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Principal's Weekly Spotlight - 01/10/2021

Good evening! This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud Principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal’s Weekly Spotlight for the week of January 11th. The quote of the week is “Stay positive! The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude!” Make the choice to spread positivity everywhere you go.


On Thursday, January 7th, Durham Public School’s Board of Education unanimously voted to remain in Plan C for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This means that instruction will continue online and students will not return to the school building.  At Bethesda, we are committed to continuing to provide students with the best learning experience possible and will enhance the current way that we are doing so for Quarters 3 and 4.  Stay tuned for additional information.


Families that registered for the January 12th STEM hour being held at 1:45 and requested a kit, may pick up the kit on Sunday, January 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 or Monday, January 11th from 4:00 to 6:00 in the front of the school by the flagpole. It will be a contactless pick up.


This week, students will continue to take the iReady Middle of Year Assessment in Reading and Math. Please remember that this assessment lets us know where your child is at this point in the school year.  Please allow your child to take the assessment independently.  Please do not assist your child by reading the assessment, giving them answers, or showing them how to complete the problems.  We appreciate your support with this.


Tuesday, January 12th

STEM Hour at @ 1:45 p.m. K-2 students will create winter catapults and 3-5 students will explore magnets and mazes.  Please check out the school website for the Zoom information and additional details.


Wednesday, January 13th

*Don’t forget that students are to attend Morning Meeting every day, including Wellness Wednesday activities.  This week’s Wellness Wednesday topic is “Building Happy and Responsible Relationships!”. Please check out the school website for the Zoom information and additional details.


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


Thursday, January 14th

The Exceptional Children’s (EC) Family Resource Night will be held at 6:00 via Zoom. Come get resources and information to help enhance your EC student’s overall success. Please check out the school website for the Zoom information and additional details.


Friday, January 15th

End of Quarter Two Grading Period


Monday, January 18th

School is closed for staff and students in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


Tuesday, January 19th

This is a remote learning day for students and workday for staff. Students should login to Canvas and complete the assignments listed.  Please be sure to check Class Dojo as well for additional information.


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. Wilder recognized kindergarten student Cameron T. Cameron you are doing a fantastic job in answering text questions and supporting your peers. Keep up the good work. You truly are a world changer.


Ms. Wilder recognized kindergarten student Kameron H. for working hard and paying attention in our virtual classroom. You work hard completing your class assignments and supporting your peers. You are awesome!


Ms. Wilder recognized kindergarten student Allan AR. Thank you for coming to class everyday. Your smile brightens our world. Thank you for paying attention and doing your best.


Ms. Wilder recognized kindergarten student Aubrey M. Aubrey you are always respectful and kind to your classmates and teacher. You are growing tremendously in letter names and sound. I really  like the way you pay attention in class and answer text questions in our virtual classroom.  Keep up the good work!


Ms. Golding recognized 4th grade student Carter B. Carter is always the first student in my zoom room ready to learn! He has such a positive attitude when learning something new. I always look forward to seeing Carter and his amazing cute pets he shares!


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