BCS Beat: Issue 2.21.19


Upcoming Events

February 21: Varsity Boys District Playoff Game @ BCS: 7pm
February 23:
THIS SATURDAY! Indoor Table Top Sale, 8 AM - 12 PM
February 26: College Financial Aid Workshop, 7 PM
March 15: Compassion Dress Down Day
March 20: End of Quarter 3
March 29: ½ Day of School




8 AM - 12 PM

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come out to our first ever BCS Indoor Table Top Sale. Vendors Include: Scentsy, Paparazzi Jewelry, Lipsense, Handmade Accessories and Homemade Snacks.

We will also have a general yard sale section with clothes, baby gear, household items and books.

Ways You can Help

Spread the word and invite friends and family from the community to help our sale be successful. We have a lot of vendors and great deals you won’t want to miss! Please remember to bring in your donations for the PTO’s indoor sale. Contact Amanda at (602) 550-2225 to donate.
All proceeds go to the PTO. There are several ways you can help:

1. Donate.
We will be collecting donations the week before the sale in the gym. If you are able to donate earlier, contact Amanda at abk123456789@yahoo.com to arrange a pickup.

2. Rent a table.
We have a few spots left @ $25 each. Vendors may choose to donate a portion of the proceeds to BCS (optional). For more information contact Dezeree at dez0718@gmail.com.

3. Volunteer.
We need help setting up on Friday night and Saturday morning, as well as cleaning up throughout the day and after the sale. Contact Tammy at tbennicoff@gmail.com if you’re able to help fill one of these slots!

“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.”

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Feel free to call the office if you have questions about re-enrollment.



Serve-a-Thon packets have all been sent home. Either you received it at Family Connect Night or it was sent home with your student or mailed. Please return to the office: (1) the Parent YELLOW Agreement Form, (2) the GREEN student permission form, and (3) your 30 completed letters.

Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.


Calling all builders, carpenters, engineers, designers, or anyone who can use a hammer
or screw gun:

We need builders for this year's set of Mary Poppins. This year's set is quite ambitious, featuring a two story residence for our main characters. We'll be needing a lot of experienced builders and plenty of novice hands as well. If you have building experience, and are willing to help with the design and planning phase, please contact Phil Warner pwarner@berkschristian.org right away! If you are willing to help on our building days in March (any experience or lack of experience welcome) also please contact Phil Warner and we will send you more details.


Playoff home game tonight!
Come out and cheer our BCS Lions!

Thursday, February 21

VARSITY District 3 Quarterfinals 7:00 PM HOME vs. Mount Calvary Christian

Admission: Adults: $6, Students: $4, District Programs: $5

Monday, February 25

VARSITY District 3 Semifinals TBA vs. TBA

Wednesday, February 27

VARSITY District 3 Finals TBA vs. TBA

Friday, March 1

Deadline to return uniforms for MS & JV basketball

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

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Sign ups for track & field and our HS baseball co-op with Boone are now open!

Spring sports registration is extended through Mon, 2/25. Sign up for track!

● Varsity Track
● MS Track
● Varsity Baseball (co-op with Daniel Boone)

Make sure to register by Monday by completing the form linked above. Return to the school office or scan / send to bsmither@berkschristian.org.

When you register for a team, you are making a commitment to participate. Parent & student athlete attendance at the spring sports athletic meeting (date TBD) is required, and practices officially begin during the 2nd week of March.


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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This week FEB 24 - MARCH 2, specifically, pray the following:

Service Learning Initiative (Strategic Goal #1)

  • Pray for funds for a 2nd BCS van to enable more opportunities for our BCS Serve program.

  • Pray for our 5th graders who will serve biweekly at a local nursing home this spring, completing our first service learning unit.

  • Pray for our teachers as they  continue to develop more service learning units for all classes.

  • Pray for increased opportunities with outside businesses and organizations to build meaningful service learning projects.

Attention all moms, grandmoms, or spiritual moms of BCS students - you are invited to join us for any of our upcoming Moms in Prayer meetings, all held in the BCS music room. We will be meeting the second Saturday of each month, from 8-9 AM.

The dates for the rest of this year are:
Saturday March 9, 8-9 AM
Saturday April 13, 8-9 AM
Saturday May 11, 8-9 AM

Any questions, contact Carrie Warner, carrie.warner@gmail.com.

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


Read the latest collection of articles by our fabulous students.

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Monday, February 25
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, February 26
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, February 27
All-American Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese, Steamed Peas, Spiced Cinnamon Apples
HS Hot: Breakfast Bar, Donut, Hash Brown, Melon Cup
HS Cold: Steak sandwich, Donut, Hash Brown, Melon Cup
Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, Donut, Hash Brown, Melon Cup

Thursday, February 28
Elementary: Baked Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Carrot Sticks, Fiesta Beans, Melon Cup
HS Hot: Stuffed Shells, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Sauce
HS Cold: Pretzel Dog, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Sauce
Pizza: NY Style pepperoni or 4 meat pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Sauce

Friday, March 1
Elementary: Pancakes With 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