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Coping with Stress 


According to psychologists, childhood stress seems to be on the rise. Stress is a function of the demands placed on us versus our ability to handle them. Adults know what it is like when the demands increase and your ability to meet them diminishes. Stomachaches, headaches, sleepless nights, and high-blood pressure result. But in children, the stresses turns into not wanting to go to school. Stomach aches, headaches, crying, bad dreams, hypersensitivity, crabbiness and withdrawal from activities results.
What are the causes of this stress? The top stresses for children are often school or family-related. Peer pressure, personal appearance, friendship, teasing, undue criticism, perfectionism are leading causes of stress. Often times divorce, illness,  overscheduling, and other family matters causes a sharp increase in stress.
So what can parents do to help their child cope with stress? One way is to reduce a schedule that is too full. Another way to reduce stress is to talk about their fears. Listen to and reassure your children that they are safe. Let them know that Jesus is with them. He promised, “Surely, I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.” Remind them that Jesus sends angels to watch over them.
Books like,  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst; and Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert help young children identify with characters experiencing stress. Most parents have the skills to deal with their child’s stress. However, there is a time to seek professional assistance when any change in behavior persists, when there is serious anxiety, or when the child is acting out and causing significant problems at school or at home. Thank God that we are able to use God’s Word with its many promises of God’s constant love & protection. His powerful Word helps put the heart and mind at ease.

Bethany Stars!


We are recognizing star students each week at Bethany. Student are encouraged for academic, social or athletic excellence and showing love for their Savior. This week our students of the week are:
Henry W. - 8th grade 


Emily R. -  3rd Grade

Lola A. - 1st Grade

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Culver's Night  


Culver’s night was a success. All the students going to Washington DC served as for three hours.  The excellent turnout kept them busy for nearly the entire time. The parents and children going on the DC trip thank you for your support.

Trunk or Treat  


Saturday, October 19th PTS will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat at Bethany Somers from 2-4pm. We are looking for trunks – please sign up here if you will host a trunk.

Library Work Day 


We will be having a library clean up and organizing day on Thursday, October 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. We would love some help to get our library up and going for the school year! Join us in the library! Thanks.

Butter Braids Fundraiser  


We are sending home order forms with each family today for our next fundraiser. Stop in school at pick up on October 23rd to sample the butter braids! Students will have until November 4th to take orders and all products will be delivered on November 11th. The 7th & 8th graders attending Washington DC will be raising funds for their trip and all other students will be raising money for PTS!

Area WELS Meeting  


Please plan on attending the All Kenosha Congregation Meeting on Saturday, October 19th from 9:30-11:30am at Shoreland Lutheran High School. 

BASC use


We have a half day planned for Bethany on October 23rd. If you plan to utilize our BASC service that day, we ask that you fill out this google form to help us prepare.

Field Trips


Grades 3-4 will go to the Golden Rondell at the SC Johnson Complex in Racine on Wednesday, October 16th. The bus leaves Bethany by 10am and return by 12:00pm.

Grades 5-8 will be taking a field trip to Luther Prep on Friday, October 18. We leave at 7 AM and return by 3:15 PM depending on traffic. The cost is $6 per person.

K-4 Goes to the Symphony
On Wednesday, November 6, students in K-4 will be taking a trip to see the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. We will need drivers and chaperones, and only have a limited number of spots open, so please turn in permission slips ASAP!  Contact Ms. Petermann with questions.

Golden Rondelle Trip
Grades 1 and 2 will be heading to their first Golden Rondelle field trip on Wednesday, November 20 to learn about forces and energy in "May the Force Be With You." Permission slips are due to the office by November 15.

Grades 7-8 will be attending the PACER for A Day program at Shoreland on Wednesday, Nov 6th. We will leave here at 8:05 and return by 2PM. The students will have lunch served to them at Shoreland.
 

DC Trip  


The first payment of $200/person for the Washington DC Field Trip is due between October 1st and November 1st so that we can pay the travel agent for reserving rooms and purchasing tickets. We will not know how much the final bill will be until March when the fundraisers are over. In the meantime, you may make payments to that the last bill is smaller.


Tuesday, October 15
3:30 - 4:30pm - Brownies & Books

Wednesday, October 16
Picture Re-takes
3 & 4 Field Trip to Golden Rondelle

Friday, October 18
7:00 am - 5-8 Field Trip to Luther Prep
3:30pm - B-Team Volleyball Party @ Frieden's

Saturday, October 19
9:30 - All Congregation Meeting @ SLHS 
2pm - Trunk or Treat @ Somers

Sunday, October 20
8 & 10:30 - Handbells Play @ 8 & 10:30 Service

Monday, October 21
7:15pm - Board of Ed Meeting

Wednesday, October 23
1/2 Day - NOON Release
End of First Quarter
 
Thursday, October 24
NO SCHOOL 

Friday, October 25
NO SCHOOL

Sunday, October 27 
8 & 10:30 am - Worship

Cross Country

The cross country team practices this week with their last meet at the St. Joseph Invitational held at Lincoln Park next Monday, October 21st. Lincoln Park is just North and East of school. 

Volleyball 
Congratulations to the B-Team girls for winning third place in the tournament this past weekend. Also, congratulations to the A-Team girls for playing together as a team and finishing in 4th place.  
We will be celebrating our KLA volleyball season with a party at Friedens. The party will be held THIS Friday, Oct 18. Moms (sisters or friends) are invited to play a match against the girls!!! B team will meet 3:30-4:30pm bring a snack to share, coaches will take care of drinks. A team will meet 4:30-5:30pm, bring $3 per person for pizza, coaches will provide drinks. RSVP to Mrs. Hagedorn by Thursday if possible.  
 
Soccer 
The 7th and 8th-grade soccer team is 6-0 while the 5th and 6th-grade team finished with a record of 2-4. The League Tournament is this Saturday at Anderson Park. We will send home the schedule tomorrow or as soon as we receive it.

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

 
Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

October Menu
October Order Form

November Menu
November Order Form 

This Week...
W - Chicken Alfredo
Th - Hot Dog
F- Chicken and cheese Quesadilla

Next Week...
M - Asian Chicken 
Tu - Whole Grain Cheese Ravioli
W - 1/2 Day - No Lunch
Th - No School
F- No School

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!
 
 

The whole year calendar of singing events!
 

Singing & Playing Praises

7-8 Handbells play pre-service music for both the 8am and 10:30am services at Bethany, Kenosha on October 20. Sunday School is held at school between services. Students will be able to leave after the 10:30am pre-service music is completed. Please plan to arrive by 7:30am so we can warm-up and practice. 

Junior Choir sings for the 5:30 pm service at Bethany, Kenosha on Saturday, November 2.  Please arrive by 5:00 pm so we can warm-up and practice. 

K-8 sings for the 10:30 am service at Bethany, Kenosha on Sunday, November 10. Please arrive by 10:00 am so we can warm up and practice. We are celebrating Synod Sunday - God still richly blesses us with believes who share our faith! 

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

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

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