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BCA WEEKLY NEWS 10.21.16 Fall Festival Tomorrow is the Fall Festival from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be something for everyone including many crafts and other items for sale as well as our new BCA Spirit Shop, SCRIP sign-ups, cotton candy, popcorn, games for kids, pony rides, a petting zoo and so much more. The weather will be cool so it will actually feel like fall. A huge thank you to Melissa Swafford and Kerri Beth Tew for co-chairing this year. See you there! SCRIP The following cards are available for purchase at the school on Tuesday mornings. These include Academy Sports, Ace Hardware, Amazon, Belk, Chili's, JCPenney, CVS, GAP, Kohl's, Little Caesar's, Lowe's, Home Depot, Office Max, Office Depot, Speedway, Target, VISA, Walmart/Sam's Club. Each purchase online or at school means money towards your tuition so check out the sign-up table at the Fall Festival. If you have already signed up for SCRIP or are hoping to do so soon, we have removed our BCA code from the website and from the sign-up paper due to security reasons. Please contact the school if you want that number. We have had a couple of new sign-ups under familiar names but from different areas of the country. This is a safety issue only and will not compromise your account in any way. BCA Spirit Shop The BCA Spirit Shop will be live tomorrow (www.getschoolgear.com/bca) but will be available tomorrow at the Fall Festival, too. If you are looking for something special to buy for Christmas, shop online and get the exact size and style of items including stadium seats, sweatshirts, scarves, fleece pants, mugs, T-shirts, onesies, water bottles and so many other fun items. All of the items are BCA-approved to wear on Fridays. Let's show some BCA Lions pride! See more details on how the shop will operate below. Parent-Teacher Conference Day Friday, October 28 – BCA (Kindergarten - 8th) will be closed on Friday, October 28 for Parent/Teacher Conference Day. CCC for infants - PK4 will be open. It is required that at least one parent make arrangements for a conference with your child's teacher. Day care will be available. Please see Melissa Swafford if you need day care for that day. The charge is $15.00 for the day and the deadline to sign up is Wed., Oct. 26. You may leave your child in day care free of charge while you meet with the teacher. If your child will be staying all day, they must bring a sack lunch and drink. Cross-Country News Congratulations to 3rd grader, Edith McCall, and 8th grader, Xander Bastnagel for not only qualifying for the state Cross-Country meet last weekend but also for running a new personal best at the meet. Xander will be competing in the state meet tomorrow. We are so proud of our Cross-Country runners and wish Xander the best in the state meet. Cookie Dough Delivery Our cookie dough sales were a great success! At this time, we believe profits to be around $9,000, including the Thrivent contribution. Please make arrangements to pick up your cookie dough on Wednesday, November 3 in the BCA gym from 2 – 6 p.m. We need volunteers to help that morning to sort the cookie dough and also volunteers are needed to help distribute the cookie dough to parents that afternoon. If you can help, please call Sheila Stephens 423-902-4448. We would really appreciate your help! Open House for Prospective Families Next Tuesday, from 4 - 7 p.m., BCA will host an Open House for prospective families. If you have a friend or neighbor who has been planning to set up a visit, encourage them to come for a tour and a visit, or have them call Emily Patton in Admissions at 423.62.3755, ext. 18 for more information. Report Cards If you have not looked at your student's report card, it is still available online on InfoDirect. If you are having trouble getting to that, please call the front office and Mrs. Pam can help you out 8th Grade Boyd-Buchanan Visit Our 8th graders will be visiting Boyd Buchanan on Wed., Oct. 26. This will be the last middle school visit for the year. Parents, we strongly encourage you to consider re-visiting some of the schools/programs for your 8th grade students. While we are unable to arrange those for you, please let us know when those visits will be happening. Disney Dress-up Day In the spirit of the fall festival season, BCA will be having a “Disney Day” on Monday, October 31. Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Disney character. Please, no guns, weapons, sharp objects, and other non-appropriate items or apparel on that day. There may even be prizes awarded. Front Lobby Art Display The CCC infants - PK4 students have contributed their artwork for our first front lobby display. Come and check out their awesome work! MORE BCA NEWS Chapel Everyone is welcome to join us for our Chapel Service on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Sheets will be leading this chapel service. At this chapel service, those students with 1st Quarter Perfect Attendance, Perfect Church Attendance, Perfect Sunday School, Honor Roll and Principal's Honor Roll names will be announced. Thank you for a total of $377.14 going to Trinity Hope. Our second quarter Chapel Offerings will go to The Maclellan Shelter for Families. This is an emergency shelter that allows male and female family members to stay together as they seek housing. The shelter is located at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and is a 64-bed, 24/7 shelter. Chapel Schedule You are cordially invited to attend Wednesday morning chapel with your student at 8:30 a.m. over at Good Shepherd Church. Scheduled speakers include: October 26 - Pastor Sheets November 2 - Pastor Pingel November 9 - Pastor Josh November 16 - Mrs. McCall and her 3rd Grade Class November 30 - It could be YOU! December 7 - Mrs. Bolden and Mrs. Webb December 14 - Pastor Sheets Birthdays We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following student this week: 10/25 – Giorgi Cardillo (7th) Soccer 10/24/16 – Practice 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 10/25/16 – Away Game vs. Oakwood Academy - 4:30 p.m. 10/27/16 – Away Game vs. Patriots JV - 4:30 p.m. at North River Soccer Fields We would like to congratulate the following students for earning Perfect Sunday School Attendance for the First Quarter. Kindergarten - August Woodrow 1st Grade - Margret McCall 2nd grade - Harper Woodrow 3rd Grade - Edith McCall, Sophie Stephens-Burnette, Sydney Stephens-Burnette 4th Grade - Jayden Moore 5th grade - Jahel Valentin 8th grade - Tray Scott We would like to congratulate the following for Perfect Church Attendance for the First Quarter. Kindergarten - August Woodrow 1st Grade - Margret McCall, Isaiah Smith 2nd Grade - Parker Rodgers, Harper Woodrow 3rd Grade - Edith McCall, Sophie Stephens-Burnette, Sydney Stephens-Burnette 4th Grade - Jayden Moore 5th Grade - Simon Bastnagal, Sadie Pacenti, Jahel Valentin 6th Grade - Chance Pacenti 8th Grade - Tray Scott We would like to congratulate the following for Perfect Attendance for the First Quarter. PK3 Charles Blair Cassie Callaham Kinleigh Mize Zayden Wells PK4 - Mrs. McIntyre Nora Hand Kaden Mullins Sofia Reyes PK4 - Mrs. Woodrow Frankie Craven Harper Sandlin Charlie Tew Kindergarten Stratton Guy Pepper Metz 1st Grade Adaliene Crawford Jordan Gaffin Thompson Guy Margret McCall Stephen Patrick Isaiah Smith 2nd Grade Dat Cao 3rd Grade Samantha Callaham Lexi Freeman J.A. Heard Edith McCall Joseph McGee Paige Sandlin 4th Grade Isaiah Howard Lily Maples Jayden Moore Thomas Sykes 5th Grade Tinley Card Olivia Courter J.T. Hodge Katie Hubbard Samantha Woodfin 6th Grade Nolan Cardillo Will Hitchcock 7th Grade Matthew Arnold Alex Bates Dixie Booth 8th Grade Xander Bastnagal Micah Bean Dillon Dunagan Tamyus Jackson Tray Scott Zoey Wilson We would like to congratulate the 5th – Middle School students who made Honor Roll and Principal's Honor Roll for the First Quarter. Keep up the good work! 5th Grade Principal's Tinley Card Katie Hubbard Sadie Pacenti Jahel Valentin 6th Grade Principal's Ryan Berry Nolan Cardillo Chelsea Maples River Polley 7th Grade Principal's Gabbi Beck Giorgi Cardillo Evan McIntyre 5th Grade Honor Roll Olivia Courter J.T. Hodge Riley Spoon Samantha Woodfin 6th Grade Honor Roll Chance Pacenti Page Swafford 7th Grade Honor Roll Alex Bates 8th Grade Honor Roll Xander Bastnagal Jeffrey Polley Tray Scott Zoey Wilson MORE DETAILS ON THE LION SPIRIT SHOP PTL is introducing The Lion Spirit Shop that will include apparel that has been approved for wear on Fridays, coffee mugs, and other items that will allow ALL family members to show the LION SPIRIT. Here is how The Lion Spirit Shop will operate: Several items will be ready for immediate purchase this Saturday, October 22, and additional items will be available for ordering online. We will run computers on Saturday for everyone's convenience. The store will run for two weeks (October 22 – November 4), close temporarily to complete all orders, and re-open from November 13 – November 28 with new items. The items may be purchased online, shipped to you with an additional charge, or shipped to the school at no cost. This will allow additional family members and friends to order, and show their LION SPIRIT! This will give everyone a chance to order items for Christmas! Important Notice: When an item(s) are shipped to the school an adult must sign for the order before it is released. A PTL Board member will meet with you so that you may pick-up your order in a timely matter. Please