BCS Beat: Issue 3.14.19

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Upcoming Events

March 15: Compassion Dress Down Day
March 20: End of Quarter 3
March 26: Report Cards Sent Out
March 29: ½ Day of School (11:30 Dismissal) & BCS OPEN HOUSE
April 4-6: Mary Poppins Musical
April 10-12: Achievement Testing
April 17: ½ Day of School (11:30 Dismissal)
April 18-22: Easter Vacation
April 23: Snow Make Up Day

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TOMORROW, FRIDAY MARCH 15TH

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SPREAD THE WORD about our upcoming open house
sharE about our referral program

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Remember to re-enroll by APRIL 1st if you want to pay the lowest re-enrollment price. Starting April 1st, prices will go up for re-enrollment. Contact the office if you have questions about the re-enrollment or financial aid process.

Financial Aid

Also 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 tinyurl.com/BCSAid.

SERVE-A-THON REMINDERS!

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We also need to receive the following: 
 - Yellow Parent Agreement Form
 - Green Student Permission Form
 - Parent Volunteer Form, if you're planning to attend as a volunteer that day.

SPONSOR LETTERS

There is plenty of time to be in the running for our 3 big prizes, awarded to the 3 families who submit the most letters.

Prizes are:

1st Place - $300 gift card
2nd Place - $200 gift card
3rd Place - $100 gift card

You must submit at least 50 letters in order to be eligible for these prizes.

The final day to turn in letters to have them count towards your family’s total is Friday, May 2nd.

SEND THE SPONSOR LETTER VIA EMAIL

You can submit sponsorship requests via email by using this auto-email webpage we've set up.

Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year or if you have questions regarding completing your letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

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Mary Poppins Tickets On Sale!

Order your tickets soon for our spring musical:

Thursday, April 4th @ 7 pm

Friday, April 5th @ 7 pm

Saturday, April 6th @ 3 pm

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If you are willing to help, please contact Phil Warner pwarner@berkschristian.org

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All meets and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website.
Please use this as your guide each week.

Parents: we are seeking volunteers (with clearances) to join our team on some of the bigger meets to assist with events & crowd control.

Please contact Ben Smither if you are interested. Thanks!

 
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This week MARCH 10 - MARCH 16, specifically, pray the following:

Growth in School Connections (Strategic Goal #3)

  • Pray for our board members: Chad Zerbe, Corrie Mast, Cheryl Follweiler, Kristin Lutz, Andrew Eichelberger, and Dr. Paige Brookins.

  • Pray for wisdom and unity for our school leaders as the focus on stewarding our mission, our strategic vision and planning, and the resources to fund the mission of BCS.

  • Pray for the search for new board trustees and advisory council members to be fruitful. We currently have five open seats on the school board and five open seats on the advisory council.

  • Pray for our newly formed Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Pray that many parents would get involved and that positive involvement can result from this group.

  • Pray for our local churches and for strong connections to grow between our school and these churches.

  • Pray for continued increased enrollment in our student body. Pray that families would be emboldened to share BCS with their friends and families.

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A big thank you to all of the parents, friends, and family who donated items, helped prepare for the sale, spread the word, and worked the sale on Saturday! We saw a good turnout, felt a willing spirit among the helpers, and had a surprising revenue for our first sale. We are eager to allocate these funds for various projects and gifts to benefit our teachers! It was also our privilege to donate many gently used books to our teachers for their classrooms.

Our next meeting will be at 6:30 on Monday, April 8th.

Attention all moms, grandmoms, or spiritual moms of BCS students - you are invited to join us for any of our upcoming Moms in Prayer meetings, all held in the BCS music room. We will be meeting the second Saturday of each month, from 8-9 AM.

The dates for the rest of this year are:
Saturday April 13, 8-9 AM
Saturday May 11, 8-9 AM

Any questions, contact Carrie Warner, carrie.warner@gmail.com.

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Read the latest collection of articles by our fabulous students.

