|2019-09-20 Friday Focus|
September 20, 2019
Bethlehem Academy Community,
This week we are supporting our football team’s Tackle Cancer efforts at Bethlehem Academy. Last year Tackle Cancer raised over $348,000 to fight cancer in Minnesota. This year, the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund partnered with the MFCA to challenge every high school football team to sponsor at least one “Tackle Cancer” night during the months of September and October. Fans attending the game can make donations toward funding additional cancer research and together we can “Tackle Cancer.”
On Monday, our senior football players honored Blayne Johnson, a DMCS kindergartner and 2-year cancer survivor, presenting her with a cancer football and Tackle Cancer bracelet at a DMCS assembly. Tuesday, at our home volleyball game, our student section was dressed in pink as a symbol of our school’s support for this cause. Thursday was a dollar Dress Down Day at school. We suspended our Dress Code for one day, so that our students could wear pink to school as a sign of our support for the fight against cancer. All week we have been selling “Tackle Cancer” bracelets in the front office. Tonight, is the Tackle Cancer football game. Please join us at Bruce Smith Field tonight at 7 p.m., where we will take on our rival, Medford, in the ‘Battle for the Paddle.” Please wear your pink and give generously towards the fight against cancer. The game will be broadcast on KDHL AM 920. See attached flyer for more information on the Tackle Cancer events at tonight’s game.
Volunteers are needed to help with a mailing the first week of October. Time can be arranged to fit your schedule. This opportunity will count toward required volunteer hours. Contact Sister Mary Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not too late to join! Meetings are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm in the BA Cafeteria. The cost to participate is $75.00.
HOST AN ARGENTINA STUDENT THIS WINTER
Be an ambassador for America and become a host family for a student from Buenos Aires, Argentina! Becoming a host family is easy, rewarding, and builds life-long friendships. All you need to do is keep being a typical American family and provide room, board, and transportation to and from Bethlehem Academy (you’ll receive a stipend to help offset costs). Students will be in Faribault from January 6 - February 8, 2020 and want to experience America and improve their English. Contact Kris at email@example.com for more information.
COLLEGE INFORMATION EVENTS
NACA MN College Fair 2019: October 2nd and 3rd
The annual National College Fair will be held on October 2nd and 3rd at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This college fair is free for students and families and offers students the opportunity to connect with over 400 colleges and universities around the country. The college fair will take place on October 2nd from 9:00-12:00 and 5:00-8:00, as well as October 3rd from 9:00-12:00. Students in grades 11 and 12 are encouraged to attend with their families. Students can register here. Please contact Jacob Schuman with any questions.
All parents who wish to volunteer as chaperones for any BA event must be Virtus compliant. The next local session will be held October 3rd at DMCS from 6:30-9:30pm. You will need to login and register at Virtus.org. Reminders: organization is “St. Paul/Minneapolis”, If a person is employed in any capacity, they are considered “Church personnel” when completing background check information and signing the Code of Conduct.
Spirit Fest 2019: Sept. 21st and 22nd at Divine Mercy Catholic Church.
Please join us for our Parish Festival. Food, fun and fellowship can be had by all! Click here for more information.
Homecoming T-shirts Sales: Sept. 23rd – Oct. 1st
Seniors will be selling t-shirts during lunch. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to support the Cardinals while we “Burn the Blossoms!” See attached order form for all the details.
BA Bash 2019: October 5th, 5-8pm at Utepils Brewery in Minneapolis
Join us @ Utepils Brewery October 5th and support BA! Enjoy locally brewed Belgian-style beer in the Taproom, connect with friends and alumni, grab a bite from the Panini Pinups food truck, compete for bragging rights in the Growler Toss, discover what’s in the mystery box, or bring your pet and hang out by the patio fire pit. Tickets priced at just $18.65 include a drink, food truck coupon, door prize drawing & fun for all! Utepils is a pet and family friendly venue. Tickets available at the door or text bashtix to 507-200-3177 to get your tickets now!
Available Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in Room 204. Homework Club provides a quiet place where any BA student can do homework and get help.
Mass Days – Dress Code
Please remind your child to dress appropriately on Mass Days. Mass Days are as follows: Friday, Sept. 27th & Oct. 4th, Wed. Oct. 9th & Fri. Oct. 25th.
If your child will be out sick, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at
507-334-3948 ext. 302. If your child needs to leave early for an appointment, please have them stop in the office before school to receive a pass.
Note from the Nurse…
Reminder to turn in your medication form. Families MUST provide their own Tylenol, Ibuprofen & cough drops.
Box Tops Double Up Month!
Don’t forget to download the new Box Tops app and scan your receipts! Choose Bethlehem Academy as your school of choice and watch the dollars rack up! September is double fall earnings month – and all proceeds go towards our science programs!
Confirmation classes will begin on Wednesday, October 2nd. Classes are open to students in grades 8-11. Please get your registration materials into the DMCC Faith Formation Office as soon as possible. If you have questions please contact Terri Hunt at email@example.com.
We are looking for substitute teachers on an as-needed, on-call basis. Qualifications include a four-year degree, a teaching license (preferred but not necessary), Virtus training and a background check. If interested, please contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES TO REMEMBER
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