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The Light Has Come

In our Advent Series this year, the children are presenting the Christmas service in three parts. The third and final part of our Advent series is next Wednesday, December 16, and will be presented by the children in grades K-2.  The theme of the third part is the Light of the World: The Light with Us.” When the time was just right and all things were made ready, God sent his Son to bring light to a sin-darkened world.
At the time, things looked bleak for the Jews. Caesar Agustus, a powerful Roman Empire made decrees in Rome that affected people around the Mediterranean world. The Jews longed to be free and to have a Jewish king rule again. But with the powerful Roman Army monitoring events and carrying out justice in every province, times were dark. In addition, the Romans and Greeks, who spread their ideas and religion before them, had hundreds of gods. The idolatry made the sin-darkened world worse. Our loving God uses all things and turns them for our good. Caesar issued a decree that everyone should return to their ancestral home to be counted for a census. He wanted to collect more taxes to build up his empire. Yet, God used this decree to begin the process of fulfilling the prophecy that Micah made 400 years before. The Savior would be born in Bethlehem.
The time came that the baby was born in the City of David. Jesus, the Christ, came into the world to bring light into our lives. He brings forgiveness, peace, and joy to our hearts. I cannot begin to imagine the immense joy the shepherds must have felt when the angels announced, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”  The shepherds went to town, worshipped the Savior, told everyone about him his coming, and returned glorifying and praising God.  Their lives were changed forever and so are ours.  The light of Jesus’ grace gives us the sure hope of heaven.  While we are on earth, we know that God loves us and forgives us. But our ultimate joy will reach its fulfillment when we enter the glory of heaven. The Light lives with us!  Praise the Lord!

Final Note for 3th - 6th Grade Advent Service

The 3rd - 6th grade Advent service is this Wednesday, December 9th at 3:30 pm. Doors will open at 3:00 pm. Please be aware that we are also dismissing students for pickup at that time as normal, so please navigate carefully in the parking lot!  There is a four person limit per student. At this time, we are planning on recording and sending out a special Broadcaster with the video link shortly after the service.

Students please bring either a change of clothes or wear your nice church clothes to school - no clothing with logos, rips, or tears, and no light wash jeans. Girls may wear an appropriate dress or skirt if they wish. 

Christmas Service for Advent

During the three weeks of Advent, the children of Bethany Lutheran School are presenting their Christmas services. Last Wednesday, Grades 7-8 presented, “The Light Has Come, The Light Promised.”  Tomorrow, December 9, grades 3-6 will be presenting “The Light Has Come: The Light Prophesied.” The final service, December 16, will be done by grades K-2, “The Light Has Come: The Light with Us.”  In order to properly prepare for the service, we need to know if your child is not participating. If you decide not to have them participate, please send an email to the teacher or to Please note there is a limit of 4 people per family for the service. That is the only way we can safely distance ourselves. It may become somewhat crowded, please respect a safe distance from others. Thank you for cooperating with this. We are unable to live stream the service so you can watch at home. But, we will be videotaping the service and making it available online. 

Student Players for Christmas Program

Students who are playing for pre-service will meet Mrs. Hagedorn to walk over to church at 3:15. All other students will stay in their classroom until 3:20. 

7 & 8 Grade Advent Service

Here's the link and announcement from last week's 7 & 8 grade Advent service. Due to copyrights please do not publish the video. You can forward this email to share with family if you would like. You are not able to search YouTube for this video. We have kept the video private.  

Video Link for Grades 7-8 Advent Service
Here is the link for the Grades 7-8 Advent Service from December 2, 2020.

Basketball & Cheerleading Picture Request

If you have a child/ren that participates in either basketball or cheerleading could you please take pictures so we can add them to the yearbook. You can submit them to Thank you in advance.

Lunch Menu Deadline

We have a deadline of Wednesday, December 16, 2020 for the first week of January lunch order. I have attached the menu and order form for just that one week. If you have any questions please contact

First Week of January Menu and Order Form

Six Flags Tickets

The Six Flags tickets that were earned through the Read to Succeed program last spring are now valid through August 31, 2021. This deadline was extended by the Six Flags Read to Succeed Team.

Student Of The Month

Our Students of the Month were nominated by classmates for showing Responsibility in the classroom and getting work done. Congratulations to DJ S and Noel N!

Butter Braid Pick Up

Thank you to all who ordered Butter Braids! Delivery will be Wednesday, December 16 from 3-4 pm. Please come in to the office hallway to pick up your order.
If you still have any paper Butter Braid orders forms to turn; you have until Friday morning to turn in.

Butter Braid Fundraiser

The sales for the Butter Braid Fundraiser reached $4,074.00 with $1,629.10 raised from 291 orders. Part of the money goes to the PTS fund and the rest to the 7th and 8th grade field trip. This money comes only from the 7th and 8th graders going on the trip.

Spirit Day

Our December Spirit Day is.... you guessed it! Christmas Sweater Day - ugly or not! Friday, December 18 is our Spirit Day. Wear your favorite Christmas Sweater and show your Christmas spirit!

