Bobcat Blast

April 28, 2022

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

I hope most of you have had the opportunity to connect with teachers in conferences this week (or next for some of our reschedules). Every child has demonstrated growth so far this year and there are many things to celebrate! Be sure to build on your child's strengths and successes. There are also 7 full weeks of school left to reach their goals. EVERY DAY OF SCHOOL MATTERS.

If children are sick, we want them to stay home, but otherwise, consistent attendance is extremely important. Our THIRD, FOURTH, and FIFTH graders will be starting state testing next week and continuing throughout the month of May. Getting plenty of sleep at night, limiting screen time, and having a healthy breakfast each morning makes a positive difference and starts the day off right! We will be working to support a growth mindset in students and minimizing stress. Effort is what students have the most control over and that is what you can help reinforce at home...just do your best and that's all you need to worry about! 🙂.

Thank you all for your support.

With appreciation,

Ms. Rosenquist


Calendar - Important Dates

  • 28th - Conferences 12-8:00pm (No School)
  • 29th - Staff Work Day No School


  • 2nd-6th - Staff Appreciation
  • 4th - Bike to School Day
  • 6th - Bobcat BLAST Jog-A-Thon
  • 10th - PTO Meeting @ 7pm on zoom


Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6

We are planning some special things for our Bethany staff next week.

Daily: Please look at the flyer below and join in on the fun.

Dessert Wednesday: Sign up to bring something sweet for the staff. Dessert Sign-up

Special Treat: If you want to bring a staff member their favorite snack, drink, etc.. you can find a list of their favorite things:

Staff Favorite Things for Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6

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Thank you !

We want to thank the parents who helped with the Stock the Staff Room this week. We can't express enough how appreciative we are of the snacks and the support from our Bethany community.

Thank you also to the parents who helped decorate for Staff Appreciation next week. They were here late yesterday putting up colorful decorations and clouds with "Thank You" in many languages.


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8 Days remaining to this year's Jog-A-Thon!!!

Thanks to everyone who has set up their 99Pledges page and started fundraising for this year’s Jog-A-Thon! To date we have received online pledges that reach 16% of the $35,000 school goal. We are off to a great start, but we still have a way to go before we meet our goal.

The clock's ticking - it's time to reach out to friends and family and ask them to support your student and Bethany Elementary education. The PTO relies on Jog-a-Thon donations to provide much-needed financial support for our students' educational enrichment.

"Kindergarten uses the Jog-a-thon funds to purchase materials for students to use in hands-on learning activities and lessons as well as learning extensions like field trips." - Mrs. George, Kindergarten Teacher

Your donation makes a big difference! This year, among its many endeavors, the PTO provided funds for teachers to spend on classroom supplies like books, and made its first step on modernizing the playground with the new spinner!

"The Jog-a-thon provides us with classroom money to keep our libraries up to date with the newest, freshest, coolest books available." - Mr. Cushman. 3rd / 4th Grade Teacher

Feel free to visit the Bethany Elementary Jog-A-Thon webpage for helpful information, fundraising script examples, and a fun event video that you can share!

"The generous classroom funding allows me to purchase up-to-date books each year, and have money left over for supplies such as art and science supplies!" - Ms. Gettling, 3rd grade

To set up your student’s 99Pledges page follow the simple instructions on the Jog-A-Thon webpage at Share the fundraising link with friends, family, and neighbors via email, text, or social media. Expert tip: Provide your email during setup to receive an invitation email with a special link for you to upload your student’s image. Didn’t get a special link to upload a picture? Email with the student’s name, teacher, and image for assistance.

The Jog-A-Thon needs you!

There has been a great outpouring of support for volunteering the day of the Jog-A-Thon during the student class times. Positions are still available so be sure to register in the system and sign up for a time. Major areas of need still exist for setup (15 volunteers), cleanup (15 volunteers), and general support throughout the day (5 volunteers). Thank you for your help we couldn’t do this event without you!

Volunteers MUST be registered in the system, so if you’re considering helping, please apply today using this link - this will not obligate you to participate. Registration can take several weeks, so please register today!

