sneakers? Don’t throw them away! Bring them to school and the Green Team will recycle them. Collection starts January 3rd and goes through the end of the school year.

Volunteers Needed!

Variety Show: We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in producing the Student Variety Show. With COVID still making gathering in large groups complicated , we would like to produce a Variety Show Compilation Video to share with families. Students submit an entry describing their show piece, limit of 20-30 pieces each 2 minutes or less. 5th graders submit entries to be announcers. After school a practice can be held on the school stage and video recording taken of each piece before being compiled and presented via an online video platform to families on a specified date (March/April). Students can also be involved in writing up the Variety Show Program.(Other ideas or expertise for presenting this show to the community are welcome)

Jog-A-Thon: We are looking for volunteers interested in helping to organize the May Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser. Working with Mr. Stoller, come up with a plan for how the jog-a-thon would run, how sponsorships will be taken (99Pledges?/ old school paper forms), prizes/rewards.

Interesetd in learning more about the Jog-A-Thon? Come to the Jog-A-Thon committee meeting on January 27 at 7pm via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 432 247 6781

Passcode: bobcat

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



Rite Aid

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

Stay in the Loop!

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

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Library Corner

Just a quick reminder of the library website! You can pre-shop library books, place books on hold that are already checked out, and view your child's current checkouts.

Please return books to the teacher's classroom bins as soon as you are done - no need to wait for library day!


After-School Activities

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

School Meals Menu

Volunteering at Bethany

COVID Regulations

If your child is presenting with any of the following primary COVID symptoms, a staff member will accompany your child to the school isolation room:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • a New Loss of taste or smell

Students with primary COVID symptoms, will need to have proof of a negative COVID test, or a Doctor's note, or quarantine for 10 days to return to school.