BCS Beat: Issue 9.32

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Upcoming Events

April 18 - 20: Terra Nova Standardized Testing (students need to bring pencils & calculators)
April 20: Compassion Dress Down day (bring at least $2) and 1/2 day dismissal!
April 26: Spring Recital, 7:00 pm
May 8: Serve-A-Thon
May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 pm until 8 pm
May 15 & 18: Spring Concerts
May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
May 28: NO SCHOOL
May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
June 8: Snow Make-Up Day, Last day of school!

 

EVENT DETAILS

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1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL TOMORROW!

We have a 1/2 day of school tomorrow Friday 4/20. Dismissal is at 11:30.
Tomorrow is also Compassion dress down day.  Bring at least $2.
Enjoy your weekend!

 

SPRING CONCERTS

Spring Recital April 26th

Reporting time for performers:  6:45 PM
Performances begin:  7:00 PM

Participating students are those who are taking private music lessons with Mrs. Walls or Mr. Rappoldt. Students from almost every grade will be represented at the performance.

Performers should dress-up for the occasion.

Concert May 15th

Spring concert is taking place at West-Mont, includes all Band and HS choir students at 7:00 pm. More details to follow in the weeks to come.

Concert May 18th

Spring concert is taking place here at BCS, includes all MS students, HS students and Band students, 7:00 pm. More details to follow in the weeks to come.

 

Serve-A-Thon: Reminders for this week

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PERMISSION FORM NEEDED

Please turn in your child’s GREEN permission slip for Serve-A-Thon as soon as possible (you can put all of your children’s names on one slip.) Contact the office if you need a copy. Your child may not participate in this all-school event unless we have received the permission form.

VOLUNTEER MEETING

There is a mandatory meeting for all Serve a thon volunteers coming up shortly on Tuesday, April 24th at 7 pm in the music room. We will go over what goes on the day of Serve a thon and have you sign any paperwork we may need. Please respond to Mrs Bromwell to let her know if you are able to attend this meeting. If you have any questions please let her know as soon as possible.

If you'd like to have your paperwork filled out ahead of time, here's what you'll need:

If you are driving students:
- A copy of your driver's license and a copy of your insurance card
- Parent and teacher driver volunteer form
- Volunteer agreement form

If you are not driving students, but coming along as a volunteer:
- Volunteer agreement form

PROGRESS TOWARDS OUR GOAL

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Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We've got a good start, but have a long way to go.  Our goal is 100% participation by all of our families.  Take time to send in your letters this week.

You may continue to turn in letters toward your family total up until May 1st. The 1st place prize is $300, 2nd is $200, and 3rd is $100. We have reached a number of school wide incentives! On Thursday May 3rd we will have a dress down day and everyone will get ice cream at lunch time. If we reach 2900 letters sent, everyone will get pizza that day as well. Keep sending your letters or emails...only over 600 to go!

Don’t forget you can also send emails to friends and family to count towards your family’s total (after your 1st 30 letters). Here’s how:

Step 1:
Go to berkschristian.org/serveathonsponsor
Step 2:
Copy the text of the letter into your email body.
Step 3:
Replace [recipient name] and [sender name] with actual names. Add the email address and subject line.
Step 4:
Put serveathon@berkschristian.org in the “bcc” line (this will log the letter to count for your family’s total)

Don't forget: if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year, or if you need more English letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

 

SPRING PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

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Please spread the word to your friends and family by using our flyer about our next Preschool Open House on May 10th,  6:00 - 8:00 pm. We have classes for 3 year olds and 4-5 year olds.

Our best preschool referrals are from word-of-mouth, so we rely on you (whether or not you have a preschool-aged student) to help us promote the BCS Preschool.


 

CELEBRATE BCS NIGHT: COMING SOON!

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Mark your calendars for Celebrate BCS on Tuesday, May 29th.

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. The dinner begins at 6 pm and the awards ceremony at 7:15 pm. 

  An RSVP link will be sent next week!

 

HS CHOIR TRIPS

Permission slips for both trips are due, please send them in to the school office by tomorrow.

 

ATHLETICS

TRACK SCHEDULE

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All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.

Friday, April 20
No practice

Monday, April 23
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Tuesday, April 24
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Thursday, April 26
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Friday, April 27
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

Re-Enrollment: Enroll by April 30 to Avoid highest Fee

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Feel free to call the office if you have questions about re-enrollment.

