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Good evening!  This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal Spotlight for May 9th-May 13th.  This week’s quote is “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” —Unknown. Our students are blessed to have mothers and mother figures who care for them.  Thank you for your support and all that you do.  Please listen to the updates about what’s happening at Bethesda.



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, May 10th or Thursday, May 12th 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.




Mother’s Day Paint and Chew (6:00; Café; for those who’ve registered in advanced with full payment and completed form; no more spaces available)


This week, Bulldog Tutoring will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.



3rd-5th Clubs

Join us Wednesday at 9:30 for our K-5th Math Hour Event. Come enjoy math games, prizes, giveaways, and more.  This is an awesome opportunity to visit  your child’s classroom.  Can’t wait to see you.  You don’t want to miss it.  Doors open at 9:20. The first 50 families to arrive receive a gift from PTA.



PetPals on Campus

K-5 Progress Reports Go Home


Drama Club Presents Bethesda's Got Talent (12:00 via YouTube)



Kinder & 4th Grade Field Trip (Students & Chaperones Must arrive to the front of school by 6:30 am; students and chaperones return to front of school by 6:00 pm)


This week, students in various grade levels will get to enjoy dramatic performances presented by local artists.



COVID Protocol

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.


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