BCS Beat: Issue 9.36

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Upcoming Events

May 18: Spring Concert @ Berks, 7 pm & Compassion dress down day (bring at least $2)
May 24: Preschool Graduation 6:30 pm & Open House 5:30 pm
May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
May 28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
May 31: Kindergarten Graduation
June 8: Last day of school & Senior Graduation


EVENT DETAILS

 

Berks Spring Concert, Friday May 18 @ 7 pm

Spring concert is taking place at Berks, includes 4th & 5th graders, all middle school students, all band and HS choir students. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

Instructions for all Performers:
Middle School and High School Choirs: Report at 6:30 pm to the cafeteria
Middle School and High School Bands: Report at 6:15 pm to the sanctuary

Middle School / High School Gentlemen dress code (band and choir): Black dress pants, black dress shoes, black socks, long-sleeve white dress shirt, tie (solid color or small print)
Middle School / High School Ladies dress code (band and choir): Solid white dress blouse (no sweaters or anything low cut), solid black skirt (knee length or longer, full length is preferred), black dress shoes, neutral colored nylons

Please note: MS / HS Choir and Band are performance-based classes and performances should be considered akin to a final exam. For this reason, attendance at the concerts is mandatory. Unexcused absences will result in a significant drop in the grade. Any planned absences must be in writing and submitted to the BCS office before the concerts.


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Tomorrow is the last compassion dress down day!  Please consider sending in more than $2 to we can continue to support Compassion throughout the summer.


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We are excited about having new families join the BCS community for the 2018-2019 school year! The best way for new families to hear about BCS is from you. Would you consider helping us out? Here are three ways you can win a $25 gift card:

  1. Share our facebook event on your wall about our Open House on Thursday, May 24th https://www.facebook.com/events/187598072058898/
  2. Tell your friends about our Open House on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm. If they come and put your name down you will be entered to win a gift card.
  3. We have new yard signs. If you are willing to put one in your yard please respond to this email and I will send one home with your student.

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All families & staff are invited to join us for our 9th Annual 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 will begin at 6pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 24th with how many members of your family will be attending. We ask that each family bring a main dish to share. Also bring a side dish (if your last name starts with A-0) or a dessert (if your last name starts with P-Z). If you want to come only for the awards ceremony that will begin at 7:15pm.

One note for families of Kindergarteners and Seniors, the awards given that night will also be repeated at their graduation ceremonies.


ATHLETICS

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Congratulations to Tate who qualified to represent BCS at PIAA District III in javelin. He will throw on Friday!

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Our track athletes finished the season strong despite the pouring rain in the last meet
on Saturday in Bangor, PA. Congratulations to all our track athletes!


NEWS AND UPDATES

important details on returning tech & supplies

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Please make sure your 9th-12th grade student returns their Chromebook, charger, and case by the end of the school day on Thu, June 7th (Fri, June 1st deadline for seniors). If these items aren’t promptly returned, the student will not be issued a report card and will be charged for a replacement device and case on Renweb.


FREE FIGHTIN' PHILS GAME!

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The Fightin' Phils have partnered with us again this year and have given us free tickets to a baseball game. It is just around the corner, Tuesday, May 22nd!

THE WINNERS TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH ARE SHAYLEE DAUB AND GRANT SEVILLE, CONGRATULATIONS!

Each student/teacher will receive 2 FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS to attend the May 22nd game.  If you have multiple students please call the Fightin Phils at 610-370-BALL to have them reserve and hold the tickets at will call.

Additional general admission tickets can also be purchased at a discounted price of $5 per ticket.  All you need to do is select Berks Christian School when visiting Baseballtown.org/OutstandingStudent to claim your tickets! You can also pick your tickets up that night, but the Phil's do suggest purchasing/claiming your tickets ahead of time.

Families are encouraged to arrive by 5:30pm in order to take part in the pre-game Outstanding Student activities. Each student will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with a Fightin Phils player, receive a reward medal, and have the chance to be individually recognized on stage alongside the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor.  

Lastly, for every free ticket used OR $5 ticket purchased, Capital BlueCross will donate $1 back to our school!  Along with the families of current students, anyone else that cares about Berks Christian can be directed to the Baseballtown.org/OutstandingStudent  website to get involved and help support our school. Please forward to your friends and family!


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T.O.Y.S

(TOYS OF YOUR SELECTION)

Do you have old toys or stuffed animals sitting around your house? Donate them! T.O.Y.S. is a service project similar to Toys for Tots where you donate your old childhood belongings to kids who have none. All toys received will be sent to Genesis Pregnancy Care Center.
All you have to do is bring your old toys and leave them in the boxes places conveniently at school. Thank you for your cooperation! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Drew Keylor. Please have donations in by 5/25/18.