 
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LUNCH MENU FOR 3/18/19

Monday, March 18
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
Pizza: Mickey’s Cheese Pizza, tomato soup w/croutons, cole slaw, melon cup

Tuesday, March 19
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
Pizza: BBQ Chicken flatbread, carrot & celery sticks, sugar snap peas, apple sauce

Wednesday, March 20
Elementary:
Cheese ravioli, steamed broccoli, fruit salad
HS Hot: Burrito/taco bar, fiesta beans, corn, churro, peaches
HS Cold: Fish sandwich, fiesta beans, corn, churro, peaches
Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, fiesta beans, corn, churro, peaches

Thursday, March 21
Elementary: Crunchy tacos w/rice, lettuce & tomato & salsa, refried beans, mango, churro
HS Hot: Pasta w/meat sauce, salad greens, broccoli, cinnamon apple slices
HS Cold: Grilled cheese sandwich, salad greens, broccoli, cinnamon apple slices
Pizza: NY Style Pepperoni or 4 meat pizza, salad greens, broccoli, cinnamon apple slices

Friday, March 22
Elementary: Cheese pizza quesadilla, corn & peas, peaches
HS Hot: Hot ham & cheese on pretzel roll, tomato salad, curly fries, baked snack bag
HS Cold: Chicken parm. sandwich, tomato salad, curly fries, baked snack bag
Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, tomato salad, curly fries, baked snack bag

BCS Beat: Issue 3.07.19

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Upcoming Events

March 7: Today Is The Last Day, for your first 30 Serve-a-Thon letters
March 12:
Preschool Open House, 6 pm - 8 pm
March 12: Spring Sports Meeting (mandatory for all track athletes & parents), 7 pm - 8 pm
March 15:
Compassion Dress Down Day
March 20: End of Quarter 3
March 29: ½ Day of School (11:30 Dismissal)
April 4-6: Mary Poppins Musical
April 10-12: Achievement Testing
April 17: ½ Day of School (11:30 Dismissal)
April 18-22: Easter Vacation
April 23: Snow Make Up Day

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We are so excited for Berks Christian Preschool to have new students for the 2019-2020 school year! Drop by to learn about our preschool program and meet our staff.

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY

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Due to our snow days, we no longer have off on Tuesday, April 23rd, which will now be a full day of school. District transportation offices are aware of this change, so you should receive normal transportation from your district unless you've been contacted by them and told otherwise.

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Remember to re-enroll by APRIL 1st if you want to pay the lowest re-enrollment price. Starting April 1st, prices will go up for re-enrollment. Contact the office if you have questions about the re-enrollment or financial aid process.

Financial Aid

Also 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 tinyurl.com/BCSAid.

SERVE-A-THON REMINDERS!

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Today is the LAST DAY to turn in your 30 letters to be eligible to receive a
re-enrollment DISCOUNT!

We also need to receive the following: 
 - Yellow Parent Agreement Form
 - Green Student Permission Form
 - Parent Volunteer Form, if you're planning to attend as a volunteer that day.

SPONSOR LETTERS

There is plenty of time to be in the running for our 3 big prizes, awarded to the 3 families who submit the most letters.

Prizes are:

1st Place - $300 gift card
2nd Place - $200 gift card
3rd Place - $100 gift card

You must submit at least 50 letters in order to be eligible for these prizes.

The final day to turn in letters to have them count towards your family’s total is Friday, May 2nd.

SEND THE SPONSOR LETTER VIA EMAIL

You can submit sponsorship requests via email by using this auto-email webpage we've set up.

Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year or if you have questions regarding completing your letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed for the day of Serve-a-Thon, Tuesday, May 7th. If you are willing to be a driver for your child’s class, please let Beth Bromwell know as soon as possible.

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If you are willing to help, please contact Phil Warner pwarner@berkschristian.org

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VARSITY BOYS STATE PLAYOFFS TOMORROW 3/8!
vs. Girard College

Start Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Bensalem High School
4319 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020-3898

Our coaches and athletes have been prepping all season for this moment, and we want you there to root* on our boys this Friday night. Here's how:

  • Purchase your advance tickets directly from BCS : adults @ $6 & students @ $3. BCS gets a bit of the ticket sales if you purchase through us, so call or email by Friday @ 3pm to reserve your ticket**.

  • Need a ride? 6th-12th graders may ride the bus, which will depart BCS @ 3:30pm and return approximately @ 9pm. Please email attendance@berkschristian.org by 12pm on Friday if your student is riding. We will not be stopping after the game, so students should pack a dinner or bring cash to buy concessions at the game.

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website.
Please use this as your guide each week.

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Here's the important first details for spring sports:

  • Tue, 3/12 @ 7pm: Mandatory spring athletics meeting @ BCS in the sanctuary

  • Thu, 3/14: First day of track practice.

