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Feb. 22, 2019

In this issue:

Dr. Seuss Day
BCA Lion Spirit Shop online store open
Student Events 
Grandparents Day
National Lutheran Schools Week 
Reminder about Illnesses
Refrigerator Donation needed 
Lunch Menu
Dates to Remember

Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Sheets
from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be leading this chapel service.

Our third quarter chapel offerings will continue to go to The Maclellan Shelter for Homeless Families. The shelter's goal is to keep homeless families together. The first of its kind, The Maclellan Shelter opened in December 2014 with a 64-bed shelter and 13 rooms with private bathrooms and lockable doors. Since opening, the shelter has served more than 750 families.  
We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following students and staff this week:

2/23 - Ms. Olivia Vaughn (PK1 Teacher)
2/26 - Kailer Yeoman (PK3)
2/28 - Stephen Patrick (3rd)
3/1 - Braxton Ervin (7th)
BCA Online Lion Spirit Shop
The BCA Online Spirit Shop has reopened for orders until the end of the day on Sun., Mar. 3. Families may order their BCA apparel using the new code BCASPG19. For more information on the online BCA apparel store, please contact Mr. Streufert, BCA athletic director, at 423.622.3755 or [email protected]
Dr. Seuss Day - Fri., Mar. 1 
Read Across America Day for 2019 is celebrated/observed on Fri., Mar. 1. Students may dress in Dr. Seuss attire and bring a Dr. Seuss book to read.

Thank You to our Mini-Course Volunteers
We would like to thank our mini-course volunteers for our 2nd - 4th graders. The students loved their mini-courses and had an excellent time each Friday afternoon during February. We appreciate each one of you!

Prospective Family Open House - Tues., Feb. 26 (4 - 7 p.m.)
If you know of any friends or family members who are considering options for child care and/or school, please invite them to visit us during the open house on Tues., Feb. 26 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 
This is a great opportunity to introduce families to our school! For more information, please contact Emily Patton in admissions at 423-622-3755, ext. 12 or [email protected] 
Grandparents' Day - Fri., Mar. 8
8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Invitations have been sent to the grandparents of our infants through eighth graders to invite them to join us on Fri., Mar. 8. Please be sure to remind them of this special day so that they can join your child for the morning's events. 

Arrival will be at 8:15 a.m., with parking available in the front and back parking lots as well as the church lot next door. An event schedule will be given to each grandparent upon arrival. 

If you would like to send an electronic copy of the invitation, please download HERE

Student Events this Week! 
This week, our PK3 students continued their lessons in Black History month by learning about the inventor of the traffic light, Garrett Morgan. 

Also, our 3rd and 4th graders recently had a visit from EPBFI's Professor Gig-A-Watt to teach them all about circuits.

Our middle schoolers have a new class pet - Jacque Cousteau, the gecko! Thanks to a grant from PetSmart that provided funding to purchase the pet and supplies, Mrs. Woodrow's class can now enjoy the company of their new class companion! 




Belvoir Christian Academy Celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week!

Mon., Mar.4 - Fri., Mar. 8
This year's NLSW theme is "Our God is Real and Present Here". Students will enjoy daily activities to help them learn that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
Activities for the Week!
Monday, March 4 - "Real Grace"
Prayer for the Day: Dear Jesus, my sins are real, and I ask for Your forgiveness. Thank You for the grace You demonstrated on the cross and brought to me in my Baptism. Help me to live in Your grace and share the real story of Your grace with others. Amen.
  • Pajama Day on Mar. 4  - Students may roll out of bed in their comfy pajamas and wear them to school. Our older students will read to the younger students (DEAR-Drop Everything And Read), so everyone needs to bring a book to school. Cookies will be served during reading time.
Tues., Mar. 5 - "Real Places"
Prayer for the Day: Jesus, thank You for being present in Your Word. Thank You for choosing to live in me. Thank You for your presence in our school and church. May I always welcome You with praise. Amen.
  • Tacky Tourist Day on Mar. 5  - Students may dress in their tackiest tourist attire.

