BCS Beat: Issue 8.14

Upcoming Events

November 7 and 8: Parent Teacher Conferences (no school for students)
November 12: AXIS Come Together Event for families
November 20-22: High School Leadership Conference
November 21-22: Vision and Hearing Screenings by Exeter School District nurses
November 23: Grandparents Day

Event Details

Come Together: An Event for Teens and Their Parents

This one Saturday can change your family forever. The Come Together event on Saturday November 12, originally $40, is now free. REGISTER NOW.

Bring your students - from 4th through 12th grade - to spend time learning from nationally respected speakers to learn together as a family about how to talk about theology, technology, sexuality, the bible, family, and much more.

This is not a boring seminar. This is live, interactive presentation by expert presenters that integrate media, culture, and scripture and bring the generations together to learn how to communicate in healthy ways. This is you and your children growing and learning together.  

Come Together is parents, learning to translate your children’s culture.

Come Together is students, learning to translate scriptural truth for our culture today.

Your family will reference this day for years to come.

BCS staff and students have been working with our presenters, AXIS, for years.  Mr. Mountz, has commented on the group’s ability to translate biblical truths to our current group of students: “No one does it better.”

THIS IS AN EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS (and please invite your friends).

Parent Teacher Conferences

A quick reminder about conferences for next week: parents of students in grades K - 6, plan on attending your conference in your child's classroom. Conferences for students in grades 7 - 12 will be held in the school library. Feel free to check in at the office if you're not sure where to go.

News and Updates

Kids Kreations

We are excited to finally unveil our Kids Kreations fundraiser! This unique program allows student artists to have artwork professionally processed into a variety of exclusive items including mugs, phone covers, tote bags, and more. These products make unique keepsakes and wonderful gifts for the entire family! (A few Kids Kreations product samples are on display at the school office for viewing.) Over the past month or so, art students created artwork that we submitted to Kids Kreations. Now, it's time to order! All students in PreK through eighth grade, and high school art students, are bringing home personalized order forms today which provide instructions on how to place your orders. You're going to love these items! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Bromwell at bbromwell@berkschristian.org.

Poinsettia Sale

Order forms are being sent home tomorrow for our annual poinsettia sale to benefit the senior class. Collect orders from your friends and family and return the order form (with cash or check payment) by November 22nd. Plants will be delivered to BCS on December 6th.

Jump In and Join Us

Urgent Need for Host Homes

We still have an urgent need for host families to welcome international students from January 6th through March 15th. This gift of hospitality will enrich the students' experiences and will be an adventure your family will never forget. Five host families are needed for this program and host families will earn a stipend of $1,000. If you can open your home to a student this winter, please contact Rebekah Klase by emailing rklase@berkschristian.org.

Still Needed: Lunchtime Volunteers

If your schedule is flexible, please make time for us! Volunteers are still needed to help out with lunch and recess supervision (from 10:45 am until 12:30 pm) for our elementary students. You will need to submit current background clearances. Sign up with a friend! Please contact Rebekah Klase by emailing rklase@berkschristian.org for more info or to volunteer.

Around Campus

Lunch Menu for the Coming Week

Friday, 11/4
Elementary Meal: Grilled cheese & tomato soup, goldfish crackers, cucumber salad, applesauce
High School Meal: Cheese quesadilla, black beans & mexicorn, salsa, mangoes

Monday, 11/7
No School

Tuesday, 11/8
No School

Wednesday, 11/9
Elementary Meal: Cheese & chicken quesadilla, salsa w chips, black beans & corn, mangoes
High School Meal: Calzone w sauce, roasted butternut squash, romaine mix, strawberries

Thursday, 11/10
Elementary Meal: Pizza Fundraiser
High School Meal: Pizza Fundraiser

Middle School Leadership Conference

Yesterday, thirteen BCS middle school students attended the ACSI Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. It was a great day as they learned how to "live life loudly." They will be doing a project at BCS in the coming weeks, and also a project to benefit another country, as they continue to grow their leadership skills.