INTERESTED IN FINANCIAL AID FOR THE 18/19 SCHOOL YEAR?

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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.

 

NEW MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

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On Thursday April 12th, new members were inducted into the Berks Christian School chapter of National Honor Society. We are proud of the scholarship, service, leadership, and character these students exhibit and congratulate them on this honor.

 

JOB OPENINGS AT BCS FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Berks Christian School is seeking a full time administrative assistant beginning in June 2018. The position will includes reception, student records, parent communication, and other office functions. Applicants should be able to demonstrate superior communication (verbal and written) skills, organizational skills, and high computer fluency. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES
Berks Christian School is seeking a High School social studies teacher to teach core classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should have a degree in History 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 replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

SECONDARY ELA
Berks Christian School is seeking an English Language Arts Teacher to teach core classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should have a degree in English 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 replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CORE CONTENT TEACHER
Berks Christian School is seeking a middle school core teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The position will include Social Studies courses and 1-2 other courses that fit the applicant's areas of strength and certification. Applicants should have a degree in 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 replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume

 

NEW!!! PARENT FEEDBACK FORM

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This week we are launching a new parent feedback form.  This form will be linked in every issue of the beat, is on the parent/student website, and linked in renweb.  We always want to hear from our parents: suggestions for improvement, requesting information, looking for help, solving a problem, or sharing positive feedback.  While you can always simply email or pick up the phone, our hope is that this form is a simple tool and constant reminder that we want to hear from you!

PARENT FEEDBACK

 

JUMP IN AND JOIN US

Moms in Prayer Opportunity

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Are you a mom, a grandmom, or a spiritual mom of a BCS student? Do you have a desire to meet together with other women to pray for our students and our school? If so, you are invited to come be part of Moms in Prayer International. Held at the home of one of our very own BCS moms (806 W. 8th St., Birdsboro PA). Mark your calendars and feel free to come join together in prayer:

Saturday May 5, 10-11 am

For more information or if you have questions, contact Carrie Warner cwarner@berkschristian.org. Also check out www.momsinprayer.org to find out more about Moms in Prayer International.

For Prayer This Week...

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This week, pray for strengthen enrollment and giving. Specifically, pray the following:

Student Leaders

  • Pray for the National Honor Society Members to continue to advance academically and be leaders in their class. (our new members were inducted last week)
  • Pray for Student Council to continue to develop leadership skills to benefit the student body.
  • Pray for 5th & 8th graders as they lead elementary and middle school and transition to 6th & 9th graders.

 

AROUND THE CAMPUS

TUTORING

Tutoring is available on the following days and times if any student needs it.
Parents can contact Mr. Warner for details.

Middle School   Monday 3 - 4
High School      Thursday 3 - 4

 

    Menu for the week

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    Friday, April 20
    No lunch, 1/2 day of school

    Monday, April 23
    Elementary: Cheeseburger, Tater tots, Lettuce / tomato, Seasoned cauliflower, Peaches
    HS Hot: Hot and spicy chicken patty, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce / tomato, Fresh broccoli w dip, Peaches
    HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce / tomato, Fresh broccoli w dip, Peaches
    HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce / tomato, Fresh broccoli w dip, Peaches

    Tuesday, April 24
    Elementary: Taco salad over rice, Carrots / celery w dip, Apple snack pack, Cookie
    HS Hot: Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, Stewed tomatoes, Spinach salad, Corn bread, Pears
    HS Cold: Chicken wings and roll, Stewed tomatoes, Spinach salad, Corn bread, Pears
    HS Pizza: French bread pizza, Stewed tomatoes, Spinach salad, Corn bread, Pears

    Wednesday, April 25
    Elementary: Chicken tender wrap, Salsa w dipping chips, Black beans / corn, Mango slice
    HS Hot: Cheeseburger w top-pings, Sweet potato tots, Corn, Mangoes
    HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, Sweet potato tots, Corn, Mangoes
    HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, Sweet potato tots, Corn, Mangoes

    Thursday, April 26
    Pizza Lunch Fundraiser  (form attached)

    Friday, April 27
    Elementary: Ham and cheese wrap, Salad greens w dressing, Steamed broccoli, Pineapple
    HS Hot: BBQ rib sandwich, Baked beans, Cole slaw, Banana
    HS Cold: Fish sandwich, Baked beans, Cole slaw, Banana
    HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, Baked beans, Cole slaw, Banana

     

    BCS Beat: Issue 9.31

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    Upcoming Events

    April 18 - 20: Terra Nova Standardized Testing (students need to bring pencils & calculators)
    April 20: Compassion Dress Down day (bring $2) and 1/2 day dismissal
    April 26: Spring Recital
    May 8: Serve-A-Thon
    May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 pm until 8 pm
    May 15 & 18: Spring Concerts
    June 8: Snow Make-Up Day, Last day of school!

