BCS Beat: Issue 09.13.18


Upcoming Events

September 17: Fall Play Auditions
September 21: Dress Down Compassion Day, bring at least $2
September 28: 1/2 Day of school, dismissal @ 11:30 AM
October 2: Picture Day
October 13: Homecoming



October 13, 2018

Games and activities for kids will start at 10:00am, followed by the 5th annual Quarter Auction at 11:30am. The varsity and middle school girls volleyball teams will play following the auction, with the day capped off by the alumni volleyball game. Be sure to buy your bidding paddle before October 5th to get the special deal (see next section or form attached to this email). You can also choose your bidding number if you buy before the 5th!  

We are currently in the process of collecting donations for the auction from all different types of businesses. If you have a donation (gift cards, etc.) or know of a business that would like to donate, please contact Beth Bromwell at bbromwell@berkschristian.org.

Order your bidding paddle!

Interested in bidding on some of the items in our Quarter Auction? Return your order form to the school office (with payment) to reserve a bidding paddle in advance or feel free to buy one at the door. Paddles are $10 or 3 for $25. After October 5th, paddles are $12 each.


Fast becoming a favorite tradition, each class will prepare a themed basket for the Auction Fundraiser. The baskets will be sold in traditional auction style (rather than in the quarter auction style), with a set starting price depending on their value.

Students are encouraged to sell auction paddles to family and friends who will attend the auction and hopefully bid on their basket.

In the packet you received at Back to School Night, you’ll find a small white envelope with your child's name on it. Please send $10 cash in the envelope (to the school office) for each of your children. This money will go towards purchasing items for your child's class basket. If you are interested in helping your child's teacher with the baskets, please contact them directly.

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Today (Thursday, September 13th) is the last day to send in your child’s t-shirt size. Please email Mrs. Bromwell at bbromwell@berkschristian.org today.

Fall Play Auditions

We are continuing our partnership with West Mont Christian School for school plays and musicals. This fall, West Mont is sponsoring a Fall Play, Pride and Prejudice. This is a great classic with excellent roles for both male and female actors. Auditions are Monday, 9/17 @ BCS and are open to all Middle School and High School students. Students who are interested should see Mr. Warner for an information packet and audition materials.

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Berks Christian School sponsors several children through Compassion International. The primary way we raise funds to support these children is through our monthly Dress Down Days. Students are permitted to "dress down" (out of uniform, but following core dress code modesty guidelines) if they also bring at least $2 to help support our Compassion children. Our first Compassion Dress Down Day is Friday September 21st!

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Friday 9/28

September 28th is a half-day of school. Students are dismissed at 11:30, so if your child rides a bus home, please be aware that they will arrive home earlier than usual. If you pick up your child, please be at the school for the pickup line at 11:30.


Your child will be bringing home an envelope from Zerbe Studios with information about school pictures, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 2. Please note that students may wear their uniforms or dress up. Girls that choose to dress up may wear modest dress slacks. They may also wear dresses or skirts that are not tight and no higher than the top of the knee cap in length.  Also, slits in skirts should be no higher than the top of the knee cap. Blouses should not be tight, sleeveless, low cut, or see through. Boys should not wear jewelry or shirts without collars (no T-shirts). Thanks for your cooperation.



High School students will have the opportunity to join the High School Leadership Conference in Washington DC this fall. Applications are due back to the office by September 28th and the earlier the application is received, the better the likelihood of being accepted.

The Redemption Everyday Conference is a premiere high school student leadership event with a balance of inspiring worship, deep content rooted in a biblical worldview, and summer-camp fun which stimulates growth and overall culture change throughout the school year. Session topics will include biblical foundation, ethnic unity, technology, and sexuality. BCS students who have gone on this trip in past years have found it pivotal to their experience as high school leaders.






Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

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

Middle school & VARSITY Volleyball Games

Thursday, September 13

VARSITY 6:00 PM HOME vs. New Covenant Christian

Friday, September 14

MS 4:00 PM HOME vs. Conestoga Christian

Saturday, September 15

MS 12:00 PM Away vs. Salem Christian

VARSITY 1:00 PM Away vs. Salem Christian

Monday, September 17

MS 4:00 PM Away @ Hinkletown Mennonite

Tuesday, September 18

MS 4:00 PM Away @ West Fallowfield Christian

VARSITY 5:00 PM Away @ Linville Hill Christian

Friday, September 21

VARSITY 5:00 PM Away @ Lititz Christian

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

Order your season Pass today!

We are excited to offer several season pass options for the Fall 2019 varsity volleyball season. Regular
admission for single games this year will be $5 for adult and $2 for students.
Families will not get a literal pass: instead, we keep a list of season pass holders at the admission table. Season passes include entrance for all varsity volleyball home games.
Cost breakdown is as follows: 
$10 for a single Student Pass
$60 for a "Couple" Pass, which admits you and any guest
$100 for a Family Pass, which admits anyone in the family

Contact Mr. Smither, Athletic Director for more info or to request an order form.

