May 13, 2013
Members of the PTF Go All Out for Teachers & Staff
The PTF would like to thank all the women who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week special for our BCA staff. The door decorating was a new project this year that certainly was a big hit. The decorated doors all expressed appreciation to staff in very creative ways. Many women were also involved in contributing to the delicious breakfast for the staff.
The PTF has one remaining project for this school year -- the free grilled hot dogs and freezer pop lunch on Wednesday, May 29. A PTF meeting is scheduled on Thursday, May 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the fifth grade classroom to discuss plans related to this lunch.
Serve-A-Thon: THANK YOU BCA FAMILIES
We owe a great big THANK YOU to all the BCA families that participated in this year’s Serve-A-Thon program. The Lord blessed us with a total of $12,332 in funds. Thank you for taking the time to complete the mailers. It shows tremendous school spirit.
The Serve-A-Thon is a unique fundraiser because the donations we receive represent gifts that are 100% for the school ministry – donors receive nothing in return for their financial donations. The donations come to us from people who believe in our mission and support the education of our students. We are grateful for this type of support and recognize just how generous and special it is.
Last Thrilling Thursday of the Year
The last after school activity for students in grades 1-5 will be Thursday, May 16. The activity will focus on health and wellness.
Congratulations to our Choral Groups
BCA’s choirs ranked high in the 2013 Music in the Parks choral competition standings. The Elementary D.O.T.S. and Middle School Choir took first place with a rating of superior, and the elementary choir was awarded the Best Overall trophy. The high school Choral Ambassadors received a first place rating of excellent. Miss Pam Smith directs our BCA choirs.
Announcement Regarding Registration for the 2013-2014 School Year
To register early and take advantage of the discounted early enrollment tuition rates, you do not need to pay in full at the time you register. You can pay the $150 enrollment fee and then set up your payment schedule for next year. If you have any questions, please call the finance office at 301-797-8886, ext. 154.
BCA Campus Security System
Donations are needed to upgrade the campus security system on the BCA campus. The safety and security of our students and staff are our highest priorities. In addition to vigilance and constant review of our current security policies and procedures, BCA has the opportunity to enhance safety and security for our students and staff with significant upgrades to our campus security systems.
We would like to implement these upgrades at once; however, in order to begin installation immediately, we need your financial assistance and support. The ability of Broadfording Christian Academy to respond to the ever-changing times in which we live depends upon those who believe in the ministry and service that Broadfording provides. At times, this need for flexible adaptation exceeds the normal budget, yet we firmly believe that there is no better investment than an investment in the safety and security of our children and our staff. We are currently seeking to raise $13,500 to begin installation of greater security measures.
Please prayerfully consider the value of knowing you are part of a community seeking to provide a Christian education in a safe, secure environment for all, and consider how you might assist in this project. Again, we need your help. Donations can be made to BCA, Attn: Campus Security System, and can be mailed to the school or dropped off at the school office. Thank you for considering this worthwhile project. If you have any questions regarding this or any BCA project, please contact Pastor Wyand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baccalaureate Service to Honor Graduates
Baccalaureate will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the church auditorium. Seniors will need to arrive at 6:00 p.m. All seniors who are planning on participating in graduation will need to be present. Girls will need to wear a white dress under their gowns along with dress shoes. Boys will need to wear dress pants, a white dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes under their gowns. The gowns will need to be ironed. Seniors should bring their Bibles to this special service, too.
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 23 at 7 p.m. Talk about precious! Wait till you see these little ones walking the aisle.
Yearbooks for Sale
Yearbooks are now available on a first-come, first-served basis. Order forms can be picked up in the school office. The cost is $35 and checks should be made payable to Lifetouch.
School will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
Wrapping Up the Year with Middle & High School Activity Periods
· Sixth Grade: The sixth graders have enjoyed learning more about the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. As pre-teens, they have learned great strategies for dealing with the ups and downs of life and particularly for dealing with relationships. The transferable skill is that of listening, and the sixth graders have practiced being “active listeners.”
