Principal's Page "In His Hands"
Thursday - May 27th, 2021
It's the last "Principal’s Page" for the school year, and our focus is on our graduates and how proud we are of such an exceptional group of 8th-graders. These fine, young, Christian kids have been a pleasure to have in school. The younger kids look up to them...both literally and figuratively. Devin is now 6’4”! We wish them God speed and to remain strong in their faith as He will lead and guide them in the years ahead. Please take a moment to read through our feature section below that highlights each graduate.
Any tuition, book fees or existing after care payments not paid in full by May 28th, will result in your child not receiving his/her report card and thus not passing on to the next grade level. If you are having a difficult time paying - please call Mr. Landgrave 773-743-0800.
Online Learners - We have reserved Wednesday, June 2nd, 12-1 for you to drop-off your school items.
Class Mission Projects: These will be completed on Tuesday, June 1st, in the AM.
The projects are students have been working on are:
PS-grade 1 - collecting food for a local, portable food pantry
2-3 - Servant bags for the homeless
4-5 - Writing cards for the elderly
6-7-8 - Picking up trash in neighborhood
Every Friday in May - Indian Boundary on the 1st.
Have a Great Summer,
Aaron Landgrave, Principal
Introducing the Bethesda International Academy Class of 2021
William Alejandro Johnson
Family: Parents Sandra and William, sister Selena.
William started attending BIA in 2016.
Best Memory: Last year when Devin almost got locked in the pool.
Favorite Subject at BIA: Science
How Do You Think BIA Has Changed You: It's been the source of many of my great memories.
High School: DePaul College Prep
What Are You Most Looking Forward to in High School: The freedoms that come with high school
High School Goal: To Graduate
What Do You Hope to Accomplish in the Future: Graduating from CollegeCareer Choice: Professional Gamer
What Is Your Advice For Future BIA Bobcats: Don't let anyone tell you that you can or can't do something...unless they're telling you what's legal or illegal...then you should probably listen to them.
Desiree Isabel Mathiasson
Family: Parents Esperanza and Kurt, brothers Peter and Kristofer
Desiree started attending BIA in 2016
Best Memory: Serving at Feed My Starving Children
Favorite Subject at BIA: Gym
How Do You Think BIA Has Changed You: BIA strengthened my relationship with God. It is also the place I first was introduced to basketball.
High School: Batavia High School
What Are You Most Looking Forward to In High School: Playing basketball, seeing old friends, and making new ones.
High School Goal: To play Varsity Basketball
What Do You Hope To Accomplish in the Future: To play College Ball at UCONNCareer Choice - Professional Basketball Player
What is Your Advice For Future BIA Bobcats: Be glad that your parents are sending you to a good Christian school. BIA will provide you with a lot of opportunities. Most importantly, enjoy it before it's gone.
Family: Parents Stephanie Patterson and Donnie Colston
Devin started attending BIA in 2017
Best Memory: Game Day
Favorite Subject at BIA: Science
How Do You Think BIA Has Changed You: BIA has shown me that there is nothing wrong with being a quiet person.
What Are You Most Looking Forward To in High School: Meeting people
High School: Senn High School
What do You Hope to Accomplish in the Future: To continue being a gamerCareer Choice: Coding
What is Your Advice For Future BIA Bobcats: To have confidence in yourself and never give up.
Did You Know?
Our Hard Hat Winner This Week Is Ella Shortenhaus!
A Note from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman
Congratulations to our graudating class of 2021! You've put in the work, done what was asked of you, grown in your faith, and are ready for the next part of your journey. I wish you the best of luck on your next endeavor and look forward to hearing of your many successes!
One of the best parts of my job is welcoming new families each year. I then have the pleasure of watching each child grow throughout their time at BIA. Students at BIA are not just smart, athletic, artistic, musical, or techie, but they are kind, loving, compassionate, and have servant hearts. That's the joy of a Christian education!
I'd like to thank each of you for entrusting your child's education with us. We realize there are many options, and we are blessed that God has brought your family to BIA. Now is the time to make sure that your little ones spot is reserved for next year and to spread the good news to your friends, family, and neighbors. 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. Word of mouth is our best source of referrals!
Summer Camp registration is more popular than ever...Secure a spot for your child today! Sign up for one, or all 8 of the weeks...you 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. https://www.biachicago.com/summer-camp-application If you are unable to register online, please contact the school office for assistance.
The preschooler's chrysalises metamorphosed into beautiful butterflies, leaving their BIA home for a new life in this BIG world.
BIA Family Small Business Marketplace Listings
5820 N Clark St Suite #5
Honey Bear Cafe
7036 N. Clark St. - Rogers Park
Life’s Sweet Inc Bakery & Cafe
6621 N. Clark St
Chicago IL 60626
Schneider Futsal (Brazilian Futsal)
Rewarding our Top Readers with Silly Stringing Mr. Landgrave!
Thought of the Week:
Learning doesn’t end when school is out
Chapel Offerings will support Bethesda International Academy!
Our offering funds will be accumulated throughout April and May and will be donated to BIA. Funds collected will be used to fund additional playground equipment. We thankful for our families who give so generously! Thanks to your generosity in giving, we have already collected over $175.00.
-Thursday 27th - - PS 4 Ceremony 6-7
-Monday 31st - - No School Memorial Day
-Tue 1st - - Class Servant Project in the morning, Class party in the afternoon
-Wed 2nd - - Classroom clean-up day 12:00 pm dismissal, Teacher grade card day
- - Online learner drop-off materials 12-1
-Thu 3rd - - Closing Chapel 9:15 and Awards dismissal 11. NO AFTER CARE, Report Cards sent home, 8th grade Graduation 7 pm
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