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Join us for the celebration: Saturday, October 5th

Ready for sweaters and pumpkin spice and plaid scarves? Kick off fall with Homecoming on October 5th. This annual school-wide event has something for everyone.

9:30-10:00 am - Registration for Auction
10-11:30 am - Quarter Auction
11:30-1:00 pm - Live Auction
1-2:30 pm - Games and activities for Kids
3:15 pm - Varsity Girls Volleyball Game
4:30 pm - Middle School Volleyball Game
5:30 pm - Alumni Volleyball Game

10:00 am until 5:00 pm - Lots of food for sale!

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Quarter Auction

Reserve a spot in our Quarter Auction by ordering your Bidding Paddle now.

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Kids' Activities

Student Council has planned a fun-packed day for kids who attend Homecoming this year!

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Athletic Events

Volleyball starts at 12:30. Middle School and Varsity will both play Salem Christian, and the Alumni game will follow the auction.

A BCS Auction Is…

A fundraising activity to benefit the Annual Fund of Berks Christian School. An opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items. A fun time for you and your whole family.

Quarter Auction

So, how does a Quarter Auction work?

1. Each player purchases a numbered paddle with which to bid on items during the auction.

2. Players also need quarters. (Cash can be exchanged for quarters at the event.)

3. When the event begins, all players are seated at tables, each of which has a basket in the middle of the table.

4. As each item is introduced by the auctioneer, the “price” (1-6 quarters) will also be announced.

5. If the item is something you’d like, toss the appropriate amount of quarters into the basket on your table, and hold your paddle up to indicate your bid.

6. A number will be drawn, and the person holding the corresponding paddle will win the item (assuming they have bid on the item).

7. More than one paddle can be purchased. If you’d like to use two paddles to bid on one item, you need to “pay” for the item twice.

Traditional Auction

How does the Traditional Auction work?

1. A new paddle can be purchased or you can use the same paddle as the quarter auction.

2. There will be larger items available at this part of the auction including but not limited to;

  • Unique "Teacher Experiences"

  • Larger items

  • Class baskets

3. Each item will have a set starting bid, which is listed in your packet. As the auctioneer starts the bids, raise your paddle if you want to bid on the item.


Activities for Kids

Come out and have some fun with these fun activities at Homecoming!

  • Teacher pie in the face

  • Guess how many

  • Win a fish

  • Lollipop pumpkin

  • Face painting

  • Ring toss

  • Cookie decorating

  • Sand art


Athletic Events

  • Our Lady Lions take on Salem Christian in volleyball at 3:15 (varsity girls). Following their game, the Alumni and Staff face off against each other at the 4:30 pm. Enjoy food at our concessions while you enjoy the games!


Auction Items

Items Donated by Local Vendors and Individuals

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 2 tickets

Ace Hardware - 2 $10 gift cards

Applebee's - $25 gift certificate

AutoSpa Wyomissing - wash certificates

Bell Tower Salon and Spa - gift bag with $25 gift card, hair spray and dry shampoo

Benchwarmers - $20 gift card

Bendy Brook Farms - $30 gift certificate

Berks Lanes - bowling coupons

Birdsboro Auto Parts - $25 gift card

Birdsboro Fitness and Splash - 2 month membership

Body Zone - Family 4 pack ice skating and 30-day fitness and aquatic membership

Brocmar Smokehouse - gift basket

Chapel Hill Golf Course - 4 green fees

Chick Fil A - small catering gift card and entree cards

Chili’s - 3 $10 gift certificates

Christman’s Meats - $25 gift certificate

Colebrookdale Railroad - 2 deluxe coach tickets ($72 value)