Reminder, here's the forms we need signed and returned by Thursday, 3/14:

  • BCS Student Athlete / Parent Agreement (everyone)

  • BCS Student Athlete Transportation Form (everyone)

  • PIAA CIPPE Section 1-6 (doctor's physical form: if you haven't played a sport yet this school year, we need this before you're allowed to practice. Doctor's signature required)

  • PIAA CIPPE Section 7 (if you already played a sport this school year, just sign and return this form, no doctor's signature required).

 
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This week MARCH 3 - MARCH 9, specifically, pray the following:

Growth in School Resources (Strategic Goal #2)

  • Pray for our Hallways of Hope scholarship program to be funded. Pray for the members of our Leadership Berks team as they development specific ideas of how to grow this program and include community members. Our goal is to fund 5 scholarships in the 19-20 school year.

  • Pray for the remaining $9,000 of the annual fund to be provided. Donors have faithfully given throughout the year and we are trusting the Lord to help us meet the entire goal by June 30.

  • Pray for the business owners of our current EITC partners and for other companies to join us.

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A big thank you to all of the parents, friends, and family who donated items, helped prepare for the sale, spread the word, and worked the sale on Saturday! We saw a good turnout, felt a willing spirit among the helpers, and had a surprising revenue for our first sale. We are eager to allocate these funds for various projects and gifts to benefit our teachers! It was also our privilege to donate many gently used books to our teachers for their classrooms.

Our next meeting will be at 6:30 on Monday, April 8th.

Attention all moms, grandmoms, or spiritual moms of BCS students - you are invited to join us for any of our upcoming Moms in Prayer meetings, all held in the BCS music room. We will be meeting the second Saturday of each month, from 8-9 AM.

The dates for the rest of this year are:
Saturday March 9, 8-9 AM
Saturday April 13, 8-9 AM
Saturday May 11, 8-9 AM

Any questions, contact Carrie Warner, carrie.warner@gmail.com.

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LUNCH MENU FOR 3/11/19

Monday, March 11
Elementary:
Hoagie bar, lettuce & tomato, baked beans, french fries, baked snack bag,
mandarin oranges
HS Hot: French toast sticks w/ham, hash browns, donut holes, fruit cocktail
HS Cold: Calzone w/sauce, hash browns, donut holes, fruit cocktail
Pizza: Mickey’s Cheese Pizza, hash browns, donut holes, fruit cocktail

Tuesday, March 12
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
Pizza: BBQ Chicken flatbread, zesty sidewinder fries, green beans, strawberries

Wednesday, March 13
Elementary:
Salibury steak w/roll, mashed potatoes, corn, baked apple crisp
HS Hot: Salibury steak w/roll, mashed potatoes, corn, baked apple crisp
HS Cold: Salibury steak w/roll, mashed potatoes, corn, baked apple crisp
Pizza: Salibury steak w/roll, mashed potatoes, corn, baked apple crisp

Thursday, March 14
Elementary: Mini corn dogs, fiesta beans, pasta salad, mandarin oranges
HS Hot: Mini corn dogs, fiesta beans, pasta salad, mandarin oranges
HS Cold: Mini corn dogs, fiesta beans, pasta salad, mandarin oranges
Pizza: Mini corn dogs, fiesta beans, pasta salad, mandarin oranges

Friday, March 15
NO LUNCH ORDERS

BCS Beat: Issue 2.28.19

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Upcoming Events

March 5: Due date for your first 30 Serve-a-Thon letters!
March 12:
Preschool Open House, 6 pm - 8 pm
March 12: Spring Sports Meeting (mandatory for all track athletes & parents), 7pm-8pm
March 15:
Compassion Dress Down Day
March 20: End of Quarter 3
March 29: ½ Day of School (11:30 Dismissal)
April 23: Snow Make Up Day

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We are so excited for Berks Christian Preschool to have new students for the 2019-2020 school year! Drop by to learn about our preschool program and meet our staff.

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY

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Due to our snow days, we no longer have off on Tuesday, April 23rd, which will now be a full day of school. District transportation offices are aware of this change, so you should receive normal transportation from your district unless you've been contacted by them and told otherwise.

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Couldn’t Attend Family Connect Night?

We strongly encourage all families to view this presentation on our current state of school and plans for the future.

 
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Remember to re-enroll by APRIL 1st if you want to pay the lowest re-enrollment price. Starting April 1st, prices will go up for re-enrollment. Contact the office if you have questions about the re-enrollment or financial aid process.

Financial Aid

Also 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 tinyurl.com/BCSAid.

SERVE-A-THON SEASON IS UPON US!

