Posted on May 16, 2018 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

School News   

This is our last full week of school and our preschool students last day is this Friday.  This year has truly flown by. Last Thursday morning Mrs. Buck’s second grade class led us in a chapel.  They did a phenomenal job sharing with us about honesty through scripture, skit and a demonstration with a Jenga game 🙂  It was awesome! Also last Thursday our 4th and 5th grade chorus students along with our band displayed their artistic gifts at the Spring Fine Arts Festival. It was fantastic!  Thank you to Mrs. Kilbride, Mrs. Thurmann, and Mr. Watanabe for their hard work and for putting together a beautiful evening.  Our 8th graders led the Middle School chapel yesterday afternoon. They shared with us that we cannot earn God’s favor by being good. It is about Jesus and His work on the cross on our behalf. Great job 8th grade!

Yearbook Dedication
Join us tomorrow morning at 8:10 am in the Worship Center for the reveal and dedication of the 2017.2018 yearbook.  Thank you to Mrs. Kelly Mosley for all her hard work putting this year’s yearbook together for us.

Media Center News
Today is the last day to return books for the year. Our lower school Reading Counts award ceremony will be on Friday, May 18th at 8:15 am in the Auditorium.  Please join us as we celebrate our students. We will be offering several times this summer in which students can come in and take Reading Counts quizzes.  These dates are:
Wednesday, June 13th from 2-5pm
Wednesday, June 27th from 2-5pm
Wednesday, July 11th from 2-5pm
Wednesday, July 25th from 2-5pm

Summer reading lists will be posted on the BCA website soon under “Parents Place” but here is also a link to Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Spirit Wear T-shirt Contest
We are getting ready to celebrate BCA’s 20th year!  To kick off the celebration, we are so excited to announce the BCA Spirit Wear T-shirt contest for the 2018.2019 school year!  Deadline to sub your design to Mrs. Hayes (mhayes@bridgewayca.org) is Thursday, May 17, 2018. Over the summer, the administration will pick a winner! Like all contests, here are some guidelines/rules:

  • Contest is open to BCA students only
  • One entry per student due by May 17th
  • The design will appear on the front of the shirt, and you must use BCA or neutral colors (navy, red, white, grey, black or khaki). No more than three colors can be used.
  • The design must be no larger than 12×12, digitally created and submitted as a digital file (PDF or JPG).
  • Please incorporate BCA’s message, theme and 20th year anniversary, etc (i.e., know, grow and go, Luke 2:52) 
  • Your design must be wholly original – no copyright material (except BCA logo). If you need access to BCA’s logo, etc, please contact Melissa Hayes (mhayes@bridgewayca.org)
BCA reserves the right to edit or modify the design, its position if required to fit the t-shirt.  BCA reserves the right to not use any of the submitted t-shirt designs if in the opinion of the judges none of the proposed designs adequately reflects BCA or is not of a sufficiently high level and quality of design.

New Family Ambassadors
We are looking for current families who are willing to serve as New Family Ambassadors to incoming new families for the 2018.2019 school year.  The goal of the ambassador program is to make our new families feel welcome at BCA and get them involved in a way that they are comfortable. We also want to provide new families with another resource outside of the BCA staff to ask questions, voice concerns, seek advice, etc. This program is a great way to grow and build community.

So, what does this look like?

  • Reach out to new family assigned by the Director of Admissions (DOA) once (or more) during the summer welcoming them to the BCA family. Can be done via email, card, playdate or grab a coffee.
  • Coordinate a time to meet them at the Back to School Bash. Maybe even show them around the facilities a little in case they forgot since their last visit. Introduce them to other BCA families.
  • Touch base with them periodically throughout the year to see how things are going. Please let the DOA know if there is anything we need to address.
  • Remind them of opportunities to get involved and events.
  • At the end of the year, find out how their first year went. Please let the DOA know of the feedback. This is a great way for us to learn, improve, and grow.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please email Melissa Hayes (mhayes@bridgewayca.org).

Summer Camps 

BCA is blessed to have amazing facilities, and we have the privilege of hosting several camps throughout the summer. Click here to view summer camp offerings at BCA.  Our friends at Rooted Music Coaching are offering some great deals on lessons this summer. They are not on the BCA campus but still worth checking out.  Click here to learn more.

Looking Ahead

May 16th – Late Start/Normal Uniform Day
May 17th – Last day for Pre3 & Pre4/Yearbook Dedication at 8:10 am in the Auditorium
May 18th – Jeans and Christian/BCA spirit wear t-shirt/Friday Finale (last one of the quarter)/Reading Counts awards ceremony at 8:10 am in the Auditorium for 1st through 5th grades
May 22nd – Kindergarten Graduation at 8:30 am in the Auditorium and also last day of K5
May 23rd – Late Start/Normal Uniform Day/Full School Chapel at 9:15 am/Middle School Academic/Class Awards at 10:45 am/8th Grade Graduation at 7 pm in the Auditorium
May 24th – Last Day of School for 1st through 8th/No Aftercare