Dairy Queen - 8 inch ice cream cake

Design Time Studios - $20 gift certificate

Dunkin Donuts - $25 gift cards

Farmhouse Kitchen - $25 gift card

Field’s Karate - 1 month of karate lessons

Flower’s of Eden - gift basket

Fox Theater (Wyomissing)- 2 tickets

Franklin Institute - 2 tickets general admission and Fels Planetarium

Friendly’s - $25 gift certificate

Fulton Theater - 2 tickets to Peter Pan

Giant - $25 gift cards

Glick’s Greenhouse - 3 large mums

Gold's Gym Wyomissing - 3-month membership certificates

Grim's Orchard - Family 4-pack

Halter Landscaping - $50 gift certificate

Heister Lanes - bowling coupons

Impression Nail Salon - $30 gift certificate

Kids Kuts - gift certificate for a hair cut

Laser Quest - 4 passes for laser tag

Laurie’s Salon Splendor - gift basket with $20 gift certificate

Lee Myles - Oil change certificates

Let’s Taco About It - $20 gift card 

Longhorn Steakhouse - 2 $25 gift cards

Manor Golf Club - 4 green fees

Massage Envy - gift basket and 1 hour massage

Mast Roofing - 4 $25 Amazon gift cards

Mi Casa Su Casa - 2 $20 gift certificates

Mission BBQ - gift basket with $25 gift card

Moe’s - 5 $5 gift certificates

Outback Steakhouse - 2 $10 gift cards

Painting with a Twist - $35 gift certificate

Plaza Azteca - $25 gift card

Reading Country Club - 4 green fees

Reading Country Club - Foursome of golf passes

Reading Public Museum - 6-month membership pass

Reading Coffee Roasters - gift basket

Reading Rocks - 2 day passes and harness rental

Reading Royals - gift basket with 4 tickets (2)

Red Lobster - 2 $10 gift cards

Redners - $20 gift card

Salad Works - $25 gift card

Schell’s - 4 passes for free rounds of mini golf

Scott's Car Wash - gift certificate for interior express and hot wax

Shady Maple - $25 gift card

$25 Sherwin Williams gift cards

Dave Zerbe Studio - 1 hour professional photography training session

Sight & Sound - 2 tickets to Esther

Sneaker Villa - $15 gift card

Spine & Wellness

Stopper's Restaurant - $15 gift card

Sweet Ride Ice Cream - gift basket with $20 gift card

Sunny’s Car Wash - $25 gift certificate

Texas Roadhouse - 2 entree coupons

Tokyo Hibachi - $25 gift card

Wawa - gift basket

Wilcox Farms - admission passes to their corn maze

Wyomissing Family Restaurant - 2 $25 gift certificates

The Works - $25 gift cards

Yogo Crazy - 10 oz. cup of yogurt (4)

live auction items

Relaxation Package #1 Donated by The Salt Lounge  - 4 Wellington Blvd. Wyomissing, PA 19610 - www.thesaltlounge.net - Includes a group session for up to 8 people. The Salt Lounge is a Himalayan Salt Spa that specializes in Salt Therapy, which is a natural remedy used to treat upper and lower respiratory conditions such as cold and flu, allergies, asthma  and much more! 

Relaxation Package #2 Donated by Spine & Wellness Center - Includes 1 hour hot stone massage, 30 minute reflexology and 1 acupuncture session

Family Fun Day Package - Includes 4 admission tickets to Crayola Experience and $25 Friendly’s gift certificate

Sherwin Williams gift basket

Martin's Appliance - $100 gift certificate

Dorney Park - 4 pack of tickets

Camp Manatawny - A Week at Summer Camp - Includes a week of overnight summer camp for one camper at Camp Manatawny during the 2020 season.

Gift basket including a Sonic Care toothbrush & $500 gift card to Spark Orthodontics

Overnight experience from DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Reading - Includes a one-night stay in a luxurious guest room, complimentary breakfast for two, and a complimentary dinner for two at The Cheer’s Bistro

Dinner Party Experience -

5 course meal for up to 8 adults
Your own “private restaurant” atmosphere with company of friends
Hosts take care of everything from preparation to serving to clean up
Winner will choose who to invite
To be scheduled for after the New Year
Hosted by Kerwin and Corrie Mast at their home in Oley, PA

Dave Zerbe Studio - 45-minute family session and 11x14 gallery wrap

Wrigley’s - $100 gift certificate

Pear Apple Cider - donated by Kerwin and Corrie Mast

“Healthy living” recipe booklet

INDOOR PLANTS

Donated by Shirley Warner (Mr. Warner’s grandmother)

