Bobcat Blast

February 2, 2023

Reminder: No School Tomorrow


Calendar - Important Dates


  • 2 - Jog-A-Thon Meeting, 7:00pm - TONIGHT
  • 3 - No School, Grading Day
  • 6 - PTO Coffee and Chat, 8:05am
  • 9 - PTO Meeting
  • 20 - No School, Holiday
  • 21 - Staff Development Day
  • 24 - PTO Family Game Night, 6:00 pm
  • 27 - 5th Grade Fly-Up to Five Oaks, More info to come

Jog-A-Thon Meeting Tonight

Interested in helping with this year's Jog-a-Thon? Many hands make light work of this important annual fundraising event. Join us for our first meeting tonight, Feb 2, at 7pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 432 247 6781
Passcode: Bobcat2023

PTO Coffee and Chat - Monday

Come join the PTO for Coffee and Donuts on Monday after dropping of your kids at school.

Where: Cafeteria

When: Monday, Feb 6 at 8:05 am-8:35am

Why: for fun, to chat with other parents over a warm cup of coffee and a sweet donut.

Dollar Wars Update

Our students raised $4290 over the last month.

Our winning teachers wore their hats this week. Mr. Kelley was out sick, so his substitute Ms. Otness wore his hat. Thank you to Ms. Otness, Mrs. Springer, Mrs. Sheehan and Mr. Cushman for being good sports. Mr. Cushman coordinated his total outfit today with his hat.

Everyone enjoyed seeing them each time they were in the hall.


OBOB Update

We are continuing with Pool Play to find the top scoring 8. teams from our school. We will start Elimination round on February 9th.


Attention 5th Grade Parents

Five Oaks Virtual Family Night
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Are you looking for a fun way to volunteer at school?

Art Lit is always in need of more volunteers. Can you hand out papers and use scissors? You do not need to be artistic to help. The lessons and art projects are already prepared. It is so much fun to watch the kids get excited about doing an art project and to see their creative abilities shine. If you are comfortable presenting the lesson to the class, there is a training each month we do an art lit lesson. If you are not comfortable with that, you can just show up the day of the lesson and help out. The kids love it when the art lit cart shows up in their classroom.

Contact Julie at or Danielle at if you are interested in helping.

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Do you work for Nike!

We need the names of any Nike employees who have donated time and/or money to the school. We need to include the names on our application for a Nike grant to pay for a large chunk of the playground improvements. You've already donated - all we need now is your name!

Please click here to add your name to the list.

Thank you for your support!

Bethany Spirit Wear Sale

It's cold out there! Grab a Bethany beanie on sale this week. All Bethany hats—beanies, baseball caps, and more—are just $21.99 through Sunday! Visit

Leave a Lasting Print at Bethany Elementary!

With each $150 donation your personal message will be etched on a charm and permanently hung on the central fence of Bethany Elementary School Playground. The money raised will go towards funding playground improvements and future PTO projects!

Complete this google form to secure your charm. A member of the PTO will contact you to confirm your charm text and arrange payment.

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Immunization Exclusion Day

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please note that Immunization Exclusion Day is FEBRUARY 15, 2023. Your child's immunizations must be up to date by this day. According to Oregon state law, no student will be allowed to attend school if immunizations have not been completed. All absences will be considered unexcused.

Please see the flyer below for Student Immunization Clinic opportunities.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AnnMarie McLeod at

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Too Sick for School reminder

Please read the District guidelines for sending students to school.
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Reporting An Absence

Please remember to include the office in any communications regarding your child's absences. You may leave a message on the attendance line at 503-356-2035 or email Mrs. McLeod at

The most important information to include in these communications is:

  1. Child's name
  2. ID number (their library number)
  3. Teacher
  4. Date of absence
  5. Reason for absence

Community Opportunities

Public Library Events

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Technology Open Lab
Winter Session: Tuesdays January 24, February 14, February 28, March 14
1-3pm | Cedar Mill Library

Need help getting started with e-books, adding an app to your smartphone or updating your email contacts? Volunteers will be available at Open Lab to answer questions. Bring your own computer, tablet, cellphone or e-reader with you to get assistance or use one of our laptops to practice.

Drop-in sessions, no registration is required, but there is limited space each session.


Walk and Roll Contest

4th Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest

Safe Routes to School invites all Beaverton Elementary School Classes, Kindergarten through 5th grade, to participate in our January Art Contest. Each elementary school teacher has been sent the instructions for students to create a Safe Routes to School piece of art that displays safe walking or rolling to school. A winner will be chosen for each grade, K-5th across the district. Each winner will receive a prize bag with items to help safely travel to school. A grand prize winner will also receive a new scooter and helmet. All submissions are due by January 31st. Ask your teacher for more details.

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Bethany Social Media

We are on Social Media! We have been posting fun pictures and videos, so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. You can click on the links below and still see the posts without having these apps.

We are in the process of taking pictures from different areas of the school. We may post pictures or videos, but there will be no names associated with the pictures. If you would prefer that we don't publish a picture of your child, please send me an email to: