BCS Beat: Issue 7.18.19

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Upcoming Events

August 1: Fall Sports Athletic Meeting @ 6:30pm
August 26: Back to School Night
August 27: First Day of School
September 4: First Day of Preschool

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School starts on August 27th, but be sure to keep the evening of August 26th open on your calendar for our annual Back to School Night. This special event for families will start with a presentation from our Head of School. Afterwards, you'll have a chance to meet teachers, check out classrooms, and hear about the exciting year ahead. Details and times about the evening will be given in the next BEAT.

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NEW BCS UNIFORM GUIDELINES AND ONLINE STORE

We are excited to announce that we have some updates to our uniform guidelines and how to order polos and sweatshirts. Please carefully read the updates below. The ordering deadline is Friday, July 26th for the lower prices! If you have any questions please let Rebekah Klase know.

ONLINE ORDERING for all new school polos and school sweatshirts

  • Twice a year, an ordering period featuring lower prices will be available

  • Orders can be placed at any time through the online store, but the prices will be higher

The online store will feature many other spirit wear items that can be worn on dress down days and after school. There is also an option to upgrade the uniform items to alternate brands. All orders placed will be shipped to your home.

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Changes to the uniform code for 2019-2020:

  • All polos & sweatshirts must be maroon, black, or white

  • Sweatshirts do not require a polo underneath

  • All previously purchased BCS spirit wear in maroon or black may be worn for 2019-2020 only

  • Any plain maroon, black, or white sweatshirts may be worn for 2019-2020 only

  • For the 2020-2021 school year, all sweatshirts must be purchased from the online store

  • Athletes may wear team warmups only during the sports season as part of their uniform

  • Girls may wear khaki capris

All BCS tops (polos and sweatshirts) must be purchased from our store or obtained through our uniform swap closet. All previously purchased polos will be valid uniform items. 

All tops must be maroon, white, or black.

ELEMENTARY GIRLS (K-5)

Jumper / Skirt: Khaki jumper or skirt, with shorts or leggings underneath, or khaki capris
Pants: Khaki pants  
Top: BCS polo shirt, white dress shirt, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt

ELEMENTARY BOYS (K-5)
Khaki pants or khaki shorts
BCS polo shirt, white dress shirt, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt

SECONDARY LADIES (6th-12th)
Pants: Khaki pants, khaki skirt, or khaki capris
Shirt: BCS polo shirt, oxford style white blouse, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt

SECONDARY GENTLEMEN (6th-12th)
Pants: Khaki pants or khaki shorts
Shirt: BCS polo shirt, white dress shirt with tie, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt


9-12 Course Selection & Internships

All 9th-12th grade students received their course selection, available internships (10th-12th), and online courses (11th & 12th) in the mail and via email this week.

Please return your course selections and internship application by Tuesday, July 30th via one of the following options:

  • Scan and email to rklase@berkschristian.org

  • Mail to 926 Philadelphia Ave. Birdsboro, PA 19508

  • Drop off at the school office Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm

Please feel free to request a meeting via email or calling 610-582-1000 x 102. You can certainly always email Miss Klase any questions at rklase@berkschristian.org.


Service Days at School

Summer work is in full swing at BCS and we can use extra hands. We would love to have some parents come out and help with these projects. If you are a 9th-12th grade student that still needs to make up missed service hours from last year (or if you want to get a head start on your hours for this year), we have work for you. 

Upcoming service dates are:
July 23rd 9am - 12pm
July 30th 9am - 12pm
August 3rd 9am - 2pm

If interested, contact Miss Klase.


Welcome New Staff!

We are so thankful that the Lord has brought three new staff members to BCS for this school year!

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Mrs. Janell Lopez- 6th grade

Mrs. Lopez is no stranger to the BCS campus as she subbed in almost every class last year! She quickly became a part of the BCS community, and we are excited that her dedication to students to will be instrumental for the 6th grade class as they enter Middle School this year.

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Miss Molly Anne Vaughn - Science

Miss Vaughn comes to us after graduating from West Chester University and subbing the last two school years in the public school system. She is excited to share her love of science with our students!

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Mrs. Melissa Horning- Educational Support/Tutor

Mrs. Horning joins our BCS community with 30 years of service in Christian Education. She has taught English & Bible and is moving into semi-retirement. We are blessed to be able to have her on campus a few days a week to be a part of our educational support team and tutor for secondary students.

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MANDATORY FALL STUDENT ATHLETIC AND PARENTS MEETING AUGUST 1st

All parents and athletes involved in fall sports are required to attend the Fall Athletic Meeting on August 1st at 6:30pm. If you are the parent of a fall athlete and you cannot attend for extenuating circumstances, you must notify Ben Smither, Athletic Director.

CIPPE FORMS DUE

Before practices begin on 8/12, the athletic department must have a 2018-2019 CIPPE Athletic Form on file. Sections 1-6 must be completed by the student and parent, then signed by a doctor after a physical.

