BCS Beat: Issue 9.29


Upcoming Events

March 22-24: Seussical the Musical performances (show opens tonight!)
March 29 - April 3: Easter Break
April 4: Snow Make-Up Day
April 10: Preschool Open House, 9:00 am until 12 noon
April 18 - 20: Terra Nova Standardized Testing
June 8: Snow Make-Up Day

Event Details

Snow Make-Up Days: April 4th and June 8th

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.

Additionally, we will now have a full day of school on June 8th instead of ending on June 7th. Please also add this to your calendars.

Opening Night of Seussical the Musical!


Seussical the Musical starts tonight!

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

Terra Nova Testing

We will be doing our annual standardized testing on April 18-20 with 1st-11th grade. The TerraNova 3 Testing is done with Association of Christian Schools International and CTB/McGraw-Hill. TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, and spelling. We would ask that you do not schedule appointments that would cause your student to miss school during the three testing days.

Spring Preschool Open House Dates


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.

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


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.

Friday, March 23
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Monday, March 26
Varsity Track Meet at Greenwood Middle School, 3:30 pm

Tuesday, March 27
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Congratulations to Varsity Guys Basketball


We are very proud of our Varsity Guys Basketball team as they finished their historic season with a record of 22-7. They finished 2nd in CCAC, 3rd in District III, and qualified for PIAA State Tournament. Thank you to the coaches for their dedication to the players!

News and Updates

Re-Enrollment: Deadline For Best Rate is April 4th


Planning to re-enroll? Do it now! The deadline for the most affordable rate is April 4th, the day we return from Easter break! Don't miss this discount opportunity! Feel free to call the office if you have questions about re-enrollment.

Serve-a-Thon: Reminders for this week


You may continue to turn in letters toward your family total up until May 1st.

We also need to receive the following: 
 - yellow Parent Agreement Form
 - green Student Permission Form
 - Parent Volunteer Form, if you're planning to attend as a volunteer that day

As we finalize preparations for Serve-a-Thon Day we still have specific needs for drivers and parent chaperones for grades 3, 7, 8, and 10. If you can help in any of these ways, even if your child is in a different grade, please contact Mrs Bromwell at bbromwell@berkschristian.org.

Don't forget: 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

A Person's A Person No Matter How Small


For all families that attend one (or multiple) performance of Seussical you will be given the opportunity to join the cast in continuing the theme of the show, A Persons A Person No Matter how small. You can donate a Dr. Seuss book in honor of one of the cast members that will be given to a student at Glenside Elementary in Reading. Or you can donate money towards a gift for one of our five Compassion International students. Both a local and global way for us to show the love of Christ and the importance of every life!

Can You Help? Open Your Home, Short-Term or Long-Term


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 monthly stipend 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


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.

For Prayer This Week...


This week, pray for student activities. Specifically, pray the following:

 - Pray for Seussical the Musical, opening tonight

 - Pray for our reading buddy trips to Glenside & Monocacy Creek Elementary

 - Pray for our track team as they prepare for spring meets

Around Campus

Menu for the week


Friday, March 23
Elementary: Cheesy burger w ketchup, california blend veggies, mandarin oranges, cookie
HS Hot: Cheese quesadilla w sauce, hummus w fresh veggies, manoges
HS Cold: Fish sandwich, hummus w fresh veggies, mangoes
HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, hummus w fresh veggies, mangoes

Monday, March 26
Elementary: Turkey hoagie on roll, baked snack bag, cole slaw, oranges, cookie
HS Hot: Pub burger w cheese, cucumber salad, baked chips, apple slices
HS Cold: Hoagie w veggies, cucumber salad, baked chips, apple slices
HS Pizza: NY Pepperoni pizza, cucumber salad, baked chips, apple slices

Tuesday, March 27
Elementary: Pasta w meat sauce, steamed broccoli, salad w dressing
HS Hot: Spicy chicken tender wrap, glazed carrots, pasta salad
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, glazed carrots, pasta salad
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, glazed carrots, pasta salad

Wednesday, March 28
Elementary: Ham w dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, blueberry crisp
HS Hot: Ham w dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, blueberry crisp
HS Cold: N/A
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, Ham w dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, blueberry crisp