November 1, 2013
What a beautiful time of year!
Grandparents’ Day – A School Morning to Remember!
Grandparents were our special guests on October 18. It was a morning of special performances and shared time together as students hosted their grandpas and grandmas at school!
Thrilling Thursdays: Grades 1-5
· November 7: PTF Harvest Party
· November 14: Scrapbooking with Mrs. Clever
· November 21: Tae Kwon Do with Mr. Kim
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ with children all around the world.
Sandy and Bill McHugh, volunteers for OCC, visited the junior and elementary chapel services on Friday, November 1, to help kick off this year’s event at BCA. Chapel leader, Michelle Snodderly, is encouraging students of all ages to participate by donating a gift box (e.g. school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and small gift items) and/or making a monetary donation towards catalog items (e.g. life-saving food, school supplies, clothing, chickens, dairy goat, fruit trees, solar lanterns, Bibles, and other helpful items). Please take a few minutes and read the information featured on the bulletin board by the school office. Donations for the catalog items are due on November 15. Checks should be made payable to Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes are also due on November 15. Let’s have a high level of participation from Broadfording students this year. This is a great ministry that reaches millions!
BCA Inducts Seven High School Students into the National Honor Society
Congratulations to Eddie Bird, Matthew Cradduck, Abby Dibert, Lily Jung, Billy Lohr, Rayna Wallace, and Maria Yeager on being inducted into the National Honor Society. These students were selected based upon their strong scholarship, leadership, service, and character. A special candlelight ceremony took place in their honor on the evening of October 21.
Volunteer Meeting for the Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction
The Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4 at 3:45 p.m. If you would like to help with the auction this year, please join us! If you are unable to attend this first meeting, but want to join us for future meetings, please email Denise Burkett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powder Puff Football
Make plans to stay after school on Thursday, November 7 for the annual Powder Puff Football game. Girls in grades 9-12 will get the opportunity to show how tough they are!
November 8 – No School
School will be closed for students on Friday, November 8. It is a professional day for our teachers.
News from the PTF
Ø Fall Fundraiser Update: The PTF appreciates the efforts of all those who participated in the fall fundraiser. The Joe Corbi and Wolfgang items that you ordered will be delivered on Wednesday, November 13 and can be picked up in the church vestibule between 3-6 p.m. Remember that the food items are perishable and, unfortunately, we do not have refrigerator space here, so be sure to pick up your products on Wednesday.
Ø PTF Food and Fellowship Nights: Mark your calendars now for the next Food and Fellowship hosted by Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, November 15. The Hagerstown Chuck E. Cheese is located behind the Valley Mall. Bring the children between 3-9 p.m. for some food and fun. A percentage of your food and token purchases will be donated to the school.
Ø Preschool and Elementary Harvest Party: Fall is in the air and the PTF is planning a great Harvest Party for the preschool and elementary children. This year our party will take place on Thursday, November 7 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. We will have carnival type games, food, crafts, face painting, cupcake walk, and other fun activities. We are asking families to help with trinket and candy prizes and juice box drinks. Preschoolers and elementary students up through 3rd grade who bring in candy or trinket prizes will receive a dress down coupon or prize. Fourth and fifth graders who bring in juice boxes or Capri Suns will receive a dress down coupon. We also need teens and adults to help with the various games and activities. Teens that help can receive community service hours. Please contact the school office or your classroom teacher if you are able to assist with the Harvest Party.
Ø Shopwithscrip.com: A new venture at BCA is shopwithscrip.com through Great Lakes Scrip. Just by using their gift card or printed eCard, BCA will earn a percentage of what you spend at your selected store or restaurant. Once you enroll by going to www.shopwithscrip.com and enter our enrollment code: EF1241D9365, you can start supporting BCA while dong your regular grocery shopping, filling your vehicle with gas, dining out, card gifting, and more. An added perk is that half of what a registered family brings in through Great Lakes Scrip will be credited to their tuition account. Family User Guides with all the details can be picked up in the office. Mary Richard is the person spearheading this endeavor and is eager to help you get enrolled in the program. You can send questions to Mrs. Richard at email@example.com or call her at 302-241-8709.
The next Cupcake Concerto is scheduled for Thursday, November 14. Bring your pocket change to school and help support the music department at BCA.
All students that are choir members at BCA should come to school with their uniform for choir pictures on Tuesday, November 19.
Picture Make-Up Day
Any students that missed having their school picture taken back in September should plan on having it taken on Tuesday, November 19. Please see Mrs. Haldeman in the school office for an order form.
Indoor Soccer Opportunity for Boys in Grades 8-11
Please call 301-992-0452 or email David Grimm (Valpakdave@gmail.com) for more information. Forms can also be picked up from the BCA school office and must be turned into Coach Grimm no later than November 20, 2013.
Homecoming Dinner Tickets on Sale Soon
Beginning on November 8, tickets will be available for high school students who wish to attend the Homecoming Dinner on Friday, November 22. The cost is $10 for singles and $15 for couples. The high school Pep Club is arranging this dinner. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Lindsay Karroll.
Homecoming activities will take place for Broadfording Christian Academy on Saturday, November 23. Bring the family out for an evening of basketball games, the crowning of the king and queen, and other fun activities. Check out the schedule below:
4:00 p.m. – BCA Boys JV/Varsity Basketball vs. ABC Team
5:00 p.m. – BCA Girls Varsity Basketball vs. BCA Girls Alumni/Boys JV
6:00 p.m. – Alumni Game – BCA Alumni vs. Clear Spring Alumni
7:30 p.m. – Homecoming Activities
· Ambassadors Opening Song (Formals)
· Recognition of Boys Varsity Soccer Team and Girls Varsity Volleyball Team (School Dress Code or BETTER)
· Recognition of Senior Athletes and Parents (Fall Season)
· Introduction of the Homecoming Court (Proper Attire)
· Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen
· Warm-up for the 8:00 p.m. Game
· Ambassadors Sing the National Anthem
8:00 p.m. – BCA Boys Varsity vs. BCA Boys Alumni
Cost for Admission
$4 for Adults
$2 for Students and Senior Citizens
No passes accepted.
The proceeds will be divided among the following: BCA Alumni/Activities Fund, Antietam Bible College, and the Pauline Forsythe Scholarship Fund (Clear Spring).
The Lion Café will be open throughout the evening.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Students will have a half day of school on Wednesday, November 27 and will be off school through Monday, December 2. We’ll see everyone back at school on Tuesday, December 3. Take time this Thanksgiving season to thank the Lord for all His wonderful blessings!
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."