BCS Beat: Issue 11.8.18

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Upcoming Events

November 12-15: Health Screenings
November 13: Mandatory Winter Athletic Meeting @ 6:30 pm
November 16: Compassion Dress Down Day (bring at least $2)
November 19: Preschool Thanksgiving Feast
November 21: Grandparent’s Day, 1/2 Day of School
November 22-23: Thanksgiving Vacation
December 10: Christmas Concert Dress rehearsals
December 11: Christmas Concert at BCS, K-5 & choir students
December 14: Christmas Concert at WCS, Compassion Dress Down Day (please bring at least $2)
December 20: Preschool Christmas Program
December 22 - January 6: Christmas Vacation

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HEALTH SCREENINGS, NOVEMBER 12-15

All BCS students will be tested by school nurses from the Exeter School District. All students in grades K-12 will have their vision tested. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11 will have their hearing tested. Students in grade 7 will also be examined for scoliosis. (This will involve students bending over and being asked to lift their shirt for the nurse so that the spine can be examined. Please alert your 7th grade student of this, if you think it will be concerning to him or her.) If you students wears glasses, he/she MUST bring them to school.

If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, a letter will be sent home to you indicating the failure. You must then follow up with a physician for further examination.

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NOVEMBER 21

Make sure your grandparents save the date! November 21st, a half-day of school, is our annual Grandparents Day.

The day kicks off with a breakfast for students and grandparents to share, continues with activities for grandparents to share with their grand-kids, and ends with an all-school chapel event. Parents are welcome to attend the chapel as well. This is a half-day of school, so if grandparents and students want to spend the afternoon together, it's a great opportunity for them to go out for lunch after dismissal.

We need lots of volunteers to help provide breakfast, so if you can help, sign up here.

Grandparents will be receiving invitations in the mail, so if the grandparents in your family have moved, or if you're a new family to BCS this year, please email Miss. Klase rklase@berkschristian.org with the appropriate addresses.

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Senior Class Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettias are for sale to benefit the Senior Class. Order forms were sent home today. You can also down the form here. Ask your friends and neighbors if they'd like to order their Christmas poinsettias from BCS to support the senior class! 10 colors are available. Remember that the class who sells the most plants will win an ice cream party! Make sure you order by November 20th. The poinsettias will be delivered on December 6th.

A fun way to treasure your child’s artwork

  A fun way to treasure your child’s artwork'

Just a reminder that if you would like to support BCS and have a unique way to treasure your child’s artwork send in your Kids Kreation artwork form no later then tomorrow or place your order online by November 9th.

ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER NEEDED

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Berks Christian School is seeking a part time elementary music teacher to teach classes starting in January 2019 on Thursday's. A degree in music education is preferred. 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 calling at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume. 

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Less than a week away from our start of season meeting! Here's two important dates, as well as our open gym and practice schedule:

Tuesday, 11/13 @ 6:30 pm: Winter Athletics Meeting (parents and athletes must attend)

Friday, 11/16: deadline for CIPPE forms. Without it, student athletes are not allowed to participate in official practices, scrimmages, or games.

BASKETBALL OPEN GYMS & PRACTICES

  • Fri, 11/9 @ 3pm-4pm: MS boys open gym

  • Fri, 11/9 @ 4pm-6pm: Varsity boys open gym

  • Tue, 11/13 @ 3pm-4pm: MS girls and boys open gym
    (important note: students must be picked up afterwards, then return for the 6:30pm mtg)

  • Tue, 11/13 @ 4pm-6pm: Varsity boys open gym

  • Fri, 11/16 @ 3:00pm-4:15pm: MS girls practice

  • Fri, 11/16 @ 4:15pm-5:30pm: MS boys practice

  • Fri, 11/16 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm: Varsity boys practice

DRESS CODE REMINDER

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As the winter weather comes, we are starting to see lots of students bringing and wearing sweatshirts during the school day. As a quick reminder, only SOLID color or BCS-related sweatshirts / sweaters are allowed over the school polo. Coats, other outerwear, and sweaters / sweatshirts with words, designs, patterns, multi color or images are not permitted during the school day. This applies to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Non-approved apparel will be taken from students and kept in the office till the end of the day for the student to pick up.

POLO SHIRTS ARE NOT OPTIONAL

Please remember that every student must wear a BCS polo shirt (or a white dress shirt) every single day. BCS sweatshirts, solid color sweatshirts, or other BCS spirit wear are only permitted to be worn over top of the BCS polo. Students not wearing a BCS polo will be written up.

HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT

FOURTH GRADE GOES TO FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK

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Fourth grade enjoyed a beautiful fall day walking around Hopewell Lake sometimes on dry land and other times through the mud. The kids played at the playground and ate lunch by the lake. The class is studying PA ecosystems and get to see several of those in real life.

