BCS Beat: Issue 08.23.18


Upcoming Events

August 27: Back To School Night @ 6:30 PM
August 28: 1st Day of School!  1/2 day, dismissal @ 11:30 AM
September 3: No School, Labor Day
September 6: Welcome to Preschool Night @ 6 PM
September 10: 1st Day of Preschool
September 28: 1/2 Day of school, dismissal @ 11:30 AM

Event Details

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: Monday, August 27th at 6:30 PM!!


Please be sure to come out on Monday, August 27th at 6:30 PM for Back To School Night!

This special event for all families starts at 6:30 PM with a presentation from our Head of School. Afterwards, you'll have a chance to meet teachers, check out classrooms, and hear about the exciting year ahead.  Feel free to bring the kids, but they need to stay with you: no childcare is provided at this event.


6:30 - 7:10 Opening (auditorium)
7:15 - 7:30 Session 1
7:35 - 7:50 Session 2
7:55 - 8:10 Session 3






Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website.
Please use this as your guide each week.

VARSITY Volleyball Games

Thursday, August 23
5:00 PM @ BCS
Girls Varsity Scrimmage vs. New Covenant Christian

Tuesday, August 28
5:00 PM @ West Shore Christian Academy
Girls Varsity Scrimmage vs. West Shore Christian Academy

If you'd like to sign to help serve concessions throughout the season, please sign up here.



Substitute Teachers

Berks Christian School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
The job requires-
1. Flexible schedule
2. Bachelors degree (it does not have to be in education)
3. PA Criminal Background Clearance
4. PA Child Abuse Clearance
5. FBI Fingerprinting
If you are interested in being added to our sub list, please send your resume and written Christian testimony to Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.

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, Ben Smither at bsmither@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.




Order forms are due Friday, September 7th. 

You can order uniforms with the new order form attached to the email the Beat was sent in or there will be a small quantity available for sale at Back to School Night. PE shirts can be bought for $6 that night.


Jump In and Join Us


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At the time of this writing, we are in need of one host family for this school year for an incoming 8th grade boy from China. Since he will be arriving Friday August 24, time is of the essence! If you have interest in hosting but need a bit more time to prepare, arrangements can be made for a temporary home for him until you would be ready. Below are a few details about hosting. If you are interested, have questions, or would like more information, please contact Carrie Warner, cwarner@berkschristian.org or 610-513-1258.

  • Hosting is a wonderful opportunity to minister to students by allowing them to experience God's love in the setting of a Christian home
  • Basic requirements for hosting include: a private room with bed/closet/dresser/desk, 3 meals daily (lunch can be packed or purchased at school), and transportation to/from school (many host families utilize busing) and as needed for other activities
  • Host families are given a stipend of $700 per month to cover costs of food, transportation, etc.

Again, please contact Carrie Warner with any questions. Recommendations for host families would also be welcomed!



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On Saturday September 1, all moms of BCS students - as well as grandmothers, spiritual moms, and other women who love the Lord - are invited to come together to pray for our students, teachers, and school as we begin a new school year. The prayer walk will take place on the BCS campus from 9-11am and childcare will be provided. We will meet in front of the preschool, and spread out from there with the goal of covering the entire campus with prayer.


Recess Lunch Parents Needed


Our elementary lunch periods depend on parent volunteers. Teachers get a break over lunchtime, sometimes their only break of the day! To supervise lunch periods, we rely on parents who wipe down the tables before lunch begins, serve food, help students clean up, and then supervise the afternoon recess.

If you have free time in your week, will you consider being a Lunch/Recess Parent this year? Current clearances are required, and we are happy to help you acquire them. If you have a child younger than school age, you are welcome to bring him or her along. Commitment can be once a week, or more often! We need at least two parents per day, so pick a friend and sign up together! If you are interested, please email Rebekah Klase at rklase@berkschristian.org.


Around Campus

Menu for the week of 8.27.18

Tuesday, August 28

Wednesday, August 29
Elementary: French toast w/ ham, hash browns, veggie dippers, grapes
HS Hot: Walking taco, lettuce & tomato slices, fiesta beans, corn, mango
HS Cold: Egg, cheese & sausage sandwich, lettuce & tomato slices, fiesta beans, corn, mango
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, lettuce & tomato slices, fiesta beans, corn, mango

Thursday, August 30
Elementary: Grilled cheese panini, tomato soup w/ croutons, zucchini, fruit salad
HS Hot: Burger bar, sidewinder fries, cole slaw, grapes
HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, sidewinder fries, cole slaw, grapes
HS Pizza: NY style Or 4 meat pizza, sidewinder fries, cole slaw, grapes

Friday, August 31