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Feb. 15, 2019

In this issue:
Chapel

Birthdays
Blue Jean $ Day
Dr. Seuss Day
BCA Lion Spirit Shop online store open
Student Events 
National Lutheran Schools Week 
Reminder about Illnesses
Re-Enrollment 
Lunch Menu
February Dates to Remember
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School and Child Care will be closed 
Mon., Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents' Day.
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Chapel 

Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Feb. 20 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Bushur 
from First 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.  
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We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following students this week:

2/15 - Cruz Rogiers (PK2)
2/15 - Chloe Robinson (PK3)
2/18 - Liam Cleghorn (1st)
2/19 - Caydence Kennedy (PK3)
2/20 - Emma Grider (PK4)
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Blue Jean Day, Fri., Feb. 22
Fri., Feb. 22 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. No jeans with holes or rips will be allowed. Proceeds will go to The Maclellan Shelter for Homeless Families.
 
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.
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Student Events this Week - 
Lots of Valentine Fun at BCA this week! Looie the Lookout mascot visited as well! 

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Look for more photos on the  BCA Facebook Page!
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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.
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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.
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Reminder for Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 - 
For Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th Grade Families!

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.


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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.
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MENU 
Mon., Feb. 18 - BCA/CCC Closed 
Tues., Feb. 19 - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Peaches
Wed., Feb. 20 - Hot Dog, Chips, Cucumbers, Pineapple
Thurs., Feb. 21 - Lemon Chicken, Noodles, Broccoli, Apple
Fri., Feb. 22 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
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Dates to Remember:
Feb. 18 - School and child care closed in observance of Presidents' Day

Feb. 22 - Blue Jean Dollar Day - Students who donate at least $1 may wear jeans to school with dresscode shirt. Proceeds to benefit the Maclellan Shelter. 

Feb. 25 - Mar. 1 - STAR testing for elementary/middle school students

Feb. 26 - Open House for prospective families (4 - 7 p.m.)'

Mini-Courses for 2nd - 4th graders continue on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. through February.
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