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 BCA Home School Bulletin



September 22 - (6:30p-9:00p) Home School Back to School event

October 17 - (1:30p-3:00p) Writing and Grading workshop by Mrs. R. Redding

March 9 - (6:30p-8:30p)  Home School Project Night

March 13 - (1:00p-2:30p) Writing and Grading workshop follow-up by Mrs. R. Redding

Home School Back to School Event

Monday, September 22, 2014


BBBC Sanctuary

6:30-6:55            Register and Peruse Display/Resource Tables

7:00-7:15            Welcome and Inspiration

7:15-7:45            Panel of Veteran Home School Moms

7:45-8:10            Refreshment Break and View Display/Resource Tables

8:15-9:00            The Nuts and Bolts of BCA's Home School Program

Please take time to examine the display tables that showcase sample portfolios and documentation for elementary, middle, and high school as well as other resources.

Parent Night Out Calendar

Location: Panera Bread, Garland Grove Blvd., Hagerstown, MD

November 17 - 7:00 p.m. - Topic:  Schooling through the Holidays

February 23 - 7:00 p.m. - Topic:  Reading Lists

April 20 - 7:00 p.m. - Topic:  Curriculum Resources


BCA Homeroom Class Activities

Grade 1:  September 29 to Emeritus Assisted Living. The class will depart BCA at 1:00 and return at 3:00. Transportation will be provided through parent drivers. Permission slips will go home next week.  There is no cost.  Students will be singing and visiting with residents.  Reply to Mrs. Clever (dclever@broadfording.com) with your interest.

Grades 2 & 3:  Renfrew Institute, Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The classes will be departing BCA at 10:30am and returning by 3:15pm. Students will be participating in the Earth Encounters class.  Cost: $5/student; no cost to adult chaperones.  Student's must bring a packed lunch. Parent chaperones will provide transportation.  Deadline to reply:  September 17, 2014.  2nd grade reply to pam.cook@broadfording.com;  3rd grade reply to clott@broadfording.com

Grade 4:  Franklin Fall Farm Fest, Thursday, September 18, 2014.  The class will depart BCA at 9:45a-10:00a, arrive at the farm by 10:45.  A packed lunch is required.  The farm will provide mild and ice cream free of charge.  At 11:30 the class will receive a tour of the farm with several learning centers along the way.  The trip will conclude at 2:00 and the class will arrive back at BCA by 3:00p.  Parent chaperones will be providing transportation.  Reply to Mrs. Hirsch with your interest (vhirsch@broadfording.com) no later than Thursday, September 11, 2014.

5th Grade Field Trip: The 5th grade class will be touring Antietam Battlefield THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. There is no cost for the trip.  The class will eat lunch at school before departing BCA at 11:30am.  Upon arrival at the battlefield (12:00pm), the class will watch a short movie.  The rest of the day will be spent on a walking tour of the grounds learning about the Civil War.  The class will return to BCA by 3:00pm.  Any interested 5th grade students and parents should reply to Mrs. Bergstrom as soon as possible (julia.bergstrom@broadfording.com).

Fire Prevention Assembly: A fire prevention assembly will be held on Monday, September 29, 10:45 a.m. in the church auditorium with the Maugansville Fire Department.  This program is available to pre-K through 5th grades.  A tour of the fire engine will be an exciting aspect.  Mark your calendar now, and plan to be there a few minutes early.  All home school families desiring to attend may feel free to come to the church auditorium and sit with your children for the assembly. Students will be invited to tour the fire engine by grade level.  Reply to me with your intentions to attend so that I can plan for your student(s) participating in the tour.

PTF Fundraiser:  The PTF is selling Joe Corbi's Pizza with Mrs. Field's Cookies and Wolfgang candy, snacks, and gift wrap.  The sale begins today, September 12.  Orders and payments are due October 15.  Products will be available for pick-up on November 12.  Catalogs will be placed in the wall pocket outside the home school office.  Please feel free to take one to review.  If you would like to place an order, contact Celia and we will work out a method for submitting on one order form.  IF A FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO "SELL" INDIVIDUALLY, FEEL FREE TO TAKE AN ORDER FORM AND SUBMIT IT BY THE DEADLINE.


Senior "To Do" List

WELCOME, Class of 2015

***Please review your forecasting form and confirm your diploma requirements with Mrs. Torres by September 12.

***Complete the photo request and other documents provided to you over the summer from Mrs. Luhn. 

***Plan and submit transcript requests in a timely fashion as you apply to colleges.  The form is available on this website.  Allow 1 week for a transcript request and 2 weeks, if a recommendation letter is needed.

***For all Senior students who are participating in BCA's Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2015, all course work must be completed and the portfolio reviewed and approved by May 20, 2015.

BCA Home School Program Ministers to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  BCA’s Home School Program ministers to families who wish to home school their children who have autism spectrum disorders. A trained evaluator is on staff, Julie Malecki. Prior to her position in BCA's Home School Program, Julie worked in both a one-to-one home therapy setting and a school setting as a behavioral therapist and instructional tutor for children with autism. Julie is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Discreet Trial and has 10 years experience applying these principles to educational goals. She also has experience adapting and creating teaching materials tailored directly to the child’s learning styles and strengths. Please contact the Home School Department for more information.




Form Title                                                                                       Due Date

High School Course Description                                                 August  29      

Elementary/MS Curriculum Documentation                           August  29    

(BCA 1st Quarter Ends                                                                                  October 17 )

1st Quarterly Report                                                                    October 31           

1st Portfolio Review                                                            October 27 -- December 12

(BCA 2nd Quarter Ends                                                                                 December 19 )

2nd Quarterly Report                                                                 January 16             

(BCA 3rd Quarter Ends                                                                                    March 13 )

3rd Quarterly Report                                                                    March 27              

Final Portfolio Review (grades K-11)                                  April 13  – June 30

Senior Student Final Portfolio Review                                   no later than May 20

(BCA 4th Quarter Ends                                                                                     May 27 )

4th Quaterly Report and Year-End Grade Report                       June 12


Middle School Mon/Wed/Fri                    Middle School Tue/Thur
Period 1 10:30-11:10                                            Period 1  10:30-11:10
Period 2 11:10-11:50                                            Period 2  11:10-11:50
Period 3 11:50-12:22                                           Period 3  11:50-12:22
Lunch 12:22-12:52                                               Lunch 12:22-12:52
Period 4 12:52-1:26                                             Period 4 12:52-1:26
Period 5 1:27-2:07                                              Period 5A 1:26-1:54 & 5B 1:54-2:22
Period 6 2:07-2:47                                             Period 6 2:22-2:50
Period 7 2:47-3:30                                             Period 7 2:50-3:20

High School  Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri
Block A/E 10:30-11:50
Block B/F  11:54-12:48
Lunch  12:52-1:22
Block C/G  1:26-2:46
Block D/H  2:50-3:20




 Linda Higgins:  Home School Program Administrator


     Celia Torres:  Home School Progam Director 

Office Hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:00-4:00, Fridays 9:00-1:00

301-797-8886, ext. 211; celia.torres@broadfording.com

Linda Adams:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer



Julie Malecki:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer & supervision for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


 Amy Speck:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer