BCS Beat: Issue 9.28

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Upcoming Events

March 22-24: Seussical the Musical performances (tickets on sale now!)
March 29 - April 3: Easter Break (note added snow make-up day)
April 4: Snow Make-Up Day

Event Details

Snow Make-Up Day: April 4th

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Don't forget: our Easter break is shorter by one day. Please make sure you note on your calendars that school will resume on April 4th, not April 5th as originally planned.

Tickets On Sale Now!

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Seussical the Musical tickets are on sale now! Make sure to order tickets soon (contact the office if you misplaced your order form). Seats are assigned (not general admission) for this year's show so you'll want to reserve seats early.

The show will be performed three times:
Thursday, 3/22, at 7:00 pm
Friday, 3/23 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, 3/24 at 3:00 pm

Ticket prices are:
Premium Tickets $20
Orchestra Level Tickets $12 (student $5 with accompanying adult purchase)
General Seating Tickets $10
Student General Seating Tickets $5

Ready to reserve tickets now?
Return your ticket order form with payment OR
download ticket order form here OR
email Michelle Halter at mhalter@berkschristian.org

Spring Preschool Open House Dates

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Please share with your friends and neighbors about our BCS Preschool! Our best preschool referrals are from word-of-mouth, so we rely on you (whether or not you have a preschool-aged student) to help us promote the BCS Preschool. We have attached a flyer to your Beat email this week. If you know of a library, kids' center, or church lobby where you'd be permitted to post it, please print one out (or ask the office for a copy) and spread the word by posting a flyer!

April 10th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
May 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Athletics

Athletic 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, March 15
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Friday, March 16
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Monday, March 19
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Tuesday, March 20
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Thursday, March 22
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

CIPPE Forms OVERDUE

If a student does not have a current CIPPE on file, they may not participate in athletics. Sections 1-6 must be filled out. While Sections 1-5 may be done by a parent, Section 6 must be done by a doctor. If players have played a sport at Berks this year, you only have to have Section 7 filled out and returned. There is no doctor's signature needed for Section 7. All outstanding CIPPEs are overdue at this point. Please submit them to the office right away.

News and Updates

Re-Enrollment: Deadline Moved to April 4th

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It's re-enrollment season at BCS! Please take some time to review your packet and re-enroll as soon as you can. The deadline for the most affordable rate is now April 4th, the day we return from Easter break!

Serve-a-Thon: Reminders for this week

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You may continue to turn in letters toward your family total up until May 1st. We also need to receive the yellow Parent Agreement Form, and the green Student Permission Form (you can put all of your kids' names on one permission form) immediately, if you have not turned it in yet. If you are planning to go along as a volunteer on Serve-a-Thon day and haven't turned in your Parent Volunteer Form, please submit it to the office right away.

Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year, or if you need more English letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

Jump In and Join Us

Families Needed to Host Students

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We would love for you to prayerfully consider whether or not you could help in one of these ways (or might know someone who could).

1) We are looking for host families who might be interested in hosting a student for the 18/19 school year as we prepare for next year. Host families are given a stipend of $650 per month to cover general costs of housing a student. The main requirements for hosting are being a Christian family, providing a bedroom with bed/desk/closet/dresser, and making sure the student gets 3 meals a day. During this time of year, applications for next school year are beginning to come in, so although we do not yet know the final count of homes that are needed, we're trying to be proactive in lining up the needed host families ahead of time!

2) From time to time it is helpful to have families willing to serve as "back-up" host families (for example if a host family has a multi-day trip planned or an emergency takes place within the family). We are working on compiling a list of families interested in serving in this way.

If you have any questions about hosting or would like more information, please contact Carrie Warner at cwarner@berkschristian.org. Please pass this info along to anyone else you know who might be able to serve in any of these ways. Thanks so much for your consideration.

Moms in Prayer Opportunity

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Are you a mom, a grandmom, or a spiritual mom of a BCS student? Do you have a desire to meet together with other women to pray for our students and our school? If so, you are invited to come be part of Moms in Prayer International. There will be two meetings this spring, held at the home of one of our very own BCS moms (806 W. 8th St., Birdsboro PA). Mark your calendars and feel free to come join together in prayer:

Saturday April 7, 8-9am
Saturday May 5, 8-9am

For more information or if you have questions, contact Carrie Warner (cwarner@berkschristian.org). Also check out www.momsinprayer.org to find out more about Moms in Prayer International.

Haven't Tried AmazonSmile Yet?

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We need you to give it a spin! For every Amazon user who buys something via AmazonSmile for the first time between March 12 and March 31, Berks Christian School will receive triple the usual donation amount. That's 1.5% of your total purchase instead of the usual .5%. If you're making purchases for your home, as gifts, or even for your workplace, please consider using smile.amazon.com instead of the original site. There's nothing different in how you order items or check out. You'll just choose Berks Christian School to receive a portion of your purchase.

For Prayer This Week...

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This week, pray for families and parents. Specifically, pray the following:

 - Pray that God would strengthen each family represented at Berks, providing for our needs and growing us in faith.

 - Pray that God would grant wisdom to our parents in how to best guide and raise each child in the BCS family.

 - Pray for the needs of our families - those experiencing challenges, health complications, and job loss. Pray that our community would be aware of and address each other’s needs.

Around Campus

Menu for the week

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Friday, March 16
No lunch available

Monday, March 19
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, March 20
Elementary: Popcorn chicken, buttered pasta, sugar snap peas, applesauce
HS Hot: Pierogies w sausage, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges
HS Cold: Chicken wings and roll, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, steamed snap peas, mandarin oranges

Wednesday, March 21
Elementary: Cheese ravioli w sauce, steamed zucchini, salad w dressing, melon cubes
HS Hot: Chicken alfredo over pasta w breadstick, roasted zucchini, romaine w dressing, pears
HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, roasted zucchini, romaine w dressing, pears
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, roasted zucchini, romaine w dressing, pears

Thursday, March 22
Pizza Fundraiser Lunch - Watch for Order Form