BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

April 26, 2020

Moving Into May...

As we move into the month of May, we know there are many end of year activities that typically happen, that either won't happen this year, or they will have to be done differently. As Katy ISD sent in an email, as soon as we know how we will pass out student materials, collect library books and technology and also pass out yearbooks, we will communicate that with you.


We are also hoping to have a few ways to thank our teachers the week of May 4th, as it is Teacher Appreciation Week. Be thinking of ways your family might show your teacher appreciation. We have the best at Bethke!


Also, we have already begun planning for 2020-2021. I'll be making classes and schedules soon and Mrs. Lucas and I will work together to be sure our students who are moving to McElwain also have balanced classes. We ask that you continue to let us know if you are moving and enroll those younger siblings. More than ever, we cannot wait for a new school year.


Finally, I hope that you are taking some time to appreciate yourself. This has been such a shift for all of us, and I know as a parent, you want the absolute best for your child....and you are enough!


Stay well!


Mrs. Lowery

PTA Board Elections Meeting!

Please join the PTA executive board for an info session via Zoom! We will be providing more information about the open board positions for next year and the upcoming election meeting details.

Date: Monday, April 27th

Time: 7:00 pm


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Zoom ID: 807-139-0671, no password needed

This will be a great time to ask any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you!

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Week 6 Learning!

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/bethkeonline/ to access your child’s Week 6 Activity Boards.

You will notice that the weekly link page looks a little different this week. We have added additional pencils due to the extension of online learning. We will continue to develop activity boards for the remainder of the school year to keep your students engaged in learning.


Remember that the district choice boards are also available if your student needs additional activities. Our goal is to provide learning and enrichment for our students without creating undue stress on families during this already stressful time.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Harry Potter Book Club Make-Up Session Information

Harry Book Sorcerer Stone: Virtual book club for 3-5th graders that couldn’t make it last week. April 30th at 4:30

Mrs. Pace’s zoom information

Meeting ID: 955 6763 6078

Password: email Mrs. Pace to get information-patriciagpace@katyisd.org

Kindess Challenge Days!


Day 22--Monday the 27th-

Day 23--Tuesday the 28th

Day 24--Wednesday the 29th

Day 25--Thursday the 30th

Day 26--Friday the 1st

Day 27--Saturday the 2nd

Day 28--Sunday the 3rd

Day 29-Monday the 4th

Day 30-Tuesday the 5th

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A Note from Our Counselors:


Hello, Bethke Bison!


We want to take this opportunity to reach out and let everyone know that we are here to support everyone in our Bison community. Each week in the Bison Bulletin, we will provide short yet relevant information from our district and a link to request to speak with a counselor. A social-emotional learning lesson will be added to the Bethke Weekly Learning Choice Board beginning the week of April 13.

We love and miss our Bison herd and are here to support you J

Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Walsdorf

tanimjohnson@katyisd.org jenniferwalsdorf@katyisd.org


Request to Speak with Counselor Google Form link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeAkfUlBkKpWEmD8zIQquK9F39wpEmCKmd8NsYwaj2Bt4pww/viewform?usp=pp_url


District Resources

Katy Connect Hotline: 281-234-2326 OR Text "TEEN" to 281-201-4430

SpeakUP Anonymous Reporting System/APP http://www.katyisd.org/SpeakUp/Pages/default.aspx

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30 Day Kindness Challenge!

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted us all in a variety of ways. To combat this challenging time, we are encouraging students and staff to participate in 30 Days of Kindness beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. Kindness will not stop the spread of the virus, but the hope is to brighten someone’s day and add some positivity to our lives and community. In a time where physical distancing is required, social and emotional connectedness is even more vital to a person’s well-being.


To spread kindness more widely, share pictures and posts using the hashtags #deepkindness, #KatyCommUNITY, and #KatyStrong. We would like to highlight students and staff across the district for their participation in the 30 Days of Kindness. See the challenges below for the first 7 days!

Evening Meals at MRHS

Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians and Staff,

On Monday, April 13, the BE A CHAMPION (BAC) organization will begin distributing grab and go meals at the front entrance of Morton Ranch High School. The late day meal service is offered Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until supplies last. All children are eligible to participate in the free meal program. BAC meals are individually packaged, and the ‘Grab and Go’ drive thru service does not require a family member to get out of their car.

BE A CHAMPION INC was founded in 2001 by James Hong and Jaron Barganier, a Mayde Creek High School graduate. BAC is a sports, education and nutrition outreach program designed to support Houston area youth that may be in need.

Questions regarding the meal program, please call BAC at 281-833-3129 or email at info@BACHAMP.org

5th Grade Summer Reading Links

Parent and Student Resources

The picture below is of the parent and student resources that you should have received. This helps answer questions like: where do we find activities, how do we access this if we don't have a device, where can we find cheaper internet, etc. If you did not receive this document and you would like it resent, please email us and we will get it to you.


It is important that your email is correct, as much of our communication will be going out this way. If you are not receiving information, please let Mrs. Suarez know by contacting her at eldaasuarez@katyisd.org.

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Join the Bethke PTA

Guess what?! You can join the Bethke PTA today! Skip the crowds and eliminate the paperwork by signing up online! The funds from membership fees are used for various programs and activities, including the kids’ favorite BISON TIME! We are also trying to get some new playground equipment for our growing Bison family!

Bethke Staff Shout Outs!

We have a wonderful staff here at Bethke. Why not give a "Shout Out!" to a staff member who deserves celebrating? Click on the link below!


https://goo.gl/forms/8B2LzMDRkmKw4Flm2

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