Monday Minutes

May 2, 2016

The Bethany Community values the lifelong learning of each child by supporting individual social, emotional, ethical, and academic development

Down to the last few weeks

Good morning most wonderful staff!!

It was awesome to see almost all of you and the kiddos this morning at the assembly. At the assembly, I had one of those moments where you flash back to something in the past. I saw the students sitting their from the first assembly of the year. All the students were still trying to figure out there place with each of you and with their peers. Some were overly confident, some were shy, and others simply wanted to crawl into a hole and hibernate until the next summer. Due to their amazing teachers, you gals and guys, they have flourished this year and each child is better off than when they first arrived in your classrooms. Thanks for all you are doing!! You are greatly appreciated.

Speaking of teacher appreciation, as you have seen, the PTA has a full week of celebrations planned for the staff. We have decided to hold off on the school's teacher appreciation items until after this week, with one exception -- all week is jeans week. The office staff and I have planned some other great things for the coming weeks, but figured it would be better to extend the fun then overindulging in a single week.

Keep up the great job with always being present with students -- both in the classroom and in other areas of the building. As we are diligent in our supervision of students, we can anticipate and prevent many behaviors before they occur. This will make the last five weeks of school better for the students and all of us!

As a friendly reminder for all who live in the PISD voting area, tomorrow is the final day for early voting on the PISD Bond Issue and the actual election day is May 7th. Thanks again for all you do!! Each of you make a difference!

Upcoming Events

May 2nd -6th Scholastic BOGO Sale

May 2nd - 6th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th Dining for Dollars - Rita's

May 7th Bond Election

May 9th -11th STAAR Testing

May 11th Team Leader Meeting

May 11th National Nurses Day

May 12th Teacher of the Year Banquet -- Go Paula

May 13th PTA Carnival -- All Staff Should Plan on Participating
May 13th Last Day to Turn in Requisitions and Wish List Requests

May 18th Staff Meeting

May 19th Bethany Seniors Reunion -- 5:00 p.m.

May 20th Field Day

May 26th Cafeteria Cops

May 27th Staff PDH Day -- Student Holiday

May 30th Memorial Day -- Student/Teacher Holiday

May 31st Final Monday Morning Assembly

June 1st Bad Weather Make-Up Day for Field Day (if needed)

June 2nd Bethany All-Star Choir Performs for the Campus (8:00 a.m.)

June 2nd End of Year Parties (1:30 for all grade levels except 3rd and 5th)

June 2nd Fifth Grade Graduation -- 6:00 p.m.

June 3rd Annual Staff vs. 5th Grade Kickball Game

June 3rd Early Dismissal for Students

Thought For The Week

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.”

~Dan Rather

Thank A Teacher

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