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School and Child Care will be closed 
Mon., Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.


Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Pingel from First Lutheran Church will be leading this service.
Chapel offerings for the third quarter will go Habitat for Humanity. 
A decent home provides the strength, stability and independence that families need, and Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage, receive financial education and help build their homes alongside volunteers.
Your financial support will help families continue building with Habitat in your community and around the world.
weWe would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following:

2/15 - Cruz Rogiers (PK3)
2/15  - Chloe Robinson (PK4)
2/15 - Ariel Barker (PK2)
2/18 - Liam Cleghorn (2nd)2/19 - Caydence Kennedy (PK4)
Spring Pictures - Thurs., Feb. 27
Individual and class pictures (Infants - 8th Grade) will be taken on Thurs., Feb. 27.  School dress code or nice church-type clothing must be worn. No blue jeans or T-shirts. 

Grandparents' Day - Fri., Mar. 6 
Friday, Mar. 6 is Grandparents' Day at BCA. Invitations will be mailed next week. Students must wear chapel dress code to school this day.  

The event will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria for fellowship and all grandparents to get the schedule for the morning. 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.  Child Care will be open as usual until 6 p.m., but K - 8th grade students must bring a sack lunch. Lunch will be served as usual for Infants - PK4. 
We welcome Miss Katie Baumann, the new Director of Christian Education at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Everyone is invited to support her this Sun., Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at GSLC for her Installation Service, with brunch following the service. We know she will be a great asset to the church and youth! 
simpleContinuous Enrollment - March 1 Deadline

If your child is a rising kindergarten through rising 8th grade student, please complete 3 easy steps by March 1.

(Remember, if your child is in our Infants - RISING PK4 program, they will automatically move into the next level when the time comes to move-up. However, we do still encourage you to complete the Continuous Enrollment Contract.) 

1. Complete the Continuous Enrollment contract and Joyful Response payment form HERE. 

2. Pay 5% Tuition Deposit (K - 8th)
K - $4051st - 5th - $4366th - 8th - $461
3. Apply for Variable Tuition (K - 8th). 
(This is optional for families in K-8th who may need help with tuition.)

If you have any questions about Continuous Enrollment or  Variable Tuition, please contact Emily Patton in admissions at [email protected] or Audra Cardillo in the business office at [email protected] 


PTL Events

Breakfast Buddies/Doughnut with Dad!

We loved having all of the dads, granddads and other family members come out for a morning of doughnuts and fellowship! We hope everyone enjoyed spending time with their children! We look forward to the next Breakfast Buddies event for the moms coming up on Apr. 3! A BIG THANKS to Jamie Gazda for leading the efforts of the event as well as all of the volunteers who helped with set-up and clean-up! 
Please note the remaining spring 2020 PTL events!
PTL Meeting - Feb. 18 at 3:30

The next PTL meeting will be after school on Tues., Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the music classroom. We'll meet for about 30 minutes to plan for National Lutheran Schools Week, the Scholastic Book Fair and Grandparents' Day, which all take place March 2 - 6.

Additional Spring Planning Meetings and Events

Thurs., Mar. 5 - 3:30 p.m. - setup for Grandparents' Day

Fri, Mar. 6 beginning at 8:15 a.m. - Grandparents' Day Program - schedule of the morning's events to be announced.

Thurs., Apr. 2, 3:30 p.m. - setup for *Breakfast Buddies: Muffins with Mom (or grandmother, aunt, family friend, etc.)

Fri., Apr. 3, 8:15 a.m. - *Breakfast Buddies: Muffins with Mom in the gym -  Mom s (or a grandmother, aunt or special family friend) are invited to spend some time with their child and enjoy doughnuts, coffee and orange juice. Please join us from 8:15 until 9 a.m. in the gym. 

*Note for Breakfast Buddies - K - 8th grade families will initially go to their child's classroom and then be dismissed to go to the gym. Infants - PK4 families will be in the individual classrooms. 

May 4 - 8 - Teacher Appreciation Week (More details on this event to be planned in the coming months.)

Once you've put all of these dates on your calendar, please visit the online signup page to volunteer your time or your resources to help make these events as successful as possible:


We need LOTS of volunteers to set-up, decorate, donate food and beverages, serve during the event, cleanup afterward, etc. Many hands make light (and quick) work!! If you haven't completed your service hours requirement for the year, this is the perfect time to get that finished before the end-of-the-school-year craziness starts!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a PTL board member, or you can email our PTL President, Sarah Harr ([email protected]), and she will direct you to the person who can help.

Thank you for all you do to improve your child's experience at BCA! We are truly grateful!

God bless,

Your Parent-Teacher League Board and Volunteers

eveStudent Events! 

Breakfast Buddies/Doughnuts with Dad at BCA this morning! See more photos on the BCA Facebook page!


It's been a Happy Valentine's Day at BCA! The Valentine Gift fundraiser was a success today! Thanks to all of the families who purchased Valentine treats to be delivered to their children! They loved the sweet surprise!! All proceeds from the sales will benefit our middle schoolers' trip to Washington D.C. in April!


Valentine's Day parties in 3rd and 4th grade!


February Menu

Mon. Feb. 17 - School Closed/President's Day
Tues. Feb. 18 - French Toast, Sausage, Yogurt, Apple
Wed., Feb. 19 - Chili Cheese Fries, Corn, Orange
Thurs. Feb. 20 - Chicken Sandwich, Sunchips, Carrots, Pears
Fri. Feb. 21 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
dateDates to Remember 

Feb. 17 - Presidents' Day - Child care and school closed
Feb. 21 - Blue Jean $ Day
Feb. 25 - Open House for Prospective Families (4 - 7 p.m.)
Feb. 27 - Spring Pictures 
Feb. 28 - Field Trip to Chatt. Theatre Center, 3rd - 6th graders