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Bethany Elementary

Bethany Elementary
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2418 Micarta Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (469) 752-0300
Fax: (469) 752-0301

Principal Bryan Bird
Administrative Intern Dara Villalpando
Counselor Andi Goldsticker
School Hours 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Enrollment 374
School Colors Blue and white
Mascot The Bethany Bunch
Motto Caring about learning - learning about caring.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Legacy Dr. Exit – east to Independence, north on Independence to Micarta, east on Micarta to the school.
From Central Expressway: Legacy Dr. Exit – west to Custer, north on Custer to Micarta, west on Micarta to the school.

Achievements

Texas State Exemplary campus; Gold Performance Acknowledgements with Increased Commended Performance in Reading, Math, Writing and Science; PISD Exemplary Writing Campus (1997-2005); Nutrition Center awarded a perfect score by the City Health Department (2013); district and regional science fair winners; award winning PTA ; district and state PTA Reflections winners; Plano ISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators recipient campus (1998-2009); and Plano ISD Experienced Teacher of the Year (2013) Crest Award presented to Counselor Andi Goldsticker, February 2011; Texas Business & Education Coalition (TBEC) awarded November 2010, Healthy Choice School Award (2011–present).

Campus Programs

Positive Behavior Support school; monthly assemblies; curriculum delivery model based on best instructional practices; advanced technology throughout school; tutorials;  Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure Camp (5th grade); K-5 literacy library; 4th & 5th grade choir, Bethany Bunch TV; science and history fairs; spelling bee; 4th and 5th grade safety patrol; ESL Parent Club (ELMS); diversity and fine arts programs; field day; Marathon Kids program; Family Curriculum Nights; PASAR after-school childcare; Red Ribbon Week activities; Math Olympiad enrichment; 7 Habits of Highly Effective People leadership program (K-5); and STOP program (5th grade).

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Active parental involvement has been a cornerstone for building community and supporting all students at Bethany since our doors opened in 1993.  Volunteering at Bethany supports students through:  Parent/Teacher Association (PTA);  School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; library, book fair and literacy library; field trips; tutoring/mentoring;  yearbook; Y/O packet; Dad’s Club; Field Day; Community Connectedness events like carnivals and sock hops; Reflections contest, Bethany Bunch Bits monthly newsletters; chess and math enrichment opportunities; and parent education sessions.

Community/Business Partnerships

Italian Ice; Kroger; Ritas; Target; and Tom Thumb.

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