For the eighth-graders, the fourth quarter has been very difficult. My heart goes out to them. They were looking forward to the last field trip to DC. The anticipation of their coming graduation was building. There is now a real possibility that we cannot meet in the church as a school family to see them graduate. The end of their time at Bethany Lutheran School is here.
But one thing never ends, their life with Jesus. Jesus is with them while at home and will be with them in the future. Jesus said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Even though everything around them is upset and seems out of control, Jesus is the calming influence in their lives. He brings the peace of forgiveness. He strengthens them through his word. Holding them in his protecting arms, Jesus keeps them close to his heart. He is their shield and great reward.
As their Good Shepherd, Jesus leads them through this life on the path that leads to heaven. So eighth-graders, even though you have had an unusual ending to your schooling at Bethany, be assured that you can boldly continue to grow in the grace of the Lord Jesus into the future. Stay in his word. Listen to his loving voice. Have fun serving Jesus now, and enjoy the mansions of heaven forever when he calls you home!
Surveys Reunification School Committee
Thursday of this week, May 7, all school parents will be sent a survey to find out information to assist the Reunification School Committee in making plans for the future. Your replies are vital to our decision-making process. Please take the time to return surveys which will come from Grace Works Ministry. The surveys must be completed online by the end of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Grace Works is giving away five Costco gift certificates worth $100. The names will be randomly drawn from those who complete the survey. Thank you in advance for sharing your cares and concerns about Jesus’ ministry in our midst.
School Reservation 2020/21
Please help us plan for next school year. Click here to complete this form!
The deadline has been extended to apply, re-apply, or provide proof of residency to May 14th.Please apply HERE and or/or turn in your residency documents via email ASAP.
This week's Star Students are....
First and Second Grade - Riley S. for always being ready to go at our Zoom Meeting.
Third and Fourth Grade - Myles H. for always being helpful everyday when we were in the classroom, which I appreciated this year.
Fifth and Sixth Grade - Nadia V. for being very cooperative and willing to help. Angileena V. for being a happy hard working student.
School Building Closed for Remainder of the Year
All activities scheduled will most likely be canceled for this year. The Board of Education has voted to end our academic year on Friday, May 15th. Typically we have days for field trips and a field day during the quarter so the number of days with direct teacher instruction is about the same. The teachers will use the week of May 18-22 to collect books, make report cards, have in-service meetings to wrap up the year, and to make plans for dealing with future school closures.
We will set up scheduled times where you can bring your children’s books, pick up any belongings they left in school, and get their report cards. We will plan 10 minute time intervals. You will be notified to schedule your appointment.
Graduation has not been canceled yet. We are thinking about holding it the last week of May or the first week of June depending on if we are allowed to hold gatherings of at least 50 people.
Pennies for Patients
We are in our last week of our school fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We still have some work to do to reach our $2500 goal. It is not too late to sign up! You can still register online, raise funds and earn fun prizes. You can also join the virtual spirit week. Join the Bethany Hero Squad today!
Our school fundraising page is: https://events.lls.org/pages/wi/Bethany-Lutheran-School-Kenosha-2020
One way in which you might assist the committee is by looking through photo albums for pictures that involve Bethany Lutheran School over the years. If you share with us, please give the picture to us in a plastic bag and label the picture clearly on the back that it belongs to you. We want to set up displays on the dinner tables with pictures from over the years.
School Office Hours
The office is currently closed for regular office hours but the office email is monitored daily.