BCS Beat: Issue 9.10

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Upcoming Events

October 19-20: No School
October 25: Last day of Quarter One
October 27: Middle School Spiritual Life Retreat
November 6-7: Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 9: Winter Athletic Meeting at 7:00 pm
November 22: Grandparents Day

Event Details

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Each elementary family and family new to BCS this year will be assigned scheduled times for parent / teacher conferences on November 6th and 7th. Assigned times were emailed this week. Ability to switch your slot is limited, so please mark your calendar with your assigned appointment right away and reserve time in your schedule. If you are the parent of a student in grades 6 - 12 who is not new to BCS, you will not be assigned a conference unless you request one. Contact Mrs Judd (bjudd@berkschristian.org) in the office to request to be added to the schedule.

Student Health Screenings

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This coming week 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.

Athletics

Winter Sports: Seasonal Athletic Meeting

Parents and students playing winter sports are required to attend the Athletic Meeting on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will begin with a presentation from the Athletic Director, and will be followed up by individual team meetings led by each coach.

CIPPE Forms and recertification forms are also due at the November 9th meeting.

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.
Wednesday, 10/18:
Varsity volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:15
Thursday, 10/19:
Varsity volleyball away game, 6:00 (depart at 4:15)

Open Gym Dates for Varsity Basketball:
Monday, 10/23: 3:00 - 5:00
Tuesday, 10/24: 4:00 - 6:00
Thursday, 10/26: 3:00 - 5:00

News and Updates

Kids Kreations

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Your child recently completed some artwork at BCS, which has been sent to Kids Kreations, a fundraising company that develops products with your child's work. In a few weeks, you'll be receiving a personalized packet with your child's artwork which will show products (aprons, iphone covers, mugs, tote bags, etc) you can purchase. Order products for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase.

Needed at BCS: You!

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Partnership with families is one of our hallmarks at BCS and we love when parents join us in volunteer roles. This year we are looking a little bit more broadly as we consider how you (parents, grandparents, and friends of BCS) can partner with us. Picture yourself in the following roles. Then contact the office to let us know which one might fit you!

After School Guidance
Many of our students, in all grades, could benefit from extra help in working through homework or help with new academic content. You don't need to be an expert in algebra or grammar. Just a caring adult who wants to give some time to mentoring and guiding a student.

Handyman Tasks
Love tools? We need a handyman or two to volunteer a few hours a month to install bulletin boards, fix desks, or accomplish other odd tasks. Work can be done on weekends or after school times.

Facilitate a Flex Course
Flex courses can be anything from baking to chess to classic novel read-alouds to sewing to creative writing. You don't need background in education, just a love of a particular topic and a willingness to instill that love in students. Each flex course meets once per week for a quarter, from 2:15 - 2:45.

Leadership Legacy Groups to Pack Shoeboxes

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Our K - 5th students along with their Leadership Legacy Group Leaders (11th & 12th graders) will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Families in these grades are asked to send in $5-10 to help with buying the supplies and paying for the shipping. If anyone else would like to contribute please send the money in an enveloped marked Operation Christmas Child by Friday, November 3rd.

Around Campus

Homecoming Success!

We are thrilled to announce that our Homecoming event raised $6,000 for BCS this year. The event was highlighted by our Auction and was enjoyed by kids in activities as diverse as pumpkin painting and voting for a teacher to be pie'd (Mr Godsey won). Thanks to our many donors and volunteers for making this day a huge success.

Reminder: 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.

Menu for this week

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Monday, October 23
Elementary: Chicken patty on roll, lettuce/tomato, hummus w carrots/celery, peach slices
HS Hot: Chicken burrito w toppings, black beans & corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro
HS Cold: Pub burger w cheese, black beans & corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, black beans & corn, jalepeno relish, watermelon, churro

Tuesday, October 24
Elementary: Pizza sticks w sauce, curly fries, baked beans, watermelon
HS Hot: Grilled cheese w tomato soup and croutons, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, cole slaw, applesauce
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, cole slaw, applesauce

Wednesday, October 25
Elementary: Fish sticks w roll, steamed peas, tomato salad, cinnamon spiced apples
HS Hot: Chicken and cheese pizza w sauce, green beans, carrots/celery w dip, mangoes
HS Cold: Hot roast beef and cheddar, green beans, carrots/celery w dip, mangoes
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, green beans, carrots/celery w dip, mangoes

Thursday, October 26
Fundraiser Pizza Lunch - watch for order form

BCS Beat: Issue 9.9

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow, October 13: Compassion Dress Down Day (bring at least $2)
October 19-20: No School
October 25: Last day of Quarter One
October 27: Middle School Spiritual Life Retreat
November 6-7: Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 9: Winter Athletic Meeting
November 22: Grandparents Day

Event Details

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Each elementary family and family new to BCS this year will be assigned scheduled times for parent / teacher conferences on November 6th and 7th. You will receive your assigned times next week. Ability to switch your slot is limited, so please mark your calendar with your assigned appointment right away and reserve time in your schedule. If you are the parent of a student in grades 6 - 12 who is not new to BCS, you will not be assigned a conference unless you request one. Contact Mrs Judd (bjudd@berkschristian.org) in the office to request to be added to the schedule.