Wed., Mar. 6 - "Real People"
Prayer for the Day: Jesus, Your love is really great. Thanks for the real people, Your people, in my classroom and school. Give us your strength and peace. Amen.
  • Blue & White Spirit Day on Mar. 6

- Students may dress in blue and white to show their school spirit. Dodgeball games between students and teachers will start at 12:30 with basketball games to follow.
Thurs., Mar. 7 - "Real Time"
Prayer for the Day: Jesus, help us to pray "My times are in Your hands" (Ps. 31:15). Thank You for the life You gave us and the time You give us. Help us to use Your time wisely. Bless us in the times that we praise You. Amen.
  • Living History Museum Day on Mar. 7  - (K-8th) Each student will choose an inventor to represent, dress in costume, write a biography and give a presentation.

Fri., Mar. 8 - "Real Praise"
  • Grandparents' Day - 8:15 - 11 a.m. 

Prayer for the Day: Psalm 150:1-2 "Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise Him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!"
Invitations to grandparents will be mailed soon. Students may wear their fanciest church-type clothing to school this day. The program will start at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria to allow for fellowship and coffee as well as receive a schedule of the morning's events.  

Following, there will be a program in the gym, refreshments during classroom visits, family pictures and shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair. Dismissal will be at 11 a.m. for students and grandparents to enjoy the afternoon together. Day Care will be open for the remainder of the day, but students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are staying must bring a sack lunch. (Pre-K and under will be provided lunch as usual.) 
We hope your children will enjoy this very special week! We also thank you, parents, for entrusting your children to BCA's child care and school. Our goal is to teach the love of Jesus every day that they are here, and it is our hope that they will carry that love with them throughout their lives.

Help us Keep Students Healthy 

We realize that this is not our policy, but we are experiencing multiple children and staff coming down with the flu. Therefore, to limit the exposure to our children and staff, we are asking you to keep your child at home until he or she is symptom-free for at least two days.

For this reason, we are asking all of our parents, before returning your child to school, please see a doctor. Have your child's physician/pediatrician write a note with the date stating when he or she may return to school. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Talk to your doctor about best practices regarding the flu and limiting exposure to others.
Deadline Approaching! Reminder for 
Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 for Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th Grade Families by March 1. 

This year, re-enrollment for rising kindergarten through rising 8th grade students must be completed online. You will be able to complete this process easily through your HeadMaster Online login, following the steps below.

If your account is current, you may log into your account to re-enroll by:
  • Signing into HeadMaster Online  - Enter user name and password. Please note you will be directed to create a new password if you have not done so already.
  • Review each tab of data and update where necessary
  • Click on the Enrollment tab
  • Click on your child's name
  • Click the submit button
  • Submit the enrollment deposit through HeadMaster Online or submit payment of cash, check or credit card to the BCA Business Office. 
  • Complete, sign and return the Joyful Response form.

Enrollment Deposit by March 1, 2019.

The enrollment deposit is a non-refundable deposit of 5% of the listed tuition and will be applied to your tuition balance.  It is due along with the online re-enrollment by March 1, 2019. 

Re-enrollment after March 1 requires an additional $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit which does  
not apply to tuition.


The deadline to apply for Variable Tuition  is  
 March 1 for returning students. Available funds will be allocated at that time as we can only offer Variable Tuition within our school policy, practices and available budget.

Please do not hesitate to contact Emily Patton in Admissions, Audra Cardillo and/or Jane Mullinax in the BCA Business Office with any questions you might have.
We are in need of a gently-used full size refrigerator to put in the newly-updated Teacher Workroom.

If you have one that you would be willing to donate, please contact Melissa Swafford at 423-304-6591.

Mon., Feb. 25 - Breakfast
Tues., Feb. 26 - Taco, Pinto Beans, Corn, Mandarin Orange
Wed., Feb. 27 - Chicken Tetrazzini, Green Beans, Peaches, Roll
Thurs., Feb. 28 - Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Fruit Cocktail
Fri., Mar. 1 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
Dates to Remember:
Feb. 26 - Open House for prospective families (4 - 7 p.m.)
Mar. 1 - Dr. Suess/Reading Day
Mar. 4 - 8 - National Lutheran Schools Week
Mar. 8 - Grandparents' Day
Mar. 15 - St. Patrick's Day Dance for all students and families (more information to come.)