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Good evening!  This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal Spotlight for April 25th-April 29th.  This week’s quote comes from Germany Kent, “When you are able to look yourself in the mirror and be proud of yourself, that is when you start a new chapter focused on your needs, trusting your gut, and being the best YOU for YOU.” Thank you for your support and all that you do.  Please listen to the updates about what’s happening at Bethesda.




This week, 3rd-5th grade students will take the Reading and Math Case 21 End-of-Year Assessments. 5th grade students will also take the Science Case 21.  This will give us a great indication of student preparation for the End-of-Grade Tests. Families will get results next week.


This week is Administrative Professionals Week. Please help us celebrate our wonderful admin staff, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. McNair, and Mrs. Valle.

Have you completed your child’s registration and bus transportation form for next year? If not, do so today.  You can find instructions on the DPS website at, or you can come to the school on Tuesday, April 26th or Thursday, April 29th between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to get help for filling out the form.  Again, this is very important to ensure that your child has bus transportation for next year, in addition to other important information.


Bethesda PTA is looking for parents/guardians to serve on the New Principal Selection Committee. Also, your input about what you would like to see in the new principal can be shared via the survey.  More info is on social media, our website, and Class Dojo.


This week, Bulldog Tutoring will be held Monday and Wednesday. We will not have tutoring this Tuesday, April 26th.  Don’t forget you have to pick up your child at 5:30 from carpool located in the back of the building. Thank you to all that attended our family tutoring meeting on last week.


Join us Tuesday, April 26t at 6:00 for our K-2nd Grade Math Night. Come enjoy math games, prizes, giveaways, and dinner.  Weather permitting, the event will be outside. Can’t wait to see you for our first face-to-face event. You don’t want to miss it.


Wednesday is 3rd-5th Grade Club Day.



K and 5th Cap and Gown Pictures

April PBIS Store

5th Grade Field Trip to Hub Farm for Hamilton, Boyd, and Green’s Classes


Yearbooks are on still on sale for $15 until May 6th.Order your copy today. Contact Dr. April Henderson for more information. 


Mother’s Day Paint and Chew being held on Monday, May 9th at 6:00.  Spaces are limited. You must register to attend. 


K and 4th parents, there are still a few spaces left for the aquarium field trip. The last day to return the completed field trip form and money is Wednesday, April 27th. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Valle, Bethesda’s Office Mgr and Bookkeeper. 


COVID Protocol

Did you know that 1 in 5 COVID cases since August 2021 have been in kids? Consider getting vaccinated today. #WeCanDoThis


If your child is not feeling well, please keep your child at home. If you need information about where to get tested or where to get the vaccination, please contact the main office at 919-560-3904. 


If you signed your child up for weekly COVID-19 testing, students will be tested Friday.  You still have time to register your child for weekly COVID-19 testing. 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 the link:


This week, Bethesda reported 0 positive COVID cases, 0 close contacts were identified, and there were 0 class closures. Your student may come to school unless they are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Please know we continue to take all precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.


Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Let’s get ready to celebrate our teachers.  More info is coming this week.


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