8/12 first day of fall practices

All game schedules are available on the CCAC website

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Employment Opportunities at Berks Christian
2019-2020 school year

Berks Christian School has the following openings immediately for the 19-20 school year.  Interested applicants should contact Rebekah Klase (rklase@berkschristian.org) or call 610-582-1000 x 102.

Preschool Aide

Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time pre-school aide for the 2019-2020 school year. Experience is desirable, but not required. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

After School Zone Assistant

Berks Christian School is seeking an assistant for our After School Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Commitment is each day from 3-5pm, with the possibility of leaving earlier. Pay is $9.50 an hour. If you are interested please email Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.

Development Assistant

Berks Christian School is seeking a Development Office Assistant. Commitment is 10 hours a week, flexible with scheduling. Experience in business, sales, and/or education is preferred. Applicants should have skills in communication, organization, and writing. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

Lunch Aide

Berks Christian School is seeking a Lunch Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. Commitment is 1-2 hours each day. Pay is $10 an hour. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

Middle School Boys Soccer Coach

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Boys Soccer Coach starting for the 2019 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Ben Smither at bsmither@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 12th.

Substitute  Teachers

Berks Christian School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
The job requires-
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 interested in being added to our sub list, please send your resume and written Christian 4th

 

BCS Beat: Issue 6.6.19

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Upcoming Events

June 6: Marathon Day / Last day of School
June 7: Senior Commencement, 7 PM
August 26: Back to School Night
August 27: First Day of School

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SENIOR COMMENCEMENT TOMORROW NIGHT

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You are invited to celebrate with us the graduating class of 2019 on Friday, June 7th at 7 PM here at BCS!

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If you forgot to buy a yearbook, no worries. The yearbook staff did a wonderful job on the yearbook. Yearbooks are for sale now. Contact Rebekah Klase if you would like to purchase one.


Wanna Make Sure You Receive a Report Card?

If any of the following are true of your student, the final report card will be withheld:
1. You have unpaid tuition
2. Your family has an unpaid Renweb bill
3. Any library or textbook are not returned
4. Your chromebook has not been returned (9th-11th)
4. Service hours not completed (9th-12th)


Don't forget about our referral discounts!

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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.

The discount is based on the oldest child in the family.

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 will be sent home this week. Give one to someone you know!


SUMMER MUSIC LESSONS

Summer is a time of many opportunities. Children and youth have hundreds of opportunities to explore new activities as well as hours of extra time to enhance and perfect musical skills they have begun to acquire.

To sign-up for your child’s 2019 summer lessons, complete the registration form and return to the office by May 24 or email it as attachment to lrappoldt@berkschristian.org by June 7. However, summer lesson sign-ups are accepted at any time in May, June or July. Since BCS students live in various school districts, summer lessons may be held either at BCS or your home.

 
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SEEKING A:
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL COACH and
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER COACH

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach and a Middle School Boys Soccer coach starting for the 2019 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Ben Smither at bsmither@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required.

Preseason practices begin on August 12th.

 
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Employment Opportunities at Berks Christian
2019-2020 school year

Berks Christian School has the following openings immediately for the 19-20 school year.  Interested applicants should contact Phil Warner (pwarner@berkschristian.org) or call 610-582-1000.

Preschool Aide

Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time pre-school aide for the 2019-2020 school year. Experience is desirable, but not required. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

High School Science Teacher

Berks Christian School is seeking a High School Science teacher (part or full time) to teach core classes including Physical Science, Earth Science, Chemistry and Biology for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants should have a degree in Science Education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

6th Grade Teacher

Berks Christian School is seeking a 6th grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants should have a degree in elementary education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach starting for the 2019 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Ben Smither at bsmither@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 12th.

Substitute  Teachers

Berks Christian School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
The job requires-
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 interested in being added to our sub list, please send your resume and written Christian 4th

 

BCS Beat: Issue 5.30.19

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Upcoming Events

May 30: Kindergarten Graduation tonight, 7 PM
May 30-31: Senior Finals
June 1-5: Senior Trip
June 5: Field Day
June 6: Marathon Day / Last day of School
June 7: Senior Commencement, 7 PM

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KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION IS TONIGHT!

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Please join us tonight here at BCS tonight at 7 PM for Kindergarten graduation.
We are so proud of these little graduates!


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We will be having Field Day on Wednesday, June 5th and Marathon Day on Thursday, June 6th!  

Students should wear & bring:

  • T-shirt with their team color on Wednesday & Thursday. Shades of red and yellow are acceptable. No tank tops or sleeveless are allowed.

  • Shorts (at least fingertip length)

  • Sneakers

  • Water bottle

Any student who is not dressed appropriately will be required to call home and have appropriate clothing brought to school.

For elementary, if you have any questions about what color your student should wear, please contact their classroom teacher. For 6th-11th graders the students have been emailed their color.


SENIOR COMMENCEMENT

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You are invited to celebrate with us the graduating class of 2019 on Friday, June 7th at 7 PM here at BCS!

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Important details on returning tech & supplies

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Please make sure your 9th-12th grade student returns their Chromebook, charger, and case by the end of the school day on Thursday, June 6th. If these items aren’t promptly returned, the student will not be issued a report card and will be charged for a replacement device and case on Renweb.

