BELLEVUE-DAYTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Our 88th Year Together!
Dear Friends......Spring is right around the corner and it is time to start planning for the annual Memorial Day Parade. We call on our many friends and organizations in the Tri-State area to help us make the Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade the #1 Memorial Day Parade in Kentucky.
In preparation for the parade, we will be holding several Tuesday planning meetings: March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 16 and May 23. All of these meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at Kersten O-Day Post #2899, Sixth and Main Streets.
The parade will begin in Dayton at the Veterans Monument on Monday, May 29th at 10:30am and end at the Bellevue Veterans Club. There is no required entry fee for your participation - the parade committee depends solely on donations from local businesses, participating organizations and fellow Americans to be able to keep this tradition going.
We are asking you and/or your organization to help make our 88th parade the greatest tribute ever to the men and women who gave so much for all of us. The cost of presenting this tribute to all veterans continues to increase each year and we need both your physical and financial support. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Remember, it is only through your help and cooperation that we can continue with this longstanding tradition. If you do not plan on participating in the parade itself, but want to help financially, please send your donation as soon as possible. Once again, we are looking forward to your support and thank you in advance.
Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade Committee
Please send form and/or donations to: Ann Sparks
California, KY 41007
Holy Trinity celebrated its 15th Annual Basketball Tournament by assigning a theme to every day of the week. Pictured above are some of Ms. Adams’ kindergarten class on “Hawaiian Day”. Other theme days included Crazy Hat Day, Red, White and Blue Day, and Crazy Sock Day.
Holy Trinity School is dedicated to working with parents and guardians in order to provide high quality Catholic education to their students. Holy Trinity is a Roman Catholic, kindergarten through eighth grade school and we are pleased to announce a Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 at our Bellevue location. All grade levels are invited to stop by and check it out as well. www.holytrinity-school.org
Submitted by: Betsy Miglio
We would like to recognize Michelle Litzler as the February Employee of the Month! Ms. Litzler exudes enthusiasm and extra effort in all that she does at Lincoln Elementary school for both the students and the staff. She is always one of the first staff members to volunteer to help organize and orchestrate exciting, new opportunities for our students and their families.
Ms. Litzler goes out of her way to put others first through her acts of kindness, attention to detail, and her ALWAYS giving nature. Ms. Litzler has been a strong member of our LES staff for the past eight years, and is always willing to give of her time and talents to ensure that the students and staff feel her support. This year she sits on the LES SBDM Council, and she is also the Secretary for the PTC. We sincerely appreciate Ms. Litzler’s willingness to help make LES the best place for EVERYONE!
To quote one nomination, “Michelle is an awesome teacher. She truly cares for the kids. She goes above and beyond in the classroom. She is a member of the PTC, SBDM, and other various after school activities. She is thoughtful and caring. She is always a smiling face to meet in the hallway. She truly has the students and staffs best interest at heart. I love working with her!”
Another nomination stated, “Michelle's classroom is always so engaging and fun. She is very thoughtful and always thinks of her colleagues. She is always willing to help and share her great ideas. The kids love her and her classroom environment is very welcoming and warm. She is always an advocate for her students. She wants to provide her students with every opportunity to succeed.”
Congratulations Michelle and thank you for all that you do!
Submitted by: Jay Brewer, Superintendent
Gents Spring Sale
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Anyone who has cat-fished for a while can relate to these experiences: The other week I was fishing for over two hours without a bite. The sun was putting a glare on the water, so I decided to look for my sunglasses. I picked up my fishing gear backpack and started opening it. I had to look down into the different sections before I locate the sunglasses. As I looked up I saw my rod just being whipped back and forth, almost coming out of the rod holder. I have never seen a rod hit so hard! It took me a second or so before I reacted to get the rod out of the holder. I picked it up expecting another hard run, nothing! I got the line back in and saw that the 30 pound test line had been snapped.
This reminded me of a past fishing trip with my brother. We had no action for hours, so we decided to eat our lunch. My brother just got his sandwich to his mouth when his rod bent over. He dropped his sandwich and pulled back the rod. He came up empty, and needless to say, the next few words out of his mouth were not very friendly.
Truth be told, sometimes the catfish just want to tease you! They bite and tighten up the line, but just as you get set to pull, they drop the bait. They keep this up for longer than you can endure. When you check your line, the bait is usually just hanging on by a thread or cleaned off. I am certain nearly every person who fishes for catfish has similar stories. Just how they know when YOU are distracted by something is beyond me!
Submitted by Norb Wormald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster for Cincinnati Catfishing www.cincinnaticatfishing.com
and author of Kindle e-book "ROD BENDING CATFISH"
Monday, March 6th – First Day of the 4th Quarter
Monday, March 13th – Spring MAP Testing begins at LES
Monday, March 13th – Pasta for Pennies Campaign begins
Wednesday, March 15th – 6th grade field trip to Frankfort, Kentucky
Thursday, March 16th – Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:00 – 7:00 pm (Report cards)
Friday, March 17th – No School
Tues. March 22nd and Wed. March 23rd – Preschool field trip to the Childrens Museum
Thursday, March 23rd – SBDM Meeting @ 4:30 pm in the LES Media Center
Saturday, March 25th – Queen City Classic Chess Tournament at Paul Brown Stadium
Thursday, March 30th – 3rd grade field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo
Thursday, March 30th – Kindergarten Registration Event from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Thanks Mom and Dad for making me a Zero!