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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL COACH
Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach starting for the 2018 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Kody Godsey at kgodsey@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 13th.

VAN DRIVER
Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time van driver for morning and afternoon pickups on our extension routes for the 2018-2019 school year.  Commitment is 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM and 2:45-3:45 PM. Pay is $9 an hour. If you are interested please email Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.


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!


AROUND THE CAMPUS

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Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.

This week: delicious sandwiches, volcanic eruptions, and a whole lot of superhero cash.

Avengers: Infinite Money
Thomas Shumaker assembles the box office stats for 2018's first blockbuster movie.

The Volcanic Islands
Matt Henderson details the recent volcanic activity in Hawaii.

Cooking With Anna
Yonelyn Angeles hits the McGrath kitchen for two delicious sandwich recipes.


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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    Monday, May 21
    Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, Lettuce/tomato, hummus w/ carrots & celery, peach slices
    HS Hot: Rice bowl w/ chicken, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa & sour cream, black beans & roasted corn, pickled jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro
    HS Cold: Pub burger w/ cheese, black beans & roasted corn, pickled jalepeno relish,
    watermelon, churro
    HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans & roasted corn, pickled jalepeno relish,
    watermelon, churro

    Tuesday, May 22
    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, May 23
    Elementary: Fish sticks w/ roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon sliced apple slices
    HS Hot: Chicken & cheese pizza w/ sauce, green beans, carrots/celery w/ dip, mangoes
    HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, green beans, carrots/celery w/ dip, mangoes
    HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrots/celery w/ dip, mangoes

    Thursday, May 24
    PIZZA FUNDRAISER LUNCH - WATCH FOR ORDER FORM

    Friday, May 25
    Elementary: Turkey w/ gravy & 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


    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    How To Create Secure, Attached Relationships with Your Children, at Any Age

    Do you long to develop joyful, life-giving relationships with your children?  Bring them along for a fun, engaging evening with psychologist Dr. Carmen Morrison on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm at St. James Parish of Reading City Church, 644 W. Penn Ave, West Reading, PA.  Learn hands-on how you can build your child’s emotional stability at any age and enjoy meaningful relationships as a family.  Formerly of Berks County, Carmen and her husband, Bob, now serve as full-time missionaries in Latin America, equipping churches in urban slums to be centers of healing and hope. For more information, contact D Hoffman at 484-855-0901.

     

    BCS Beat: Issue 9.35

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    Upcoming Events

    May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 - 8 pm Tonight!
    May 15: Spring Concert @ West-Mont, 7 pm
    May 18: Spring Concert @ Berks, 7 pm & Compassion dress down day (bring $2)
    May 24: Preschool graduation & Open House 5:30 pm
    May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
    May 28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
    May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
    May 31: Kindergarten graduation
    June 8: Last day of school & Senior graduation


    EVENT DETAILS

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    West-Mont Spring Concert, Tuesday May 15 @ 7 pm

    The concert is taking place at West-Mont, includes all band and HS choir students at 7:00 pm.  Transportation will be provided to and from West-Mont for the concert. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

    Berks Spring Concert, Friday May 18 @ 7 pm

    Spring concert is taking place at Berks, includes 4th & 5th graders, all middle school students, all band and HS choir students. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

    Instructions for all Performers:
    Middle School and High School Choirs: Report at 6:30 pm to the cafeteria
    Middle School and High School Bands: Report at 6:15 pm to the sanctuary

    Middle School / High School Gentlemen dress code (band and choir): Black dress pants, black dress shoes, black socks, long-sleeve white dress shirt, tie (solid color or small print)
    Middle School / High School Ladies dress code (band and choir): Solid white dress blouse (no sweaters or anything low cut), solid black skirt (knee length or longer, full length is preferred), black dress shoes, neutral colored nylons

    Please note: MS / HS Choir and Band are performance-based classes and performances should be considered akin to a final exam. For this reason, attendance at the concerts is mandatory. Unexcused absences will result in a significant drop in the grade. Any planned absences must be in writing and submitted to the BCS office before the concerts.


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    THURSDAY MAY 24TH

    Please invite your friends to our Kindergarten -12th grade Open House on Thursday, May 24th 5:30-7:30 pm. Any family that has a friend come to the open house will be entered to win a $25 gift card.


