Please welcome our new GT coordinator and teacher Mrs. Kristen Mank. She will pick up where Mrs. Dickey left off dedicating herself to our advanced learners at Bethke. A message from her: Hi, my name is Kristin Mank and I am very excited to join the Bethke staff this fall as the GT coordinator. My husband, daughter and I relocated to Fort Collins last August from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew up, went to college and started my career. After 14 years of teaching I took last year off to adjust to life in Colorado and be at home full time with my 2.5 year old daughter. I looking forward to being back in the classroom and working with the students at Bethke.
Welcome to Mindi Kruger, new 1st grade teacher from Windsor. We are adding a fifth track of 1st grade and we are honored to have her join our family! A message from Mrs. Kruger: I’m beyond excited to be a part of the Bethke community and teach 1st grade! I have taught kindergarten for 11 years and thought it was time to graduate myself!:). I believe relationships are the core of everything and I can’t wait to meet and get to know our staff and families! See you soon!
This is the first in a series of blogs introducing our newest staff members to Bethke. Welcome to Emma Hoffman-new, 3rd special education teacher at Bethke! A message from Ms. Hoffman:Hi! My name is Emmy Hoffman, and I am so excited for my first year of teaching at Bethke! I grew up in Poudre School District, as well as attended college locally at University of Northern Colorado. I recently graduated from University of Northern Colorado with my BA in Special Education. I am so excited to work with amazing staff and students! My goal as an educator is to provide an inclusive, safe, and welcoming learning environment for all my students. Looking forward to the year! Go Bobcats!
Today Mrs. Alfonso learned all about the rainforest in South America from her kindergarteners! She had so much fun learning from them and seeing how hard they worked on creating their projects of the four layers of the rainforest! This is just one of many topics in our Core Knowledge geography sequence in all grades. Our bobcats love learning about our world!
December 3-7 is National Inclusive Schools Week. Inclusion is where everyone belongs! This week we celebrated what it means to be inclusive by reading books about belonging, and writing or drawing pictures of times when we have been inclusive at Bethke. It's just who we are. We might have differences, but we are all bobcats!
Every morning we have a crew of 'cats that come in before school to prepare for the morning news. Our KBOB crew is up and running and have been running the daily news for a month now. Our script supervisor and producer shown here make sure everything is ready to go each day for our sound engineers and on camera personalities. We are so proud of these leaders in our school for showing such integrity and responsibility on a daily basis. Way to go Bobcats!
Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Keyworth, Bethke's Teacher of the Year! She will be honored in October at a PSD banquet with a teacher from each Fossil feeder school. We are so honored to work with Mrs. Keyworth each day. She is passionate about her bobcats and loves to see them learn and grow!