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Principal's Weekly Spotlight 10/15/2018

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 15th.


Due to last week’s inclement weather, our Fall Book Fair will continue this week until Thursday.  We are still giving students an opportunity to vote for their favorite enchanted forest creature--dragons or unicorn.  Whichever creature 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.


Tuesday, October 16th

  • First Grade Field Trip to Carolina Theater to see Rio Mira
  • Title I District PAC Night Event (Durham Armory; 6:00)


Wednesday, October 17th  

  • Happy Red for Ed Day—Students and staff are encouraged to wear red to show their support for public education
  • Doughnuts for Dad Book Fair Event (8:30; Cafeteria & Media Center)
  • Dental Screening (Coordinated by Nurse Terry)


Thursday, October 18th    

  • Dental Screening (Coordinated by Nurse Terry)
  • Fourth Grade Field Trip to NC Museum of Life and Science
  • Muffins for Mom Book Fair Event (8:30; Cafeteria & Media Center)
  • Daughters and Sisters of Triumph Mentoring Program (2:30-3:30; A1)


Friday, October 19th 

  • Show Your Bulldog Pride by wearing your Leadership t-shirt, sweatshirt, or blue and white

Coming Soon…Friday, October 26th—Bethesda PTA sponsors October Fest. For more information, check out the flyer in your child’s folder.  The dance will be 2:30 – 4:30 pm for grades K-2 and 5:30 - 7:30 pm for grades 3-5.  Admission is $5.00 (cash only) and this includes a slice of pizza and a drink.  Additional items will be sold.  Wednesday, October 31st—Southern High School’s Cheer Team sponsors a Halloween Community Trunk or Treat at Bethesda from 5-8.  In addition to sweet treats, come enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, candy apples, and more.


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!