Thursday, April 18, 2019

No Bunny Loves You Like Jesus! Easter Festival April 20th

Join us for Bethany’s Annual All Schools Easter Festival
Saturday, April 20 from 9:00-11:00 AM—Ulatis Campus

The morning fun kicks off at 9 AM sharp with tasty treats. Doughnuts are $1 each with plenty of coffee, milk, and juice for all.

Our egg hunts begin at 10:30 AM, so please bring your baskets and join in the fun!

There will also be face painting, sack races, and a bounce house. Bring your camera to capture those special moments with the Easter Bunny.

Come enjoy a fun-filled morning at this wonderful event! All in the community, especially those who are new families to BLS, are welcome and encouraged to join us for this morning of fellowship and fun.

We are in need of volunteers! This is a great way to earn partnership hours. If you would like to help, we will need help the day of the event. Please contact Nicole Reyherme at directly if you would like to be a part of this exciting event.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Walking Alongside Your Teen

This Weeks’ Focus on the Family
Walking Alongside Your Teen
By Joe White and Lissa Halls Johnson

An old Ozark Mountain friend shared some wisdom with my dad a few years ago: "The older I get, the less I know for sure!" That's how I felt when I was raising my teen girls. I couldn't figure out the intricacies of dad-and-daughter psychology. But I worked and prayed and cried over it more than I care to remember!

Don't get me wrong: My daughters were my pride and joy, and I tried every way I could to be the perfect dad. But, man, how many times I failed! I was clumsy and always seemed to be "say­ing it wrong." I give God and their mom all the credit for the amazing, godly young ladies they were and are today.

During those turbulent and often disillusioning days, all I knew to do was spend time with my girls. Fortunately, that turned out to be the key to the relationship I wanted so badly.

My connecting point with daughter Courtney was on her early morning jogs. She wanted to run three to six miles at 6:15 A.M., so we hit the pavement together. I had to follow her rules, though:

1. We ran at her pace.
2. She did all the talking.
3. I did all the listening.

When I tried to change the pace (a mistake I only made once) or tried to give unsolicited advice (probably more than once), I was quickly corrected and reminded of "the rules."

I still look back on those early morning "joggers" as some of the most important hours I'll ever spend in my life. That's when I learned how vital it is to walk (or run) alongside our teens.

Walking the Walk 
We parents of teens are called to leave our paths and get on theirs. Why? To be sure they aren't alone. To encourage them through the thickets and storms. To rejoice when there's something to rejoice about.

When we walk alongside our teens, we usually need to follow their rules. We're there to do what they want to do. We're choos­ing to actively participate in their world. It might mean joining a neighborhood softball team, or trying out for a community or church theater production, or shooting hoops every night after work, or chaperoning a field trip to a french-fry factory.

The fun of doing something together can fill your scrapbook with pages of the best times of these all-too-brief child-raising years. Remember — the days can seem long, but the years are short.

Walking alongside happens when we step into our teens' shoes and see life from their perspective. We don't do it once a year; we do it often.

Continued: communication/walkingalongside-your-teen

Friday, April 12, 2019

Accreditation Update

As many of you know, BLS underwent our six-year review last year in the Spring. As a follow up to that visit a two-person team will again be visiting our campus on May 6th and 7th for a progress check. This time around, the two-person team will only be meeting with the administration and staff to review criteria areas of our schoolwide action plan. An email request to many parents in January requesting they serve on a parent committee for this two-day visit was sent and there were only a couple who responded. If you are willing to serve on this team to share your thoughts and input about our school, please contact the school office or send me an email so that I can add you to the team. We will be meeting several evenings to prepare, and then once with the visiting team. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

May Muffins with Moms & June Donuts with Dads

The faculty, students, and staff at Bethany Lutheran School cordially invite you to spend a morning with us as we say thank you to all of the super moms and dads of our school. Please join your son or daughter, moms, and grandmothers, on May 17th from 7:45–8:15am for pastries, coffee, and fruit as our way to appreciate the love and support that you continue to show for us. Then, for all the dads and grandfathers out there, please join us on June 3rd from 7:45–8:15am for the same morning treats. We hope that you can join us this year as we pay homage to all our wonderful caretakers.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring Band Concert and Talent Show—May 2

April 8, Monday: Talent Show tryouts after school in the band room (B16).
April 29, Monday: Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for Talent Show after school in the band room.
May 2, Thursday: 2019 Spring Band Concert and Talent Show

I'm also looking for parent volunteers to provide refreshments and to help set up/man/take down the refreshment tables. Please feel free to email me with any questions or to volunteer: Thank you!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Easter Festival—Egg Hunt @ Ulatis Campus

No Bunny Loves You Like Jesus!

Join us for Bethany’s Annual All Schools Easter Festival

Saturday, April 20 from 9:00-11:00 AM—Ulatis Campus

We are in need of plastic eggs and are requesting one dozen per student be donated, stuffed with non-chocolate candy and/or stickers, etc. Please drop

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Best Of March - Hungry Panda's 10 Favorite Recipes Of The Month

March was a great month for Hungry Panda! A lot of awesome desserts were made during this time and with so many cool recipes we decided to pick our favorites with a new recipe video you haven't seen in previous videos! We hope you'll enjoy our recipe recap of the March!