BCS Beat: Issue 8.38

Upcoming Events

May 25: Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 pm
May 26: Preschool Graduation Ceremony, 9:30 am
May 29: No School
May 30: BCS Night at the Fightin's
June 1: Field Day (Full day of school)
June 2: Last Day of School (Full day of school)
June 2: Senior Commencement, 7:00 pm
August 29: First day of school for 17/18 school year! (Full school calendar coming soon)

Athletics

Seeking Middle School Volleyball Coach

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach starting for the 2017 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Kody Godsey (kgodsey@berkschristian.org). Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and checks are required. Practices begin on August 14th.

A Great Opportunity to Support BCS Athletic Boosters

Each Tuesday and Saturday through mid-June we need help running concessions for Exeter Youth Soccer League. All proceeds will benefit the BCS Athletic Boosters. If you can help, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45a8aa23a2fa7-athletic.

Event Details

Next Week: Field Day and Marathon Day

We will be having Field Day on Thursday, June 1st during the afternoon and Marathon Day on Friday, June 2nd in the morning. These annual special events involve the entire school.

Students in grades 1st - 11th have been split into 2 teams: gold and maroon. A sheet with this information was sent home on Monday. If you received a gold sheet, your student is on the gold team. If you received a maroon sheet, your student is on the maroon team.

The students may wear modest shorts (girls' shorts must be at least fingertip length) and a t-shirt in their team color (either gold or maroon) on Thursday and Friday. Shades of red and yellow are acceptable. If you do not have a school "Spirit Wear" t-shirt in the right color, any other appropriate shirt is ok (no tank tops or sleeveless are allowed). Any student who is not dressed appropriately will be required to change. Thank you!

BCS Night at the Fightin's

Encore Presentation

Less than 2 weeks until the encore presentation of our virtual Parenting Teens Summit begins. To get practical tips and biblical wisdom about how to disciple your teens from thinkers like Tim Keller, Ravi Zacharias, Kara Powell, and more, reserve your free spot now!

News and Updates

Wanna Make Sure You Receive a Report Card?

If any of the following are true of your student, the final report card will be withheld:
1. You have unpaid tuition
2. Your student has unpaid fees
3. Any library books are not returned
4. Service hours not completed (9th-12th)

Yearbooks are Here!

The yearbook staff did a wonderful job on the yearbook. You can send in $45 to purchase one.

Extra Serve-a-Thon t-shirts for sale

We have 3 extra Serve-a-Thon t-shirts available for $5 each. Sizes are Youth Large, Adult Medium, and Adult Large. If you're interested, please send in the money to the school office with a note and we will send your shirt home with your child.

Camp Manatawny: Summer Camp Deal

Camp Manatawny in Douglassville has graciously offered a deal for BCS students who have never attended summer camp with them before. You can attend a week of camp for $199. We have limited coupons so please email Rebekah Klase (rklase@berkschristian.org) if you would like one of the coupons.

Hallways of Hope Scholarship

It's our third year offering the unique Hallways of Hope Scholarship Program and we're excited about making it possible for some new families to join our BCS community who would be otherwise unable to do so. The scholarship is for newly­ enrolling families with significant financial need who are suggested by a current member of the BCS community. You'll receive a flyer about this special program today or tomorrow, via your student.

Refer a Friend

Don't forget about our referral discounts! Do you have a friend who's still on the fence about their family's schooling decision for next year? Please invite him or her to contact the school office for an educational consultation. If you refer a friend, neighbor, coworker, or anyone else you know, and they enroll, you will get a discount on your tuition, and so will the new family. Refer-a-Friend post cards will be sent home this week. Give one to someone you know!

Jump In and Join Us

Bus Driver Needed

We are looking for someone who would be willing to become a certified bus driver for next school year. A training class at the BCIU is July 24 and 25,  8:00 am - 4:15 pm. If you are interested please email Rebekah Klase (rklase@berkschristian.org). Bus drivers are asked to drive for one field trip per month and one sporting event per week (this is approximate depending on the time of year). Bus drivers are paid a stipend per event that they drive.

Act Now for Religious Liberty

This month the PA Human Resource Commission (PHRC) has introduced guidance that would effectively redefine sex discrimination (which is already in the law) as sexual identity and gender identity discrimination. This would be a significant challenge to our school's religious mission to families, facilities, and employment. We are asking you to go to the ACSIPA Voter Voice Link produced by our ACSI Leadership and let the Commission and your legislators know that this will threaten our school's mission at: www.votervoice.net/ACSI/campaigns/52655/respond. You can also find a recorded webinar on this topic and other helpful materials at acsipa.org.

Around Campus 

Fun in the Enchanted Forest

Our juniors and seniors had an enchanting time at this year's Banquet, themed as an Enchanted Forest. Each year, the junior class organizes the Junior / Senior Banquet as a social event for the upperclassmen, choosing and implementing a fun theme.

Lunch Menu for Coming Week

Friday, 5/26
Elementary: Pancakes and sausage, hash brown starz, raisins
HS Hot Meal: BBQ rib sandwich, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
HS Cold Meal: Oriental Salad, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
HS Pizza Meal: NY Pepperoni pizza, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries

Monday, 5/29
No School

Tuesday, 5/30
Elementary: Hot dog, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
HS Hot Meal: Pierogies w sausage, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges
HS Cold Meal: Fish sliders, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges
HS Pizza Meal: French bread pizza, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges

Wednesday, 5/31
Elementary: "Chef's Choice," pasta salad, carrots, cinnamon spiced apples
HS Hot Meal: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted zucchini, romaine w dressing, pears
HS Cold Meal: Taco salad, roasted zucchini, romaine w dressing, pears
HS Pizza Meal: Buffalo chicken pizza, roasted zucchini, romaine w dressing, pears

Thursday, 6/1
Elementary: Mini pierogies, spinach salad, mixed veggies, fruit cocktail, cookie
HS Hot Meal: Cheeseburger, sweet potato waffle fries, corn on the cob, funnel cake, apple slices
HS Cold Meal: Chicken caesar wrap, sweet potato waffle fries, corn on the cob, funnel cake, apple slices
HS Pizza Meal: Cheese pizza, sweet potato waffle fries, corn on the cob, funnel cake, apple slices

Friday, 6/2
Elementary: Grilled cheese panini, tomato soup, goldfish crackers, cucumber salad, applesauce
HS Hot Meal: Baked chicken, fresh veggies, mangoes
HS Cold Meal: Italian panini, fresh veggies, mangoes
HS Pizza Meal: NY Pepperoni pizza, fresh veggies, mangoes