The Bobcat Beat

May 26th, 2023

A Note From Mrs. Bateman...

Wow! We made it! The 22/23 school year is almost complete. This week we wrapped up our curriculum classes and next week we will round out the year with our class picnic/cleanup day on Tuesday, our day of service on Wednesday, and our closing chapel on Thursday. As a reminder, school ends at 12:00 PM on Thursday and there is no extended care.

On a personal note, I want to thank you all for welcoming me into the BIA community four years ago. It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to help build BIA into the school our students, families, and community deserve. God has surely blessed us, and I am confident His blessings will continue for many years. My words of advice for students...We are all born to be difference-makers. The opportunities are endless to influence others in our daily lives, but one of the easiest ways to make a big impact is through the simple act of kindness. It's how we mark the world with love in Jesus' name.

Class Projects are still available in the office! Be sure to check out these awesome art creations a bit further down the newsletter. They truly are extraordinary works of art!

Reminder...Financial Aid for 23/24 is now open for students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. Applications can be found online at The portal for applying will be open until June 1st. Please be sure to leave yourself enough time to upload the necessary documents. Financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact the office at 773-743-0800.

Happening Soon...

  • Memorial Day - No School - May 29th
  • CleanUp/Picnic Day - May 30th
  • Kindergarten Clapout (3:00) & Promotion Celebration (6:00) - May 30th
  • All School Day of Service - May 31st
  • Last Day/Early Dismissal (12:00PM) - June 1st
  • Graduation - June 1st - 6:00PM


Andrea Bateman

Executive Director, Bethesda International Academy

End of Year Graduation/Promotion Events


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8th Grade

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Dear Parents/Guardians-

Catapult Learning is excited to partner with Bethesda to offer FY22 Title I Summer Program, a fun, and engaging summer school program for students in grades K-8. The Title I Summer Program helps to reduce summer learning loss and increase students’ critical-thinking skills, perhaps more important now than ever before. This educational opportunity is funded by ESSA Title I and is offered at no cost to you.

Enroll your child here

Preschool 4 Graduation

Join Ms. Delaney's Summer Dueling Challenge!

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Celebrating our Student Athletes

BIA is the place to be this summer....Camp Registration Now Open Online!

A Message from Our Yearbook Editors...

Our yearbooks have ARRIVED! We have a limited supply in the school office. The cost is $20 payable by cash or check.
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Share the good news about the BIA Preschool Program...

BIA's preschool program is designed to accommodate little learners as the unique individuals God created them to be. Through personalized attention and developmentally appropriate content and activities, we meet each of our preschoolers where they are, guiding them as they learn, grow, pray, and play. Know a family member or friend whose child would benefit from a program such as ours? We'd love for you to share the good news with them. We offer daily tours which allow one-on-one time with our staff to hear more about each classroom.
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Bethesda International Academy 22/23 Student Handbook

Review now, or before the start of school; sign and return the compact page at the end to your child's teacher at Back to School Night, or the first days of school Thank you!

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School Year 23/24 Calendar

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Latest News: Get The Latest News on Facebook!

Be sure to take a look at what's happening at BIA on Facebook and/or our website:

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