Tuesday News

Vol. 19, Issue 38
May 28, 2019


This coming summer – we ask that you, the parents, again attend ONE important meeting at BLS.  Once again we are using an online registration process for much of the information we need from you.  The online process takes only 10-15 minutes. There is a link on the Tuesday News page of the Bethlehem website to get started.  We are asking that you accomplish this registration for each child by July 15.  The online registration process for 2019-20 is available right now!

Finally, please reserve either Tuesday, Aug 13 at G’Town (6:30 PM)  or Tuesday, Aug 20 at Meno. Falls (6:30 PM) on your calendar and plan to attend this one compulsory meeting where final registration as well as school & classroom orientation occurs.  Your attendance at this one summer meeting is very important! We hope this online registration streamlines the process and helps us get 100% attendance at the August Final Registration/ Classroom Orientation meeting.

Thank you.   Principal Weber


The school year is coming quickly to a close.  Tomorrow’s dismissal at 11:30 A.M. marks the end of the 2018-‘19 school year.  By God’s grace, it has been another year in which quality education was offered with a distinct Christian foundation.  The 373 children of Bethlehem (3K-8) have grown so much in this past year! This year, we kept our focus on “It all began with God.”

The faculty certainly appreciates the privilege of educating your children. It is a joyful responsibility we do not take lightly.  As we close this school year, please accept our sincere thanks for productively working with the faculty and administration of Bethlehem Lutheran School.  We consider it a joy to work with the “family” of Bethlehem in pursuit of the worthwhile goal of quality, Christian education.

To God be the Glory!

THANK YOU!                   

What a privilege it is . . . to witness the love and generosity of our God as shown through you, the parents and members of Bethlehem.  There are so many who have volunteered and given time, talent, energy, and support to our school this past year . . . Every year, I am amazed by the level of generosity demonstrated by parents and members in support of this school.  Please know that this year as always, the faculty and I are incredibly appreciative. That support (Time, Talent, Treasure) is a special blessing to our school.

Certainly, without that support and involvement – our school would be much less.  Please accept the faculty’s and my sincere thanks. We thank God for you! Principal Weber


Please be reminded that the next year school calendar can be found on our website.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our two parent Meetings in August (Aug 13 or 20) and on the First Day of School, August 26.


Qtr. 4 report cards will be in the Church mailboxes by 5:00 P.M. on Sat. June 8. If you don’t have a Church mailbox the report cards will be mailed to your house. For next year grades 1-5, a sheet with student’s classroom placement will also be included.  Congrats to all on being promoted to the next grade!


We are thrilled to announce that our new Gr. 6 teacher is Miss Anna Barkholtz. This talented young lady has been assigned as a teacher to our school and will be marrying (in 5 days!) a first-year Seminary student and so we will all know her as Mrs. Gartner. From her written reviews, from people who know her, and from my first impression after meeting with her -her skills, enthusiasm, and personality will be a great fit here at BLS! We are so blessed and God is so good.    Principal Weber


Check out the best Reading list for your child to avoid brain drain this summer and keep ’em reading! Also check out why it’s good for your child to be so boooooooored this summer, now that they are out of school. And get lots of ideas (39 in fact) on things they can do!  These past few weeks students have learned about the courage of the disciples in sharing the news of Jesus’ Resurrection, and how they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit as well! Discuss ways your family can share God’s Word by reviewing the Parent Message from the lesson of Jesus’ disciples being arrested. Say the prayer posted as a family to remember we are all missionaries this summer as we come and go!

The link listed in our Tips for Parenting has great devotional books for your family for the summer, and all of the above in our Tips for Parenting God’s Way under the Tuesday News on our BLS website.


This Thursday evening, 25 eighth graders will graduate from BLS. We pray for God’s richest blessings in their future!  Thank you 7th graders for joining them in singing their class anthem that evening.


SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST:  We have attached the School Supply List for any family that would like to get a head start on shopping.  This list will also be available on our website and in select area stores.
Happy Shopping!

Grades 8:  Our field trip next week Tuesday, May 28 is outside at Six Flags, so please dress for the weather.  You will need to bring a lunch or money to buy a lunch at Six Flags.


Volleyball and soccer players:  Please keep an eye on the calendar over the summer.  Some practices (and possibly tryouts) start before the parent orientation meetings.  Make sure you contact your coach or Mr. Wendt if you can’t be at tryouts or practices.

Cross Country Runners:  There may be some group runs and other events this summer.  More information will be given at registration or through the Sports Calendar.