Good Evening students and parents. This is Josh Eanes, Principal at Bethany Elementary School calling with a few announcements for the week. This Friday, February 25th is a teacher workday. There will be no school for students. Childcare will be open. Bethany Elementary is excited to continue ‘Good Vibes Tuesdays.’ Each Tuesday of the month, students and staff will spread good vibes by showing spirit in different ways. This Tuesday is Pack Pride Day and students are encouraged to wear their best blue and white Bethany attirel! Parents, we will begin our schoolwide Attractions Book fundraiser tomorrow, February 21st! We are excited for this fundraiser and encourage all families to participate. The fundraiser will last until Friday, March 4th. Our goal is to raise money, and partner with PTA, to update and add to our playground facilities for students! Fundraiser packets will come home tomorrow! Congratulations to our Bethany Elementary Battle of the Books team for their impressive win at this past week's District preliminary competition. We are very proud of these students for their hard work. They will now move on to the District finals in March! Attention 5th grade parents! It is time to purchase personal 5th grade ad pages and send in baby pictures for the 2021-2022 Bethany yearbook. For purchasing information and further directions, please see the flyer’s attached to your child’s dojo. Parents, please mark your calendars for Monday, February 28th as our PTA hosts its 3rd quarter meeting. StuffnFun Bears and Usborne Books by Julia will be on site for the PTA meeting! StuffnFun Bears is very similar to Build A Bear and will be funded by the PTA for Bethany students! To learn more about StuffnFun Bears, please visit their Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you! Parents, unfortunately, there will not be a Go Far running club this year for Rockingham County. We at Bethany know our students enjoy participating in this activity! As a result, we are creating our very own walk/run club called the Walk Around Gang. Everyone, including parents, is invited to join us after school to participate. Please return the participation letter that was sent home last week if your child plans to participate. Lastly, Spring individual student photos will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd. Class group photos will also take place on March 2nd. Please be on the lookout for two separate order forms, one for each photo opportunity, that will come home this week. Please enjoy the rest of your evening and we look forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow morning!