Posted on October 10, 2018 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar


School News 

We hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Thank you for taking the time to meet with your child’s teachers on Friday.  Our teachers consider it a blessing to be able to love on and teach your kids each day.

Congrats to our boys’ soccer team for winning the NAML championship in a great game against Eastside last Thursday.  It was a well played game by all – congrats boys and Coach Velez and Coach Watanabe.

Partnering with BCA – PTF Lion’s Fundraiser, Annual Fund and Ga Goal 
Our PTF have been working diligently to put together the details for this year’s Lion’s fundraiser. It kicked off today, and you should have received an email this morning with some important information on how to get started and an informative FAQ.  If you tried to look at it on your phone, you may have had some issues but no worries, a packet will also be sent home today with the same content.  This campaign aims to complete the brick wall outside the Media Center and raise funds for technology advancements for our school, growing our K–8th grade STEM education program through Project Lead the Way classes and the addition of security upgrades.

Thank you to everyone who pledged to this year’s Annual Fund. We are pleased to say that we are currently at 71% participation.  If you still want the opportunity to partner with BCA and help us to get to 100% participation but have not pledged yet, it is not too late. You can do so by clicking here.

What is Ga Goal? How can I get my hands on one of those awesome white Yeti’s? These might be questions you are asking yourself and if so, contact Joy Hodges (jhodges@bridgewayca.org) for more details.

Friday Finale and Chess Club
Quarter 2 Friday Finale starts THIS Friday and Chess Club begins today!  We have a few new class options including Chinese and Worship Dance.  To learn more to see other classes offered this quarter click here. To sign up for Chess Club click here.

Grandparents’ Day and Trunk or Treat
Grandparents’ Day is Friday, October 26th at 10 am. Click here for an invite to send to your child’s grandparents inviting them to this special event.  On the same day, will be one of BCA’s most favorite events of the year.  The Trunk or Treat/Chili Cook-off will be from 6 – 8 pm in the lower parking lot. If you plan to do a trunk or participate in the chili cook-off, please complete this form.

Poinsettias for DC
Our 8th graders are selling poinsettias to raise money for their Washington D.C. trip in the spring.  These poinsettias are grown locally and come from a high quality florist.  Ordered poinsettias will be delivered the first week of December – just in time to decorate for Christmas.  They can be purchased in red or white in 6-inch or 8-inch pots.  Stop by the front desk to order or see an 8th grade student. 

Parent Preview Days
We have our first of four Parent Preview Days tomorrow.  Parent Preview days are great opportunities for potential BCA families to come and have the “BCA experience.”  If you know someone who may be looking for a new school home,  share this information with them. You can come with them or just let them know when they take place, and we will do the rest. They can RSVP for a date by clicking here. The next one will be on Thursday, October 25th.


Basketball season is right around the corner. Be on the lookout for more information regarding tryouts, etc.

20th Celebration/Alumni News

We are excited to have many BCA alum come back to visit.  We also want the opportunity to highlight our BCA alum on our website and in the Lion’s Roar. If you know of some “alumni news”, please share it with us by emailing Melissa Hayes (mhayes@bridgewayca.org).

Looking Ahead

Weekly Events: (if something were to change, you will see it noted below and receive a Parent Alert)
Mondays – Parents in Prayer at 8:15
Wednesdays – Late start – school day starts at 9 am. Carpool begins at 8:35 am. If you need childcare before, you can walk your child into the Media Center beginning at 7:35 am.
Fridays –  Jeans (or uniform bottom) and Christian or BCA spirit wear t-shirt

Other Events:

Wednesday, October 10th – Quarter 2 Chess Club begins (see above to sign up)
Thursday, October 11th – Parent Preview Day at 9:30 am
Friday, October 12th – 2nd Quarter Friday Finale begins (see above for details)
Tuesday, October 16th – BCA at Little Acorns
Thursday, October 25th – Parent Preview Day at 9:30 am
Friday, October 26th – Grandparent’s Day (DRESS UNIFORMS) at 10 am/Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook-off  6-8 pm
Friday, November 2nd – Mid 2nd Quarter
November 5th – 9th – Bookfair
Wednesday, November 7th – Dress for $2/SUPERHERO DAY
Thursday, November 8th – Storybook Night 6:30 pm
November 12th – 16th – Operation Christmas Child Box collection week

Looking ahead:

Sunday, November 18th – BCA’s 20th anniversary celebration from 3-5 pm

Saturday, December 1st – Our 1st through 3rd graders will be performing at the Alpharetta Tree Lighting and we will also have a booth set up.

Partners in Education

BCA is blessed to have the opportunity to connect with some fantastic corporations. We would like to say THANK YOU to our current Partners in Education.
Partners IEducation connects local businesses with Bridgeway Christian Academy through financial support, gifts in kind, and GA Goal corporate donations.  Being a Partner in Education gives companies a unique experience that helps our team of teachers, faculty, and staff continue to provide environments where our students can grow in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man!
For any questions regarding Partners in Education, please contact Seritha Stewart at sstewart@bridgewayca.org