Athletics

Winter Sports: Seasonal Athletic Meeting

Parents and students playing winter sports are required to attend the Athletic Meeting on November 9th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will begin with a presentation from the Athletic Director, and will be followed up by individual team meetings led by each coach.

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.

Friday, 10/13:
Middle school volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:30
Varsity volleyball away game, 6:00
Monday, 10/16:
Middle school volleyball home game, 4:00
Varsity volleyball practice: 5:00 - 6:30
Tuesday, 10/17:
Middle school volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart at 3:00)
Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00
Wednesday, 10/18:
Varsity volleyball practice, 3:00 - 4:15
Thursday, 10/19:
Varsity volleyball away game, 6:00 (depart at 4:15)

Open Gym Dates for Varsity Basketball:
Friday, October 13, 4:30 - 6:30
Tuesday, October 17, 3:00 - 5:00

Congratulations to the Cross Country Team

With a first season successfully under their belts, the BCS cross country team is happy with the kickoff of this new program. We are always excited to grow our programming, and the success of cross county this year was one more way we are enjoying growth this year. Congrats, team!

News and Updates

Grandparents Day

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We are excited for our annual Grandparents Day coming up on November 22nd. We'll be sending invitations directly to grandparents soon, so please make sure we have the updated contact information on your child's grandparents. This is especially important if you're a new family, or if grandparents have recently moved.

Kids Kreations

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Your child recently completed some artwork at BCS, which has been sent to Kids Kreations, a fundraising company that develops products with your child's work. In a few weeks, you'll be receiving a personalized packet with your child's artwork which will show products (aprons, iphone covers, mugs, tote bags, etc) you can purchase. Order products for yourself or as Christmas gifts! As a bonus, BCS benefits with every purchase.

Needed at BCS: You!

volunteer-hands-758x344.jpg

Partnership with families is one of our hallmarks at BCS and we love when parents join us in volunteer roles. This year we are looking a little bit more broadly as we consider how you (parents, grandparents, and friends of BCS) can partner with us. Picture yourself in the following roles. Then contact the office to let us know which one might fit you!

After School Guidance
Many of our students, in all grades, could benefit from extra help in working through homework or help with new academic content. You don't need to be an expert in algebra or grammar. Just a caring adult who wants to give some time to mentoring and guiding a student.

Handyman Tasks
Love tools? We need a handyman or two to volunteer a few hours a month to install bulletin boards, fix desks, or accomplish other odd tasks. Work can be done on weekends or after school times.

Facilitate a Flex Course
Flex courses can be anything from baking to chess to classic novel read-alouds to sewing to creative writing. You don't need background in education, just a love of a particular topic and a willingness to instill that love in students. Each flex course meets once per week for a quarter, from 2:15 - 2:45.

Around Campus

Reminder: 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.

BCS Beat Book Blurb

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Here's a book recommendation from our library intern, senior Holly.
The Book of Lost Tales is a collection of stories written by J.R.R. Tolkien from the perspective of Elves told to a man. The short stories were gathered by Christopher Tolkien and put into the form of a novel. He then added commentary explaining his father’s initial ideas and how they were all molded to fit together to form the world where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings takes place. The Book of Lost Tales is a great resource to those who are interested in the background and process of forming Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

Secondary Student Library Book Checkout

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Middle School & High School! Allow me to introduce you to an ancient technology known as "books." These word-filled objects can supply you with knowledge and/or stave off the study hall blues. To add one to your temporary personal inventory (three week loan period), simply find Mr. Smither and tell him you need to check one out. Easy. Happy reading!

Apple Week in First Grade

Last week first grade had an apple week while learning about Johnny Appleseed. They tasted different apples and created a bar graph of their favorite, built apple boats, made apple volcanoes, made applesauce and tried stacking as many apples as they could after reading "Ten Apples Up On Top."  They ended the week by wearing their hand painted apple shirts.

