February 21, 2014
Snow Day Make Up Plan
1. Full day of school on Thursday, April 17
2. Full day of school on Monday, April 21
3. Adding 40 minutes to the school day from February 24 – March 28 (school day will be 8:00 – 3:30 p.m. each day, except half-days on February 28 and March 14, 8:30-12:00 noon)
4. Spring Break will not be affected.
Half Day of School on Friday, February 28
There will be a 12:00 noon dismissal for students on Friday, February 28. We hope you make plans to come back later in the evening to eat dinner and attend the school auction.
Chicken Dinner & Auction – One Week Away!
The tri-state community is invited to attend Broadfording Christian Academy’s 7th annual dinner and auction scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2014 in the BCA gymnasium. Dinner will be served between 4-7 PM and the auction will begin at 7 PM. The following items have already been donated towards the auction:
His and Her Trek Comfort Bikes from Hub City; 110 TAO TAO ATV from Hagerstown Moped; Blu-Ray DVD player and mini refrigerator from Spicher’s Appliances; Pandora jewelry from R. Bruce Carson Jewelers; MSO tickets; two tickets to the Redskins/Eagles game; crocheted afghan; services at Bogards; handmade cherry cradle by Keith Ford; gift basket from Gordon’s Grocery; cloth cover/wall hanging from Ghana, Africa; prayer shawl, menorah, and shofar from Israel; items from PA Dutch Market; trial membership at Studio 6 Fitness with two personal training sessions; membership to the Shape Up Shop; various artwork; Oral B Sonic toothbrush from Dr. Lori Gouchenour; jewelry from Jewelry By Gail, custom designer from the Outer Banks, NC; metal/glass decorative lantern; car detailing from Hamilton Nissan; donation from the Rhubarb House; handmade furniture from Alan Fogle; item from Ashley Furniture; Discovery Kids Firefly Start Light projectors; basket from Allegheny Dental; deluxe auto detailing from Mercedes Benz; pet basket from the Longmeadow Hospital; photo sessions from
Photography by Dale & Meghan Shupe Photography; American Girl Doll (Saige) and accessories; gas grill; gift package from Word FM; camp from Shepherd Spring Ministries; luggage; Downton Abbey basket; microdermabrasion from the office of Dr. Garazo; car care items; handmade butterfly wings necklace and earring set; Disney doll house (Cinderella Castle); computer items and accessories; replica of a Civil War train bookend; leather bound book of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (five versions); various gift certificates; assortment of baskets; and much, much more.
Invite your friends and family—the auction is a fun evening for all ages. The snow date for this event is March 7.
Dinner Tickets for Sale!
It’s recommended that folks get their February 28 chicken dinner tickets in advance. Dinner will be served between 4-7 p.m. Dinner will include 2 pieces of chicken (white or dark), green beans, macaroni salad, roll, dessert, and drink. Children age 5 and younger will be served chicken nuggets, green beans, applesauce, roll, dessert, and drink. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children 5 and younger. Please contact the school office to purchase your tickets. Checks should be made payable to BCA. Please complete an order form when purchasing your tickets.
Help BCA go for the GOLD!
Homemade baked goods are needed for the evening of the school auction. All proceeds will benefit BCA. Here are some things to keep in mind:
· All baked goods (including cupcakes) should be packaged ready for sale, except for whole cakes and pies.
· All baked goods need to be turned in at the gymnasium no later than 12:00 noon on February 28.
· We would like to encourage some sugar and gluten free baked goods. Please label these items accordingly.
· Baked goods will be sold “as is,” so please use only disposable containers or containers you are willing to donate.
· If baked goods contain allergen products (e.g. nuts, peanut butter, milk, eggs), please label them accordingly.
· Please label the flavor of the cakes and pies.
Thank you in advance for your donations! If you have any questions, please contact Miss Pam Smith.
Thrilling Thursdays - Students in Grades 1-5
These afterschool activities are great fun for the students that participate! These special activities are held between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. - sometimes 5:00 p.m.
· Thursday, February 27: NO THRILLING THURSDAY THIS DAY
· Thursday, March 6: Volleyball Skills
· Thursday, March 13: Volleyball Skills
School Wide Change Drive for the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center
We are conducting a school wide change drive for the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center starting today through Wednesday, March 12. If you have any change that you would like to donate, please send it into the homeroom teachers who will have the baby bottles in their classrooms. This baby bottle campaign is one of the major fundraisers for the pregnancy center. The money raised helps the center save lives, physically and spiritually. Through donations, the center has been able to increase hours of operation and provide more ultrasound tests. Of the women who come to the center and receive an ultrasound, 82% choose life. In 2013 alone, the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center saw 144 babies saved, bringing the Tree of Life baby total to 1,367. Thank you for partnering with the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center to help individuals choose life!
