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Dec. 14, 2018

In this issue:

Basketball Schedule
Fun Christmas Days
Northside Neighborhood House Collection
Christmas Program
Holiday Break Schedule
Re-Enrollment in January

Lunch Menu
December Dates to Remember

Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service on Wed., Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Sheets from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be leading this service. Our PK3 and PK4 classes will be participating at this service. This will be our last chapel offering going to Trinity Hope.   

Everyone is welcome to join us for our chapel service that resumes after the holidays. Our next chapel will be Wed., Jan. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Josh Woodrow will be leading our chapel service on Wed., Jan. 9, 2019.

For Advent/Christmas Eve Services, see links below for each church's schedule. 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church

Cross of Christ
We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the following student this week:

12/14 - Kristof Gazda (1st) 

12/15 - Jonas Lee (4th)
12/15 - Reginald Yates (PK3)
12/16 - Ish Torres (PK4)
12/18 - Rylie Cox (K)
12/19 - Eva Pennypacker (PK2)
12/19 - Eliana Casson (4th)
12/20 - Lucy Sunderland (2nd)
12/20 - Harmony Tyler (1st)
12/22 - Mr. Ray Steinmetz
12/22 - Mrs. Jenny Woodrow
12/23 - Stephen Bessler (PK4)
12/25 - Oliver Harr (K)
12/25 - Tiya Mosley (Toddler 2)
12/26 - Alli'Onna Jochemczyk (PK4)
12/27 - Benjamin Lambert (PK1)
12/28 - Joseph McGee (5th)
12/29 - Miss Mariangie Mercado
12/30 - Destiny Greene (2nd)
12/30 - Mrs. Brittany Webb
1/1 - Jeffrey Ray (8th)
1/4 - Haddon Minshew (2nd)
1/6 - Jahel Valentin (7th)
1/6 - Riley Oldham (PK3)
1/7 - Margot Parsons (PK2)
1/7 - Mrs. Jackie Courter
1/9 - Benjamin Medeiros (PK3)
1/11 - Harper Sandlin (1st)

BCA wins First Place in Christmas Parade Float Contest!           
A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Harr and her team of volunteers and students who prepared and rode on the Christmas float for the annual East Ridge Christmas parade last month. The City of East Ridge awarded BCA first place in the educational category, and we received $300 for our efforts! 

Thank you again, PTL, for taking part in this annual event to represent the true spirit of Christmas in the East Ridge community! 

Basketball News

Away Game vs. OLPH -   Elem. Girls 4:00

BCA Annual Christmas Program (K - 8th
Tues., Dec. 18 - 7 p.m.

The theme of this year's Christmas Program is "Welcoming the Refugee: Learning to Love like God." 

We will focus on how Mary and Joseph might have felt when they left their home to travel to Bethlehem for the census. We will also read the Bible and learn about what God tells us about how to embrace people who are different from us. From how Christmas is celebrated in Africa, to the history of St. Nicholas, to the festival of Hanukkah, the students will show us how we can share the love of Jesus with everyone, regardless of where they are from, what language they speak or what they look like. 

Individual speaking parts have been distributed and sent home with the students, as well as copies of the anthem lyrics each choir will sing for the program. 

Students should wear solid white, khaki or navy collared shirts, pants or skirts. No Christmas outfits and no chapel dress, please. We would like the students to be comfortable, as well as display the appropriate attire for the diverse subject matter of this year's program.

Please bring your children to the sanctuary at Good Shepherd no later than 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 18. Also, if you would like to contribute a dessert or beverage to the reception following the program, please contact Sarah Harr ([email protected]), Lori Bessler ([email protected]) or Jenny Woodrow ([email protected]
You may also sign up on the online PTL Volunteer Sign-Up.

I am looking forward to the opportunity for the students to share their musical gifts with you! They have all worked very hard this year in music class! Please invite your family and friends to this very special program, and thank you for your support of Belvoir Christian Academy!
God bless,
Dr. Sarah Harr
Northside Neighborhood House Collection a Success! 

In this time of giving, we would like to thank all of you for contributing to the toy drive for the Northside Neighborhood House. It was awesome to see our students looking under the tree and seeing how other children would be blessed. We are definitely blessed to be a blessing, and our prayer is that these NNH children would feel the love of Christ.


Chapel and Early Dismissal - Wed., Dec. 19
Chapel on Dec. 19 
We will have chapel that morning for PK3 - 8th grade, and students will then go back to their classrooms until dismissal at 11 a.m.(Some classes will be holding their Christmas parties after chapel that morning as well.) Parents, please join us for this chapel to see our Pre-K3/4 students sing a few Christmas songs!
  • BCA will close at 11 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 19 for the Christmas Holidays. 
  • BCA Day Care will be open until 6 p.m. on Dec, 19. 
  • The K - 8th grade students staying will need to bring a lunch and drink. 
  • Lunch will be provided for infants - PK4 as usual. 
December Day Care

Infants - PK4 will operate with normal hours on Wed., Dec. 19, but will be closed on: 
December 24, 25, 26, 31 January 1 

The CCC (Infants - PK4) will operate on regular hours for all other days during the school Christmas break. 

BCA Day Care for K - 8th graders will be open during Christmas Break every day except December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1. The cost is $15 per day on a pre-paid basis. You must sign up with Melissa Swafford by Fri., Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. for any days that you will need day care. Your K - 8th grader must bring a sack lunch and drink for those days. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Melissa Swafford or call her at 423.304.6591.
School resumes on Mon., Jan. 7, 2019.
Crazy Christmas Sweater Day - Dec. 17
We will have Crazy Christmas Sweater Day on Mon., Dec. 17. Students may wear their craziest Christmas sweater with dress code pants.
Grinch Day - Dec. 18 
Students may wear their best Grinch attire to school on Tues., Dec. 18.
Re-enrollment for 2019-2020
For Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th Grade Families!
With the quick approach of the new year, we will be opening 
re-enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year when we return from Christmas break. Re-enrollment will be ONLINE through your HeadMaster Online login. Look for more details in early January!

Mon., Dec. 17 - Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Orange
Tues., Dec. 18 - Omelet, Cinnamon Bread, Sausage, Apple
Mon., Jan. 7 - Chicken Tenders, Tater Tots, Corn, Peaches
Tues., Jan. 8 - BBQ Meatballs, Noodles, Green Beans, Pineapple
Wed., Jan. 9 - French Toast, Sausage, Oatmeal, Warm Apples
Thurs., Jan. 10 - Hamburger, Chips, Carrots, Fruit Cocktail
Fri., Jan. 11 - Pizza, Salad, Fruit
Dates to Remember 

Mon., Dec. 17 - 9 a.m - 10:30 - K - 8th Christmas Program Rehearsal at Good Shepherd

Mon., Dec. 17 - "Crazy" Christmas Sweater Day

Tues., Dec. 18 - GRINCH Day

Tues., Dec. 18 - Christmas Program (K-8th) at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd (students to arrive at 6:30 p.m. and gather in Fellowship Hall downstairs)

Wed., Dec. 19 - Chapel with Pre-K Christmas presentation, led by Pastor Sheets - 11 a.m. dismissal (End of 2nd Quarter)