“For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!” Isaiah 9:6 NLT
At last, with the arrival of December comes the wonderful traditions of Christmas — the carols, church services, greetings, gifts, decorations, and feasting; it’s a wonderful time to reflect upon God’s gift to mankind, His son Jesus Christ. Our school’s calendar is full of many activities; post this newsletter to help you “stress less” about happenings and deadlines.
Friday, December 1:
Salvation Army toy drive begins.
Monday, December 4:
Students will draw names for gift exchange this week.
Friday, December 15:
“Bethlehem Express” family event at Calvary at 6 p.m.
Monday, December 18:
Gifts for student’s gift exchange need to be at school today!
Tuesday, December 19:
December toy drive comes to an end.
Wednesday, December 20:
K – 4, Bethesda Retirement Center, 9:15 am. Appropriate dress: uniforms HOLIDAY ATTIRE. NO BLUE JEANS!!!
We will need many drivers to help with transportation. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, December 8.
Thursday, December 21:
Christmas program @ 9:20 AM
Parents are invited, please come!
Appropriate dress (K-4): holiday attire. Preschoolers are invited to wear holiday dress HOLIDAY ATTIRE ~ NO BLUE JEANS! (K-4)
Christmas Party (K-4)
Students DO NOT need to bring a lunch. A sign-up sheet for our special luncheon will be posted on Friday, December 8.
Preschool Christmas Party ~ If you DID NOT BUY hot lunch, your FULL-TIME preschooler NEEDS a LUNCH!
Preschool 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM schedule and K-4 students will be DISMISSED AT 12–NOON
DAYCARE is available for FULL–TIME PRESCHOOLERS & KINDERGARTNERS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
DAYCARE is available for FULL-TIME PRESCHOOLERS & KINDERGARTNERS!
PRIMARY GRADES: CHRISTMAS VACATION: DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 5
PRESCHOOL CLOSED: DECEMBER 25 – JANUARY 2
MONDAY, JANUARY 8:
SCHOOL resumes for PRIMARY GRADES and PRESCHOOLERS on the 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. SCHEDULE
WEEK of DECEMBER 4: CHRISTMAS GIFT EXCHANGE (K – 4, preschool):
The children will be exchanging gifts at our Christmas parties on Thursday, December 21. Students will draw names the week of December 4th, and your child’s teacher will let you know whose name your child pulled. The price of the gift should be a minimum of $10.00. An appropriate gift would be one which your OWN child would enjoy receiving. Have your child help you shop. He/she will have many good suggestions! Inappropriate gifts would be items such as stationery, candy, soap, gloves, hats, and clothing. Preschool parents, Mrs. Stump will have more information regarding your student’s gift exchange.
DEADLINE for Secret Santa gifts:
All gifts should be at school by Monday, December 18.
OUR ANNUAL TOY DRIVE starts on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1!
We believe the Word of God, that He blesses us in order to be a blessing to those in need; 2 Corinthians 9:7-15 NLT. Once again we are asking our families to be a blessing to those who are going through difficult economic times. We will be collecting toys to donate to the Salvation Army to brighten up Christmas morning for children in our community. The toys need to be new, and please DO NOT wrap them. Donations will be gratefully accepted until Tuesday, December 19.
Half of the 20 service hours required of parents for this school year should be completed by January 31. Under Mrs. Gerard’s guidance, Ms. Lamiya will send out notifications to primary grade parents who still need to fulfill these requirements by the end of this week. Preschool parents, Mrs. Stump will be contacting you. If you have not completed the hours by January 31, you will be assessed $25 for each hour of service not completed. Please take advantage of the Christmas party contribution’s sheet and Bethesda Drivers’ list.
A BIG THANKS. . .
to Todd Long for being our school’s Internet webmaster
to our parents’ club officers
to our School Board officers
to those who shop at Safeway’s or FoodMaxx/Lucky’s grocery stores and have designated our school to of receive a percentage of your purchases
to those who continually give to make a positive impact to others on this earth
to our parents, we are thankful for your continued support in “Keeping the Dream Alive!”
to the staff of Lea’s, “I give thanks to God for each of you!”
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT HOME FIELDTRIP ~ PLEASE RETURN BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 4! K– 4th STUDENTS ONLY
_________________________________________________ has my permission to be transported to Bethesda Retirement Center on Wednesday, December 20, from 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM.
Parent’s signature Date
*Drivers will be needed to help with transportation. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, December 8, under the breezeway.