January 27, 2022
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 -
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
Tomorrow Is The Last Day for Dollar Wars!
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.
THE TOP 3 TEACHERS WITH THE MOST POINTS WILL HAVE TO WEAR SILLY HATS
ON MONDAY JANUARY 31ST EVERY TIME THEY LEAVE THEIR CLASSROOM
(FOR EXAMPLE: TO RECESS, LUNCH, THE OFFICE, ETC.)
Dollar War Update:
CONGRATS TO THE STUDENTS BECAUSE WE DID IT!
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 email@example.com.
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.
********** PTO Updates **********
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
Cans / Bottles For Kids
We are collecting cans / bottles to help fund the Playground Improvements. You can pick up Blue bags from the office.
* * * * * * Reminders & Repeats * * * * * *
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!
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:
- 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.