The Bethune Bulletin

"To Engage, Inspire and Educate..."

Week of December 14-18, 2015

Core Beliefs

· Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

· Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

· There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

· With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

· Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Bethune Key Actions

We will use our District's core beliefs and philosophy to develop a culture of feedback and support to increase the quality of instruction.

We will improve the quality of Instruction across all content areas and for each sub-group by engaging students in rigorous work and higher order thinking skills.

We will use data-driven and differentiated instruction to progress monitor and increase student achievement.

We will engage and develop strong relationships with parents, community and volunteers to increase our college and career readiness levels.

Message from Ms. Hernandez

Thank you ALL for a great semester! I know our student data will be a reflection of the extraordinary work you all do on a daily basis. During this upcoming break, enjoy your time with family and friends. Get some rest as you all know the spring semester is fierce. It is pleasure to work with such team of leaders who are advocates for ensuring every student is successful. THANK YOU!

Week at a Glance

ACPs for 3rd-5th

Monday, December 14

Math ACP

Committees after-school:

  • FSAC
  • Attendance

Tuesday, December 15

Reading/Language Arts ACPs

Wednesday, December 16

Science/Social Studies ACPs

Thursday, December 17

Specials Written ACP

Faculty Meeting @ 3:15 pm

PTA Holiday Program

Friday, December 18

Resources for You!


Attendance on Gradespeed before 9:00 a.m.

Lesson Plans due Friday by 8:00 a.m. to CICs

Grades updated on Gradespeed weekly

Please be prompt with picking up and dropping off students before and after lunches.

Upcoming Events

  • January 4th- Teacher workday
  • January 5th- Professional Development/Data Talks
  • January 7th- PK/Kinder Collaborative Planning Day
  • January 8th- 1st grade Collaborative Planning Day
  • January 11th- 2nd grade Collaborative Planning Day
  • January 12- Math 3rd-5th grade Collaborative Planning Day
  • January 13- Reading 3rd-5th grade Collaborative Planning Day
  • January 14- Science/SS 3rd-5th grade Collaborative Planning Day
  • January 14th-PARENT CONFERENCE

A Very Happy Birthday!

Ms. Jeffers-Dec. 23rd
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