Posted on May 2, 2018 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

School News   

There are less than 20 days of school left but who is counting!  We have had a busy few days so let’s start at the beginning. Last Friday afternoon, our boys’ soccer team played a fantastic game to win the NAML championship.  Congrats boys, Coach Velez and Coach Watanabe!  On Sunday night, many of the BCA family joined together for the Final Fiesta. The weather was perfect, the food was amazing, and the fellowship was outstanding.  Thanks to our PTF for putting together another wonderful event.  We do have a few auction items still available. Please refer to the email sent out yesterday for a list of items. On Tuesday morning, BCA ventured to The Avalon to participate in Little Acorns.  If you missed out, do not worry. We will be back in August. Also on Tuesday, our third grade students went to the home of Theodore Roosevelt’s mom, referred to as Bulloch Hall. Then they took in the sights at Roswell Mill.

Please be in prayer for our Middle School students and chaperones this week. Our 8th graders left Tuesday morning for DC where they will visit many places on their trip.  Yesterday they visited the National Archives, Ford’s Theater and the WWII Memorial.  Today they will go to Capitol Hill, the Library of Congress and the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial among many others. Our 6th and 7th grade students left this morning for an overnight trip.  They will stop first at the Tellus Museum and then head to Chattanooga where they will visit the Aquarium, Rock City and then Ruby Falls.  We hope they all have a fastastic time! Stay tuned to our social media outlets for updates on their trips.

Things are out of this world today as many of our students (and staff) wore their Star Wars themed attire for our Dress for $2 – may the 4th (or 2nd) be with you. Yoda, Rey, Leia, Chewbacca and even Darth Vader were on the BCA campus today. Let’s just say the force was definitely with us.

National Day of Prayer – Thursday, May 3rd
What a privilege it is to be able to pray openly to our great Savior! Our 4th grade class has worked hard to put together a special chapel for “National Day of Prayer.”  They have written special prayers for seven specific areas which include Education, Military, Media, Business, Government, Churches and Family. Join us tomorrow morning at 8:15 am in the Worship Center for an intentional time of prayer.

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!  Submit your design to Mrs. Hayes (mhayes@bridgewayca.org) by 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.

Lower School Chapel
This month our lower school students are honesty – choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.  The goal is to help kids understand the importance of honesty in what they say as well as honesty in their actions.

Spring Fine Arts Festival
Go ahead and mark your calendars for next Thursday, May 10th at 7 pm for our Spring Fine Arts Festival.  This program will include the band, music and Artome grades 4th and 5th along with 2nd semester middle school. Hope to see you there!

Summer Camps at BCA
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.

Athletic News 

Congrats to our boys’ soccer team for winning the Spring NAML championship.
Our 3rd – 6th graders (if signed up) will be participating in the Perimeter Track Meet this Friday (5/4).

Looking Ahead

May 1st – 4th – 8th Grade DC trip
May 2nd and 3rd – 6th & 7th grade field trip to Chattanooga
May 2nd – Late Start/Dress for $2 “May the 4th be with you” (Star Wars themed dress)
May 3rd – National Day of Prayer chapel at 8:15 am in the Auditorium (No Parents in Prayer)
May 4th – Jeans and Christian/BCA spirit wear t-shirt and Lower School Perimeter track meet (times TBA)
May 9th – Late Start/Normal Uniform Day/Chess Club (last one of the quarter)
May 10th –  Parents in Prayer at 7:35 am/Fine Arts Festival at 7 pm
May 11th – Jeans and Christian/BCA spirit wear t-shirt/Friday Finale
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