     

    EVENT DETAILS

    Spring Preschool Open House Dates

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    Please share with your friends and neighbors about our BCS Preschool! Our best preschool referrals are from word-of-mouth, so we rely on you (whether or not you have a preschool-aged student) to help us promote the BCS Preschool.

    May 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

     

    HS CHOIR TRIPS

    Permission slips for both trips are due, please send them in to the school office by tomorrow.

    SPIRITWEAR

    We will be doing our final polo and spiritwear order for this school year next week. Order forms went home before Easter break and is attached to this week's beat email. All orders must be in by Friday, April 13th.

    TERRA NOVA TESTING

    We will be doing our annual standardized testing on April 18-20 with 1st-11th grade. The TerraNova 3 Testing is done with Association of Christian Schools International and CTB/McGraw-Hill. TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, and spelling. We would ask that you do not schedule appointments that would cause your student to miss school during the three testing days.

     

    ATHLETICS

    Athletic Schedule

    All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.

    Monday, April 16
    Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

    Tuesday, April 17
    Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30
    VARSITY Track Meet at Hamburg Area HS, 3:45 pm

    Wednesday, April 18
    MIDDLE SCHOOL Track Meet at Tulpehocken Junior/Senior HS, 3:30 pm

    Thursday, April 19
    Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

    Friday, April 20
    Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

    Saturday, April 21
    VARSITY Track Meet at Wilson HS, 8:00 am

     

    NEWS AND UPDATES

    Re-Enrollment: Enroll by April 30 to Avoid highest Fee

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    Feel free to call the office if you have questions about re-enrollment.

     

    Serve-a-Thon: Reminders for this week

    WE NEED TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING ASAP:
    Please turn in your child’s GREEN permission slip for Serve-A-Thon as soon as possible (you can put all of your children’s names on one slip.) Contact the office if you need a copy.

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    Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We've got a good start, but have a long way to go.  Our goal is 100% participation by all of our families.  Take time to send in your letters this week.

    You may continue to turn in letters toward your family total up until May 1st. The 1st place prize is $300, 2nd is $200, and 3rd is $100. Currently, the family in 1st place has sent 328 letters, followed by 2nd place at 247 letters, and 3rd at 60 letters.

    Don’t forget you can also send emails to friends and family to count towards your family’s total (after your 1st 30 letters). Here’s how:

    Step 1:
    Go to berkschristian.org/serveathonsponsor
    Step 2:
    Copy the text of the letter into your email body.
    Step 3:
    Replace [recipient name] and [sender name] with actual names. Add the email address and subject line.
    Step 4:
    Put serveathon@berkschristian.org in the “bcc” line (this will log the letter to count for your family’s total)

    Don't forget: if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year, or if you need more English letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

     

    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    personal ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) FOR SPEAKER GRACE FABIAN

    I am a full-time speaker and author and am looking for a responsible Personal Assistant to provide personalized secretarial support in a well-organized and timely manner. You will work primarily on your own on monthly, weekly, and one-time tasks.

    Work is primarily computer, emailing, stuffing envelopes, and social media related, except for drop-offs and pick-ups from airport. Looking for someone for variable 7-9 a week, about 40 hours a month. Located in Douglassville, PA. For information about me check out: GraceFabian.com.

    Submit the following information to: Grace Fabian PO Box 446 Douglassville, PA 19518.
    Call me at 610.385.1505 if you have questions.

    • Resume
    • Christian testimony including any missions work
    • 3 References: Personal, Professional and Pastor/Church Leader
       

    AXIS PARENT RESOURCE

    It's possible you have seen this, but I wanted to make sure you saw this before the first video is released. I just watched it and I know you won't be disappointed!

    Parenting is hard and there are so many urgent issues, it's impossible to keep up...
    ... to be successful, effective parents/leaders, we have to learn a system and framework for connecting with teens.

