BHCS Charter Chatter

May 2021 - Updated 5/6/21

Important End of Grade Testing Information

Federal and State Law Requirement: Face-to-Face Testing Required for EOGs


As we approach the end of a most unusual school year, we would like to share information on the expectations for students to participate in end-of-year testing. Unlike spring 2020, all students are expected to take the following tests as required by federal and state laws:

  • End-of-grade tests in reading (grades 3-5), mathematics (grades 3-5), and science (grade 5)


Unfortunately, it is not possible to have students take these tests at home. Students will take these tests in person, in school, with health and safety protocols in place. The well-being of our students, teachers, and communities is the highest priority. We understand there may be concerns about students in virtual settings coming to school to take a test. Please consider the value of having information on your student’s learning for this school year, particularly in planning for instruction next year.


As we have all experienced in the past several months, by working together we can make the best decisions for each student. All remote students will receive information on how to schedule an EOG session. Information will be communicated via email and in packet pick-up on Thursday, May 6. EOG sessions will be scheduled for the week of May 17.


If you have any concerns or needs, please contact Kristy Horner at kristy.horner@bethelhill.net or 336-599-2823 ext 227 for more information or a discussion on how we can best meet the needs of your student and your family.

Fully Remote Students ONLY - EOG Test Registration

Google Form to Register Fully Remote Students for EOG Testing Sessions on campus at Bethel Hill Charter School

New Picnic Tables

This year, the BHCS Student Council worked hard to raise funds to replace the picnic tables outside the auditorium. The picnic tables are now in place and being enjoyed by both students and staff alike! The tables are beautiful and make a great place to enjoy our wonderful school campus!

Field Day

We are very excited to have field day this year! To comply with the Governor’s restrictions, we will be having field day on two separate days. Field day for grades 3-5 will have their field day on Friday, May 14 beginning at 9:00 and K-2 will be held on Friday, May 21 beginning at 9:00. There is no rain date this year. If rain cancels our outdoor activities, there will still be three activities for the students to do inside.

At this time, we cannot have volunteers on campus. Teachers/assistants will be running the activities. Parents, siblings, etc. will not be allowed to attend and watch the field day activities.

Please make sure your child is dressed comfortably for field day – no sandals, flip flops or crocs – tennis shoes WITH socks help us have a safe field day. Towels, sunscreen, hats and water bottles are all acceptable. It is especially important for each student to have a water bottle as they are not allowed to use the drinking fountains in the school. Please put your child’s name on all personal items, this allows us to return items to students should they leave anything.

Kona Ice will be at our field day. A flyer for the 4 different treats that will be offered along with the cost will be sent later in an email from your child's teacher and is also provided below. When sending money please put it in a zip lock bag or envelope with your students name, teacher, and which treat they are getting.

Remote students are invited to join us for field day. If your student will be coming, please let their teacher know so an accurte count can be provided to Kona Ice and they can prepare accordingly.


We are looking forward to an exciting field day!

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Battle of the Books

The BHCS Battle of the Books was held on March 31st. Sixteen students participated in the battle and demonstrated their amazing book smarts. Each team fought hard for the win and ultimately the fifth grade team took first place in the BHCS battle. The fifth grade participants were Ella Horner, Brooklyn Tingen, Alivia Ragland, Briley Briggs, Lyndley Gentry, and Gavin Walker. These students went on to take second place at the Person County Battle of the Books. Congratulations to all who participated, we are so proud of you! Go Wildcats!!!

Reading Celebration Day

Our school-wide Reading Celebration Day will take place on Wednesday, May 26. All students are invited to dress like their favorite book character on this day and celebrate their love of reading! In addition to dressing like their favorite book character, students who met their Reading Counts (RC) goal for the year will be treated to a movie in the Bethel Hill Cinema and receive a $10 Book Fair gift card!


We are so excited to celebrate all things reading, as our students have worked hard at

both school and home to read and improve their reading this school year!


If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Poole via email

jessica.poole@bethelhill.net or 336-599-2823 ext. 222. Looking forward to a great

day!

Book Fair

The Book Fair will be held at BHCS in the Media Center the last week of school, May 24 - May 28. Online shopping will also be available from May 16 to May 29.


Payment Options

The following payment options will be accepted at the BHCS Book Fair:

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Checks (Payable to the school)
  • Student eWallet


Student eWallet is a digital payment option that can be used at the in-school Book Fair or online at the Virtual Book Fair, where you'll discover an expanded selection of over 6,000 products. Plus, every purchase benefits our school!


How eWallet Works

  • Create an account for each child
  • Add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute
  • Shop the Book Fair
  • Spend unused funds online or fund an eWallet for your next Fair!
BHCS Book Fair Homepage

Click here to access an interactive book flyer, BHCS Book Fair Calendar of Events, and more! The eWallet set-up will be available starting May 3 and the online shopping link will be available starting May 16!

eWallet Informational Video

Click here for information on eWallet!

Setup a Student eWallet Account

Student eWallet accounts can be setup starting May 3.

Book Fair BOGO Video

Click here to find out more about this year's BOGO event!

Second Grade Space Station Conservation Livestream Special

On Friday, April 23, the second-grade students participated in the Space Station Conservation Livestream Special, sponsored by Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children. Students learned about conserving energy, renewable sources, how energy is wasted and how we measure energy use. This was a fun and educational experience that the students really enjoyed!

Second and Third Grade Winged Wonders 4H Program

The second and third grade classes participated in the Person County 4H Winged Wonders School Enrichment Program. It was exciting to learn about the butterfly life cycle and watch caterpillars form chrysalis and transform into butterflies!

STEAM Spotlight

In STEAM class we spent time talking about careers in the STEM/STEAM field. We researched different careers and some of our 4th and 5th grade classes were lucky enough to be able to work with a team of Computer Engineers and Programs and interview them via video. The students learned a lot about a typical day on the job for each of the team members and they worked really hard to come up with questions for the team. We had so many great questions and some great answers. I am so proud of the students for working hard and being confident interviewers. Below are links to one of our videos of Chris Myers, the senior manager with the Cisco team we interviewed, and to the original interview video of questions the students asked.

STEAM students have also been learning how to build and code our robots. 2nd grade worked hard to put together and code a ROVER Robot named MILO. They worked in teams to put together MILO and then used the technology and their coding knowledge to have MILO move and find objects on their “planets”

I am extremely proud of all the kids who have worked so hard in STEAM this year, bringing such great creativity and skills along with fun and laughter.

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is May 2 - 6. Consider taking time this week to show your favorite educators how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication to your school!

5th Grade Promotion

We are currently working on a 5th Grade Promotion celebration to tentatively take place on May 27. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Summer Learning Camp

BHCS will be holding a Summer Learning Camp from June 14 - July 15. The camp will run from 8:15am - 12:30pm Monday - Thursday. Students participating in the camp will receive reading and math instruction along with enrichment and recess each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and transportation services will be available. Interested in this opportunity? See your child's teacher for an application!
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