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     May 20, 2014

PTF Thanks Families


     The PTF thanks all the BCA families for their support this year.  They appreciate your participation in the fundraiser, the Food and Fellowship nights, Thrilling Thursdays, seasonal parties, and Teacher Appreciation Week. 

     The Field Day picnic on Wednesday, May 28, will be the last event for this school year.  They will provide hot dogs, chips, and a freezer pop to everyone.  If you would like to help on Wednesday, please contact Mrs. Haldeman in the school office.

      Thanks again from the PTF.  Have a terrific summer!


Cafeteria Accounts


     Please make sure your cafeteria accounts are paid in full before the last day of school.  Mrs. Duffey and Mrs. Gonzales have enjoyed serving your children this year!


Middle & High School Students - Course Scheduling Sheets


     Every middle and high school student attending BCA next year should turn in a course scheduling sheet.  Mrs. Luhn has passed these sheets out to students in grades 8-11.  Parents need to look the sheet over and sign it on the last page.  Please have these returned to Mrs. Luhn before the last day of school. 


Kindergarten Graduation & Preschool/Kindergarten Awards Ceremony


     The kindergarten graduation and award program for students in preschool and kindergarten will take place in the church auditorium on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m.  Talk about precious!  Wait till you see these little ones walking the aisle.


Memorial Day – School Closed

     School will be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.  Enjoy your long weekend!


Awards Ceremony:  Grades 6-11  

     The awards program for students in grades 6-11 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27 beginning at 2 p.m.  Parents and family members are welcome to attend.  Students may sit with their families.  Appropriate dress attire for this special occasion is requested.


Graduation Practices


     The seniors will be having graduation practice on Tuesday, May 27 beginning at 9:50 a.m. in the church auditorium.  On Wednesday, May 28, the seniors will have their individual and group pictures taken beginning at 12:00 noon.  Graduation practice will follow at 1:00 p.m.  The Wednesday afternoon practice will include seniors, juniors, and the BCA Choral Ambassadors.


Elementary Field Day:  Grades 2-5 

     On Wednesday, May 28, elementary students will be enjoying their field day at BCA.  This is also the day that the PTF will be serving hot dogs and freeze pops. 


High School Graduation  


     High school graduation will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the church auditorium.  Juniors, seniors and the BCA Choral Ambassadors will need to arrive at 6:30 p.m.  Juniors should be in school dress code attire or better.  The dress code for graduating seniors is as follows:  Girls will need to wear a white dress under their gowns and dress shoes.  Boys will need to wear dress pants, a dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes under their gowns.  The gowns will need to be ironed.  Seniors, don’t forget to bring your Bibles!


Attention:  Graduating Seniors Attending College in the Fall


     Any graduating seniors attending a college or university in the fall should request their final transcript be sent to the school they plan on attending (even if a transcript was already sent at the time of application).  Schools will want the final transcript.  Mrs. Luhn will need the name and address of the school where the transcript should be sent. 


College Day at BCA


     Students in grades 7-11 will participate in our annual College Day event on Thursday, May 29.  Students will rotate through college and career seminars in the morning and will spend the afternoon either participating or watching two athletic games – basketball and soccer.  After the games, students will head down to the church auditorium for a game show where contestants will be asked questions related to the information learned in the morning seminars.  After the game show, several former BCA students will be present to serve on an alumni panel that will answer current students’ questions about the college experience.  The day will close with a fun slideshow and group prayer.

     Students will be allowed to dress down on this day; however, a college t-shirt must be worn.  Mrs. Luhn has received several donated t-shirts from colleges all around the country.  The shirts are free of charge to anyone who needs one. 

     Here is a list of the morning seminars:


Ø  O*NET Career Interests Inventory (Mr. Doug Dobbs)


Ø  In Search of a College Major and Career Direction (Miss Vicki Oliver)


Ø  How is college different from high school? (Mrs. Sal Dobbs)


Ø  Seventh graders:  A First Glance at College (Mrs. Celia Torres)


Ø  Seventh graders:  Creating Your High School Resume:  Start Thinking Now! (Mrs. Elizabeth Luhn)


Preschool, Kindergarten & First Grade Field Day


     On Thursday, May 29, the preschool, kindergarten and first grade students will be enjoying a special field day at Monkey Joes!


Awards Ceremony:  Grades 1-5


     The awards program for students in grades 1-5 will take place on Thursday, May 29, beginning at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium.  Students should dress appropriately for this special occasion.


Last Day of School


     Friday, May 30 marks the last day of school.  Students will have a 12 noon dismissal.  We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!


Report Cards


     Fourth quarter report cards will be mailed to parents in June.  All school accounts must be paid in full or the report card will be held.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lisa Haldeman in the school office.


Serve-A-Thon Grand Prizewinners


     We finished our Serve-A-Thon by raising a total of $13,073 in funds!  Praise the Lord for His provision.  Our grand prizewinners for this year were:


·         First Place – The Drier Family

·         Second Place – The Thornsbury Family

·         Third Place – David Gladhill

·         Fourth Place – The Koontz Family


     Thanks again to everyone that supported Serve-A-Thon 2014.  We appreciate you bee-ing a blessing!  The funds raised for our school are very helpful.


Mrs. Clever & the First Graders are Grateful for New i-Pads  

     Mrs. Clever and the first grade students thank everyone who made it possible to add two more i-Pads to the first grade classroom.  This brings the total to 5 i-Pads.  One hundred forty-five dollars was raised through Box Tops for Education and the remaining amount was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Roby, Mr. and Mrs. Stetsyuk, Mr. and Mrs. Koontz, Mr. and Mrs. Thornsbury, Mr. and Mrs. Cross, and Mr. and Mrs. Kershner.  Alumni member, Ben Usher, is the “go-to-guy” and will be bringing the new i-Pads to the classroom on May 23. 

     Also, Mrs. Clever shares, “We wish to thank everyone that helped and provided encouragement to the first grade during the school year.  Grandma Teresa and Grandma Peggy should both get 110% Awards for being OVER THE TOP helpers!”


Have You Heard the Latest News about Scrip?


     There is an even better way to earn rebates towards your tuition account.  You can now use your Smartphone to shop with Scrip!  We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of MyScripWallet, a brand new mobile Scrip website!  Log into www.MyScripWalet.com and you will be able to easily order ScripNow eCards, reload existing plastic cards, pay for these products using your PrestoPay account, and redeem them directly from your Smartphone. 

     And the best part?  It uses your existing ShopWithScrip and PrestoPay account, so you have access to more than 250 of your favorite brands available in ScripNow eCards, and over 75 brands that can be reloaded.  MyScripWallet offers the widest selection of electronically delivered products and the highest rebates available anywhere, and all of your orders will be tracked on your ShopWithScrip account.  My ScripWallet is currently supported on iPhone and Android devices.

     As always, if you have any questions, please call Mary Richard at 302-241-8709.  And don’t forget that we will be running the Scrip program during the summer, so you can keep earning rebates all summer long!


Broadfording Bible Brethren Church – Vacation Bible School


     Broadfording Bible Brethren Church will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School for preschool through 6th grade on July 13-17, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. each evening.  Register your children so they can learn more about Jesus in the Weird Animals VBS.  There will be lots of music, crafts, snacks, Bible stories, game time, puppets, and lots more!

     For anyone in 7th grade and up, why not join us for VBS as a worker.  You will receive community service hours for your time at VBS, and you’ll be part of a great adventure that will impact the lives of children for eternity. 

     If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Wyand at pastor@broadfording.com or send the church an email at church@broadfording.com.