Originally delivered on 10/21/2020 3:31 pm

SUBJECT: Bethany PTA Newsletter - October 21 2020

The Bethany Bunch

October 21, 2020

President's Corner

Our Scholastic Book Fair is Virtual this year!  The theme is Time Machine and it runs for two full weeks - Friday, Oct 23rd through Thursday, Nov 5th at this link (Bethany Fall Book Fair). Because it is virtual this year, there are a few things to note:

  • All book purchases of $25 or more ship free to the parent's home.
  • Non-book purchases are charged shipping.
  • If you want to pay by cash or check, please email me at president@bethanypta.org, or call/text me at 972-900-9588 and I will let you know how to do that.
  • Teacher Wish-Lists: feel free to ask your teacher directly if there is a book they would like or donate a gently used book directly from home. Directions for sending the books to school will come in the next newsletter.
  • All purchases earn us Scholastic Dollars that will benefit the School Library and programs.

Here is the virtual Flyer: Scholastic Fall 2020 Booklist

We would love for your children to create their own time machine!

Challenge your child to draw, paint, model, or otherwise craft a time machine. Once they are done with their creations, if your child is a face to face student, bring them into the library and give to Mrs. Tomlin. Or, take a photo of the creation and email them to Mrs. Mann (chamonix.mann@pisd.edu) who will share it in the various social media platforms.

School Corner

One of the most enjoyable things about being at a school is the opportunity to meet new people and establish new friendships. This year, more than any year in the past, students and staff have been elated to interact with friends, both old and new, and continue to build those positive connections in our lives. It has been wonderful having students back on campus. While we miss the physical presence of our friends continuing in the Plano @home virtual school, having the chance to reconnect with them, even virtually, has been a great blessing both for the staff and students.

While building friendships is a highlight for students and staff alike, one of the harder parts of school is saying goodbye to those whose path take them to new experiences in different locations. We miss our friends who move to a different school or city. Many of those friendships will slowly fade away over time, but the memories of experiences shared together will linger forever. On October 30th, one of our schools greatest friends will be moving to Oklahoma for new adventures. Mrs. Alicia, we thank you for all that you have contributed during your time at Bethany and wish you nothing but the best in all that life has in store for you. Just as all the students and staff who have ever been at Bethany, you will always be part of the Bethany Bunch family.

Looking Ahead
Wednesday, October 21
6:00p Virtual Parent Learning Series - Mindful Family Yoga Night copy
Tuesday, November 3
Paint n Party Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 4
Paint n Party Fundraiser
4:00p Spirit Night - Palio's Pizza Cafe
Thursday, November 5
Paint n Party Fundraiser
PTA Membership
PTA Membership

We love our Bethany PTA members! WE have 202 members currently and this year our PTA includes 6 community members as well as several grandparents. We want every child to have a voice through our PTA. Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to join the PTA today!

If you haven't had a chance to join yet, it's not too late! Just visit bethanypta.org. After logging into your account, select Orders from the My Account menu.

Palio's Pizza Cafe
Spirit Night - Palio's Pizza Cafe

Join us for dinner with Palio's Pizza Cafe at 705 S Custer Rd on Wednesday, November 4th from 4-9pm.

Tell the cashier you are with Bethany Elementary PTA with your Dine-in or Take-Out order and a portion of the sale proceeds will go to support our school.

2020 - 2021 Bethany Yearbooks
2020 - 2021 Bethany Yearbooks

There is still time to order your 2020-2021 Bethany Elementary yearbooks.  During the month of October, you can still save 5% off the normal price.

Visit https://www.treering.com/validate to purchase with school code 1015571611964629

Red Ribbon Campaign
Red Ribbon Week - Coming in October

This year Bethany PTA will be hosting a virtual assembly with magician James Munton for Red Ribbon Week.

For more information about his show, click here.

Save the date for October 28, more details to come!

Palio's Pizza Cafe
Bethany PTA - Paint n Party Fundraiser

Come support the PTA & have a fun time by joining the Paint n Party fundraiser.  From November 3-8, please mention Bethany Elementary when reserving your spot and a portion of all sales will go to support your PTA.

Paint N Party - 3295 Independence Parkway, Plano - (972) 612-9312

Volunteers VP
Open Call - Volunteers VP

We have an opening on our PTA Board for a Volunteers VP.

Our current VP resigned for personal reasons and we need somebody willing to recruit and guide Grade Level Coordinators for this year.

If interested in learning more, please contact our PTA President @ president@bethanypta.org

Blue Bin Project
Bethany Elementary Blue Bin Project

Make room in your closets by donating Toys, Hats, Bags, Clothes, Shoes & Stuffed Animals.

Donations can be dropped off in the Blue Bin located at the East Side parking lot at Bethany Elementary.

Proceeds collected will benefit programs for the students.

Fundraising Reminders

Donations are always accepted! All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today!

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives.

When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization.

Box Tops for Education

Use the new Box Tops App to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your organization's earnings online.

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