    This is what the No Regrets Teen Connection Toolkit is all about!

    Sign Up Today!

    The first video will be released on Thursday. Jump in now and don't miss a moment of this 3 part video series! And please share this with other parents or leaders. This video series will teach you to foster a better connection by:

    Giving you a practical framework to think about the culture your teens inhabit

    • Teaching you the 4 keys to connect with your teens
    • Helping you see where you are today and where you want to go in the future with our Teen Connection Map
    • Showing you our powerful 3 step process for teen conversations

     

      Can You Help? Open Your Home, Short-Term or Long-Term

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      We would love for you to prayerfully consider whether or not you could help in one of these ways (or might know someone who could).

      1) We are looking for host families who might be interested in hosting a student for the 18/19 school year as we prepare for next year. Host families are given a monthly stipend to cover general costs of housing a student. The main requirements for hosting are being a Christian family, providing a bedroom with bed/desk/closet/dresser, and making sure the student gets 3 meals a day. During this time of year, applications for next school year are beginning to come in, so although we do not yet know the final count of homes that are needed, we're trying to be proactive in lining up the needed host families ahead of time!

      2) From time to time it is helpful to have families willing to serve as "back-up" host families (for example if a host family has a multi-day trip planned or an emergency takes place within the family). We are working on compiling a list of families interested in serving in this way.

      If you have any questions about hosting or would like more information, please contact Carrie Warner at cwarner@berkschristian.org. Please pass this info along to anyone else you know who might be able to serve in any of these ways. Thanks so much for your consideration.

       

      JUMP IN AND JOIN US

      Moms in Prayer Opportunity

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      Are you a mom, a grandmom, or a spiritual mom of a BCS student? Do you have a desire to meet together with other women to pray for our students and our school? If so, you are invited to come be part of Moms in Prayer International. Held at the home of one of our very own BCS moms (806 W. 8th St., Birdsboro PA). Mark your calendars and feel free to come join together in prayer:

      Saturday May 5, 10-11 am

      For more information or if you have questions, contact Carrie Warner cwarner@berkschristian.org. Also check out www.momsinprayer.org to find out more about Moms in Prayer International.

      For Prayer This Week...

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      This week, pray for strengthen enrollment and giving. Specifically, pray the following:

      SENIOR CLASS:

      • Pray for wisdom for our seniors as they make decisions for after graduation.
      • Pray for unity through Christ to grow in the class.
      • Pray for our seniors to leave a legacy of faith at BCS for the underclassmen.
         

      Around Campus

      TUTORING

      Tutoring is available on the following days and times if any student needs it.
      Parents can contact Mr. Warner for details.

      Middle School   Monday 3 - 4
      High School      Thursday 3 - 4

         

        BCS Beat Book Blurb

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        A Remainder of One  by Elinor J. Pinczes

        When twenty-five ants march two by two there is going to be one trailing behind. It might as well be Joe. When twenty-five ants march three by three with eight in each line, there will still be one tagging along. That one will still be Joe. There must be a solution to include the odd one out, but there are only so many ways twenty-five can be divided without having a remainder of one.

         

        Menu for the week

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        Friday, April 13
        Elementary: Turkey w gravy and roll, Mashed potatoes, Glazed carrots, Applesauce
        HS Hot: Cheese ravioli w bread-stick, Steamed broccoli, Salad greens w dressing, Pears
        HS Cold: Grilled cheese panini, Steamed broccoli, Salad greens w dressing, Pears
        HS Pizza: NY pepperoni pizza, Steamed broccoli, Salad greens w dressing, Pears

        Monday, April 16
        Elementary: Meatball sub, Fresh broccoli w dip, Diced pears
        HS Hot: French toast stix w ham slice, Hash browns, Donut holes, Pineapple
        HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, Hash browns, Donut holes, Pineapple
        HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, Hash browns, Donut holes, Pineapple

        Tuesday, April 17
        Elementary: Pizza, Asparagus tips, Jicama fries w dip, Pineapple
        HS Hot: Hot dog w chili and cheese, Waffle fries, Baked beans, Fruit crisp
        HS Cold: Chicken wings and roll, Waffle fries, Baked beans, Fruit crisp
        HS Pizza: French bread pizza,Waffle fries, Baked beans, Fruit crisp

