BCS Beat: Issue 12.20.18

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Upcoming Events

December 19-21: Midterms for secondary students (please don’t schedule appointments)
December 22: High School Winter Banquet
December 20: Preschool Christmas Program
December 22 - January 6: Christmas Vacation

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Place your yearbook order now for the discounted cost of $35 by December 21! Order forms are being send home and are also available below. After the 21st the cost goes up to $40.

COST:
$35 by December 21st | $40 after December 21st

Parents of BCS students received a letter this past week from the school board about donating toward a Christmas gift for our faculty. If you feel led to contribute, please send your gift to the school office (indicate "Teacher Christmas Gift" on the gift) or you may choose to give in the offering taken at the Christmas Concert.

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OUTSIDE RECESS & COLD WEATHER CLOTHES

As bitter weather starts to be more regular, please be aware that elementary students will be going outside for recess on some days. Please send warm coats, hats, and gloves along with elementary children for recess. Also, please remember that only solid color (no design, image, or pattern) sweaters and sweatshirts may be worn in school during the school day. Coats and other outerwear are only to be worn when the child is outside.

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2 Opportunities to serve a detention:

After School on Wednesday's 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Before School on Thursday's 6:55 am – 7:55 am

If you would like a Thursday AM detention you must let the the office know immediately. Otherwise, you will be scheduled for Wednesday.

Parents are responsible to arrange transportation home for any student who serves an after school detention.

Not showing up for Detention:

1 Detention Skip: Given a Warning
2 Detention Skips: ISS (in school suspension)
3 Detentions Skips: OSS (out of school suspension)

If a student is absent or at a school function the day of their assigned detention they will automatically be reassigned the following week.

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Today marks the first official games of the 18-19 basketball season! For away games, always double check the athletic schedule for departure and return times. For home games, get here! We want our gym packed with cheering fans, so check out the schedule below for info on upcoming games, concessions sign-ups, and info on varsity season passes. See you Monday, 12/10 for our first home games of the year!"

BASKETBALL GAMES

Thursday, December 13

GIRLS MS 3:30 PM AWAY vs. Lancaster County Christian @ Leola campus
BOY MS 4:30 PM AWAY vs. Lancaster County Christian @ Leola campus
BOYS B MS 5:30 PM AWAY vs. Lancaster County Christian @ Leola campus
VARSITY 4:00 PM HOME vs. Linville Hill Christian
JV BOYS 5:30 PM HOME vs. Linville Hill Christian

Monday, December 17

GIRLS MS 3:30 PM AWAY vs. High Point Baptist Academy
(Parents must pick up MS athletes @ High Point by 5:15, no BCS bus available)
BOY MS 4:30 PM AWAY vs. High Point Baptist Academy
(Parents must pick up MS athletes @ High Point by 5:15, no BCS bus available)
JV GAME 6:00 PM AWAY vs. Tulpehocken Junior/Senior HS
VARSITY 7:30 PM AWAY vs. Tulpehocken Junior/Senior HS

Tuesday, December 18

JV GAME 4:30 PM AWAY vs. Lancaster County Christian School @ Leola Campus
VARSITY 6:00 PM AWAY vs. Lancaster County Christian School @ Leola Campus

Thursday, December 20

GIRLS MS 3:30 PM AWAY vs. Hinkletown Mennonite School
BOY MS 4:30 PM AWAY vs. Hinkletown Mennonite School
BOYS B MS 5:30 PM AWAY vs. Hinkletown Mennonite School

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

STUDENT SPECTATORS AT GAMES

We love having students cheer on our basketball team! Students may only stay after school on game days if the first game starts by 4pm. If the games are later than 4pm students must go home and come back for the games. Students staying after school for a game must go to the cafeteria to do homework until the game starts. Before the game begins students should pay their $2 admission fee and sit on the bleachers to watch and cheer. Parents please plan on picking up your student as soon as the games end.

Season passes are available for all regular season varsity basketball games. Click the button below to order yours!

Season passes are available for all regular season varsity basketball games.
Click the button below to order yours!

PARENT PARTICIPATION IN SELLING CONCESSIONS

We are excited for BCS Basketball Concessions! This is a great way for Athletic Boosters to make money throughout basketball season.

Each family is required to sign up for 2 games.

Should you choose to not sign up you will be charged $20 per game as we will need to pay a staff member. For each time slot we are looking for two adults and one student, if possible, but definitely the two adults. You will be responsible for set up, serving during the game, and clean up.

We also ask that each time you serve that you bring something to sell (pizza, soup, sloppy joe, walking taco, etc.). Please put what you are bringing in the comment section so that we can include it on the price list.

9th-12th graders this is a great way to get service hours and support the basketball teams!

LUNCH MENU FOR THE WEEK OF 12/10/18

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Monday, December 17
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
Pizza: Mickey’s cheese pizza, Hash brown, donut holes, fruit cocktail

Tuesday, December 18
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
Pizza: BBQ Chicken flatbread, Zesty sidewinder fries, green beans, strawberries

Wednesday, December 19
Elementary:
Holiday Meal Baked Ham Slice w/ Roll, Mashed potatoes, corn, craisins,
baked apple crisp
HS Hot: Baked Ham Slice w/ Dinner Roll, Mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries
Pizza: Buffalo Chicken pizza, Mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries

Thursday, December 20
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
Pizza: NY Style pepperoni or 4 meat pizza, baked beans, carrots, pears

Friday, December 21
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
Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, Steamed oriental veggies, fortune cookie, mandarin oranges

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Lunch /Recess

VOLUNTEERS

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? Timing is approximately 11:00 until 12:30. 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 two parents per day, so pick a friend and sign up together! Contact Miss Klase, rklase@berkschristian.org for more details and to sign up.

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The PTO has adopted a mission statement to help us best serve BCS!
“The PTO is dedicated to serving the Berks Christian School faculty and staff by promoting communication, modeling gratefulness, and strengthening relationships between home and school.”

Thank you to those who have participated in the Usborne and Cards for a Cause fundraisers. Remember you still have until December 7th to place orders. Any questions may be directed to Julie Kemp at juliem.kemp@gmail.com.

Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, January 17th 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 Cristina Urban at cristina.urban.ot@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for more information about our indoor yard sale fundraiser coming up in February!