Bear Facts The Weekly Newsletter of Bethany Lutheran School Long Beach, CA www.bethanylutheran.org Communication+Responsibility+Organization+Service+Sharing ARE YOU READY?????? School Bulletin #29 Bethany PTL’s April 5, 2011 Sock-Hop Fundraiser is Most of you will be meeting THIS FRIDAY with your children’s teachers this April 8 week to discuss both academic and ☺Apr. 6-K-2nd Graders sing 7PM ☺Apr. 7-8 Parent/Teacher developmental progress. I pray your Dance Times: Conferences, Minimum Days conferences will further strengthen th th 7 /8 8:20-8:50 ☺Apr. 8-Sacramento Meeting your team relationship and give K-2nd 9:00-9:30 ☺Apr. 10-Troubadour- 10:55 insight into your children’s learning. 3rd/4th 9:40-10:10 ☺Apr. 11-Meet the Masters It’s easy to make the ☺Apr. 12-Kindergarten Info 5th/6th 10:20-10:50 Meeting conference all about the grades on Preschool 11:00-11:30 ☺Apr. 13-15 6th Grade Camp the report card, but it can be so ☺Apr. 15-Sacramento much more! Some questions to consider before your conference: Get your fifties dress-up outfit ready to go and come ready to BOOGIE! ☺ What is your child doing well and Do you have your sponsors yet?? how can you encourage it at home? You can still turn in ☺How is your child doing socially? your e-waste! We earn Does he/she have healthy 2,000 points each for screen relationships with peers? items 4” or larger! You’ll be ☺How about your child’s spiritual filling out a donation slip development? Do you have any when you arrive…don’t questions/insights for the teacher? forget to indicate Bethany ☺ Do you have any questions about as your school. ☺ upcoming projects/tests? Stonewood – April 9 & 10 ☺Is there something you especially Are you doing some appreciate about your child’s It’s that time of year…time for…. spring planting around your teacher? Let them know! CHOIR SNACK SALES!! home? Did you know that Home Depot receipts are Blessings on your conversations! After-school snack sales will be held also eligible for SchoolCents Dr. Fink in Freedom Square on points?? Keep those Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays receipts coming…we’re in the home stretch! ☺ Proceeds support our Join us for Lenten Services at Trinity/Troubadour/Handbell trip to Bethany each Wednesday Disneyland for Magic Music Days! beginning at 7:00. Soup suppers served in the Parish Lounge before each service. The FISHin’ Hole FUN DAY 2011: Save the date! Opportunities to Serve Country Fair Fun Day will be held on the school grounds on Would you like to earn an April 15 is the last day May 21st from 10 am - 3 pm. easy FISH hour? Put a Bethany to buy SCRIP for the 2010- To fit in with this year's yard sign in your yard! Contact 2011 SCRIP rebate. This is one theme, we are considering holding a Kathy Tucker if you’re interested: week earlier than usual because Craft Fair as part of the event as email@example.com. Easter is the last Sunday in well. Church and school families April this year. SCRIP welcome! If you think you would The Girl Scout’s bake sale over the purchases made after April 15 be interested in selling/showcasing last 2 weeks brought in $555.00 will be credited to next year’s your handiwork as part of this Craft toward relief for the Japanese SCRIP rebate. Parents of 8th Fair, please contact Mary Kriebel at Earthquake victims!! Thanks to Graders please note: Your 420-6160 so we can gauge interest. everyone for their generous SCRIP purchases will continue support! to accumulate for your DC trip rebate until May 1. You can increase your rebate by stocking up on SCRIP you use for everyday shopping. Ask your friends and relatives to buy SCRIP to help you earn Our 8th Grade restaurant an even larger tuition rebate. fundraisers are over, but if you still Plan ahead for home need a night off from cooking, you improvement and purchase can join us at Round Table Pizza SCRIP before April 15. this Thursday to support Bethany’s Got a spare car to donate? Please remember to Mission Alaska Trip. notify the SCRIP coordinator if Each summer, Bethany Seriously! Fun Day is relatives or friends have signed Lutheran Church sends looking for a donation for a "Car up their Ralphs or Vons club missionaries to Alaska to share the Smash" where participants can take cards to give you tuition credit. love of Jesus and conduct Vacation a couple of sledge hammer swings We don’t know who to give the Bible School in areas where there to a car for a fee. If you have a car credit to unless you let us know are few churches. The students that is taking up space in your the names of everyone that has and families in these areas look driveway/yard and you weren't sure signed up to support you. forward to our return each year, how you were going to get rid of it SCRIP profits were and our missionaries are blessed, as - we can help. After Fun Day is used to provide financial well. done with it, we can arrange for a assistance for several major Thanks for your free pick up by the local car parts projects recently. If you bought support…see you at Round Table! yard and they'll pay you for the car SCRIP this year you helped (amount depends on engine provide funds for the gym floor condition). Contact Mary Kriebel installation, new awnings for (562-420-6160) if you are the school office, gym and interested! preschool play area, plus new gates for the Arbor Road entrance and the preschool. Every SCRIP purchase benefits Bethany and you! Save the Date: April 16, 2011 is Bethany’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt! The festivities will begin at 10 AM here at Bethany with crafts, a short message, three age appropriate hunts, snacks, and prizes! We hope to see you there, and don’t forget to invite a friend!