10.17.18

Posted on October 17, 2018 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

 

School News 

Partner with BCA 
Have you signed up for the PTF Fundraiser via FanAngel?  Does your child want ice cream and a chance to dunk teacher at Trunk or Treat?  Family accounts must be created by 10 PM TONIGHT – to include 10 or more email addresses – to enjoy Thursday’s ice cream treat and a chance to dunk a teacher at Trunk or Treat!  Time is running out – join the fun and help BCA improve its STEM curriculum and campus technology!  Questions? Contact Stephanie Raymond at (404)783-1533.

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.

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 next Parent Preview Day on Thursday, October 25th.  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.

Athletics

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).

Service

At BCA,  each class adopts a ministry to serve and be the hands and feet of Jesus to the community.  Service projects range from assisting the elderly at Addington Place, writing letters to the troops to packing and collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Currently our Preschool classes are participating in the Annual Warm Coat Drive of North Fulton Community Charities.  Last year NFCC handed out over 1600 coats and the expect the need to be ever greater this year.  They are looking for the following:

  • Coats and Jackets (New or Gently Used, and Clean) Size infant to adult – especially young children and plus sizes
  • Accessories Mittens and Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Socks

They will be collecting these items through Thursday, November 1st. If you have any items to donate, please feel free to drop off at the front desk.

Our first grade class are partnering with Meals by Grace and are collecting the following items:

*Egg Cartons
*New or used books
*Reusable Cloth/Grocery tote bags (Preferably with a flat bottom)
Feel free to send in to the front desk and let them know it is for first grade.

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:

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 (be on the lookout for volunteer signup information)
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
Sunday, November 18th – BCA’s 20th anniversary celebration from 3-5 pm
November 19th – 23rd – Thanksgiving break
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