BCS Beat: Issue 9.33

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Upcoming Events

April 26: Tonight, Spring Recital, 7:00 pm
May 4: Music in the parks (HS Choir)
May 8: Serve-A-Thon
May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 - 8 pm
May 15 & 18: Spring Concerts
May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
May 28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
June 8: Snow Make-Up Day, Last day of school!


EVENT DETAILS

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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Let's celebrate!  Thursday May 3rd

We will be having a dress down day, eating lunch outside with ice cream sandwiches and a pep rally for sending 2,200 letters!! Keep them coming, we need to get to 3,000 letters for an all school pizza lunch.

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Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We are almost there, only 586 let to go Our goal is 100% participation by all of our families.  Take time to send in your letters this week, and help us reach our goal by May 1st.

You may continue to turn in letters to count toward your family total up until May 1st. The 1st place prize is $300, 2nd is $200, and 3rd is $100. We are less then 600 letters away from reaching our final school wide incentive. When we reach 3,000 letters sent, there will be a pizza lunch for the entire school.

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.

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.


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.


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All families & staff are invited to join us for our 9th Annual 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 will begin at 6pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 24th with how many members of your family will be attending. We ask that each family bring a main dish to share. Also bring a side dish (if your last name starts with A-0) or a dessert (if your last name starts with P-Z). If you want to come only for the awards ceremony that will begin at 7:15pm.

One note for families of Kindergarteners and Seniors, the awards given that night will also be repeated at their graduation ceremonies.


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 27
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

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

Tuesday, May 1
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Wednesday, May 2
MS TRACK MEET - 3:30, vs. Oley Valley @ Oley Valley High School

Thursday, May 3
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30
MS GIRLS ONLY MEET TRACK MEET - 3:30, vs. Wilson @ Wilson High School

Friday, May 4
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

 

2018 Fall Athletics Sign Up

We will be starting signs up on April 30th and will continue to May 11th. This is where we determine if we will be able to offer the following athletic options for next fall:

-Middle School Girls Volleyball
-Varsity Girls Volleyball
-Middle School Cross Country
-Varsity Cross Country
-Football (through Daniel Boone High School)


NEWS AND UPDATES

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Enroll by April 30!!

Only 4 days left to get the April re-enrollment rate. 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.


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!


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:

Pray For Our BCS Serve

  • Pray for the students we support through Compassion International and for our students to grow in their care for all people.
  • Pray for that our students would grow in character and compassion as they complete service projects through BCS Serve.
  • Pray for that God would grow in each of our students a sense of vocational calling to use their strengths to further the work of God's kingdom in whatever field of professional work they pursue after school.

AROUND THE CAMPUS

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Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.
This week: Get existential with Victor Frankl, the Mandela Effect, and an island full of talking dogs. Plus, a mid-first round NBA Playoff preview!

Isle of Dogs: Trash or Terrific?
Grace DePena reviews Wes Anderson's latest stop-motion animated film, set on a landfill island inhabitated by exiled dogs..

Man's Search For Meaning
Holly Follweiler examines Victor Frankl's work in post-WWII psychology.

Mandela Effect
Yonelyn Angeles explains the strange phenomenon of collective false memories.

NBA Playoffs 2018
Thomas Shumaker previews the NBA title hopes of teams who made (or hope to make) it through to the second round of playoffs.

 

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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    Monday, April 30
    Elementary: Mac and cheese w/ roll, stewed tomatoes, green beans, pears
    HS Hot: Meatball sandwich, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w/ dip, peaches
    HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w/ dip, peaches
    HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, steamed cauliflower, carrot sticks w/ dip, peaches

    Tuesday, May 1
    Elementary: Popcorn chicken, Buttered pasta, Sugar snap peas, Applesauce
    HS Hot: Pierogies w/ sausage, Steamed snap peas, Mandarin oranges
    HS Cold: Chicken wings and roll, Steamed snap peas, Mandarin oranges
    HS Pizza: French bread pizza, Steamed snap peas, Mandarin oranges

    Wednesday, May 2
    Elementary: Cheese ravioli w/ sauce, Steamed zucchini, Salad greens w dressing, Melon cubes
    HS Hot: Chicken alfredo over pasta w/ breadstick, Roasted zucchini, Romaine salad w/ dressing, Pears
    HS Cold: Chicken parm sandwich, Roasted zucchini, Romaine salad w/ dressing, Pears
    HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, Roasted zucchini, Romaine salad w/ dressing, Pears

    Thursday, May 3
    Elementary: Crunchy tacos w/ rice, Refried beans, Lettuce/tomato, Mano slices, Churro
    HS Hot: Cheesy burger w/ ketchup, Sweet potato waffle fries, Romaine w/ tomatoes,
    Pepper strips w/ dip, Apple slices
    HS Cold: Cheese calzonettes, Sweet potato waffle fries, Romaine w/ tomatoes, Pepper strips w/ dip, Apple slices
    HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, Sweet potato waffle fries, Romaine w/ tomatoes, Pepper strips w/ dip,
    Apple slices

    Friday, May 4
    Elementary: Cheesy burger w/ ketchup, California blend veggies, Mandarin oranges,
    Whole grain cookie
    HS Hot: Cheese quesadilla w/ sauce, Hummus w/ fresh veggies, Mangoes
    HS Cold: Fish sandwich, Hummus w/ fresh veggies, Mangoes
    HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, Hummus w/ fresh veggies, Mangoes