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Principal's Weekly Spotlight - 9/23/2018

Good evening! This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary School, with the Principal’s Weekly Spotlight. Please listen to the following reminders about important things happening at Bethesda the week of September 24th.

Monday, September 24th 

  • Bethesda’s School Improvement Team meets at 2:45.

Wednesday, September 26th 

  • Happy Red for Ed Day—Students and staff are encouraged to wear red to show their support for public education
  • Community Volunteer Day at Bethesda Part One Executed by AmeriCorps, DINE, and FoodCorps Featuring Bethesda’s Big Dig Garden Project. Come help us plant our first school garden. The event begins at 9:00.

Thursday, September 27th  

  • Community Volunteer Day at Bethesda Part Two Executed by Activate Good Featuring Beautification Initiatives within the Courtyard and Front of School. The event begins at 8:30.

Friday, September 28th

  • Show Your Bulldog Pride by wearing your Leadership t-shirt, sweatshirt, or blue and white
  • If you join Bethesda’s PTA by September 25th, your child will get to attend the Bethesda PTA One Hour Free Membership Dance at 1:00 in the gym.

Saturday, September 29th

Bethesda’s Moving On Up Block Party Celebration from 11:00-2:00. We are excited and proud about our letter grade moving to a C and our students exceeding expected growth last year.  This celebration will feature a cookout, video game truck, bounce houses, horseback riding, face painting, balloon art, hamster ball, first PTA meeting, and more.  While they last, all activities and food are free!!!  Invite your family and friends. Come early so you don’t miss out on any of the goodies. 

Additional Announcements

  • It’s not too late to join Bethesda’s PTA for $6.
  • Our beginning of year assessments in K-5 are well underway.  Progress reports will go out the first week of October and Quarter One Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in October as well.  If you have any questions about your child’s progress thus far, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • This week is Bring Your Parent to PE Week. Join your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday during specials (Kinder Specials are at 7:45, 1st at 8:45, 2nd at 9:45, 3rd at 12:55, 4th at 10:55, and 5th at 11:45).  Or you can join us Thursday at 1:00.  Let’s get fit together!


At Bethesda, we are proud to say, ”Greatness Starts Here:  Leaders Are Made at Bethesda.” Thank you for listening to this message.  Have a great evening!