March 22, 2020

Welcome Back to Online School!

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Hello from Mrs. Lowery!

Hello Bethke Family,

I hope you are doing well, staying safe and adjusting to our "new normal" for the next few weeks. I want to assure you, our district and staff have been working to ensure that our students stay connected to school and their learning during this changing world health situation. Our teachers are amazing and they are anxious to see your kids! I know their first few online meetings will be filled with smiles and laughter!

I know we are all adjusting and trying to make things as comfortable and normal as possible, when it seems everything has changed. I spent most of my day today clearing out a spot for what will become my "home office" much like your students.

Should you have questions or concerns at anytime, please reach out to me via email at . I will be popping into some on the online learning environments and hope to have some videos and information to share with students soon.

I will continue to send out this newsletter each Sunday with information to keep you informed, but please do not hesitate to reach out!

Stay Well!

Carrie Lowery


Bethke Elementary

Week One Online Choice Boards

For our first week of online instruction, students are invited to access an online choice board. There are 14 activities for each grade level and students can pick how and when to complete the activities. This week is all about reconnecting and making sure students have access, so the material should be a review, and use resources your student should be familiar with. The choice board will need to be accessed in Chrome and can be found in the email you received or on the Katy ISD website under Parents and Elementary Online Learning.

The activities for next week have been posted!

Here is the link:

Parent and Student Resources

The picture below is of the parent and student resources that you should have received. This helps answer questions like: where do we find activities, how do we access this if we don't have a device, where can we find cheaper internet, etc. If you did not receive this document and you would like it resent, please email us and we will get it to you.

It is important that your email is correct, as much of our communication will be going out this way. If you are not receiving information, please let Mrs. Suarez know by contacting her at

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Stay Connected with your Teacher through Zoom!

As we begin online learning, it will be important to stay connected to your teacher and the class! Each teacher will hold "office hours" for an hour each morning and an hour each afternoon. These will not be required, but will be a time to ask questions, share learning and stay connected. Each teacher will be sending a letter to you via email with their "office hours" and the link that you will use to access the online interaction.
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Bethke Bison Coloring Share!

One of our parents suggested that each student print off this color sheet of a bison and share it on social media. You can tag Bethke on Facebook or Twitter and share with your friends. Hopefully, we'll be able to hang them in the hallways of our wonderful school soon!
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Join the Bethke PTA

Guess what?! You can join the Bethke PTA today! Skip the crowds and eliminate the paperwork by signing up online! The funds from membership fees are used for various programs and activities, including the kids’ favorite BISON TIME! We are also trying to get some new playground equipment for our growing Bison family!

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!

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