BCS Beat: Issue 11.1.18


Upcoming Events

November 1 & 2: No School
November 12-15: Health Screenings
November 13: Winter Athletic Meeting @ 6:30 pm
November 16: Compassion Dress Down Day (bring at least $2)
November 21: Grandparent’s Day, 1/2 Day of School
November 22-23: Thanksgiving Vacation
December 11: Christmas Concert at BCS, K-5 & choir students
December 14: Christmas Concert at WCS, Compassion Dress Down Day

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All BCS students will be tested by school nurses from the Exeter School District. All students in grades K-12 will have their vision tested. Students in K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11 will have their hearing tested. Students in grade 7 will also be examined for scoliosis. (This will involve students bending over and being asked to lift their shirt for the nurse so that the spine can be examined. Please alert your 7th grade student of this, if you think it will be concerning to him or her.) If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, a letter will be sent home to you indicating the failure. You must then follow up with a physician for further examination.



Make sure your grandparents save the date! November 21st, a half-day of school, is our annual Grandparents Day.

The day kicks off with a breakfast for students and grandparents to share, continues with activities for grandparents to share with their grand-kids, and ends with an all-school chapel event. Parents are welcome to attend the chapel as well. This is a half-day of school, so if grandparents and students want to spend the afternoon together, it's a great opportunity for them to go out for lunch after dismissal.

We need lots of volunteers to help provide breakfast, so if you can help, sign up here.

Grandparents will be receiving invitations in the mail, so if the grandparents in your family have moved, or if you're a new family to BCS this year, please email Miss. Klase rklase@berkschristian.org with the appropriate addresses.

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Students received their student’s art personalized sticker packet this week to take home.

Orders will be due back Wednesday, November 7th (if you're paying with cash/check) or Friday, November 9th (if you're placing your order online).

Order for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase.


We’d like to welcome the following basketball coaches for this 18-19 season!

Varsity Boys Head Coach: Mark Shumaker
Varsity Boys Asst Coach: Dave Kapaona
JV Boys Coach: Angel Guzman
MS Boys Head Coach: Jarred Jermacans
MS Girls Head Coach: Beth Bromwell

You’ll hear more from our coaching staff at the winter athletics mtg on Tuesday, 11/13 @ 6:30 pm (parents and athletes must attend), but in the meantime, here’s three important items:

  • All athletes must complete the CIPPE Forms and recertification forms signed by a doctor, by Fri, 11/16. Without it, they are not allowed to participate in official practices, scrimmages, or games.

  • Meanwhile, stay tuned to the athletic website for open gym schedules (non-mandatory but recommended, CIPPE not required)

  • MS basketball sign-ups will open for 5th graders next week. Stay tuned for details.


  • Tue, 11/06 @ 3 pm - 4 pm: MS boys open gym

  • Tue, 11/06 @ 4 pm - 6 pm: VARSITY boys open gym

  • Fri, 11/9 @ 3 pm - 4 pm: MS boys open gym

  • Fri, 11/9 @ 4 pm - 6 pm: MS boys open gym


Operation Christmas Child at BCS

Our 3rd-5th graders with their Big Best Friends will be buying supplies and sending shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child. If families with students in other grades would like to pack a shoebox and send it in they are due by November 16th. For more information on how to pack a shoebox go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.


West-Mont Christian Academy Play

BCS & WCA continue our partnership through their fall play! Three BCS students are in this show that you don't want to miss. You can buy tickets at http://www.west-mont.org/. The shows are November 16th, 7PM, November 17th, 2PM, and November 17th, 7PM.

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Do you have a personal business selling educational books, such as Usborne? If you do, we’d like to consider featuring your business in an online book sale. Please contact Ashley at tworedsox@bellsouth.net by November 8th if you’re interested in hosting an online party.

Our next PTO meeting is November 15th at 6:30 in the library. Hope to see many of you there! If you’d like to be added to the email list to receive the agenda and meeting minutes, please email Christina at cristina.urban.ot@gmail.com.

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Lunch Menu for the week of 11.05.18

Thursday, November 1

Friday, November 2

Monday, November 5
Elementary: Hoagie Bar, Lettuce & Tomato, Baked Beans, French Fries, Baked Snack Bag,
Mandarin Oranges
HS Hot: French Toast Sticks w/ Ham, Hash Brown, Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail
HS Cold: Calzone w/ Sauce, Hash Brown, Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail
HS Pizza: Mickey's Cheese Pizza, Hash Brown, Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail

Tuesday, November 6
Elementary: Pasta w/Meat Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, Salad Greens
HS Hot: Hot Dog w/ or w/o Chili, Zesty Sidewinder Fries, Green Beans, Strawberries
HS Cold: Popcorn Chicken w/Pierogies, Zesty Sidewinder Fries, Green Beans, Strawberries
HS Pizza: BBQ Chicken Flatbread, Zesty Sidewinder Fries, Green Beans, Strawberries

Wednesday, November 7
Elementary: Salisbury Steak w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Baked Apple Crisp
HS Hot: Italian Stromboli w/Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple
HS Cold: Meatball Sandwich, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple
HS Pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple

Thursday, November 8
Elementary: Mini Corn Dogs, Fiesta Beans, Pasta Salad, Mandarin Oranges
HS Hot: Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Carrots, Pears
HS Cold: Pretzel Dog, Baked Beans, Carrots, Pears
HS Pizza: Ny Style Pepperoni or 4-Meat Pizza, Baked Beans, Carrots, Pears

Friday, November 9
Elementary: Hot Ham & Cheese on Pretzel Roll, Sweet Potato Tots, Melon Cup
HS Hot: Asian Bowl, Steamed Oriental Veggies, Fortune Cookie, Mandarin Oranges
HS Cold: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Steamed Oriental Veggies, Fortune Cookie, Mandarin Oranges
HS Pizza: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Steamed Oriental Veggies, Fortune Cookie, Mandarin Oranges