BCS Beat: Issue 9.32

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Upcoming Events

April 18 - 20: Terra Nova Standardized Testing (students need to bring pencils & calculators)
April 20: Compassion Dress Down day (bring at least $2) and 1/2 day dismissal!
April 26: Spring Recital, 7:00 pm
May 8: Serve-A-Thon
May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 pm until 8 pm
May 15 & 18: Spring Concerts
May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
May 28: NO SCHOOL
May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
June 8: Snow Make-Up Day, Last day of school!

 

EVENT DETAILS

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1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL TOMORROW!

We have a 1/2 day of school tomorrow Friday 4/20. Dismissal is at 11:30.
Tomorrow is also Compassion dress down day.  Bring at least $2.
Enjoy your weekend!

 

SPRING CONCERTS

Spring Recital April 26th

Reporting time for performers:  6:45 PM
Performances begin:  7:00 PM

Participating students are those who are taking private music lessons with Mrs. Walls or Mr. Rappoldt. Students from almost every grade will be represented at the performance.

Performers should dress-up for the occasion.

Concert May 15th

Spring concert is taking place at West-Mont, includes all Band and HS choir students at 7:00 pm. More details to follow in the weeks to come.

Concert May 18th

Spring concert is taking place here at BCS, includes all MS students, HS students and Band students, 7:00 pm. More details to follow in the weeks to come.

 

Serve-A-Thon: Reminders for this week

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PERMISSION FORM NEEDED

Please turn in your child’s GREEN permission slip for Serve-A-Thon as soon as possible (you can put all of your children’s names on one slip.) Contact the office if you need a copy. Your child may not participate in this all-school event unless we have received the permission form.

VOLUNTEER MEETING

There is a mandatory meeting for all Serve a thon volunteers coming up shortly on Tuesday, April 24th at 7 pm in the music room. We will go over what goes on the day of Serve a thon and have you sign any paperwork we may need. Please respond to Mrs Bromwell to let her know if you are able to attend this meeting. If you have any questions please let her know as soon as possible.

If you'd like to have your paperwork filled out ahead of time, here's what you'll need:

If you are driving students:
- A copy of your driver's license and a copy of your insurance card
- Parent and teacher driver volunteer form
- Volunteer agreement form

If you are not driving students, but coming along as a volunteer:
- Volunteer agreement form

PROGRESS TOWARDS OUR GOAL

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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. The 1st place prize is $300, 2nd is $200, and 3rd is $100. We have reached a number of school wide incentives! On Thursday May 3rd we will have a dress down day and everyone will get ice cream at lunch time. If we reach 2900 letters sent, everyone will get pizza that day as well. Keep sending your letters or emails...only over 600 to go!

Don’t forget you can also send emails to friends and family to count towards your family’s total (after your 1st 30 letters). Here’s how:

Step 1:
Go to berkschristian.org/serveathonsponsor
Step 2:
Copy the text of the letter into your email body.
Step 3:
Replace [recipient name] and [sender name] with actual names. Add the email address and subject line.
Step 4:
Put serveathon@berkschristian.org in the “bcc” line (this will log the letter to count for your family’s total)

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.

 

SPRING PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

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Please spread the word to your friends and family by using our flyer about our next Preschool Open House on May 10th,  6:00 - 8:00 pm. We have classes for 3 year olds and 4-5 year olds.

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.


 

CELEBRATE BCS NIGHT: COMING SOON!

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Mark your calendars for Celebrate BCS on Tuesday, May 29th.

This is a time to enjoy a dinner together as a school family and then celebrate the achievements of our students from the entire year. The dinner begins at 6 pm and the awards ceremony at 7:15 pm. 

  An RSVP link will be sent next week!

 

HS CHOIR TRIPS

Permission slips for both trips are due, please send them in to the school office by tomorrow.

 

ATHLETICS

TRACK SCHEDULE

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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 20
No practice

Monday, April 23
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Tuesday, April 24
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Thursday, April 26
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Friday, April 27
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

 

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.

