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BCA Weekly news - 4.21.17


NWEA Testing
Students will be taking the spring NWEA test during the next two weeks. After this test, you will receive test scores from the fall and the spring so you can identify growth and also any strengths and weaknesses that may need to be addressed over the summer. Please make sure your student is well rested and arrives to school on time.  

The schedule is as follows:

Mon., Apr. 24  - Bolden and McCall (Reading)
Tues., Apr. 25 - R. Streufert (Reading)
Wed., Apr. 26 - R. Streufert (Language), Webb, Bolden, and Silva (Math)
Thurs., Apr. 27 - R Streufert (Math), Webb (Language)
Fri., Apr. 28 - McCall (Math), Silvan (Reading)
Mon., May 1 - 6th (Language and Math), 7th (Math), F. Streufert (Math)
Tues., May 2 - 6th (Reading), 7th (Language and Reading), 8th (Language)
Wed., May 3 - 8th (Reading). Make-ups

National Day of Prayer - May 4
You are invited to join all BCA faculty, staff and students as we observe National Day of Prayer on Thurs., May 4. We will begin at 8:20 a.m. (following morning announcements) at the flagpole. Mr. Ed Silva will lead the songs with guitar. Please be in prayer throughout this day for our neighbors, our communities, our schools, our country, our government, our first respondents/servicemen and women and one another! If it is raining, we will go to the gym.

Attention 7th-8th Grade Parents
In the next few days, you will receive some important end-of-the-year information (or you may have already received this.) Please make sure that you read this information carefully so that you know about dates coming up as well as semester exam schedules and graduation information. If you have questions, please call the school office. 

Job Opportunities
The Christian Children's Center is looking for a lead teacher for a 
Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classroom. If you are a certified early education teacher or are able to get the certification within the year, love kids, and are interested in joining the BCA faculty and staff, please go to the BCA website and complete an application. Applications will be accepted until Apr. 28. For a complete job description, please call the school office at 423-622-3755, ext. 10.
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Chapel
Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Apr. 26, at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Bushur from First Lutheran Church will be leading this service. Our 4th quarter chapel offerings will go to Bridge Community Church.
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Birthdays 
We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following:
4/23 - August Woodrow (K)
4/23 - Miss Briana Johnson   (CCC staff)
4/24 - Nathan Pugh (3rd)
4/25 - Florence Dragoo (Infants)
4/25 - Tray Scott (8th)
4/25 - Emma Silva (K)
4/27 - Mrs. Liz Gibbons (Spanish teacher)
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Spring Picture Proofs - Money/Orders due by Apr. 26
The spring individual and class picture proofs were sent home in book bags last week. If you choose to order these, please return money along with the proof(s) by Wed., Apr. 26. Checks need to be payable to Lifetouch. 

Open House for Prospective Families - Apr. 27 (4 - 7 p.m.) 

If you know of a family who is interested in new educational or child care options, please have them visit our open house on Thurs., Apr. 27. Currently enrolled families are our best source in telling others about the school, and if a new family enrolls who was referred by a current family, we give a referral fee to the family who suggested BCA. For more information, please contact Emily Patton in Admissions/Development at admissions@bcalions.org or 423.622.3755, ext. 12. 

Blue Jean $ Day - Apr. 28
Fri., Apr. 28 will be our next Blue Jean $$ Day! Please bring in at least $1 to wear blue jeans with a dress code top or BCA T-shirt. Proceeds will go to Bridge City. 

Spring Sports Awards - May 11 
The 2017 Spring Sports Awards Ceremony will be held Thurs., May 11 at 6 p.m. in the BCA cafeteria to honor our students who participated in basketball and track. Please bring a fast food dinner for your family. We will provide cake for dessert.
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Living History Museum 
Today, the K - 8th graders took part in the Living History Museum project. The following classes each represented a special category:
Kindergarten & 1st grade students - pop icons
2nd grade - famous authors/book characters
3rd grade - famous inventors
4th & 5th grades - biographical figures
6th grade - historical figures in world history
7th & 8th students - historical figures in American history. They each did a great job with their costumes and oral reports! Thanks to all of the parents who came to support the students in their efforts!

See more photos posted on our Facebook page. 

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Summer Camp News from Mrs. Angela Meyer
K - 8th Summer Camp registration forms are available HERE or in the front lobby. Contact Mrs. Angela at 423.619.5181 for more information. Deadline for discounted pricing is May 1. 
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Menu
Mon., Apr. 24 - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Mandarin Oranges 
Tues., Apr. 25 - Waffles, Bacon, Yogurt, Apple 
Wed., Apr. 26 - Nachos, Corn, Pineapple
Thurs., Apr. 27 - Chicken Sandwich, Pretzels, Carrots w/ranch, Pears
Fri., Apr. 28 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
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April 28 - Blue Jean $ Day 

May 3 - 5 - 4th grade trip to River Ridge

May 11 - Spring Sports Award Night - 6 p.m. in cafeteria - Basketball and Track awards

May 12 - 8th grade banquet at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 6:30 p.m.


May 17 - 19 - 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.

May 23 - PK4 Graduation - 9 a.m. in BCA gym

May 24 - 8th grade graduation - 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 

May 25 - School-wide cook-out and fun day!

May 26 - Last day of school - dismissal at 11:30 for K - 8th (open until 6 p.m. for all child care) 

May 29 - BCA child care closed for Memorial Day

May 30 - Summer camp begins for all ages (through Aug. 11)