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Aug. 16, 2019

In this issue:
Lunch/Dismissal Times
Blue Jean $ Day
Order BCA Apparel
Recycle with "Clothes Bin" - Earn $ for BCA
Help BCA earn $$ with Food City/Publix purchases
Volunteer Opportunity - Bulletin Boards and Box Tops!
Lunch Menu

Dates to Remember
Welcome to the New School Year! 

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and has had a great first week back to school! We want to welcome all of our new students as well as our new faculty and staff members! Please continue to pray that we have a blessed and successful school year.

Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Aug. 21 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Our chapel offerings for the first quarter 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.
We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following students and staff:
8/16 - Nora Snow (PK1)
8/17 - Andrew Cathy (K)
8/19 - Alex Roe (K)
8/20 - Vivian Sims (4th)
8/23 - Patti Grace Brannan (7th)
8/23 - Gideon Taylor (PK4)
8/23 - Miciara Cobb (PK2 teacher)

Cafeteria News
Lunch Schedule- Each class receives a 30-minute lunch period.

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd - 11:30 - 12:00
3rd, 4th & 5th- 11:35 - 12:05
6th, 7th & 8th - 11:40 - 12:10 
PK3 - 12:15 - 12:45
PK4 - 12:25 - 12:55   

Infants, PK1, PK2 - 11:00 (served in classrooms at this age level) 
Attendance and Tardy Policy Reminders 
All students (PK3-8th) are marked tardy if they are not in their homerooms at 8:15 a.m. Students arriving after the 8:15 a.m. tardy bell must stop by the front office to get a tardy pass.
Dismissal times reminder:
Kindergarten  - 8th grades - 3:20 p.m. (2:50 p.m. on Wednesdays)
Blue Jean $ Day - Fri., Aug. 30 for Trinity Hope

We will have our first Blue Jean $ Day for this school year on Fri., Aug. 30. Students who donate at least $1 that day may wear blue jeans with a BCA T-shirt or school uniform shirt.

Order Your BCA Apparel! 

Be sure to order your BCA Field Trip and Friday T-shirts online at our online BCA Lion Spirit Shop! 

Families may place their order online to purchase BCA apparel, such as our school Field Trip T-shirts. The online store is only open for a period of time, and then it closes to allow time to place and deliver the orders here to the families at the school.

The closing date for this first time period is Sun., Aug. 25. It will re-open in late September to allow for fall apparel purchases. 

BCA Apparel Online Order Flyer

ORDER online    (use code: BCAFALL19)
Help BCA Earn Money for Technology by Recycling Clothing, Shoes and Textiles. 

If you are cleaning out your closets of items such as old shoes, clothes or other textiles, please consider putting them in the Clothes Bin box located in BCA's back parking lot. 
While many of us have gently-used items that may be donated to shelters or places such as Goodwill or Salvation Army for others to use, we may also have many items that are simply worn out and not able to be worn by others. If that is the case, don't put them in the trash! Bring them to the CLOTHES BIN box here at BCA. 

All items that are placed in the box are able to be used for other purposes, such as plastic mulch, plastic playground flooring, and much more! 

Even if you have nicer items that you want to donate, those items, too, will be re-purposed. 

As you are helping to keep items out of our landfills, you are also helping BCA earn money for technology purposes! BCA earns a certain percentage for the amount (based on pounds) that is donated. Since the bin was installed last June, we have earned close to $1,000 from the Clothes Bin donations! 

Click HERE  to register your Food City Valucard and link all of your future purchases through May 31, 2020 to BCA! 
Click HERE  to register online at PUBLIX.
Volunteer Opportunity - School Bulletin Board


Our newly-decorated bulletin boards around the school have been spreading some awesome and positive messages! We need just one more decorated for our cafeteria. If you are interested in helping with this task, please contact BCA parent volunteer, Kelly Duffy at [email protected] 

BOX TOP COORDINATOR NEEDED - Change to Box Top Label Collection

We also need a volunteer who can process the current collection we have of the BOX TOP labels for mailing/submission. This is an easy task that can be completed at home. For more information on this task, please contact Emily Patton in admissions at [email protected] 

CHANGE TO THE PROGRAM  - The Box Tops for Education program is changing. Box Tops is eliminating the clippable labels that are on products, so once the current products that feature labels are off the shelves, families will see a label to remind them SCAN their store receipt and upload it to the site. While we hope families will take part in this, BCA won't be able to offer incentives for this. 

If your child has any remaining labels to bring in, please have him or her put them on a collection sheet (CLICK HERE  for sheet) and if they have 25 labels on the sheet, they will receive a non-dress code pass (K - 8th) or a free ice cream pass (Pre-K). 

Learn more about the new way to collect Box Tops for Education  HERE

Please be sure to sign up online for other volunteer opportunities by going to the
PTL page on the BCA website.

Mon., Aug. 19 - Corn Dog, Carrots, Sun Chips, Cantaloupe
Tues., Aug. 20 - Taco, Corn, Pinto Beans, Pineapple
Wed., Aug. 21 - Chicken Sandwich, Buttered Carrots, French Fries, Peaches
Thurs., Aug. 22 - Swedish Meatballs, Broccoli, Noodles, Mandarin Orange
Fri., Aug. 23 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
Dates to Remember 

Sept. 2 - Labor Day - School and Child care closed

Sept. 6 - Mid-term ends

Sept. 11 - Progress Reports available through Headmaster Online

Sept. 12 - Back to School Night - 7 p.m. in gym