BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

April 19, 2020

School Closure for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year

As you know, the Governor has declared that schools are to be closed for the remainder of the school year. We are sad that we won't have the opportunity to end the year with our students who will be going to McElwain Elementary or Junior High in the fall, but we are supportive of the decision to protect our families by having school closed for the remainder of the year. We will continue to provide online instructions for our students.


In addition, information will be coming soon about picking up personal items from the school and returning library books and technology. Students who have all A's, A&B's and Perfect Attendance will also still receive awards and yearbooks will be able to be picked up when they arrive.


We will continue to look for ways to connect with our students and families, and appreciate all of the ways you are showing support for your students and their teachers.


You may have seen this on social media, and I believe the words are so true!


We miss our Bison!


Mrs. Lowery

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Week 5 Learning!


Please visit http://tinyurl.com/bethkeonline/ to access your child’s Week 5 Activity Boards.


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.

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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Kindess Challenge Days!

Day 14--Sunday the 19th--Give Someone a Compliment

Day 15--Monday the 20th--Describe Someone Using a Smile

Day 16--Tuesday the 21st

Day 17--Wednesday the 22nd

Day 18--Thursday the 23rd

Day 19--Friday the 24th

Day 20--Saturday the 25th

Day 21--Sunday the 26th

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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!

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Forgot to Order Your Yearbook? Order By April 21st!

You still can through April 21st!

The deadline to order online is April 21st and here is the information for ordering.

www.strawbridge.net

Click order pictures and yearbooks

Enter code: YB111871


We will arrange for drive through delivery when the yearbooks arrive!

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! "