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Principal's Weekly Spotlight - 12/13/2020

Good evening! This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud Principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal’s Weekly Spotlight for the week of December 14th. The quote of the week is “No amount of money or success can take the place of time with spent with your family.” As we end 2020 strong this last week before Winter Break, I hope you are thinking of the many things you have to be grateful for and to cherish. For me, family is on the top of my list.  Let’s make sure that the ones that we love and that love us know it. That can be done with a smile, a laugh, words of encouragement, a token of appreciation, and more.  Time spent with family is worth every second.  With the pandemic, we have to creatively come up with ways to engage with our family members across the globe in a way that is safe, healthy, and still filled with lots of love. I wish each of you a blessed Winter Break.

Week in Review Highlights (Please note that this list may not be exhaustive)

Monday, December 14th

*Do you want to learn more about Opt In Plan B? Are you still undecided about whether you want your child to be virtual or face-to-face in third Quarter. Well, I encourage you to join me and Bethesda PTA for our Town Hall at 6:00. We will talk about these things and answer questions live. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, December 16th

*Don’t forget that students are to attend Morning Meeting every day, including Wellness Wednesday activities.  This week’s Wellness Wednesday topic is “Respecting Others’ Winter Celebrations” for K-2 and 3-5 will work more with Junior Achievement and learn more about money, budgeting, and more.

*Extra-Curricular Clubs (Each Club Has a Schedule of Dates; Please Note That All Clubs Don’t Meet Every Week)

Friday, December 18th

*School-Wide Winter Break Zoom Classroom Celebrations Hosted by Classroom Teachers

*Need a good book to read over the next two weeks?  Stop by the bus parking lot from 3:30-5:30 and grab a book. Free books will be given from Book Harvest and you can also reserve one of the books from our Media Center collection with Ms. Foreman.


Now it’s time for me to shout out some terrific Bulldogs.  To learn more about why these Bulldogs were recognized, please check your email or our website for full details. 

Ms. Martin recognized her ENTIRE kindergarten class! I met my students and families in the middle of the worst pandemic ever. Even in the midst of it all, seeing them in the mornings and hearing them say I love you or telling me about their pets, elf, new toys, food. They make my day and remind me of why I want to keep moving forward and helping them to achieve their goals.

Ms. Martin recognized kindergarten student, Aubriimarie O and her mom. Aubriimarie is being recognized for her exceptional improvement in literacy and for completing assignments. Her mom, Ms. Owens is also being acknowledged for staying in contact with the teacher, following through on requests from the teacher,  and working hard to make sure her daughter stays on track. Keep being the awesome student and family you are!

Ms. Martin recognized kindergarten student, Jordyn M. Jordyn is always ready for class, disciplined, focused and she is always willing to try.

Ms. Foreman recognized kindergarten student, Prince L. Prince is great at participating in class and is always ready to learn in Media. Great job Prince!

Ms. Foreman recognized kindergarten student, Astrid SH. Astrid does a great job of participating in Media. Great Job!

Ms. Foreman recognized kindergarten student Taylor B. Taylor does a great job participating in Media and is always eager to learn.

Ms. Foreman recognized kindergarten student Malachi R. Malachi has been ready, respectful, and responsible in participating in Media. He always raises his hand, follows the Bulldog B.A.R.K., and answers questions. Awesome job Malachi!

Ms. Winnix recognized 1st grade student Mohri H. During our break, Mohri saw that a student was upset. He said he noticed that the student wasn't smiling and participating. Mohri reached out to let me know and he used his break to cheer up his friend. Thank you so much for caring about your classmates Mohri. You rock!

Ms. Winnix recognized 1st grade student Leloni G. Leloni noticed that we had a new student in our class. She wrote me in the chat asking if she could introduce herself so she felt part of the class. Thank you Leloni for being so considerate and kind!

Ms. Thompson recognized 4th grade student Adan PD. Adan has shown amazing improvement with fractions, and can show his work using number lines and tape diagrams. Adan shows up to class ready to learn and collaborate! Keep up the great work Adan!

Ms. Thompson recognized 4th grade student Nevaeh P. Nevaeh demonstrates leadership in our classroom by signing into Nearpod online, actively participating in class discussions, and ready to help her peers! Keep up the great work Nevaeh!


This concludes the Principal’s Weekly Spotlight. Have a great evening!