Bobcat Blast

April 14, 2022

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Lunches in the Cafeteria

Starting Monday we will be using the cafeteria tables for lunch. All students will be sitting at lunch tables, unless you have communicated with your child's teacher that you would prefer your child stay on a mat.

If your child currently sits outside, they will move to outside the cafeteria on mats.

Calendar - Important Dates

  • 15th - No School (Grading Day)
  • 19th - Early Release
  • 22-23 - Virtual Variety Show
  • 27-28 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Watch for an email from your teacher this week)
  • 29th - No School (Staff Work Day)


  • 4 - Bike to School Day
  • 6 - Bobcat BLAST Jog-A-Thon


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Bobcat Jog-A-Thon Kick-Off

Fundraising efforts have begun after last week’s kickoff assembly. Has your student created their 99Pledges page and started to share with friends, family, and community?

Visit the Bethany Elementary Jog-A-Thon webpage at for helpful information, steps to create a 99Pledges page, fundraising script examples, and fun video that can be shared with loved ones interested in supporting your child.

What are you doing May 6th? Join us at the Jog-A-Thon!

We need your help to make this year’s Jog-a-Thon a success. We are looking for 100 volunteers for this event! [Sign up here]

Please join us at the school on May 6th to help put on an amazing event for our students! Volunteers will help pin on student tally sheets, keep track of student laps, and hand out refreshments. We’d love to have your help between 8 am - 2:30pm for an hour or longer.

Please see Jog-A-Thon Volunteering for more information.

Volunteers MUST be registered and download proof of vaccination in the system, so if you’re even considering helping, please sign up today at Volunteer Background - this will not obligate you to participate. It can take up to two weeks, so please complete the background check soon.

Thank you for supporting your students and Bethany Elementary! We are hoping to raise $35,000 at this event to provide much-needed resources and supplies for our students and teachers. We can’t do it without your help!


Yearbook Information

The Yearbook Team is busy working on the yearbook for this year. Please see the flyer below, for information on purchasing a book. Each student will be bringing this form home on Monday.

The team is also looking for help with the following things:

  • Photos: They are looking for school activity photos and 5th grade Baby Pictures. Please send the photos to

  • Yearbook Cover Contest: Please see the requirements below.

  • Student art and school memories. Click on the link for a flyer that can be printed, filled out and returned to the school office. Art Doodles (Each student will be bringing home this flyer from school)

  • Yearbook Order Form: Click on this link to print out the Order Form. Cash and checks only

Pictures and Yearbook forms are due May 6th


Staff Appreciation Week - Stock the Staff Room

Let's appreciate the staff and teachers at Bethany Elementary during Staff Appreciation Week, May 2nd-6th, by providing them with snacks and drinks for their use in the staff room. Donation Drop-Off will be April 27th after school.

If you would like to help, please click on the Sign-Up Link below:

Stock the Staff Room

Thank you for your support!

BSPTO Staff Appreciation Coordinators - Bintu Foday and Benita Yost


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Our Spiritwear Shop is open!

Our Spiritwear shop is open!

From April 11th to May 1st, get 25% off any purchases and free shipping on orders over $50. They ship to your home address and shipping takes about 2 weeks.

All purchases will give 10% back to the PTO. There are a lot of designs and clothing options so check them out!

To celebrate the grand opening, use code SPIRIT51-FS to receive 25% off and get free shipping on orders over $50.

Shop at

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Upcoming PTO Events

  • April 22 & 23: Variety Show
  • April 25th: Bethany Playground Improvement Committee meeting @ 7 pm via zoom
  • May 4th: PTO Budget Committee, 6:30pm

Budget Committee Meeting Zoom Link

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 341 749 4608

Passcode: Bobcats22

Green Team Sneaker Recycling

Recycle your old/new/slightly worn sneakers and earn money for Bethany. Look for the bin outside the front doors and drop your unwanted sneakers in it.

Stay in the Loop!

Text @BSPTO21 to 81010 to stay up to date on all the latest news from the BSPTO!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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OHSU Test Kits

Just a Reminder: Our OHSU pick-up is around 9:00 on Mondays. If students turn them in after 9:30, we have to throw them away. Next week we will send the test kit home on Wednesday, due to no school on Thursday and Friday.

Spring's Steps to Bicycle Safety

With more people itching to get outside to walk and bike, it’s a good time to review the rules to ensure everyone’s safety. Be sure to review the best routes to use and if biking, check the bike’s condition before you head out. This short video, “ABC Quick Check” can help!

Here are a few steps to remember:

● Always wear your helmet

● Ride in the same direction as traffic, not against traffic.

● Be visible. Wear a bright jacket or add

reflective material or blinking lights to increase visibility.

● Stay alert and ride predictably, in a straight line.

● If riding on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, ride at walking speed and be prepared to walk your bike when it gets busy or at the request of crossing guards. Be always mindful of pedestrians and aware of traffic.

● Don’t assume that drivers see you – always watch for cars making turns or backing out of driveways. Learn bicycle safety skills in a class or ask Safe Routes to School to give a lesson at your school!


After-School Activities

BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use.

Kindergarten and 2022/23 School Year Registration

You are now able to register students for the 2022-23 school year.

If your student is currently attending Bethany, you do not need to enroll them, they will automatically roll up to the next grade.

For more Information, about Kindergarten please click HERE

To Register online, please click HERE

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School Meals Menu

Cans / Bottles For Kids

We are collecting cans / bottles to help fund the Playground Improvements. You can pick up Blue bags from the office.

Cans For Kids Info

Shop & Earn Money for Bethany PTO

Did you know that you can donate to the Bethany School PTO, while you are doing your weekly shopping? Please click on the links below for more information on their donation programs.

Fred Meyer



Rite Aid

Volunteering at Bethany