Bobcat Blast

April 21, 2022

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to Spring Conferences next week. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your child's growth and set goals for the final months of school. If you haven't already signed up, please connect with your child's teacher. Our goal is 100% family engagement. 🙂.

Please enjoy the hard work of the Virtual Variety Show Team: Heidi Grossaint, Heather Worsham, Karen Dow, and Krista Damm. THANK YOU!! We have a talented group of Bethany students and staff! We are looking forward to seeing it.

A special shout out to Ms. Regan for organizing our staff video.(I should have done origami because Mr. Cushman is a much better juggler than me! You'll have to watch to see for yourselves). Enjoy!!

Ms. Rosenquist

Variety Show This Weekend

We have amazing talent from Bethany students and some surprise appearances from some of our Bethany staff.

Grab some snacks, get comfy and watch the show this weekend on your own time.

Here is the link to the program:

The link to watch will be available on the program

April 22nd and 23rd.

Hope you enjoy the show!


Calendar - Important Dates

  • 22-23 - Virtual Variety Show
  • 27th - Conferences 4:00 - 8:00pm
  • 28th - Conferences 12-8:00pm (No School)
  • 29th - Staff Work Day No School


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


Check out the Library News

Congratulations to the 5th grade OBOB team, "The Biblio-Maniacs". They will be competing on Saturday, April 23rd, in the OBOB Regional Competition.

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

Please click on the link for more information about the team and what is happening in the Library: Library News


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Bobcat Jog-A-Thon Kick-Off

Thanks to everyone who has set up their 99Pledges page and started fundraising in preparation for the 2022 Jog-A-Thon Friday May 6th! We have made some good progress but still have a ways to go before we reach our school goal of $35,000.

Haven’t created your student’s pledge page yet? There is still time! Just follow the simple instructions on the Jog-A-Thon webpage at to create a pledge page for your student and use the link to share with friends, family, and neighbors via email, text, or social media. Expert tip: Provide your email during setup to receive a invitation email with a special link for you to upload your student’s participant image. Didn’t get a special link to upload a picture? Email with the student name, teacher, and image for assistance.

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

The Jog-A-Thon needs you!

The Jog-A-Thon operates on the support of the Bethany Elementary families. We need your help to make this year’s Jog-a-Thon a success. We are looking for 100 volunteers for this event!

Please join us at the school on May 6th to help put on an amazing event for our students! Volunteers will help pin on student tally sheets, keep track of student laps, and hand out refreshments. We’d love to have your help between 8 am - 2:30pm for an hour or longer. It’s a great way to be involved and cheer on your child and their class during the Jog-A-Thon!

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 start submittal today! You will also need to download your Covid immunization card or exemption paperowork.

Once you are registered to volunteer with Bethany Elementary you can log into Better Impact and you can 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!


Yearbook Information

The Yearbook Team is busy working on the yearbook for this year. Please see the flyer below, for information on purchasing a book. Each student will be bringing this form home on Monday.

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 below.

  • 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)

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

Pictures and Yearbook forms are due May 6th


Staff Appreciation Week - Stock the Staff Room

Let's appreciate the staff and teachers at Bethany Elementary during Staff Appreciation Week, May 2nd-6th, by providing them with snacks and drinks for their use in the staff room. Donation Drop-Off will be April 27th after school.

If you would like to help, please click on the Sign-Up Link below:

Stock the Staff Room

Thank you for your support!

BSPTO Staff Appreciation Coordinators - Bintu Foday and Benita Yost


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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!

Our Spiritwear Shop is open!

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

  • April 21st: Jog-A-Thon Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • April 22 & 23: Variety Show (Online)
  • April 25th: Bethany Playground Improvement Committee meeting @ 7 pm via zoom
  • 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.


Lunches in the Cafeteria

On Monday we began using the cafeteria tables for lunch. All students are sitting at lunch tables, unless you have communicated with your child's teacher that you would prefer your child stay on a mat.

If your child had been sitting outside, they have moved to outside the cafeteria on mats.

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