    Serve-A-Thon

    Serve-a-thon 2018 was a huge success! Elementary students visited with residents at local nursing homes and read with younger students at Reading schools. The sixth graders completed a landscaping project at CMTS in Bernville. The ninth graders cleared an alley and trimmed trees for Bethany Church in Reading.  The seniors stained benches and mulched at Camp Manatawny and also read to students at Glenside Elementary.

    We appreciate the volunteers that took time out of their schedule to help us. We couldn't have done it without them. Let's continue to pray for the people that we served this week.


    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.


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    All families & staff are invited to join us for our 9th Annual 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 will begin at 6pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 24th with how many members of your family will be attending. We ask that each family bring a main dish to share. Also bring a side dish (if your last name starts with A-0) or a dessert (if your last name starts with P-Z). If you want to come only for the awards ceremony that will begin at 7:15pm.

    One note for families of Kindergarteners and Seniors, the awards given that night will also be repeated at their graduation ceremonies.


    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.

    Thursday, May 10
    MS & VARSITY TRACK MEET - 9:00 am, vs. CCAC @ Northern High School
    Students need to be at the school at 6:40 am, the bus will be leaving at 6:45 am.
    This meet is not optional and attendance is required.
    IMPORTANT: Please let Coach Godsey know if you child will not be riding on the bus.

    Friday May 11
    Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

    Saturday May 12
    MS & VARSITY
    TRACK MEET - 8:00 am, vs. ACSI @ Bangor Memorial Park
    Students need to be at the school at 6:40 am, the bus will be leaving at 6:45 am.
    This meet is not optional and attendance is required.
    IMPORTANT: Please let Coach Godsey know if you child will not be riding on the bus.

    2018 Fall Athletics Sign Up

    Fall sports registration is now open through May 11th. It is our hope that we will be able to have full teams for the following sports:

    -Middle School Girls Volleyball
    -Varsity Girls Volleyball
    -Middle School Cross Country
    -Varsity Cross Country
    -Football (through Daniel Boone High School)

    Registration information received by May 11th will be used to make final decision on what teams BCS will have for the Fall 2018 season. In order to have the needed time to schedule games and obtain coaches, we are using May 11th as the deadline for making decisions about all Fall 2018 teams. Middle School and Varsity Girls may participate in both Volleyball and Cross Country.

    To register for fall sports teams you may do any of the following:

    • Complete the form sent home with all BCS students entering 5th through 12th grade and return to the school office.

    • Email Coach Godsey with student name and team to join.

    When your register for a team you are making a commitment to participate. We are expecting both students and parents to honor this commitment.  We will have a mandatory parent meeting on August 9th. Practice will begin on August 13th.

     

    JV & Varsity Guys Basketball Awards

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    JV MVP - Thomas
    Varsity Coach’s - Jarred
    Varsity Hustle - Daylon
    Varsity Offensive - Isaiah
    Varsity Most Improved - Drew


    NEWS AND UPDATES

    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.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL COACH
    Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach starting for the 2018 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Kody Godsey at kgodsey@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 13th.

    VAN DRIVER
    Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time van driver for morning and afternoon pickups on our extension routes for the 2018-2019 school year.  Commitment is 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM and 2:45-3:45 PM. Pay is $9 an hour. If you are interested please email Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.


    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!


    JUMP IN AND JOIN US

    For Prayer This Week...

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

    Pray For Our PARTNER SCHOOLS & CITY OF READING

    • Pray for West-Mont Christian Academy to continue to thrive and grow as they serve their families.
    • Pray for our local public schools that we can grow in community together and find ways to serve them and support the Christian community in our public schools.
    • Pray for God to continue to move in the churches and ministries to serve the needs of Reading city.

    AROUND THE CAMPUS

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    Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.

    This week: One afternoon, many Mexican restaurants. One lake in the Poconos, many options for spring & summer fun. Plus: how to not let everyone else's food and vacation photos ruin your daily life.

    The Chronic Condition of Comparing
    Grace DePena unravels the negative correlation between contentment and social media use.

    Mexican Food Tour
    Jarred Jermacans and company sacrifice their bodies in pursuit of Mexican cuisine perfection.

    Corners of the World with Anna McGrath [Lake Wally]
    Anna McGrath offers travel tips for this destination in northern Pennsylvania

    Mother's Day 2018
    Coming soon!


