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 Nicolereyherme@gmail.com 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: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens/parent-teen 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: megumi.nomura@gobethany.com 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!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Calling ALL Talent!


We sent home the 2019 Bethany Talent Show interest sheet last week. This sheet is due next Monday, April 1 for anyone who's interested in participating in our talent show on May 2. Don't forget to sign up for a tryout time ahead of time (the sheet is in front of the band room (B16))! 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: megumi.nomura@gobethany.com Thank you!

April 1, Monday: Talent Show interest sheet due to Dr. Nomura
April 4, Thursday: or 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

Monday, March 25, 2019

ALL SCHOOL PHOTO—Wed. March 27



This year’s photo will be taken Wed. March 27 after Chapel. Order forms will be going out.

Friday, March 22, 2019

THANK YOU To Our Wonderful Volunteers!


All we can say is WOW! Who knew that a security fence would look so beautiful on our campus?! Thank you very much Scott Ledford for your tireless planning and implementing of the installation of this great fence. And thank you to a team of volunteers who can only be described as TENACIOUS installers. THAT WAS QUICK! We are all looking forward to the added security this will add to our campus once the gates have been fabricated and installed.
THANK YOU AGAIN! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

10 Spring-Themed Desserts To Enjoy During The Most Beautiful Season Of The Year



Spring is in the air! The season of blue sky & sunshine, cute little bunnies with chocolate eggs and beautiful flowers in blossom! Spring is truly the most beautiful season of them all, which calls for the most beautiful desserts. That's why panda has prepared the ultimate selection of our best spring-themed recipes - from Chocolate Egg Geodes to Easter Bunny Buns there's plenty of variety to pick your favorite!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A Big Thank You!


Thank you, everyone, who attended the All Ministry Worship and Praise Service this past Sunday. I am especially proud of our students and the great job they did singing, playing the recorders, and handling themselves like the well-behaved students we know them to be! Parents, the congregation had nothing but well wishes and praise for the students and commented on how nice it was to welcome them all to the church. So again, thank you so much in joining us this past weekend for the very special time with our Bethany Lutheran family.

I also want to thank all of you who have already re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. Your commitment and dedication to our school are so evident with a large number of BLS family members who will be joining us for what I would say will be one of the best years’ ever. We are so excited to offer new courses, more technology, more security measures with our new fencing installation, and of course the impending addition of our new pre-school building. I am so excited and look toward this exciting future with you all. If you have not registered yet, please let us know how we can help you through the process. I know the new online registration program is new and can be challenging, so please let us help you if you get stuck or need a tech pep talk.

Dr. Smith

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Open Enrollment


It’s time to re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! We are currently at 66% re-enrollment for our K-8th-grade classes!

We are working on program and curriculum development for the new year and would like an early indication of where we are trending as far as class size.
Please email the office with your intentions for re-enrollment. If you have not yet re-enrolled, please let us know how we can help you with the process.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fence Work Days (Weather Permitting)


Another GREAT Opportunity for Your Partnership Hours! WEATHER PERMITTING
VERY EXCITING! We will be installing the rest of Bethany’s security fencing around the campus on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17—weather permitting. More information/details to follow regarding times and what you will want to bring— gloves, etc. So…. Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

BLS To Sing At Sunday Worship - 3/10/19


One time a year we ask our students to support and say THANK YOU to Bethany Lutheran Church – who support us – by singing during a worship Sunday.

Monday, March 4, 2019

All School Field-Trip! Friday March 8th

Will C. Wood’s Lively Arts Presents:
Disney’s
The Little Mermaid

All School Fieldtrip!
Date: Friday, March 8
Time: 9:30am—Noon

*BLS has paid for the students’ and staff tickets.

This event is for Elementary schools in the area. This is a sold out show. BLS has purchased enough tickets for students, staff, aides and a few chaperones. The BLS office and K-8 classes will be closed during this time.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Open House: Cancelled Until Further Notice!!


OPEN HOUSE
Bethany Lutheran School
Saturday, March 2, 2019

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We want to make sure that we have better weather and also have an opportunity to properly promote this event. Look for a new date in the near future and continue to spread the word about what makes Bethany so special!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Re-Enrollment Has Begun For 2019-2020


In just 3 days 45% of our current student body has already re-enrolled! Let’s keep it going!

Everyone should have received an email from TADS inviting you all to re-register your students. Look for the link for registration in that email. Make sure you have not marked TADS as SPAM.

Our Open Registration to the general public is also beginning Saturday. You will be seeing many more people coming to the campus to tour our facility. If you see them, please say hello and make them feel welcome.

CONTEST!!!!! Whichever class has the highest percentage of re-enrollments by Friday, March 8 - will win Pizza, Ice Cream, Popcorn, and a Movie!!!! What a F-U-N day!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Fence Work Days


Another GREAT Opportunity for Your Partnership Hours! WEATHER PERMITTING
VERY EXCITING! We will be installing the rest of Bethany’s security fencing around the campus on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2—weather permitting. More information/details to follow regarding times and what you will want to bring— gloves, etc. So…. Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Open House Saturday, March 2nd 2019 Come Visit Us!


OPEN HOUSE
Bethany Lutheran School
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
1011 Ulatis Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Monday, February 18, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


K-8 BLS Students will be singing at Sunday Worship at Bethany Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 10 at 10am. The kids have all been working very hard on their beautiful songs to share with the congregation. Make sure to MARK YOUR CALENDARS! More info to follow...

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thank You Everyone!


