Posted on August 8, 2018 · Posted in Bridgeway Blog, The Lion's Roar

School News 

Thanks for joining us last night for a great night of community and fellowship. Huge thanks to our PTF for putting together our first of many awesome events this year.

First Day (and Second)
The first day of school is Thursday, August 9th. The first and second day of school are both early release days. Preschool will release at 12 pm, and K5 – 8th will release at 12:15 pm.  Feel free to walk in your precious children the first day of school and stop by the PTF Sip and Sob (or celebrate) table before you leave.  There will be aftercare BOTH days for Kindergarten through Middle School students.

Campus Cuisine
We are aware that there have been issues in placing orders with Campus Cuisine. The site should be up and running now. If you have any problems, please contact Melissa Hayes. Just a reminder that the new access code is BCA678.

First Quarter Sign Ups
Chess Club and Friday Finale kick off soon. If you have a Kindergarten through 5th grade student interested in signing up, you can do so by clicking the following links. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, August 15th.

Chess Club Sign Up
Friday Finale Class List and Sign Up Instructions

Middle School Retreat
Our MS students leave Monday morning for a two night/three day retreat at Woodlands. Please be in prayer for them as they travel and for the relationships that will be built and grown while there.

Our friends at Publix have changed how we can earn money for BCA.  Instead of the using the tag to scan at checkout simply sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one), select a school, then enter your phone number at checkout. Publix will give back to your school of choice.

Curriculum Nights
Kindergarten through Middle School parents are strongly encouraged to attend curriculum nights. This will be an important time to go over valuable school and classroom information.

Check out the “Looking Ahead” tab for more dates.


Wednesday, August 8th: Practice 3:30-4:45pm
Thursday, August 9th: Practice directly after school 12:30-2:30pm
A full volleyball practice and game schedule will go out soon from Coach Mayes!
Boys Soccer
Our Fall boys soccer season is showing great promise with the number of boys wanting to participate.  Coach Velez and Coach Watanabe will be returning this season to guide our boys through another successful season on and off the field.
Practices will resume once Middle School returns from Woodlands.  Soccer practices will take place regularly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45pm unless we have games scheduled.
Cross Country
Coach Kaala Guess will be leading our runners this year.  The first practice will take place on Tuesday, September 4th.  Cross Country will practice regularly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30pm.  We will participate in 1-2 full Cross Country meets in addition to a fun run.  The distance for Middle School Cross Country is 2 miles.  Encourage your kids to join in the fun!
Mandatory Parent Meeting (ALL SPORTS)
Coach Baker will be holding a Parent Meeting on Monday, August 20th at 4pm.  At least one parent must be in attendance.  This meeting will allow us to come together in prayer and fellowship before the One who makes it all possible.  Coach Baker will provide information on the foundation of our Athletics Program at BCA as well as answer any questions that you may have.
*As a reminder, your athlete may participate in two Fall sports.  Games will take precedence over practice.  Game priority will be up to the discretion of the coaches.

Looking Ahead

August 9th – First day of school for ALL grades; School wide early dismissal (preschool at 12 pm and 12:15 pm for K5 through 8th). Aftercare available for K-8th
August 10th – School wide early dismissal
August 13th – 15th – Middle School retreat
Tuesday, August 14th – BCA at Avalon Little Acorns
Thursday, August 16th – Lower School Curriculum Night at 6:30 pm
Friday, August 17th – Friday Finale Quarter 1 begins
Monday, August 20th – Mandatory Athletic Parent Meeting at 4 pm
Thursday, August 23rd – Middle School Curriculum Night at 7 pm

**Every Wednesday is late start – school day starts at 9 am. Carpool begins at 8:35 am. If you need childcare before, you can walk your child into the Media Center starting at 7:35 am.