Lunch Menu for the week of 11.12.18

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Monday, November 12
Elementary: Mac & Cheese w/Roll, Stewed Tomatoes, Green Beans, Pears
HS Hot: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup w/ Croutons, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup
HS Cold: Chicken Wings w/Roll, Tomato Soup w/ Croutons, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup
HS Pizza: Mickey's Cheese Pizza, Tomato Soup w/ Croutons, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup

Tuesday, November 13
Elementary:
Popcorn Chicken, Buttered Pasta, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
HS Hot: Chicken & Waffles, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
HS Cold: Sloppy Joe, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
HS Pizza: BBQ Chicken Flatbread, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce

Wednesday, November 14
Elementary: Cheese Ravioli w/Garlic Bread, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit Salad
HS Hot: Burrito/Taco Bar, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Churro, Peaches
HS Cold: Fish Sandwich, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Churro, Peaches
HS Pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Churro, Peaches

Thursday, November 15
Elementary: Roast Turkey & Gravy w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans,
Craisins, Apple Crisp
HS Hot: Roast Turkey w/Gravy & Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes OR Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes,
Green Beans, Craisins, Apple Crisp
HS Cold: Not Offered
HS Pizza: NY Style Pepperoni or 4 Meat Pizza, Mashed Potatoes OR Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes,
Green Beans, Craisins, Apple Crisp

Friday, November 16
Elementary: Cheese Pizza Quesadilla, Corn & Peas, Peaches
HS Hot: Hot Ham & Cheese on Pretzel Roll, Tomato Salad, Curly Fries, Baked Snack Bag, Pears
HS Cold: Chicken Parm. Sandwich, Tomato Salad, Curly Fries, Baked Snack Bag, Pears
HS Pizza: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Tomato Salad, Curly Fries, Baked Snack Bag, Pears

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Operation Christmas Child at BCS

Our 3rd-5th graders with their Big Best Friends will be buying supplies and sending shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child. If families with students in other grades would like to pack a shoebox and send it in they are due by November 16th. For more information on how to pack a shoebox go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

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West-Mont Christian Academy Play

BCS & WCA continue our partnership through their fall play! Three BCS students are in this show that you don't want to miss. You can buy tickets at http://www.west-mont.org/. The shows are November 16th, 7PM, November 17th, 2PM, and November 17th, 7PM.

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Do you have a personal business selling educational books, such as Usborne? If you do, we’d like to consider featuring your business in an online book sale. Please contact Ashley at tworedsox@bellsouth.net by November 8th if you’re interested in hosting an online party.

Our next PTO meeting is November 15th at 6:30 in the library. Hope to see many of you there! If you’d like to be added to the email list to receive the agenda and meeting minutes, please email Christina at cristina.urban.ot@gmail.com.

BCS Beat: Issue 11.1.18

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Upcoming Events

November 1 & 2: No School
November 12-15: Health Screenings
November 13: Winter Athletic Meeting @ 6:30 pm
November 16: Compassion Dress Down Day (bring at least $2)
November 21: Grandparent’s Day, 1/2 Day of School
November 22-23: Thanksgiving Vacation
December 11: Christmas Concert at BCS, K-5 & choir students
December 14: Christmas Concert at WCS, Compassion Dress Down Day

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HEALTH SCREENINGS, NOVEMBER 12-15

All BCS students will be tested by school nurses from the Exeter School District. All students in grades K-12 will have their vision tested. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11 will have their hearing tested. Students in grade 7 will also be examined for scoliosis. (This will involve students bending over and being asked to lift their shirt for the nurse so that the spine can be examined. Please alert your 7th grade student of this, if you think it will be concerning to him or her.) If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, a letter will be sent home to you indicating the failure. You must then follow up with a physician for further examination.

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NOVEMBER 21

Make sure your grandparents save the date! November 21st, a half-day of school, is our annual Grandparents Day.

The day kicks off with a breakfast for students and grandparents to share, continues with activities for grandparents to share with their grand-kids, and ends with an all-school chapel event. Parents are welcome to attend the chapel as well. This is a half-day of school, so if grandparents and students want to spend the afternoon together, it's a great opportunity for them to go out for lunch after dismissal.

We need lots of volunteers to help provide breakfast, so if you can help, sign up here.

Grandparents will be receiving invitations in the mail, so if the grandparents in your family have moved, or if you're a new family to BCS this year, please email Miss. Klase rklase@berkschristian.org with the appropriate addresses.

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Students received their student’s art personalized sticker packet this week to take home.

Orders will be due back Wednesday, November 7th (if you're paying with cash/check) or Friday, November 9th (if you're placing your order online).

Order for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase.

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We’d like to welcome the following basketball coaches for this 18-19 season!