I want to thank my mom and dad for making me a zero. That’s right, a zero. We most often associate being a zero with being a bad thing, but in this case it is a wonderful gift! Let me explain!
Recent studies into Adverse Childhood Experiences has created a wealth of research into how early childhood experiences impact our physical, emotional, and mental well-being later in life. These experiences go beyond the small challenges of childhood that create resilience. Adverse Childhood Experiences are the scary, chronic, and unpredictable stressors a child faces. These experiences occur in an environment that lacks the support of an adult that is capable of supporting them and navigating them successfully through these troubling times. This groundbreaking research study, known as the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, or ACE study, demonstrates a clear scientific link between many types of childhood adversity and the adult onset of physical disease and mental health disorders.
Part of the study is a ten item questionnaire that asks about experiences that happen to you prior to your eighteenth birthday. These questions cover areas such as: household dysfunction, neglect, or abuse. The first five questions are personal and have to do with physical and emotional stressors a child experiences such as: having a parent who insulted, humiliated, or made you feel emotionally afraid; or having a parent who hit, pushed, slapped, or touched you sexually. The next five questions have to do with family members and include areas such as: the loss of a parent due to separation or divorce, a family member being sent to prison, witnessing one’s mother being abused, and having someone in the home suffering from addiction, depression, suicide, or mental/behavioral problems.
For more information or to take the actual 10 item questionnaire you can visit: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html or google Adverse Childhood Experience study.
The research clearly indicates that “time does not heal all wounds”. Our kids deserve a childhood free from neglect, trauma, and abuse. I want to challenge our parents and adult caregivers to reflect on the score they will “gift” to their children. I want to thank my parents for giving me a perfect score of “zero”. I hope I can gift my three kids the same “zero”.
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
This is a Test!
This is a test? What do you mean? We are not in school anymore. Our test days are done! Right? Wrong! We are put to tests every single day. It is totally up to us to pass them. How are we tested, you might ask. Let me give you an example: Going way back to the beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they lived in a beautiful place that was filled with many wonderful things. They had but one rule to follow, “Don’t eat the apples from that tree.” It would be easy enough to avoid one tree, right? In walks Satan. He tempts them and tells them how wonderful the apples are, what great color they have and how shiny they are. And God didn’t really say not to eat the apples. We know what happened in this test; Adam and Eve failed.
We are all put through these type tests every single day. When we are going through dark times, Satan pops up to derail us, to lead us to short cuts. These short cuts do not exist. We need to avoid Satan and stay the course, and have faith that God will lead us through the dark times. Temptations also show up right in the middle of good times. They can be so hard to avoid. Satan makes them look so appealing. We must keep our eyes toward God and we will come out on top.
Many times we do not pass the test the first time around. But God does not give up on us, but instead, he gives us second chances. Do not give up! This can be a test of character. Sometimes when temptations arise, we wonder what is God trying to do to us? This is Satan trying to trick us. Stay in faith! Love God with all your heart and you will pass the test!
In other news, 1st Presbyterian Church continues to be a blessing to the community. For the Super Bowl, our church collected over 650 pounds of non-perishable food for local food pantries. We would also like to invite you to our Good Friday events: At 4:30 we will walk with members to symbolize Jesus’ journey. At 5:30 we will hold a Pot Luck Dinner in Fellowship hall, followed by Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Please join us!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
Spiritual Tidbits for March from Fr. Tim
March just marched in somewhat like a lamb. The first day of spring arrives on the 20th day of March. It seems winter never really took flight in early 2017. It just sort of fizzled out on the launch pad -- weather wise at least. However, winter illness is another story altogether. Winter bugs rampaged and took their toll on most all of us. Colds, flu, fever, sore throat, coughing, and so forth wreak havoc on our bodies.
Without doubt we know when our bodies are sick and we do our very best to locate a remedy. But what about our souls? Can our souls become sick? Can our souls be afflicted? Absolutely. Sin affects and makes our soul ill just like the flu virus makes the body ill. Illness of the soul distorts a person’s relationship with our heavenly Father.
So what about a remedy for the soul? Where do we find a cure? We find a cure in the hospital of Holy Church. This winter, bodily illness kept many of our pews empty each Sunday. Sick individuals sought out remedies and a comfortable place for their bodies to recover. This Lenten Season should make us aware of our spiritual illness. Sick individuals should seek out remedies and a holy place for their souls to recover.
Will you seek respite at Holy Church? Will you be at the altar on Lenten Sunday’s in deep repentance? Will you be at Holy Church on Lenten Wednesdays in self-denial of worldly ventures? Do you have a Lenten goal? And even more importantly, will you tell others who do not know Christ where to come to heal their soul? Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, awaits all who will come. I hope and pray you have a beautiful and holy Lent.
~ Father Timothy Butler, Rector
Saint John the Evangelist is a parish of the Anglican Catholic Church. It is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is Catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational. It is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the day of Pentecost nearly 2000 years ago in 33 A.D. Thus we believe what our Lord and Saviour taught, the Apostles disseminated, the Church Fathers authorized, and the Martyrs confirmed.