Vol. 20, Issue 12
November 12, 2019
As the November temperatures and a fair amount of snow have dropped early this year, please be reminded that school closings and late starts are announced through our automated SwiftReach text, phone, email alert system. You will receive a text, phone call and/or email depending on the preference you have made in PowerSchool. We also try to get announcements on to our local TV stations, but at times they have problems listing our two-county, two-campus school accurately.
Bethlehem will close whenever Menomonee Falls or Germantown close for bad weather; or when the principal deems it wise to cancel school because of bad weather conditions. Concerning “late starts”: As a courtesy to parents, Bethlehem School will start late only when Menomonee Falls and Germantown Public Schools start late. At such times when the weather is a factor, students will not be marked “tardy” as parents work to ensure a safe arrival. Thank you… stay warm!
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Anyone who was absent on picture day or has a picture with closed eyes or other obvious problems – the photographer will be back next week Wednesday, November 20th. Pictures in Meno. Falls will occur at 8:10-8:30 A.M. and then the photographer will be in Germantown approx. 11:00 A.M – Noon. If you are having your picture retaken, please bring your packet of pictures back with you. If you were absent you can still bring in your order form/envelope that went home in September. If you need a form, please stop by the school office to pick one up. Thank you.
TIPS FOR PARENTING GOD’S WAY
In this season of gratitude, we as God’s people, are, of course, very grateful for all our Lord has done for us and all He has given us. Check out some interesting thoughts on how to teach our children gratitude in “What Parents Neglect to Teach about Gratitude,” by Andrea Hussong. Research suggests that the experience of gratitude has four parts, but we rarely teach all of them to our kids.
What we notice in our lives for which we can be grateful:
- How we THINK about why we have been given those things
- How we FEEL about the things we have been given
- What we DO to express appreciation in turn
Also see the yummy Thanksgiving potluck dishes to share if you are bringing the tummy yummies on Thanksgiving Day! For recipes and Teaching Children to Live with Gratitude, click into our BLS website, and click into Tuesday News, followed by Parenting Tips.
The orders have been made and should arrive in the classroom that you have chosen before Christmas. They will be sent home with your child.
Interested skiers and snowboarders, it is not too late to join our ski group! Skiing is a fun winter activity for the whole family. Our group rate is 50% off the door prices. We meet the 4 Sundays in January-1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26. Kids must be at least 7 for lessons, sorry- no lessons for adults. Signup link is https://shop.littleswitz.com/groups. Group name is BETHLEHEM1920. Contact Lisa Gold email@example.com or 262-323-2946 if you have any questions. Due date is 11/15/19.
Christlight: Jacob in Egypt – Genesis 46-50
The Birth of Moses – Exodus 1:1-2:10
During a family dinner, challenge your family to list some of the ways God cares for you. Write your answers on a sheet of paper. Emphasize that God takes care of his children at all times and in all places.
Grade 4: Grade 4 has the privilege of sharing the Word in song during 10:30 A.M. church this coming Sunday. Please meet in the hallway by Mr. Wendt’s room at 10:15 A.M. that morning. Thank You – Dr. Scharp
Grades 5 & 6: The fifth grade class and the sixth grade class have the opportunity to praise God by singing in the Sunday, November 24th worship services. The sixth grade is scheduled to sing in the 8:00 A.M. service, and the fifth grade is scheduled to sing in the 10:30 A.M. service. All voices are very important since we will be singing an anthem with two parts. Thanks!!! Mrs. Schopper
BLAZER SPORTS NEWS
Basketball and Cheerleading
Sign up for Friday night League home game help is now open. Parents, go to the school website under “Athletics” or call the school office to sign up for helping at home games. Only 6th-8th Grade basketball and
5th-8th Grade cheerleading need to sign up for a time. If you forget we will assign you a spot and notify you via the Tuesday News. Thanks!
Don’t forget to return the Parent Agreements to Mr. Wendt and return the concussion and Athletic Agreements to the coach. Forms are available on the school website.
The first league games are at David’s Star on Nov. 22nd. 6B Girls at 5 P.M., 6B Boys at 6 P.M.,
A Girls at 7 P.M., and A Boys at 8 P.M.
5th Grade BB games are in the process of being scheduled. 5th Graders will play their first games on
Nov. 23rd at Home (MF). Boys vs. Peace at 10 A.M., Girls vs. Peace at 11 A.M.,
Girls vs. Brookfield Christian at noon.
C Team Boys BB – The first game is Home (MF) Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9:00 A.M. vs. Grace, Menomonee Falls.
C Team Girls BB — The first game was Home (MF) Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10:00 A.M. vs. Grace, Menomonee Falls. There was a conflict, so hopefully a new opponent can be found.
A Boys BB — In order to accommodate players and coaches, practice times have changed. They will practice in Menomonee Falls on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:45 P.M. and Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 P.M. Thank you for your patience.