arrange all pick-ups through the PTL email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Trunk-or-Treat – Saturday, October 29 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church For several years, our partnering church next door, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, has led efforts to bring a great Trunk-or-Treat to our community as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. We would love to have BCA families involved and decorate their vehicle trunks and offer candy for the event. The more TRUNKS the better the event! If you don't have a trunk, you can set up a table. Dress-up! Set a theme! Hand out candy! Please call Beth Ann at 423-629-4661 for more information. MENU This past week, we celebrated National School Lunch Service Week by honoring Mrs. Tammy Antwine, our cafeteria manager. The students made special table decorations and banners to let her know how much they appreciate the wonderful lunches she prepares for them each day! Monday, October 24 – Grilled Cheese, Soup, Carrots, Apple Sauce Tuesday, October 25 – Nachos, Rice, Pineapple Wednesday, October 26 – Waffles, Bacon, Yogurt, Warm Apples Thursday, October 27 – Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green Beans, Pears Friday, October 28 – BCA Closed-Parent/Teacher Conference Day Dates to Remember . . . Sat., Oct. 22 - Fall Festival (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Mon., Oct. 24 – East Ridge Fire Department to visit BCA during lunches Tues., Oct. 25 – Open House for Prospective Families (4 – 7 p.m.) Fri., Oct. 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School, CCC will be open) Sat., Oct. 29 – Trunk-or-Treat at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Mon., Oct. 31 – BCA Disney Day (K-8th) Fri., Nov. 11 - Family Cookout and Hayride (6 - 8 p.m.) Wed., Nov. 16 – Picture Retake Day and Sports Pictures Sat., Nov. 19 - East Ridge Christmas Parade (6:30 p.m.) Nov. 21 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School, CCC open Monday & Tuesday) Mon., Nov. 28 - School Resumes Mon., Nov. 28 – Pictures with Santa Thurs., Dec. 1 – Christmas Tree Lighting at BCA (time TBA) Dec. 5 - 9 - Candy Cane Shop Thurs., Dec. 15 - Christmas Program (K - 8th grade) 7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 16 - Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19 - Jan. 3 - Christmas Break (No School) Jan. 4 - School Resumes
BCA BLUE JEAN $$ DAY - Friday, Oct. 21 - Students who donate at least $1 will be able to wear blue jeans and a BCA or dresscode shirt tomorrow! All proceeds will benefit the Maclellan Homeless Shelter.
THE BCA LION SPIRIT SHOP - Coming to the Fall Festival this Saturday! The Parent-Teacher League is introducing The BCA Lion Spirit Shop that will include apparel, coffee mugs and other items that will allow ALL family members to show the BCA LION SPIRIT. (All apparel has been approved for students to wear on Fridays.) Here is how The Lion Spirit Shop will operate: Several items will be ready for immediate purchase this Sat., Oct. 22, and additional items will be available to order online. We will run computers on Saturday for everyone's convenience. The store will run for two weeks (Oct. 22 – Nov. 4) and close temporarily to complete all orders. The store will re-open from Nov. 13 – 28 with new items. The items may be purchased online, shipped to you with an additional charge, or shipped to the school at no cost. This will allow additional family members and friends to order and show their LION SPIRIT! This will give everyone a chance to order items for Christmas! Important Notice: When an item(s) are shipped to the school, an adult must sign for the order before it is released. A PTL Board member will meet with you so that you may pick up your order in a timely matter. Please arrange all pick-ups through the PTL email: PTL@bcalions.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We have many fun events planned for this Saturday, and we can't wait for the children to arrive that morning to take part in all of the games and activities! To ensure that each activity runs smoothly and safely, we need adults to volunteer for time slots to run a game or monitor an event. We still have several areas that need to be fully covered for the four hours of the carnival. Each class (Infants - 8th grade) is hosting a game or activity. If you can help for an hour or two with a class' game, please sign up on the sheet that is posted outside of your child's classroom. If you can only help with your child's classroom game, that is great, but if your time allows, please consider helping in of these areas as well: • SET-UP - starting at 8 a.m. • INFLATABLES - need to monitored throughout the event • CLEAN-UP after the event. Thank you!
