BCS Beat: Issue 9.30

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Upcoming Events

April 10: Preschool Open House, 9:00 am until 12 noon
April 12: National Honor Society Induction 7:00 pm
April 18 - 20: Terra Nova Standardized Testing
April 20: Compassion Dress Down day and 1/2 day dismissal
April 26: Spring Recital
June 8: Snow Make-Up Day

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

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.

Friday, April 6
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Monday, April 9
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Varsity Track Meet at Greenwood Middle School, 3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 10
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30 MS
Varsity Track Meet at Tulpehocken Junior/Senior High School, 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 12
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Friday, April 13
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Varsity Track Meet at Tulpehocken Junior/Senior High School, 3:30 pm

 

Congratulations to Varsity Guys Basketball

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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: Enroll by April 30 to Avoid highest Fee

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Feel free to call the office if you have questions about re-enrollment.

Serve-a-Thon: Reminders for this week

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Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We've got a good start, but have a long way to go.  Our goal is 100% participation by all of our families.  Take time to send in your letters this week.

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

We also need to receive the following ASAP:
 - green Student Permission Form

As we finalize preparations for Serve-a-Thon Day we still have specific needs for drivers and parent chaperones for grades 3 and 7. 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.

    SPIRITWEAR

    We will be doing our final polo and spiritwear order for this school year next week. Order forms went home before Easter break and is attached to this week's beat email. All orders must be in by Friday, April 13th.

     

    WELCOME BABY EDITH

    Mr and Mrs Mountz welcomed their baby, Edith Claire, on 4/5/18. They praise the Lord for this new arrival. Mrs Mountz plans to return to the BCS office after graduation for the month of June to get summer work started, and then will be retiring from office work to raise her kids at home. Feel free to offer your congratulations via email, or to stop by in June to say hello.

     

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

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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 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

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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.

    For Prayer This Week...

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    This week, pray for strengthen enrollment and giving. Specifically, pray the following:

    • Pray that God would continue to grow our student body so that we can strengthen our school  community and serve additional families.
    • Pray that God would continue to provide sustaining giving partners for our annual fund.
    • Pray that God would continue to move in the hearts of business owners to participate in scholarship programs and giving initiatives.
       

    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    personal ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) FOR SPEAKER GRACE FABIAN

    I am a full-time speaker and author and am looking for a responsible Personal Assistant to provide personalized secretarial support in a well-organized and timely manner. You will work primarily on your own on monthly, weekly, and one-time tasks.

    Work is primarily computer, emailing, stuffing envelopes, and social media related, except for drop-offs and pick-ups from airport. Looking for someone for variable 7-9 a week, about 40 hours a month. Located in Douglassville, PA. For information about me check out: GraceFabian.com.

    Submit the following information to: Grace Fabian PO Box 446 Douglassville, PA 19518.
    Call me at 610.385.1505 if you have questions.

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    • Christian testimony including any missions work
    • 3 References: Personal, Professional and Pastor/Church Leader
       

    Latest on Student Privacy Lawsuit

    The Boyertown case - involving an unwritten school policy that allows boys into girls' locker rooms and bathrooms and girls into boys' locker rooms and bathrooms - is scheduled to be argued on May 24 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Also, additional students are seeking to join the lawsuit to protect their right to bodily privacy.

    Please pray for the three judges who will be hearing this case. And please pray for the many children in this district and other school districts who live with such offensive policies.
    Click here for more about the case.

     

    Around Campus

    Menu for the week

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    Friday, April 6
    Elementary: French toast stix w ham, hash brown startz, donut holes, grapes
    HS Hot: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
    HS Cold: Grilled cheese panini, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
    HS Pizza: NY pepperoni pizza, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries

    Monday, April 9
    Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, lettuce & tomato, hummus w carrots & celery, peach slices
    HS Hot: Beef nachos w toppings, black beans/corn, pickled jalapeño relish, watermelon,
    cinnamon churro
    HS Cold: Pub burger w cheese, black beans/corn, pickled jalapeño relish, watermelon,
    cinnamon churro
    HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans/corn, pickled jalapeño relish, watermelon,
    cinnamon churro

    Tuesday, April 10
    Elementary: Hot dog, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
    HS Hot: Grilled cheese w tomato soup and croutons, cole slaw, applesauce
    HS Cold: Chicken filet sand-wich, cole slaw, applesauce
    HS Pizza: French bread pizza, cole slaw, applesauce

    Wednesday, April 11
    Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon spiced apples
    HS Hot: Chicken / cheese pizza w sauce, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes
    HS Cold: Hot roast beef and cheddar sandwich, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes
    HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrot / celery sticks w dip, mangoes

    Thursday, April 12
    Pizza Lunch Fundraiser
    Watch for Order Form