BCS Beat: Issue 1.10.19

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Upcoming Events

January 14: Report cards sent out
January 18: Compassion Dress Down Day (please bring at least $2)
January 21: No school
February 5: Meeting for cast of Mary Poppins, 6:00 PM
February 19: Family Connect Night

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All orders are due Thursday, January 17th and will be delivered in time for Super Bowl Sunday!
The class that sells the most items gets an ice cream party.

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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.

WELCOME MIMI FAIRBANKS

Please welcome Mimi Fairbanks our new elementary music teacher. We are very excited to have Mimi join us on staff. In addition to being an alumnus of BCS, Mimi brings teaching experience and a Masters degree in music education to our teaching team.

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

Mrs. Walls has open spots for students who would like to take piano lessons. Please contact the office if you are interested.

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We are very excited about producing Mary Poppins with BCS and WCA this year! The show will be April 4th-6th. We encourage all 6th-12th graders to audition. You can sign up for an audition time outside the office. Be sure to talk about auditioning with your parents to ensure that you are able to commit to coming to the mandatory information meeting on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm and then all practices starting February 11th. We practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday practices are only for a few weeks right before the show. Most roles will not have to be at practice everyday. We will send a schedule every two weeks letting you know when your character has to be at practice.

AUDITIONS: Monday 1/14 & Tuesday 1/15

To prepare for you audition please do the following-

1. Fill out the audition application and have a parent sign it

2. Prepare a verse or chorus of a song to sing (30-45 second)

3. Prepare one of the monologues from the attached document

If you have any questions please email Miss Klase rklase@berkschristian.org.

choreographer wanted

In the months leading up to Mary Poppins we will need help with various roles. The first big role we need is a choreographer. If you or anyone you know has choreography experience please email Rebekah Klase.

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BASKETBALL GAMES

Friday, January 11

JV 4:30 PM AWAY vs. Dayspring Christian Academy
Varsity 6:00 PM AWAY vs. Dayspring Christian Academy

Monday, January 14 - HOME GAMES!

GIRLS MS 3:30 PM HOME vs. Dayspring Christian Academy
BOY MS 4:30 PM HOME vs. Dayspring Christian Academy
JV 6:00 PM HOME vs. Lebanon Catholic
VARSITY 7:00 PM HOME vs. Lebanon Catholic

Tuesday, January 15

VARSITY 6:00 PM AWAY vs. Veritas Academy @ Spooky Nook Sports Complex

Thursday, January 17 - HOME GAMES!

GIRLS MS 3:30 PM HOME vs. West Fallowfield Christian School
BOY MS 4:30 PM HOME vs. West Fallowfield Christian School
BOYS B MS 5:30 PM HOME vs. West Fallowfield Christian School

Friday, January 18

GIRLS MS 3:45 PM HOME vs. York County Day
BOY MS 4:45 PM HOME vs. York County Day
JV 4:30 PM AWAY vs. Lititz Christian School
VARSITY 6:00 PM AWAY vs. Lititz Christian School

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

PARENT PARTICIPATION IN SELLING CONCESSIONS

Needed Dates! 1/18 & 1/25

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

Each basketball 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!

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Berks Christian School is seeking a Track Coach starting for the 2019 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.

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Berks Christian School is sponsoring the SaveAround sale to raise funds for the PTO to help serve the faculty and staff at BCS. SaveAround is a coupon book that offers hundreds of buy-one-get-one-free discounts, along with many other great discounts!!

You buy one book for just $25!! You will find out that the book pays for itself after using it just 2 or 3 times. You make your money back and more!!!

The Fundraiser will be coordinated as follows: 

Start Date: 01/10/2019
For every 5 books a student sells, he/she will get 1 book FREE! If you would like an order form to sell books, please email Beth Bromwell bbromwell@berkschristian.org or contact the school office.

End Date: 01/31/2019
Please return order form & payment for all orders to your child’s teacher. Orders will be filled within 10 days of return. 

You can also order online to benefit our sale

Online Order - Give this URL http://www.supportourgroups.com/GN/93071X to your family and friends who live out of town so they can order online and support our fundraiser!

Please make checks payable to: Berks Christian School

 Please send your check or cash to the school office by 01/31/19 with your name and marked
Save Around on the envelope. 

Thank you for supporting your BCS PTO!!


Employment Opportunities at BCS

4th Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher

Berks Christian School is seeking a long-term substitute teacher for 4th grade starting in April 2019. A degree in elementary education is required. 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 pwarner@berkschristian.org or calling at 610-582-1000 for more details. Please attach a resume.

Track Coach

Berks Christian School is seeking a Track Coach starting for the 2019 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 4th

 

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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.”

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.

We are happy to announce the first ever BCS indoor fundraiser sale on February 23rd from 8-12! If you or a friend are involved in direct sales or own a small business, we need you! We will be renting tables @ $25 each. Vendors may choose to donate a portion of the proceeds to BCS (optional). For more information and to reserve a table, please contact Dezeree at dez0718@gmail.com. We will also need volunteers! If interested in helping out Friday or Saturday, contact Tammy at tbennicoff@gmail.com. If interested in donating goods to BCS for the yard sale portion of the fundraiser, contact Amanda at abk123456789@yahoo.com.

 

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LUNCH MENU FOR 1/14/19

Monday, January 14
Elementary: Meatball sub, steamed broccoli, pineapple
HS Hot: Chicken fajita wrap, guacamole & salsa w/ chips, mangos
HS Cold: Calzone w/sauce, guacamole & salsa w/ chips, mangos
Pizza: Mickey’s cheese pizza, guacamole & salsa w/ chips, mangos

Tuesday, January 15
Elementary:
Mickey’s pizza, jicama fries, side salad, peaches
HS Hot: Salisbury steak w/roll, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, pears
HS Cold: Popcorn chicken w/pierogies, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, pears
Pizza: BBQ Chicken flatbread, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, pears

Wednesday, January 16
Elementary:
All-American cheeseburger mac & cheese, steamed peas, sliced cinnamon apples
HS Hot: All-American cheeseburger mac & cheese, steamed peas, sliced cinnamon apples
HS Cold: Not available
Pizza: Not available

Thursday, January 17
Elementary: Baked Chicken nuggets w/roll, carrot sticks, fiesta beans, melon cup
HS Hot: Baked Chicken nuggets w/roll, carrot sticks, fiesta beans, melon cup
HS Cold: Not available
Pizza: Not available

Friday, January 18
Elementary: Pancakes w/sausage, hash browns, raisins
HS Hot: Mini corn dogs w/ mac & cheese, fiesta beans, mandarin oranges
HS Cold: Chicken patty sandwich, fiesta beans, mandarin oranges
Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, fiesta beans, mandarin oranges