        Wednesday, April 18
        Elementary: Shepherd’s pie w roll, Sweet corn and peas, Watermelon
        HS Hot: Calzone w sauce, Roasted butternut squash, Romaine mix, Strawberries
        HS Cold: Chicken parn sandwich, Roasted butternut squash, Romaine mix, Strawberries
        HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes

        Thursday, April 19
        Elementary: Baked chicken nug-gets w roll, Honey glazed carrots, Baked beans, Strawberries
        HS Hot: Sloppy joe, Seasoned cauliflower, Red beet salad, Cookie, Mandarin oranges
        HS Cold: Cheese calzonettes, Seasoned cauliflower, Red beet salad, Cookie, Mandarin oranges
        HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, Seasoned cauliflower, Red beet salad, Cookie, Mandarin oranges

        Friday, April 20
        Elementary: Pancakes w sausage, Hash browns, Donut holes, Raisins
        HS Hot: Chicken and rice Asian bowl, Steamed veggies, Mixed fruit, Fortune cookie
        HS Cold: Fish sandwich, Steamed veggies, Mixed fruit, Fortune cookie
        HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, Steamed veggies, Mixed fruit, Fortune cookie

         

        BCS Beat: Issue 9.30

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        Upcoming Events

        April 10: Preschool Open House, 9:00 am until 12 noon
        April 12: National Honor Society Induction 7:00 pm
        April 18 - 20: Terra Nova Standardized Testing
        April 20: Compassion Dress Down day and 1/2 day dismissal
        April 26: Spring Recital
        June 8: Snow Make-Up Day

         

        Spring Preschool Open House Dates

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        Please share with your friends and neighbors about our BCS Preschool! Our best preschool referrals are from word-of-mouth, so we rely on you (whether or not you have a preschool-aged student) to help us promote the BCS Preschool.

        April 10th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
        May 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

         

        Terra Nova Testing

        We will be doing our annual standardized testing on April 18-20 with 1st-11th grade. The TerraNova 3 Testing is done with Association of Christian Schools International and CTB/McGraw-Hill. TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, and spelling. We would ask that you do not schedule appointments that would cause your student to miss school during the three testing days.

         

        Athletics

        Athletic Schedule

        All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.

        Friday, April 6
        Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

        Monday, April 9
        Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30
        Varsity Track Meet at Greenwood Middle School, 3:30 pm

        Tuesday, April 10
        Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30 MS
        Varsity Track Meet at Tulpehocken Junior/Senior High School, 3:30 pm

        Thursday, April 12
        Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

        Friday, April 13
        Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30
        Varsity Track Meet at Tulpehocken Junior/Senior High School, 3:30 pm

         

        Congratulations to Varsity Guys Basketball

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        We are very proud of our Varsity Guys Basketball team as they finished their historic season with a record of 22-7. They finished 2nd in CCAC, 3rd in District III, and qualified for PIAA State Tournament. Thank you to the coaches for their dedication to the players!

         

        NEWS AND UPDATES

        Re-Enrollment: Enroll by April 30 to Avoid highest Fee

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        Feel free to call the office if you have questions about re-enrollment.

        Serve-a-Thon: Reminders for this week

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        Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We've got a good start, but have a long way to go.  Our goal is 100% participation by all of our families.  Take time to send in your letters this week.

        You may continue to turn in letters toward your family total up until May 1st.

        We also need to receive the following ASAP:
         - green Student Permission Form

        As we finalize preparations for Serve-a-Thon Day we still have specific needs for drivers and parent chaperones for grades 3 and 7. If you can help in any of these ways, even if your child is in a different grade, please contact Mrs Bromwell at bbromwell@berkschristian.org.

        Don't forget: if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year, or if you need more English letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

          SPIRITWEAR

          We will be doing our final polo and spiritwear order for this school year next week. Order forms went home before Easter break and is attached to this week's beat email. All orders must be in by Friday, April 13th.

           

          WELCOME BABY EDITH

          Mr and Mrs Mountz welcomed their baby, Edith Claire, on 4/5/18. They praise the Lord for this new arrival. Mrs Mountz plans to return to the BCS office after graduation for the month of June to get summer work started, and then will be retiring from office work to raise her kids at home. Feel free to offer your congratulations via email, or to stop by in June to say hello.

           

          Can You Help?
          Open Your Home, Short-Term or Long-Term

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          We would love for you to prayerfully consider whether or not you could help in one of these ways (or might know someone who could).