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If you forgot to buy a yearbook, no worries. The yearbook staff did a wonderful job on the yearbook. Yearbooks are for sale now. Contact Rebekah Klase if you would like to purchase one.


Wanna Make Sure You Receive a Report Card?

If any of the following are true of your student, the final report card will be withheld:
1. You have unpaid tuition
2. Your family has an unpaid Renweb bill
3. Any library or textbook are not returned
4. Your chromebook has not been returned (9th-11th)
4. Service hours not completed (9th-12th)


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We are happy to provide After School Zone as a service to our BCS families. Just a reminder that you must call the school office or email attendance@berkschristian.org to let us know when your student is staying for after school zone. Even if you are just running late and will be a few minutes after 3 pm we still need confirmation that you are putting them into After School Zone until you arrive.


Don't forget about our referral discounts!

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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.

The discount is based on the oldest child in the family.

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 will be sent home this week. Give one to someone you know!


SUMMER MUSIC LESSONS

Summer is a time of many opportunities. Children and youth have hundreds of opportunities to explore new activities as well as hours of extra time to enhance and perfect musical skills they have begun to acquire.

To sign-up for your child’s 2019 summer lessons, complete the registration form and return to the office by May 24 or email it as attachment to lrappoldt@berkschristian.org by June 7. However, summer lesson sign-ups are accepted at any time in May, June or July. Since BCS students live in various school districts, summer lessons may be held either at BCS or your home.

 
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SEEKING A:
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL COACH and
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER COACH

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach and a Middle School Boys Soccer coach starting for the 2019 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Ben Smither at bsmither@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required.

Preseason practices begin on August 12th.

 
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Employment Opportunities at Berks Christian
2019-2020 school year

Berks Christian School has the following openings immediately for the 19-20 school year.  Interested applicants should contact Phil Warner (pwarner@berkschristian.org) or call 610-582-1000.

Preschool Aide

Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time pre-school aide for the 2019-2020 school year. Experience is desirable, but not required. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

High School Science Teacher

Berks Christian School is seeking a High School Science teacher (part or full time) to teach core classes including Physical Science, Earth Science, Chemistry and Biology for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants should have a degree in Science Education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

6th Grade Teacher

Berks Christian School is seeking a 6th grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants should have a degree in elementary education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach starting for the 2019 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Ben Smither at bsmither@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 12th.

Substitute  Teachers

Berks Christian School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
The job requires-
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 interested in being added to our sub list, please send your resume and written Christian 4th

A very special thanks to Dawn Guy for the fabulous art show that was held on
celebrate BCS night!

Thank you so much for everyone who came to celebrate with us on Tuesday night. We are thankful for the giving expressed by our school family and thankful for all that God has accomplished through our school community this year. We collected $5,286 in donations, putting our annual fund at $47,367, $2,633 to go!

 
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LUNCH MENU FOR 6/3/19

Monday, June 3
Elementary:
Hoagie Bar, lettuce & tomato, baked beans, french fries, baked snack bag, mandarin oranges
HS Hot: Brunch for lunch, hash brown, donut holes, fruit cocktail
HS Cold: Calzone w/sauce, hash brown, donut holes, fruit cocktail
Pizza: Mickey’s cheese pizza, hash brown, donut holes, fruit cocktail

Tuesday, June 4
Elementary:
Pasta w/ meat sauce, steamed broccoli, salad greens
HS Hot: Hot dog w/ or w/o chili, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos
HS Cold: Popcorn chicken w/pierogies, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos
Pizza: BBQ chicken flatbread, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos

Wednesday, June 5
Elementary:
Salisbury steak w/ roll, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, baked apple crisp
HS Hot: Chicken variety, variety of fruit, variety of vegetable
HS Cold: Pizza variety, variety of fruit, variety of vegetable

Thursday, June 6
Elementary: Brunch for lunch, hash browns, cranberries
HS Hot: Pizza day, variety of fruit, variety of vegetable
HS Cold: Chef’s choice, variety of fruit, variety of vegetable

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TEENS AGES 15-18 WORK OUT FOR FREE
AT PLANET FITNESS

MAY 15TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1ST

Please note, teens under 18 must sign up in a club with a parent or guardian.

Planet Fitness invites high school teens ages 15-18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 locations in the United States all summer long!

New research shows 91% of teens want to stay active over the summer. Among those who work out, a majority believe exercise positively impacts their mental health (72%) and focus on schoolwork (62%)*.

That's why Planet Fitness - known as the Judgement Free Zone® - is offering teens a safe place where they can get their sweat on in a healthy way. 

All teens who sign up are entered into Planet Fitness' Scholarship Sweepstakes! 51 lucky teens across 50 states and Washington, D.C. will be randomly selected to receive a scholarship toward academic or athletics, including a $5,000 grand prize**.

CLICK HERE TO SHARE MORE DETAILS WITH YOUR STUDENT’S

We hope you'll help us spread the word to your students and parents  and encourage your teens to sign up for the Teen Summer Challenge!