October 28, 2018

Tardy Information--Arrival Procedures--Please Help!

Please remember that students are counted tardy if they are not in class at 8:20. With the change in weather, we have noticed more students arriving late. We will continue to move traffic as quickly as we can in the parent pick-up line, here are some things you can do to help us:

*Have all students exit the vehicle on the passenger side.

*Encourage students to be ready to exit as soon as the car is stopped.

*Move ALL the way up until directed to stop.

*Please do not "follow" your student in your car all the way to the door. Pull away.

Please DO NOT PARK on E. Ventana Parkway in front of the school and then walk students up to the school. This creates congestion on the two-lane street and causes slower traffic and unsafe traffic flow. We are working with Harris County and Katy ISD Police to have this area designated as a "No Stopping" area.

Our number one priority in the morning is having all of our students in their classrooms safely by 8:20am. We appreciate your help!

Book Fair This Week!

Students will be able to purchase books Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30-3:00 and from 4:30-7:40 Thursday Evening. They can also purchase on Friday from 8:40-12:00.

We appreciate your support of our Book Fair.

Book Character Parade on Wed the 31st

We will be having our Book Character Parade on Wednesday the 31st at 9:00 am. Students are encouraged to dress as a Book Character and bring their book with them for the parade. We will be walking outside the school from the park area to the front of the school and then turn and go back.

Parents are encouraged to join us outside, and no RAPTOR badges will be needed. We do ask that you NOT park on Ventana Parkway since that is our parade route. Thank you!

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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.

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Upcoming Events:

Oct 29th-Nov 1st Book Fair

Oct 31st--Book Character Parade

Nov 1st--Bethke Family STEM Night

Nov 2nd--Specials Day--Monday

Nov 4th--Daylight Savings Time Ends--Set clocks back an hour

Nov 6th-RDR Meets Afterschool

Nov 7th-Character Trait--Cooperation--Wear Brown

Nov 9th-Specials Day--Tuesday

Nov 12th-16th--Substitute Appreciation Week

Nov 14th--Paraprofessional Educator Day

Nov 15th--Author Steve Harpster to visit 2nd-5th Grade

Nov 15th--First Grade Author Night with Steve Harpster 5:30-7:00


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:

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Information

A safe learning environment for all Katy ISD students and staff is our top priority. Throughout this school year, you will see an increased focus on building awareness and enhancing systems that support both the physical and emotional well-being of all our children. This includes our video series on bullying prevention and intervention. Check out our latest video, “What Does Bullying Look Like?.” More information about policies and procedures related to bullying can be found here.

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! "