From the Principal

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We are in the home stretch of our first quarter of classes.  Everyone has been working hard since the mid-quarter reports went out.  There are still 2 weeks left to make a difference in your report card.  Remember to study hard and turn in quality work, on time…we look forward to many of you on the 1st quarter Honor Roll!


Pat Grunde

Important Dates

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Monday, October 16th-Believe It Fund Raiser begin

Tuesday, October 17th-Picture Day

Friday, October 20th-Hot Lunch

Saturday, November 4th-Rummage Sale 9-3 PM

Monday and Tuesday, November 6th and 7th– Parent-Teacher Conferences

Change in date-International Fest will not be held on Friday, October 21st.  It has been moved to Friday, November 10th

News for the Parents

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Parent-Teacher conference letters will be distributed this week.  Please check the date and time of your conference and let the office or the classroom teacher know, as soon as possible, if you need to reschedule.

Smile for the camera!  School pictures are being taken on Tuesday, October 17th. Graduation pictures will be taken at this time, as well.   Forms will be coming home with your child this week.  If you don’t receive one, please contact the school office.

Bethesda Lutheran Church holds its annual Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 4th from 9 AM-3 PM.   Bring in your old treasures and pick up some new ones!  Volunteers are needed on Thursday and Friday evenings (November 2nd and 3rd) to set up and on Saturday, November 4th to sell and clean up.  If you are interested in helping, please leave your name in the school office.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS-The International Fest has been changed to Friday, November 10th.  Come join us for a fabulous night of food, fellowship and entertainment! 

News from the Classrooms

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Basketball practice has started for 3rd-6th graders.  Please check the basketball schedule handed out by Mr. Dembowski for practice and game times.

The ECC (Early Childhood Center/Little Red Schoolhouse) is planning an October trip to Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm on Wednesday, October 25th.    Permission slip forms will go out this week for those in the ECC building.

The 3rd and 4th grade class our becoming entrepreneurs as part of their Social Studies class in Economics.  Beginning the week of October 30th, they will be selling BIA Hot Dogs for $2.00 plain or $2.10 for a hot dog with condiments.  Order forms will go out next week.  Please support this new business venture by our young entrepreneurs!

Several 7th and 8th graders had a magical time at Disney World over the break!  Watch for pictures on the BIA Facebook page and website!


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It was wonderful to see so many BIA volunteers working hard at our first Beautification Project.  So many projects got completed, from assembling our calendar to fixing our playground equipment.  Others helped clean, count money and man the flower beds.  Look for pictures of this event on our Facebook page.  Thank you again to all you helped on Saturday!!!