Pair of succulents 

Amish multi-color vine in basket

Burgundy shamrock

Boston fern

Class Baskets

Preschool - Family Fun

  • $50 gift certificate to The Works

  • $25 gift card to Papa John’s

  • 2 $10 gift cards to Chick Fil A 

  • $20 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery

  • 5 bowling coupons

  • 2 free appetizer or dessert coupons for Longhorn Steakhouse

  • 4-pack tickets to Laser Quest 

  • “Rio” DVD, 6 theater boxes of candy (Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Milk Duds, 

        Mike & Ikes, and Junior Mints

  •  6 popcorn boxes and 2 packs of popcorn

  •  5 paintable Christmas ornaments

  •  1 Birdhouse Activity Kit

Kindergarten: Tea Time

  • Tea Kettle

  • Tea organizer

  • 2 tea cups

  • Tea infuser

  • Biscoff biscuts and honey

  • Tea bag variety

First Grade: All About Chocolate

  • Dove milk chocolate and caramel chocolate

  • Ghiradelli intense dark salted caramel

  • Giant Hershey bar

  • Milky Way minis, M & M’s

  • Godiva assorted chocolates, Flipz dark chocolate covered pretzel

Second Grade: Arts & Crafts

  • $25 Michael’s gift card

  • Chalkboard crate and chalk

  • 4 art classes at Michael’s

  • T-shirt and 3D fabric paint

  • Rock art kit and Derby car kit

  • Scentos scented modeling dough and scented crayons

  • 3 6x6” artist canvases

  • Suncatcher with paints

  • Animal plaster kit with paints

  • 2 shrinkie dink sets, christmas foam craft kit, 985 sticker kit

  • 68-piece art set

  • Giant marker/watercolor pad, modeling clay mixed media scratch art kit

  • Elaborate birds and blossoms coloring book

Third Grade: Healthy Living

  • Giant $25 gift card

  • Metal white vacuum insulated bottle, Hamilton Beach blender and chopper appliance  

  • Bag of almond pops with figs & apples, 1 bag peak trail mix, 1 bag Orchard Valley trail mix 

  • Power Me organic herb and spice tea 

  • Champion C9 Agility Kit and Pursonic essential oil kit 

  • Reader's Digest Kitchen Cure book, Slow Cooker Healthy Cookbook, Taste of Home healthy
    family favorites cookbook 

  • GoFit Guide Yoga Mat, Flat resistance band set, Reaction ball, and Set of Exercise Dice1 Go 

  • Go organic glass cleaner and 2 Bottles of Meyers laundry detergent 

  • Ecover natural delicate wash and ECOS fruit & veggie wash

  • 365 herbal mint foaming hand soap refill

  • Healthy Living Recipe Booklet

Fourth Grade: Coffee

  • Espresso Machine - ‘Mr. Coffee’ mug included

  • 4 coffee blends

  • ‘Blessed’ mug

  • Biscotti cookies, creamer, Hazelnut wafers

Fifth Grade: Italian Date Night

  • $25 Restaurant gift card

  • $10 Red Box gift card

  • $25 Fandango gift card

  • Italian macaroni pasta, Italian curly noodles, and Italian tri-color pasta

  • Jar of marinara sauce, jar of alfredo sauce, jar of spicy arrabbiata

  • Olive oil with basil, olive oil with garlic, Italian seasoned sea salt

  • Italian bowl - handmade in Italy, glass pasta storage jar

  • Set of 3 kitchen towels and 2 hot pads

  • Italian soft nougat with almond coffee candy, assorted Italian cookies, Italian waffle cookies and Italian caramel biscotti

Sixth Grade: Family Movie Night

  • Incredibles 2 DVD

  • 4 pk Coca Cola

  • Popcorn and popcorn holder

  • Candy 

  • Cozy blanket

Seventh Grade: All About Baking

  • $25 AC Moore gift card

  • Muffin pan

  • Brownie pan

  • Liquid measuring cup and dry measuring cups and spoons

  • Blueberry muffin mix, brownie mix, pumpkin spice quick bread mix, 

  • Sugar cookie mix, peanut butter cookie mix, vanilla funfetti pastry bag 

  • Mixing bowl set with colander

  • Red and green sprinkle

  • Recipes from classmates

Eighth Grade: Winter Wonderland

  • 4 tickets to Koziar’s Christmas Village (Bernville, PA)

