Bobcat Blast

June 9, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Bethany Families,

The school year is coming to a very rapid close! I am focusing on making the most of each day and enjoying the growth your children have made. We have several exciting events coming up. KONA ICE will be at Bethany TONIGHT for a free community event. I hope to see you there soon!

Next Wednesday, June 15th, is our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast from 9-10 am. PLEASE RSVP and attend if you are able to make it. (RSVP at the bottom of the email) ALL contributions large and small are worth celebrating. We THANK YOU for giving of your time, talents, and financial support throughout the year.

Thursday, June 16th is FIELD DAY. Always a fun time. Make sure to have your child wear sneakers and dress for whatever the weather decides to do! It's been a very unpredictable Spring.

Finally, on Friday we will be celebrating our 5th graders in a variety of ways. Thank you to the committee and volunteers who have been hard at work preparing and organizing an amazing event to close out their time at Bethany in a memorable way. 5th grade parents please check your email that was sent today with more information.

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, June 20th, but we DO have school on Tuesday, June 21st (Early Release at 12:35 pm). I know it's sort of a wonky schedule. I am not in charge of the calendar.

With appreciation,



PTO Community Event TONIGHT

The PTO is sponsoring a free Community Event TONIGHT from 4-7 pm with the Kona Shaved Ice Truck. Come when you can to enjoy a refreshing shaved ice and meet up with friends and other families from school. The PTO will have information available about different projects and programs that they support at Bethany.

Calendar - Important Dates

  • 16th - Field Day
  • 17th - 5th Grade Celebration
  • 20th - Holiday, No School
  • 21st - Last Day of School, School ends at 12:35

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field Day - June 16th

We are still looking for volunteers in the afternoon.

Grades 3-5

Afternoon shift (12:20pm-2:30pm)

30 positions

How do I sign-up to Volunteer: Log into your Better Impact account and sign up for the Field Day opportunities. Just search under Bethany Elementary by the Field date of June 16, 2022, and you will see the time slots.

Camp Achieve Summer School

Attention families! We have a few open spots in our summer school program. If you have a child who is in grade 2, 3 or 4 and you would like them to attend our summer program, please email our site coordinator Dori George at

Here is information about Camp Achieve.

When: July 5-28th

Where: Oak Hills Elementary

(Bethany, Oak Hills and Terra Linda students will attend summer school together here)

Days: Mondays - Thursdays

Time: 8:00 - 12:00 each day

Breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided.




Medications in the Health Room

If your child has medication in the health room, please pick it up by June 21st as we do not keep medications over the summer. Medications not picked up must be discarded per Beaverton School District policy.

Lost and Found

Coats and shirts and water bottles---OH MY!

Please come check out the lost and found after school. There are many items that need to go home.

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OHSU Testing

June 13th will be the last day of turning in the OHSU weekly spit tests.

Beaverton School District will not be offering weekly OHSU Weekly COVID Screening testing during the summer. Additionally at this time, BSD will not be participating in the OHSU Weekly Screening program for the 2022-23 school year.

2022-2023 Meal Benefits

All students received free breakfast and lunch this year through a government grant.

Next year all students will be back to FULL paid unless they apply for meal benefits.

  1. Meal benefits application can be done online on our app SCHOOL CAFE, an account will need to be set up.
  2. Make sure to apply during summer since applications from last year are expiring at the end of June.


Library News

We are done with all library checkouts. Please return library books as soon as you finish them. ALL BOOKS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY 6/15/2022.

I will send out lists of what the kids have checked out. Several checkouts defaulted to a 6/6/22 return date. Please ignore that date and know that they are not late until 6/15. That being said, the sooner I get them back, the sooner I can get the library cleaned up and organized.

An exception to the above would be books that say they are way past due (anything prior to June). Please don't worry about fines now unless you know for certain the book is lost or damaged. We will do an inventory.

Replacement books are completely appropriate and much less expensive. Please talk to me if you know you have any questions.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

Amy Frewing

********** PTO Updates **********

Bethany Spirit Wear Store

Bethany Elementary School spirit wear tank tops and racerbacks are on sale! All sizes and styles are just $21.99.

Shop here:


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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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


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