September 23, 2021
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28th - PTO Meeting, zoom 7:00pm *
29th - Principal Chat, 5:00 pm
6th - International Walk + Roll to School Day*
6th - Dinner Night Out at Panera *
7th - TAG Parent Night, 6:00 pm Zoom link will be sent out in October
20th - Conferences on Zoom, There IS School this day
21st - Conferences on Zoom, No School
22nd - Teacher Work Day, No School
* See detailed information below
School Birthday Policy
We've had several inquiries about birthday celebrations at school. I wasn't able to find a written policy for Bethany and all schools have slightly different rules. In my 23 years in schools, I have seen a variety of policies and the impact on individual students and the class as a whole.
For a variety of reasons, including health, safety (COVID and allergies), disruption to instructional time, and hurt feelings, we will NOT be celebrating individual student birthdays at school. Teachers acknowledge students with birthdays in a variety of ways (class singing, a sticker, birthday pencil, special jobs, etc). We want every child to feel special on their birthday without having a potential negative impact on the rest of the class.
We know the requests to celebrate your child come from such a beautiful and loving place. ❤️One thing you might consider is donating a favorite book to the class library in honor of your child or having them bring a favorite book to be read aloud (arrange with the teacher first). Party invitations may not be distributed at school (even if they are for the whole class). Thank you for understanding.
P.S. We've ordered birthday ribbons so that we may celebrate each child in the office. We'll catch up with the September birthdays we've already missed! 😉
We encourage you to send this campaign out to your family and friends. The BEF New Project Match will match your contribution to this project dollar-for-dollar, up to $500.
Bethany Spirit Wear
Click here for the school store: Bethany Store
Lunch Time At Bethany
For COVID Safety reasons, we have students eating outside
Dry Conditions: We have three separate grass areas that we are using, with each class in a designated spot.
Wet / Windy Conditions: We will continue to eat outside, undercover. Below is a picture of our lunch time yesterday when it began to rain. We are able to have each class separated, and keep social distancing for eating.
Please make sure to send a coat with your child on cold days.
Currently we are using gym mats, buckets and a few vinyl mats to help keep students off of the ground. We have ordered supplies to make vinyl mats for all of our students.
We are so thankful for the parents who have been cutting vinyl, as they received big billboard rolls and have cut them up into squares. (See the pictures below). This has not been an easy task, so please accept our sincere thanks for all you have done.
Volunteering at Bethany
Volunteers are a very important part of Bethany. The DIstrict is looking at limited volunteer opportunities in the building, we will keep you updated as we receive more information.
All volunteers need to have a background check completed by the District, in order to work around our students. This includes classroom volunteers, going on field trips, classroom pary planners, Jog-A-Thon help etc.
We would encourage you to click on the link below and do your volunteer background check now. If you wait until the District begins to allow volunteers into the building, there might be a wait of a few weeks before you are able to help.
IMPORTANT: On August 19, Governor Kate Brown announced that all volunteers must provide proof of vaccination or complete a medical or religious exemption to volunteer in any K-12 school.
- New Volunteers: You'll be asked to upload your vaccination card or an exemption form.
- Current Volunteers: log onto your myimpactpage.com account. Go to the "My Profile" tab on the upper right, click on "Additional Information" and then select "Beaverton School District." Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find the COVID Vaccination section. From here, you can upload your vaccination card. If you need an exemption form, click on the "i" icon and download the form. After it's completed, it can be uploaded in this same area.
Please complete your student's Online Verification as soon as possible.
Only 68% of BSD families have completed this annual process, far fewer than in past years.
In ParentVUE, click on the Family Updates and New Student Enrollment tab in the top right corner to start the verification process. (Those who have a mailing address outside of the District, such as interdistrict transfers, won’t be able to verify online and will receive a paper form from their schools.)
If you haven’t activated your ParentVUE account or if you’re having difficulty logging in, please contact your school. If you’ve forgotten your ParentVUE password, please follow these instructions to reset.
International Walk + Roll to School Day
International Walk + Roll to School Day
On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:
- 1. Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.
- 2. More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.
- 3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.
- 4. Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.
- 5. Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.
- For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
The BSPTO Staff Appreciation is in the process of collecting all of the Bethany staff's favorite things. If you would like to know what your teacher's preferences are, please email Benita and Bintu at email@example.com.
********** PTO Updates **********
Dinner Night Out at Panera
- Wednesday, October 6th
- 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Panera Bread at 7202 NE Cornell Road
Panera will donate back 20% of sales from Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to Bethany Elementary School PTO!
You can participate in this fundraiser by:
- Take out
- Pick up
Panera Bread will accept your order in several ways:
- Phone Call
- Restaurant Website
- Storefront Walk-in
MORE INFORMATION: RSVP & all details here: https://grouprai.se/f199958
We hope you can join us in eating out for a good cause!
P.S. Please feel free to invite -- and share this event with -- your friends and family.
* * * * * * Reminders & Repeats * * * * * *
School Meals Menu
We offer a vegetarian option at every meal. Please click on the Menus below to find out what entree is vegetarian. You can discuss with your child which item to choose.
For those who bring lunch from home, milk can be purchased separately for 50 cents. You will need to have money in their account or bring money.
- September: Breakfast Menu
- September: Lunch Menu
Help Us Purchase School Supplies
Here are the instructions to follow, once you are in the system:
- Click on your student’s name
- Click on school Items
- Click on the correct grade
- Click on school supplies
Friendly Reminder About Pets
Keep Connected to What Is Happening
Here are 3 ways to stay up to date on important Bethany information.
The Bobcat Blast is our weekly Newsletter. You will receive it in your email on Thursdays. Please be sure to read it weekly.
Following us on Facebook.
We also keep our website up to date, so you can always check there for important information
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.