    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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      Monday, May 14
      Elementary: Cheeseburger, baked beans, peach slices, cookie
      HS Hot: Chicken fajita wrap w/ peppers & onions, guacamole w/ chips, salsa, melon chunks
      HS Cold: Cheeseburger, guacamole w/ chips, salsa, melon chunks
      HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, guacamole w/ chips, salsa, melon chunks

      Tuesday, May 15
      Elementary: Grilled cheese w/ tomato soup, cucumber salad, goldfish crackers, fruit salad
      HS Hot: Salisbury steak w/ roll, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches
      HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches
      HS Pizza: French bread pizza, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches

      Wednesday, May 16
      Elementary: Baked chicken stix w/ roll, sweet potato fries, broccoli w/ dip, frozen fruit
      HS Hot: Waffle w/ fruit topping, hash browns, grapes, donut
      HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, hash browns, grapes, donut
      HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, hash browns, grapes, donut

      Thursday, May 17
      Elementary: Calzonettes w/ sauce, salad greens w/ dressing, roasted squash, strawberries
      HS Hot: Cheese lasagna w/ roll, Italian blend veggies, pineapple
      HS Cold: Pretzel dog, Italian blend veggies, pineapple
      HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, Italian blend veggies, pineapple

      Friday, May 18
      Elementary: French toast sticks w/ ham, 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


      COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

      How To Create Secure, Attached Relationships with Your Children, at Any Age

      Do you long to develop joyful, life-giving relationships with your children?  Bring them along for a fun, engaging evening with psychologist Dr. Carmen Morrison on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm at St. James Parish of Reading City Church, 644 W. Penn Ave, West Reading, PA.  Learn hands-on how you can build your child’s emotional stability at any age and enjoy meaningful relationships as a family.  Formerly of Berks County, Carmen and her husband, Bob, now serve as full-time missionaries in Latin America, equipping churches in urban slums to be centers of healing and hope. For more information, contact D Hoffman at 484-855-0901

      ZERBE Photography Yard Sale

      Where: Dave Zerbe Studio  1135 N. 5th St. Reading Pa. 19601

      When: May 12, 2018 from 11am to 3pm

      What: Pro Equipment Canon 5D and 5d Mk2 camera; Canon Lenses, Misc camera gear like camera bags flashes power packs, studio props, furniture, Networking Equipment, Picture Frames.

      We will also be doing a open house with hot dogs, drinks, and snacks.

      BCS Beat: Issue 9.34

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      Upcoming Events

      May 8: Serve-A-Thon
      May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 - 8 pm
      May 15: Spring Concert @ West-Mont, 7 pm
      May 18: Spring Concert @ Berks, 7 pm
      May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
      May 28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
      May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
      June 8: Snow Make-Up Day, Last day of school!


      EVENT DETAILS

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      West-Mont Spring Concert, Tuesday May 15 @ 7 pm

      The concert is taking place at West-Mont, includes all band and HS choir students at 7:00 pm.  Transportation will be provided to and from West-Mont for the concert. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

      Berks Spring Concert, Friday May 18 @ 7 pm

      Spring concert is taking place at Berks, includes all middle school students, all band and HS choir students. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

      Instructions for all Performers:
      Middle School and High School Choirs: Report at 6:30 pm to the cafeteria
      Middle School and High School Bands: Report at 6:15 pm to the sanctuary

      Middle School / High School Gentlemen dress code (band and choir): Black dress pants, black dress shoes, black socks, long-sleeve white dress shirt, tie (solid color or small print)
      Middle School / High School Ladies dress code (band and choir): Solid white dress blouse (no sweaters or anything low cut), solid black skirt (knee length or longer, full length is preferred), black dress shoes, neutral colored nylons

      Please note: MS / HS Choir and Band are performance-based classes and performances should be considered akin to a final exam. For this reason, attendance at the concerts is mandatory. Unexcused absences will result in a significant drop in the grade. Any planned absences must be in writing and submitted to the BCS office before the concerts.


      Serve-A-Thon: TUESDAY MAY 8TH!

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      Please make sure your child wears the black and gold Serve-a-Thon t-shirt that was given to them earlier in the year. If you are unable to find it please have them wear a black t-shirt.

      Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We are almost there. We only have 237 left to go. Our goal is 100% participation by all of our families.  Take time to send in your letters this week and help us reach our goal.

      There's still time to reach our goal of 3,000 letters and win a pizza lunch.

      Don’t forget you can also send emails to friends and family!
      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.


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      All families & staff are invited to join us for our 9th Annual 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 will begin at 6pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 24th with how many members of your family will be attending. We ask that each family bring a main dish to share. Also bring a side dish (if your last name starts with A-0) or a dessert (if your last name starts with P-Z). If you want to come only for the awards ceremony that will begin at 7:15pm.

