From your PTL President:
The 2020-21 PTL Board is working very hard to do everything we can to help our faculty, staff, students, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are lots of ways you can help us!
1. Sign up to do temperature checks every morning for a week. Our teachers and office staff are busy getting ready for the school day during drop off, so we need lots of help checking temperatures between 8:00-8:15 a.m. Just click on the link at the top of the page to sign up, and you will receive an automated email reminder before you are scheduled to volunteer.
2. Make a donation to our BCA COVID-19 Benevolence Fund. So far, we have raised over $15,000 to help BCA students and families who have been financially affected by the pandemic. We are assisting them with tuition,school supplies,uniforms, and anything else we can to help every child start the school year strong and fully prepared. Click HERE to make a donation, or to share the GoFundMe link on your social media account.
3. Donate your time to the PTL by signing up to help with an event. This year,we are planning a Back to School night (outdoors and socially-distanced) in September, an online Silent Auction and (socially-distanced) Bonfire at Good Shepherd in October, and we'll soon need your help sorting orders for our fully-virtual Cookie Dough Fundraiser, which starts at the end of August. Whether it's donating your time, your talents, supplies, or anything else, we would love to have every single family involved in the PTL this year. It is so important now, more than ever! When we come together, we can accomplish anything! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!
Thanks to the donations of your time, talents, and financial gifts, we've already made a big difference for the upcoming 2020-21 school year! Our new playground games have been painted, and we're getting ready to create an outdoor class/eating area between the school building and Good Shepherd. Exciting things are happening because of your support, and we are so grateful!
PTL Mission Statement:
The Belvoir Christian Academy PTL works for your child by maintaining close working relationships between parents, teachers, staff, and all BCA students, to enhance the Christian educational experience by providing equipment, services, and fellowship events to build school spirit and relationships within the BCA family.
The purpose of the PTL is to encourage and cultivate high standards of Christian education; to promote open communication and goodwill among parents, teachers, administration, school board, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and First Lutheran Church; and to encourage parental participation in school events.
While our teachers and staff will ensure that your child receives an excellent education, the parents who volunteer on our Parent Teacher League will work to provide children, parents, and the East Ridge community with fun and exciting events that will positively affect your child's experience at BCA. Involvement in the PTL is the best way to not only connect with other BCA parents and families, but also to spend more time with your child(ren), through the variety of PTL-sponsored activities offered throughout the school year.
All BCA families are strongly encouraged to volunteer for a minimum of 8 service hours throughout the school year. To simplify the volunteer sign-up process, our PTL is using SignUp Genius to allow families to choose a specific event, how they want to help, and the amount of time they are available to help - all in one place! This information is maintained by the PTL, and volunteers will be contacted within 2 weeks of their event to confirm volunteer assignments and answer questions.
Volunteer hours can be earned by helping at any event listed on SignUp Genius, such as setting up, cleaning up, or helping during an event. Parents who volunteer as homeroom parent helpers may also earn service hours by coordinating or setting up for a class party. Additionally, service hour opportunities will be offered throughout the school year to help with grounds cleanup (mulching, weeding, planting, etc.), bulletin boards, PTL closet organization, and other time-sensitive tasks.
The class with the highest percentage of parent volunteer involvement at the end of the school year will receive a special privilege - field trip, special event, class party, etc. What a wonderful way to recognize our BCA parents and families for their hard work!