BCS Beat: Issue 9.6

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow, September 22: Half-Day -- Students dismissed at 11:30
September 27: See You at the Pole, 7:30 am
September 28-29: High School Retreat
October 3: School Picture Day!
October 7: Homecoming

Event Details

Half-Day of School TOMORROW

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Remember that tomorrow is a half-day of school. Students are dismissed at 11:30, so if your child rides a bus home, please be aware that they will arrive home earlier than usual. If you pick up your child, please be at the school for the pickup line at 11:30.

High School Retreat Details

Permission forms are due by TOMORROW. Please refer to the packing list for what should be brought. Students must pack lunch on Thursday (no microwaves available). Students must be picked up at BCS at 4:00 pm on Friday.

See You at the Pole

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Students and parents are invited to join us for the annual See You At The Pole event on Wednesday, September 27th 7:30-8am around our flag pole. We will be praying for our country, our school, and those affected by the recent natural disasters.

Athletics

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. Please use this as your guide each week. It is kept always up to date.

Friday, 9/22: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle School volleyball home game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart at 1:30)
Saturday, 9/23: Cross Country Meet at Penn Crest High School
Monday, 9/25: Middle School volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart 2:30) // Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Tuesday, 9/26: Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Varsity volleyball practice, 4:30 - 6:00
Thursday, 9/28: Middle school volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart 3:30)

Volunteer Needed for Basketball Season

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We are looking for a volunteer who is willing to make sure the concessions stand for during our athletic contests is always stocked and ready to go! If you are willing to volunteer to oversee concessions for basketball season (November through February) please let Mr Godsey know by emailing kgodsey@berkschristian.org. This is not a paid position, but is vital to the growth of our athletic program.

If you'd like to sign to help serve concessions throughout the current volleyball season, please sign up here.

High School Guys: Open Gym for Basketball

High School Boys Basketball open gyms will be taking place next week on the following dates:
September 22, 5:00 - 7:00
September 25, 3:00 - 5:00

Volleyball Game Spectators

Students staying after school for a volleyball game must go to the cafeteria to do homework until the game starts. Before the game begins students should pay their $2 admission fee and sit on the bleachers to cheer. Parents please plan on picking up your student approximately one hour after the game's start time.

High School Students Needed!

Students are needed as line judges and to run the scoreboard for volleyball this season. If you can help, sign up here.

Volleyball Tournament Results

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Congrats to two of our varsity volleyball athletes who walked away with All-Tournament awards this weekend.

Winter Sports Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for basketball will open on Monday, 9/25. Interested athletes in 6th - 12th grade are welcome to sign up. Fifth graders will be invited if there is space on the teams. Mr Godsey will send home paperwork next week, so watch for this if you're planning to play.

News and Updates

BCS Homecoming

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Mark October 7th on your calendars now for our annual Homecoming. Find more info here. It's an event for the whole family with kids' games, an auction, and food for sale all day. Come at 9:30!

Class Baskets

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Each class will be creating a class basket and each student will be asked to bring in $10 to contribute toward the basket. You received an envelope for each of your children in your Homecoming Packet. Please submit $10 for each child to the homeroom teacher by TOMORROW.

Order your bidding paddle!

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Interested in bidding on some of the items in our Auction? You'll need a bidding paddle. Return your order form to the school office (with payment) to reserve one in advance. Or feel free to buy one at the door. Paddles are $10 or 3 for $25.

Interested in piano lessons?

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We've had a wonderful response of students interested in piano lessons this year. Unfortunately, we don't currently have the piano teaching staff to teach them all! Mr Rappoldt is working hard on arranging for an additional piano teacher, but in the meantime, please be aware that new piano students have not started lessons yet.

Jump In and Join Us

A message from Association of Christian Schools International

We are joining other Christian, religious, and private schools in PA to ask our legislators and the Governor to keep the EITC increase in this year's funding budget This year there is a lot of pressure to keep the funding level. We want to keep the momentum for school choice in front of our elected officials. We are also asking them to consider supporting and co-sponsoring the ESA (Educational Savings Account) bill that will be coming out of the Senate soon. Please take a few minutes to visit Voter Voice and send a message to your legislators and the Governor.

www.votervoice.net/ACSI/campaigns/51257/respond

Thank you for investing a few minutes in the support of educational reform in PA.

