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Good evening! This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal Spotlight for the Week of October 10th-October 16th.


ML’s Moment of Motivation

Happy Sunday! I hope each of you have enjoyed your weekend. As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to share another one of my favorite Spanish proverbs and quotes. Remember, my Spanish-speaking skills are improving day by day. This week’s Spanish proverb is La vida es corta. Vive apasionadamente y siente la Felicidad; this means Life is short. Live passionately and feel happiness. We can all agree that life is short, and we only live once. Learning to live life to the fullest is an important step in making the most of every day. You get to decide how you enjoy spending your time. Do what makes you happy. Show your love to the people you care about. Practice kindness. Learning to live life to the fullest is a big step that will help you reach your greatest happiness and accomplishments. Find out what makes your life feel meaningful and go after it. The choice is yours!



Thank you to the families that attended last week’s Family-A-Fair event.


Bethesda’s We are Queens and We Are Kings

Flyers for We Are Queens and We Are Kings went home last week. We will host a Parent Information Session via Zoom on Wednesday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Mrs. Morgan Hunt, Bethesda’s Assistant Principal.


Name the Bulldog Fundraiser Contest

We are moving forward with our "Name the Bulldog fundraiser!"


The final choices are Bruno, Scottie, and Rocky! Three jars will be placed in our lobby, each with one of these names.


This week you may begin sending money with your students for them to add to the jar that represents the name that they would like to give our mascot, the Bulldog! You may send spare change or dollar bills! You may also donate via our online school store. The link can be found in your email copy of this message, on Class Dojo, on our website, and on social media.


The jar with the largest amount of money at the end of the week, will be the new name for our mascot!


Weekly COVID-19 Testing Coming to Bethesda Soon

Are you interested in having your child tested weekly at school for COVID-19? If so, please register your child today. The link can be found in your email copy of this message, on Class Dojo, on our website, and on social media.

Register your student today with this link:


You’ll give a one-time consent for weekly testing and HIPAA authorization to share testing results with all necessary parties. All testing information is confidential and results will be available in hours.


If you have questions, please contact me and look at the flyer in your child’s folder.


COVID Protocol

Thanks for your support with all COVID protocol including checking your child’s temperature and wellness before leaving home, ensuring your child has a properly fitting mask, and notifying us if your child has a positive COVID test or is in close contact with someone who does. If your child is not feeling well, please keep your child at home.


Thank you for all you do and for reading this message! Have a great evening.