BETHKE BISON BULLETIN

November 26, 2017

Is your student GT?

Katy ISD students in grades 1-4 can be referred for screening for the 2018-2019 gifted and talented program. Parents must complete a Parent Checklist which can be obtained from the student's school or from the Katy ISD website.

The deadline for completing and returning the Parent Checklist is December 6, 2017. Checklists which are not returned by the deadline will not be screened for service for the 2018-2019 school year. The State of Texas requires that various types of measures be used to identify students for gifted programs which includes observations and standardized tests. The program for elementary students consists of a one-day pullout in the Challenge classroom with a teacher trained in gifted education.

Parents may contact campus counselors, elementary Challenge teachers, or G/T facilitators if they have additional questions. They can visit the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics webpage for more information. ​​

https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo GT Parent Awareness 2017-18 (English)

https://youtu.be/uWaO9HTx1JE GT Parent Awareness 2017 18 (Spanish)

Upcoming Events!

11/29 FAMILY NIGHT--NO HOMEWORK!

11/30 5th Grade visit to PHS for SJH Fine Arts program

12/4 Principal Coffee @ 9:00

12/5 Bethke Spelling Bee @ 8:30

12/6 Core Essential--Generosity--wear green!

12/7 Choir Concert 5:30

12/11 CAT Team Meeting @ 4:00

12/15 Winter Parties--EARLY DISMISSAL @ 12:40

12/18-1/2 Winter Break

1/3 School Resumes

**** SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERN****

I need your help with some very serious safety concerns that seem to have gotten worse recently. It is our number one priority to be sure your children are safe at school, but in order for us to ensure that, we need EVERYONE to follow our arrival and dismissal procedures.


* DO NOT DROP STUDENTS IN ANY PARKING LOT--students are to be dropped off only in the parent pick up line. Students should never be dropped in the parking lot. This is a very dangerous situation of students walking around moving cars.


*STUDENTS MAY NOT BE DROPPED OFF BEFORE 7:55 am. There are not staff members available to monitor students before 7:55. Please do not drop students at the door to stand on the porch until the doors open. This is a safety risk.


*ARRIVAL AFTER 8:20. The front doors automatically lock at 8:20 and students are tardy after that time. Any student arriving after 8:20 must have an adult with them to come to the office and get a tardy slip.


*NO CELL PHONE USE IN THE PARENT LINE. It is illegal to be on your cell phone while driving, especially when in a school zone. Please stay alert and off of your phone when in our school zone.


These are small things that will make a huge difference for our arrival and dismissal! We appreciate your compliance.

****TARDIES****

We have noticed that we are having more students tardy lately. Remember that students must be in the building by 8:20 to avoid being tardy. Beginning after the Winter Break, we will begin assigning early morning detention for students who are tardy multiple times. We ask for your help in getting students to school on time.


Also, our doors automatically lock at 8:20, so you must walk your student in if they are arriving after that time.

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