September 22, 2019


Due to the weather last week, we had to cancel our WATCHDOG dad kick off. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 1st at 5:30 in the gym and cafeteria. More information, including the forms will be coming home on Tuesday. We hope to see you there!
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Thanks to these dads for helping out on our bad weather day!

Bison Time Started on Friday!

Be sure and ask your student what they are working on for Bison Time each Friday. Our K, 1st and 2nd graders have an opportunity each week to pick and explore an area of interest. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders work together in interest groups to create a product for our community. So many students were excited about their ideas. Stay Tuned!

Also, a huge THANK YOU to our Bethke PTA who shop for, and provide all the materials for Bison Time! You are investing in the future of our students!

5th Grade GT Screener Forms Due Monday!

Due to the bad weather last week, the district has extended the deadline for the 5th grade GT screener forms for parents wanting their 5th grade student screened for GT classes in junior high. You can contact Chris Bowden our GT teacher or one of our counselors for more information.

RDR News!

RDR begins this Tuesday, September 24, from 3:30-4:30 PM

Students will meet in the library. Make sure you have a snack and sneakers.

ALL participation contracts, Google Forms and dues ($35, cash only) are due by Monday, September 23.

If you have not added your child’s information to the Google Form do so we can begin ordering shirts and set up their books online.

Upcoming Events:

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

October 2nd --Character Trait COURAGE--wear Red

October 4th--Bison Time, Specials Day--Monday

October 7th--EARLY DISMISSAL--@ 12:40 for Parent Conferences

October 11th--First Grading Period Ends, Bison Time, Specials Day-Monday

October 16th--Family Night--No Homework

October 17th--Fall Picture Day

October 18th--EARLY DISMISSAL--@ 12:40 Parent Conferences

October 21st -- October 25th Red Ribbon Week (info coming soon)

October 21st--Report Cards go home

October 23rd--50th Day of School

October 25th-- Bison Time, Specials Day-Tuesday

Cheer Clinics for SJH and PHS

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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.

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:

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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!

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! "