  • ‘Let it Snow’ ornament

  • Winter scarf, faux sherpa fleece blanket

  • Nature’s Promise soup mixes (tortilla and corn chowder)

  • Ceramic travel mug and ceramic soup mug with lid

  • Hershey’s hot cocoa mix, and box of Sno Caps candy

  • Seasonal candle and winter floral stems decoration

Ninth Grade: Science Rules

  • Hydroflask water bottle and US National Parks stickers 

  • Nasa long sleeve t-shirt, science lab coat - size small

  • Rock salt lamp

  • Fossils and minerals

  • ‘I Heart’ soil stickers and school rules

Tenth Grade: Best of Berks County, Again

  • The Works - $20 gift certificate

  • Wegman’s Deli - $15 gift certificate

  • Reppert’s Candy 

  • 1 lb fresh roasted coffee from Reading Coffee Roasters - ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’

  • 4 tickets to Reading Outer Station for a train ride

  • ‘Best Kept Secret’ tour bag

  • Tom Sturgis Pretzels, Good potato chips, Berks ring baloney, Berks Soda

  • Scoupe De Ville - $25 gift card and t-shirt

  • 4 admission tickets to Wilcox Farms corn maze

  • Bees Wax candle and honey (made by the Barnett family, Berks County)

  • Cupcakes by Kiara (current student of BCS and Reading/Muhlenburg vo-tech, studying culinary arts)

Eleventh Grade: Candy

  • Cotton Candy machine

  • Gum ball machine with gum balls

  • Candy jar with jolly ranchers

  • Cotton candy, Twizzlers, Sour Patch kids

Twelfth Grade: Family Night

  • ‘Apples 2 Apples’ game

  • $25 Outback gift card

  • 2 mugs

  • Hot chocolate, Hershey mini bars

  • Reeses mini peanut butter cups, Pringles, TGI Friday’s potato skins

 

Teacher/ALUMNI Experiences

Snow Tubing with alumni Matt Henderson, Jarred Jermacans and Landon Halter. Hang out with some of our BCS alumni and go snow tubing over Christmas break!

Mrs. Shirk - Miyazaki/ Studio Ghibli movie (choice of students, must be approved/ age appropriate) and pizza for 3

Mrs. Bromwell - Xtreme air for 3 students, and back to Mrs. Bromwell’s house for pizza and a movie

Miss Kline - Miniature golf and ice cream at Schell's for 2 students

Mr. Sauer - Batting cages and Pizza for 4 students

Mrs. Reitz - Fall fun at Oley Turnpike Dairy for 3 students - Corn maze and hay playground, petting zoo, hay ride, Ice cream sundaes

Miss Kline and Mrs. Bates - Climbing and harness rental at Reading Rocks and ice cream at Dairy Queen for 4 students

Mrs. Wengryn and Miss Musselman - Pizza, movie and icecream at Mrs. Wengryn's house for 5 students

Miss Klase - Shady Maple breakfast for 5 students

Mrs. Halter - Landis Valley Hands-on-Museum for 2 preschoolers

Mrs. Klase - 2nd Annual Laser Tag/Pizza Eating Competition with Coach Dan Klase at Laser Quest & Infinito’s - 3 students

Mr. and Mrs. Sizer - After School Zone (ASZ) "Day at the Rink" experience with the Sizer's for 4 students. The package will include:

A day off school to attend the inaugural Reading Royals hockey and education game on Jan. 7, 2020 at 10:00 am (will count as an excused absence for the student)

Four (4) center ice purple zone seats for the bidder and three guest of their choice

Pre game tunnel greet with ALL members of the active Royals team roster to start the game

Royals team merchandise

Breakfast or lunch ( bidder's choice) before or after the game