Bobcat Blast

September 9, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Bethany Families,


Thank you for all of your support as we opened school full-time, in-person for the first time since March 13th of 2019! We've been through a lot in those 500+ days as individuals, families, communities, a country, and world citizens. I hope that Bethany will be a place of joy, acceptance, and love for your children each day; a place to thrive and grow academically, socially, and emotionally together among their peers and our dedicated staff.


Our #1 goal right now is to keep schools open and operating safely. THANK YOU for preparing your children so well for following the protocols and being considerate of those around them. Beyond the need for innocent reminders, there have been no issues among students and their willingness to follow instructions. Your kids are amazing!!


Enjoy some time to rest and get ready for a 5-day week ahead. Read below for information regarding Curriculum Night and more. THANK YOU FAMILIES. I'm grateful for YOU every day too! 🙂


Toni

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Upcoming Parent Meetings

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Sept 14th

6:00 - 7:30 pm

* 6:00 - 6:30 pm Principal Zoom

* 6:30 - 7:00 pm Classroom Zoom Session #1

* 7:00 - 7:30 pm Classroom Zoom Session #2

Zoom Links will come from your classroom teacher


Principal Chat

Every Wednesday in September

5:00 pm

Check Parent Square for link, on Wednesdays.

(It will be the same link every time)


TAG Parent Night

Thursday, October 7th

6:00 pm

Zoom Link will be sent out in October

Please reserve TAG related questions for this night and NOT during curriculum night

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Lunch Mats At Bethany

All students will each lunch outside. Each classroom will have its own designated area.


We will be creating the mats over the next few weeks. Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to assemble the mats, I will be sending out more information to you this week.


If you are interested in helping, please email Sue_Kropilak@beaverton.k12.or.us

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School Meals Menu

This year all students can eat breakfast and lunch for free! For more information about the Meal Service, please click here: 2021-2022 Meal Service


We offer a vegetarian option at every meal. Please click on the Menus below to find out what entree is vegetarian. You can discuss with your child which item to choose.


For those who bring lunch from home, milk can be purchased separately for 50 cents. You will need to have money in their account or bring money.

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Safety Reminders

Thank you for your patience as we have worked through the process of starting school. We wanted to remind parents of a few things when dropping off and picking up your child.


* No pets. It is beautiful weather and a great way to take your dog out for a walk. Please remember that we do have small children who are afraid of dogs, or are allergic. If you want to walk your dog, we encourage you to meet your students at the crosswalk or off of campus.


District Policy: Domesticated animals are not allowed on District property and will not be brought on District grounds, into schools or transported on District buses. This includes but is not limited to horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and other encaged, aquatic, or farm animals. Service animals[1] serving persons with a disability and animals approved by the superintendent or designee that are part of an approved district curriculum or cocurricular activity are allowed in district facilities.

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2. Masks: We appreciate many of you walking to school, please remember to bring a mask to wear on school property.


District Guidelines: Visitors will not be allowed at school — either inside or outside — for periods longer than 15 minutes. This includes arrival and dismissal times. All visitors — inside or outside, vaccinated or non-vaccinated — must be masked.

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3. Car Pick-up Line: Please remember to stay in your car if you park along the sidewalk. If you are picking up your child from their classroom door, we ask that you park in a designated parking spot. Students must get in and out on the passenger side of the car.

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4. Crosswalk in Front Of The School: If you park and walk your child to their classroom, please cross the parking lot using our crosswalk. We have cars who are dropping off students and they may not see you if you come out between parked cars.

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Message from Mrs. Welch

Please click on the Bethany Families Letter below for information about music classes this year.

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Starting Date for Kindergarten

We have divided up our Kindergarten classes for the first day of school. This plan allows children to have smaller groups of students together and more individual attention to learn routines and get to know each other.


On Friday, September 10th, students with the last names beginning with A-M will go to school (while students with last names beginning with N-Z stay home).


On Monday, September 13th, the students with last names that start with N-Z go to school and A-M stay home.


On Tuesday, September 14th, ALL Kindergarten students will come to school.

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COVID Regulations

If your child is presenting with any of the following primary COVID symptoms, a staff member will accompany your child to the school isolation room:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • a New Loss of taste or smell


Students with primary COVID symptoms, will need to have proof of a negative COVID test, or a Doctor's note, or quarantine for 10 days to return to school.

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* * * * * * Reminders & Repeats * * * * * *

Help Us Purchase School Supplies

Thank you to those families who have already purchased their supplies online. If you have not yet paid, you can click on the online payment system below. You can also bring cash or a check to the school office.


Online Payment System
Here are the instructions to follow, once you are in the system:

  • Click on your student’s name
  • Click on school Items
  • Click on the correct grade
  • Click on school supplies

We understand that some families are not able to afford the cost of supplies. Some families may be in the position to make an extra donation towards helping others. All children will receive the same supplies, regardless if they are able to contribute towards the cost. If you would like to help by giving an extra donation, please click on the “Donations” tab that appears on your child’s grade level page. Thank you!

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Bethany Calendars

We have been working on putting together a calendar of school events. Due to COVID mandates, please assume that all evening events are virtual until further notice.


Bethany School Calendar


Bethany Month to Month Calendar

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Playful Inquiry and Exploration Campaign

The Bethany Kindergarten teachers want to create classrooms with spaces where students can take risks and make messes. We would like to create a “yes” environment, where students can learn that mistakes are an opportunity to try again. These spaces will be student centered, where the teacher becomes the facilitator, provides guidance and partners with children in their learning through play.


We encourage you to send this campaign out to your family and friends. The BEF New Project Match will match your contribution to this project dollar-for-dollar, up to $500.


Kindergarten Campaign

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Parent Square - Please Read!

ParentSquare is a simple-to-use platform that provides a safe way for everyone at a school to connect. With ParentSquare, you'll be able to:

  • Receive messages from the district and school via email, text or app notification
  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 p.m. daily
  • Communicate in your preferred language
  • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
  • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents
  • Participate in group messages
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
  • Sign forms & permission slips
  • And more all from your phone or web portal!


Please take a moment to activate your Parent Square account.

Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal.

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Keep Connected to What Is Happening

Here are 3 ways to stay up to date on important Bethany information.


The Bobcat Blast is our weekly Newsletter. You will receive it in your email on Thursdays. Please be sure to read it weekly.


Following us on Facebook.

Bethany Facebook


We also keep our website up to date, so you can always check there for important information

Bethany Website

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Enrollment Verification

Before the beginning of every school year, we request that parents/guardians review and update their family and student information. ​Keeping your family's information up-to-date is crucial to receiving timely communication from the district and ensuring that you can be contacted in case of emergency. These updates can be done online through your ParentVUE account.


Please click below for more information on how to verify your student.

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Safe Routes To School

Back to school planning includes how your student will travel to school this fall. Beaverton Safe Routes to School invites you to explore your options for safe travel on our website:

  • Suggested walk and bike routes for each school
  • Safety tips for all modes of travel (walk, bike, bus, car)
  • Arrival/Departure maps for each school (how students who travel by foot, bus and car should arrive and leave school)

The safety of our students depends on you!

To learn more visit: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

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TONIGHT, Check your emails for the Zoom Links