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Dec. 8, 2017

Chapel 

Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Dec., 13 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Bushur from First Lutheran Church will be leading this chapel service. 

Our second quarter chapel offerings will continue to 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 help them provide at least one good meal each day for approximately 24,000 children of Haiti.
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Birthdays
We would like to with a very Happy Birthday to the following students:

12/9 - Jordan Gaffin (2nd)
12/9 - Hannah Furman (2nd)
12/13 - Piper Todaro (Infants)
12/14 - Kristof Gazda (Kindergarten)
12/15 - Jonas Lee (3rd)
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BCA Town Hall Meeting - This Sunday, Dec. 10 - 2 p.m. 
Please make plans to join us for our Town Hall meeting this Sun., Dec. 10. It will begin at 2 p.m. in the BCA gymnasium.

All BCA families and affiliated church members have been invited to hear more about how BCA is making an impact on students and how we can continue to offer even more positive educational opportunities in the future. 
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December Toy Collection for Northside Neighborhood House
In December, we will be collecting toys, games, good/used or new puzzles and new crayons and coloring books for Northside Neighborhood House. The gifts will be distributed to approximately 475 needy children throughout Chattanooga. Please bring items in no later than Tues., Dec. 12 and place them in the front lobby. The Northside Neighborhood House "elves" will pick up the toys at noon on Dec. 12. 

NNH delivers toys to boys and girls ages infant - 15 years. Items do not need to be wrapped. Sports balls, trucks, Barbie Dolls, craft items, action figures, learning toys, baseball bats & gloves, model cars, novelty socks, purses, cookware and tea sets, board games, etc., are some suggested items. 
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Candy Cane Shop 
Thank You, Candy Cane Shop Volunteers!
The Candy Cane Shop is now closed for the season here at BCA, and we hope that all our families will enjoy the presents that the children purchased from the shop. Thank you to the volunteers who helped this year.  We could not do this for our students without you!  A big THANKS to Kathleen Pacenti, the shop's coordinator.  
We appreciate all of her hard work!


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Upcoming Events

Christmas Pajama Day - Dec. 11
We will have Christmas Pajama Day on Mon., Dec. 11. Students may wear their pajamas to school if they bring in at least two items for the Northside Neighborhood House.

Fall Sports Awards Dinner - Dec. 12 
The annual Fall Sports award dinner will be Tues., Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will be recognizing our the students who participated in Cross Country and Soccer this fall. Please bring fast food dinner to enjoy with your family. Dessert will be provided. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Streufert. 

Blue Jean Day - Dec. 15 
Friday, Dec. 15 will be our next Blue Jean $$ Day! Please bring in at least $1 to wear blue jeans with a dress code shirt or BCA T-shirt. Proceeds will go to Trinity Hope.

BCA Children's Christmas Program - Dec. 14
You are cordially invited to our BCA Christmas Program Worship Service on Thurs., Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The service will take place in the sanctuary at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. 

In recognition of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther's 95 Theses, our Christmas program will focus on Martin Luther's Childhood Christmas in Germany. The children will read the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke, as well as teach us about German Christmas traditions and read excerpts from Martin Luther's Christmas sermons. We'll learn how Luther celebrated Christmas with his family, and hear the Kindergarten through 8th Grade choirs sing Christmas carols in Martin Luther's native German language. 
Please save the date and invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us for this very special Christmas tradition. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact our music teacher, Sarah Harr ([email protected],) 901-486-3700). 

All students, K - 8th, must arrive at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall by 6:30 on Dec. 14.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - Dec. 18

We will have Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on Mon., Dec. 18. Students may wear their ugly Christmas sweater with dress code pants.

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Basketball News

12/11/17
Girls    Conditioning   3:30 - 4:00
Boys    Home Game vs. St. Jude JV  
            Varsity Boys 4:00
 
12/12/17
Girls    Conditioning   3:30 - 4:00
Boys    Home Game vs. Grace
            Elem. Boys 4:00
 
12/15/17
Girls    Practice           3:30 - 4:30
Boys    Away Game vs. Oakwood
            Elem. Boys 4:00

Day Care during Christmas Holidays
BCA will close at 11 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 20 for the Christmas Holidays. BCA Day Care will be open until 6 p.m. on Dec. 20. the K - 8th grade students staying will need to bring a lunch and drink.  

BCA Day Care for K - 8th graders will be open during Christmas Break every day except December 25 & 26, and January 1 & 2. The cost is $15 per day on a pre-paid basis. You must sign up with Melissa Swafford by Fri., Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. for any days that you will need daycare for your K - 8th grader. Your child must bring a sack lunch and drink for those days. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Melissa Swafford or call her at 423.304.6591.

The Christian Children's Center (Infants - PK4) will operate with normal hours (6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.) on Wed., Dec 20. The CCC will be closed on December 25 & 26, and January 1 & 2. All other days during the school Christmas break, the CCC for Infants - PK4 will operate on regular hours.

School resumes from Christmas Break on Mon., Jan. 8, 2018.

End of Second Quarter  - Wed., Dec. 20 will be the end of our second quarter. Report Cards will be sent on Wed., Jan. 10, 2018.
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Box Tops for Education Collection Continues!

Please continue to collect labels from items that have Box Tops for Education labels.  

Recently, we received a check for almost $450 for our collection that was submitted earlier this fall. Overall, we have earned over $6,800 since the program began. 

Click HERE to see details about the collection process. Students can earn non-dress code passes and free ice cream passes for sheets turned in (see details in memo.) 

DECEMBER LABEL COLLECTION SHEET

Visit the BOX TOPS website to learn more! 
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MENU

Mon., Dec. 11 - Mac & Cheese Roll, Peas, Fruit Cocktail
Tues., Dec. 12- Tacos, Spanish Rice, Corn, Pineapple
Wed., Dec. 13 - French Toast, Sausage, Yogurt, Warm Apples
Thurs., Dec. 14 - Swedish Meatballs, Noodles, Carrots, Peaches
Fri., Dec. 15- Pizza, Salad, Fruit
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Dec. 11 - Pajama Day 
Dec. 12 - Toys due for Northside Neighborhood House collection 
Dec. 14 - 7 p.m. Annual Christmas Program
Dec. 15 - Blue Jean $ Day
Dec. 18 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Dec. 20 - End of 2nd Qtr. 
Jan. 8 - School Resumes from Christmas break
Jan. 10 - Report Cards distributed