BCS Beat: Issue 9.11

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Upcoming Events

October 27: Middle School Spiritual Life Retreat
November 1: Middle School Leadership Conference
November 6 - 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences (no classes for students)
November 9: Winter Athletic Meeting at 7:00 pm
November 19 - 21: High School Leadership Conference
November 22: Grandparents Day
November 23 - 24: No School
February 9, 2018: Night to Shine event

Event Details

Coming in 2018: Night to Shine


Berks Christian School and Exeter Bible Fellowship Church are proud to announce that we have been chosen to be one of the 500 locations for Tim Tebow's Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 9, 2018 because we will need many volunteers! Find out more about the event here.

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Each elementary family and family new to BCS this year has been assigned a scheduled time for parent / teacher conferences on November 6th and 7th. Not sure when your time is scheduled? Please email Mrs Judd in the office at bjudd@berkschristian.org.

Grandparents Day


Right before Thanksgiving, on November 22nd, we welcome grandparents into our halls for our annual Grandparents Day. The day kicks off with a breakfast for students and grandparents to share. We need lots of volunteers to help provide breakfast, so if you can help, sign up here. The day continues with activities for grandparents to share with their grandkids, and then ends with an all-school chapel event. Parents are welcome to attend the chapel as well. This is a half-day of school, so if grandparents and students want to spend the afternoon together, it's a great opportunity for them to go out for lunch after dismissal.


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.

Monday, 10/30:
Middle school boys basketball open gym, 3:30 - 5:00
Varsity guys basketball open gym, 5:00 - 7:00
Tuesday, 10/31:
Varsity guys basketball open gym, 4:00 - 6:00
Thursday, 11/2:
Middle school boys basketball open gym, 3:30 - 5:00
Varsity guys basketball open gym, 5:00 - 7:00

News and Updates

Needed at BCS: You!


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.

Kids Kreations


Kids Kreations packets for preschool through 6th grade are on their way! By Tuesday, we'll be sending home an individualized packet which will show products (aprons, iphone covers, mugs, tote bags, etc) you can purchase, all designed with your child's artwork. Order for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase. Orders will be due back Friday, November 3rd if you're paying with cash/check, or Monday, November 6th if you're doing your order online.

Leadership Legacy Groups to Pack Shoeboxes


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 next Friday, November 3rd.

Around Campus

BCS Beat Book Blurb

submitted by our library intern, Holly

Dignity Revolution, Bob Lenz
As a child, Bob Lenz saw bullying destroy people’s lives. He was constantly torn between wanting to help the victims, but not wanting to call attention to himself. In his book Dignity Revolution, he stresses the importance of every person’s life and shows how that overshadows the constraints of peer pressure. He provides answers he says he wishes he would have hear sooner, while showing how to live out a lifestyle that is aware of everybody’s important role in the world.

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.

Reminder about ordering lunch

Please remember: we are not a bank and do not keep accounts for student lunch orders. A lunch order placed in homeroom must be accompanied by exact change ($4.50) for the office. If a student brings more than this amount, the money will be sent back home and the family will be billed on Renweb instead. A great option is to place your order directly on Renweb. You can order each day, or place an order for multiple days at at time.

Menu for this week

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Friday, October 27
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 on panini, steamed broccoli, salad w dressing, pears
HS Pizza: NY Pepperoni, steamed broccoli, salad w dressing pears

Monday, October 30
Elementary: Meatball sub, fresh broccoli w dip, diced pears
HS Hot: French toast stix w ham slice, 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, October 31
Elementary: Pizza slice, asparagus tips, jicama fries w dip, pineapple chunks
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, November 1
Elementary: Shepherd's pie w roll, sweet corn, peas, watermelon
HS Hot: Calzone w sauce, roasted butternut squash, romaine mix, strawberries
HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted butternut squash, romaine mix, strawberries
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, roasted butternut squash, romaine mix, strawberries

Thursday, November 2
Elementary: Baked chicken nuggets w roll, honey glazed carrots, baked beans, strawberries
HS Hot: Sloppy joe, seasoned cauliflower, red beet salad, cookie, mandarin oranges
HS Cold: Cheesesteak calzonettes, seasoned cauliflower, red beet salad, cookie, mandarin oranges
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza,  seasoned cauliflower, red beet salad, cookie, mandarin oranges