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Principal's Weekly Spotlight - 09/27/2020

Good evening! This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud Principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal’s Weekly Spotlight for the week of September 27th.The quote of the week is “Embracing change is never easy. But the reward for doing so can be far greater than you can ever imagine.” As you know, last Thursday, DPS’s School Board approved the continuation of Plan C and remote learning through January 15, 2021.  With that being said, please know that we are already in the process of discussing changes that will occur in order to make virtual learning during Quarter Two better for our families, students, and staff. Please look for updates about these changes soon.


There is no school Monday, September 28th.  It is Yom Kippur and a Teacher Workday.  School will resume Tuesday, September 29th at 7:45 a.m.


Students are encouraged to participate in this week’s Wellness Wednesday Activities.  This week, Bethesda will continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and students will learn more about Hispanic Heritage.


We would like to shout out the following Bulldogs. To see the details of why these wonderful Bulldogs were recognized, please check your email or the school website for the full listing.

  • Ms. Culberson recognized kindergarten student, Aiden D & 2nd grade student, Josiah N. Both students come to class ready to create awesome art and turn each project in on time! I love seeing what they both create each week!
  • Ms. Foreman recognized 2nd grade student, Kimaya D for showing excellent leadership in class by being responsible and ready for class and asking great questions. Keep up the great work Kimaya! Ms. Foreman also recognized 2nd grade student Aida B for showing she is meeting the Bulldog BARK expectations by engaging in class with great questions and participation.Great Job Aida!
  • Ms. Beveridge recognized 2nd grade students, Abriana A & Skyler A. They are responsible and ready to learn bulldogs! Both of them attend zoom classes daily and have turned in all work assigned online. I'm proud of you, both!
  • Ms. Skillman recognized 3rd grade student, Alicia F. Alicia has been working on self-discipline. She has been working hard to make sure she writes down the information she needs and is working on navigating the internet on her own. She has shown tremendous growth. I am so proud of her hard work and perseverance.
  • Ms. Lee recognized 4th grade students, Crishaun H, Collin M, & Brian G for working hard, being prepared, and always being ready &  willing to participate in zoom lessons. Great job Crishaun, Collin, and Brian!!! Ms. Lee also recognized 4th grade students, Carter B & Carnelius M for being able to effectively navigate NCEdCloud without assistance and for following zoom rules and protocols. Well done Carter & Carnelius!!
  • Ms. Golding recognized 5th grade student Erasmo G. Erasmo is always the first student to show up for class with a positive attitude. He is always ready to learn and participate in class discussions!


Have a great evening!