BCS Beat: Issue 9.10

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Upcoming Events

October 19-20: No School
October 25: Last day of Quarter One
October 27: Middle School Spiritual Life Retreat
November 6-7: Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 9: Winter Athletic Meeting at 7:00 pm
November 22: Grandparents Day

Event Details

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Each elementary family and family new to BCS this year will be assigned scheduled times for parent / teacher conferences on November 6th and 7th. Assigned times were emailed this week. Ability to switch your slot is limited, so please mark your calendar with your assigned appointment right away and reserve time in your schedule. If you are the parent of a student in grades 6 - 12 who is not new to BCS, you will not be assigned a conference unless you request one. Contact Mrs Judd (bjudd@berkschristian.org) in the office to request to be added to the schedule.

Student Health Screenings

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This coming week all BCS students will be tested by school nurses from the Exeter School District. All students in grades K-12 will have their vision tested. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11 will have their hearing tested. Students in grade 7 will also be examined for scoliosis. (This will involve students bending over and being asked to lift their shirt for the nurse so that the spine can be examined. Please alert your 7th grade student of this, if you think it will be concerning to him or her.) If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, a letter will be sent home to you indicating the failure. You must then follow up with a physician for further examination.

Athletics

Winter Sports: Seasonal Athletic Meeting

Parents and students playing winter sports are required to attend the Athletic Meeting on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will begin with a presentation from the Athletic Director, and will be followed up by individual team meetings led by each coach.

CIPPE Forms and recertification forms are also due at the November 9th meeting.

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.
Wednesday, 10/18:
Varsity volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:15
Thursday, 10/19:
Varsity volleyball away game, 6:00 (depart at 4:15)

Open Gym Dates for Varsity Basketball:
Monday, 10/23: 3:00 - 5:00
Tuesday, 10/24: 4:00 - 6:00
Thursday, 10/26: 3:00 - 5:00

News and Updates

Kids Kreations

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Your child recently completed some artwork at BCS, which has been sent to Kids Kreations, a fundraising company that develops products with your child's work. In a few weeks, you'll be receiving a personalized packet with your child's artwork which will show products (aprons, iphone covers, mugs, tote bags, etc) you can purchase. Order products for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase.

Needed at BCS: You!

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Partnership with families is one of our hallmarks at BCS and we love when parents join us in volunteer roles. This year we are looking a little bit more broadly as we consider how you (parents, grandparents, and friends of BCS) can partner with us. Picture yourself in the following roles. Then contact the office to let us know which one might fit you!

After School Guidance
Many of our students, in all grades, could benefit from extra help in working through homework or help with new academic content. You don't need to be an expert in algebra or grammar. Just a caring adult who wants to give some time to mentoring and guiding a student.

Handyman Tasks
Love tools? We need a handyman or two to volunteer a few hours a month to install bulletin boards, fix desks, or accomplish other odd tasks. Work can be done on weekends or after school times.

Facilitate a Flex Course
Flex courses can be anything from baking to chess to classic novel read-alouds to sewing to creative writing. You don't need background in education, just a love of a particular topic and a willingness to instill that love in students. Each flex course meets once per week for a quarter, from 2:15 - 2:45.

Leadership Legacy Groups to Pack Shoeboxes

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Our K - 5th students along with their Leadership Legacy Group Leaders (11th & 12th graders) will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Families in these grades are asked to send in $5-10 to help with buying the supplies and paying for the shipping. If anyone else would like to contribute please send the money in an enveloped marked Operation Christmas Child by Friday, November 3rd.

Around Campus

Homecoming Success!

We are thrilled to announce that our Homecoming event raised $6,000 for BCS this year. The event was highlighted by our Auction and was enjoyed by kids in activities as diverse as pumpkin painting and voting for a teacher to be pie'd (Mr Godsey won). Thanks to our many donors and volunteers for making this day a huge success.

Reminder: Polo shirts are not optional

Please remember that every student must wear a BCS polo shirt (or a white dress shirt) every single day. BCS sweatshirts, solid color sweatshirts, or other BCS spirit wear are only permitted to be worn over top of the BCS polo. Students not wearing a BCS polo will be written up.

Menu for this week

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Monday, October 23
Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, lettuce/tomato, hummus w carrots/celery, peach slices
HS Hot: Chicken burrito w toppings, black beans & corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro
HS Cold: Pub burger w cheese, black beans & corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans & corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro

Tuesday, October 24
Elementary: Pizza sticks w sauce, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
HS Hot: Grilled cheese w tomato soup and croutons, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, cole slaw, applesauce

Wednesday, October 25
Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon spiced apples
HS Hot: Chicken and cheese pizza w sauce, 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, October 26
Fundraiser Pizza Lunch - watch for order form