Check out the attached document, to buy your season passes!



open gyms

Interested in playing basketball this season? Our senior guys will be leading our first official (but non-mandatory) open gym on Tuesday, 9/18. If you play basketball, come out! Stay tuned for official signups for the 18-19 season coming soon.

  • Tue, 9/18: 3-5 PM

More open gyms coming soon!



We are very excited about giving 6th-12th grade the opportunity to go off campus on September 28th for class bonding. If you can host or a driver for the following grades please contact Rebekah Klase rklase@berkschristian.org.

7th grade - host, driver
8th grade - driver
9th grade - driver
10th grade - driver
11th grade - host driver,
12th grade - driver



Box Tops
Box tops earn several hundred dollars per year!! Those little 10-cent squares really add up. Remember to clip your boxtops and send them in to school.

Giant A+ Rewards
Parents need to go to giantfoodstores.com. First click on savings, then click on rewards/programs, then click on A-Plus. Berks Christian School ID is 25957. You must re-register your card each year.

Send in your receipts, listing your gallons purchased, to the school office.

Amazon Smile
Shop often at amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com instead of the original amazon site and you’ll be supporting BCS with every purchase!
Head to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2005505 to get started.

Download the shoparoo app on your smart phone, scan your receipt and earn points for BCS! It's that easy! Go to www.shoparoo.com to learn more.

Redner’s Save-a-Tape
Shop at Redners? Be sure to scan our Redner’s Points Card when you check out, then just submit your receipts to BCS.

Open Positions

Varsity Guys Basketball Coach
Berks Christian School is looking for a Varsity Guys Basketball 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.

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.

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.

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

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As announced at Back to School Night, a parent has put together a  “BCS Teacher Wish List” so that the school community can bless our hardworking teachers!  The teachers sent in their wish list items and they were added to a Wish List on Amazon.  Purchasing the item is simple:

  1. Click this link to see the Wish List: http://a.co/ax7F0jQ

  2. Choose and item (or two!) and put them in your cart.

  3. Check out as normal and your item will be shipped directly to the school – easy peasy!

Some of the items on the list are just ideas – things you can keep in mind as you are out and about, or maybe even donate if you have a lightly used item sitting around at home.

Let’s show the teachers how much we appreciate them by supporting them in this way!


Around Campus

lunch Menu for the week of 9.17.18

Monday, September 17
Elementary: Hamburger on a bun, lettuce & tomato slices, baked beans, french fries,
mandarin oranges
HS Hot: Open faced turkey hot sandwich, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad
HS Cold: French toast slice w/ sausage, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad
HS Pizza: Mickey's cheese pizza, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad

Tuesday, September 18
Elementary: Lunch box meal, carrot & celery sticks, apple snack pack
HS Hot: Spicy or regular chicken tender wrap, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/ dip, apple crisp
HS Cold: Pizza sticks w/ sauce, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/ dip, apple crisp
HS Pizza: BBQ chicken flatbread, pasta salad, fresh broccoli w/ dip, apple crisp

Wednesday, September 19
Elementary: Chicken & waffles, California blend veggies, peaches
HS Hot: Nest nachos. lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos
HS Cold: Egg, cheese & sausage sandwich, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, lettuce & tomato, refried beans, corn, mangos

Thursday, September 20
Elementary: Sloppy Joe’s, cole slaw, sweet potato waffles fries, pear cup
HS Hot: Steak sandwich, curly fries, green beans, pineapple
HS Cold: Hot roast beef & cheddar, curly fries, green beans, pineapple
HS Pizza: NY style pepperoni or 4 meat pizza, curly fries, green beans, pineapple

Friday, September 21
: Pizza, spinach salad, green beans, pineapple
HS Hot: Bruschetta pasta rosa, salad greens, steamed cauliflower, peaches
HS Cold: Buffalo chicken, salad greens, steamed cauliflower, peaches
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, salad greens, steamed cauliflower, peaches


All BCS Families are invited to “A Day Of Hope Music Festival” being held on Saturday September 22, 2018 from 11am to 7pm at Exeter Bible Fellowship Church, 926 Philadelphia Terrace Birdsboro, PA 19508. This is a FREE admission event! Live Christian music featuring several bands and solo artists, a children’s play area with 3 bounce houses, 5 kid’s games, face painting, balloon twisting, over 30 vendors, 5 food trucks, a Chick-Fil-A tent, a special attraction FREE raffles and more! All proceeds benefit Genesis Pregnancy Care Center in Pottstown. Visit the music festival website http://www.adayofhopemusicfest.com