Grandparents Day

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We are excited for our annual Grandparents Day coming up in November. We'll be sending invitations out soon, so please make sure we have the updated contact information on your child's grandparents. This is especially important if you're a new family, or if grandparents have recently moved.

Around Campus

Menu for this week

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Friday, September 22
No lunch: Half-day of school

Monday, September 25
Elementary: Cheeseburger, tater tots, seasoned cauliflower, peaches
HS Hot: Hot and spicy chicken patty, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches
HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches
HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches

Tuesday, September 26
Elementary: Taco salad over rice, carrot/celery w dip, apple snack pack, cookie
HS Hot: Philly mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, cornbread, pears
HS Cold: Chicken wings w roll, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, cornbread, pears
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, cornbread, pears

Wednesday, September 27
Elementary: Chicken tender wrap, salsa w chips, black beans and corn, mango slices
HS Hot: Cheeseburger w toppings, 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, September 28
Elementary: BBQ ribs on bun, sweet potato tots, peas, banana
HS Hot: Three bean and meat chili w breadstick, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail
HS Cold: Cheese steak calzonettes, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail

Cross Country team off to a running start

Our newly launched cross country team has already had two meets this year and is having a great first season.

Preschool Begins

Last week both our 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool classes began. We are thrilled to welcome these littlest "lions" into our BCS family.

BCS Beat: Issue 9.5

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Upcoming Events

September 15: Compassion Dress Down Day
September 16: Varsity volleyball tournament
September 22: Half-Day
September 28-29: High School Retreat
October 3: School Picture Day
October 7: Homecoming

Event Details

Compassion Dress Down Days

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Berks Christian School sponsors several children through Compassion International. The primary way we raise funds to support these children is through our monthly Dress Down Days. Students are permitted to "dress down" (out of uniform, but following core dress code modesty guidelines) if they also bring at least $2 to help support our Compassion children. Our first Compassion Dress Down Day is tomorrow! (Shorts are allowed.)

High School Retreat

Each high school student brought home a packet about High School Retreat today. Permission forms are due by Friday, September 22nd. Please pray for our students to have a great time of spiritual growth and to connect well with their classmates.

Athletics

High School Girls Volleyball Invitational Tournament

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Saturday is our annual Varsity Volleyball Tournament. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lions as they take on three other team. Their first game is at 9:15 am and games continue throughout the day. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. Please use this as your guide each week. It is kept always up to date.

Friday, 9/15: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle School volleyball home game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball practice, 5:00 - 6:30
Saturday, 9/16: Varsity girls volleyball tournament, 8:00 am
Monday, 9/18: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle School volleyball home game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Tuesday, 9/19: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle school volleyball away game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Thursday, 9/21: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Varsity volleyball practice, 4:30 - 6:00

Volunteer Needed for Concessions Manager

We are looking for a parent who is willing to make sure the concessions stand for during our athletic contests is always stocked and ready to go! If you are willing to volunteer for just during volleyball season (September-October) or the entire school year please let Miss Klase know by emailing for rklase@berkschristian.org. You would work with Mr. Godsey and Miss Klase to help raise funds for BCS Athletics through your service as the BCS Concessions Manager.

If you'd like to sign to help serve concessions throughout the season, please sign up here.

High School Guys: Open Gym for Basketball

High School Boys Basketball open gyms will be taking place next week on the following dates:
September 19, 4:00 - 5:15
September 22, 5:00 - 7:00

High School Students Needed!

Students are needed as line judges and to run the scoreboard for volleyball this season. If you can help, sign up here.

Buy Your Season Pass

Season passes are available for high school volleyball this year.
Cost breakdown is as follows: 
$10 for a single Student Pass
$60 for a "Couple" Pass, which admits you and any guest
$100 for a Family Pass, which admits anyone in the family

Contact Mr Godsey, Athletic Director, or Coach Rebekah Klase for more info or to request an order form.

News and Updates

BCS Homecoming

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Mark October 7th on your calendars now for our annual Homecoming. It's an event for the whole family with kids' games, an auction, and food for sale all day. Come at 9:30!

