Welcome to the blog for Bethlehem Lutheran's 2nd grade!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sunscreen, Water, and Beyond Biographies!

Just a friendly reminder that, as the weather changes, so do the needs of the students!  Please encourage your child to take many little drinks throughout the day to stay hydrated, and please put sunscreen on them in the morning.  They're welcome to bring sunscreen to reapply on their own during recess time, as well.

Also, I have been encouraging the students to dress in layers.  If they think they'll be chilly in the morning, rather than putting a long sleeved undershirt on, I'm encouraging them to bring a sweater instead.  I don't want anyone to overheat in the sunny, warm weather!

Beyond Biographies:
You're invited to attend the 3-5 grade's Beyond Biographies night!  It is from 6 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, May 15 in the gym.  The 3-5 graders have each researched a historical figure.  They have compiled a large report for their historical person, and they will also be dressed up and posed like that person.  This is an annual 3-5 grade project, which means the 2nd graders will be doing this project for the first time next year!  We'll be going through the preview at school that afternoon, but it would be wonderful if you could attend with your child so they can see what to expect!

Monday, May 6, 2019

This Crazy Week!

This is a crazy short week!  Here's everything that's happening:



  • Chapel on TUESDAY, not Wednesday this week.
  • Hot Lunch (Five Guys) is TUESDAY, not Wednesday this week


  • No chapel or hot lunch


  • Fall Fest Fun Day!
  • BL is providing a hotdog, chips, and a water bottle for each student.  If you'd like your child to have more food, please send them with it.
  • Spirit Wear Last Day


  • No school--Professional Day.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Fall Fest Fun Day and Blessing Bags

Fall Fest Fun Day:
With the money the students earned during Fall Fest back in September and October, one of the prizes was a Fall Fest Fun Day!  That will be happening on Thursday, May 9!  This day will be full of fun things, from fun sessions in the morning to a whole-school assembly with the Zaniac to a dodgeball showdown between the teachers and the top-earning class (which happens to be 2nd grade)!  The kids have been waiting the entire year for this!  More information will be coming about that day, so stay tuned!

Blessing Bags for Law Enforcement:
Part of our Fall Fest Fun Day will consist of a service project, and K-2 will be packing blessing bags for law enforcement.  There is a tub in the office where your child can drop off the items they bring.  We need these items by May 9, so please keep these things in mind as you shop.  Thanks to those who have already been sending things in!  Some examples of good items to bring are below:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Blessing Bags for Police Officers

Fall Fest Fun Day is coming up on Thursday, May 9th. Part of the day will be used to make Blessing Bags for our local law enforcement. Please consider bringing a donation from the list below to help bless the police officers who protect us every day.
Items can be brought to the school office and placed in the collection bin. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

STEAM Night and 2nd Grade Leading Chapel

Our Family STEAM Night is tomorrow, April 24 at 6:00!  Come join us to learn more about some school families who use science, technology, engineering, art, and math in their fields!

Also, a reminder that 2nd grade will be leading chapel TOMORROW morning!  Chapel begins at 8:40.  We'd love for you to join us, if you're able!  If you're not able to come, it will also be live streamed on the BLS parent Facebook page. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Back Again!

We're having a great day back from spring break!  I've been hearing some great stories about the 2nd graders' spring breaks, and this afternoon they'll have the opportunity to combine narrative writing and art to tell me about something fun they did over spring break.  I can't wait to read them!

This morning Mr. Blank shared a really neat song with the staff at our devotions.  I shared it with the class, and they really liked it.  It does a great job of explaining why we need Jesus, and Who Jesus is.  I thought it'd be neat to share with you guys.  I hope you like it!  Chris Tomlin--Is He Worthy?

Class Books!
Another fun announcement--I received an e-mail over spring break letting me know that our class books have shipped!  They should be arriving within the next couple of days.  I can't wait to see the looks on the 2nd graders' faces when they see their published books!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring Break Cereal Drive

As you grocery shop this weekend, please consider picking up an extra box of cereal for Emerson Elementary School in Pasco. BL is partnering with Emerson is keep hungry students fed during Spring Break.
Boxes or bags of cereal can be brought to school March 25-28th and placed in the collection bins in the hallway. THANK YOU!

About Mrs. Picker

Mrs. Rebekah Picker grew up just across the river in Hermiston, Oregon. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon ion 2010 with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a minor in Professional Church Work. In May of 2014, Rebekah received her Master of Education degree from Heritage University. This is her ninth year at Bethlehem. Rebekah is married to David, who works as a sales representative in the Tri-Cities area. She also has a daughter and a son. Fun fact: Rebekah is a mirror-image twin, meaning that she is right-handed and her identical twin is left-handed.