May 18: Spring Concert @ Berks, 7 pm & Compassion dress down day (bring at least $2)
May 24: Preschool Graduation 6:30 pm & 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
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.
Tomorrow is the last compassion dress down day! Please consider sending in more than $2 to we can continue to support Compassion throughout the summer.
We are excited about having new families join the BCS community for the 2018-2019 school year! The best way for new families to hear about BCS is from you. Would you consider helping us out? Here are three ways you can win a $25 gift card:
- Share our facebook event on your wall about our Open House on Thursday, May 24th https://www.facebook.com/events/187598072058898/
- Tell your friends about our Open House on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm. If they come and put your name down you will be entered to win a gift card.
- We have new yard signs. If you are willing to put one in your yard please respond to this email and I will send one home with your student.
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.
Congratulations to Tate who qualified to represent BCS at PIAA District III in javelin. He will throw on Friday!
Our track athletes finished the season strong despite the pouring rain in the last meet
on Saturday in Bangor, PA. Congratulations to all our track athletes!
NEWS AND UPDATES
important details on returning tech & supplies
Please make sure your 9th-12th grade student returns their Chromebook, charger, and case by the end of the school day on Thu, June 7th (Fri, June 1st deadline for seniors). If these items aren’t promptly returned, the student will not be issued a report card and will be charged for a replacement device and case on Renweb.
FREE FIGHTIN' PHILS GAME!
The Fightin' Phils have partnered with us again this year and have given us free tickets to a baseball game. It is just around the corner, Tuesday, May 22nd!
THE WINNERS TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH ARE SHAYLEE DAUB AND GRANT SEVILLE, CONGRATULATIONS!
Each student/teacher will receive 2 FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS to attend the May 22nd game. If you have multiple students please call the Fightin Phils at 610-370-BALL to have them reserve and hold the tickets at will call.
Additional general admission tickets can also be purchased at a discounted price of $5 per ticket. All you need to do is select Berks Christian School when visiting Baseballtown.org/OutstandingStudent to claim your tickets! You can also pick your tickets up that night, but the Phil's do suggest purchasing/claiming your tickets ahead of time.
Families are encouraged to arrive by 5:30pm in order to take part in the pre-game Outstanding Student activities. Each student will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with a Fightin Phils player, receive a reward medal, and have the chance to be individually recognized on stage alongside the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor.
Lastly, for every free ticket used OR $5 ticket purchased, Capital BlueCross will donate $1 back to our school! Along with the families of current students, anyone else that cares about Berks Christian can be directed to the Baseballtown.org/OutstandingStudent website to get involved and help support our school. Please forward to your friends and family!
(TOYS OF YOUR SELECTION)
Do you have old toys or stuffed animals sitting around your house? Donate them! T.O.Y.S. is a service project similar to Toys for Tots where you donate your old childhood belongings to kids who have none. All toys received will be sent to Genesis Pregnancy Care Center.
All you have to do is bring your old toys and leave them in the boxes places conveniently at school. Thank you for your cooperation! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Drew Keylor. Please have donations in by 5/25/18.
JOB OPENINGS AT BCS FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
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.
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 email@example.com. Also, current PA child abuse, criminal background, and fingerprinting checks are required. Preseason practices begin on August 13th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT FEEDBACK FORM
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!
AROUND THE CAMPUS
Read the latest collection of articles by are fabulous students.
This week: delicious sandwiches, volcanic eruptions, and a whole lot of superhero cash.
Avengers: Infinite Money
Thomas Shumaker assembles the box office stats for 2018's first blockbuster movie.
The Volcanic Islands
Matt Henderson details the recent volcanic activity in Hawaii.
Cooking With Anna
Yonelyn Angeles hits the McGrath kitchen for two delicious sandwich recipes.
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
Monday, May 21
Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, Lettuce/tomato, hummus w/ carrots & celery, peach slices
HS Hot: Rice bowl w/ chicken, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa & sour cream, black beans & roasted corn, pickled jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro
HS Cold: Pub burger w/ cheese, black beans & roasted corn, pickled jalepeno relish,
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans & roasted corn, pickled jalepeno relish,
Tuesday, May 22
Elementary: Hot dog, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
HS Hot: Grilled cheese w/ tomato soup & croutons, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, cole slaw, applesauce
Wednesday, May 23
Elementary: Fish sticks w/ roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon sliced apple slices
HS Hot: Chicken & cheese pizza w/ sauce, green beans, carrots/celery w/ dip, mangoes
HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, green beans, carrots/celery w/ dip, mangoes
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrots/celery w/ dip, mangoes
Thursday, May 24
PIZZA FUNDRAISER LUNCH - WATCH FOR ORDER FORM
Friday, May 25
Elementary: Turkey w/ gravy & roll, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, applesauce
HS Hot: Cheese ravioli w/ bread stick, steamed broccoli, salad greens w/ dressing, pears
HS Cold: Grilled cheese panini, steamed broccoli, salad greens w/ dressing, pears
HS Pizza: NY Pepperoni pizza, steamed broccoli, salad greens w/ dressing, pears
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.