BCS Beat: Issue 9.35

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Upcoming Events

May 10: Preschool Open House, 6:00 - 8 pm Tonight!
May 15: Spring Concert @ West-Mont, 7 pm
May 18: Spring Concert @ Berks, 7 pm & Compassion dress down day (bring $2)
May 24: Preschool graduation & Open House 5:30 pm
May 25: Junior/Senior Banquet
May 28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
May 29: Celebrate BCS Night
May 31: Kindergarten graduation
June 8: Last day of school & Senior graduation


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 4th & 5th graders, 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.


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THURSDAY MAY 24TH

Please invite your friends to our Kindergarten -12th grade Open House on Thursday, May 24th 5:30-7:30 pm. Any family that has a friend come to the open house will be entered to win a $25 gift card.


Serve-A-Thon

Serve-a-thon 2018 was a huge success! Elementary students visited with residents at local nursing homes and read with younger students at Reading schools. The sixth graders completed a landscaping project at CMTS in Bernville. The ninth graders cleared an alley and trimmed trees for Bethany Church in Reading.  The seniors stained benches and mulched at Camp Manatawny and also read to students at Glenside Elementary.

We appreciate the volunteers that took time out of their schedule to help us. We couldn't have done it without them. Let's continue to pray for the people that we served this week.


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.

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.

 

JV & Varsity Guys Basketball Awards

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JV MVP - Thomas
Varsity Coach’s - Jarred
Varsity Hustle - Daylon
Varsity Offensive - Isaiah
Varsity Most Improved - Drew


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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL COACH
Berks Christian School is looking for a Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach starting for the 2018 season. Coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a written Christian testimony to Athletic Director, Kody Godsey at kgodsey@berkschristian.org. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 13th.

VAN DRIVER
Berks Christian School is seeking a part-time van driver for morning and afternoon pickups on our extension routes for the 2018-2019 school year.  Commitment is 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM and 2:45-3:45 PM. Pay is $9 an hour. If you are interested please email Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.


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

For Prayer This Week...

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This week, pray for strengthen enrollment and giving. Specifically, pray the following:

Pray For Our PARTNER SCHOOLS & CITY OF READING

  • Pray for West-Mont Christian Academy to continue to thrive and grow as they serve their families.
  • Pray for our local public schools that we can grow in community together and find ways to serve them and support the Christian community in our public schools.
  • Pray for God to continue to move in the churches and ministries to serve the needs of Reading city.

AROUND THE CAMPUS

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Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.

This week: One afternoon, many Mexican restaurants. One lake in the Poconos, many options for spring & summer fun. Plus: how to not let everyone else's food and vacation photos ruin your daily life.

The Chronic Condition of Comparing
Grace DePena unravels the negative correlation between contentment and social media use.

Mexican Food Tour
Jarred Jermacans and company sacrifice their bodies in pursuit of Mexican cuisine perfection.

Corners of the World with Anna McGrath [Lake Wally]
Anna McGrath offers travel tips for this destination in northern Pennsylvania

Mother's Day 2018
Coming soon!


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 14
    Elementary: Cheeseburger, baked beans, peach slices, cookie
    HS Hot: Chicken fajita wrap w/ peppers & onions, guacamole w/ chips, salsa, melon chunks
    HS Cold: Cheeseburger, guacamole w/ chips, salsa, melon chunks
    HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, guacamole w/ chips, salsa, melon chunks

    Tuesday, May 15
    Elementary: Grilled cheese w/ tomato soup, cucumber salad, goldfish crackers, fruit salad
    HS Hot: Salisbury steak w/ roll, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches
    HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches
    HS Pizza: French bread pizza, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches

    Wednesday, May 16
    Elementary: Baked chicken stix w/ roll, sweet potato fries, broccoli w/ dip, frozen fruit
    HS Hot: Waffle w/ fruit topping, hash browns, grapes, donut
    HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, hash browns, grapes, donut
    HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, hash browns, grapes, donut

    Thursday, May 17
    Elementary: Calzonettes w/ sauce, salad greens w/ dressing, roasted squash, strawberries
    HS Hot: Cheese lasagna w/ roll, Italian blend veggies, pineapple
    HS Cold: Pretzel dog, Italian blend veggies, pineapple
    HS Pizza: Cheese pizza, Italian blend veggies, pineapple

    Friday, May 18
    Elementary: French toast sticks w/ ham, hash brown starz, grapes
    HS Hot: Mini corn dogs, Baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
    HS Cold: Grilled cheese panini, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries
    HS Pizza: NY Pepperoni pizza, baked beans, sweet potato tots, strawberries


    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    How To Create Secure, Attached Relationships with Your Children, at Any Age

    Do you long to develop joyful, life-giving relationships with your children?  Bring them along for a fun, engaging evening with psychologist Dr. Carmen Morrison on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm at St. James Parish of Reading City Church, 644 W. Penn Ave, West Reading, PA.  Learn hands-on how you can build your child’s emotional stability at any age and enjoy meaningful relationships as a family.  Formerly of Berks County, Carmen and her husband, Bob, now serve as full-time missionaries in Latin America, equipping churches in urban slums to be centers of healing and hope. For more information, contact D Hoffman at 484-855-0901

    ZERBE Photography Yard Sale

    Where: Dave Zerbe Studio  1135 N. 5th St. Reading Pa. 19601

    When: May 12, 2018 from 11am to 3pm

    What: Pro Equipment Canon 5D and 5d Mk2 camera; Canon Lenses, Misc camera gear like camera bags flashes power packs, studio props, furniture, Networking Equipment, Picture Frames.

    We will also be doing a open house with hot dogs, drinks, and snacks.