Once you are registered to volunteer with Bethany Elementary, you can log into Better Impact and sign up for the Jog-A-Thon opportunities. Just search under Bethany Elementary by the Jog-A-Thon date of May 6th, 2022, and you will see what areas of need are available!

Thank you for supporting your students and Bethany Elementary!


Oregon Battle Of the Books Update

Congratulations to the 5th grade OBOB team, "The Biblio-Maniacs". They competed at the Regional tournament this weekend and made it to the Elite Eight.

Everyone who participated put lots of time into their reading and should feel great about their accomplishment.


Yearbook Information due NEXT WEEK

Yearbook Order Form: Click on this link to print out the Order Form. Cash and checks only

The team is also looking for help with the following things:

  • Photos: They are looking for school activity photos and 5th grade Baby Pictures. Please send the photos to

  • Yearbook Cover Contest: Please see the requirements on the Order Form

  • Student art and school memories. Click on the link for a flyer that can be printed, filled out and returned to the school office. Art Doodles (Each student will be bringing home this flyer from school)

Pictures and Yearbook forms are due May 6th


Anxiety Presentation for Parents

Hi Families!

If you are interested in learning more about anxiety, please watch the anxiety training I, Michelle Schimpke (School Social Worker), recorded on YouTube. If you would like to reference my slides, those can be found here.

If you have any questions, concerns, need consultation, or want to learn more, you can message on ParentSquare or email me at I am here for each and every one of you! Thank you for being my community!

Anxiety Recording

Michelle Schimpke


Dog Clean-up

We are having an increase in dog droppings on the playground and grassy areas. We would appreciate your help in reminding anyone that might be here during non-school hours for baseball or other activities to clean up after their dogs. Thank you!


Join us next week as we walk / bike to school

The Beaverton Wheel Fairy will be visiting all BSD schools during the week of May 2-6 to attach a note and small prize to any wheels found in school racks.
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********** PTO Updates **********

Share your feedback for a chance to win!

The PTO wants your feedback on our events, programs, and priorities. Take this SHORT SURVEY and enter to win a $25 gift card. Survey closes April 29. Thank you for your support!

PTO Budget Meeting - May 4th

Join us next week:

Budget Committee Meeting Zoom Link

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 341 749 4608

Passcode: Bobcats22

Our Spiritwear Shop is open!

Important: There is a 25% discount right now - ends on May 1st.

Bethany Elementary School has launched an official online spirit wear store. Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! To celebrate the grand opening, use code SPIRIT51-FS to receive 25% off and get free shipping on orders over $50.

Shop at

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Upcoming PTO Events

  • My 2-6: Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 4th: PTO Budget Committee, 6:30pm
  • May 6th: Jog-A-Thon
  • May 10th: PTO Meeting @ 7pm on Zoom

Budget Committee Meeting Zoom Link

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 341 749 4608

Passcode: Bobcats22

Green Team Sneaker Recycling

Recycle your old/new/slightly worn sneakers and earn money for Bethany. Look for the bin outside the front doors and drop your unwanted sneakers in it.

Stay in the Loop!

Text @BSPTO21 to 81010 to stay up to date on all the latest news from the BSPTO!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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OHSU Test Kits

Just a Reminder: Our OHSU pick-up is around 9:00 on Mondays. If students turn them in after 9:30, we have to throw them away. Next week we will send the test kit home on Wednesday, due to no school on Thursday and Friday.


After-School Activities

BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use.

Kindergarten and 2022/23 School Year Registration

You are now able to register students for the 2022-23 school year.

If your student is currently attending Bethany, you do not need to enroll them, they will automatically roll up to the next grade.

For more Information, about Kindergarten please click HERE

To Register online, please click HERE

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School Meals Menu

Cans / Bottles For Kids

We are collecting cans / bottles to help fund the Playground Improvements. You can pick up Blue bags from the office.

Cans For Kids Info

Shop & Earn Money for Bethany PTO

Did you know that you can donate to the Bethany School PTO, while you are doing your weekly shopping? Please click on the links below for more information on their donation programs.

Fred Meyer



Rite Aid

Volunteering at Bethany