INTERESTED IN FINANCIAL AID FOR THE 18/19 SCHOOL YEAR?

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Remember that all returning families (that's you!) who are interested in financial aid must apply for aid by April 30th. You can apply for aid here.

 

NEW MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

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On Thursday April 12th, new members were inducted into the Berks Christian School chapter of National Honor Society. We are proud of the scholarship, service, leadership, and character these students exhibit and congratulate them on this honor.

 

JOB OPENINGS AT BCS FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Berks Christian School is seeking a full time administrative assistant beginning in June 2018. The position will includes reception, student records, parent communication, and other office functions. Applicants should be able to demonstrate superior communication (verbal and written) skills, organizational skills, and high computer fluency. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES
Berks Christian School is seeking a High School social studies teacher to teach core classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should have a degree in History Education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

SECONDARY ELA
Berks Christian School is seeking an English Language Arts Teacher to teach core classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should have a degree in English Education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CORE CONTENT TEACHER
Berks Christian School is seeking a middle school core teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The position will include Social Studies courses and 1-2 other courses that fit the applicant's areas of strength and certification. Applicants should have a degree in Education, have a state certification, and have or be willing to apply for ACSI certification. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by replying to this posting or at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume

 

NEW!!! PARENT FEEDBACK FORM

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This week we are launching a new parent feedback form.  This form will be linked in every issue of the beat, is on the parent/student website, and linked in renweb.  We always want to hear from our parents: suggestions for improvement, requesting information, looking for help, solving a problem, or sharing positive feedback.  While you can always simply email or pick up the phone, our hope is that this form is a simple tool and constant reminder that we want to hear from you!

PARENT FEEDBACK

 

JUMP IN AND JOIN US

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. 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 May 5, 10-11 am

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:

Student Leaders

  • Pray for the National Honor Society Members to continue to advance academically and be leaders in their class. (our new members were inducted last week)
  • Pray for Student Council to continue to develop leadership skills to benefit the student body.
  • Pray for 5th & 8th graders as they lead elementary and middle school and transition to 6th & 9th graders.

 

AROUND THE CAMPUS

TUTORING

Tutoring is available on the following days and times if any student needs it.
Parents can contact Mr. Warner for details.

Middle School   Monday 3 - 4
High School      Thursday 3 - 4

 

    Menu for the week

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    Friday, April 20
    No lunch, 1/2 day of school

    Monday, April 23
    Elementary: Cheeseburger, Tater tots, Lettuce / tomato, Seasoned cauliflower, Peaches
    HS Hot: Hot and spicy chicken patty, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce / tomato, Fresh broccoli w dip, Peaches
    HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce / tomato, Fresh broccoli w dip, Peaches
    HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce / tomato, Fresh broccoli w dip, Peaches

    Tuesday, April 24
    Elementary: Taco salad over rice, Carrots / celery w dip, Apple snack pack, Cookie
    HS Hot: Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, Stewed tomatoes, Spinach salad, Corn bread, Pears
    HS Cold: Chicken wings and roll, Stewed tomatoes, Spinach salad, Corn bread, Pears
    HS Pizza: French bread pizza, Stewed tomatoes, Spinach salad, Corn bread, Pears

    Wednesday, April 25
    Elementary: Chicken tender wrap, Salsa w dipping chips, Black beans / corn, Mango slice
    HS Hot: Cheeseburger w top-pings, Sweet potato tots, Corn, Mangoes
    HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, Sweet potato tots, Corn, Mangoes
    HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, Sweet potato tots, Corn, Mangoes

    Thursday, April 26
    Pizza Lunch Fundraiser  (form attached)

    Friday, April 27
    Elementary: Ham and cheese wrap, Salad greens w dressing, Steamed broccoli, Pineapple
    HS Hot: BBQ rib sandwich, Baked beans, Cole slaw, Banana
    HS Cold: Fish sandwich, Baked beans, Cole slaw, Banana
    HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, Baked beans, Cole slaw, Banana