|Friday Family Focus 2/22/2019|
February 23, 2019
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Scholarship Open!
The Schulze Family Foundation offers scholarships to graduating seniors from a middle-income family with at least 3.3 GPA, an ACT score of 22, and Catholic elementary education. Application materials can be found on Naviance and all questions can be directed to Mrs. Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note from the Nurse’s Office
The meningitis vaccination is a requirement for students entering 7th grade. A second booster shot is needed at 16 years of age. Many of our junior and senior students have not received the second shot. I recommend getting this as soon as possible. It is especially important for students attending college, as meningitis is transmitted often in dormitory settings. There are also a number of students who have received only one Hepatitis A shot. This is a two-shot series.
Letters will be going home within the next two months to 6th grade students concerning their immunization requirements before entrance into 7th grade. A Tdap booster as well as a meningitis shot are required.
If you have any questions concerning immunizations, please feel free to contact Mary Herzog, BA School Nurse, at email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast & Open House March 10
Please join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser March 10 from 8am-12pm! $5 tickets were sent home last week and are also available in the front office. Proceeds go to our Industrial Arts and Hot Lunch Programs. Invite a prospective family to join you as we’ll also be running a (free!) Open House with school tours and other information from 10am-12pm. Also, there are plenty of opportunities for family members to work that day. Please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4bada92daaf49-bapancake to sign up to work. This is a great opportunity to redeem some of your 25 hours of family service. All family members that work will be credited towards their total hours.
Student and Parent Survey Results
In October, the Guidance Department conducted a needs assessment survey of all Bethlehem Academy students. Also, in October, Bethlehem Academy parents were invited to participate in a survey offering parents an opportunity to share perceptions and attitudes about BA’s academics and co-curriculars, along with the performance of the school and its staff. Links to the survey results and executive summaries for each survey can be found on the Parents page under the Resources tab of our website. Link directly to the student survey here and the parent survey here
Lenten Soup Supper Volunteers
The Council of Catholic Women at DMCC is again sponsoring the Lenten Soup suppers the Monday evenings during Lent. DMCS will provide soup on April 8th. BA students, staff and parents will serve and clean-up. We will need to provide about 8-10 volunteers. The time commitment is from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please consider in assisting with this soup supper. Please contact Sister Mary Margaret firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
If your child will be out sick, you can email us at email@example.com or call 507-334-3948 and leave a message @ ext. 302.
Mass Days – Dress Code
Please remind your children to dress appropriately on Mass Days. Our next Mass day is Friday, March 1 & Friday, March 15. Click HERE for Dress Code.
Home Team Advantage at the Owatonna, Buffalo Wild Wings!
Don’t forget to tell your server at BWWs that you support the Bethlehem Academy Prom team! They donate 10% back to Bethlehem Academy! Every bit helps!
School Closings and Delays
Whenever Faribault Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Bethlehem Academy will also close. Bethlehem Academy will send emails or text messages to parents as soon as we learn Faribault Public Schools will be closing. Closings will be posted on our school website and Facebook page. School closings will also be announced through media outlets KDHL Radio, WCCO, KARE11, KMSP and KSTP. Families with school age children may also sign up to receive announcements from Faribault Public Schools.
Laptop Reminder: Please be sure your child restarts his/her laptop each weekend with it plugged into power and leaving the display lid open.
Volunteers: Log your volunteer hours HERE.