Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary

May Newsletter Volume 1 ; Issue 7

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School Family,

As we approach the end of the school year, I would like to emphasize the importance of continuing to learn and READ over the summer. Our Scholars have worked extremely hard this year to reach their reading goals and research shows that if reading is not continued during the summer months, students can experience a drop in 2 or more reading levels.

Our Scholars have the opportunity to continue their learning over the summer at Bethune Elementary by attending Summer Success Scholar Academy June 13 - July 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Summer Camp from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please contact the front office for more information! We want all our Kindergarten to Grade 4 Scholars to attend.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our school.

Katrina W. Granger

Teacher Appreciation Week

To be a teacher is to be a real life super hero! Each day, you facilitate thinking, engage minds, listen to questions, encourage risk, support struggle, cultivate dreams, and continue to learn! Your impact on our children will last a lifetime!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students and families at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School. We are truly blessed to have dedicated and committed TEACHERS like you!

National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month is a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. The Children's Bureau, in partnership with Child Welfare Information Gateway, provides resources and tools to help professionals, parents, caregivers, mentors, volunteers, and policy makers find permanent homes and connections for our children and youth in the foster care system. For more information, please visit the Children's Bureau Website at https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/

Grade 5 End of Year Information

Our Grade 5 Scholars will soon complete their years of elementary school at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and continue their educational journey in middle school. We have many events and celebrations to commemorate this momentous occasion in their lives. It is very important that Scholars continue to demonstrate the Bethune Scholars Creed and follow our school expectations in order to participate.

Dates to Remember...

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3-4: Science FCAT 2.0 Grade 5
May 6: VPK Applications DUE
May 11: Grade 5 Bowling Trip
May 12: Kindergarten Round Up 8:30 am -10:30 am AND 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 17: History Club Learning Trip / SAC Meeting 5:45 pm
May 18: Kindergarten and Grade 1 Reading Academy Awards 8:30 am
May 20: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:30 am
May 25: VPK Moving On Ceremony 8:30 am
May 26: Field Day
May 27: Grade 5 Trip Boomers / Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
May 31: End of the Year Awards
  • 8:45 am - Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
  • 9:45 am - Grade 3 and Grade 4
  • 6:00 pm - Grade 5 Completion Ceremony

June 1: Grade 4 and Grade 5 Disney Trip 6:00 am
June 2: Last day of school for students

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary

We are a World Class International Baccalaureate School and Green School of Quality dedicated to our belief that all students will learn at their highest potential in order to bloom into International Baccalaureate Scholars.