Donations for Auction
If you know of a company who may like to donate something to our auction, please contact Mrs Bromwell (bbromwell@berkschristian.org). Or perhaps you'd like to donate a gift card or item (new items only, please) yourself! We'd love to hear from you. Contact Mrs Bromwell.

We need Volunteers!
If you can help on October 7th, please sign up here.

Class Baskets
Each class will be creating a class basket and each student will be asked to bring in $10 to contribute toward the basket. You received an envelope for each of your children in your Homecoming Packet. Please submit $10 for each child to the homeroom teacher by September 22nd.

Order your bidding paddle!
Interested in bidding on some of the items in our Auction? You'll need a bidding paddle. Return your order form to the school office (with payment) to reserve one in advance. Or feel free to buy one at the door. Paddles are $10 or 3 for $25.

Jump In and Join Us

Support BCS with purchases you already make

Box Tops
Box tops earn several hundred dollars per year!! Those little 10-cent squares really add up. Remember to clip your boxtops and send them in to school.

Giant A+ Rewards
Register your membership card at GiantFoodStores.com/aplus any time after September 11. You must re-register your card each school year.

Red Robin's Burgers for Better Schools
1% of your check is designated to BCS when you sign up at redrobin.com/betterschools.

Amazon Smile
Shop often at amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com instead of the original amazon site and you’ll be supporting BCS with every purchase!
Head to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2005505 to get started.

Shoparoo
Download the shoparoo app on your smart phone, scan your receipt and earn points for BCS! It's that easy! Go to www.shoparoo.com to learn more.

Redner’s Save-a-Tape
Shop at Redners? Be sure to scan our Redner’s Points Card when you check out, then just submit your receipts to BCS.

Around Campus

Menu for this week

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Friday, September 15
Elementary: Turkey w gravy and roll, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, applesauce
HS Hot: Cheese ravioli w breadstick, steamed broccoli, salad w dressing, pears
HS Cold: Grilled cheese panini, steamed broccoli, salad w dressing, pears
HS Pizza: NY Pepperoni pizza, teamed broccoli, salad w dressing, pears

Monday, September 18
Elementary: Meatball sub, fresh broccoli w dip, diced pears
HS Hot: French toast sticks w ham, 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, September 19
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 w roll, waffle fries, baked beans, fruit crisp
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, waffle fries, baked beans, fruit crisp

Wednesday, September 20
Elementary: Shepherd's pie w roll, sweet corn and peas, watermelon
HS Hot: Calzone w sauce, roasted squash, romaine mix, strawberries
HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted squash, romaine mix, strawberries
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, roasted squash, romaine mix, strawberries

Thursday, September 21
Fundraiser Meal: Watch for order form!

Family Vehicle Numbers

In an effort to promote safety, accountability, and a streamlined process, we are instituting a Family Vehicle Number policy. Your family has been assigned a number and has been provided with a yellow card showing your number. Every time you pick up your child(ren), whether daily or only a few times during the year, you must show your yellow number card through the car window. Having the card on your dashboard does not allow for our dismissal staff to be able to see it. If someone other than you is picking up your child(ren) they must have your family’s number card in order to claim your child(ren). If you would like more than one copy of your yellow number card, contact the school office to request one.

BCS Beat: Issue 9.4

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Upcoming Events

Tonight, September 7: Welcome to Preschool Night for enrolled preschool families
Tonight, September 7: Open House for interested preschool families
September 15: Compassion Dress Down Day
September 16: Varsity volleyball tournament
September 22: Half-Day
September 28-29: High School Retreat
October 3: School Picture Day
October 7: Homecoming

Event Details

Preschool Still Accepting Applicants

Got a friend with a preschool-aged child? Don't forget that BCS Preschool is still accepting applicants for 3 year olds and 4 year olds. Tonight, September 7th, while enrolled preschoolers are attending our Welcome to Preschool Night, interested preschoolers are also welcome to attend! Questions should be directed to Mrs Halter at mhalter@berkschristian.org.

Compassion Dress Down Days

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Berks Christian School sponsors several children through Compassion International. The primary way we raise funds to support these children is through our monthly Dress Down Days. Students are permitted to "dress down" (out of uniform, but following core dress code guidelines) if they also bring at least $2 to help support our Compassion children. Our first Compassion Dress Down Day is Friday, September 15th.

