BCS Beat: Issue 8.32

Upcoming Events

April 7-8: Behold the Lamb (see details below!)
April 10-12: TerraNova Testing
April 13-18: Easter Break
April 19: Snow Make-Up Day
April 21: Compassion Dress Down Day (Bring at least $2)
April 25: National Honor Society Induction, 7:00 pm
May 2: Serve-a-Thon
May 9: Elementary Musical
May 12: Spring Concert
May 23: Celebrate BCS Night

Athletics

Track Schedule

Friday, 4/7: Varsity Track Meet at Tulpehocken Jr/Sr High School, 3:30 // No Middle School practice
Monday, 4/10: Varsity and Middle School practice, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, 4/11: Varsity and Middle School practice, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, 4/20: Varsity Track Meet at Susuenita High School, 3:45

Parent Volunteers Wanted!

Two upcoming track meets require additional volunteers. We need a VARSITY parent to help out on April 26th at the MACSA High School meet at Messiah College. This is an all-day event. We also need a MIDDLE SCHOOL parent to help on April 27th at the MACSA Middle School meet at Messiah College. This is also an all-day event. Volunteering would involve running a field event, but don't be intimidated! No previous track experience is required; this is an easy job. If you are willing to help out, please contact Kody Godsey by emailing kgodsey@berkschristian.org.

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.

Please like and share our facebook events here (for the Friday night Lancaster concert) and here (for the Saturday evening concert in Reading).

Tips for Successful Testing

Our TerraNova standardized testing is NEXT WEEK, April 10 - 12. We've got a few tips to help you do your best on these.

1. Get a good night's rest the night before and each night during the testing
2. Eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch
3. Arrive to school on time to be ready for the start of testing

NOTE: High School students should plan to bring calculators for the math sections on Wednesday. Cell phones are NOT PERMITTED, even when used as calculators. BCS is not equipped to provide calculators for all students, so please bring your own.

National Honor Society Induction

On April 25th, we'll be inducting five new members in the Berks Christian School chapter of National Honor Society. Please join us for this special evening. The ceremony will take place in the BCS Auditorium at 7:00 pm.

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 2,109 letters have been collected and mailed. Our next goal is to hit 2,200 letters to earn ice cream for the whole school.

Please contact Mrs Bromwell if you need more letters! And don't forget that you can submit sponsorship requests via email by using this auto-email webpage we've set up. 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. Prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. You must submit at least 50 letters in order to be eligible for these prizes.

News and Updates

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.

Jump In and Join Us

Interested in Financial Aid for 17/18 School Year?

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed for Data Entry

We need a volunteer or two to help with some data entry and data maintenance for our new donor database. This database will help us track and manage our partners better, but the initial set-up will be time-consuming and we'd love some willing hands to help out. It's not glamorous, but it would be very helpful and can be done remotely from your home. Interested people should contact Mr Warner by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org.

Around Campus

Lunch Menu for Coming Week

Friday, 4/7
Elementary: Hot ham and cheese on pretzel roll, steamed zucchini, carrots w dip, strawberries
HS Hot Meal: Grilled cheese panini, cucumber salad, baked chips, apple slices
HS Cold Meal: Asian wrap, cucumber salad, baked chips, apple slices
HS Pizza Meal: NY Pepperoni pizza, cucumber salad, baked chips, apple slices

Monday, 4/10
Elementary: Meatball sub, broccoli w dip, diced pears
HS Hot Meal: Chicken fajita wrap, peppers/onions, guacamole w chips, salsa, melon chunks
HS Cold Meal: Pub burger w cheese, peppers/onions, guacamole w chips, salsa, melon chunks
HS Pizza Meal: Stuffed crust pizza, peppers/onions, guacamole w chips, salsa, melon chunks

Tuesday, 4/11 |Holiday Easter Meals|
Elementary: Baked ham w roll, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, apple crisp
HS Hot Meal: Open faced hot turkey sandwich w gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, apple crisp
HS Cold Meal: Baked ham w roll, mashed potatoes, corn, apple crisp
HS Pizza Meal: French bread pizza, mashed potatoes, corn, apple crisp

Wednesday, 4/12
Elementary: Chicken salad wrap, asparagus tips, jicama fries w dip, pineapple chunks
HS Hot Meal: Eggs w biscuit and sausage, hash browns, grapes
HS Cold Meal: Tuna salad wrap, hash browns, grapes
HS Pizza Meal: Buffalo chicken pizza, hash browns, grapes

Sixth Grade Greek Projects

Sixth graders recently completed projects on Greek gods and goddesses. They each chose a Greek god, explained what the belief was about that god, and how to evangelize to someone who believes in Greek mythology. Well done, 6th grade!