BHCS Charter Chatter

October 2020

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Battle of the Books

Is anyone up for some friendly competition? It is not too late to join Battle of the Books! Participants must be in third, fourth, or fifth grade and committed to reading the 10 books on the list below and then writing 10 questions about each book. The BHCS school-level competition will take place in March 2021 and the winners will go on to compete in the county-level competition.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mrs. Chalk @

Battle of the Books List 2020-2021

  1. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  2. Stranded by Jeff Probst
  3. I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Lauren Tarshis
  4. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  5. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  8. Ranger in Time: Night of Soldiers and Spies by Kate Messner
  9. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater
  10. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
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BHCS Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 12th, 12am to Sunday, Oct. 25th, 12am

This is an online event.

Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, value packs, and more! Orders are delivered right to your home and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It's a new school year... let's instill a new-found love of reading!

You now have access to shop The Scholastic Store and earn rewards for your school with every purchase by visiting our Book Fair homepage and clicking "Shop Now"! Explore thousands of best-selling books, collections, new releases, educational toys, games, and more. All online items priced as marked.

BHCS Book Fair Home Page link:

For additional information and support, please contact Diane Phillips at 336-599-2823 x242 or by email at

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PTO Needs You!

Bethel Hill Charter School's Parent Teacher Organization is actively seeking Parents (and Grandparents) to help serve on the PTO board, as well as volunteer with various projects. Due to COVID-19 our traditional ways of fundraising and holding events have changed a great deal, that's why now, more than ever we need our families to help our students and teachers!

If you are interested in being part of the PTO, please contact our PTO President,

Beckie Grimm at

Your support is most appreciated!

School Improvement Team Needs You!

According to NC DPI (Department of Public Instruction), "School Improvement Planning is more than a plan, it is a framework for change. The plan, itself, is simply a map that identifies the school’s destination and requires both decision-making and action from a variety of stakeholders to reach that destination in the most direct route." As Bethel Hill works on their School Improvement Plan, we are seeking parents who are interested in serving on the School Improvement Team. If you are interested in serving on this team, please contact Mrs. Poole at

Attention Fully Remote Students - Specials are Available to You...

The Specials teachers just want to remind you that we are providing at least one activity each week for you through SeeSaw (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) or Google Classroom (2nd - 5th Grades). If you are fully remote and do not yet have access to the Specials activities through SeeSaw or Google Classroom, please email requesting access. In your email, please include your first and last name, grade, and teacher's name.

We have enjoyed seeing student accomplishments in PE, Art, Music, and STEAM and do not want to leave anyone out!

No P.E. Grades...

Grades are not being given to students for PE at this time. Plan B students have PE once every other week right now so Coach Bowes has only met with them 3 times and that is not enough time to fairly and accurately determine a grade. Additionally, Plan C students have not been on campus at all and some are just now finding the Specials Google Classroom and SeeSaw to complete activities. We appreciate your understanding!
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