Principal's Page "In His Hands"

Thursday - April 29th, 2021

I would like to thank everyone for your patience and flexibility during this past week. The entire staff really misses having students in the building, and we can't wait for their return next Thursday (May 6th). We continue to pray for all those who have been ill with Covid, and look forward to your full recovery.

Because of the Covid shut-down, we are changing the dates of these May activities:

PS Learning Fair Project Presentation: The preschool teachers will reach out with a new date shortly.

MAP testing:

Grades 2-5 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday May 10-12

Grades K-1 and 6-8 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday May 17-19

We've changed the week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week to May 10th!

The fantastic, hardworking, dedicated, and flexible teachers here at Bethesda have done a great job the past year teaching kids, both in class and at home. The week of May 10th is a great way to show how much we appreciate them. I met with a small group of parents during spring break to organize plans for that week. They will need assistance making the week a memorable one for our teachers. If you have an hour, a day, or if you can do anything from home to make this week great, contact Stacy Hester at

Fundraising: We WILL NOT have a walk-a-thon on Friday May 14th. Instead, I am attempting to coordinate a field day on the 21st at Indian Boundary Park. We will need parent volunteers to assist us on that day. If you are available, please contact me at

Aaron Landgrave, Principal

Math Manipulatives with Mrs. McKenzie's Class

Did You Know?

April showers bring Mayflowers and Mayflowers bring Pilgrims!!

A Note from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

Did you know that the BIA preschool is growing? As more and more students enroll in our preschool, we continue to expand our programs and classes. 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 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.

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BIA Family Small Business Marketplace Listings

Beauty Providers:

Level Up SkinCare

5820 N Clark St Suite #5

Chicago,IL 60660

Nevaeh Cosmeticx


Honey Bear Cafe

7036 N. Clark St. - Rogers Park


Life’s Sweet Inc Bakery & Cafe

6621 N. Clark St

Chicago IL 60626

Home Improvement:

Mamo Builders

General Contractor/Electrician



Schneider Futsal (Brazilian Futsal)

BIA all school project is part of CLEF scholarship gala!

Last Saturday evening, CLEF (Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation) hosted it's annual Scholarship Gala. The event raised over $164,000 for scholarships and support for it's twenty-two partner schools. How incredible is that! BIA was proud and blessed to be a part of the evening. Our school video was shown at the beginning of the night, as well as, interviews with our very own Mrs. Acosta and our principal/teacher coach, Jennifer Heinze. Kudos to all who made the evening such a success!

As a part of the Scholarship Gala, teachers are able to submit "Dream Grants" for items that they feel will enrich their programs. This year, Mrs. Acosta and Principal Landgrave both submitted grants on behalf of BIA. Mrs. Acosta is looking for a grant to fund a new table and chairs for small group instruction and Principal Landgrave is seeking funding for a Gagaball Pit for our outdoor play area. If you would like to contribute to either grant, you can find their requests at Principal Landgrave's is the last one listed and Mrs. Acosta's is in the light blue section. Thank you for your support!

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Summer Tutoring with Ms. Gorney!!!

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Thought of the Week:

Look forward and be hopeful, look backward and be thankful,

Look down and be helpful, look up and be humble. Unknown

Bethesda International Academy Virtual Tour

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 $100.00.

Upcoming Events:


-10th - 14th - - Teacher Appreciation Week

-Monday 31 - - Memorial Day - No School


-Tuesday 1 - - End of Year Class Parties

-Wednesday 2 - - Early Dismissal (12 PM)

-Thursday 3 - - Closing Chapel/Awards - 9 AM

-Thursday 3 - - 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