BCS Beat: Issue 9.34

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Upcoming Events

May 8: Serve-A-Thon
May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 - 8 pm
May 15: Spring Concert @ West-Mont, 7 pm
May 18: Spring Concert @ Berks, 7 pm
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

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West-Mont Spring Concert, Tuesday May 15 @ 7 pm

The concert is taking place at West-Mont, includes all band and HS choir students at 7:00 pm.  Transportation will be provided to and from West-Mont for the concert. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

Berks Spring Concert, Friday May 18 @ 7 pm

Spring concert is taking place at Berks, includes all middle school students, all band and HS choir students. Dress code is the same for both concerts.

Instructions for all Performers:
Middle School and High School Choirs: Report at 6:30 pm to the cafeteria
Middle School and High School Bands: Report at 6:15 pm to the sanctuary

Middle School / High School Gentlemen dress code (band and choir): Black dress pants, black dress shoes, black socks, long-sleeve white dress shirt, tie (solid color or small print)
Middle School / High School Ladies dress code (band and choir): Solid white dress blouse (no sweaters or anything low cut), solid black skirt (knee length or longer, full length is preferred), black dress shoes, neutral colored nylons

Please note: MS / HS Choir and Band are performance-based classes and performances should be considered akin to a final exam. For this reason, attendance at the concerts is mandatory. Unexcused absences will result in a significant drop in the grade. Any planned absences must be in writing and submitted to the BCS office before the concerts.


Serve-A-Thon: TUESDAY MAY 8TH!

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Please make sure your child wears the black and gold Serve-a-Thon t-shirt that was given to them earlier in the year. If you are unable to find it please have them wear a black t-shirt.

Thank you to everyone who has sent letters so far.  We are almost there. We only have 237 left 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.

There's still time to reach our goal of 3,000 letters and win a pizza lunch.

Don’t forget you can also send emails to friends and family!
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.


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

Monday, May 7
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Tuesday, May 8
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Thursday, May 10
MS & VARSITY TRACK MEET - 9:00 am, vs. CCAC @ Northern High School
Students need to be at the school at 6:40 am, the bus will be leaving at 6:45 am.
This meet is not optional and attendance is required.
IMPORTANT: Please let Coach Godsey know if you child will not be riding on the bus.

Friday May 11
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Saturday May 12
MS & VARSITY
TRACK MEET - 8:00 am, vs. ACSI @ Bangor Memorial Park
Students need to be at the school at 6:40 am, the bus will be leaving at 6:45 am.
This meet is not optional and attendance is required.
IMPORTANT: Please let Coach Godsey know if you child will not be riding on the bus.

 

2018 Fall Athletics Sign Up

Fall sports registration is now open through May 11th. It is our hope that we will be able to have full teams for the following sports:

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

Registration information received by May 11th will be used to make final decision on what teams BCS will have for the Fall 2018 season. In order to have the needed time to schedule games and obtain coaches, we are using May 11th as the deadline for making decisions about all Fall 2018 teams. Middle School and Varsity Girls may participate in both Volleyball and Cross Country.

To register for fall sports teams you may do any of the following:

  • Complete the form sent home with all BCS students entering 5th through 12th grade and return to the school office.

  • Email Coach Godsey with student name and team to join.

When your register for a team you are making a commitment to participate. We are expecting both students and parents to honor this commitment.  We will have a mandatory parent meeting on August 9th. Practice will begin on August 13th.


NEWS AND UPDATES

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 SERVE-A-THON

  • Pray for the Serve-a-Thon team (Beth Bromwell and many parent volunteers) as they plan and prepare for the day of Serve-a-Thon.
  • Pray for those who will be reached on the day of Serve-a-Thon, that their hearts will be prepared for the message the students will be sending.
  • Pray for the students, staff, and volunteers as they go out into the community on the day of Serve-a-Thon. Pray for safety traveling, good weather, and good health.

AROUND THE CAMPUS

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Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.

This week: Rookie drivers and rookie turkey hunters tell tales of misadventure. Plus, how to pay less for tacos and pay more for the internet.

How Not To Drive
Ian Fabian sits in the driver's seat and listens to disgruntled DMV employees.

Turkey Times With Tate
Tate Moll sits in the woods and listens to sneaky gobblers. 

Cinco De Mayo
Maryed Saint-Hilaire relates the history behind the holiday (and tells ya how to get free tacos on Saturday)

Net Neutrality
Brett Williams explains an important issue facing lawmakers and everyone who uses the internet.


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, May 7
    Elementary: Turkey hoagie, Lettuce/tomato/pickles, Baked snack bag, Cole slaw, Mandarin oranges
    HS Hot: Pub burger w/ cheese, Cucumber salad, Baked chips, Apple slices
    HS Cold: Turkey hoagie w/ veggie toppings, Cucumber salad, Baked chips, Apple slices
    HS Pizza: NY pepperoni pizza, Cucumber salad, Baked chips, Apple slices

    Tuesday, May 8
    SERVE-A-THON, NO LUNCH ORDERS

    Wednesday, May 9
    Elementary: Salisbury steak w/ gravy & roll, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Blueberry crisp
    HS Hot: Nachos w/ cheese, salsa, sour cream & jalapeño, Lettuce/tomato, Three bean salad, Mandarin oranges
    HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, Lettuce/tomato, Three bean salad, Mandarin oranges
    HS Pizza: French bread pizza, Lettuce/tomato, Three bean salad, Mandarin oranges

    Thursday, May 10
    PIZZA FUNDRAISER LUNCH, NO LUNCH ORDERS

    Friday, May 11
    Elementary: Hot ham & cheese on pretzel roll, Carrot sticks w/ dip, Strawberries
    HS Hot: *Chef's Choice*, Corn & peas, Pepper sticks w/ dip, Pineapple
    HS Cold: Chicken salad sandwich, Corn & peas, Pepper sticks w/ dip, Pineapple
    HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, Corn & peas, Pepper sticks w/ dip, Pineapple