Principal's Page

Thursday - March 11th, 2021

"Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Today"

A Note from Principal Landgrave....

Chrisitain philosopher Paul Tillich said, “The first responsibility of love is to listen.” Yet in our fast-paced culture, truly listening to someone has become a lost art.

The intricate Chinese written character for the verb to listen offers wise insight about how to listen to people so they feel heard. The symbol is actually a combination of characters for ears, eyes and an open heart. It basically reads, “I give you my ears, my eyes, and my undivided attention.” What a great image of being fully engaged during the act of communication!

James 1:19 offers two wise resolutions moving forward out of Covid: Be “quick to listen” and “slow to speak”. Practicing the skill of active listening is a much needed way to minister to other people, serving as Jesus’ “ears” in a hurting world.

Aaron Landgrave, Principal

Join Our PreK 4 Sight Word Dance Party!

Did You Know?

There are over 20,000 distinct Chinese characters in their alphabet.

Announcing this week's Hard Hat Recipient......Talullah Sattler!

LuLu displays a great attitude during school. She comes to school smiling. She enjoys all learning activities. She has an inviting heart - she loves all of her classmates and is a leader with other students in her class especially the new students. Congratulations, Talullah!
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A Note from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

Enrollment for the 21/22 school year in underway and classes are filling up! We are so thankful for the growth we have seen this year and pray that God continues to bless us as we prepare for next year. If you are loving being a part of the BIA community, we'd ask that you share that with family, friends, and neighbors. Word of mouth is our best source of referrals!

Summer Camp registration has begun! Sign up for one, or all 8 of the pick what works for your family. Camp Hours are 9-3 and half or full day options are available. Reserve your spot while their is availability! Use this link for direct access to our online registration. If you are unable to register online, please contact the school office for assistance.

Bethesda International Academy Virtual Tour

Thank you to our friends at Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation for Their Support of This Project

Planning Ahead to Next Year...Here is the 2021/2022 School Year Calendar

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Time change Saturday night into Sunday morning - move your clocks one hour forward. You may lose one hour of sleep...but you'll gain one hour of sunshine!

BIA Family Small Business Marketplace Listings

Beauty Providers:

Level Up SkinCare

5820 N Clark St Suite #5

Chicago,IL 60660

Nevaeh Cosmeticx


Life’s Sweet Inc Bakery & Cafe

6621 N. Clark St

Chicago IL 60626

Home Improvement:

Mamo Builders

General Contractor/Electrician



Schneider Futsal (Brazilian Futsal)

Thought of the Week:

Failure is the path of least persistence

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Summer Tutoring with Ms. Gorney!!!

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Chapel Offerings will support Feed My Starving Children!

Our offering funds will be accumulated throughout February and March and will be donated to Feed My Starving Children. We are so proud to support such a worthwhile organization and are thankful for our families who give so generously! Thanks to your generosity in giving, we have already collected $85.00.

Hands On Learning in Kindergarten & First Grade!

Upcoming Events:


-Sunday, 14th - - Daylight Savings - Spring forward one hour

-Thursday 25 - - 2:00 pm dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:30-7:30

-Friday 26 - - 2:00 pm dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:30-5:30


-Friday 2nd - - No School Good Friday

Spring Break begins

-Monday 12 - - School resumes

Consider sending our supporters a Thank You!

I urge parents to send thank you letters to the following organizations that generously provide funds to keep the BIA education affordable.


CLEF - 861 S. Church Road, Besenville, IL. 60106

English District - 33100 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI. 48336

Bethesda Lutheran Church - 6803 N. Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60645