      One note for families of Kindergarteners and Seniors, the awards given that night will also be repeated at their graduation ceremonies.


      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, May 4
      Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

      Monday, May 7
      Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

      Tuesday, May 8
      Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

      Thursday, May 10
      MS & VARSITY TRACK MEET - 9:00 am, vs. CCAC @ Northern High School
      Students need to be at the school at 6:40 am, the bus will be leaving at 6:45 am.
      This meet is not optional and attendance is required.
      IMPORTANT: Please let Coach Godsey know if you child will not be riding on the bus.

      Friday May 11
      Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

      Saturday May 12
      MS & VARSITY
      TRACK MEET - 8:00 am, vs. ACSI @ Bangor Memorial Park
      Students need to be at the school at 6:40 am, the bus will be leaving at 6:45 am.
      This meet is not optional and attendance is required.
      IMPORTANT: Please let Coach Godsey know if you child will not be riding on the bus.

       

      2018 Fall Athletics Sign Up

      Fall sports registration is now open through May 11th. It is our hope that we will be able to have full teams for the following sports:

      -Middle School Girls Volleyball
      -Varsity Girls Volleyball
      -Middle School Cross Country
      -Varsity Cross Country
      -Football (through Daniel Boone High School)

      Registration information received by May 11th will be used to make final decision on what teams BCS will have for the Fall 2018 season. In order to have the needed time to schedule games and obtain coaches, we are using May 11th as the deadline for making decisions about all Fall 2018 teams. Middle School and Varsity Girls may participate in both Volleyball and Cross Country.

      To register for fall sports teams you may do any of the following:

      • Complete the form sent home with all BCS students entering 5th through 12th grade and return to the school office.

      • Email Coach Godsey with student name and team to join.

      When your register for a team you are making a commitment to participate. We are expecting both students and parents to honor this commitment.  We will have a mandatory parent meeting on August 9th. Practice will begin on August 13th.


      NEWS AND UPDATES

      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!


      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:

      Pray For Our SERVE-A-THON

      • Pray for the Serve-a-Thon team (Beth Bromwell and many parent volunteers) as they plan and prepare for the day of Serve-a-Thon.
      • Pray for those who will be reached on the day of Serve-a-Thon, that their hearts will be prepared for the message the students will be sending.
      • Pray for the students, staff, and volunteers as they go out into the community on the day of Serve-a-Thon. Pray for safety traveling, good weather, and good health.

      AROUND THE CAMPUS

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      Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.

      This week: Rookie drivers and rookie turkey hunters tell tales of misadventure. Plus, how to pay less for tacos and pay more for the internet.

      How Not To Drive
      Ian Fabian sits in the driver's seat and listens to disgruntled DMV employees.

      Turkey Times With Tate
      Tate Moll sits in the woods and listens to sneaky gobblers. 

      Cinco De Mayo
      Maryed Saint-Hilaire relates the history behind the holiday (and tells ya how to get free tacos on Saturday)

      Net Neutrality
      Brett Williams explains an important issue facing lawmakers and everyone who uses the internet.


      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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        Monday, May 7
        Elementary: Turkey hoagie, Lettuce/tomato/pickles, Baked snack bag, Cole slaw, Mandarin oranges
        HS Hot: Pub burger w/ cheese, Cucumber salad, Baked chips, Apple slices
        HS Cold: Turkey hoagie w/ veggie toppings, Cucumber salad, Baked chips, Apple slices
        HS Pizza: NY pepperoni pizza, Cucumber salad, Baked chips, Apple slices

        Tuesday, May 8
        SERVE-A-THON, NO LUNCH ORDERS

        Wednesday, May 9
        Elementary: Salisbury steak w/ gravy & roll, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Blueberry crisp
        HS Hot: Nachos w/ cheese, salsa, sour cream & jalapeño, Lettuce/tomato, Three bean salad, Mandarin oranges
        HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, Lettuce/tomato, Three bean salad, Mandarin oranges
        HS Pizza: French bread pizza, Lettuce/tomato, Three bean salad, Mandarin oranges

        Thursday, May 10
        PIZZA FUNDRAISER LUNCH, NO LUNCH ORDERS

        Friday, May 11
        Elementary: Hot ham & cheese on pretzel roll, Carrot sticks w/ dip, Strawberries
        HS Hot: *Chef's Choice*, Corn & peas, Pepper sticks w/ dip, Pineapple
        HS Cold: Chicken salad sandwich, Corn & peas, Pepper sticks w/ dip, Pineapple
        HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, Corn & peas, Pepper sticks w/ dip, Pineapple