November 12-15: Health Screenings
November 13: Mandatory Winter Athletic Meeting @ 6:30 pm
November 16: Compassion Dress Down Day (bring at least $2)
November 19: Preschool Thanksgiving Feast
November 21: Grandparent’s Day, 1/2 Day of School
November 22-23: Thanksgiving Vacation
December 10: Christmas Concert Dress rehearsals
December 11: Christmas Concert at BCS, K-5 & choir students
December 14: Christmas Concert at WCS, Compassion Dress Down Day (please bring at least $2)
December 20: Preschool Christmas Program
December 22 - January 6: Christmas Vacation
HEALTH SCREENINGS, NOVEMBER 12-15
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 you students wears glasses, he/she MUST bring them to school.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the appropriate addresses.
Senior Class Poinsettia Sale
Poinsettias are for sale to benefit the Senior Class. Order forms were sent home today. You can also down the form here. Ask your friends and neighbors if they'd like to order their Christmas poinsettias from BCS to support the senior class! 10 colors are available. Remember that the class who sells the most plants will win an ice cream party! Make sure you order by November 20th. The poinsettias will be delivered on December 6th.
A fun way to treasure your child’s artwork
Just a reminder that if you would like to support BCS and have a unique way to treasure your child’s artwork send in your Kids Kreation artwork form no later then tomorrow or place your order online by November 9th.
ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER NEEDED
Berks Christian School is seeking a part time elementary music teacher to teach classes starting in January 2019 on Thursday's. A degree in music education is preferred. Applicants will be asked to provide written Christian testimony as part of the application. Please contact our Head of School, Mr. Phil Warner by emailing email@example.com or calling at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.
Less than a week away from our start of season meeting! Here's two important dates, as well as our open gym and practice schedule:
Tuesday, 11/13 @ 6:30 pm: Winter Athletics Meeting (parents and athletes must attend)
Friday, 11/16: deadline for CIPPE forms. Without it, student athletes are not allowed to participate in official practices, scrimmages, or games.
BASKETBALL OPEN GYMS & PRACTICES
Fri, 11/9 @ 3pm-4pm: MS boys open gym
Fri, 11/9 @ 4pm-6pm: Varsity boys open gym
Tue, 11/13 @ 3pm-4pm: MS girls and boys open gym
(important note: students must be picked up afterwards, then return for the 6:30pm mtg)
Tue, 11/13 @ 4pm-6pm: Varsity boys open gym
Fri, 11/16 @ 3:00pm-4:15pm: MS girls practice
Fri, 11/16 @ 4:15pm-5:30pm: MS boys practice
Fri, 11/16 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm: Varsity boys practice
DRESS CODE REMINDER
As the winter weather comes, we are starting to see lots of students bringing and wearing sweatshirts during the school day. As a quick reminder, only SOLID color or BCS-related sweatshirts / sweaters are allowed over the school polo. Coats, other outerwear, and sweaters / sweatshirts with words, designs, patterns, multi color or images are not permitted during the school day. This applies to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Non-approved apparel will be taken from students and kept in the office till the end of the day for the student to pick up.
POLO SHIRTS ARE NOT OPTIONAL
Please remember that every student must wear a BCS polo shirt (or a white dress shirt) every single day. BCS sweatshirts, solid color sweatshirts, or other BCS spirit wear are only permitted to be worn over top of the BCS polo. Students not wearing a BCS polo will be written up.
HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
FOURTH GRADE GOES TO FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK
Fourth grade enjoyed a beautiful fall day walking around Hopewell Lake sometimes on dry land and other times through the mud. The kids played at the playground and ate lunch by the lake. The class is studying PA ecosystems and get to see several of those in real life.
Lunch Menu for the week of 11.12.18
Monday, November 12
Elementary: Mac & Cheese w/Roll, Stewed Tomatoes, Green Beans, Pears
HS Hot: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup w/ Croutons, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup
HS Cold: Chicken Wings w/Roll, Tomato Soup w/ Croutons, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup
HS Pizza: Mickey's Cheese Pizza, Tomato Soup w/ Croutons, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup
Tuesday, November 13
Elementary: Popcorn Chicken, Buttered Pasta, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
HS Hot: Chicken & Waffles, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
HS Cold: Sloppy Joe, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
HS Pizza: BBQ Chicken Flatbread, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Apple Sauce
Wednesday, November 14
Elementary: Cheese Ravioli w/Garlic Bread, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit Salad
HS Hot: Burrito/Taco Bar, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Churro, Peaches
HS Cold: Fish Sandwich, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Churro, Peaches
HS Pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Fiesta Beans, Corn, Churro, Peaches
Thursday, November 15
Elementary: Roast Turkey & Gravy w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans,
Craisins, Apple Crisp
HS Hot: Roast Turkey w/Gravy & Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes OR Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes,
Green Beans, Craisins, Apple Crisp
HS Cold: Not Offered
HS Pizza: NY Style Pepperoni or 4 Meat Pizza, Mashed Potatoes OR Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes,
Green Beans, Craisins, Apple Crisp
Friday, November 16
Elementary: Cheese Pizza Quesadilla, Corn & Peas, Peaches
HS Hot: Hot Ham & Cheese on Pretzel Roll, Tomato Salad, Curly Fries, Baked Snack Bag, Pears
HS Cold: Chicken Parm. Sandwich, Tomato Salad, Curly Fries, Baked Snack Bag, Pears
HS Pizza: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Tomato Salad, Curly Fries, Baked Snack Bag, Pears
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.