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Principal's Weekly Spotlight Week of Feb 28

Good evening!  This is Principal Moore-Lawrence with the Principal’s Weekly Spotlight for the week of February 28th.  Can you believe that March 1st is here?!?!? We officially have 70 more days left in the school year.  March 1st also marks the beginning of Women’s History Month and the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments made by women around the world.  I am inspired by a quote from Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States of America. Carter once said, “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” I don’t know about you but I am confident that the students, families, and staff at Bethesda are tough enough, strong enough, and blessed enough to be able to successfully push through the remainder of the year. Let’s rock out these remaining 70 days with gusto, fierceness, and spirit.


This Week’s Bulldog Share and Care

Kindergarten—"Read Across America" Day--Grab A Book And Find A Special Space To Read

First—Join Your First Grade Teachers As You Learn About National Pig Day

Second— Would You Rather Getting to Know You Activity

Third—Virtual Field Trip to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Fourth— Would You Rather Getting to Know You Activity

Fifth-- Can You Guess Who Activity

Bethesda Celebrates Reading Week 2021

In past years, Bethesda celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America Week.  This year, we are taking a different approach as we have come to learn more from researching and reading about racial controversy associated with Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), the book's author and cartoonist.  While he created thousands of cartoons, illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and stories over the course of his 70-year career and the vast majority of the works he produced were positive and inspiring, he also drew a handful of early images which are disturbing. These racially stereotypical drawings were hurtful then and are still hurtful today. Although his cartoons and books reflect his evolution with an emphasis on inclusion and acceptance and he later edited some of his inappropriate images by depicting his characters in a more respectful manner, we at Bethesda have chosen to acknowledge the importance of reading with Bethesda Celebrates Reading Week 2021 instead of Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America Week. If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact Dr. Moore-Lawrence or Ms. Foreman, our Media Coordinator.

Spirit Week for Bethesda Celebrates Reading Week 2021

  • Monday-- Hats Off to Reading...Wear Your Favorite Hat
  • Tuesday--Cozy Up to a Great Book...Wear Your Pajamas
  • Wednesday--Read My Shirt Day...Wear A Shirt With Words
  • Thursday--Reading Is My Superhero Power..Wear Your Superhero Costume
  • Friday--What Are You Reading...Show & Tell About Your Favorite Book

Tuesday, March 2nd Bethesda Participates in NCAE Reading Event @ 10

Monday, March 1st-Wednesday, March 31st

  • Bethesda Celebrates Women’s History Month

Monday, March 1st-Tuesday, April 20th

  • 2021-2022 Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten Application Window Open

Friday, February 26th-Thursday, March11th

  • Bethesda’s Virtual Book Fair

Monday, March 1st

  • No Specials

Tuesday, March 2nd

  • No Morning Meeting; Class Starts at 8:30
  • No Specials

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • No Morning Meeting, No Synchronous Wellness Wednesday Student Support Activities, No Extra-Curricular Clubs

Now, let’s celebrate some awesome Bulldogs.

  • Foreman recognized 4th grade student Anyla for being an outstanding student that is always respectful and responsible. Her leadership in class has helped other students.
  • Foreman recognized 4th grade student Maleana. She has shown great leadership in Media. She is an excellent reader and writer. She participates in class, does online assignments, and follows instructions very well.
  • Skillman recognized 3rd grade student Rey for working extra hard to complete all of his iReady lessons this week.