November 25, 2018

Welcome Back from Thanksgiving!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break filled with family, friends and fun! It is always good to have a break, but we are ready to finish this first semester strong.

Our new 5th grade classes will begin Monday morning and we are excited about our new staff members. We are also finishing our Fall Bison Time with our showcase on Friday morning from 8:45-9:45 for our 3rd-5th graders. Parents are welcome to attend to see what your 3-5 students have been working on. We think you'll be impressed!

It's a few weeks between now and our Winter Break, with lots of exciting things happening at school. We appreciate your ongoing support!

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Upcoming Events:

Nov 27th--PTA Fundraiser Pick-Up! Items must be picked up TODAY!

Nov 27th--RDR Meets

Nov 28th--Family Night--NO HOMEWORK

Nov 29th--PTA Meeting, Second Grade Music Night @ 5:30

Nov 30th--BISON TIME SHOWCASE, Specials Day Thursday

Dec 7th--Fifth Graders tour SJH Electives

Dec 10th--Bethke Spelling Bee, Campus Advisory Team Meeting

Dec 11th--RDR Meets, Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop at Bethke (5-7)

Dec 13th--Choir Winter Concert 5:30

Dec 21st--EARLY DISMISSAL, Winter Parties, End of First Semester

Dec 21st-Jan 7th WINTER BREAK

Jan 8th--Students Return to Class

Bully Prevention Information

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“There is no place for bullying in Katy ISD. Check out this video that describes physical and
verbal bullying.”

“Cyberbullying has no place in our schools. See what it may look like.”

“What is social bullying?”

Lunch Visitors Please Read!

Seating at lunch is extremely limited in our cafeteria for visitors due to continued increases in student enrollment.

Limit visits to birthdays or a maximum visit of once per week

Visitors limited to a maximum of 3 per student and must be persons who meet KISD visitor guidelines for elementary students.

Lunch visitors are restricted to parents/step-parents/guardians, non-school aged siblings, grandparents (with written permission from the parent) and campus mentors per GKC (REGULATION). Visitors do not include aunts, uncles, or neighbors.

Avoid Mondays, Fridays, and days before holidays, whenever possible.
Sit side by side at the visitor tables to provide maximum seating availability
Visitors must sit with their child only at a table designated for visitors
Due to Safety Rules, and guidelines from the Fire Marshall we cannot allow visitors sitting on the floor
Since our first obligation is to provide optimal seating for students, we will continue to monitor the number of visitors at lunch. If we continue to experience overcrowding with lunch visitors, we will consider implementing additional guidelines to ensure adequate seating during student lunches. We are hopeful that if all parents follow the requests listed above, our school will continue to have daily seating available for all who wish to have lunch with their child/ren. Thank you for your patience as our Bethke family continues to grow.

PTA Information and Website

If you still have fundraising packets, please return them to the school. We appreciate all of your support!

As soon as pre-order shirts come in, we will send a message so you will know they are on the way home with your student.

We will be having a Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night on Tuesday November the 6th from 4-8!

Did you know we currently have 350 PTA members? Our PTA wants to have at least 500 by November 1st. Have you joined? Forms can be found at the school or you can join online at the PTA Website!

Bethke PTA Website:

Bethke Staff Shout Outs!

We have a wonderful staff here at Bethke. Why not give a "Shout Out!" to a staff member who deserves celebrating? Click on the link below!

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