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Principal's Weekly Spotlight 10/21/2018

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 22nd.


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 Red Ribbon Week 2018. Our theme this year is Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free. Red Ribbon Week is an annual campaign used to educate students on the dangers of drug use and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.   Please partner with us and discuss this message at home, at the dinner table, at family outings, and with friends and extended family. Simply encourage your students to SAY NO TO DRUGS.  If you have questions or need resources, please reach out to your school counselors Ms. Morman and Ms. Hardiman.


Monday: "Team Up Against Drugs"--Wear your favorite sports team attire. 

Tuesday: "Friends Don't Let Friends Do Drugs"--Twin Day; Dress like someone 

Wednesday: "Have the Power to Say NO"—Super Hero Day; Wear your favorite Super Hero attire”

Thursday: "Enjoy life, drug free!"--Career Day; Dress for the career you want when you grow up”

Friday: "Say No To Drugs; Be Bulldog Tough--Say NO, Be BOLD!"; Wear school colors or your Bethesda Bulldog tshirt


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 22nd   

  • ESL / AIG Field Trip to School House of Wonder


Wednesday, October 24th   

  • Happy Red for Ed Day—Students and staff are encouraged to wear red to show their support for public education
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip To Nasher Museum


Friday, October 26th  

  • Show Your Bulldog Pride by wearing your Leadership t-shirt, sweatshirt, or blue and white
  • PTA sponsors October Fest Costume Dance from 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) which includes a slice of pizza and a drink. During the dance, $1 raffle tickets will be sold for pumpkins. 


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


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!