January 22, 2018


You may hear your students say, "I can't be a tardy tater!"

Beginning tomorrow, every class that has all of their students without anyone tardy, will earn a piece of a Mr. Potato Head. They will build their "Tardy Tater" each day and after 10 days of no tardies, they will get to bring it to announcements, name it and get a certificate for their class. We hope this incentive will help students remember to be in class on time. You are welcome to join in the fun if you see Mr. Potato themed pieces to "jazz-up" your classes potato.

Thank you to PTA for getting all of the Mr. Potato Heads for our classrooms!

School-Wide Picture--coming soon!

We are working on our cover for the yearbook this year, and would like to take a school-wide picture of all students in their "grade-level" color. We are hoping to take this next Friday, Feb 2nd. More details will come, but we wanted to give parents time to get a grade-level shirt or a shirt in the grade-level color before that date.

Kinder-Blue, First-Red, Second-Yellow, Third-Orange, Fourth-Purple, Fifth-Green

Upcoming Events:

1/24 Family Night--NO HOMEWORK, Group Picture Day

2/1 3rd Grade Family Fishing Training

2/3 3rd Grade Family Fishing Day--OLC

2/5 CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

2/8 2nd Grade Music Night

2/9 Progress Reports Go Home

School Report Card for Review

Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2016-17 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at

Link to the School Report Card information, definitions, and data for the state, district, and

Walker Dismissal Change....Effective January 8th.

Beginning on January 8, 2018 Katy ISD and Bethke Elementary will begin a new Kinder/1st grade walker dismissal process. Each Kinder and/or 1st grade student will receive two numbered tags. These students will not be dismissed without a parent/guardian present who has the appropriate corresponding second tag. If no one is available with the appropriate tag, then the student will return to the front office to have the information verified before being checked out. If you choose to have your younger child walk with an older sibling/relative that attends Bethke in grades 2-5, you must complete an authorization form which was sent out on 12-14-17 and can be found at the front office.

"The strength of the Bison is the Herd, and the strength of the Herd is the Bison! "