Athletics

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. Please use this as your guide each week. It is kept always up to date.

Volunteer Needed for Concessions Manager

We are looking for a parent who is willing to make sure the concessions stand for during our athletic contests is always stocked and ready to go! If you are willing to volunteer for just during volleyball season (September-October) or the entire school year please let Miss Klase know by emailing for rklase@berkschristian.org. You would work with Mr. Godsey and Miss Klase to help raise funds for BCS Athletics through your service as the BCS Concessions Manager.

If you'd like to sign to help serve concessions throughout the season, please sign up here.

High School Guys: Open Gym for Basketball

High School Boys Basketball open gyms will be taking place next week on the following dates:
Sept 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

High School Students Needed!

Students are needed as line judges and to run the scoreboard for volleyball this season. If you can help, sign up here.

Buy Your Season Pass

Season passes are available for high school volleyball this year.
Cost breakdown is as follows: 
$10 for a single Student Pass
$60 for a "Couple" Pass, which admits you and any guest
$100 for a Family Pass, which admits anyone in the family

Contact Mr Godsey, Athletic Director, or Coach Rebekah Klase for more info or to request an order form.

News and Updates

BCS Homecoming

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Mark October 7th on your calendars now for our annual Homecoming. If you know of a company who may like to donate something to our auction, please contact Mrs Bromwell (bbromwell@berkschristian.org). If you can help on October 7th, please sign up here.

Please watch for a homecoming packet to be coming home next week with your student. It will have information about the event as well as about our class baskets, which are part of the auction. Each class will be creating a class basket and each student will be asked to bring in $10 to contribute toward the basket. The class baskets raised a lot of money for our school last year and we excited to see what they will bring in this year!

Jump In and Join Us

Support BCS with purchases you already make

Box Tops
Box tops earn several hundred dollars per year!! Those little 10-cent squares really add up. Remember to clip your boxtops and send them in to school.

Giant A+ Rewards
Register your membership card at GiantFoodStores.com/aplus any time after September 11. You must re-register your card each school year.

Red Robin's Burgers for Better Schools
1% of your check is designated to BCS when you sign up at redrobin.com/betterschools.

Amazon Smile
Shop often at amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com instead of the original amazon site and you’ll be supporting BCS with every purchase!
Head to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2005505 to get started.

Shoparoo
Download the shoparoo app on your smart phone, scan your receipt and earn points for BCS! It's that easy! Go to www.shoparoo.com to learn more.

Redner’s Save-a-Tape
Shop at Redners? Be sure to scan our Redner’s Points Card when you check out, then just submit your receipts to BCS.

Around Campus

Menu for this week

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Friday, September 8
Elementary: French toast stix w ham slice, hash brown starz, 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, September 11
Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, lettuce/tomato, hummus w carrots/celery, peach slices
HS Hot: Chicken burrito w toppings, black beans & roasted corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon
HS Cold: Pub burger w cheese, black beans & roasted corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans & roasted corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon

Tuesday, September 12
Elementary: Hot dog, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
HS Hot: Grilled cheese w tomato soup & croutons, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, cole slaw, applesauce

Wednesday, September 13
Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon spiced apples
HS Hot: Chicken and cheese pizza, green beans, carrots/celery w dip, mangoes
HS Cold: Hot roast beef and cheddar, green beans, carrots/celery w dip, mangoes
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrots/celery w dip, mangoes

Thursday, September 14
Elementary: Mini pierogies, spinach salad, mixed veggies, fruit cocktail, cookie
HS Hot: Hot ham and cheese on pretzel roll, curly fries, snap peas, watermelon
HS Cold: Pretzel dog, curly fries, snap peas, watermelon
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, curly fries, snap peas, watermelon

Family Vehicle Numbers

In an effort to promote safety, accountability, and a streamlined process, we are instituting a Family Vehicle Number policy. Your family has been assigned a number and has been provided with a yellow card showing your number. Every time you pick up your child(ren), whether daily or only a few times during the year, you must show your yellow number card through the car window. Having the card on your dashboard does not allow for our dismissal staff to be able to see it. If someone other than you is picking up your child(ren) they must have your family’s number card in order to claim your child(ren). If you would like more than one copy of your yellow number card, contact the school office to request one.