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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 April 5th. I hope that each of you had an awesome Spring Break.  I am excited to get back to school and get back to business and I hope that each of you are as well.  This week’s quote of the week is in honor of Autism Awareness Month—What Makes You Different Is What Makes You Beautiful.  If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to email me at, text or call me at 919-491-3630, or contact your child’s teacher.  Thank you for everything! 


This Week’s Bulldog Share and Care

Kindergarten celebrates Family Day!

First grade will "Crack the Code" with a fun Easter activity!

Second grade will have a Campfire Chat about Spring Break

Third grade will visit ancient landmarks with Aladdin and Jasmine

Fourth grade will celebrate April Fool’s Day a little bit late

Fifth grade will participate in a spring tulips directed drawing


This is a reminder that every day, every bus rider and car rider must have the DPS Symptoms Screener completed before they come to school. If we have a valid email on file for you, you will receive an email with your personal link. You can also log in with your child’s PowerSchool Student ID number on our school website. That is also the number that your child uses for Canvas.  If you cannot locate your Student ID, please contact your child’s teacher.  The screener link can be found on both the Bethesda and DPS website.


If your child is face-to-face, it is important that your child bring his/her charged computer and charger every day.


ACCESS testing continues for all ESL students who are face-to-face and virtual. If you have questions, please ask your child’s teacher or ESL teacher.


Wednesday, April 7th—Students will complete one of four Wellness Wednesday activities.  If your child does not complete one of the activities, he/she will be marked absent. One of the activities is attending our Wellness Wednesday program with our Student Support Services Team.  More information about this week’s activities can be found on the school website.


Friday, April 9th—Quarter Three Report Cards will be available via PowerSchool. If you have questions about your child’s report card, please contact your child’s teacher.



This week, we’d like to shoutout the following Bulldogs:

  • Mrs. Goff recognizes fifth grade student Ethan for showing great responsibility.
  • Mrs. Goff recognizes fifth grade student Marisol for showing leadership and kindness.

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