BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

April 28, 2019

You can NOW TRACK YOUR CHILD'S BUS!

In keeping with the Katy ISD Mission, we continue to strive to be the leader in educational excellence. To that end, your campus has been selected to participate in the Katy ISD GPS Bus Tracking Pilot Program. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are navigation systems that allow the Transportation Department to electronically track buses. This pilot program will allow parents whose students are currently eligible bus riders to download the EDULOG Parent Portal Lite mobile app in order to track their child’s bus.


After downloading EDULOG’s Parent Portal Lite mobile app, parents can track their child’s bus and watch it move on a map while it is on its route. Additionally, parents will be able to locate their child’s bus in real-time and even set up ALERT ZONE notifications. Instructions related to the installation of the application are attached. You will need a “Campus Code” to access your child’s bus information. Your Campus Code is: 67048402


With this campus code, you can download the Edulog Lite app from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple Store, follow the attached directions, and start tracking your student’s bus.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Lisa Clark at MelissaLClark@katyisd.org.

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PLEASE DO NOT DROP STUDENTS OFF ON THE STREET!

Many parents are dropping their students off on the street and then students are walking to the front of the school. We ask that you DO NOT do this. It is unsafe for your children and those driving on Ventana Lakes Parkway. The car rider has been empty as early as 8:05, and that is the safest way to deliver your student to school.


PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR OWN CHILD AND OTHERS AT RISK!



Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming!

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 6th-10th. We have an amazing staff at Bethke!This is a great time to let your child's teacher know how much you appreciate all they have done this year. Show them how much you value them!

Music Program and School-Wide Art Show on May 2nd!

It’s Time to Celebrate the Arts at Bethke!

Process, Performance and Product. Why?

Why do we encourage our students to engage in the process of creating, to produce a product and to perform?

  • Fine Arts develops our critical thinking ability where we learn problem solving skills.

  • Fine Arts encourages collaboration as we share ideas and materials.

  • Fine Arts provides opportunities to communicate in a variety of ways.

  • Final note…Fine Arts are fun!

Please join us on Thursday, May 2, 2019, for our

School Wide Art Show

and 4th grade Music program

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Our celebration begins at 5:30 with the 4th grade Music program followed by an opportunity to browse through our school hallways and view our student art exhibit. Every student will have an artwork on display. Also, there will be a Treasure Map for students to participate in an art scavenger hunt.

As you stroll through the hallways you will see 3 chairs available for Silent Auction. Have your mobile device ready to place a bid on one of these chairs painted by our 4th grade Art Guild students. All proceeds will help support our budget for art supplies. Take a look here at their creative progress:

Awards Schedule

The schedule for awards is in our upcoming events. We will be modifying our awards ceremony and will only be recognizing a few of our awards in the ceremony. Not all students will receive an award during the awards ceremony. Each grade level will be hosting a celebration after the awards ceremony, which is where the majority of awards will be presented. Your child's teacher will be sending more information soon.
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Upcoming Events:

April 29th--Principal's Coffee @ 9:00, CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

May 1st-Core Essential Perseverance--Wear Green--REPTILE SHOW!
May 2nd & 3rd--PTA Glow Run Fundraiser--during PE Classes

May 2nd--4th Grade Musical & School Wide Art Show @ 5:30

May 3rd--Specials Day Wednesday

May 4th--RDR Final Race

May 6th--Spirit Night @ Casa Vera

May 6th-May 10th--TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

May 8th--School Nurse Day

May 10th--KInder Mommy Spa Day, Specials Day-Thursday

May 13th -May 17th--CAMPUS CLOSED TO VISITORS STAAR WEEK

May 13th--STAAR--3rd (Math), 4th (Math), 5th (Math ReTest)

May 14th--STAAR--3rd (Reading), 4th (Reading), 5th (Reading ReTest)

May 15th--STAAR--5th (Science) and make-ups

May 16th--STAAR Make-Ups

May 17th--STAAR Make-Ups

May 19th-May 24th-Educational Bosses' Week

May 21st--Kinder Awards @ 12:00, 5th Grade EOY Ice Cream Social @ 2:45

May 22nd--Awards: 4th @ 9:35, 3rd @ 10:30, 1st @ 1:00, 2nd @ 2:00

May 23rd--LAST DAY OF SCHOOL--Early Dismissal @ 12:40

5th Awards @ 10:00

Report Cards go Home

Check out this Bully Prevention Video!

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Bully Prevention Information

“Report bullying anonymously through the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line.”

https://tinyurl.com/y75zd5lm

“Need help using the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line? Check this out.”

https://tinyurl.com/y9oymhqo

“Do you know how to recognize bullying behavior? Watch this video.”

https://tinyurl.com/yary4r8e

“Katy ISD has rigorous bullying prevention policies. What are they?”

https://tinyurl.com/y8s6dlc3

“There is no place for bullying in Katy ISD. Check out this video that describes physical and
verbal bullying.”

https://tinyurl.com/ybjyw7to

“Cyberbullying has no place in our schools. See what it may look like.”

https://tinyurl.com/y79k4c7x

“What is social bullying?”

https://youtu.be/Beo9hq1eoIM

PTA Information and Website


Bethke PTA Website:


www.bethke.my-pta.org

Bethke Staff Shout Outs!

We have a wonderful staff here at Bethke. Why not give a "Shout Out!" to a staff member who deserves celebrating? Click on the link below!


https://goo.gl/forms/8B2LzMDRkmKw4Flm2

"The strength of the Bison is the Herd, and the strength of the Herd is the Bison! "