BCS Beat: Issue 8.30

Upcoming Events

March 24: Half-day of school
April 19: Snow Make-Up Day

Athletics

Track Schedule & Announcements

Friday, 3/24: Varsity practice, 11:45 - 1:00 pm
Monday, 3/27: Varsity and Middle school practice, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, 3/28: Varsity Track Meet, 4:00 at Greenwood (no middle school practice)
Thursday, 3/30: Varsity and Middle school practice, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Track uniforms will be distributed on Monday. Students must provide their own plain black shorts to wear with their jersey.

Boost the Boosters

Berks Christian Athletic Boosters is partnering with the Exeter Youth Soccer Association for the upcoming spring soccer season (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from mid-April through June). Exeter Youth Soccer Association uses the BCS field for these events and boosters will be selling concessions here at BCS during all youth soccer events. We are looking for an individual who would be willing to head up concession sales at these events. We will also need plenty of additional volunteers to help out. All proceeds will go towards the Athletic Program. Please contact Athletic Director Kody Godsey (kgodsey@berkschristian.org) if you are willing to lead in this area.

Event Details

Behold the Lamb

Don't miss this special Easter community concert, sponsored by Berks Christian School. Fifty community members will be joining our high school choir for this special event held at First City Parish of Reading City Church (611 Washington Street, Reading). Concert is at 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 8th and is free. Freewill offering will be taken to support Hope Rescue Mission. For more info, please visit beholdthelamb2017.org.

God's Faithfulness

Several years ago, in 2013, BCS and two other schools came together for a performance of Love Came Down, a Christmas production. The event raised money for a church community in India and they recently purchased land on which to build a church building, thanks in part to the donation we were able to provide them through Love Came Down.

Serve-a-Thon 2017

Paperwork Needed

If you haven't turned in your white permission form and/or your pink parent agreement form, we need those in the office right away.

Progress Toward Our Goal

We've got a good start toward our goal of sending out 3,000 sponsorship letters. So far 1,961 letters have been collected and mailed. We reached our first two goal benchmarks, and have earned a dress down day and an outdoor lunch for the whole school. Dates for these are to be announced. Our next goal is to hit 2200 letters to earn ice cream for the whole school.

Please contact Mrs Bromwell if you need more letters! There is plenty of time to be in the running for our three big prizes, awarded to the three families who submit the most letters.

News and Updates

Problem with BCS Phone System

Due to a switch-over that our phone company initiated with the BCS voicemail, we have not been able to retrieve voicemails since last Monday (3/13/17). If you left a message for the school since that time, we have not been able to hear it. Though we've tried to get the situation resolved, the problem has been tricky to solve and we're not sure that we'll ever actually gain access to those lost messages. In the meantime, we're still not able to receive messages so if you call and do not talk to an actual person at the school, please call back later or send an email to the office. Do not leave a message on the phone system at this time. We apologize!

Middle School Tutoring

One of our high school students offers tutoring every Monday from 3:00 - 4:45 for any middle school students who would like help with homework, studying, or organization. Any Monday that a 6th-8th grader that would like to stay please email attendance@berkschristian.org.

Re-Enrollment

Remember to re-enroll by March 31st (that's next Friday) if you want to pay the lowest re-enrollment price. Starting April 1st, prices will go up for re-enrollment. Also remember that all returning families (that's you!) who are interested in financial aid must apply for aid by April 30th. You can apply for aid here.

Sicknesses

We've had sickness, specifically stomach viruses, running rampant here! If you've got a student who's sick, please keep him or her home for at least 24 hours without any vomiting before a return to school. We would like to keep this from spreading through the student population, so please help us out by keeping kids at home, until they are completely well. 

Jump In and Join Us

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

Monday, 3/27
Elementary: Cheeseburger, baked beans, peach slices
High School: Pub burger w cheese, black beans and corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro

Tuesday, 3/28
Elementary: Grilled cheese panini, tomato soup, cucumber slices w dip, goldfish crackers, fruit
High School: Grilled cheese panini, tomato soup, cole slaw, applesauce

Wednesday, 3/29
Elementary: Baked chicken stix, sweet potato fries, broccoli crowns w dip, frozen fruit
High School: Cheese and chicken quesadilla, green beans, carrots / celery w dip, mangoes

Thursday, 3/30
Elementary: Calzonettes w sauce, salad greens w dressing, steamed zucchini, strawberries
High School: Hot ham and cheese on pretzel roll, curly fries, snap peas, watermelon

BCS Drama: Sherlock Holmes

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Their three performances, capping off a snowy week, were a delight to all three audiences. Thanks to those who attended and supported BCS's drama program by enjoying The Final Adventure.