Dear Bethel Family,
As the year is coming to a close, let me thank the students, staff, and parents for such an amazing year! Our students have learned much in and out of the classroom. They participated in many worthy efforts - Make a Wish Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy, Battle of the Books finalist, and a canned food drive. Thank you for helping us to teach children the importance of giving back to others.
This year, students in third, fourth, and fifth grades will be taking the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY). Students in those grades will take ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests. Additionally, students in fourth and fifth grades will take SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science (4th grade) and social studies (5th grade) tests. Please check the testing calendar to see which days your student will be testing and make sure they are on time to school those days.
We have many exciting year-end events this month - spring picnic, All Arts Night, Terrific Kid program and award ceremonies. I hope you can join us for these activities. We wish our fifth graders well as they move on to middle school. If your K5-4th grade child will not be attending Bethel next year, please let your child’s teacher know in writing by May 18. This helps us as we plan classes for next year.
Please let me know if you need my assistance. I hope you have a great end to the school year and a wonderful summer!
Nerissa Q. Lewis, Principal