January 28, 2018

Help Stop the Flu at Bethke!

Our school community continues to be impacted by Influenza. Please help stop the spread of the flu to our students by following the 24 Hour Communicable Illness Policy. KISD Administrative Regulation FFAD is in place to ensure the health and safety of all students and states that students who exhibit vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever 100 degrees or higher (Fahrenheit) must be excluded from school. Re-admittance is allowable as follows:

Free of fever (greater than 100) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. Common trade names of products containing these medications include, but are not limited to, Tylenol, Motrin or Advil.

•Food and liquids have been tolerated for at least 24 hours without vomiting and/or diarrhea, and without the use of medication to relieve these symptoms.

•Students diagnosed with a contagious illness that is being treated with prescription medication, must complete a minimum of 24 hours of the prescribed medication dosage prior to returning to school.

Please see for information on Influenza.

Upcoming Events:

2/1 3rd Grade Family Fishing Training (5:30-7:00)

ChickFilA Spirit Night

2/2 Bison Time Field Trip for Selected Students

2/3 3rd Grade Family Fishing Day--OLC

2/5 CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

2/7 Celebrate Kindness, Wear Purple

2/8 2nd Grade Music Night 5:30

2/9 Progress Reports Go Home

2/12 Principal's Coffee with Mrs. Lowery @ 9:00

2/13 Spring Individual Pictures

2/14 Valentine's Day, Spring Parties @ 2:30 and 100th Day of School

2/19 REGULAR SCHOOL DAY--Bad Weather Make-Up Day

2/14-2/17 Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo

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Bison Time is BACK!

Each Friday morning our students have the opportunity to collaborate, be creative and explore areas they are interested in. Our students met in their clusters (3-5) for the first time on Friday while our younger students (K-2) began their enrichment activities. Ask your student what they are working on. We know they'll be excited to share.

We appreciate our PTA and the volunteers who make sure Bison Time continues at Bethke!


You may hear your students say, "I can't be a tardy tater!"

Beginning tomorrow, every class that has all of their students without anyone tardy, will earn a piece of a Mr. Potato Head. They will build their "Tardy Tater" each day and after 10 days of no tardies, they will get to bring it to announcements, name it and get a certificate for their class. We hope this incentive will help students remember to be in class on time. You are welcome to join in the fun if you see Mr. Potato themed pieces to "jazz-up" your classes potato.

Thank you to PTA for getting all of the Mr. Potato Heads for our classrooms!

School-Wide Picture--coming soon!

We are working on our cover for the yearbook this year, and would like to take a school-wide picture of all students in their "grade-level" color. We are hoping to take this next Friday, Feb 2nd. More details will come, but we wanted to give parents time to get a grade-level shirt or a shirt in the grade-level color before that date.

Kinder-Blue, First-Red, Second-Yellow, Third-Orange, Fourth-Purple, Fifth-Green

School Report Card for Review

Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2016-17 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at

Link to the School Report Card information, definitions, and data for the state, district, and

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