BCS Beat: Issue 8.27

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 3: Half-day of school
March 7: College Fair trip for 10th and 11th graders
March 16 - 18: Performances of Sherlock Holmes
March 24: Half-day of school

Athletics

Basketball Awards for Middle School

Boys Basketball Team
Hustle: Seth M
Most Improved: Dominic O
MVP: Josiah F
Coach's Award: Brayden H
Mighty in Spirit-:Ethan F

Girls Basketball Team
MVP: Saniya O
Offensive: Leah M
Most improved: Emma B
Coach's: Bryanna W

Track Season Begins

The BCS Athletic Department is excited to announce that our new track coach is Daniel Klase. He graduated from BCS in 2011 and holds the high jump, triple jump, and javelin record here. He then competed on NCAA Division I Liberty University's track team. He is in their top 10 of all-time javelin throwers.

Varsity Track begins on Monday, March 6th for all athletes who are not involved in the play (cast, stage crew, tech crew, etc.). Middle School Track and Varsity Track for all play members begins on March 20th. Practice will be from 3:00 - 5:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The meet and practice schedule is on the athletic website (access it here). All athletes who HAVE participated in a sport for BCS this year must have a Re-certification Form on file before they can participate in track. All athletes who HAVE NOT participated in a sport for BCS this year must complete a CIPPEE filled out before they can participate. 

Serve-a-Thon 2017

Serve-a-Thon Questions?

Please direct all Serve-a-Thon related questions to Mrs Bromwell. You can email her at bbromwell@berkschristian.org, or you can reach her by calling the school office on Wednesdays (the day she works on campus).

You Voted: Purple Wins!

In a landslide vote, purple won our t-shirt color contest! Purple shirts will spread out across the county on Serve-a-Thon day when we all head out to serve.

Parent Volunteers Needed

We still need lots of chaperones and drivers for Serve-a-Thon Day! If you can help, please contact Mrs Bromwell.

News and Updates

Re-Enrollment

Remember that you can earn a discount on your re-enrollment if you:
1. Attended Family Connect Night
2. Submit your 30 Serve-a-Thon letters by March 6th
3. Return your Parent Agreement Form with your 30 letters by March 6th
4. Re-Enroll by March 31st.

Don't miss this chance! Submit your re-enrollment today!

Standardized Testing: April 10 - 12

We will be doing our annual standardized testing on April 10th - 12th. The TerraNova 3 Testing is done with Association of Christian Schools International and CTB/McGraw-Hill. TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess K-12 student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, and spelling. We would ask that you do not schedule appointments that would cause your student to miss school during the three testing days.

Sherlock Performances

The cast of this year's dramatic production, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, are deep in rehearsal and preparation. We are looking forward to a fantastic show coming up in March. It's not too early to reserve your tickets! Set Building will take place at the school on Saturday 8:30am - 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome to come help out! It counts towards service hours for students. Email Rebekah Klase (rklase@berkschristian.org) if planning on coming.

Jump In and Join Us

A Call for Performers

Dear Alumni, Staff, Parents, and Friends of Berks Christian School,

This spring, Berks Christian School is reviving a production of Behold the Lamb, a large-scale work for choir, soloists, and chamber wind ensemble that was written for our school and first performed in 2011. This is a multi-movement work detailing the passion story written by Pittsburgh-based composer Chris Massa

This year, April 6-8, we will be performing the work twice and creating a professional recording.

We want this to be a community event, and are looking for adult singers and performers to join our high school performers. Did you sing in the 2011 production? Do you enjoy singing choral music? Do you play a woodwind, percussion, or brass instrument?

To learn more, visit our performer interest page and event page at the BCS website. To show your interest, and to receive more detailed information, please contact Phil Warner by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org.

Subs are Needed

We are looking to add some substitute teachers to our list. We are looking for people with the following requirements:
1. Flexible schedule
2. Bachelors degree (it does not have to be in education)
3. PA Criminal Background Clearance
4. PA Child Abuse Clearance
5. FBI Fingerprinting

If you are or anyone you know are interested in being added to our sub list, please contact Miss Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.

Around Campus

Lunch Menu for Coming Week

Friday, 3/3
Elementary: Half-day, no lunch
High School: Half-day, no lunch

Monday, 3/6
Elementary: Chicken patty sandwich, hummus w carrots and celery, peach slices
High School: Meatball sandwich, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w dip, peaches

Tuesday, 3/7
Elementary: Hot dog on bun, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
High School: Pierogies w sausage, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges

Wednesday, 3/8
Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, pasta salad, carrots, cinnamon spiced apples
High School: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted zucchini, romaine salad w dressing, pears

Thursday, 3/9
Elementary: Fundraiser pizza lunch - watch for order form
High School: Fundraiser pizza lunch - watch for order form