BAKED GOODS NEEDED for CAKE WALK! BCA's annual Fall Carnival is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 22. One of the most popular events is the Cake Walk, so we need donations of baked goods for the game to be fun for everyone! Please bring in baked goods on the morning of Thurs., Oct. 20 or Fri., Oct. 21 to your child's homeroom. Items can be homemade or store-bought (full-size cakes, cookies from bakery, etc.) Students can earn two non-dress code or two ice cream passes, with a limit of two passes for at least four items donated.
The annual BCA Fall Festival is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 22!! All events will be held in BCA's back parking lot - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We'll have games, vendors, inflatables, petting zoo, food and more!! Admission is $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family (Children under age 1 admitted free.).
We wish everyone a very safe and blessed fall break! We will still be open for child care Oct. 10 - 14.
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2016/10/6/333497/Belvoir-Christian-Academy-To-Host.aspx Belvoir Christian Academy, 800 Belvoir Ave. in East Ridge, invites the community to the annual fall festival on Sat., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event, sponsored by the school's Parent-Teacher League, has been an annual tradition for over 60 years. Festival events will include a petting zoo, inflatables, face-painting, live music, and a variety of food, craft and service vendors. Admission is $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family. Children under one are admitted free.
Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 7, is our field trip to the Chattanooga Zoo for our PK3 - 8th graders! What a great way to end the week before Fall Break next week, Oct. 10-14! (We are open all of next week for child care!!)
Mrs. McCall's third graders presented their Community Projects today! As part of their Social Studies activities, each student had to create a presentation of a community that featured realistic working areas and explain how each facet of the community worked together to make it complete! They have also been learning about the positive impact that recycling makes in the community and on the planet! Great job, guys!!
All-School Field Trip - The Pre-K3 through 8th grade students will be attending an all-school field trip to the Chattanooga Zoo this Friday, October 7. Permission slips need to be turned in by Thursday morning. Parents are encouraged to attend and pay $7 for their admission. Field Trip Transportation - K - 8th graders will be able to ride on one of the two buses we have rented for the trip. PK3/4 students will be riding with parents who can drive due to the requirement for car seats at this age (which buses cannot accommodate). If you can drive on this field trip, please let your child's teacher know. If your child is riding with another parent that day, be sure to leave your child's car seat to use on the trip. Also, if you are going to drive on any field trip, you must complete the Driver/Insurance Compliance form along with a copy of the Declaration page from your car insurance company and return it to your child's teacher or to Mrs. Pam in the front office. (See Mrs. Pam in the front office for a form, or download one from our website.) http://www.chattzoo.org/
REMINDER - Wed., Oct. 5 - School Picture Day at BCA! Students should be in school uniform, but may also wear "dressy" attire. We will also be taking individual and sports team photos for Volleyball and Cross Country, so please send your child's uniform with them to change into tomorrow! (Soccer team photos will be held at a later date.)
Fun Fact! BCA Alumnus, 8th grade class of 1999 - Seth Wilson - has been setting Jeopardy on fire with his recent winning streak! Read more!! http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/oct/01/209000-and-counting-notre-dame-grad-scoring-b/389588/
BCA BLUE JEAN $ DAY! Friday, Sept. 30. Students may wear jeans and a BCA T-shirt or dresscode shirt if they donate at least $1. Proceeds will go to TRINITY HOPE!
This Saturday, Oct. 1 - Check out Babypalooza at the Chatt. Trade Center! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tons of info. on baby items, etc. BCA will have a table, so stop by and say hello! If you know of someone who is expecting, or has a new little one, this will be a great event to learn more about "all things baby"!
Each year, our 8th graders have the opportunity to visit a few local parochial high schools to help them in their decision-making for the next step in their education. Today, they visited Notre Dame. Future visits will include Boyd-Buchanan and Chattanooga Christian High Schools. We appreciate each schools' hospitality in welcoming prospective students!
BCA's Cross Country season is just about to wrap up, but we appreciate the efforts of each of these students for competing during some pretty brutal summer temperatures, and for Mrs. McCall and Mrs. Mietzner, seasoned runners themselves, for leading the students in each of the meets! Today, Tues., 9/27, there will be practice (3:30 - 4:15), with the final meet this Thurs., 9/29, at Camp Jordan (grades 3-5 only) This Fri., 9/30, the team will enjoy a fun end-of-the-year party!
Last Friday, the BCA students had a great time with a surprise dance held in the gym to celebrate the official kick-off of Fall! The temperatures may have still said that summer was hanging on, but the kids loved wearing their fall colored shirts and jeans and dancing in the gym with their teachers!