On behalf of Bethany Lutheran Schools, thank you for attending and supporting our 18th annual Auction and Crab Feed. With your generous giving, the event raised one of our largest totals in recent years. Your participation in this annual endeavor assists the school in providing necessary classroom materials, programs, and curriculum that we would not otherwise be able to afford. Your generosity was and is a blessing to our students and staff, and words only cannot express my tremendous gratitude.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to our Chairpersons, Amy and Scott Ledford, and to our dedicated volunteers Janice Williams, Juanita McCallum, Paula Rush, and Katie and Cathy Mathews for starring in the kitchen. We truly appreciate their time and efforts during this fundraising opportunity. I’d also like to thank True Symmetry Brewing Company and Justin’s Crab Company for providing quality products and valuable services for this fundraiser. Your assistance goes a long way toward bringing so many great activities and programs to our school’s teachers, students, and families, and we sincerely appreciate your important contribution. Our school becomes a better-blessed place every day when parents like you are there to lend a hand!


Blessings, and thank you again!
Dr. Smith

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6 Smoothie Bowl Recipes | Delicious + Healthy Breakfast & Dessert



Smoothie bowls are perfect to have as a delicious breakfast, healthy dessert or colorful snack. Made with frozen fruits to create this yummy icecream-like texture. Perfect meal to have before working out, school or work.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

COME SEE WHAT MAKES BETHANY SCHOOL SO SPECIAL!


OPEN HOUSE
Bethany Lutheran School
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
1011 Ulatis Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Sunday, February 3, 2019

BLS Parents/Families—DON’T BE LEFT OUT!

BLS Parents/Families—DON’T BE
LEFT OUT! This is our BIGGEST and
The MOST FUN fundraiser that we do at Bethany!
The crab and pasta are excellent along with
salad and bread (chicken option available at
ticket purchase.) There will be lots of wonderful
baskets for Raffle and many wonderful auction
items to bid on—including individual classroom
projects! Hurry and reserve your tickets or
table today!

Open to the Public

17TH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
1000 ULATIS DRIVE, VACAVILLE, CA

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM, DINNER AT 6:30 PM

MENU:  CRAB (CHICKEN OPTION AVAILABLE), PASTA, SALAD, GARLIC BREAD 

CLICK HERE or SCAN QR Code to Purchase Tickets

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Alliance Redwoods -- 5th-8th Graders


Each year as part of our Outdoor Curriculum we take our 5-8th graders to Alliance Redwoods where they will learn about a multitude of Environmental Science topics. Mark your calendars for May 8-10 for this trip and check your TADS account for your monetary responsibility. Many of you already have been taking care of this so it won’t be a burden to you closer to the trip. Thank you.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Bethany School Crab Feed And Auction Saturday February 9th 2019


17TH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
1000 ULATIS DRIVE, VACAVILLE, CA

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM, DINNER AT 6:30 PM

MENU:  CRAB (CHICKEN OPTION AVAILABLE), PASTA, SALAD, GARLIC BREAD 

CLICK HERE or SCAN QR Code to Purchase Tickets

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Calling All Artists!!!


Calling all artists! Use your artistic skills to create a cover design for this year's yearbook! You must include this year's theme (L.I.F.E.) Bethany Lutheran School, and 2018-2019. Any artistic form is acceptable but we love seeing non-digital designs! Please submit your designs by Friday, February 8!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Winter Dance 4th-8th Graders, Friday, January 25


The Student Council will be hosting a Winter Dance for 4th—8th-grade students on Friday, January 25. The dance will be from 6pm - 8pm here at Bethany School in the fellowship hall. Early tickets will be sold for $5. Tickets sold at the event itself will be $7. The money raised will help to defer the cost of the dance.

Pizza, drinks and dessert items will be served.

The theme and dress for this dance are still TBD. We will advise next week.

Mrs. Bakken is the Student Council staff representative and will be at the dance. She will need a few parent volunteers to chaperone and also help with the food tables.

If you would like to help please contact Mrs. Bakken at kari.bakken@gobethany.com

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Our 17th Annual Dinner & Auction Is Less Than A Month Away!


17TH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
1000 ULATIS DRIVE, VACAVILLE, CA

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM, DINNER AT 6:30 PM

MENU:  CRAB (CHICKEN OPTION AVAILABLE), PASTA, SALAD, GARLIC BREAD 

CLICK HERE or SCAN QR Code to Purchase Tickets

Thursday, January 10, 2019

BLS Spelling Bee


Our Annual BLS Spelling be will be held on Friday, January 25 in the school’s Fellowship Hall.
Our Spelling Bee will begin with our students in grades 3—6. Grades 7 and 8 will immediately follow the 3-6 grade bee.

Spelling Bee winners will go on to compete in the Grace B. Powell Spelling Bee which will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 6:00 PM at Will C. Wood High School.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Reminder: NO PARKING & GETTING OUT ALLOWED in drop off and pick up line!

Parents: If you are using our Drop Off/Pick Up line you MUST NOT park and get out of your car. This is a moving line. Drop off or pick up your child then move on. If you need to speak with a teacher—DO NOT—get out of your car to do so. Make an appointment with them through email or park in the parking lot and get out of your car. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

17th Annual Dinner And Auction Get Your Tickets NOW!


17TH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
1000 ULATIS DRIVE, VACAVILLE, CA

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM, DINNER AT 6:30 PM

MENU:  CRAB (CHICKEN OPTION AVAILABLE), PASTA, SALAD, GARLIC BREAD 

CLICK HERE or SCAN QR Code to Purchase Tickets