BCS Beat: Issue 9.6

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow, September 22: Half-Day -- Students dismissed at 11:30
September 27: See You at the Pole, 7:30 am
September 28-29: High School Retreat
October 3: School Picture Day!
October 7: Homecoming

Event Details

Half-Day of School TOMORROW

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Remember that tomorrow is a half-day of school. Students are dismissed at 11:30, so if your child rides a bus home, please be aware that they will arrive home earlier than usual. If you pick up your child, please be at the school for the pickup line at 11:30.

High School Retreat Details

Permission forms are due by TOMORROW. Please refer to the packing list for what should be brought. Students must pack lunch on Thursday (no microwaves available). Students must be picked up at BCS at 4:00 pm on Friday.

See You at the Pole

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Students and parents are invited to join us for the annual See You At The Pole event on Wednesday, September 27th 7:30-8am around our flag pole. We will be praying for our country, our school, and those affected by the recent natural disasters.

Athletics

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, 9/22: Cross Country practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Middle School volleyball home game, 4:00 // Varsity volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart at 1:30)
Saturday, 9/23: Cross Country Meet at Penn Crest High School
Monday, 9/25: Middle School volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart 2:30) // Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Tuesday, 9/26: Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30 // Varsity volleyball practice, 4:30 - 6:00
Thursday, 9/28: Middle school volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart 3:30)

Volunteer Needed for Basketball Season

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We are looking for a volunteer 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 to oversee concessions for basketball season (November through February) please let Mr Godsey know by emailing kgodsey@berkschristian.org. This is not a paid position, but is vital to the growth of our athletic program.

If you'd like to sign to help serve concessions throughout the current volleyball 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 22, 5:00 - 7:00
September 25, 3:00 - 5:00

Volleyball Game Spectators

Students staying after school for a volleyball game must go to the cafeteria to do homework until the game starts. Before the game begins students should pay their $2 admission fee and sit on the bleachers to cheer. Parents please plan on picking up your student approximately one hour after the game's start time.

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.

Volleyball Tournament Results

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Congrats to two of our varsity volleyball athletes who walked away with All-Tournament awards this weekend.

Winter Sports Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for basketball will open on Monday, 9/25. Interested athletes in 6th - 12th grade are welcome to sign up. Fifth graders will be invited if there is space on the teams. Mr Godsey will send home paperwork next week, so watch for this if you're planning to play.

News and Updates

BCS Homecoming

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

Class Baskets

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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 TOMORROW.

Order your bidding paddle!

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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.

Interested in piano lessons?

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We've had a wonderful response of students interested in piano lessons this year. Unfortunately, we don't currently have the piano teaching staff to teach them all! Mr Rappoldt is working hard on arranging for an additional piano teacher, but in the meantime, please be aware that new piano students have not started lessons yet.

Jump In and Join Us

A message from Association of Christian Schools International

We are joining other Christian, religious, and private schools in PA to ask our legislators and the Governor to keep the EITC increase in this year's funding budget This year there is a lot of pressure to keep the funding level. We want to keep the momentum for school choice in front of our elected officials. We are also asking them to consider supporting and co-sponsoring the ESA (Educational Savings Account) bill that will be coming out of the Senate soon. Please take a few minutes to visit Voter Voice and send a message to your legislators and the Governor.

www.votervoice.net/ACSI/campaigns/51257/respond

Thank you for investing a few minutes in the support of educational reform in PA.

Grandparents Day

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We are excited for our annual Grandparents Day coming up in November. We'll be sending invitations out soon, so please make sure we have the updated contact information on your child's grandparents. This is especially important if you're a new family, or if grandparents have recently moved.

Around Campus

Menu for this week

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Friday, September 22
No lunch: Half-day of school

Monday, September 25
Elementary: Cheeseburger, tater tots, seasoned cauliflower, peaches
HS Hot: Hot and spicy chicken patty, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches
HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches
HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches

Tuesday, September 26
Elementary: Taco salad over rice, carrot/celery w dip, apple snack pack, cookie
HS Hot: Philly mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, cornbread, pears
HS Cold: Chicken wings w roll, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, cornbread, pears
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, cornbread, pears

Wednesday, September 27
Elementary: Chicken tender wrap, salsa w chips, black beans and 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, September 28
Elementary: BBQ ribs on bun, sweet potato tots, peas, banana
HS Hot: Three bean and meat chili w breadstick, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail
HS Cold: Cheese steak calzonettes, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, steamed snap peas, corn, fruit cocktail

Cross Country team off to a running start

Our newly launched cross country team has already had two meets this year and is having a great first season.

Preschool Begins

Last week both our 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool classes began. We are thrilled to welcome these littlest "lions" into our BCS family.