BCS Beat: Issue 9.5

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Upcoming Events

September 15: Compassion Dress Down Day
September 16: Varsity volleyball tournament
September 22: Half-Day
September 28-29: High School Retreat
October 3: School Picture Day
October 7: Homecoming

Event Details

Compassion Dress Down Days

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Berks Christian School sponsors several children through Compassion International. The primary way we raise funds to support these children is through our monthly Dress Down Days. Students are permitted to "dress down" (out of uniform, but following core dress code modesty guidelines) if they also bring at least $2 to help support our Compassion children. Our first Compassion Dress Down Day is tomorrow! (Shorts are allowed.)

High School Retreat

Each high school student brought home a packet about High School Retreat today. Permission forms are due by Friday, September 22nd. Please pray for our students to have a great time of spiritual growth and to connect well with their classmates.

Athletics

High School Girls Volleyball Invitational Tournament

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Saturday is our annual Varsity Volleyball Tournament. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lions as they take on three other team. Their first game is at 9:15 am and games continue throughout the day. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. Please use this as your guide each week. It is kept always up to date.

Friday, 9/15: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle School volleyball home game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball practice, 5:00 - 6:30
Saturday, 9/16: Varsity girls volleyball tournament, 8:00 am
Monday, 9/18: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle School volleyball home game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Tuesday, 9/19: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle school volleyball away game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Thursday, 9/21: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Varsity volleyball practice, 4:30 - 6:00

Volunteer Needed for Concessions Manager

We are looking for a parent who is willing to make sure the concessions stand for during our athletic contests is always stocked and ready to go! If you are willing to volunteer for just during volleyball season (September-October) or the entire school year please let Miss Klase know by emailing for rklase@berkschristian.org. You would work with Mr. Godsey and Miss Klase to help raise funds for BCS Athletics through your service as the BCS Concessions Manager.

If you'd like to sign to help serve concessions throughout the season, please sign up here.

High School Guys: Open Gym for Basketball

High School Boys Basketball open gyms will be taking place next week on the following dates:
September 19, 4:00 - 5:15
September 22, 5:00 - 7:00

High School Students Needed!

Students are needed as line judges and to run the scoreboard for volleyball this season. If you can help, sign up here.

Buy Your Season Pass

Season passes are available for high school volleyball this year.
Cost breakdown is as follows: 
$10 for a single Student Pass
$60 for a "Couple" Pass, which admits you and any guest
$100 for a Family Pass, which admits anyone in the family

Contact Mr Godsey, Athletic Director, or Coach Rebekah Klase for more info or to request an order form.

News and Updates

BCS Homecoming

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Mark October 7th on your calendars now for our annual Homecoming. It's an event for the whole family with kids' games, an auction, and food for sale all day. Come at 9:30!

Donations for Auction
If you know of a company who may like to donate something to our auction, please contact Mrs Bromwell (bbromwell@berkschristian.org). Or perhaps you'd like to donate a gift card or item (new items only, please) yourself! We'd love to hear from you. Contact Mrs Bromwell.

We need Volunteers!
If you can help on October 7th, please sign up here.

Class Baskets
Each class will be creating a class basket and each student will be asked to bring in $10 to contribute toward the basket. You received an envelope for each of your children in your Homecoming Packet. Please submit $10 for each child to the homeroom teacher by September 22nd.

Order your bidding paddle!
Interested in bidding on some of the items in our Auction? You'll need a bidding paddle. Return your order form to the school office (with payment) to reserve one in advance. Or feel free to buy one at the door. Paddles are $10 or 3 for $25.

Jump In and Join Us

Support BCS with purchases you already make

Box Tops
Box tops earn several hundred dollars per year!! Those little 10-cent squares really add up. Remember to clip your boxtops and send them in to school.

Giant A+ Rewards
Register your membership card at GiantFoodStores.com/aplus any time after September 11. You must re-register your card each school year.

Red Robin's Burgers for Better Schools
1% of your check is designated to BCS when you sign up at redrobin.com/betterschools.

Amazon Smile
Shop often at amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com instead of the original amazon site and you’ll be supporting BCS with every purchase!
Head to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2005505 to get started.

Shoparoo
Download the shoparoo app on your smart phone, scan your receipt and earn points for BCS! It's that easy! Go to www.shoparoo.com to learn more.

Redner’s Save-a-Tape
Shop at Redners? Be sure to scan our Redner’s Points Card when you check out, then just submit your receipts to BCS.

Around Campus

Menu for this week

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Friday, September 15
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 panini, steamed broccoli, salad w dressing, pears
HS Pizza: NY Pepperoni pizza, teamed broccoli, salad w dressing, pears

Monday, September 18
Elementary: Meatball sub, fresh broccoli w dip, diced pears
HS Hot: French toast sticks w ham, 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, September 19
Elementary: Pizza, asparagus tips, jicama fries w dip, pineapple
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, September 20
Elementary: Shepherd's pie w roll, sweet corn and peas, watermelon
HS Hot: Calzone w sauce, roasted squash, romaine mix, strawberries
HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted squash, romaine mix, strawberries
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, roasted squash, romaine mix, strawberries

Thursday, September 21
Fundraiser Meal: Watch for order form!

Family Vehicle Numbers

In an effort to promote safety, accountability, and a streamlined process, we are instituting a Family Vehicle Number policy. Your family has been assigned a number and has been provided with a yellow card showing your number. Every time you pick up your child(ren), whether daily or only a few times during the year, you must show your yellow number card through the car window. Having the card on your dashboard does not allow for our dismissal staff to be able to see it. If someone other than you is picking up your child(ren) they must have your family’s number card in order to claim your child(ren). If you would like more than one copy of your yellow number card, contact the school office to request one.