Varsity Boys Head Coach: Mark Shumaker
Varsity Boys Asst Coach: Dave Kapaona
JV Boys Coach: Angel Guzman
MS Boys Head Coach: Jarred Jermacans
MS Girls Head Coach: Beth Bromwell

You’ll hear more from our coaching staff at the winter athletics mtg on Tuesday, 11/13 @ 6:30 pm (parents and athletes must attend), but in the meantime, here’s three important items:

  • All athletes must complete the CIPPE Forms and recertification forms signed by a doctor, by Fri, 11/16. Without it, they are not allowed to participate in official practices, scrimmages, or games.

  • Meanwhile, stay tuned to the athletic website for open gym schedules (non-mandatory but recommended, CIPPE not required)

  • MS basketball sign-ups will open for 5th graders next week. Stay tuned for details.

BASKETBALL OPEN GYMS

  • Tue, 11/06 @ 3 pm - 4 pm: MS boys open gym

  • Tue, 11/06 @ 4 pm - 6 pm: VARSITY boys open gym

  • Fri, 11/9 @ 3 pm - 4 pm: MS boys open gym

  • Fri, 11/9 @ 4 pm - 6 pm: MS boys open gym

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Operation Christmas Child at BCS

Our 3rd-5th graders with their Big Best Friends will be buying supplies and sending shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child. If families with students in other grades would like to pack a shoebox and send it in they are due by November 16th. For more information on how to pack a shoebox go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

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West-Mont Christian Academy Play

BCS & WCA continue our partnership through their fall play! Three BCS students are in this show that you don't want to miss. You can buy tickets at http://www.west-mont.org/. The shows are November 16th, 7PM, November 17th, 2PM, and November 17th, 7PM.

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Do you have a personal business selling educational books, such as Usborne? If you do, we’d like to consider featuring your business in an online book sale. Please contact Ashley at tworedsox@bellsouth.net by November 8th if you’re interested in hosting an online party.

Our next PTO meeting is November 15th at 6:30 in the library. Hope to see many of you there! If you’d like to be added to the email list to receive the agenda and meeting minutes, please email Christina at cristina.urban.ot@gmail.com.

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Lunch Menu for the week of 11.05.18

Thursday, November 1
NO LUNCH

Friday, November 2
NO LUNCH

Monday, November 5
Elementary: Hoagie Bar, Lettuce & Tomato, Baked Beans, French Fries, Baked Snack Bag,
Mandarin Oranges
HS Hot: French Toast Sticks w/ Ham, Hash Brown, Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail
HS Cold: Calzone w/ Sauce, Hash Brown, Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail
HS Pizza: Mickey's Cheese Pizza, Hash Brown, Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail

Tuesday, November 6
Elementary: Pasta w/Meat Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, Salad Greens
HS Hot: Hot Dog w/ or w/o Chili, Zesty Sidewinder Fries, Green Beans, Strawberries
HS Cold: Popcorn Chicken w/Pierogies, Zesty Sidewinder Fries, Green Beans, Strawberries
HS Pizza: BBQ Chicken Flatbread, Zesty Sidewinder Fries, Green Beans, Strawberries

Wednesday, November 7
Elementary: Salisbury Steak w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Baked Apple Crisp
HS Hot: Italian Stromboli w/Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple
HS Cold: Meatball Sandwich, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple
HS Pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple

Thursday, November 8
Elementary: Mini Corn Dogs, Fiesta Beans, Pasta Salad, Mandarin Oranges
HS Hot: Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Carrots, Pears
HS Cold: Pretzel Dog, Baked Beans, Carrots, Pears
HS Pizza: Ny Style Pepperoni or 4-Meat Pizza, Baked Beans, Carrots, Pears

Friday, November 9
Elementary: Hot Ham & Cheese on Pretzel Roll, Sweet Potato Tots, Melon Cup
HS Hot: Asian Bowl, Steamed Oriental Veggies, Fortune Cookie, Mandarin Oranges
HS Cold: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Steamed Oriental Veggies, Fortune Cookie, Mandarin Oranges
HS Pizza: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Steamed Oriental Veggies, Fortune Cookie, Mandarin Oranges


BCS Beat: Issue 10.25.18

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Upcoming Events

October 25-26: HS Retreat, No School K-8, Parent Teacher Conferences K-6
October 30: Parent Teacher Conferences 7-12 (3 -7 pm)
November 1 & 2: No School
November 12-15: Health Screenings
November 13: Winter Athletic Meeting @ 6:30 pm
November 16: Compassion Dress Down Day (bring at least $2)
November 21: Grandparent’s Day, 1/2 Day of School
November 22-23: Thanksgiving Vacation

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Grades are finalized, be on the lookout to receive Q1 report cards next week.

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GRADES K-6 | October 25-26

Every family in grades K-6 have been assigned scheduled times for the parent / teacher conferences on October 25th and 26th. Please mark your calendar with your assigned appointment right away and reserve in your schedule.
Let the office know ASAP if you unable to make your conference time, otherwise we will look forward to seeing you on your day and time.

