Monday Minutes

April 23, 2019

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend, full of rest and relaxation! We have another full week in store. I am sure you are at a spot in the year where you might feel extra busy, stressed, or a little frazzled. There are lots of things that fill my bucket when I'm feeling this way - dark chocolate, a good cup of coffee, or even a nap. The thing that makes the biggest impact for me, though, costs no money at all. A sincere note or kind word from someone I work with makes such a difference to me. This week, I want to encourage you to reach out to a staff member and encourage them. When you see them say a kind word to a student, tell them. If you admire their ability to teach science in an engaging way, let them know. Drop a note in their box to encourage them, stop them in the hall after school, say a kind word in the lounge. Just think of the positive vibe we will feel in this building if we all encourage each other just a little bit more!

Instructional Minute

One of the things I love about Bethany is that we are truly a diverse campus - we have students from all over the globe in our classrooms with different levels of understanding and mastery of the English language. Check out this article I found that shares a few ideas about how to support comprehension for ELL students. These tips are just plain good teaching and can be used for all of our students, ELL or not!

Upcoming Events

April 22 - Student/Teacher Holiday

April 23 - Wendy out for training

April 23 - All-Star Choir Performance 6:30 PM

April 24 - All-Star Choir Performance for campus, 8:00 AM

April 24 - TL Meeting

April 24- Bethany Bear Beginnings, 6:00 PM

April 25 - Bryan and Wendy out for training

April 25 - Baby shower for Laura Beth Burton 3:00 PM, library

May 1 - Principal Meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

May 1- TL Meeting

May 2 - Bryan out for district meeting, AM

May 2- Volunteer Breakfast 7:30 - 9:30 AM

May 3- Carnival and Glow Run (all staff except paras required to attend) 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 - All-Pro Dad's Breakfast 7:00 AM

May 8 - Principal Meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

May 8 - Staff Meeting

May 9 - TOY Banquet 6:30 PM

May 13 - STAAR Math (3rd, 4th, 5th retest)

May 14 - STAAR Reading (3rd, 4th, 5th retest)

May 15 - STAAR Science (5th grade)

May 15 - TL Meeting

May 17 - Field Day

May 20-22 BOGO Bookfair

May 20 - Field Day makeup

May 21 - Retirement Reception 3:30 PM

May 22 - SBIC 4:00 PM

May 23 - Gym closes at 11:00 AM for fifth grade celebration

May 23 - Class parties

May 23 - Fifth grade graduation 6:30 PM

May 24 - Fourth Nine Weeks Assembly 8:00 AM

May 24 - Last day of school, Early Release 12:00 PM

May 24 - Report cards go home