          1) We are looking for host families who might be interested in hosting a student for the 18/19 school year as we prepare for next year. Host families are given a monthly stipend to cover general costs of housing a student. The main requirements for hosting are being a Christian family, providing a bedroom with bed/desk/closet/dresser, and making sure the student gets 3 meals a day. During this time of year, applications for next school year are beginning to come in, so although we do not yet know the final count of homes that are needed, we're trying to be proactive in lining up the needed host families ahead of time!

          2) From time to time it is helpful to have families willing to serve as "back-up" host families (for example if a host family has a multi-day trip planned or an emergency takes place within the family). We are working on compiling a list of families interested in serving in this way.

          If you have any questions about hosting or would like more information, please contact Carrie Warner at cwarner@berkschristian.org. Please pass this info along to anyone else you know who might be able to serve in any of these ways. Thanks so much for your consideration.

           

          Moms in Prayer Opportunity

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          Are you a mom, a grandmom, or a spiritual mom of a BCS student? Do you have a desire to meet together with other women to pray for our students and our school? If so, you are invited to come be part of Moms in Prayer International. There will be two meetings this spring, held at the home of one of our very own BCS moms (806 W. 8th St., Birdsboro PA). Mark your calendars and feel free to come join together in prayer:

          Saturday April 7, 8-9am
          Saturday May 5, 8-9am

          For more information or if you have questions, contact Carrie Warner (cwarner@berkschristian.org). Also check out www.momsinprayer.org to find out more about Moms in Prayer International.

          For Prayer This Week...

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          This week, pray for strengthen enrollment and giving. Specifically, pray the following:

          • Pray that God would continue to grow our student body so that we can strengthen our school  community and serve additional families.
          • Pray that God would continue to provide sustaining giving partners for our annual fund.
          • Pray that God would continue to move in the hearts of business owners to participate in scholarship programs and giving initiatives.
             

          JOB OPPORTUNITY

          personal ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) FOR SPEAKER GRACE FABIAN

          I am a full-time speaker and author and am looking for a responsible Personal Assistant to provide personalized secretarial support in a well-organized and timely manner. You will work primarily on your own on monthly, weekly, and one-time tasks.

          Work is primarily computer, emailing, stuffing envelopes, and social media related, except for drop-offs and pick-ups from airport. Looking for someone for variable 7-9 a week, about 40 hours a month. Located in Douglassville, PA. For information about me check out: GraceFabian.com.

          Submit the following information to: Grace Fabian PO Box 446 Douglassville, PA 19518.
          Call me at 610.385.1505 if you have questions.

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          Latest on Student Privacy Lawsuit

          The Boyertown case - involving an unwritten school policy that allows boys into girls' locker rooms and bathrooms and girls into boys' locker rooms and bathrooms - is scheduled to be argued on May 24 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Also, additional students are seeking to join the lawsuit to protect their right to bodily privacy.

          Please pray for the three judges who will be hearing this case. And please pray for the many children in this district and other school districts who live with such offensive policies.
          Click here for more about the case.

           

          Around Campus

          Menu for the week

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          Friday, April 6
          Elementary: French toast stix w ham, hash brown startz, donut holes, grapes
          HS Hot: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
          HS Cold: Grilled cheese panini, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
          HS Pizza: NY pepperoni pizza, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries

          Monday, April 9
          Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, lettuce & tomato, hummus w carrots & celery, peach slices
          HS Hot: Beef nachos w toppings, black beans/corn, pickled jalapeño relish, watermelon,
          cinnamon churro
          HS Cold: Pub burger w cheese, black beans/corn, pickled jalapeño relish, watermelon,
          cinnamon churro
          HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans/corn, pickled jalapeño relish, watermelon,
          cinnamon churro

          Tuesday, April 10
          Elementary: Hot dog, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
          HS Hot: Grilled cheese w tomato soup and croutons, cole slaw, applesauce
          HS Cold: Chicken filet sand-wich, cole slaw, applesauce
          HS Pizza: French bread pizza, cole slaw, applesauce

          Wednesday, April 11
          Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon spiced apples
          HS Hot: Chicken / cheese pizza w sauce, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes
          HS Cold: Hot roast beef and cheddar sandwich, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes
          HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes

          Thursday, April 12
          Pizza Lunch Fundraiser
          Watch for Order Form