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Betz Elementary Counselor's Corner

Hello Students and Families,

A month ago, we were all in school doing our daily tasks, learning and spending time with our friends at recess. Now life has become very different for all of us. We are at home trying to connect with each other on-line or through other forms of technology. Your teachers are trying to help you continue to learn with on-line resources and your parents are trying to help you figure all this out.  It has not been easy, but we are all helping each other! stay positive, work hard, stay strong and remember that you are not alone. We are in this together. 


I am missing all of you!  I look forward to seeing you all again soon, but in the meantime please stay safe and healthy. 


Mrs. Bridie Riddick  hugs




  • Breakfast and lunch packs are available each school day from 9:20-9:40 at Betz… Other areas around the district are found on this link.  
  • There are Chromebooks still available, contact our office M-F 8:00-3:00
  • Printed assignments are available at all food distribution sites Monday and Wednesdays. We have copies available for Betz students in our office any school day.
The following services are intended to provide support & information  

Food Banks


         Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank @ CMS every Tuesday this spring 9:30-11:00

Cheney Food Bank: 616 3rd St, Cheney   

Hours Monday 4-6:30 PM Wednesday 8:30-2:00 Phone: (509) 235-8900

Feed Cheney Groceries & Sack Dinners Wren Pierson Building 615 4th

Street, Cheney Last Mondays of the month…@5:20 PM  

Airway Heights Baptist Church Food Bank 12322 W Hwy 2 

Hours 10:00-12 1st and 3rd Saturdays Phone: (509) 244-2474

Heavenly Help Crossroads 1118 S King St. Airway Heights  

Hours 8-4 3rd Mondays Phone: (509) 244-9343

Medical Lake food Bank 207 S Washington  

Hours 10:00-12 Fridays Phone: (509) 299-3819




Mental Health Services

24/7 Crisis Response Services           Phone  1-877-266-1818

Passages Family Services                  Phone  509-892-9241

Frontier Behavioral Health                Phone  509-838-4651

Children’s Home Society                   Phone  509-795-8480 

Lutheran Family Services                  Phone  509-747-8224


Listing of Additional Regional Services

Fig Tree Resources Link to Agencies addresses and phone numbers


Some of my favorite books and websites:

                  Betz FaceBook Betz Elementary Face Book Page                                                                      
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the We Do Listen Foundation Howard B Wigglebottom Series
Online Books Read-Alouds with your Favorite Authors
Digital Books in many Languages Digital Books Translated into Many Languages
                Netsmartz KidsNetsmartz Kids Internets Safety 
               CSM Information for Parents and Students
                Julia Cook Books and Website Author's Website... check out her YouTube books
              STWRC Funny Read-Alouds with Ryan and Craig
What does a school counselors do?

• Teach classroom counseling lessons
• Facilitate short-term small group counseling
• Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling
• Work collaboratively with teachers and staff
• Consult with parents
• Provide hygiene or holiday assistance
• Provide information and/or referrals for community resources to families
If you feel your child would benefit from any of the above services please call or email me.