Posted on December 6, 2017 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

School News   

Thank you to all who helped set up for the Alpharetta Christmas Tree Lighting last Saturday. It was a huge success and great day for BCA. We handed out 600 cups of hot chocolate and our 1st – 3rd grade students nailed their performance.  It was a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

Happy Shopping
With the Christmas season brings gift buying and holiday festivity planning. Please remember that while you shop, you can earn dollars for BCA – click here to view all the ways.  Do not forget to spread the word to grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. The more the merrier, right?!?!

Christmas Programs
Tuesday, December 12th
* Preschool and Kindergarten Christmas chapel at 8:10am in the Stadium
* Artist Market (5-8th grade) and Artome Art Show (1st – 3rd & Middle School students) at 6pm
* “ABC Christmas” presented by our 1st through 3rd grade students at 7pm in the Worship Center

Open House – Sunday, January 21st Our Winter Open House is quickly approaching and we need your help to start spreading the word.  More information will be sent out soon on some ways to tell others about BCA.  In the meantime, be thinking of some potential like-minded families you would like to see come to our Open House. You help us get them here and we will do the rest.

Hour of Code
This week our 2nd – 8th graders will join millions of students around the world in an Hour of Code. We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.  That’s why our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.  Our Hour of Code is making a statement that BCA is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. This is a chance to change the future of education in Alpharetta.  See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.

Free Chess
Next Wednesday, December 13th from 3-4pm, Coach Clark will be hosting a FREE day of chess for any Kindergarten – 8th grade student interested in playing.  All levels are welcome to attend.   Information about third quarter chess club will be coming out next week.

Middle School News

“Science Kids”
Our Project Lead the Way program was featured this month in the “Around Town” section of the Johns Creek Lifestyle Publication.  Click here to read the article.

8th Grade Midterm Schedule
December 15th: 8th Grade Midterm – Spanish & Bible (Full Day for all of Middle School)
December 18th: 8th Grade Midterms – Language Arts & Math (12:00 dismissal for 8th grade / Full Day for 6th & 7th)
December 19th: 8th Grade Midterms – History & Science (12:00 dismissal for 8th grade / Full Day for 6th & 7th)

Mark you calendars for December 20th. Not only is it the end of the second quarter but the Jingle Jam.
Parents in Prayer – Thursday mornings at 7:35am. When we return from break will we start meeting at 7:45am.  Our first meeting on Thursday, January 4th, we will kick off the new year with a prayer walk around the school. Please join us! 
Click here if you have a prayer request.
Alumni News
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Athletic News 

Girls Basketball
Monday, December 11th – game at Cherokee 5:15pm
Thursday, December 14th – practice from 3-4:30pm

Boys’ Basketball
Monday, December 11th – game at Cherokee 4:15pm (7th grade) and 6:15pm (8th grade)
Wednesday, December 13th – game at Landon 4pm (7th grade)
Practice next Tuesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 14th

Looking Ahead

December 7th – Parents in Prayer at 7:35am

December 8th – Jeans & Christian/BCA Spirit wear shirt

December 12th – Preschool and Kindergarten chapel at 8:10am, “ABC Christmas” Program for 1st – 3rd grades at 7pm/Artome Art Show and Artist Market at 6pm

December 13th – Late Start/normal uniforms

December 14th – Parents in Prayer at 7:35am/Coach Clark’s Jingle Jog

December 15th – Jeans & Christian/BCA Spirit wear shirt/Friday Finale Quarter 2 last day

December 20th – Middle School Jingle Jam/School Wide Early Release (NO AFTERCARE)

December 21st – January 3rd – CHRISTMAS BREAK – HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

January 4th – First day back/Parents in Prayer at 7:45am

***SAVE THE DATE*** – 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dance will be Friday, February 9th