Family Christmas 4 Kids

This Friday's Christmas 4Kids is virtual only. Materials will be available for students to take home on Friday or available on our website. Join us in these fun family-time activities in real-time, Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm! We will draw for prizes from those that find all the "keys" and send their answers to We'll also have a special Christmas devotion and even some carols! 
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 445 285 0591
Passcode: 7kxH9R

Call Returned

Dear Members of Bethany: 

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Lena Petermann has returned the divine call she received to serve at Abiding Peace Lutheran Church & Academy in Simpsonville, S. Caro. Please continue to keep her and her work among us in your prayers and offer words of support and encouragement when you can. Please also keep our brothers and sisters in Christ in Simpsonville in your prayers as they prepare to extend their next call to fill this position.

In Christ,
Lena Petermann
(989) 928-9591

Winter Sports

Here is the link for the 2020 - 2021 Winter Sports Plan. If you are able to help in anyway please let Mr. Zank or Mr. Meihack know.

Bethany Youth Christmas Service - A Change!

Because of the current health concerns in our community, we will not be having a whole-school Christmas Service on Friday, December 18 (that will be a full day of regular school). Instead, the students have been divided into 3 groups and will each present an Advent Service on a Wednesday in December. The groups and dates will be as follows:

  • December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 7th and 8th grade
  • December 9 @ 3:30 pm - 3rd - 6th grade
  • December 16 @ 3:30 pm - K - 2nd grade

Each Advent Service will be a "mini" Christmas service. At this time, there is no limit on the number of family members per student, but that is subject to change. We will also be recording each service and publishing it on the internet for family and friends to watch afterwards if they are unable to attend. 

Winter Gear

With winter and cold weather present please remember to send hat, ear muffs, scarves, mittens, and gloves to school with your child/ren. When it starts to snow please remember that they will also need winter boots and snow pants. We try to get the children outside as much as we possibly can. Thank you.

 Christian Family Solutions - Mindful Moments

 Christian Family Solutions is providing  webinar resources for individuals, families, and anyone in the community who supports mental health and wellness. The four-part series will address mental wellness for children, teens, and adults. 
Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 12 with Karen Fischer, LPC, for mental wellness in adults, part three on Thurs., Dec., 10 with Jeremy Long, LPC, on mental health wellness in teenagers, and Thursday, January 14 for a panel discussion and question and answer. Stay connected with Christian Family Solutions and discover other tools and resources at  

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that there is a new way of doing Box Tops for Education? Instead of cutting out the box top and sending them into school. You now can download the Box Top app to your phone as you usually download apps. You sign up and you can assign it to the school. You scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase for the school to get credit for the box top. If you have any questions please email:

Tuesday, December 8
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 pm - Robotics (Boys)

Wednesday, December 9
8:00 am - Chapel
10:00 am - Worship @ Somers
3:30 - 3th - 6th Grade Advent Service

Thursday, December 10
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 pm - Robotics (Boys)

Friday, December 11

Saturday, December 12
8:45 am - Practice for Caroling @ Kenosha
10:00 - 12:00 Reach Ministries Caroling in Downtown Kenosha
5:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha

Sunday, December 13
8:00 am - Worship @ Kenosha
10:00 am - Worship @ Somers
4:00 pm - Reach Presentation @ Somers

Monday, December 14

Tuesday, December 15
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 pm - Robotics (Boys)

The remaining weeks of lunch orders are due the Wednesday before the week you would like to order. Questions?
Contact Jen Vega

Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

December Order Form

December Menu

This Week...
W - Sloppy Joe on WG Bun
Next Week's Order Due
Th - Crispy Chicken over Romaine Salad
F - Chicken Fajita on WG Tortilla
Next Weeks...
M - Cheese Pizza Sticks w/ Marinara Sauce
Tu - Mashed Potatoe Bowl
W - Brunch for Lunch Chicken Breakfast Sausage, Egg Patty, & Cheese w/ WG Biscuit
Th - Glazed Chicken Leg
F - Hamburger on a WG Bun

All are welcome to join us for chapel every Wednesday morning at 8:00 in the church. It’s a great twenty minute start to your day!

Plastic Spoons

BASC is looking for anyone to donate plastic spoons for snack time. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Full Day

We have a full day of school on December 18, 2020. No children's service will be done this day.

Report Card Envelopes

If you still have your child/ren's report card envelope still at home. Please sign and return it back to school. We will be reusing these same envelopes next time report cards are sent out. Thank you.


The practices will run from 2:30-3:15 for girls on the basketball team and 3:30 to 5:00 for the rest of the participants each time we meet.  This week we are scheduled to meet tonight and Thursday. Next week we also meet on Tuesday and Thursday.  A new schedule was sent home last week. We have one optional meet scheduled over the holidays on Tuesday, December 22 from 9 AM to 1 PM. We could still use one more leader who understands programming or engineering.  If you can help, please let me know.

Our mailing address is:
2100 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142

Phone 262-654-3501
Fax 262-654-3234

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