January 22, 2017

Bison Time Begins & Students Need These Items!

Our students and teachers were so excited to begin Bison Time on Friday! The hallways were filled with energy and engagement as students worked to decide what they would work on for the next 7 weeks. Ask your student about what they are working on.

We will be asking for donations each week, as students will request what materials they will need for each week's Bison Time. We appreciate our PTA for providing most of our supplies, but we'll be asking for other things from week to week.

This week, our students have requested:

Empty boxes (cereal/Klennex)

Toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes

Old picture frames--all sizes


Large drop cloths

Large cardboard boxes

Mason Jars

Match Box Cars

Fabric Pieces-1 foot or longer


sequins, glitter, beads

Parent Conferences at Mid-Year

Many of our teachers are scheduling a second round of parent conferences. Please be sure to contact your teacher to schedule a conference if you have any questions or concerns about your student's progress.

Principal's Coffee X 3!

We'd like to invite you to come talk with Mrs. Lowery, Principal of Bethke, Mr. McCord, Principal at Stockdick Junior High and Mrs. Dickerson, Principal at Paetow High School at the Principal's Coffee on Thursday, January 26th at 9:00 am.

This will be an opportunity to ask questions and hear about the exciting openings of these new buildings. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Dates!

*Jan 25th--Group Picture Day

*Jan 26th--Principal's Coffee with Mrs. Dickerson, Mr. McCord and Mrs. Lowery 9:00

--Smashburger Spirit Night (Pin Oak location)

*Jan 31st--100th Day of School

*Feb 1st--Core Essential--RESPECT--Wear Orange

Be mindful of school zones...we need your help!

With increased traffic, we've noticed that not all drivers are obeying the school zone hours and staying alert and off of their cell phones in our school zone. Please help us keep all students and staff safe by adhering to these laws. We appreciate your help!

Great News! 100% of our Teachers and Staff are members of the BETHKE PTA.....ARE YOU?

Join our PTA!

If you haven't had a chance yet to get involved in our PTA, now is the time! Bethke Students and teachers will have the best support system led by our PTA Volunteers. They have already been hard at work collecting donations for teachers, getting items to beautify our building and making plans for programs for our students. Follow them on Facebook at Bethke PTA.

Mrs. Lowery would love to have 100% of our families and staff as members of the PTA!

You can join PTA and buy Spirit wear by getting that information from their website. You can also pre-order spirit shirts & hair bows from the PTA. We'll all wear these shirts on Fridays! The link to their website is here:

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