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Serve-a-Thon packets have all been sent home. Either you received it at Family Connect Night or it was sent home with your student or mailed. Please return to the office: (1) the Parent YELLOW Agreement Form, (2) the GREEN student permission form, and (3) your 30 completed sponsorship letters by NEXT Tuesday, March 5th.

Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year or if you have questions regarding completing your letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

We are in need of volunteers the day of Serve-a-thon to go with each class as well as drive. If you are interesting in volunteering contact Mrs Bromwell.

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If you are willing to help, please contact Phil Warner pwarner@berkschristian.org

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Friday, March 1

Deadline to return uniforms for MS & JV basketball

Friday, March 8

VARSITY Boys State Playoffs Rd1 BCS vs. TBD

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website.
Please use this as your guide each week.

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PIAA CIPPE Forms for Spring Sports

If you signed up for track, please make sure you submit a CIPPE doctor’s physical form ASAP (Section 1-6), or you will not be permitted to start practice. If you already played a sport this season, please fill out the Section 7 form.

All athletes must also fill out BCS Student Athlete & Parent Athletic Agreement and the BCS Student Athlete Transportation Agreement.

Parent & student athlete attendance at the spring sports athletic meeting (date TBD) is required, and practices officially begin during the 2nd week of March.

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Berks Christian School is seeking a Track 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.

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A big thank you to all of the parents, friends, and family who donated items, helped prepare for the sale, spread the word, and worked the sale on Saturday! We saw a good turnout, felt a willing spirit among the helpers, and had a surprising revenue for our first sale. We are eager to allocate these funds for various projects and gifts to benefit our teachers! It was also our privilege to donate many gently used books to our teachers for their classrooms.

Our next meeting will be at 6:30 on Monday, April 8th.

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This week FEB 24 - MARCH 2, specifically, pray the following:

Service Learning Initiative (Strategic Goal #1)

  • Pray for funds for a 2nd BCS van to enable more opportunities for our BCS Serve program.

  • Pray for our 5th graders who will serve biweekly at a local nursing home this spring, completing our first service learning unit.

  • Pray for our teachers as they  continue to develop more service learning units for all classes.

  • Pray for increased opportunities with outside businesses and organizations to build meaningful service learning projects.

Attention all moms, grandmoms, or spiritual moms of BCS students - you are invited to join us for any of our upcoming Moms in Prayer meetings, all held in the BCS music room. We will be meeting the second Saturday of each month, from 8-9 AM.

The dates for the rest of this year are:
Saturday March 9, 8-9 AM
Saturday April 13, 8-9 AM
Saturday May 11, 8-9 AM

Any questions, contact Carrie Warner, carrie.warner@gmail.com.


Employment Opportunities at BCS

4th Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher

Berks Christian School is seeking a long-term substitute teacher for 4th grade starting in April 2019. A degree in elementary education is required. 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.

Track Coach

Berks Christian School is seeking a Track 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.

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.

OFFICER HOMM VISITS PRESCHOOL

Preschool had a special visitor from one of our community helpers!  Officer Homm from Exeter Township Police department spoke to the preschool about his job and how he protects our community!  He gave the preschoolers an opportunity to sit in a real police car and work the lights!  Thank you to Officer Homm for his time and dedication to us and our community!

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Read the latest collection of articles by our fabulous students.

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LUNCH MENU FOR 3/4/19

Monday, March 4
Elementary:
Hamburger on bun, lettuce & tomato slices, baked beans, french fries, mand. 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
Pizza: Mickey’s Cheese Pizza, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad

Tuesday, March 5
Elementary:
Lunch box meal, celery & carrot sticks, apple snack pack
HS Hot: Spicy or Reg. 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
Pizza: BBQ Chicken flatbread, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/dip, apple crisp

Wednesday, March 6
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
Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos

Thursday, March 7
Elementary: Sloppy Joe’s, cole slaw, sweet potato waffle fries, pear cup
HS Hot: Steak sandwich, cole slaw, sweet potato waffle fries, pear cup
HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, cole slaw, sweet potato waffle fries, pear cup
Pizza: NY Style pepperoni or 4 meat pizza, cole slaw, sweet potato waffle fries, pear cup

Friday, March 8
Elementary: Pizza, spinach salad, green beans, pineapple
HS Hot: Bruschetta chicken sticks w/roll, salad greens, steamed cauliflower
HS Cold: Buffalo chicken sticks w/roll, salad greens, steamed cauliflower
Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, salad greens, steamed cauliflower