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Good evening! This is Principal Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal's Weekly Spotlight for the Week of March 7th. I am enthusiastically counting down the hours until our Bethesda staff return to the building on Monday. Then, I am extremely pumped that on March 15th over half of my Bethesda babies will return to the building because their families selected face-to-face learning. The next few weeks will be filled with lots of excitement, changes, emotions, and work but I am ready for it! I hope that all of our Bethesda families are ready; both those who are remaining remote/virtual and those who are returning to the building. My quote for this week comes from one of our very own second grade teachers, Mrs. Beveridge, and it wonderfully sums up my plans for March 8th-June 4th. “DING! DO IT NOW GIRL!” Let’s finish the 2020-2021 school year strong! Our families deserve that. Our staff deserve that. And most importantly, our students deserve that. Please know that I am only a phone call, email, or text away so please reach out with any questions, concerns, praises, or suggestions. We will do this together as Team Bethesda always does!


This Week’s Bulldog Share and Care

Kindergarten—Join kindergarten as they share their favorite pets!

First—Join first grade as they learn about strong women for International Women’s Day!

Second— Join second grade for a scavenger hunt!

Third— Join second grade for a scavenger hunt!

Fourth—Join fourth grade for an old fashion game of hangman but with a fun twist!

Fifth—Join fifth grade as they express themselves in art by drawing a picture to represent how they feel about going back to school in the building!


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; if you have questions, please contact the main office

Friday, February 26th-Thursday, March11th

• Bethesda’s Virtual Book Fair

Wednesday, March 10th-Friday, March 12th

• Three Remote Learning Days; No Morning Meeting; No Synchronous Wellness Wednesday Activities

• Students should complete assigned work via Canvas; this is how attendance will be taken as well for Wednesday, March 10th-Friday, March 12th

All Extra-Curricular Clubs are postponed for the remainder of March. We will let you know when they will restart in April.


Meet-the-Teacher and March 15 Update Mtg Dates for Face-to-Face and Virtual/Remote Students & Families

As you know, we have had to make major changes to our class rosters and teacher assignments for many of our students now that half will be virtual/remote and half will be face-to-face. It is critical that you and your child attend the Meet-the-Teacher and March 15 update event for your child’s grade level this week. We will share the new teacher info, COVID screening and PPE protocols, transportation updates, class schedule changes, and more. This meeting is for all students and families regardless of your choice for virtual/remote or face-to-face.

 Wednesday, March 10th

  • Second and Third Grade at 5:00
  • Kindergarten and First at 6:30

Thursday, March 11th

  • Fourth and Fifth at 5:00

Your child’s current teacher will send the zoom link for your meeting via Class Dojo on Monday, March 8th.