Principal's Page

Thursday - February 18th, 2021

"Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Today"

A Note from Principal Landgrave....

Great News on our Winter MAP testing...

In a time when many schools are seeing the negative effects from the pandemic in their test scores, I am pleased to announce that our Kindergarten through Eighth Grade have seen an IMPROVEMENT in their test scores.

The entire school’s percentage are as follows:

In Math we saw an increase of 1% overall

Our Reading scores remained constant

And our Language Arts scores increase 4%!!!!

2021-22 Enrollment:

March 1st is the cutoff for in-school payment of your discounted registration fee. As a reminder, every current family has been automatically enrolled for the 21/22 school year. As a convenience, if your payment is not received by the office on the 1st of March, the $100 fee will be added to your SMART account on March 8th. For more information on our continuous enrollment, please check out Mrs. Bateman's Enrollment section below.

If you know a family who is looking for a new school. Have them call the school office. If the family enrolls and attends BIA beginning the first day of school you will receive $100 off a month's tuition during the third trimester. (The recommended family must be in attendance the first two trimesters of next year.)

Financial Aid:

Bethesda International Academy has an allotted amount of funds set aside for 2021-22 Tuition Assistance. By the end of next week, a link will be available for the online SMART AID application. Please do not delay in applying, as funds will be approved as applications arrive.

Good News! More than half of the BIA staff have received a Covid vaccination and are days away from receiving their second. The remaining staff are in line to get theirs shortly. Our goal is to have everyone fully vaccinated by spring break!

Aaron Landgrave, Principal

Have You Checked Out the Premier Of Our New Virtual Tour Video?

Bethesda International Academy Virtual Tour

Did You Know?

The ashes Christian use for Ash Wednesday come from the palms that were burned from the previous Palm Sunday.

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Miss Nosko's Virtual Learners Bow their Heads in Prayer

Bobcat Read-A-Thon Month is Half-Way Over!

Can Any Class Catch-Up to Mrs. Acosta's Class for Top Fundraising Team????

Our Bobcat Read-A-Thon is off to a great start! We already have raised over $2000 and our students are busy logging their reading minutes! Remember...Once your reading log is complete, please return to your classroom teacher. There are additional copies in the school office for those who need them. We have some stellar prizes including...a class pizza party for the top teacher "team", Principal for a Day for our top fundraiser, and our top 10 readers will get the opportunity to silly string Principal Landgrave! Our goal is to raise $5,000 so start reading!
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Announcing this week's Hard Hat Recipient......Nai Maher!

Second grader, Nai is quiet but is a great friend to all. She is always willing to talk. She is always lending her ear to help a friend. Nai works hard on her studies, she is sweet, and always willing to help others.
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A Note from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

Enrollment for the 21/22 school year in underway! If you have already turned in your discounted registration fee of $100, Thank You! If you haven't, we will be offering the opportunity to add it to your SMART account. This will allow you to pay it via check or credit card. More information on this option will come via email next week. Just remember...the discounted registration goes away on March 1st. 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.

The BIA promotional video has made its big release!!!! Did you see it? Be sure to check it out at the top of our newsletter, on our Facebook page, or on Youtube. We think you'll agree that it's a great reminder of WHY your family chose BIA. Thank you to the generous support of the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation that helped make this endeavor possible. Thank you, CLEF!

2021/2022 School Year Calendar

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NEW.....The BIA Family Small Business Marketplace

Welcome to our new featured section....The BIA Family Small Business Marketplace!

Our goal is to support our BIA family businesses, and one of the best ways we can do that is by advertising who you are and what you do, to our school community and friends. What do we ask in return? Nothing. We want your family businesses to be successful and understand that our current times have made that difficult. Have a business you'd like to advertise? Send your information to We will feature a different business each week and keep a running list of businesses for easy reference. Let's support each other...We are all in this together.

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

Thought of the Week:

If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you pray, Don’t worry.

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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 $75.00.

Principal Landgrave Led Ash Wednesday Chapel

Upcoming Events:


Friday, 26th - - Mid-term reports sent home

Sunday, 28th - - Last day for the Read-a-thon


-Tuesday, 2nd - - Dr. Seuss Day

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

-Monday -Friday 22-26 - - Lutheran Schools Week

-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

In an effort to keep our BIA community safe and healthy, we ask that you limit your family activities, as much as possible, to those in the low to low/medium range. Thank you for your help and consideration.

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

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