Bobcat Blast

November 4, 2021

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Important Dates


  • 4th - Principal Chat, 5:00 TONIGHT
  • 5th - OSHU COVID Tests go home
  • 6th - Free Book Giveaway *
  • 8th - COVID Tests Returned
  • 9th - National Microtia Awareness Day *
  • 11th - Veteran's Day, Schools Closed
  • 12th - Grading Day, No School
  • 22-26 - Schools Closed
  • 30th - PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm

* See detailed information below

Principal Chat Link

Meeting ID: 991 6275 8023 Passcode: bobcat

Change In School Calendar

The Beaverton School District has made an adjustment to the school calendar in November. Please make these changes on your calendar for the week of November 22 -29:

  • Monday, November 22: No school for students; professional development day for licensed staff; work day for classified staff (Previously, this day was an instructional day.)
  • Tuesday, November 23: No school for students or staff (Previously, this day was an instructional day.)
  • Wednesday, November 24-Friday, November 26: No school
  • Monday, November 29: Regular school day for students and staff; A/Odd Day (Previously, this day was a no student/staff professional day.)

The result of the calendar change is one less instructional day in favor of a Wellness Day for our students and staff. While this change may pose a challenge for some, I hope that you will agree that a focus on wellness is needed at this time.


National Microtia Awareness Day, November 9th

Hello, we are the Lichtenberger family and our daughter Lily, whom is a kindergartner this year, was born with microtia artresia of the right ear. Our goal is to spread awareness and as parents celebrate Lily's differences. "We're different and we're the same".
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More Information on Mictrotia

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Wear Baby Blue - Tuesday, November 9th


OHSU COVID-19 Screening

Every Friday that there is school, we will send home a test kit


  • Please administer the test on Monday morning before having breakfast or brushing teeth.

  • Please affix one label to the vial and one label to the biohazard bag.

  • Please ensure the student's name and birthdate are easily visible.*Send the test-kit back on Monday morning with your student. Test-kits that arrive late (after 9:00am), unfortunately, must be thrown out.

Links to instructions:




Free Book Giveaway

Bethany Elementary’s Green Team is proud to host our Annual Free Book Giveaway! Please join us this Saturday 11/6/21 from 9am-12pm. All books have been donated from the Bethany Library, thanks to Amy Frewing, and are completely free. APPLAUSE!

We will have the books laid out behind the school in the covered area. Remember to wear your mask and bring a bag to carry your new books home.

This is a community event so if you have someone that does not attend Bethany they are welcome to come. Hope to see everyone on Saturday.

-Thank you from the Green Team


Read-A-Thon Updates

Running Totals

Minutes Read to date: 5200 Minutes

Cumulative School Goal: 100,000 minutes

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Add a Leaf To The Tree

We have this tree in our Library, and want to fill it with leaves.

How Do You Add A Leaf?

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade: When they read 100 minutes they can ask their teacher for a leaf. They put their name on the leaf and it is placed on the tree.

  • 3rd - 5th grader: When they read 200 minutes they can ask their teacher for a leaf. They put their name on the leaf and it is placed on the tree.
How Read-A-Thon Works:

10/29 – 11/28 Students ask family and friends to sponsor them during the Read-A-Thon.

10/29 – 11/27 Read, Read, Read and Record your minutes!

11/28 Students collect donations.

11/29 Students turn in any cash or check donation envelopes.

12/6 - 12/10 Prizes are distributed.

All Reading Outside of School Counts!

● Homework reading counts!

● Reading-to-self counts!

● Getting read to by someone else counts!

● Reading aloud to other people counts. If you happen to read to someone who is also participating in the Read-A-Thon, it counts for both of you!

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Boomer Loves Read-A-Thon

Click here for Boomer's Video


Attention 5th Grade Parents

Option School/Program Application Process

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available.

Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

The following are the option schools/programs available:

  • Arts and Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)
  • Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering (BASE)
  • International School of Beaverton (ISB)
  • Rachel Carson Program of Environmental Science at Cedar Park Middle School

Do you want more information on each Option School: BSD Learning Options

Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.


Library Updates

Thank you to the generous donation of furniture from Nike and the incredible dedication of Mrs. Frewing, the library has undergone a transformation. It is still a work in progress, but we thought you might enjoy seeing how it looks so far.

From Mrs. Frewing:

I also owe a huge thank you to the Book Fair Crew and the Green Team who have taken a huge load off my shoulders so that I can work on making the Library more accessible to all our readers. Read-a-thon has circulation way up - our kids are so awesome!

Much gratitude!

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

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Haunted Hallway Kudos

Thank you Bethany families for making the Haunted Hallway last weekend a big success.

We would like to thank the following parents who were on the event planning group.

  • Benita Yost
  • Natalie Noyes
  • Allison Acton
  • Sam Yaws
  • Julia Eggers
  • Shella Nuno
  • Kelly Slee

We also could not have done it without the 5th grade parents who either volunteered their time or provided raffle items.

November PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting will be November 30 at 7pm via Zoom!

Roadside Clean-up and Garden Winterization

Saturday, November 13th

9:30 am

Please join the BSPTO Green Team for an adopt-a-road clean up event on NW 174th Ave

Contact for more information or to sign up.

Garden Winterization

If you are interested in helping to winterize the garden, contact for more info and to sign up

Volunteers of the Month

Volunteers of the Month of October: Bintu Foday and Benita Yost

Thank you to Benita and Bintu for organizing the collection of snacks for the Bethany staff room. Their efforts in showing our support and appreciation for the staff and teachers at Bethany are greatly appreciated. Watch for other opportunities to contribute to show our teachers how much they mean to us and our children. Thank you again Benita and Bintu for leading our BSPTO Staff Appreciation team. Together, WE ARE BETHANY

Rite-Aid Fundraising

Click on the link to see how your prescriptions can help earn money for our school:

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Stay in the Loop!

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

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School Meals Menu

Volunteering at Bethany

Help Us Purchase School Supplies

Online Payment System

Here are the instructions to follow, once you are in the system:

  • Click on your student’s name
  • Click on school Items
  • Click on the correct grade
  • Click on school supplies

COVID Regulations

If your child is presenting with any of the following primary COVID symptoms, a staff member will accompany your child to the school isolation room:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • a New Loss of taste or smell

Students with primary COVID symptoms, will need to have proof of a negative COVID test, or a Doctor's note, or quarantine for 10 days to return to school.