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bca weekly news

Jan. 17, 2020

In this issue:

Mon., Jan. 20 - School and child care closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day



Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Jan. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Pingel from First Lutheran Church will be leading this service.
Chapel offerings for the third quarter will go Habitat for Humanity. 
A decent home provides the strength, stability and independence that families need, and Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage, receive financial education and help build their homes alongside volunteers.
Your financial support will help families continue building with Habitat in your community and around the world.
The 2020-2021 School and Children's Center Calendars are now available.

weWe would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following students:

1/21 - Samantha Woodfin (8th)
1/21 - M'Kai Fletcher (PK3)
basketball Basketball 

1/21/20 - Home Game vs. St. Jude
               4:00 Elem. Girls
               5:00 Elem. Boys
1/23/20 - Home Games vs. Grace Academy
               4:00 Elem. Girls
               5:00 Elem. Boys

Kindergarten Open House for current and prospective families 

Thurs., Jan. 23 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Please join us on Thurs., Jan. 23 to learn more about our kindergarten program! Mrs. Ann Bolden, our kindergarten teacher, will be in her classroom to offer more information about the curriculum and events that children will experience during this fun-filled year of learning and exploring!  Currently enrolled pre-k students are encouraged to attend to learn about kindergarten plus learn more about our Variable Tuition program that is offered to families of rising K - 8th grade families. 
Click HERE to learn more about Variable Tuition.
Information on all levels, infants - 8th grade, will also be available that evening.
For more information, please contact Emily Patton in admissions at [email protected] or by text at 423-629-9657. 
simpleContinuous Enrollment

The second semester is off to a great start, with many events to look forward to this spring! In addition to making plans for school and student activities, we also are making plans for the upcoming school year of 2020-2021 and beyond.

Before the holidays, we communicated about our new program, Continuous EnrollmentIf you're a returning family this year, you may remember our annual re-enrollment process that is communicated each January. 

This year, we're taking a different path for this annual process - simplifying it with Continuous Enrollment! 
"Set it, and forget it!" is BCA's new motto when it comes to re-enrollment. 

The majority of our students, infants through middle school, return year after year. Therefore, the repetitive process of re-enrolling can be time-consuming and unnecessary if your plans are to remain at BCA.

While families of rising K - rising 8th will have to go online and complete this process initially, they should not have to re-enter enrollment/payment information each year following, unless their personal information has changed (such as address, phone, banking information, etc.) 

Families of infants through rising PK4 are already on a continuous enrollment status. When they applied for enrollment, we communicated to them that their enrollment would carry them through the end of PK4. That is still the case, unless they too, give the business office a 2-week notice of their disenrollment.  

Families of RISING kindergarteners and above will need to complete the Continuous Enrollment process online starting this year, and then they, too, will be continually enrolled each year, unless they inform the business office of plans otherwise by Mar. 1 for years following.

ANNUAL TUITION DEPOSITS - While families will not have to take additional steps each year to "re-enroll", the annual enrollment deposit will still be required by Mar. 1. 

Click HERE to see TUITION and deposit amounts for K - 8th grade. 

Again, we hope this process will simplify processes for our families! For more information, please contact Audra Cardillo in our business office at [email protected] or 423-622-3755, ext. 13. 

PTL Events

Your BCA Parent-Teacher League is gearing up for another fun semester of activities and we need your help! Here are some important dates to remember. Please put them on your calendar and see how you can volunteer to help!

PTL Meeting Tues., Jan. 21 - 3:30 p.m. in music classroom

PTL meeting in Dr. Harr's classroom to discuss Doughnuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom (primarily). PTL BOARD MEMBERS - Please plan to attend!

Spring Planning Meetings and Events

Thurs., Feb. 13 - 3:30 p.m. - setup for Breakfast Buddies/Doughnuts with Dad

Fri., Feb. 14 - 8:15 - 9 a.m. - Doughnuts with Dad in the gym - Dads (or a grandad, uncle or special family friend) are invited to spend some time with their child and enjoy doughnuts, coffee and orange juice. Please join us from 8:15 until 9 a.m. in the gym.

Thurs., Mar. 5 - 3:30 p.m. - setup for Grandparents' Day

Fri, Mar. 6 - 8 a.m. - Grandparents Day Breakfast and Program in the gym

Thurs., Apr. 2, 3:30 p.m. - setup for Breakfast Buddies/Muffins with Mom

Fri. Apr. 3, 8:15 a.m. - Breakfast Buddies/Muffins with Mom in the gym -  Mom s (or a grandmother, aunt or special family friend) are invited to spend some time with their child and enjoy doughnuts, coffee and orange juice. Please join us from 8:15 until 9 a.m. in the gym.

May 4 - 8 - Teacher Appreciation Week (More details on this event to be planned in the coming months.)

Once you've put all of these dates on your calendar, please visit the online signup page to volunteer your time or your resources to help make these events as successful as possible:


We need LOTS of volunteers to set-up, decorate, donate food and beverages, serve during the event, cleanup afterward, etc. Many hands make light (and quick) work!! If you haven't completed your service hours requirement for the year, this is the perfect time to get that finished before the end-of-the-school-year craziness starts!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a PTL board member, or you can email our PTL President, Sarah Harr ([email protected]), and she will direct you to the person who can help.

Thank you for all you do to improve your child's experience at BCA! We are truly grateful!

God bless,

Your Parent-Teacher League Board and Volunteers
Child Care Tax Documents for 2019

Annual statements showing child care payments for 2019 will be mailed to families by Jan. 31, 2020. This includes full time child care as well as extended care for elementary and above.
kidsStudent Events! 

BCA's elementary girls' basketball team
BCA's elementary girls' basketball team. They played against St. Peter's yesterday, with a close final score. Way to play, girls!


The middle schoolers learned how to dissect flowers this week in Mr. Streufert's science class.



Children's Art Place After School Art Program for 2nd Semester
After-school art classes are available at BCA for students in K - 5th grades. On-line registration is the recommended. Classes are held on Thursdays during the school year from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the BCA art room. 

The cost for each semester includes all art supplies, participation in the art show and an award for each artist. For questions, please call Kathleen Pacenti at 423-260-9326. You may register and pay online at

January Menu

Mon. Jan. 20 - School and Child Care closed
Tues. Jan. 21 - Chicken Alfredo, Noodles, Broccoli, Apple
Wed. Jan. 22 - French Toast, Sausage, Oatmeal, Orange
Thurs. Jan. 23 - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Peaches
Fri. Jan. 24 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
Free to Take! - Kiln 

If you are interested in a baking kiln for ceramic crafts, please call the school to arrange for pick-up. 


dateDates to Remember 

Jan. 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School and child care closed
Jan. 21- PTL meeting - all families invited - 3:30 in music classroom
Jan. 23 - Kindergarten Open House - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. for current and prospective families (Information for other grades will be offered as well.)
Jan. 31 - Super Bowl Friday
Feb. 14 - Doughnuts with Dad - 8:15 - 9 a.m.