Parent-Teacher League Events
The following is a brief description of events the PTL organizes and supports each year:
Fundraisers: Each year, we hold at least one school-wide fundraiser. Examples of some of our fundraisers includes offering families the opportunity to purchase items such as cookie dough, Christmas items, Yankee Candles, candy/snacks, magazines, etc. Proceeds from these annual fundraisers are used to purchase classroom supplies, update technology and fund school-wide events.
PTL Meetings: Parent-Teacher League meetings are held monthly after school (or some evenings). ALL PARENTS are encouraged to attend meetings designated for the event for which they have volunteered.
Back to School Night: Held in September, this event gives enrolled families an opportunity to learn more about the plans for the school year. It is also an evening to visit your child’s classroom, meet teachers, and see some of the work that has been completed up to that point. PTL provides volunteers, decorations, and refreshments for this event.
Christmas Float Preparation: Each November, The City of East Ridge sponsors a Christmas parade held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. BCA parents and students work together to build a float and gather participants for the parade.
Christmas Program: This is a school-wide musical event (MANDATORY for K-8 students) held the week we are dismissed for Christmas holidays. The music department coordinates this program with K-8 teachers at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. PTL volunteers provide refreshments following the program.
Candy Cane Shop: Undoubtedly a favorite among students, this is a week for the children to go “Christmas shopping” for their family and friends without having to be dropped off at the mall. From funds raised through PTL events, we are able purchase a variety of items from which they may choose. The children buy these items, have them wrapped by our shop staff and take them home to put under their Christmas tree! This is held during the first full week of December each year.
Breakfast Buddies: We hold this event twice a year - one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester - on a Friday morning from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Parents, or other special family members or friends, are invited to join their child(ren) in the BCA gym to enjoy fellowship and light breakfast refreshments.
National Lutheran Schools’ Week: Each year, we celebrate our Lutheran School heritage during National Lutheran Schools Week.This event is coordinated through the faculty and staff, but PTL volunteers are needed to help with events throughout the week. As this time approaches, you will be more informed of the week’s events, but in brief, each day has a fun and educational theme for all students to enjoy.
Grandparents' Day: We open our school to BCA grandparents and families on a Friday morning -typically, at the end of Lutheran Schools Week - for coffee and fellowship, a musical program (MANDATORY for K-8 students), breakfast, and special presentations in the classrooms, followed by an early dismissal. Our PTL volunteers help set up for the event the day before, as well as greet and direct guests on Friday morning. We also decorate the school, prepare food trays for the classrooms, set up the gym for the program, and any other miscellaneous tasks needed to host this special day.
School-Wide Talent Show and Dance: This all-ages family event is held on a Friday evening, typically in February or March, and includes live music, line dances, contests, games, a photo booth, snacks, and much more!
National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: This is a time to honor teachers and staff, with each day offering a different way to shower them with gifts or services that show thanks for their hard work all year long. This is generally held in late April/early May.
Field Day:This end-of-the-year outdoor event is held for all students and families. Events include a cook-out, sponsored by the PTL, as well as games and other fun outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Often, this event is combined with our annual school-wide talent show.