PARENT-TEACHER FELLOWSHIP

The Bethesda Christian School PTF exists to exemplify Christ by supporting BCS staff, students, and the school community through programs, events, prayer, activities, minor fundraising, and leadership. The PTF is a volunteer group open to all BCS families. The PTF provides the opportunity for parents to demonstrate leadership, serve at events, and connect with other parents and teachers. Monthly meetings are currently being held on the second Tuesday of September, October, November, February, March, April, and May, from 2:15 – 3:15 PM.

For more information regarding the PTF and volunteer opportunities, please e-mail: ptf@ebethesda.org

Molly Ruhl

PTF Coordinator

PTF EVENTS

ELEMENTARY GRANDPARENTS DAY

Grandparents and Grandguests of BCS elementary students are invited to join us for a special time of honoring them with a program, classroom visits, and photo opportunity.

BOOK FAIR

The Book Fair is held each fall and provides pre-screened literature that is in alignment with Biblical principles and values and encourages a love for reading.

ELEMENTARY DONUTS WITH DAD

Donuts with Dad occurs in conjunction with the Book Fair. Students and dads are invited for a special time before school to enjoy donuts and beverages along with an opportunity to shop at the Book Fair.

ELEMENTARY FAVORITE FOODS FEAST

Elementary Favorite Foods Feast is a decades-long tradition observed by BCS Elementary Families. We come together to celebrate God’s goodness and blessings at Thanksgiving time with student favorite foods and a reciting of Scripture.

ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS CORNER

Christmas Corner is a pop-up store for elementary students to shop and purchase gifts for family at Christmastime.

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT AND STAFF APPRECIATION

Upper School Student and Staff Appreciation is a special morning devoted to recognizing our upper school students and staff for faithful leadership and service.

ELEMENTARY MUFFINS WITH MOM

Elementary Muffins with Mom is held each spring. Students and moms come for a special time before school to enjoy muffins and beverages.

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Staff Appreciation Week is a week-long event that is full of showering, encouraging, and loving on our BCS staff who minister, teach, and serve each day. We love to spoil them with meals, snacks, give-a-ways, and more!

ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY

Elementary Field Day occurs with the help of parent volunteers who come together to provide a day of fun and games for the students near the end of the school year.

Other activities include monthly encouragement and snack days for BCS staff, staff birthday recognitions, small fundraisers throughout the year, parent volunteer support for classrooms and teachers, meals for the staff, volunteer brunch, and much more!

PARENT QUOTES

I am so thankful for the Bethesda PTF. It has been key in connecting my family and me with what’s happening at the school. I always feel welcome and encouraged to participate in any event. Whether it’s a fundraiser, book fair, feast day or our infamous Christmas corner, the PTF and it’s volunteers go above and beyond to create an amazing and memorable experience for both the students and the families at Bethesda.

Clouser Family

The PTF is a wonderful way for parents to be involved in various events and activities throughout the school year…I so enjoy helping the teachers and staff who work so hard throughout the year. I also enjoy being able to develop those friendships and relationships with those that teach and love my children daily. I feel so grateful for their dedication in teaching my children. The PTF is another way I feel as a parent I can give back.

Newman Family

The Bethesda PTF is a true blessing to the school community. The members are dedicated to the school and are on a mission to help make each event that the PTF puts on a success. The leaders love Jesus, and it shows by the way the events engage the parents, grandparents, students, teachers, and staff in a way that is uplifting and joyful to the Lord. The fellowship times bring the Bethesda community together in a way that is exciting to see, and I am thankful to be a part of the group.

Shipman Family