December 3, 2017

BISON TIME SHOWCASE for 3rd-5th Grades!

We would like to invite you to come share in our Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders excitement as they showcase their finalized projects this Friday, December 8th from 8:45-9:30 am at Bethke Elementary. Our students have done an amazing job working collaboratively and problem solving to complete these wonderful projects which will make a positive impact on our community. We are so proud of their hard work and our fabulous PTA for providing the funds to support these projects.

Please follow the form link to RSVP.

The weather is getting colder!

We are expected to receive some cooler weather this week! It is a good time to check your student's jackets and coats to be sure their names are in them. This helps us return them if they are left at school. Our lost and found area is right outside the gym.

Kendra Scott Pop-Up Success:

Thank you to everyone who came to support our PTA during the Kendra Scott Pop-Up Shop. They will be donating over $900 to the Bethke PTA which will be used to help fund events for our students. We appreciate your support!

New Tardy Procedure Beginning in January!

Remember that students must be in the building by 8:20 to avoid being tardy.

Beginning on January 3rd, students who earn more than 5 tardies will be asked to arrive at school early for a morning detention. Parents will be notified in writing if their student is approaching this consequence.

Also, our doors automatically lock at 8:20, so you must walk your student in if they are arriving after that time.

We appreciate your help in getting our students to school on time.

Is your student GT?

Katy ISD students in grades 1-4 can be referred for screening for the 2018-2019 gifted and talented program. Parents must complete a Parent Checklist which can be obtained from the student's school or from the Katy ISD website.

The deadline for completing and returning the Parent Checklist is December 6, 2017. Checklists which are not returned by the deadline will not be screened for service for the 2018-2019 school year. The State of Texas requires that various types of measures be used to identify students for gifted programs which includes observations and standardized tests. The program for elementary students consists of a one-day pullout in the Challenge classroom with a teacher trained in gifted education.

Parents may contact campus counselors, elementary Challenge teachers, or G/T facilitators if they have additional questions. They can visit the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics webpage for more information. ​​ GT Parent Awareness 2017-18 (English) GT Parent Awareness 2017 18 (Spanish)

Upcoming Events!

12/4 Principal Coffee @ 9:00

12/5 Bethke Spelling Bee @ 8:30

12/6 Core Essential--Generosity--wear green!

12/7 Choir Concert 5:30

12/8 BISON TIME SHOWCASE (3-5) @ 8:45

12/11 CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

12/15 Winter Parties--EARLY DISMISSAL @ 12:40

12/18-1/2 Winter Break

1/3 School Resumes

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