OCTOBER newsletter / 2017
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steam Magnet schoolRED RIBBON WEEK
Bethune Academy will observe Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 23-27. The 2017 National Red Ribbon Week theme: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™.
PARTNER READINGMr. Johnson, fourth grade English Language Arts teacher, reviews the characteristics of a good reading partner.
eXTRA aCADEMIC sUPPORTRTI Tutoring/Interventions begin daily at 8:30 AM. This time is dedicated for additional academic support or enrichment for all of our students. Please help us to ensure your students receive the additional support they need by arriving to school on time every day!
TRAnsportation changesPlease be mindful that all change of transportation should be received by fax to 281-878-0383 or email by 2:15 pm.
Please email all three staff members if you need to change your student’s transportation for the day:
In the fax or email, you must include (a valid copy or picture of your driver’s license, your student’s first and last name, and a description of the transportation change.) If you plan for your child to ride with someone who is not in our system as having permission to pick up your child, we need that person’s name and phone number. The information listed above will help us to keep our students safe!
Please do not call our office to make transportation changes, it must be in writing.
COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAYOctober 6-9 are holidays for our students. Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years.
Mr. J. Smith of the Houston Bar Association read to our students for Constitution Day.
reminder- all backpacks must be clear or mesh.
any backpacks not clear or mesh will be confiscated by teachers and returned to parents.
- October 4- Progress Reports Go Home
- October 6-9- Student Holiday
- October 18- Fall Open House 5:30-7 PM
- October 19- Fall Picture Day (students may wear free dress)
- October 20-Make a Difference Day (Open Gym)
- October 20 Report Cards Go Home
- October 23- Honors Awards Day 9:30 AM Cafeteria (notices will be sent)
- October 23-27- Red Ribbon Week
- October 25- Muffins with Moms (information will be sent home, time TBA)
- October 26- LMC HBA Reading
- October 30-31 Book Fair begins
- October 31- Book Character Parade (Students may dress up as their favorite book character)
BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. This campaign has grown from an initial week-long event to a worldwide effort. Bethune Academy students will participate in multiple activities throughout October with their guidance counselor, Ms. Daniels. The first step to prevention is communication! Contact our school immediately if you suspect your child has experienced bullying while at Bethune Academy. You may also email our principal, Dr. Simpson, and she will ensure appropriate measures have been implemented to help put an end to bullying!
Make a Difference Day
On October 28th, volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Since 1992, volunteers and communities have come together on Make A Difference Day with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others.
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