BCS Beat: Issue 8.21

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 20: Compassion Dress Down Day
January 31 - February 6: Spirit Week
February 1: Ready, Set, Go! Event (3:00 pm)
February 3: Physics Family Fun Day
February 16: Ready, Set, Go! (6:30 pm)
February 24: Family Connect Night (Save the Date!)

Athletics

Upcoming Games and Practices

Tonight, Thursday, January 19th
Middle School Girls: Practice 3:00 - 4:15
Middle School Boys: Practice 4:15 - 5:30
Varsity Girls: Away Game at Lancaster County Christian at 6:00 pm
Varsity Boys: Away Game at Lancaster County Christian at 7:30 pm

Friday, January 20th
Middle School Girls: Home Game vs Hinkletown at 4:00 pm
Middle School Boys: Home Game vs Hinkletown at 5:00 pm
Varsity Girls: Away Game at Lititz at 6:00 pm
Varsity Boys: Away Game at Lititz at 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 21st
Varsity Boys: Practice 9:00 am - 12 noon

Monday, January 23rd
Middle School Girls: Practice 3:00 - 4:15
Middle School Boys: Practice 4:15 - 5:30
Varsity Girls: Practice 5:30 - 7:15
Varsity Boys: Practice 7:00 - 9:00

Tuesday, January 24th
Middle School Girls: Home Game vs West-Mont at 3:45 pm
Middle School Boys: Home Game vs West-Mont at 5:00 pm
Varsity Girls: Practice 7:00 - 9:00
Varsity Boys: Away Game at Helen Thackston at 6:00 pm

Event Details

Physics Family Fun Day

Coming on February 3rd is our Physics Family Fun Day. High School Physics students will be presenting interactive presentations and contests for our 2nd through 5th grade students. This will introduce the students to Newton's Laws in a hands-on and memorable way. We are looking for 5 - 7 elementary parent volunteers to come in the morning (approximately between 8:45 and 11:00) to help with this special event. Please contact Mr. Warner (by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org) if you can help us!

Serve-a-Thon is Coming!

We're gearing up for our big spring event, Serve-a-Thon! To get started, we are looking for a key team of volunteers to coordinate this school-wide fundraising and service event. Will you consider being part of this important team? Mrs Bromwell is looking for the following positions:
 - Elementary Classroom Coordinator
 - Site Coordinator
If you are interested in getting involved in one of these roles, please contact Mrs Bromwell by emailing bbromwell@berkschristian.org.

Ready, Set, Go!

Do you know a family who has a preschool or kindergarten aged child? Invite them to our Ready, Set, Go! event coming up in February! Learn why childhood education is important and how you can set your child up for success in school. Two events are planned, one on February 1st at 3:00 pm and one on February 16th at 6:30 pm. A giveaway of one $50 Gift Card will be available to prospective families and to current BCS families who bring a prospective family along. Childcare is provided! Please RSVP by emailing rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling the school office.

News and Updates

School Lunches

Haven't tried a school-served hot lunch yet? This is a great week to try! Tomorrow's selection, pancakes and sausage with hash browns, is a popular and delicious meal. Order online through Renweb, or send $4.50 with your student for ordering lunch in homeroom.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Week

Coming soon, a FUNdraiser from Chick-fil-A! Eat at Chick-fil-A any time during the week of January 30 through February 3, and present the above flyer, and 15% of your order will be donated directly to BCS! Flyers will be sent home next week, just before the Spirit Week. Make plans now to meet some friends at Chick-fil-A during this Spirit Week and support BCS with your meal!

Jump In and Join Us

Joe Corbi's Fundraiser to Support Junior Class

The Junior Class is doing our annual Joe Corbi's Fundraiser. Catalogs were sent home last week and orders are due back Wednesday, February 1st. Any family that sells 15 items will receive free chocolate chip cookie dough!

Around Campus

Featured Book: Through Gates of Splendor

Think missionary stories are boring? Think again. The BCS Library has just added a large collection of classic missionary stories to the catalog and our high school students have been finding out how faith-strengthening it can be to read the story of a Christian missionary.

In Through Gates of Splendor, the story of Jim Elliot and his fellow missionaries who took the gospel message to Ecuador in the 1950s, men and women leave all comfort behind in order to give up their lives for the sake of telling others about the salvation of Jesus. It's exciting and yes, it's sad. But ultimately it's an example of prioritizing the message of Christ above even our own next breath. If you haven't read a missionary story, take the opportunity to read one of the library's new items. You'll be glad you did!

Lunch Menu for Coming Week

Friday, 1/20
Elementary: Pancakes with sausage, hash browns, raisins
High School: Pancakes with sausage, hash browns, raisins

Monday, 1/23
Elementary: Chicken Patty on roll, hummus w carrots and celery, peach slices
High School: Meatball sandwich, steamed cauliflower, carrot stix w hummus, peaches

Tuesday, 1/24
Elementary: Hot dog on bun, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
High School: Pierogies w sausage, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges

Wednesday, 1/25
Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, pasta salad, carrots, cinnamon spiced apples
High School: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted zucchini, romaine salad w dressing, pears

Thursday, 1/26
Elementary: Fundraiser Lunch - Watch for Order Form
High School: Fundraiser Lunch - Watch for Order Form

Items Coming Home Today:

Order forms for January 26 Pizza Lunch
Flyers for summer programs at Camp Manatawny