Friday Fastnews 2-2-18

Tender Loving Care + Small Class Size = WOW!

Please take a moment to tell your friends, co-workers, Sunday school friends and neighbors about our school!  You are our best advertisement!

Valentine’s Cheer

The Bethany Academy Junior Class is already busy getting ready for Valentine’s Day. The Junior Class will be offering an assortment of Valentine’s Day treats to make Valentine’s Day lots of fun for everyone!

Parents and students may purchase small gifts to be given to their own children, classmates, friends, teachers, and office staff. Do you have other children/students not currently attending Bethany? No problem! Just order extra gifts and they will be delivered to your Bethany student to be distributed at home. Gifts will be delivered directly to each classroom on Friday February 16th.

Completed order forms and payment must be placed in the Valentine’s Cheer box just inside the main office door or given directly to one of the Junior Class Officers as listed below. Cash or checks to “Bethany Academy” are both acceptable forms of payment. Elementary students may give completed orders directly to their classroom teachers. Secondary students may also give their completed orders to any of the Junior Class Officers; Kyra Anderle, Sam Hull, Hannah Hilgenberg, or Katy Miller.

All orders are due no later than Friday February 9th!
Click Here for Form

Lunch Orders

Bethany Academy is partnering with My Hot Lunchbox to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system This program allows parents to view the menu, order, prepay and manage student lunches on the web.
Create your Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunches at
Monday food is ordered and delivered from Panera Bread Co.
Wednesday lunch is ordered and delivered from Subway
Friday lunch is ordered and delivered from Chick-fil-A
Ordering Info and Directions Click HERE

Parents please remember to pack lunches on Tuesday and Thursdays. There is no food here to serve the children. We will be calling you to bring something or for you to order something to be delivered.

College and Career Day

Friday, February 9, 2018 for our 7th-12th grade students

Bethany Academy’s Annual College and Career Day at Bethany Academy
4300 W 98th St Bloomington, MN 55437
Call Jennifer Adamek at 952-831-8686 x0 for questions

Bethany Academy Auction-Old Hollywood

How can you help with the 2018 Spring Auction?

1. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the auction!  Invite a friend, relative or new Bethany Academy family to attend with you.
2. Donate an item or service for the silent and live auction. Bring donations to the main office.
Secure Item Donations or Event Sponsors
   • Ask local businesses that you value to consider making an item donation to our silent auction.
   • Dig into that Rolodex! Ask your place of business if they would consider being an event sponsor or
    match your gift to the auction.
   • Many hands are needed to make this event a success. Follow the link and find an area of service that you would enjoy.
  Email the Development Committee at

Great News!

Our school has been recognized by Bloomington Reader’s Choice for being the BEST private school, and for having the BEST music program, principal, and teacher (Clare Weigand).  Help further this great news about Bethany Academy by flooding the internet with reviews about how much we love our school and by sharing your experiences that support the “Whys” behind the academy receiving this honor. Once you have written and posted a review on a link you can use the copy/paste feature on your device to post the same review to the other links without having to rewrite the review.
Thank you so much for your commitment to Bethany Academy and your willingness to help the academy grow.

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Winter Basketball

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to ALL Home Basketball Games!

Tonight, Feb. 2
Girls 7/8 HOME vs. New Life Academy 4:30 PM
Boys 5/6 HOME vs. New Life Academy 5:45 PM
Boys 7/8 HOME vs. New Life Academy 7:00 PM
It would be great to get a BIG crowd at HOME tonight to cheer our BB Players to victory!
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Boys JV HOME vs. Christ Household of Faith 4:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 9
Boys JV HOME vs. Southwest Christian 5:30 PM

Buddy Break

An Open Invitation:
Hillside Church has started a monthly Saturday respite program called Buddy Break for parents who have a special needs child and his/her siblings. The need is tremendous, and very soon after announcing the program, we had a waiting list of parents who desperately need a 3-hour break from their intense care-taking responsibilities to just regroup. We would like to be able to help as many of these parents as possible, and are hoping to partner with the Bethany Academy community to increase our volunteer base to open up more spots for more children.
Would you consider being one of those volunteers, or Buddies, to a special needs child or a sibling? No experience is necessary, and training is provided. Adults and teens 14 and above are welcome. Sometimes family members even like to serve together. We will generally be providing the program the third Saturday of each month at Hillside; you’d meet at 9 am and be a Buddy for a special needs child or a sibling from 10 am-1 pm. You are not required to attend every month, but can sign up when it works out in your schedule.
Parents with a special needs child find their lives can be very stressful and overwhelming, and being able to just run errands or sit in a restaurant, or even just to take a shower, can be difficult. Due to the stress, the divorce rate for parents of special needs children is very high, and most do not belong to a faith community because many churches do not have programs for their special needs child. The parents who have been served by the Buddy Break program are immensely grateful and often with tears in their eyes mention they just can’t believe that people would be so kind to help them in this way.
Thank you for considering being a Buddy for one of these VIP kids—being the hands and feet of Jesus. We are fortunate to be partnering with a faith-based national program called Nathaniel’s Hope, which provides the Buddy training and an online application process. A background check will also need to be done for each adult volunteer. If you have interest in starting a Buddy Break program at your own church, we’d love to talk to you as well! Contact: or call Amanda, Hillside’s Buddy Break Coordinator, at 612-889-5543.
God’s Blessings, Deb Nutting
Children’s Ministries Director
Hillside Church

Moms in Prayer

All moms, grandmas & friends of Bethany are welcome to join us in the conference room each Monday morning at 8:15 am. We would love to have you whether you are able to attend regularly or only 1 time. Join us as we raise our petitions to God.

Dads in Prayer

All dads, grandpas & friends of Bethany are welcome on Friday mornings at 7:45-8:15 am in the Worship Center. Join us, if you can, as we thank God for the blessings of this school and lift our concerns and praises to God!