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Principal's Weekly Spotlight -10/7/2018

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 October 8th.


October 1st-October 31st, Bethesda Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.  Every Monday in October is Latin Monday and we encourage staff and students to dress in the flag colors of a Latin country. Our month of celebration will also feature a Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest, Hispanic Leader Spotlight During Morning Announcements, and Hispanic Heritage Assembly.


This week is Fall Book Fair and the theme is The Enchanted Forest.  Students are encouraged to participate in Book Fair Spirit Week.

Magical Mismatched Monday- Wear your clothes, shoes and socks mismatched

Troll Hair Tuesday – Wear your hair like a troll

Wizarding Wednesday – Dress like a wizard

Throwback Thursday – Throw on your pajamas to wear to school

Fairytale Friday – Dress like your favorite fairytale character

We are also giving students an opportunity to vote for their favorite enchanted forest creature--dragon or unicorn.  On Monday, students vote with pennies, Tuesday with nickels, Wednesday with dimes, Thursdays with quarters, and Fridays with any kind of money they choose.  Whichever collects the most money votes will be what Dr. Moore-Lawrence dresses up as.  Money collected will be used to help students who need financial assistance to purchase book fair items.


We are excited that so many of you are participating in our Step It Up Fundraiser.  There are tons of cool prizes and the Day of Awesomeness is coming soon. To attend the Day of Awesomeness, you must raise a minimum of $75.


Monday, October 8th  

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


Tuesday,  October 9th

  • 3rd grade Field Trip to Morehead Planetarium


Wednesday, October 10th  

  • Happy Red for Ed Day—Students and staff are encouraged to wear red to show their support for public education


Thursday, October 11th   

  • Muffins for Mom Book Fair Event at 8:00. Come enjoy breakfast and a book fair shopping trip with your child.


Friday, October 12th 

  • Show Your Bulldog Pride by wearing your Leadership t-shirt, sweatshirt, or blue and white
  • Doughnuts for Dad Book Fair Event at 8:00. Come enjoy breakfast and a book fair shopping trip with your child.


It’s not too late to join Bethesda’s PTA for $6.


Don't forget we are still collecting items for NC residents in Wilmington and New Bern impacted by Hurricane Florence. 


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!