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BCA Weekly news 

Oct. 6, 2017

BCA Wishes Everyone a Blessed Fall Break!
BCA will be closed Oct. 9 - 13 for Fall Break.  
CCC (Infants - PK4) and BCA Day Care for K - 8th grade 
will be open. 
You may reach CCC/BCA Day Care at 423.304.6591.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Chapel Service on Wed., Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Josh Woodrow will be leading this chapel service. Thank you for a total of $825 going to the American Cancer Society.

Our second quarter chapel offerings will go to Trinity Hope.  Trinity/HOPE's Haitian feeding program's mission statement is "Bringing HOPE to the children of Haiti one bowl of beans and rice at a time." Our goal is to contribute to them in providing at least one good meal each day for approximately 24,000 children of Haiti.

10/7 - Savannah Rose (PK2)
10/8 - Josie Blevins (K)
10/10 - Davis Swafford (PK3)
10/14 - Henry Silva (2nd)
10/14 - Zander Adams (PK3)
10/14 - John Word (PK3)
10/15 - October Chavalia (PK3)
10/17 - Thompson Guy (2nd)
10/18 - Mrs. Sheri Patrick (PK aide)
10/19 - Camden Rodgers (PK4)
10/20 - Brynlee Fisher (K)
Cross Country News 
Congratulations to our BCA Cross Country athletes on an amazing finish to their season. Our team of 15 athletes has so much to be proud of! 

Congratulations also to Eliana Casson (3rd grade) and Edith McCall (4th grade) for finishing 3rd in their age group for our school conference! Eliana also finished in the top 15, and Edith in the top 6 at the school meets at Camp Jordan. Well done girls! 

When you see a BCA cross country runner be sure to congratulate them on a great season. Way to go BCA, and keep on running!


Soccer News 
Soccer practice for grades 4th and up began earlier this week. Students who still want to participate must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer ball and a water bottle and attend the next practice after fall break. Please see Mr. Streufert if you have any questions. 

Athletes must also complete a BCA physical history form and pay athletic fees if they have not done so. 

Oct. 16 - Practice - 3:30-5:00
Oct. 17 - Home Game vs. Patriots - JV - 4:15
Oct. 19 - Home Game vs. Chattanooga Charter School - 4:15

Soccer schedule for Oct. and Nov. 2017

BCA Soccer season began earlier this week with practice and a scrimmage game!

Label all Clothing Items 
Parents, please be sure to label your child's clothing, lunch boxes and book bags. Also, with the weather turning cooler, remember to labels sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets.
Blue Jean Day, Fri., Oct. 20 
Friday, Oct. 20 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 Trinity Hope.
Parent-Teacher Conference Day - Fri., Oct. 27
School for Kindergarten - 8th grade will be closed on Fri., Oct. 27 for Parent/Teacher Conference Day. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the teacher's door.  CCC for Infants - PK4 will be open. PK3 & PK4 teachers will be available for conferences on this day.  

Day Care for K - 8th will be available. Please see Melissa Swafford if you need day care for that day. The charge is $15 for the day and the deadline to sign up is Wed., Oct. 25. 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 and pay the $15 fee.
Field Trip Drivers 
Please remember that if you are planning on driving students other than your own child on a field trip, you must have the appropriate paperwork on file in the office. The Volunteer Drivers Operators Statement and up-to-date insurance coverage meeting the required limits must be turned in. We appreciate your cooperation.
PTL Meeting - Oct. 16 
The next Parent-Teacher League (PTL) meeting is Mon., Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. ALL parents are invited to attend and help plan student events. 

To encourage meeting attendance, we will offer a lunch party to the class with the highest number of parents, grandparents or other adults in attendance.

For more information about our PTL, please contact Co-PTL Presidents, Amy Baker at [email protected]/423.280.9064, or Sue Coulliette at [email protected]/423.635.3114.

Fall Pictures - Wed., Oct. 25 Mark your calendars for fall pictures to be taken on Wednesday, October 25. This will be for Infants - Middle School students as well as sports pictures for Cross Country and Soccer. Chapel dress code is required for K - Middle School students.
Trunk or Treat - Sat., Oct. 28 - 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat on Sat., Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

The event will be held in the GSLC parking lot (next door to BCA) and is free for all ages! Guests may park in the BCA parking lots and walk over to the church for the event. 

The church is requesting donations of CANDY, and they would also like to have a great turn-out of decorated trunks! 

If you can donate candy, please drop off donations to Bethann Lee at the GSLC church office. If you would like to participate by having a trunk, please also contact Bethann at 423-629-4661 or at [email protected] 
BCA Christmas Float - Planning Meeting Coming Up! Middle Schoolers to help plan and build Christmas Float!

The annual East Ridge Christmas parade is coming up on Sat., November 18 at 6:30 p.m.

BCA has participated in this parade for many, many years and often have won monetary prizes for our float presentation. 
Last year, and again this year, we are having the middle school students take part in planning the theme and design of the float. 

While a limited number of children will be able to ride on the float during the parade, we also want to involve our middle schoolers in the process by having them come up with the overall look of it. 

To do this, we will have a series of meetings. 

The first planning meeting will be Wed., Oct. 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (at the latest) in the cafeteria. 

Once the students have made plans for the overall design, we will begin building the float in early November. We will let you know the date and location for the float-building process or additional planning meetings. 

For more information, please contact Christmas float co-coordinators, Sheila Stephens (423-902-4448) or Christy Rodgers (423-413-5832) or more information. 

Cafeteria News Parents, if your child arrives to school late, you must let the Cafeteria Manager, Tammy Antwine, know if they will need a hot lunch. Please help by calling ahead as all hot lunch orders must be turned in no later than 9:30 a.m. We really appreciate your help!


Mon., Oct. 16 - Mac & Cheese Roll, Peas, Fruit Cocktail
Tues., Oct. 17 - Chicken Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges
Wed., Oct. 18 - Baked Ziti, Green Beans, Cantaloupe
Thurs., Oct. 19 -Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli, Peaches
Fri., Oct. 20 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit

Oct. 9 - 13 Fall Break
Oct. 16  - PTL meeting - 6 p.m. in cafeteria
Oct. 18  - Middle School planning meeting for Christmas Float - 3 p.m. in cafeteria
Oct. 20  - Blue Jean $ Day
Oct. 24  - Open House for Prospective Families (4 - 7 p.m.)
Oct. 25  - Fall Picture Day
Oct. 27  - Parent-Teacher Conferences - School closed/Child care open
Oct. 28  - Trunk or Treat - 6:30 - 8 p.m. at GSLC