· Seventh Grade: Seventh graders have been watching a film that addresses some tough topics such as bullying, theft, trust, and true friendship. While watching, they have been looking for examples of Coach Wooden’s “building blocks” for success.
· Eighth Grade: Eighth graders have had some great discussions this year while tying in their favorite topic – sports! While highlighting John Wooden’s thoughts on character, they have focused on how they can live out character traits in real life settings.
· Ninth Grade: The ninth graders wrapped up their study on honorable leadership and are now focusing on the transferable skill of public speaking. Students have been taking turns during activity period speaking in front of their peers on topics of personal interest.
· Tenth Grade: Tenth graders continue to spread the love by encouraging sports teams through their Pep Club projects.
· Eleventh & Twelfth Grades: This group recently utilized transferable skills learned through their engagement with the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens book to organize the International Food Festival held during a recent lunch period. The class has been able to complete four of the seven habits this year which are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, and Think Win-Win.
· AP/ College Prep Class: The students in this course have spent time practicing some increased rate and rigor of coursework. Academic independence is an important skill as well as intellectual maturity. These are not learned overnight, and practice is essential for improvement. The class also continues to focus on vocabulary and college readiness.
The seniors will be having graduation practice on Tuesday, May 28 beginning at 9:50 a.m. in the church auditorium. On Wednesday, May 29, 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.
Awards Ceremony: Grades 6-11
The awards program for students in grades 6-11 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 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.
Elementary Field Day: Grades 2-5
On Wednesday, May 29, 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 29 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!
Preschool, Kindergarten & First Grade Field Day
On Thursday, May 30, the preschool, kindergarten and first grade students will be enjoying a special field at Monkey Joes!
All cafeteria accounts will need to be paid off before the last day of school. Please e-mail Mrs. Duffey at email@example.com if you have any questions. Mrs. Duffey and Mrs. Gonzales have enjoyed serving your children at the Lions Café this year!
College Day: Grades 7-11
Students in grades 7-11 will be participating in College Day on Thursday, May 30. Students can dress down for FREE, but they must wear a college t-shirt. Colleges from all across the country will be sending t-shirts to BCA, so if students need one, they can see Mrs. Luhn. This action-packed day will start in the morning with college and career-related seminars followed by the annual College Day basketball game and recreational activities in the afternoon.
College Preparation: Top 12 Secrets to College Success Mrs. Dobbs
(Grades 8 - 11)
Ability Explorer (Grades 8-11) Ms. Oliver
What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? Mr. Litten
What should a student be looking for in a college?
A First Look at College & How to Create Your Mrs. Luhn
High School Resume: Start Thinking Now! (Grade 7)
Awards Ceremony: Grades 1-5
The awards program for students in grades 1-5 will take place on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium. Students should dress appropriately for this special occasion.
Last Day of School
The last day of school is Friday, May 31. There will be a 12:00 noon dismissal. We wish families a safe, relaxing and fun-filled summer. Enjoy!
Report cards will be mailed to parents after June 12. (Parents will not be able to view the report cards on ParentsWeb.) Report cards will be held for families who have outstanding financial accounts. Please take care of any unpaid accounts, so there is no delay in receiving your child’s report card.
VBS at Broadfording Bible Brethren Church
Mark your calendar now for Vacation Bible School this summer! Children in preschool through sixth grade are invited to attend KINGDOM ROCK: WHERE KIDS STAND STRONG FOR GOD. Mark the week of Sunday, July 21 through Thursday, July 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. nightly (Thursday night will start at 6 p.m.). Mrs. Wyand and the VBS staff always put on a fun week of activities. Don’t let your kids miss this exciting week of Bible school. Feel welcome to extend the invitation to any other children you might know, too.
Students in grades 7 or higher are invited to join the VBS crew by serving as “crew leaders.” Students can earn valuable community service hours while having a great time watching children get fired up about Jesus. Students interested in volunteering can sign up outside the church office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.