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Presidents Day

Presidents Day is coming this month. It has been a time-honored event since George Washington died in 1799. The people of the country at that time were saddened by the passing of the general who led them to victory in the Revolutionary War and later answered the call to serve as the first president of the United States for eight years. They began to commemorate Washington on his birthday, February 22. 
For years this continued until the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. While he was president, so many openly criticized him. In death, they memorialized him. He had a way of simply getting straight to the truth. He once wrote, “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” He had the talent of being a negotiator who could bring people together to support a great cause. His belief that the country had to be held together was instrumental in the United States entering the industrial revolution and becoming one of the most powerful countries in the  world. His birthday of February 12 was celebrated for years. 
In 1971, President Nixon and Congress enacted a law to move federal holidays to Mondays so that workers would have a 3-day week-end. Therefore, the third Monday in February is the official holiday of Presidents Day. Instead of celebrating Lincoln’s birthday on the 12th and Washington’s on the 22, we celebrate them together. This year it is Monday, February 17.
As we celebrate the day this year, we need to remember the heavy burden each of the 45 presidents have had over the 231 years since the constitution was passed into law. For whoever is the President, we ask God to guide and give wisdom so that we live free and peaceful lives. We do not always have to agree with them, but God expects us to obey them and to pray for them, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

Bethany Stars!

This week, our Star Students are:

Christina G. - 5th Grade

Ruby S. - 1st grade

Check out the hallway bulletin board for pictures of our weekly star students. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Bethany Open House

Bethany will have an open house on Saturday, Feb 8th from 9am—noon. Share the gift of a Christian Education with a friend and invite them to see what Bethany is all about! A Kindergarten Visit Day will follow on Tuesday, February 11th from 8—11am! 

Kingfish Lil' Fish Reading Program

Bethany students can earn 2 free tickets to our Kenosha Kingfish Bethany Night, scheduled for Tuesday, June 9. Information was sent home today with all students.

MAP Testing

Between now and February 7, the classrooms will be taking the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest and a good meal each morning so that they can focus clearly on the tests. Thank you!

K-4 Field Trip

The students in grades K-4 will be going to Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 4th. More information and a permission slip was sent home today.

Tax Statements

Tax statements for tuition and BASC payments made in 2019 will be available in the school office on Wednesday. Please pick them up at your convenience. If you would like your statement sent home with your child, please send an email to the office to indicate this preference. Thanks!

Lunch Supplies 

The lunchroom is in need of paper plates, plastic spoons, paper towels, ketchup & 8oz water bottles. These donations help students have a more enjoyable lunch experience, but once they are gone, we won't have any left for their use.

Robotics Practice 

Tomorrow we will have a robotics practice during the noon hour and again after school for those who can make it.  The practice will be open from 3:30-5:30pm. We will set up a schedule of dates and times for practices to get ready for our next competition at Friedens in March and at the WELS competition at St. Mark’s, Watertown on March 28th.

Grade School Night 

Grade School Night at Shoreland
All students are invited to Shoreland's basketball games on Tuesday,  Feb 11. Grade school students receive free admission and there are prize giveaways. Gils JV games begin at 4:15, Girls Varsity games begin at 5:30 pm and Boys Varsity to follow at 7:00 pm. Go Pacers!

School Choice

The Open Enrollment period for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program is open and runs through April 16.
To get information on income limits to other enrollment information.

Musical Practice

We are sending home the list of musical practices with the children this week. Please note that we are beginning with practices during the school day. At the end of the month, we will switch to after school practices from 3:30-4:30 pm.  As we get closer to the performance day, more practices will be added both during and after school. Thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, Feb 4
3:20 - BOB Practice
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Wednesday, Feb 5
3:30 - Boys B-team practice
5pm- Girls B-team practice

Thursday, Feb 6
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
3:30 - 5pm - B- team Cheer
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Friday, Feb 7
5:30 - Basketball Games @ Trinity Caledonia 

Saturday, Feb 8
11:00 am - Basketball games vs Racine Christian

Sunday, Feb 9
8 am - K-4 Sing @ Kenosha
& 10:30 am - Kenosha Worship
9:15 am - Sunday School @ Kenosha
10 am - Somers Worship

Monday Feb 10
3:30 - Boys B-team practice
5pm - Girls B-Team Practice

Tuesday, Feb 11
3:20 - BOB Practice
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Wednesday, Feb 12
3:30 - Boys B-team practice
5pm- Girls B-team practice
5pm & 6pm - Girls and Boys A - Team games vs Faith

Thursday, Feb 13
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
3:30 - 5pm - B- team Cheer
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Friday Feb 14
B-Team Tounaments @ Shoreland

Saturday, Feb 15
B-Team Tounaments @ Shoreland
5:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha

Sunday, Feb 16
8 & 10:30 am - Kenosha Worship (Handbells Play @ Kenosha)
9:15 am - Sunday School @ Kenosha
10 am - Somers Worship
B-Team Tounaments @ Shoreland

Winter Sports

The next games will be played at Trinity Caledonia this Friday, February 7th with games beginning at 4:30 pm and KLA will play at home on Saturday, February 8th with games beginning at 11am.
The A-teams games vs Faith, Antioch are rescheduled for Wednesday, February 12 (Girls A-team 5:00, Boys A-team 6:00).

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

February Order Form

February Menu

This Week...
W - Beef Nachos
Th - Chicken Nuggets
F - Brunch for Lunch on Stick

Next Week...
M - Chicken Fajitas
Tu - Swedish Meatballs
W - Cheeseburger
Th - Asian glazed Chicken
F - Shredded Turkey & Gravy

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!
February Music Dates

- K-4 sings for the 8:00 am service at Bethany Kenosha, this Sunday, February 9. Please arrive by 7:30 to practice.
- Handbells play for the 8:00 and 10:30 services at Bethany, Kenosha on Sunday, February 16. Please arrive by 7:30 to set up. Handbells will play throughout the 8:00 am service, but only pre-service music for the 10:30 service, so they will be able to leave near the beginning after they are done playing at 10:30.

The whole year calendar of singing events!


School Cleaning Day

Thank you to the families who helped at cleaning day this past weekend. If you haven’t help clean yet, please plan on joining us on April 25th for out last cleaning day of the year.

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

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

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