The Bethune Bulletin

"To Engage, Inspire and Educate..."

Week of February 08-12, 2016

District Core Beliefs

· Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

· Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

· There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

· With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

· Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Bethune Key Actions

  • We will use our District's core beliefs and philosophy to develop a culture of feedback and support to increase the quality of instruction.

  • We will improve the quality of Instruction across all content areas and for each sub-group by engaging students in rigorous work and higher order thinking skills.

  • We will use data-driven and differentiated instruction to progress monitor and increase student achievement.

  • We will engage and develop strong relationships with parents, community and volunteers to increase our college and career readiness levels.

Message from Ms. Hernandez

100 days of school! WOW, thank you for everything you do each and every day. Continue to engage, inspire and educate our students for 75 more instructional days. Stay focused on meaningful and purposeful good, first instruction as we move forward to being the best school in town!

Week at a Glance

Kindness Week

Monday, February 08

Committees Meeting @ 3:15 pm
  • BOC (Conference Room)
  • Discipline (Library)

Tuesday, February 09

5th grade Stockard Visit

ARD @ 9:30 am (Espinosa)

Wednesday, February 10

4th grade Field Trip- DMA

Thursday, February 11

Faculty Meeting Mandatory-Testing

Friday, February 12

Jump Rope for Heart Assemblies

Daddy/Daughter Dance 5-7 pm

Resources for You!

Building Relationships with your Students


Attendance on Gradespeed before 9:00 a.m.

Lesson Plans due Friday by 8:00 a.m. to CICs

Grades updated on Gradespeed weekly

Please be prompt with picking up and dropping off students before and after lunches.

Upcoming Events

  • February 15- No School
  • February 16-19- Mock Testing
  • February 18-PTA
  • February 19- End of 4th Six Weeks
  • February 20- Saturday School/ Texas Legends Field Trip

A Very Happy Birthday!

Feb. 12- Ms. Oralia Valdez
Feb. 14- Ms. Cynthia Lopez
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