Posted on October 25, 2017 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

School News 

We are busy, busy here at BCA.  The first quarter has come and gone, now we are full steam ahead into the second and you know what that means….holidays!  We love the holidays, events, etc – please make sure to read the Lion’s Roar each week for important information.  Thank you to all who have participated thus far in the Foundation Fund. We are up to 50% participation!!  We know what you are thinking, “is it too late to give?” Absolutely not! You can still pledge to give or you can click here to go ahead and give.  Gifts are fully tax deductible.

THIS FRIDAY – Grandparent’s Day and Trunk or Treat
We are so excited for Grandparent’s Day and Trunk or Treat THIS FRIDAY!   The Grandparent’s Day program will start at 10:30am in the Worship Center. Students will need to wear their dress uniforms.  At 6pm, the Trunk or Treat/Chili Cook-off festivities will kick off.  Please join us for a fun night!

Operation Christmas Child
Boxes for Operation Christmas Child will be sent home today with your youngest child (at BCA).  Each family gets one box but let us know if you want more.  BCA’s collection week will be November 3rd-10th.  Putting together these boxes is a great opportunity to impress upon our children (and ourselves) the importance of serving others.  Click here to view some videos that will spark great conversation about Operation Christmas Child.

8th Grade Fundraiser
The 8th graders are selling poinsettias to help raise money to fund their trip to Washington, D.C.  in the spring.  The plants are high quality and grown locally, coming in either red or white.  Poinsettias can be purchased in 6″ pots with foil/4-6 bracts ($12) or 8″ pots with foil/10-14 bracts ($20).  If there is a specific student that you would like to help support please let them know.  We will not be selling at Trunk or Treat this year but there will be an order form at the BCA front desk if you would like to place an order.  The deadline to place an order is November 17th and they will arrive on November 29th for the students to deliver.

BCA Spirit Wear
This Friday, October 27th is the deadline to order on this next round of spirit wear orders. Click here to view the products available and to place your order.  We appreciate your patience with recent orders. We are aware of some “timing” issues and are working with the vendor the find a solution.

Parents in Prayer

Francis Chan one said, “if we never pray audacious, courageous prayers, how can He answer them?” Join us tomorrow morning as we go before the throne with confidence and pray for our children, community, and country.  If you have a specific prayer need that you would like us to pray for, please complete this form. We consider it a privilege to pray for you.

BCA Book Fair

Choo choo… the Bookfair is coming the week of November 6th – 10th, but you do not have to wait to order books – you can purchase from BCA’s Online Book Fair.  The online book fair ends November 11th.  On Thursday, November 9th, the book fair train will be pulling into the storybook night station.  Storybook night is a wonderful event and fun for all ages! The train will stop at the Craft Station, Story Station with Ms T (Q&A with the story characters), Game Station and Screen & Snack Station.  We will also be raffling off prizes that include a Basket of Books & Accessories, a BCA Spirit Wear Bundle and a $25 Gift Card to the book fair.

Alumni News
We love keeping up and hearing great stories from BCA alumni.  Just this past weekend BCA alumni, Natalie Exley (’05-’14) was crowned Homecoming Queen at Fellowship Christian School. Congrats Natalie!! If you have alumni news, we would love to hear about it. Please complete this form.

Athletic News 

Girls and Boys Basketball and Swimming are starting up.  If your child is participating, please make sure they have their physicals turned in to the front desk as soon as possible.
Girls Basketball
Practice Thursday, October 26th until 4:30pm
Practice Tuesday, October 31st until 4:30pm
Practice Thursday, November 2nd until 4:30pm
Boys’ Basketball
Practice Thursday, October 26th until 4:30pm
Practice next Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30pm
Practice Monday, October 30th until 4:20pm
Practice Wednesday, November 1st until 4:20pm
**practice takes place at Dynamo**

Looking Ahead

Thursday, October 26th – Parents in Prayer at 7:30am

Friday, October 27th – Grandparents’ Day at 10:30am/DRESS UNIFORMS/Trunk or Treat 6-8pm

Wednesday, November 1st – Late start/Dress for $2 – Superhero Day

Thursday, November 2nd – Parents in Prayer at 7:30am

November 6th – 10th – BCA Bookfair

Wednesday, November 8th – Parent Preview Day at 9:30am

Thursday, November 9th – Parents in Prayer at 7:30am/Storybook Night at 6pm

Friday, November 10th – Veteran’s Day at 10am/DRESS UNIFORM

November 13th – November 17th – Operation Christmas Child Collection Week

Wednesday, November 15th – Parent Preview Day at 9:30am

Thursday, November 16th – Parents in Prayers at 7:30am

Friday, November 17th – Jeans & Christian/BCA Spirit wear shirt/MS Powderpuff game

November 20th – November 24th – Thanksgiving Break