Vol. 19, Issue 20
January 15, 2019
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED
February is Bethlehem member and returning preschool student sign up! Like in the past, Tues. and Thurs. sessions (mornings) are available for 3 yr-olds. Mon., Wed., and Friday sessions (mornings) or 5 afternoons a week (afternoons) are available for 4 yr-olds. Our clear goal is to offer a quality, Christ-centered education for these preschoolers. Our Preschool Open House is Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 P.M. For forms or information, please contact our Child Care/Preschool (Germantown) office: (262) 257-0408 or firstname.lastname@example.org. March 1st we will open registration to any/all families.
KINDERGARTEN 2019-‘20 INFO
Already, there is great interest in Bethlehem’s kindergarten class for next year! On Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. there will be an Informational Night at the Germantown Campus for all that are interested. Parents will discover what Bethlehem has to offer and the steps for enrollment since we do a have a limit on the number of kindergarteners we can serve with excellent, Christian education. So please save the date. In a few days a letter with detailed information will be directly mailed to all preschool parents and member parents with children ready to enter Kindergarten next year! Thanks – Principal Weber
NEW STEM Team at Bethlehem
A new First Lego League (FLL) team is forming at Bethlehem. FLL is a middle-school aged extracurricular program that teaches STEM concepts to solve problems in a committed team environment. An 8 week practice session is scheduled in late winter with a team of 6-10 participants. There will be an informational meeting for interested parents and students who are currently in grades 4 through 7 on January 21th at 6:30 at the Germantown campus. More info to come . . . To learn more about FLL, check out– http://www.firstlegoleague.org/about-fll & https://tinyurl.com/FLL-intro-video
MOBIL GRANT RECEIVED
Bethlehem Lutheran School has been awarded a $500.00 Mobil Educational Alliance Grant. This money will be used to continue technology integration into math and science education at Bethlehem. This program is funded by Mobil with the purpose of “investing in the future of the community through educational grants to neighborhood schools.” We certainly thank member and parent Mr. Steve Yahr of Mayfield Mobil next to Cabela’s (2545 Mayfield Way, Richfield) for his efforts in making this grant possible! Thank you!
HOT LUNCH HELP NEEDED
We are looking for someone to pitch in for hot lunch in Germantown next week Tuesday, January 22. Please contact the school office if you are interested in helping out. It is a great way to see your kids during the school day 🙂
Kids Heart Challenge-South Campus
Our Kids Heart Challenge/Jump Rope for Heart campaign which is sponsored by the American Heart Association starts today. Over the next 5 weeks students will be learning how to make choices in their lives to promote heart health. Envelopes will be attached to today’s newsletter informing students how they can raise funds for the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease. Donation envelopes will be due Feb. 15th. Students in Grades 5-8 will be Jump Roping in Physical Education classes during the week of Feb. 11-15. Please join our Heart Hero team today. Mr. Voigt
It is time to place your 2nd Semester or January order for Cousins Lunch. Please make all checks payable to Bethlehem School. REMEMBER: If you choose to prepay, you may NOT change your order for the rest of the year. Orders are due back this Friday, January 18th and Cousins Subs will be served Friday, Jan. 25th.
Pastor and Valerie Schmidt thank everyone who have contributed to the meal train for our family lately. We are moved by the kindness and generosity of our Bethlehem family during this point in our life, and it has been obvious that during meal preparations, we have received Bethlehem families’ BEST food preparation efforts 🙂
Our only regret is that we have not thanked each family individually and personally, but we hope that all the kind people involved in this effort are able to see this humble note. In case you are wondering, Baby Brianna is doing great, she’s very considerate, letting us sleep 3-4 hours at a time. She’s much like her sisters in every way.
As the temperatures are dropping and the snow will soon be flying, please be reminded to listen to AM radio 620, WTMJ or watch channel 4 for any school closing information. All four local TV stations are notified, but some have problems listing our two-county, two-campus school accurately. We also will use our PowerSchool Alert. You will receive a text, phone call and/or email depending on the preference you have made in PowerSchool for closings and late starts. Our school will close whenever Menomonee Falls or Germantown close for bad weather; or when the principal considers it wise to cancel school because of bad weather conditions. Concerning “late starts”: Bethlehem School will start late only when Menomonee Falls and Germantown Public Schools start late. At such times when weather is a factor, students will not be marked “tardy” as parents work to ensure a safe arrival. Thank you… stay warm!
Grades 5-6: The 5-6 grade has the privilege to sing praises in two weeks on Sunday, Jan. 27th , at the 9:15 A.M. service in Germantown. Please mark this on your calendar as a date to save. Hope to have all voices there to praise their Savior. Mrs. Schopper and Mr. Voigt
Grades 5-8: The new book order forms are now available on the shelf in the school hallway. Please place your orders by January 25th . There are 5 different orders sheets to look at in the one pack! So many books from which to choose! 🙂
Class Code: P662K
Grades 5-8 FORENSICS: This year’s KML Forensic Meet will be held on Tuesday, March 12th. Interested students in grades 5-8 will be given information describing the different categories from which to choose. There is no limit to the number of students that can participate. The more the merrier! Practices will begin in February and will take place once a week for about a month. Mrs. Schopper does have a small selection of pieces for the students to look at, but the students may find their own pieces and share them for approval. We are looking for volunteers (parents/grandparents) to come in and listen to pieces (practices are from 3:15-4:15 P.M.) We will also need to supply a few judges for the competition. Please email if interested! (email@example.com) We are looking forward to another great Forensic year here at Bethlehem, and hope many students will take part. Mrs. Schopper
BLAZER SPORTS NEWS
Basketball and Cheerleading
Results: vs. Peace: 6B Girls won, B Boys (Kneser) lost, A Girls won, A Boys lost.
- Our Savior: B Boys Bednar lost, 5B Girls game cancelled due to power outage.
St. Paul, Grafton B Boys Tournament
The B Boys (Bednar) team won 2 games and lost one game to take 2nd Place! Congratulations! Way to go Blazers!
Jan. 18th At St. Lucas: 6B Girls at 5 P.M., B Boys (Kneser) at 6 P.M., A Boys at 7 P.M.
At Peace: 5B Girls at 5 P.M., B Boys (Bednar) at 6 P.M.
Jan. 19th A Girls BB Home at MF vs. Grace at 9 A.M.
Zion B BB Tournament
The B Boys (Kneser) and 6B Girls basketball teams will be attending the Zion Tournament at Zion Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls from Jan. 17- 20th . The girls play Pilgrim on Thursday at 4:20 P.M. The boys play Our Redeemer on Thursday at 5:20 P.M. Win or lose they will continue on Saturday. Go Blazers!
Hot Shot Competition and Grade School Nights at KML
The Boys Hot Shot competition will happen on Jan. 24th . The Girls Hot Shot competition will happen on Feb. 5th. The competitions will take place at half time and after the JV game at approximately 6:15 and 6:45 P.M. The competitors from Bethlehem are Payton Rechlicz, Angela Busalacchi, Dominic DiTirro, and Josh Haines. Congratulations shooters!
C Team Boys and Girls Basketball
Results: C Boys won vs. Peace and C Girls won vs. FIL White
At Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson:
Jan. 19th 9:00 A.M.: BOYS FIL White vs. Bethlehem
Noon: GIRLS Grace White vs. Bethlehem