Vol. 18, Issue 28
March 13, 2018
Now is the time to pre-register your child online for our 2018-’19 school year. Next week we will be sending forms home for those families that did not register online. Please help us “go green” by registering online on the Tuesday News page of our website. Thank you.
PALM SUNDAY SERVICES
This year to help celebrate our Lord’s triumphal entry on Palm Sunday, all school children in grades K-8 are learning a special song to sing on Sunday, March 25th. The students have been divided alphabetically for each of the 3 Sunday services. The divisions are as follows (this information is also on the Singing Schedule)
8:00 –last names A-Hess (meet in Mr. Voigt’s room)
10:30 –last names Hilzley-Nickel (Mr. Voigt’s room)
9:15 –last names Nickels-Z (Mrs. Strasser’s room)
The students should arrive 15 minutes prior to their service and meet in the designated area. Please notify your child’s classroom teacher of any planned absences.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION & KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED…
We are now accepting applications for our 2018-’19 Kindergarten Class. It is time to grab a seat in the new class! If you need any information or an application, please contact the school office.
Also, member sign-up for 3K & 4K is now available. Open enrollment for Preschool will begin March 1st.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Anyone who is interested or enrolled in 3K and/or 4K is invited tonight, Tuesday, March 6 anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 P.M. We encourage you to come and meet the teachers, see the facilities, and hear about our wonderful, Christ-centered preschool programs!
END OF QUARTER 3
Quarter 3 ends this Friday, March 16th. Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, March 27th. Eleven days is a long time to wait for good news!
MRS. MATTER TO RETIRE
After contemplating it for a few years, Mrs. Matter (half-time Gr. K teacher) has opted to chase the grandchildren instead of kindergartners! She has served faithfully and well as an aide or teacher at Bethlehem for 17 years. We will miss her and we wish her well!
At Bethlehem, we consider school safety and preparedness a very important issue. In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, please know that re-examination of safety protocols is occurring and we are in contact with our assigned police liaison officers in both Menomonee Falls and Germantown. We keep the affected people of Parkland, FL in our prayers.
SPECIAL INTEREST DAY
We are looking for presenters for Special Interest Day on Friday, May 18th from 12:00-3:00 P.M. If you have presented in the past, please consider doing so again. Remember, it is a whole new group of students at each grade level. Make this a great afternoon for our children. Please see the attached flyer with more information and presenter ideas and to sign up to help. Thank you!
KML Family Music Fest and Science Fair
The KML Music Department is busy planning for this year’s edition of Family Music Fest. Please plan to join us on Friday, April 13th, from 5:00-9:00 P.M. for A Knight to Remember. Monies raised at this event will go toward the improvement of technology within the KML Music Department. This event will feature elementary school and high school musical performances, a fish fry, games, auctions, and the dessert bar, in addition to showcasing the Elementary School Science Fair exhibits. Join us for a night of music, food, and family fun. Adult admission is $5. Children/students get free admission. The fish dinner is $9, two dinner tickets are $16, and two adult combo tickets (2 admissions/2 dinners) are $25. Free viewing of the Science Fair projects begins at 8:30 P.M. If you would like to donate (pies, desserts, baskets, cash) or would like to volunteer to help with the event, please visit www.kmlhs.org/fmf for donation forms and more information.
NIGHT OF ARTS
Hola Mamas y Papas! Mi Casa es su Casa! My house is your house, well, my pueblo is your pueblo….they are looking so fun. We hope your family pueblo will be part of the BLS Southwest village. Students who bring pueblos in grades 5-8 should take them to the south campus for painting. If your child has a younger sibling they can send the pueblo to the north campus if they do not mind the younger sibling painting it. Thank you to all those who sent amazing pueblos! The village is taking shape. More info to come on other ways to help with Night of Arts and Mexican Cafe etc….Interested in helping? Please email Mrs.Weber.
Grades K-8: Please see the attached note on your opportunity to help with Bethlehem’s Easter Breakfast.
All Grade 3 & 4: Just a reminder that all students in 3rd and 4th grade will be singing at the 6:45 P.M. Lenten service in Menomonee Falls tomorrow evening. They should meet in Mr. Voigt’s room at 6:25 P.M. to practice their song.
Grade 4: There is a new set of flashcards to study this week. The quiz will be next Monday. The 3rd Battle Book is also due next Monday. Please remember Cade’s birthday treat is on Thursday.
Remember you are invited to worship with us! Come for chapel and stay for our Easter singing devotion. Let me know on this week’s homework sheet the number planning to attend. Date: March 29 Time: 8:15-10:00ish.
Projects are due on Wednesday, March 21st at the Menomonee Falls gym. Parents are asked not to park in the front of the building so that buses can drop off students. The back metal gym doors will be open so that projects can be taken directly into the gym. Projects should be set up in the gym with the others from the same grade by 3:00 P.M. Contact Mr. Wendt if you have questions. After the project is set up, the student or parent should paperclip the correct category in the upper left corner of the board. Mr. Wendt will give each project a number and a judging form at a later time. Public viewing of the projects will occur on Sunday, March 25th from 9:00 A.M. to noon in the south campus gym. The projects may be retrieved on Sunday from noon to 1:00 P.M. or on Monday. We will be selecting some to compete in the KML Science Fair. Specific instructions will be given to those students. If you have questions, please contact
Mr. Wendt. Enjoy the fair! The students do a wonderful job every year!
Science Donations: Doing some spring cleaning? The Science Department (mostly Grades 6-8) could use
extra microscopes or heat lamps. Thanks for your consideration!
Junior Choir: Excitement is in the air as we prepare for the annual KML Family Music Fest. Mark your calendars for Friday April 13th. I look forward to having the stage and risers full with the Junior Choir representing BLS and their Savior! Keep an eye on future newsletters for specific warm-up and stage times. I haven’t been given that information yet but I’m certain it will be out soon.
Please make a correction on your calendars. We sing on Maundy Thursday at 6:45 P.M. The calendar had a misprint, please make that correction on your schedules. Thank you! Mrs. Strasser
Bethlehem Historical Gaming Club presents “ZOMBICIDE”
The BHGC has been overrun by the zombie apocalypse! We have to ban together to save humankind. Come and join your fellow survivors this Sunday in the MF lower level from 12-2:30 P.M. Be part of the team, not part of the buffet!
See you there.
Parents, check out the rather thought provoking and somewhat scary truths about the “Screen Generation” of children we are raising, by reading “Raising the Screen Generation” by Time Magazine. It also contains a short but powerful video with it, “The Latest Dangerous Addiction Parents Need to Worry About” by Harvard Health Publishing and Harvard Medical School. Also check out the Parenting Message in which the lesson of Saul’s sin is discussed. How can we as Christian parents be good examples to our children? Like Saul, we sometimes are tempted to excuse our sin. Teaching our children to admit and confess sins is what God asks of us, yet even our youngest children become good at excusing their sin. See examples of ways children excuse their sin, rather than admit it. A good prayer to say is also included in this Parent Message!
Since it is nearly St. Patrick’s Day, how about checking out some of The Pioneer Woman’s Best Potato Recipes -ever! For all of this information, articles and tips, go to our Bethlehem website, click into School and Parenting tips.
BLAZER SPORTS NEWS
Track season starts in April. Dates To Be Determined.