BCS Beat: Issue 7.18.19

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Upcoming Events

August 1: Fall Sports Athletic Meeting @ 6:30pm
August 26: Back to School Night
August 27: First Day of School
September 4: First Day of Preschool

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School starts on August 27th, but be sure to keep the evening of August 26th open on your calendar for our annual Back to School Night. This special event for families will start with a presentation from our Head of School. Afterwards, you'll have a chance to meet teachers, check out classrooms, and hear about the exciting year ahead. Details and times about the evening will be given in the next BEAT.

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NEW BCS UNIFORM GUIDELINES AND ONLINE STORE

We are excited to announce that we have some updates to our uniform guidelines and how to order polos and sweatshirts. Please carefully read the updates below. The ordering deadline is Friday, July 26th for the lower prices! If you have any questions please let Rebekah Klase know.

ONLINE ORDERING for all new school polos and school sweatshirts

  • Twice a year, an ordering period featuring lower prices will be available

  • Orders can be placed at any time through the online store, but the prices will be higher

The online store will feature many other spirit wear items that can be worn on dress down days and after school. There is also an option to upgrade the uniform items to alternate brands. All orders placed will be shipped to your home.

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Changes to the uniform code for 2019-2020:

  • All polos & sweatshirts must be maroon, black, or white

  • Sweatshirts do not require a polo underneath

  • All previously purchased BCS spirit wear in maroon or black may be worn for 2019-2020 only

  • Any plain maroon, black, or white sweatshirts may be worn for 2019-2020 only

  • For the 2020-2021 school year, all sweatshirts must be purchased from the online store

  • Athletes may wear team warmups only during the sports season as part of their uniform

  • Girls may wear khaki capris

All BCS tops (polos and sweatshirts) must be purchased from our store or obtained through our uniform swap closet. All previously purchased polos will be valid uniform items. 

All tops must be maroon, white, or black.

ELEMENTARY GIRLS (K-5)

Jumper / Skirt: Khaki jumper or skirt, with shorts or leggings underneath, or khaki capris
Pants: Khaki pants  
Top: BCS polo shirt, white dress shirt, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt

ELEMENTARY BOYS (K-5)
Khaki pants or khaki shorts
BCS polo shirt, white dress shirt, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt

SECONDARY LADIES (6th-12th)
Pants: Khaki pants, khaki skirt, or khaki capris
Shirt: BCS polo shirt, oxford style white blouse, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt

SECONDARY GENTLEMEN (6th-12th)
Pants: Khaki pants or khaki shorts
Shirt: BCS polo shirt, white dress shirt with tie, solid colored (white, black or maroon) sweater, or uniform sweatshirt


9-12 Course Selection & Internships

All 9th-12th grade students received their course selection, available internships (10th-12th), and online courses (11th & 12th) in the mail and via email this week.

Please return your course selections and internship application by Tuesday, July 30th via one of the following options:

  • Scan and email to rklase@berkschristian.org

  • Mail to 926 Philadelphia Ave. Birdsboro, PA 19508

  • Drop off at the school office Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm

Please feel free to request a meeting via email or calling 610-582-1000 x 102. You can certainly always email Miss Klase any questions at rklase@berkschristian.org.


Service Days at School

Summer work is in full swing at BCS and we can use extra hands. We would love to have some parents come out and help with these projects. If you are a 9th-12th grade student that still needs to make up missed service hours from last year (or if you want to get a head start on your hours for this year), we have work for you. 

Upcoming service dates are:
July 23rd 9am - 12pm
July 30th 9am - 12pm
August 3rd 9am - 2pm

If interested, contact Miss Klase.


Welcome New Staff!

We are so thankful that the Lord has brought three new staff members to BCS for this school year!

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Mrs. Janell Lopez- 6th grade

Mrs. Lopez is no stranger to the BCS campus as she subbed in almost every class last year! She quickly became a part of the BCS community, and we are excited that her dedication to students to will be instrumental for the 6th grade class as they enter Middle School this year.

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Miss Molly Anne Vaughn - Science

Miss Vaughn comes to us after graduating from West Chester University and subbing the last two school years in the public school system. She is excited to share her love of science with our students!

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Mrs. Melissa Horning- Educational Support/Tutor

Mrs. Horning joins our BCS community with 30 years of service in Christian Education. She has taught English & Bible and is moving into semi-retirement. We are blessed to be able to have her on campus a few days a week to be a part of our educational support team and tutor for secondary students.

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MANDATORY FALL STUDENT ATHLETIC AND PARENTS MEETING AUGUST 1st

All parents and athletes involved in fall sports are required to attend the Fall Athletic Meeting on August 1st at 6:30pm. If you are the parent of a fall athlete and you cannot attend for extenuating circumstances, you must notify Ben Smither, Athletic Director.

CIPPE FORMS DUE

Before practices begin on 8/12, the athletic department must have a 2018-2019 CIPPE Athletic Form on file. Sections 1-6 must be completed by the student and parent, then signed by a doctor after a physical.

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All game schedules are available on the CCAC website

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Employment Opportunities at Berks Christian
2019-2020 school year

Berks Christian School has the following openings immediately for the 19-20 school year.  Interested applicants should contact Rebekah Klase (rklase@berkschristian.org) or call 610-582-1000 x 102.

Preschool Aide

Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time pre-school aide for the 2019-2020 school year. Experience is desirable, but not required. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

After School Zone Assistant

Berks Christian School is seeking an assistant for our After School Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Commitment is each day from 3-5pm, with the possibility of leaving earlier. Pay is $9.50 an hour. If you are interested please email Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.

Development Assistant

Berks Christian School is seeking a Development Office Assistant. Commitment is 10 hours a week, flexible with scheduling. Experience in business, sales, and/or education is preferred. Applicants should have skills in communication, organization, and writing. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

Lunch Aide

Berks Christian School is seeking a Lunch Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. Commitment is 1-2 hours each day. Pay is $10 an hour. Please contact our Assistant Administrator, Rebekah Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org or by calling 610-582-1000 x 102 for more details. Please attach a resume and written Christian testimony.

Middle School Boys Soccer Coach

Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Boys Soccer Coach starting for the 2019 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Ben Smither at bsmither@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 12th.

Substitute  Teachers

Berks Christian School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
The job requires-
1. Flexible schedule
2. Bachelors degree (it does not have to be in education)
3. PA Criminal Background Clearance
4. PA Child Abuse Clearance
5. FBI Fingerprinting
If you are interested in being added to our sub list, please send your resume and written Christian 4th