The Bobcat Beat

September 16th, 2022

A Note From Mrs. Bateman...

Congratulations! We have made it through our first four weeks of school.

It's so wonderful to see our classes in full swing. New concepts are being introduced, students are challenging themselves with advanced skills, and friendship bonds are developing in our classrooms. Our hope is that you are seeing these things in your child(ren) as well!

A few reminders/notes...

  • As per our handbook, students in grades K-8 are to wear their uniform every day. The uniform consists of a school logo'd polo and a solid-colored bottom. Sweatshirts & sweaters of solid color may be worn in the cooler weather. On Fridays, students may wear BIA spirit shirts and jeans. We understand that purchasing the pieces might take a bit, but we ask that all students be in uniform by 9/30. Thank you!
  • Beginning October 3rd, we are asking that parents drop their students off to our main doors, without coming into the building in the morning. Our red building students will be escorted to their classrooms by our older students and aides. Many of our younger students are already very proud of themselves for walking to their classrooms, and this is a great way for them to learn new skills such to take off coats, hang up backpacks, and begin their day with center activities or circle time. As always, you are welcome to come into the building to visit the office. We thank you in advance.

Today we celebrated a very special birthday....Mrs. Noble, our office administrator. We wish her all the best as she celebrates with her family!

An early birthday shout-out to Mrs. Acosta, who will celebrate her birthday with family this weekend. Be ready, we will celebrate Mrs. Acosta's birthday on Monday!

We have two Bobcat shout-outs for this week...Mrs. Acosta would like to give a shout-out to Mario. Mario is in his first year at BIA and has made great progress. He is such a stellar classroom helper and Mrs. Acosta loves having him as a part of her class.

I'd like to give a Bobcat shout-out to Lily H. in seventh grade. Lily took the initiative today and jumped right in to help with the turnover of our lunchroom. I so appreciated her preparing tables so her classmates could come right in and enjoy their lunches. Thanks, Lily!

Today's hot lunch was a hit! We had over 78% of the school participate. Students dined on their choice of cheese, sausage, or pepperoni pizza. We also offered a special treat of applesauce, chips, and ice cream. It's safe to say that no one went hungry today! We will be sending out our next lunch option early next week.


Andrea Bateman

Executive Director, Bethesda International Academy

Learning New Skills and Concepts Everyday in Preschool 3!

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Class of 2023...This Information is for You!

The application window for CPS High Schools opens on September 14th and closes on December 2nd. Test dates for students in private schools are 11/5, 11/6, 11/12, or 11/13. Be sure to head over to for more detailed information. Mr. D and the school office are here to assist you in finding information, researching school options, and preparing for testing. Don't hesitate to ask.

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Noble, our Office Administrator!

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Learn this Year's Theme Song as a Family!


Third and Fourth Grade Are Some Incredible Workers! They Take Their Studies Very Seriously.

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The 22/23 Athletic Season is Underway!

Our first cross-country meet was AMAZING! Our runners gave it their all and continue to achieve new goals. This week, Jacob W., had a truly remarkable finish. He came in 6th place out of 40 runners at the Walther Christian Academy meet. Way to go, Jacob! We are so proud of you!

Next week our volleyball team will play their first game at St. Philip. We are looking forward to seeing this group continue to improve their skills. Let's go Bobcats!

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Our Family BBQ & Meet the Teacher Night Was A Hit!

Pastor Bacon Led Our Chapel Families in Worship this Week!

The chapel offering for September and October will be given to...Hope for the Silent Voices

This month we have collected $150 for Hope For the Silent Voices. Hope For The Silent Voices is a not-for-profit organization founded to bring attention and resources to the severely neglected, disadvantaged, abused, and discarded globally - with a current focus in Cambodia. We endeavor to have a positive influence on those we encounter by not just hearing these “silent voices” but listening to what they are saying. One of our goals is to forge dynamic personal relationships with those in need and to explore significant ways to enhance the quality of these individuals’ lives and futures with such services as schooling opportunities, shelter, and safety from the trafficking epidemic. More information can be found on their Facebook page at

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Does Your Child Qualify for Title 1 Services? Miss Neely and Mr. Hayford Are Here to Assist!

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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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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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