BCS Beat: Issue 9.7

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Upcoming Events

September 28-29: High School Retreat
October 3: School Picture Day! (Order form sent home this week)
October 5: Maroon and Gold Dress Down Day
October 7: Homecoming
October 9: No School
October 19-20: No School
November 6-7: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Event Details

School Picture Day

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Picture Day is next week! Preschool - 12th grade students will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, October 3. MWF Preschoolers will be photographed on Monday, October 2.

This week your student brought home an order form for Picture Day. Make sure you complete this and send it with your child ON PICTURE DAY. We do not collect these ahead of time. The photographer will take it from your student on Picture Day.

Students should make a special effort to be at school this day since there is no picture make-up day for absent students. Students are expected to dress up for Picture Day. 

For Girls:
A blouse and skirt or a dress is preferred for the ladies (dresses and skirts must reach the knee and dresses must have sleeves). Leggings are not pants and may not be worn unless under a dress or skirt that reaches the knee.

For Boys:
Gentlemen should wear dress pants with a polo, dress shirt and tie, or sweater. No jeans, sweatpants, shorts, or sweatshirts will be permitted.

For All:
The modesty guidelines in the student handbook should also be followed and students who disregard the guidelines may be asked to change for the duration of the day. If you have questions about the dress code for Picture Day, please contact the office.

Homecoming Pep Rally

Thursday, October 5 will be a maroon and gold dress down day. Please adhere to modesty guidelines while dressing in your best maroon and gold to show school spirit as we prepare for Homecoming. Prizes will be awarded! Please bring at least $2.00.

Coming in November: High School Leadership Conference

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Eight students will have the opportunity to join the RE:Connect High School Leadership Conference in Washington DC this fall. Applications will be distributed to high school students today at the High School Retreat and students will have one week to apply. Applications are due back by October 6th and the earlier the application is received, the better the likelihood of being accepted.

The Redemption Everyday Conference is a premiere high school student leadership event with a balance of inspiring worship, deep content rooted in a biblical worldview, and summer-camp fun which stimulates growth and overall culture change throughout the school year. Session topics will include biblical foundation, ethnic unity, technology, and sexuality. BCS students who have gone on this trip in past years have found it pivotal to their experience as high school leaders.

Conferences

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Each family will be assigned scheduled times for parent / teacher conferences on November 6th and 7th. You will receive your assigned times next week. Ability to switch your slot is limited, so please mark your calendar with your assigned time slot right away and reserve time in your schedule.

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, 9/27:
Middle School volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Monday, 10/2:
Middle School volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart 2:30)
Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Tuesday, 10/3:
Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Varsity volleyball practice, 4:30 - 6:00
Thursday, 10/5:
Middle school volleyball home game, 4:30
Varsity volleyball practice, 5:30 - 7:00
Friday, 10/6:
Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Varsity volleyball away game, 5:00 (depart 2:30)
Saturday, 10/7 {HOMECOMING}:
Middle school volleyball home game, 1:30
Varsity volleyball home game, 2:30

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.

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:
October 2, 3:00 - 5:00
October 6, 4:30 - 5:30

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.

Winter Sports Sign-Ups

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Sign-ups for basketball opened this week. Interested athletes in 6th - 12th grade are welcome to sign up. Please return your paperwork if you're interested in playing. Fifth graders will be invited if there is space on the teams.

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 to get started with the Quarter Auction!

We are still looking for adult volunteers to help out! If you're available, please sign up here.

Class Baskets

Each class will be creating a class basket and each student is asked to bring in $10 to contribute toward the basket. You received an envelope for each of your children in your Homecoming Packet. If you haven't done so, please submit $10 for each child to the homeroom teacher immediately.

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.

BCS Logic Launches Third Year of Publication

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Our HS journalism class just published a double issue of articles to kick off the third consecutive year of The BCS Logic, our student online newspaper. Check out all eight articles at bcslogic.com, and stay tuned for new content on Wednesday afternoons.

Jump In and Join Us

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.

Temporary Position Available

As Mr Warner fills in as our temporary English teacher, administration is looking to hire a part-time, temporary Administrative Assistant to help keep up with office tasks. Workload will require competent computer skills and general office work, as well as covering some student study hall classes. Assistant will be paid hourly, around 20-30 hours a week, until an English teacher is found and Mr Warner can hand off the teaching baton. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Mr Warner directly by emailing pwarner@berkschristian.org and including a resume and Christian testimony.

Around Campus

Menu for this week

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Friday, September 29
Elementary: Pizza slice, salad w dressing, steamed broccoli, pineapple
HS Hot: BBQ rib sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, banana
HS Cold: Fish sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, banana
HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, baked beans, cole slaw, banana

Monday, October 2
Elementary: Mac and cheese w roll, stewed tomatoes, green beans, pears
HS Hot: Meatball sandwich, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w dip, peaches
HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w dip, peaches
HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w dip, peaches

Tuesday, October 3
Elementary: Popcorn chicken, buttered pasta, sugar snap peas, applesauce
HS Hot: Pierogies w sausage, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges
HS Cold: Chicken wings w roll, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges

Wednesday, October 4
Elementary: Cheese ravioli w sauce, steamed zucchini, salad w dressing, melon cubes
HS Hot: Chicken alfredo over pasta w breadstick, roasted zucchini, romaine salad, pears
HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted zucchini, romaine salad, pears
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, roasted zucchini, romaine salad, pears

Thursday, October 5
Elementary: Crunchy taco w rice, refried beans, lettuce/tomato, mango slices, churro
HS Hot: Cheesy meatloaf burger, sweet potato waffle fries, pepper strips w dip, apple slices
HS Cold: Cheese steak calzonettes, sweet potato waffle fries, pepper strips w dip, apple slices
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, sweet potato waffle fries, pepper strips w dip, apple slices

Summer Readers Celebrate

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Each summer, we challenge our elementary students to read toward a goal - either a total number of books or pages - appropriate to their grade level. Many students take up this challenge heartily and we are always delighted to honor those who reached their goal. The prize for those who reached their grade-level goal is a picnic lunch at a local park, and playtime on the playground. Congratulations, elementary summer readers! 

Did we see you at the pole?

Student council gets things started early as buses start to arrive.

Student council gets things started early as buses start to arrive.

What a beautiful morning we had for this annual time of prayer. Around flagpoles across the country, students and school faculty gathered to pray for schools, for our nation, and for those recently affected by national weather tragedies. Thank you for joining us in this nation-wide initiative to show our commitment to prayer.