From the Principal
The fourth grade class also recently found a way to be a blessing to other young people in our area. The students looked through their personal bookshelves to find books they were willing to share with the students at Trewyn School in Peoria. Nearly two hundred books were donated and delivered to their new owners at the end of November. The Trewyn students, many of whom have hardly any books to call their own, sent thank you notes filled with delight at the receipt of these new treasures. What a joy it is to be so richly blessed as to be able to be blessing to others!
Our 8th graders have also undertaken an exciting project. Under the tutelage of Julie Riddle, who is a contributing devotional writer for Portals of Prayer, our 8th graders have been writing devotions. We will be providing these devotions after Christmas for you to read. We hope you will help yourself to these devotional booklets and enjoy reading them.
Basketball season is now in full swing. Our girls’ teams are off to a great start, and, to date, all of our boys’ teams are undefeated. We’ve got plenty of games left for the season. If you would like to come check out the action, go to the Athletics tab on our website at http://www.bethellutheranschool.org/ and scroll down to the schedules links for both boys’ and girls’ teams. We would love to see you there!
As the calendar year is coming to an end, we are already busy preparing for the 2012-2013 academic year. Registration for returning students starts on January 26th. For those of you who do not yet have children in our school but wish to do so, you have a special registration period. This period, for Bethel church members only, starts on February 13th which happens to be the day after our Pancake Breakfast and Open House. So, come join us for some great food on the 12th and while you’re here, check us out. Hopefully, we’ll see you the next day to enroll your child for next year. This Bethel members only registration will run through February 23rd.
As I am writing this, we are approaching the joyous day of Christmas. More than likely you will be reading this after Christmas. Either way, I want to thank you for providing this gift of a Lutheran school to our children where we can teach them about God’s greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ!