2019-11-26 Family Focus

November 26, 2019

Note from the Principal

Bethlehem Academy Community,

I would like to thank everyone who joined us today for our Grandparents’ Day Celebration!  We really value the trust you place in us by sending your children to Bethlehem Academy.  Just a reminder that there will be no school Wednesday, November 27 – November 29.

Also, as we approach these final weeks of the semester, we will be sending out Danger of Failure Notices.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Germann (dgermann@bacards.org).  Final exams for Grades 9-12 will be on December 18-20 with Semester 1 ending at 3:00 pm on December 20th.

Wishing you all a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Chuck Briscoe

Future Cardinal 

Shadow Days: 

Dec. 3 & 4, 2019

Prospective students and families are encouraged to join us and see what it’s like to be a Cardinal!  Only 2 shadow days left before the Christmas break: Dec 3 (regular day) and Dec 4 (includes student reconciliation).  Please also mark your calendar for January 28 (Friends, Cousins, Siblings Shadow Day) and encourage someone interested in BA to join your student for the day.  Future Cardinal shadow day sign up found here.  Spread the word!


BABS 2020!

 BABS 2020 is a very important fundraiser for BA.  This will be our 36th year of BABS.  It was started in 1985 by parents and is used to provide very valuable funding for capital projects like security as well as dollars to help students and staff.  A very small committee will provide the planning and direction for BABS 2020 that will take place on Saturday, April 4th.  The first committee meeting will occur on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6 pm in Dr. Briscoe’s office.  It will last for one hour and we will map out additional meetings and tasks to be completed.  If you like fun, organization and work, Dr. Briscoe can really use you at this meeting.


Bingo – 10th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed ASAP

BA will host a BINGO FUNdraiser Sunday, January 26, from 12-3pm to kick off Catholic Schools Week!  To do so, we need four 10th grade parents to step up and be event leads.  This is a great way to fulfill your family service hours. Interested?  Please contact Kris at: ksauer@bacards.org or call 334-3948 ext. 206 if you can help!

Fare for All Faribault - Dec 12

Melissa Kuhl, a DMCS parent, helps lead Fare for All Faribault, a non-profit organization that helps get healthy food to those who need it.  She needs 4 people to help distribute food Thursday, December 12th, from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Faribault Middle School rear loading dock. This is a great opportunity for you or your student to get service hours! Please contact Melissa at melissa.i.kuhl@gmail.com for questions or to let her know you can help.  More information on Fare for All at: https://fareforall.org/

Argentina Host Families

A Great Experience Awaits!

We have 9 high school-aged students from Argentina joining us in January and we need host families for 6 girls and 3 boys. See flyer and mini profiles attached and sign up today!  A $500 stipend is available and families who sign up to host will receive free family game passes (Jan 6-Feb 8, 2020) AND will fulfill their family service hour commitment for the year.  Contact Kris @ ksauer@bacards.org for more information.


Part-Time BA Van Driver

Needed Immediately 

Bethlehem Academy is looking for a safe, reliable person to transport Northfield and Webster area students to school on the Bethlehem Academy van. Driver needed immediately for the 6:20-8:00 am morning route only.  Please contact Sr. Mary Margaret at mmurpy@bacards.org if interested.


11/27-11/29 No School, Thanksgiving Break
12/3 Prospective Student Shadow Day
12/4 Prospective Student Shadow Day
12/4 Reconciliation
12/5 Students of the Month, 7:15 am
12/6 Mass Day
12/13 Mass Day
12/15 Choir "Lessons & Carols," Immaculate Conception Church, 7pm
12/16 Band Concert, Van Orsow Auditorium, 7pm
12/17 DMCS Christmas Concert, Van Orsow Auditorium, 1pm and 6:30pm
12/18 Mass Day
12/18-12/20 Semester 1 Final Exams
12/20 End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

School Activities Calendar:  https://gopherconference.org/public/genie/7/school/7/



Attached Files

Friday Family Focus 11-26-2019.pdf

BA Activities 2019-12-02.pdf

FHS Activities 2019-12-02.pdf

Argentina Flyer + Bios.pdf


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Faribault, MN  55021
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