First Graders Receive Surprise Package
Mrs. Dianna Clever and her first grade students received a wonderful gift in the mail recently. To their surprise, a package full of South Korean snacks and lollipops was sent to them from an American soldier who had received a Christmas card from their class. It all began when the first graders decided to decorate a “Military Angel Tree” for Christmas in December. The students created handmade angels and greeting cards to go with their tree. The cards were later sent to a working dog detachment in South Korea where soldiers train dogs to detect bombs in mysterious packages. Sgt. Hector D. Chamo wrote a letter back to the students expressing his appreciation for the card they sent him. He explained to the students that he is a K9 handler who works with a 100 lb. German Shepard named “Brizo.” Sgt. Chamo also said, “It’s a great feeling knowing you’re sending kind thoughts to U.S. soldiers around the world.” Included with his letter were a few goodies, all representing snacks that Korean children love to eat. The closing line in Sgt. Chamo’s letter to the kids read, “Take care class. Be good for Mrs. Clever. Thank you again!”
Middle School Sports Recognition Night
Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. for the Middle School Sports Recognition Night. Any middle school students that participated in sports this year should plan on coming. We ask each family to bring a drink and dessert to share. School attire or better is required for student-athletes.
Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?
Yearbooks are currently for sale. The yearbook class is working hard to put together a wonderful keepsake book. The cost is $36. Please make checks payable to Lifetouch. Order forms can be picked up in the school office.
Don’t forget to get your children registered for next school year. Tuition rates are lower for those who register before March 31. To set up an appointment, call the finance department at 301-797-8886, ext. 163 or 154.
Fifth Graders are Quite the Spellers!
Mrs. Bergstrom is super proud of her students. She shares, “I am very thankful for the 5th graders’ hard work on their spelling lists! They have worked hard to improve their test scores! Two Fridays ago EVERYONE received a 100% and last Friday EVERYONE received A’s (90% and above). Keep up the great work.”
First Order Contest!
All new families that order from ShopWithScript.com between now and March 25, 2014 will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card worth $25.00. Every new family that places an order will receive a prize! Use the enrollment code: EF1241D936775.
*Winner gets to choose gift card of choice from ShopWithScrip.com
*New family is considered any family that has not previously ordered from ShopWithScrip.com
*You do not have to be present for the drawing to win
*Rebates will be applied to your tuition account
*We accept cash, checks, and PrestoPay
Serve-A-Thon 2014: Let’s “Bee” a Blessing to Others!
This school wide community service/fundraiser takes place every spring. We will be kicking off this year’s program the week of March 3. Yes, this program represents another school fundraiser, but it yields good fruit. Not only did we raise $13,557 for our school last year, but the community service projects provide wonderful opportunities for our students to help others while also learning valuable things about the organizations they serve. The money raised by this program helps our school meet our operational expenses. Christian education is not free and it requires the support of those that believe in it.
Be on the lookout for your child’s yellow fundraising packet and support BCA by completing as many “mailers” as you possibly can. An Early Bird prize will be available for students who get a certain number of “mailers” turned in by March 14. If you can’t get yours completed by March 14, “mailers” will be accepted throughout the month of March, and students raising at least $100 worth of donations will win a prize when our fundraiser ends in May. Details are in the fundraising packets.
The community service days will take place on April 9 (grades K-2) and April 11 (preschool, grades 3-12). Please help us build excitement around these service projects by reinforcing the beauty and blessing that come from serving others. Let’s “bee” a powerful blessing to those we serve this year!
High School Guidance Announcements
· National Honor Society: NHS members should meet Mrs. Luhn at the BCA café at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 28. Instructions will be given then on how the NHS will be helping Mrs. Duffey with the chicken dinner. Also, please remember your commitment to help before or after the dinner as well. Wear your t-shirts! J
· Maugansville Ruritan Scholarship: Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving seniors this year. Seniors must be children of non-club members and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Student must live within the boundary map. Deadline for applying is March 31, 2014. Please see Mrs. Luhn for an application.
· National Wild Turkey Federation’s Academic Scholarship: A $750 scholarship is available to a deserving student. Student should be a graduating senior with a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average. Student must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. Student must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports (a copy of current hunting license is required). Student must hold a current NWTF membership. Student must be involved in school activities and demonstrate strong leadership skills. Deadline for applying is April 1, 2014. Please see Mrs. Luhn for an application.
· Hagerstown Community College Faculty/Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence: Scholarships will be awarded to nine area high school seniors – one scholarship to a senior at each of the Washington County high schools and an at-large scholarship to a senior from another public or private high school in the tri-state area. These awards begin at the start of the fall 2014 semester and will provide $550 per semester for four consecutive semesters. Seniors must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher to be eligible and SAT scores are required. Deadline for applying is April 15, 2014. Please see Mrs. Luhn for an application.
· Hagerstown Community College - Information Night for High School Seniors: All graduating high school seniors who plan on attending HCC for the 2014-2015 school year are welcome to attend this information meeting on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center. Call 240-500-2238 to reserve a seat by March 10.
· HCC ESSENCE Program Information Night: All students who plan on enrolling in the ESSENCE program for the 2014-2015 school year are encouraged to attend this information meeting on Monday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center. Call 240-500-2238 to reserve a seat by March 7.
· The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Antietam National Battlefield (Sharpsburg, MD) will host a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for the summer of 2014. The YCC program is scheduled to last for eight weeks beginning on June 16, 2014 and ending on August 8, 2014. This is a Monday through Friday work week that will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., thus creating 40 hours per week. The program is open to young men and women 15 through 18 years of age. These positions require daily outdoor labor in hot and humid weather conditions while using a variety of hand tools. Deadline for applying is April 15, 2014. See Mrs. Luhn for an application.