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Feb. 16, 2018


Everyone is welcome to join us for our Chapel Service on Wed., Feb. 21, at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Bushur from First Lutheran Church will be leading this chapel service.

Our chapel offerings from now until the end of March will go to Heifer International. Heifer International is a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

Thanks to all of those who contributed chapel offerings for the past several weeks. We received $151.11 to go toward the LCMS Missionary Fund. 
Season of Lent
The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday this past Wed., Feb. 14 and is a 40-day season of repentance, fasting and prayer. This blessed season prepares us for the joy and feasting of Easter. We humble ourselves before God that He may lift us up with His mercy and peace!

Students and teachers took part in the special Ash Wednesday Chapel led by Pastor Josh Woodrow! 

We would like to with a very Happy Birthday to:

2/23 - Calen Willis (PK4)
2/23 - Olivia Vaughn (CCC staff in PK1)
Blue Jean $$ Day 
Fri., Feb. 23 will be our next Blue Jean $$ Day! Please bring in at least $1 to wear blue jeans with a dress code top or BCA t-shirt.  Proceeds will go to Heifer International.
St. Jude Math-A-Thon
Permission slips for those students wanting to participate in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon were sent home this week. The Math-a-Thon will run Feb. 26 - Mar. 29.  If your child wishes to participate, please be sure to return the permission slip to your student's homeroom teacher.
BCA Track Coach Needed
We are in need of a track coach for grades 3rd - 8th for the upcoming spring. If you would be interested or have any questions, please call the school office or email Mr. Streufert at [email protected].
Student Events this Week!

Thank you to our PTL for providing ice cream sundaes to all of the students on Valentine's Day.


Valentine's Day Parties!


Mrs. Streufert's 5th Graders Celebrate Mardi Gras with a King Cake


Fine Arts Evening at BCA

On Thurs., Mar. 8, we will host our annual "Fine Arts" evening. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. students in PK - 8th grades will have artwork on display in the cafeteria. Following at 7 p.m., several of our middle school students will be performing in the Spring Play. Please mark your calendar now, and make plans to attend this fun evening.
Middle School Play
The BCA Players will be performing "The Great American Talent Show" by Joseph Robinette. This play is a comical parody of the finals of American Idol, America's Got Talent and all TV talent shows. Please make plans to join us for BCA Arts Night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.
Grandparents' Day - Fri., Mar. 9 
Friday, March 9 is Grandparents' Day at BCA.  Invitations will be mailed next week.  Students must wear chapel dress code to school this day.  The program will start at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria for fellowship and all grandparents to get nametags and the schedule for the day.  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 11:00 a.m. for students and grandparents to enjoy the afternoon together.  Day Care will be open but students must bring a sack lunch.  

News from BCA Music Teacher, Sarah Harr
Special Service Project to Collect Items for "Welcome Home of Chattanooga" 
Please join us for our annual Grandparents' Day program on Mar. 9! Our theme is "Loving and Serving Our Neighbors." We will be reading scriptures and singing songs that center around loving our neighbors, having a servant heart, living in peace and charity and taking care of our community. The middle school handbell choir will be playing during the program as well.

In addition to our special program, we will be collecting money and items to donate to Welcome Home of Chattanooga - a facility in East Ridge that cares for the aging who are homeless and terminally ill. Welcome Home also has a ministerial aspect to their organization, although they are not affiliated with a particular church. They are in dire need of basic supplies. 

If you are able, please bring one or more of the following items to donate to Welcome Home anytime between now and Mar. 9:

Kindergarten and Middle School (6th - 8th grade): 

ground coffee

powered coffee creamer

coffee filters

1st/2nd grade: 
paper towels 
toilet paper

3rd - 5th grade: 
personal care wipes 
anti-bacterial cleaning wipes

All of the students are coloring pictures for the Welcome Home residents during music class as well.

We will have a special blessing of the donated items during the program on Grandparents' Day, as well as an offering that will be donated to Welcome Home. All the children, including Pre-K3/4, are participating in the musical portions of the program, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions: [email protected]. I look forward to seeing you there! 

God Bless, 
Sarah Harr
Please take advantage of this long weekend to sell items for our PTL Spring Fundraiser that kicked-off this week!
For more information, contact Sheila Stephens, PTL fundraising coordinator, at 423.902.4448.
Thank you for supporting BCA!

Orders and Money due Wed., Mar. 7!


Prize Re-Cap!

The Top Seller in Infants - PK4 will receive ONE FREE WEEK OF TUITION!


The Top Seller in K - 8th will win Dinner & Movie for 4!


Top 10 Sellers in K - 8th will enjoy a special lunch with Mr. Streufert!


Plus, every student, Infant - 8th, who sells at least one item will have their family's name entered for a chance to win the vacation mentioned above!

Headmaster Online App Now Available! 
Parents, for your convenience, please take advantage of the Headmaster Online App. You may download it on your phone and log in to check on your child's homework, lunch account, make a payment and more. To be able to use the App, you must first log on to your account online with your unique user name and password. Once you have created your account, you may then download the App through your phone's App store. 

It's Time for Re-enrollment for 2018-2019 - 
For Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th Grade Families!

This year, we have made a few changes to our re-enrollment process for rising kindergarten through rising 8th grade students. One of the first changes to the re-enrollment process is the introduction of ONLINE re-enrollment! 

Last year, we adopted a new school system, Headmaster Online. Families were assigned a user name and password to log in to Headmaster Online to view their child's grades, homework assignments, lunch balances and more. 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 payment 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.

For families who do not have internet access, please contact our Business Office to request a paper copy of the 2018-2019 enrollment form and Joyful Response form.

Another change in our re-enrollment process is the fee associated with holding your child's space for the following year for rising K - 8th. 

In the past, we required parents to pay a flat enrollment fee which was not applied to your tuition balance. This year, however, we have adopted a non-refundable enrollment deposit of 5% of the listed tuition that will be applied to your tuition balance. 

TUITION for K - 8th 

Parents who plan to apply for Variable Tuition are encouraged to do so by March 1, 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. 

Mon., Feb. 19 - No School BCA/CCC Closed
Tues., Feb. 20 - Corn Dogs, Tater Tots, Corn, Apple
Wed, Feb. 21 - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Peaches
Thurs., Feb. 22 - Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Bacon, Grapes
Fri., Feb. 23 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit

Feb. 23 - Blue Jean $ Day 
Mar. 7 - Yankee Candle Fundraiser Money and Orders Due
Mar. 8 - BCA's Annual Arts Night & Middle School play - 6:30 p.m.
Mar. 9 - Grandparents' Day - 8:15 - 11 a.m.