BCS Beat: Issue 9.12

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Upcoming Events

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

Parent Teacher Conferences

This coming Monday and Tuesday are Parent Teacher Conferences. If you're not on the schedule and you'd still like a conference, please contact Mrs Judd (bjudd@berkschristian.org) as soon as possible.

Grandparents Day

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We are still in need of breakfast items for our annual Grandparents Day breakfast on November 22nd. If you can help, please sign up here.

Coming in 2018: Night to Shine

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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.

Athletics

New Athletic Logo!

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Welcome our new athletic lion to the BCS family. The logo was designed by Heather Rodriguez, a BCS alum.

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.

Thursday, 11/2:
Middle school boys basketball open gym, 3:30 - 5:00
Varsity guys basketball open gym, 5:00 - 7:00
Thursday, 11/9:
Varsity guys basketball open gym, 3:00 - 5:00
Middle school boys basketball open gym, 5:00 - 6:30
Friday, 11/10:
Varsity girls basketball open gym, 3:00 - 5:00
Varsity guys basketball open gym, 5:00 - 7:00

News and Updates

Reminder: Kids Kreations Orders Due

Packets were sent home this week! Are you planning to order any Kids Kreations items? Make sure you submit your paper order by tomorrow or place your order online by Monday.

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.

Poinsettias for Sale

Poinsettias are for sale to benefit the Senior Class. Order forms are going home tomorrow. Make sure you order by November 21st. 

Around Campus

Fire Safety Presentation

This past week, professionals from the Exeter Township Fire Department came to BCS to give our elementary students a lesson about fire safety and show off their fire truck and equipment.

BCS Beat Book Blurb

Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving Dinner by Lillian Hoban

This fun holiday-themed children’s book conveys the struggles of not only balancing tasks but also staying focused on said tasks. Follow Tilly the Mole as she continues to remember that she forgot yet another chore which needs to be done. That very same evening, people will arrive at her house for Thanksgiving dinner...that is, if she remembers to send out the invitations.

A more satirical (and much more entertaining) evaluation of this book can be found in this week’s BCS Logic!

Congrats to a Student

Isaiah, our student who attends morning school at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center, is November's Student of the Month.

Menu for this week

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Friday, November 3
Elementary: Pancakes w sausage, hash browns, raisins
HS Hot: Asian bowl w chicken and ramen noodles, steamed veggies, mixed fruit, fortune cookie
HS Cold: Fish sandwich, steamed veggies, mixed fruit, fortune cookie
HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, steamed veggies, mixed fruit, fortune cookie

Monday, November 6
No School

Tuesday, November 7
No School

Wednesday, November 8
Elementary: Chicken tender wrap, salsa w dipping chips, black beans / corn, mango slices
HS Hot: Cheeseburger w toppings, sweet potato tots, corn, mangoes
HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, sweet potato tots, corn, mangoes
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, sweet potato tots, corn, mangoes

Thursday, November 9
Elementary: BBQ ribs on bun, sweet potato tots, peas, banana
HS Hot: Three-bean chili w twisted breadstick, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail
HS Cold: Cheesesteak calzonettes, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza,  steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail