Tuesday News

Vol. 17, Issue 29
March 21, 2017


If you did not pre-register your child on-line, we are sending home a form today for you to fill out and return.  This information really helps us in our planning for next school year.  We don’t want to pester you with a phone call, so we appreciate your returning the form or registering on-line by this Friday.  Thanks!

Please Note:  All families will still need to complete the full online registration in June.



Bethlehem competed in the KML Forensics Competition last Tuesday. Thank you to the students who put their time and energy (and nerves) on the line to perform their pieces in front of the many spectators! Everyone did an excellent job using their gift of speech to honor Jesus. Congratulations to everyone!

From 5th Grade…

  • Playacting – Lydia Kelm, Adrianna Moore, Ellie Seager, Tyler Ninmann, and Caleb Michel (3rd place)
  • Playacting – Julia Wendt, Taylor Ignatowski, Ava Klug, Jaylen Wetzel, and Jadyn Graffenius (2nd place)
  • Playacting – Bryce Williams, Nathan Himm, Jacob Belott, and Elias Kutz (2nd place)
  • Poetry – Katelyn Pfundtner (1st place)

From 6th Grade…

  • Playacting – Sully Westphal, Sammy Rivera, Megan Schultz, Lindsay Hatton, and Payton Meyer (1st place & bronze medal)
  • Playacting – Elena Grahl, Hannah Rechlicz, Jake Kasten, and Ian Gold (2nd place)
  • Playacting – Trinity Matthiessen, Whitney Bleick, Bella Gelhaar, and Amayah Rodriguez (1st place & gold medal)

From 7th Grade…

  • Poetry – Amelia McKillip (1st place & gold medal)


A very special thanks to our judges for that night, Tim Klug and Beth Rippel, and to our coaches, Karen Ninmann and Beth Rippel.


Good News for Bethlehem Families and Bethlehem Lutheran School!

On April 1st, from 12:00-2:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, Mayfair is joining with our school and celebrating the published book “My Caribbean Dream” written by Mrs. Bridget Weber and Dr. Sharon Burow, and illustrated by Mrs. Weber.  This book has been in the making for more than two years and its culmination is certainly a celebration! It also includes beautiful photography work done on the island of Grenada by our very own Connie Westphal, with silhouettes embedded into illustrations of children of Grenada and 8 children from Bethlehem!

There will be a reading for children at 12:00, and book signing to follow.  A special feature is that Bethlehem will get 10-20% of all purchases made at the Barnes & Noble on that day by Bethlehem members. This includes any purchases at all, including Cafe purchases, magazines, gifts or anything at the store.  The Cafe also sells full cheesecakes and cakes-so think Easter celebrations!  To get that credit for BLS, a paper coupon (that we’ll attach to next week’s newsletter) must be used.

We hope many members and families will join us at Barnes and Noble to celebrate our teacher’s book publishing success and also to earn money for our school!  If you are unable to make any purchases, Mrs. Weber would still love to see you there, and we are also hoping Channel 4 makes a visit, but we have no promises on that . . .   Thanks and congratulations to Mrs. Weber!

KML Family Music Fest  and Art Fair

Mark your calendar!  Come out for a night of music and an opportunity to see our very own BLS Jr. Choir on the stage at KML!  Also see selected BLS Art Projects on display.  It all happens on Friday, April 7, from 5-9 P.M. with the theme: Cartoon Extravaganza. Monies raised at this event help the KML Music Dept. This KML 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. Adult admission is $5. Children/students get free admission.  “For Free” viewing of the art projects is available starting at 8:00 P.M.

Junior Choir Members:  We have been assigned our stage time for the KML Family Music Fest on Friday April 7th.  The choir will be on the stage for a 6:10 P.M. performance.  I will need all choir members in room #1202 for our warm-ups at 5:30 P.M. You will find this classroom in the hallway between the main office and the cafeteria at KML.  What a great opportunity to use your gifts and let your light shine for Jesus as you represent BLS on the main stage!  Bring a friend or two for a night of music, art, food, and fun!  I look forward to seeing you there! Thanks! Mrs. Strasser


Grandparents, Parents and All…the children in your life are invited to Easter for Kids at Bethlehem Lutheran Church!  We’ll celebrate our Risen Savior with a morning of crafts, games, songs, snacks, and Scripture.  Children 3K-3rd grade are welcome to attend this special event on Saturday, April 8th, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Germantown Campus.  Register for FREE today at www.bethlehem-wels.org.  Contact Trish Plichta at patricia_plichta@hotmail.com with questions.

Hot Lunch Help Needed:  We are looking for 2 people to work hot lunch on Wednesday, March 29.  One person in Germantown (10:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.) and one person in Meno. Falls (11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.) please contact the school office if you are able to help.

Class News

Grade 4:  The homework sheet is two-sided. One side is this week and the other is for next week.  The fourth Battle Book is due next Tuesday.  Ask your child about the clothes they plan to wear for BizTown next week Wednesday.


Grades 1-4 Girl Pioneers:  Just a quick reminder that our spring district activity is roller skating at Incredi-Roll located at 10928 W. Oklahoma Ave., on Tues., Mar. 28, 2017.  The time is 6 to 8 P.M.; cost is $5.50/person and is open to all of Girl Pioneers, their families and friends.   Our Awards Night will be Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00-7:00 P.M. in the gym.


Grade 5:  Grade 5 will have another opportunity to praise their good Father in heaven, this Wednesday, March 22. We will sing (and play) in the 6:45 P.M. service in Menomonee Falls. Students should be in our classroom at 6:30 P.M. All students are encouraged to be present at this special opportunity to enhance worship. If your child cannot attend the service, please email Mrs. Saatkamp. Thank you!

Also, thank you to all the parents and family who made the D.A.R.E. graduation today a special day!


Grade 6:  The sixth grade has the privilege to sing praises to their Lord on Wednesday, March 29th, at the 6:45 P.M. Lenten service in Menomonee Falls. We will be meeting in the 6th grade classroom at 6:30 P.M. to warm up our voices. If your child is unable to attend, please send a note or email excusing them. Hope to have everyone there to sing praises with their voices next Wednesday.  Mr. Voigt

Blazer Sports News



Track practices will start after Easter break. Information will go out at that time.


KML Summer Camps

KML will be hosting various academic, fine arts, and sports camps this summer for both youth and adults.  Take advantage of our quality camps!  Please pass the information on to friends and family that would be interested in attending.  Camp flyers and registration forms are available in the rack outside the KML main office, from your elementary school office, or on our website at http://kmlchargers.com/hq/summer-camps/.


Menomonee Falls Youth Basketball Association is having its select basketball tryouts over the next two weeks.  People can visit http://www.mfyba.com.prod.sportngin.com/ for tryout times and also for the player and coach registration forms.