Posted on May 9, 2018 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

School News   

Are you feeling the “May”hem yet? We all know the last few weeks of school can be crazy, but we are going to hang in there together and finish strong. Praise God that our middle school students returned safely from their trips to DC and Chattanooga last week.  They all had an amazing time!  On Thursday, under the direction of Mrs. Gilchrist’s 4th grade class, our lower school students recognized National Day of Prayer with a special chapel.  Fourth grade students took time to write intentional prayers for seven specific areas in which our classes walked around to pray over.  It was a beautiful, Spirit-filled time.  On Friday, several of our 3rd through 6th grade students participated in the Perimeter Track Meet.  Wow, do our kids have heart and determination!  These students gave it everything they had and did a fantastic job.

Just a few carpool reminders as we finish up these last few weeks of school:

  • Cease all cell phone use once carpool begins
  • DO NOT back up at any point during carpool
  • Drive carefully and use caution when exiting the parking lot

Spring Fine Arts Festival
Join us this Thursday at 7 pm for our Spring Fine Arts Festival.  Our 4th and 5th art and music students along with our band and Middle School art and music students have been hard at work. Come and enjoy a night of the arts as we celebrate the God-given talents of these remarkable students.

Media Center News
Today is the last day that students can check out books for the year. All books must be returned by Wednesday, May 16th.  Our lower school Reading Counts award ceremony will be on Friday, May 18th at 8:15 am in the Auditorium.  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

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.

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.  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.

Athletic News 

Nothing new to report this week. Please check back.

Looking Ahead

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