September 8, 2019

Don't Forget Pajama Day on support the TEDDY COP PROGRAM in KATY ISD!

Don't forget, students may wear their pajamas on Monday to support the Teddy Cop Program in Katy ISD. We ask for at least a $1.00 donation from each student participating. Those donations are collected and used to purchase teddy bears for our special needs students and students in crisis in Katy ISD. Thank you for helping us support our community!
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Upcoming Events:

September 10th - Kinder Parent Orientation @ 5:30

September 12th - 3rd Grade Parent Orientation @ 5:30, First Grade @ 6:30

September 13th - Specials Day--Tuesday

September 17th - Choir Begins @ 7:30, Progress Reports go Home, RDR parent Meeting @ 5:30

PTA-ChickFilA Spirit Night--Morton Location

September 18th - Family Night, No HW

September 19th - WATCH DOG Kickoff @ 5:30

September 20th - Specials Day-Wednesday, Bison Time Begins!

September 23rd - CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

September 24th - RDR Begins

September 26th - Kinder PE Night @ 5:30

September 27th - Specials Day-Thursday, Bison Time

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Crowded Lunchroom

We are so glad so many of you choose to come visit your student during lunch. We hope you understand that we have limited space for visitors, and visitors MAY NOT sit at the regular lunch tables due to safety concerns. You might want to consider visiting on days other than Mondays and Fridays as these days seem to be especially crowded.

Also, district policy states that only parents and grandparents, and non-school aged siblings are able to visit during lunch. Unfortunately, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends are not able to attend. We appreciate your support.

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Kinder, First and Third Grade Parent Orientations This Week!

We look forward to seeing our parents of our kinder, first and third graders this week for our parent orientations! Our teachers will be sharing lots of curriculum information, and provide tips on how you can help support your student this year! See you then!

Kindergarten--TUESDAY NIGHT--5:30

Third Grade- THURSDAY NIGHT - 5:30

First Grade--THURSDAY NIGHT - 6:30

Tardies have Started! Students must arrive by 8:20

Please remembers students must be in the building by 8:20 each morning to be on-time. Students arriving after 8:20 will need a parent to bring them into the school and sign them in. Please also do not drop your student at the curb in front of the school. THIS IS VERY UNSAFE! Please use the car rider line to drop students off. The line has been moving quickly, so this is the safest and best way to bring your child to school if they are not riding the bus.

Thank you for your help!

The Bethke Parent Handbook

We are still waiting on official publication of the Katy ISD Parent Handbook, but we wanted to share the Bethke pages with you. This information and lots of other helpful information can be found on the Bethke Website. It can be found here:

The link to the parent handbook for Bethke can be found here:

Restroom Expectations this Week

This week, we'll be reviewing Bethke Expectations in the restroom. We'd love you to reinforce this at home too. Ask your student what they've learned about using the restroom appropriately. Thank you!

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Our Five Rules!

We use "5 Rules" from Whole Brain Teaching. Your child should be able to model this for you. Having consistency throughout our building with these rules, helps our students understand expectations and creates a happy place for all to learn.

Here are the 5 Rules--- + the "Diamond Rule!" Ask your child to recite them for you and we appreciate you reinforcing them with us.

Rule #1--Follow Directions Quickly

Rule #2--Raise your Hand for Permission to Speak

Rule #3--Raise your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat

Rule #4--Make Smart Choices

Rule #5--Keep Your Learning Environment Happy

Diamond Rule--Keep Your Eye on the Target

Track your child's Bus!

The Katy ISD Transportation Department is exited to communicate that all 2019 – 2020 route buses will be equipped with GPS systems. With the new GPS systems, parents, campuses and Transportation personnel will be able to track buses in real-time through a downloadable application from Edulog. Parents and patrons having children riding buses in Katy ISD, the link below contains information on how to download the application. We look forward to working with our parents and campuses as we continue to find new ways to improve safety, efficiency, and responsiveness within the Transportation Department.

Your school’s GPS district code to use in the application is : 52697930

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!

Grade Level Shirts!

At Bethke, we wear "grade level shirts" on Mondays to celebrate a new week. These are also worn on field trips, etc. Grade Level Shirts can be purchased at Meet the Teacher for $15.00 or at the front office during the school year! The grade level colors are posted below.
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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!

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