Menu for this week

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Friday, October 13
Elementary: Hot ham and cheese on pretzel roll, carrot stix w dip, strawberries
HS Hot: Shepherd's Pie w roll, corn and peas, red pepper strips w dip, pineapple
HS Cold: Pretzel dog, corn and peas, red pepper strips w dip, pineapple
HS Pizza: Cheese pizza slice, corn and peas, red pepper strips w dip, pineapple

Monday, October 16
Elementary: Cheeseburger, baked beans, peach slices, cookie
HS Hot: Chicken fajita wrap w peppers and onions, guacamole w chips, salsa, melon chunks
HS Cold: Cheeseburger, guacamole w chips, salsa, melon chunks
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, guacamole w chips, salsa, melon chunks

Tuesday, October 17
Elementary: Grilled cheese panini w tomato soup, cucumber salad, goldfish crackers, fruit salad
HS Hot: Salisbury steak w roll, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches

Wednesday, October 18
Elementary: Baked chicken stix w roll, sweet potato fries, broccoli w dip, frozen fruit
HS Hot: Eggs w biscuit and sausage, donut, hash browns, grapes
HS Cold: Hot roast beef and cheddar, donut, hash browns, grapes
HS Pizza: Buffalo chicken pizza, donut, hash browns, grapes

BCS Beat: Issue 9.8

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Upcoming Events

This Saturday, October 7: Homecoming
Monday, October 9: No School
October 11: PSAT
October 19-20: No School
November 6-7: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Event Details

Homecoming Schedule for Saturday

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Parents Needed!

Our kid activity rooms need supervision from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. Some slots are filled, but we need lots more help. If you will be here on Saturday, will you please help out! Sign up here for a time slot when you can supervise.

Students Needed!

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During bidding, each grade's class basket will be presented by a few students from that grade. Students from each grade are needed to volunteer for this task. If you can help, email Mrs Bromwell at bbromwell@berkschristian.org.

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Each elementary family and family new to BCS this year will be assigned scheduled times for parent / teacher conferences on November 6th and 7th. You will receive your assigned times next week. Ability to switch your slot is limited, so please mark your calendar with your assigned time slot right away and reserve time in your schedule. If you are the parent of a student in grades 6 - 12 who is not new to BCS, you will not be assigned a conference unless you request one. Contact Mrs Judd (bjudd@berkschristian.org) in the office to request to be added to the schedule.

Athletics

Athletic Practice and Game Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. Please use this as your guide each week. It is kept always up to date.

Saturday, 10/7 {HOMECOMING}:
Middle school volleyball home game, 1:30
Varsity volleyball home game, 2:30
Monday, 10/9:
Varsity volleyball practice: 4:30 - 6:00
Tuesday, 10/10:
Middle school volleyball away game, 4:00 (depart at 2:30)
Varsity volleyball home game, 6:00 pm
Thursday, 10/12:
Middle school volleyball home game, 4:00
Varsity volleyball practice, 5:00 - 6:30

High School Guys: Open Gym for Basketball

High School Boys Basketball open gyms will be taking place next week on the following dates:
Friday, October 13, 4:30 - 6:30

News and Updates

BCS Homecoming

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It's in TWO DAYS! Find more info about BCS Homecoming here. It's an event for the whole family with kids' games, an auction, and food for sale all day. Come at 9:30 to get started with the Quarter Auction!

We are still looking for adult volunteers to help out! If you're available, please sign up here.

Order your bidding paddle!

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Interested in bidding on some of the items in our Auction?
You'll need two things: a bidding paddle and quarters.
Paddles will be for sale at the door, starting at 9:00. Paddles are $10 or 3 for $25. (Cash, check, and charge are all accepted.)
Bring quarters along to bid on quarter items. Or, buy yourself some quarters here. We will have an exchange table available at the Auction.

Not sure how a Quarter Auction works? Come and find out how fun it is!
Each item is given a value in quarters (3 quarters, perhaps). As it comes up for bid, if it's something you want, you toss your 3 quarters into the basket in the middle of your table, and hold up your bidding paddle. A winning number is drawn, and if it's yours, you win!

Around Campus

High School Retreat

Preschool Enjoys Weaver's Orchard

Menu for this week

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Friday, October 6
Elementary: Cheesy meatloaf burger, california blend veggies, mandarin oranges, cookie
HS Hot: Cheese quesadilla w sauce, hummus w veggies, mangoes
HS Cold: Fish sandwich, hummus w veggies, mangoes
HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, hummus w veggies, mangoes

Monday, October 9
No School

Tuesday, October 10
Elementary: Pasta w meat sauce, steamed broccoli, salad greens w dressing
HS Hot: Spicy chicken tender wrap, glazed carrots, pasta salad, apple crisp
HS Cold: Chicken filet sandwich, glazed carrots, pasta salad, apple crisp
HS Pizza: Stuffed crust pizza, glazed carrots, pasta salad, apple crisp

Wednesday, October 11
Elementary: Salisbury steak w gravy and roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, peach crisp
HS Hot: Nachos w cheese, beef, salsa, sour cream, lettuce/tomato, 3-bean salad, mandarin oranges
HS Cold: Hot roast beef and cheddar, lettuce/tomato, 3-bean salad, mandarin oranges
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, lettuce/tomato, 3-bean salad, mandarin oranges

Thursday, October 12
Fundraiser pizza lunch - watch for order form