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Finding Joy in Work 

Yesterday was Labor Day. It is the day in which we as a nation remember the contribution faithful employees make to our social, economic, and overall welfare of the nation. When children come to school each year, they bring a sense of excitement and adventure about learning. For some children, the excitement lasts the entire year, for others, it might last a few weeks.
So how do we encourage our children to find joy in learning? How do we help them develop a good attitude toward schoolwork? One way is by showing a genuine interest in their schoolwork. Study with them for tests. Ask what new things they learned in school today. Another way is to be a guide in helping them solve difficult problems from their assignments.  
Showing appreciation for small gains they are making goes a long ways. Sometimes sharing some of your experiences helps them to realize that school is a challenge for everyone at some point. In addition, when you show how much you value learning by reading books or attending classes, this will help your child to understand that learning is a life long process.
Finally, remind your child that God wants them to learn so that when they are adults they can contribute to the welfare of God’s kingdom. In Colossians 4:23, we read, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” God wants us to be faithful in our work.  He did not say that we all should be straight-A students. He gives each of us different gifts and varying degrees of abilities. In addition, God wants our children to bring their cares and concerns to him and ask for his blessings on their schooling. Thank you, Lord, for working in our hearts to be faithful in our jobs and relying on your blessing our labors. Help us all to find satisfaction in a job well done! 

Outdoor Movie Night  

Join us for our Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, September 13th! We'll be showing the movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, in the school parking lot at about 7PM (depending on the cooperation of the sun). Concessions will be available for purchase at 6PM. Choices include hot dogs, chips, popcorn, & caramel apples. Water and Gatorade will also be available. Bring a chair and maybe some blankets and join the fun!
More parents of 3rd & 4th graders are needed to help with this event. If you have not signed up yet, please contact Miss Sternhagen or Katie Haertel. Help is needed with set up, serving, and clean up.

Singing for Church  

Sunday, September 15 is the first Sunday that ALL K-8 students will sing for church. We will sing for the 10:30 am church service at Bethany, Kenosha. Students are asked to arrive at church to rehearse by 10AM. Please plan to stay for the whole service. 

Grade School Night @ Shoreland  

All Bethany students are invited to the Shoreland Varsity Football game this Friday, September 6 at 7PM. Grade school students get free admission with their Pacer Passports. Don't have a passport yet? Sign up at the game and get your first stamp! Halftime games and lots of fun activities as well. Hope to see you all there! 

Achievement Tests 

Next week we begin the first round of MAP achievement tests.  Please help your child get a good night’s rest, and eat a healthy breakfast each day so that they are mentally alert and ready to do well on the Measure of Academic Progress.

Hot Lunch Supplies  

The kitchen is in need of the following supplies, paper plates, ranch dressing, and 8oz water bottles. You can leave any donations in the school kitchen or donate money in the office. Thank you in advance for your support.

Keys To Life  

The fall session of Keys to Life class will be held at the Kenosha campus on Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 pm beginning September 12. Classes will be held in the lower level of church. This class is geared for those who are new to Bethany or who wish to find out more about what we believe and teach. Refreshments and all class materials are provided. Pick up a blue brochure in the entryway or talk to Pastor Pagel to find out more. 

Service opportunity!  

We are looking for a team of lunch servers for Wednesday's and an additional server to help with Thursdays lunch service. All you need is a smile and willingness to serve. Training will be provided. This is a two hour commitment from 10:45-12:45 weekly. Please contact Jen Vega or stop in at lunch time Wednesday- Friday to see what is involved.

Band & Strings  

Mr. Keith Wordell and Miss Sarah Siegler were here to show the students in grades 4-8 how the band and orchestra program works for the Shoreland Schools. If you would like to learn more, please look at the attached link. This slide show will be used with the children. You are welcome to join us at 11:00 AM on Thursday. We will see the presentation in church.
Link to the Shoreland Grade School Music Lessons Slide Presentation  

DC Trip  

From May 11-16, the students in grades 7-8 will have the opportunity to travel to and tour Washington DC. By October 1st, we would like to have a commitment from those who are planning on attending. A note will be sent home soon explaining things in more detail. The first payment of $200/person is due so that we can pay the travel agent for reserving rooms and purchasing tickets. Fundraisers will be planned by 7th and 8th-grade parents to help pay for some of the costs.

Tuesday, September 3
3:30 -5pm - KLA Soccer Practice @ Anderson

Wednesday, September 4
3:30 - 4:30 KLA CC Practice @ Lincoln Park
3:30 - 4:30 KLA Volleyball practice B-team @ Freidens
4:30 - 5:30 - KLS Volleyball practice A-Team @ Freidens

Thursday, September 5
3:30 -5pm - KLA Soccer Practice @ Anderson

Friday, September 6
Picture Day (AM)
4:30pm -KLA Soccer match vs First at Rotary Club Soccer Complex

Sunday, September 8th 
6pm - KLA CC Practice


The Athletic Administrative Committee met last Wednesday. The members of the committee from Bethany: Lynelle Wagner, Scott Haertel, and Mr. Meihack; and from Friedens: Mark Roehl, Josh Kassulke, and Mr. Zank. Mr. Leonard and Mr. Schultz are ex-officio members - advisory and nonvoting. They covered a number of topics. Schedules for volleyball, cross country, and soccer were approved. The volleyball B-team will have extra games scheduled each week so that all girls get playing time. There will be two soccer teams. Team 1 will consist of 7th and 8th graders. Team 2 will consist of 5th and 6th graders. The Athletic Handbook was approved. The committee voted to have a $15 per sport participation fee. The limit is $45 per family per year. Decisions were made on athletic uniforms. The coaches for each sport will give more detail. Athletic wear will be made available for online ordering. If you are interested, please go to the websites which are,,
Orders are due by September 9th.

Cross Country
This week, practice will be held on Wednesday at 3:30pm at Lincoln Park and Sunday, at 6pm at Pets Park. The first cross country meet is on Friday, September 13th at WLS in Racine. 

KLA Volleyball parent meeting this Wednesday, Sept 4. We will meet briefly at the end of each practice. B-team at 4:25 pm. A-team at 5:25 pm. We will discuss uniform info and new athletic handbook items. 
Practices are held Monday & Wednesday at Friedens from 3:30-4:30pm (B-team) & 4:30-5:30pm (A-team). First game will be played at Friedens on Tuesday, September 10 at 4:30/5:30pm. 

Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Anderson Park field #14 from 3:30-5:00. The first soccer game is Friday, September 6th, at First Lutheran, Elkhorn. 

 As always, lunch orders are always due the Wednesday before the week you would like to order. Questions?
Contact Jen Vega

Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

September Menu
September Order Form

This Week...
W - Philly Cheesesteak
Th - Chicken Nuggets
F- Macaroni & Cheese

Next Week...
M - Orange Chicken
Tu - Meatball Sub
W - Chicken Tacos
Th - Asian Glazed Chicken
F- Cheeseburger

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!

Mission Offerings
The first quarter Mission Offerings will be going to the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary scholarship fund.  This fund will help a future pastor in preparing for full-time public ministry. Please use the envelopes that were sent home to bring your child’s offering each week.

The whole year calendar of singing events! 


T-Shirt Size List

Please fill out this T-shirt size list if you haven't already and share your child's t-shirt size with us. 

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

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

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