“Back to School” SKATING PARTY!

 The Bethel PTO wishes to invite everyone to the Back to School SKATING PARTY to see all your friends and neighbors near the start of the school year. 

WHEN:             Sunday, August 17th

                              5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Vandalia SkateWorld

COST:              Free admission and skate rental for all!

All Bethel students (K – 6) and family members are encouraged to attend and have some fun!

Elementary School Supply List

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Please click the link below for the Elementary School Supplies List.

Elementary Supplies List

New Student Round-Up (June 10th)

Bethel Elementary School will be hosting a New Student Round Up on Tuesday, June 10th.  This event will take place from 7 am to 7 pm and parents will only need to give us 7 minutes of their time when they stop by the school.  We ask that you bring your child(ren)’s most current grade card with you.  We will also be hosting building tours that day at 8 am, 10 am, 2pm, and 6pm. 

Please spread the word to any new families as you see them moving into your neighborhood.  We want to get a good handle on the student count coming in next fall.

If you will be new to Bethel next fall and cannot stop by the school on June 10th, please call 845 – 9439 and leave your name and contact information, and the names and incoming grade levels of your children.  We appreciate your help with this matter.

On Monday, May 5th (SILVER BEE DAY), we are asking that all students and staff wear something BETHEL related in attire.  We want to show our visitors in the building that we have awesome school spirit!

Wear your Bethel shirts, sweat outfits, jerseys, and anything the represents BETHEL PRIDE on GREEN AND WHITE DAY!

Reminder:  Students are NOT PERMITTED to wear face paint or color their hair for this particular day, please and thank you.

Please take a close look at the testing schedule for the Ohio Achievement Assessment for the next several weeks.  We will begin testing each day promptly at 9:00 a.m. and it is important for students to be ON TIME to school during their testing days.  If your child is tardy on their testing day and the class has already begun testing, your child will not be permitted to test.  They will have to make the test up at a later date.

Thursday, April 24th                  GRADE 5    READING

Friday, April 25th                         GRADE 6    READING

Monday, April 28th                     GRADE 4    READING

Tuesday, April 29th                    GRADE 3     READING

Wednesday, April 30th              GRADE 4     MATH

Thursday, May 1st                       GRADE 3     MATH

Friday, May 2nd                            GRADE 5     MATH

Monday, May 5th                         NO TESTING – SILVER BEE DAY

Tuesday, May 6th                         GRADE 6     MATH

Wednesday, May 7th                  GRADE 5      SCIENCE

Silver Bee Day – May 5th

Any grandparent of a Bethel student or alumni member of the Bethel Local Schools is invited to attend our annual Silver Bee Day on Monday, May 5th.  We would encourage everyone to get a reservation form turned in by the end of this week in order for us to plan accordingly for the event!

Parent and Student Football Meeting

Any current 6th boy interested in participating in Junior High football next fall is encouraged to attend this meeting with their parent(s).

When:   Monday, April 28th  at 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Bethel Auditorium

You will find out more about the program and the expectations at the junior high level football team.

“Meet the Artist” Event at Art Show

We would like to invite our parents, students, staff and community members to come out and support our developing artists at Bethel during their “Meet the Artist” event.

When:   Saturday, April 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering

Selected students have their artwork on display in a real art gallary along the famous works of area artists.  We hope to see many of you at this event.


Anyone still wishing to purchase a Summer Bridge Workbook to help your child keep their academic skills fresh over the summer?  This coming Friday, April 25th is the deadline to have your order and payment in to the elementary office!The cost is $12 per workbook.

Anyone wishing to place an order for a Summer Bridge Workbook has until Friday, April 25th to do so.  The cost is $12 for each workbook and the following selections are available:

PK – K Level (Designed for the child entering kindergarten next school year)

K-1 Level (Designed for the child entering first grade next school year)

1-2 Level (Designed for the child entering second grade next school year)

2-3 Level (Designed for the child entering third grade next school year)

3-4 Level (Designed for the child entering fourth grade next school year)

4-5 Level (Designed for the child entering fifth grade next school year)

5-6 Level (Designed for the child entering sixth grade next school year)

6-7 Level (Designed for the child entering seventh grade next school year)