Monday Minutes

May 8, 2017

Thank Yous and Celebrations

  • Thank you to our PTA for a WONDERFUL Teacher Appreciation Week! (Please be sure to write them a thank you note to thank them for going above and beyond!)

  • Christina, Floreina, and Kimmy, thank you for filling our bellies with baked potatoes and fixings this week!

  • Alicia and Dalia, thank you for preparing all of our Bethany Teacher Appreciation treats/gifts!

  • Thank you, Katy, for creating and sharing your Morning Circle Powerpoint!

  • To our Running Club Sponsors/Color Run Planners, Dija, Laura, Val, and Krysta, a humongous thank you!

  • Thank you to those of you who've already written Lollipop Letters! Get the supplies you need to write your own Lollipop Letters from the shelf in Dara's office!

  • Volunteer Breakfast planners, thank you for working so hard to make our breakfast special!

  • Nurse Jill, Johnny, Roy, Andi, and Bryan, great job always remaining calm, no matter the situation!

  • Andi, you work tirelessly to make sure everything is in order for STAAR! Thank you!!

  • Kim, thank you for our BOGO Book Fair !!

PTA Carnival Sign Up

If you a haven't already, please sign up for at least one hour of time to help with our PTA Carnival this Friday. This is not required for those of you who fill out a time card, but you are certainly welcome to help as well.



  • May 8 - STAAR Testing (3rd and 4th Grade Math; 5th Grade Math Retakes)
  • May 9 - STAAR Testing (3rd and 4th Grade Reading; 5th Grade Reading Retakes)
  • May 10 - STAAR Testing (5th Grade Science); National School Nurse Day; Staff Meeting; 3rd Grade Team provides Ice Breaker Activity
  • May 11 - STAAR MakeUp Testing; Kid Talk Meetings
  • May 12 - STAAR MakeUp Testing; PTA Carnival 6:00-8:00 pm
  • May 15 - Melinda's Retirement Party At Salsa's Tex Mex, 3:30-5:30
  • May 17 - EOY Writing Samples due to Erin; TL Meeting
  • May 18 - Professor Hours End; no more homework; CMIT Meetings; Bethany Senior reunion @ 5:00 pm
  • May 19 - Field Day
  • May 22 - Dr. Bingelli visits Bethany
  • May 23 - Volunteer Breakfast 7:30-9:00 am; Schimelpfenig performance for 5th Grade 10:30-11:30
  • May 24 - IWK Meetings
  • May 25 - CMIT Meetings
  • May 26 - Tier II Documentation Due to Erin Swain; Field Day Make Up (if needed)
  • May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday for Teacher and Students

Morning Meeting Calendar

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Summer Elementary Academy

The Summer Elementary Academy (SEA) Catalog has been posted. This year, teachers will NO LONGER need to sign up through MLP. All sessions will be available on a first come, first serve basis at Rice Middle School. If you want to use these courses to fulfill your FLEX Hours for next school year, be sure it aligns to your T-TESS Goal for next year.

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