BCS Beat: Issue 8.36

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow, May 12: Spring Concert, 7:00 pm (see details below)
May 23: Celebrate BCS Night, 6:00 pm (make sure to RSVP!)
May 24: Last day for Kindergarten
May 25: Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 pm
May 26: Preschool Graduation Ceremony, 9:30 am
May 29: No School
May 30: BCS Night at the Fightin's
June 1: Field Day (Full day of school)
June 2: Last Day of School (Full day of school)
June 2: Senior Commencement, 7:00 pm
August 29th: First day of school for 17/18 school year! (Full school calendar coming soon)

Serve-a-Thon 2017

Sponsorship Summary

We got very close to our goal of sending out 3,000 sponsorship letters. So far, 2,845 letters have been collected and mailed. The three families who sent out the most sponsorship letters will be recognized at Celebrate BCS Night.

Athletics

Track Schedule

Friday, 5/12: Middle School and Varsity Practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Saturday, 5/13: ACSI Invitational Track Meet, Middle School and Varsity, Depart at 6:15 am

7th-12th Grade Girls Volleyball Open Gym

The next volleyball open gym will be Thursday, May 18th, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Even if you haven't played volleyball but are interested for next year feel free to come. Please email Miss Klase (rklase@berkschristian.org) if you plan to come.

Event Details

Art and Chemistry Event

This semester, BCS chemistry students teamed up with professional artists in a unique and fascinating interdisciplinary project. As a culmination of this partnership, out students will be hosting an Art and Chemistry Event on Sunday, May 21 from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Goggleworks Ceramics Lab. Family and friends are invited to see a display of a variety of art works and hear BCS chemistry students explain some of the chemistry involved in making them. Refreshments will be provided.

Celebrate BCS Night: Coming Soon!

All families & staff are invited to join us for our 8th Annual Celebrate BCS on Tuesday, May 23rd. This is a time to enjoy a dinner together as a school family and then celebrate the achievements of our students from the entire year. If you want to come only for the awards ceremony, that will begin at 7:15pm.

The dinner will begin at 6pm. Please RSVP (by emailing rklase@berkschristian.org) by Thursday, May 18th with how many members of your family will be attending. We ask that each family bring a main dish to share. Also bring a side dish (if your last name starts with A-M) or a dessert (if your last name starts with N-Z).

One note for families of Kindergartners and Seniors: the awards given that night will also be repeated at their graduation ceremonies.

Reminders for Spring Concert Tomorrow!

The Spring Concert is tomorrow night!
Important information for all students in grades 5-8, Band, and HS choir:

Dress Code
Grade 5: Dressy springtime outfits
Middle School / High School Gentlemen dress code (band and choir): Black dress pants, black dress shoes, black socks, long-sleeve white dress shirt, tie (solid color or small print)
Middle School / High School Ladies dress code (band and choir): Solid white dress blouse (no sweaters or anything low cut), solid black skirt (knee length or longer, full length is preferred), black dress shoes, neutral colored nylons

Report times/places
Band: 6pm, sanctuary
MS and HS Choir: 6:30, cafeteria
Grade 5: 6:30, music room

BCS Night at the Fightin's

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.

Hallways of Hope Scholarship

It's our third year offering the unique Hallways of Hope Scholarship Program and we're excited about making it possible for some new families to join our BCS community who would be otherwise unable to do so. The scholarship is for newly­ enrolling families with significant financial need who are suggested by a current member of the BCS community. Contact the office for literature you can use to share with friends about this scholarship.

Refer a Friend

Don't forget about our referral discounts! Do you have a friend who's still on the fence about their family's schooling decision for next year? Please invite him or her to contact the school office for an educational consultation. If you refer a friend, neighbor, coworker, or anyone else you know, and they enroll, you will get a discount on your tuition, and so will the new family. Refer-a-Friend post cards are available in the school office. Give one to someone you know!

Jump In and Join Us

Food Drive

Several of our students have organized a food drive to benefit Hope Rescue Mission. The students say, "Our group wants to help homeless men who are in need of food. Food is a blessing from God that we can take for granted. We are choosing to work with Hope Rescue Mission because they truly are a God centered organization, with a God centered vision! We are called by Jesus to serve others. We should love, care, help, give, and serve others just as Jesus Christ did for all of us."

Bins to drop off food donations will be located in the main lobby as well as in the gymnasium from April 28th through May 18th. All donations will be donated to Hope Rescue Mission. Ideas of food items to donate: Canned food items, canned fruit, canned chicken, canned vegetables, soups, pastas, rice, apple sauce, chicken, beef, and vegetable broths. Money donations will be accepted as well. Every little bit helps!

Around Campus

Lunch Menu for Coming Week

Friday, 5/12
Elementary: French toast stix, ham slice, hash brown starz, grapes
HS Hot Meal: Cheese ravioli w breadstick, steamed broccoli, salad greens w dressing, pears
HS Cold Meal: Asian wrap, steamed broccoli, salad greens w dressing, pears
HS Pizza Meal: NY Pepperoni pizza, steamed broccoli, salad greens w dressing, pears

Monday, 5/15
Elementary: Chicken and waffles, seasoned cauliflower, salad greens w dressing, fresh fruit
HS Hot Meal: Cheeseburger, glazed carrots, pasta salad, apple crisp
HS Cold Meal: Chicken tender wrap, glazed carrots, pasta salad, apple crisp
HS Pizza Meal: Four meat pizza, glazed carrots, pasta salad, apple crisp

Tuesday, 5/16
Elementary: Ham hoagie, baked chips, three bean salad, mandarin oranges
HS Hot Meal: Eagle McMuffin, hash browns, three bean salad, mandarin oranges
HS Cold Meal: Chicken filet sandwich, hash browns, three bean salad, mandarin oranges
HS Pizza Meal: French bread pizza, hash browns, three bean salad, mandarin oranges

Wednesday, 5/17
Elementary: Salisbury steak w gravy, roll, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, peach crisp
HS Hot Meal: Steak sandwich, baked red-skin potatoes, salad w dressing, mangoes
HS Cold Meal: Tuna salad wrap, baked red-skin potatoes, salad w dressing, mangoes
HS Pizza Meal: Buffalo chicken pizza, baked red-skin potatoes, salad w dressing, mangoes

Thursday, 5/18
Elementary: Mini corn dogs, rice w black beans, corn, kiwi
HS Hot Meal: Shepherd's Pie w roll, corn and peas, red pepper strips w dip, pineapple
HS Cold Meal: Chicken salad panini, corn and peas, red pepper strips w dip, pineapple
HS Pizza Meal: Cheese pizza, corn and peas, red pepper strips w dip, pineapple