GRADES 7-12 | October 30

Conferences on 10/30 (3-7 PM) are for new families only.
If you are not a new family but would like a conference, contact the office.

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HEALTH SCREENINGS, NOVEMBER 12-15

All BCS students will be tested by school nurses from the Exeter School District. All students in grades K-12 will have their vision tested. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11 will have their hearing tested. Students in grade 7 will also be examined for scoliosis. (This will involve students bending over and being asked to lift their shirt for the nurse so that the spine can be examined. Please alert your 7th grade student of this, if you think it will be concerning to him or her.) If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, a letter will be sent home to you indicating the failure. You must then follow up with a physician for further examination.

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NOVEMBER 21

Make sure your grandparents save the date! November 21st, a half-day of school, is our annual Grandparents Day.

The day kicks off with a breakfast for students and grandparents to share. The day continues with activities for grandparents to share with their grand kids, and then ends with an all-school chapel event. Parents are welcome to attend the chapel as well. This is a half-day of school, so if grandparents and students want to spend the afternoon together, it's a great opportunity for them to go out for lunch after dismissal.

We need lots of volunteers to help provide breakfast, so if you can help, sign up here.

Grandparents will be receiving invitations in the mail, so if the grandparents in your family have moved, or if you're a new family to BCS this year, please email Miss. Klase rklase@berkschristian.org with the appropriate addresses.

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Students will receive their student’s art personalized sticker packet next week. They will he sent home with the PK-6th graders.

Order for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase. Orders will be due back Monday, November 5th (if you're paying with cash/check) or Friday, November 9th (if you're placing your order online).

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VOLLEYBALL

SEASON

Volleyball Season: Awards

Middle School
Coach’s Award - Kendra.R
Mighty In Spirit - Bryanna.W
Most Improved- Genesis.D

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BCS has filled our Varsity and JV coaching positions: coach announcements coming soon!
Here’s some important dates to remember:

  • Tue, 10/30 @ 3pm-4pm: MS boys open gym

  • Tue, 10/30 @ 4pm-6pm: JV & Varsity open gym

  • Tue, 11/13 @ 6:30pm: mandatory winter athletics mtg

  • Fri, 11/16: first day of basketball practice

WINTER SPORTS: SEASONAL ATHLETIC MEETING

Parents and students playing winter sports are required to attend the Athletic Meeting on November 13th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will begin with a presentation from the Athletic Director, and will be followed up by individual team meetings led by each coach.

CIPPE Forms and recertification forms are also due at the November 13th meeting.

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Operation Christmas Child at BCS

Our 3rd-5th graders with their Big Best Friends will be buying supplies and sending shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child. If families with students in other grades would like to pack a shoebox and send it in they are due by November 16th. For more information on how to pack a shoebox go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

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West-Mont Christian Academy Play

BCS & WCA continue our partnership through their fall play! Three BCS students are in this show that you don't want to miss. You can buy tickets at http://www.west-mont.org/. The shows are November 16th, 7PM, November 17th, 2PM, and November 17th, 7PM.

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Look for a weekly update here on what the PTO has been up to lately!

The PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) had our very first meeting on Monday, Sept. 24th. Eight parents attended and discussed the group’s purpose, leadership structure, and programs. We are excited to come alongside the teachers and support them in their very important work of teaching our kids! Not everyone could make it to the meeting, but we will be sending out the minutes each month to keep everyone up to date with what is going on. If you would like to be included on those emails, send a message to Corrie Mast cmast@berkschristian.org and she will get you on the list.

This past week, professionals from the Exeter Township Fire Department came to BCS to give our elementary students a lesson about fire safety and show off their fire truck and equipment.

Preschool students enjoying their visit with the Exeter Township Fire Department.

Lunch Menu for the week of 10.29.18

Monday, October 29
Elementary: Hamburger on a bun, lettuce & tomato slices, backed beans, french fries, mandarin oranges
HS Hot: Open faced hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad
HS Cold: French toast slice w/sausage, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad
HS Pizza: Mickey’s Cheese Pizza, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad

Tuesday, October 30
Elementary:
Lunch box meal, carrot & celery sticks, apple snack pack
HS Hot: Spicy or regular chicken tender wrap, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/ dip, apple crisp
HS Cold: Pizza sticks w/ sauce, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/ dip, apple crisp
HS Pizza: BBQ chicken flatbread, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/ dip, apple crisp

Wednesday, October 31
Elementary: Chicken & waffles, California blend veggies, peaches
HS Hot: Nest nachos, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos
HS Cold: Egg, cheese & sausage sandwich, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos
HS Pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos

Thursday, November 1
NO LUNCH

Friday, November 2
NO LUNCH