Does Your Child Have Lunch Money?

If you are having difficulty getting into your child’s account, please do the following step:

Put the numbers(prefix) 2880 in front of the numbers you are using for your child’s account.  This has taken care of most of the issues.

Please make sure to that your child has lunch money on their account, that you send in $2.50 daily, or a check has been sent in for lunch.  The elementary office will no longer lend money out to students, including the first day of school.  You will be called to bring your child lunch money.

Make sure to check your child’s account on a frequent basis to avoid an issue in which you will be inconvenienced.  Please note that the system does not update quickly enough for you to put money on the account instantaneously.  Sitting at your desk computer during your work day and attempting to put money into the account at that moment will not be a solution.


This year any parents who need to enter the building will need to park in the gravel parking lot at the north end of the campus.  The elementary parking lot will be full with staff parking during the day.  Under no circumstances should parents park behind the building or along the elementary sidewalk this year.  This area is now designated as a pull thru drop off zone.  We realize that this is not convenient, but it is necessary for the safety of everyone.

If you are picking your child up this year as a car rider, you must pull thru the pick-up zone in the high school parking lot at the end of the day.  You have received a pink sheet of paper with your last name on it to place on your vehicle’s dashboard.  Please be patient as we work through this new system.

Only those students who have an appointment will be permitted to be picked up in the elementary office this year.  This must be done no later than 2:45 and your child will be marked as an early release student for that day on their attendance record.

Elementary School Fees (2014 – 2015)

Kindergarten:    $ 48.50
First Grade:        $ 41.50
Second Grade:   $ 72.50
Third Grade:      $ 43.50
Fourth Grade:    $ 66.00
Fifth Grade:        $ 42.75
Sixth Grade:       $ 54.00

Feel free to stop by the elementary office to take care of your child’s school fees during the Open House hours of 6 – 7 pm tonight.

Elementary Homeroom Lists – Now Posted

The elementary homeroom class lists have been posted on the front door of the elementary entrance.

We will be posting a larger version of the class lists along the back side of one of the modular classroom. 

See everyone at 6 pm tonight for Open House (Grades 1-6)

Wednesday, August 13th:

Kindergarten Orientation begins at 6 pm in the elementary auditorium

Thursday, August 14th:

Elementary Open House for grades 1-6 begins at 6 pm.

Academic Awards Ceremony (Invitation Only) begins at 7:15 pm in the elementary auditorium.

Welcome New Staff Members

With the start of a new school year comes the addition of staff to the elementary building.  We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new staff members to Bethel Elementary School:

Ashley McElroy will be teaching on our 2nd grade team.  She comes to us from the Springfield City School District in Ohio.

Mindy Campbell will be teaching on the 4th grade team.  She comes to us from the Trotwood-Madison School District in Ohio.

Anna Sampson will be teaching our gifted and talented program to grades 3-6. She comes to us from the Hilton Head School District in South Carolina.

Michael Tayse will be teaching elementary art to our students as he has moved from a long term substitute position last year with Bethel to a full time teacher status!

Elementary School Fees (2014 – 2015)

Kindergarten = $ 48.50
First Grade = $ 41.50
Second Grade = $ 72.50
Third Grade = $ 43.50
Fourth Grade = $ 66.00
Fifth Grade = $ 42.75
Sixth Grade = $ 54.00

The Miami County Fair will be hosting a Celebrity Pig Scramble with teachers from various Miami County schools representing their district.

Miami County Fair – Grandstand Area

Sunday, August 10th

7:00 p.m.

Bethel’s very own Mrs. Manson will be our representative for the event!  We are asking for the Bethel Community to come out and support/cheer/encourage Mrs. Manson at the event. 

Make sure to wear your school colors and spread the word amongst friends and neighbors around Bethel!  Good luck to Mrs. Manson on catching that pig!

“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