BCS Beat: Issue 9.27.19


Upcoming Events

September 27: Middle School Retreat
September 28: BCS Volleyball Invitational
October 1: Picture Day
October 1: Moms in Prayer: 8-8:30 am (In the music room)
October 4: Pep Rally & Dress Down Day (Bring at least $2)
October 5: Homecoming
October 7: No School, PreK -12th
October 14: No School, K-12, Teacher in Service
October 18: Compassion Dress Down Day (Bring at least $2)
October 22: End of 1st Quarter
October 23: No School: Teacher in Service
October 28-30: Health Screenings



PreK-12th grade students will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, October 1.

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.

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.

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.

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Homecoming Pep Rally & Dress Down Day

It’s time to get excited and make some noise about Homecoming!!! Friday, October 4th is dress down day and a pep rally! Please bring $2 to dress down. Pep rally begins at 2 pm!

Students with maroon and gold will be entered to win a prize!



Mrs. Klase - 2nd Annual Laser Tag/Pizza Eating Competition with Coach Dan Klase at Laser Quest & Infinito’s - 3 students

- Let’s Taco About It (West Reading): $20 Gift Card
- Sight and Sound: 2 Tickets To Esther
- Reading Country Club: 4 Green Fees


Homecoming is almost upon us and we are so excited for another great event! We need your help to make this day successful. Please sign up for an item (or two) to contribute. See sign up button below for more details.

Order your Quarter Auction Paddle

$10 each

Special: 3 Paddles for $25!
Paddles can also be purchased at the event.
Rolls of Quarters will be available for purchase.

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  1. Invite your friends and family to Homecoming on Saturday, October 5th.

  2. Give them the flyer (click button below for the flyer) and tell them to bring it to the auction at Homecoming.

  3. They will turn this flyer in and get a FREE bidding paddle for the auction (normally $10)

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Calling all moms, grandmoms and spiritual moms of BCS students. You are welcome to join us as we pray together weekly on Tuesday mornings from 8-8:30 am in the music room, with praises, confessions, thanksgivings and requests. Come once or come every week!

October meetings:

Tuesday, October 1: 8-8:30 am
Tuesday, October 8: 8-8:30 am
Tuesday, October 15: 8-8:30 am
Tuesday, October 22: 8-8:30 am
Tuesday, October 29: 8-8:30 am




I find it intriguing to consider the power of focus. In any given situation, I can choose what I will focus on. The same situation can look and feel totally different depending on how I see it.

This thought came about as I was sitting on my porch after dark one evening, listening to the night sounds. It just kind of hit me that I can always choose where my focus is going to be. Am I going to focus on how things are going (or not going) the way I was hoping they would? Or am I going to focus on what I can be thankful for, on how I can look for God’s handiwork even when things seem to be going wrong? Can I learn to let go of my self-centered desires that everything would go my way and trust in God and His ways? Even though it can feel insanely difficult to focus on trusting in God and His plans that are bigger than mine, that is clearly the better way.

Thinking about this need for a God-centered focus reminds me of the words of the Apostle Paul in the beginning of Romans 12 - “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” And I have always thought the next words are incredibly powerful - “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.” For someone like me who tends to worry a lot about making the right choice, it is rather freeing to consider that perhaps rather than spending my energy trying to figure out God’s perfect will, I can simply ask Him to renew my mind. Maybe sometimes changing my focus is all I need to be transformed.

Pray with me…
…. for a God-centered focus to drive every part of BCS
Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. Colossians 3:15 MSG

… for God to reveal His vision for the school to the leadership
If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed. Proverbs 29:18 MSG

… for every individual in the BCS community to be transformed by the renewing of our minds
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him… fix your attention on God. Romans 12:2 MSG

Soli Deo Gloria
To God alone be the glory

~ Carrie Warner, BCS Prayer Team Coordinator

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: UPDATE: No takers yet since last week, are you able to serve?

We are still in great need for Recess Parents: still need 1 Tuesday, 1 Wednesday, 1 Friday. Being a recess parent is a great way to connect with our students and build relationships with our school community. These volunteers are critical to keeping our students safe and cared for during lunch and recess. Thank you to our 7 parents who have already stepped up, 3 more to go! (We’ll take grandparent recess parents too!)

Thank you to our volunteers!

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Saturday, September 28

VARSITY 8:30 AM HOME TOURNAMENT vs. Coventry Christian School, Dayspring Christian Academy, Lancaster Mennonite

Monday, September 30

MS 4:00 PM AWAY vs. Conestoga Christian School @ Conestoga Christian School

Tuesday, October 1

VARSITY 5:00 PM AWAY vs. Veritas Academy @ Lancaster BIC

Thursday, October 3

MS 4:00 PM HOME vs. High Point Baptist Academy
VARSITY 6:00 PM HOME vs. Linville Hill Christian


VARSITY 3:15 PM vs. New Covenant Christian School
MS 4:30 PM vs. New Covenant Christian School

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website.
Please use this as your guide each week.



We are still looking for volunteers to help run our MS & Varsity volleyball home games, including shifts at the admission table for our tournament on Saturday. Your help is greatly appreciated!

BASKETBALL Coaches Needed!

  • MS Boys Basketball Head Coach

  • MS Boys Basketball Asst / B Team Coach

  • MS Girls Basketball Asst Coach

BCS is looking for the three coaching positions above for the 19-20 basketball 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 November 18th.

HS Boys Basketball Off season Schedule

Coach Mark and Coach Jarred will continue to run two weekly opportunities to play basketball through the off season:

  • Sunday night pick-up games

  • Tuesday night open gyms

Both happen from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and are open to any BCS 9th-12th grade boy who wants to come play. Please double check the athletic schedule to make sure the event is happening that week.
Students may not stay after school on Tuesdays.

Read the latest collection of articles by our fabulous students.

Read the latest collection of articles by our fabulous students.

This week: Our 9/26 articles cover some fall sports, offering an end-of-season review of Philadelphia Phillies' star Bryce Harper, as well as a midseason check-in with the BCS Varsity Girls Volleyball team and their playoff aspirations. We also have a review of a recent Netflix documentary about rapper Travis Scott.

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LUNCH MENU 9/30/19

Monday, September 30
Elementary: Hamburger On Bun, Lettuce & Tomato Slices, Baked Beans, Fries, Mand. Oranges
HS A Meal: Reg. Hot Or Spicy Chicken Patty, Lettuce & Tomato, Green Beans, Strawberries
HS B Meal: Calzone, Lettuce & Tomato, Green Beans, Strawberries

Tuesday, October 1
Elementary: Sloppy Joe, Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Pear Cup
HS A Meal: Hot Dog With Or Without Chili, Baked Beans, Sidewinder Fries, Pears
HS B Meal: Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Sidewinder Fries, Pears

Wednesday, October 2
Elementary: Chicken & Waffles, California Blend Veggies, Peaches
HS A Meal: Nest Nachos, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Mangos
HS B Meal: Egg, Cheese & Bacon On Croissant, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Mangos

Thursday, October 3
Elementary: Taco Salad Over Rice, Carrot & Celery Sticks
HS A Meal: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, California Blend Veggies, Pineapple
HS B Meal: Mini Pierogies, California Blend Veggies, Pineapple

Friday, October 4
Elementary: Pizza, Spinach Salad, Smile Fries, Green Beans
HS A Meal: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup w/Crackers, Smile Fries
HS B Meal: Seafood Basket, Tomato Soup w/Crackers, Smile Fries