Dr. Askew

Greetings to our Bethlehem Bobcat Families

  • Dear Bethlehem Family,

    Welcome to Bethlehem Elementary and our website!  As we embrace the 2017-2018 school year, I hope our website will provide you with helpful and useful information about our school.  Bethlehem Elementary is an amazing school and an excellent place for learning!  I am excited to again partner with our parents, students, teachers and community as we support the academic, social and emotional growth for our students. 

    At Bethlehem, we believe children thrive in an inquiry-based, risk-free learning environment that allows for individual growth.  It is the commitment of each teacher to continuously refine their educational program based on the needs of the individual students and current research while embracing technological advancement to ensure our students are prepared to compete in a global society.

    As a 21st Century Learning Community, we are honored to have been selected as a Cohort 16 personalized learning school.  We are moving into year two and continue to be committed to supporting our students through digital media opportunities, inquiry-based learning, problem-solving and developing students that are thinkers.  Our students will again participate in learning through Inquiry-Based, Project-Based, and Service-Based learning.  Students will experience voice and choice, flexible learning paths, and learning though our STEM Lab and Makerspace Lab.  As a learning community, we will continue to set high expectations for student learning that reflect the academic excellence, dedication, and determination of our students and staff.  Our school culture continues to provide a nurturing and consistent learning environment.  We want your child to experience new learning on a daily basis!

    With the implementation of the county's one to one initiative, each student will have access to a device to support learning.  Students will engage in digital citizenship while supporting innovation and learning.  Bethlehem's staff is committed to rigor, relevance and relationships that will encourage our students to give their best while exciting them to synthesize information, problem-solve, think critically and organize their materials while developing essential, lifelong skills thereby empowering our students.

    Our theme this year is "Bowling Excellence for Success!'  Yes, Bowing was our pre-planning activity with the teachers bowling for success!  The teamwork and the laughter was an indication we are committed to the success of our students!  We want to be "Simply the B.E.S.T.", Bethlehem Elementary School Team - giving our students our personal best as we ask our student to give their personal best in each and every endeavor.  I look forward to continuing to nurture established relationships with our Bethlehem community and fostering new relationships with our new families and community members.  Please join us by being a part of our volunteer program Paws-For-4.  Simply put, we are asking that our volunteers "Pause for four" activities, events or opportunities to volunteer at the school.  Through partnering with our parents, community, and staff, we can "Ensure the Success of Each Student!"  Thank you for visiting our website and being a part of our Bethlehem Family!


    Dr.Jessalyn Askew