05 November 2018
God is so good! We had our Annual Fundraising Banquet on October 19th and it was a wonderful night of delicious food, connecting with old and new friends, and celebrating BCS! It was a special night because we named and dedicated our newly renovated gym the Kitty June Shepherd Gymnasium, in recognition of her contributions to BCS over the last 30+ years. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd were instrumental in establishing BCS and remained faithful volunteers and supporters. Their model of humility and selfless service is to be admired and emulated. It is evident that they “do all things through Christ, who gives them strength!”
We glorify our heavenly Father for the funds we raised. The total was just under $60,000, including table sponsorships from our local businesses. Our sponsors are listed on our website and Facebook page. If you need their type of services, please consider them first. Praise God for His provision!
Grandparents Day was a great success! The grandparents had their fill of donuts, students performed for them, and then they spent time in the classrooms. We love having them here and I think they love being here!
PRESCHOOL DONUTS WITH DADS
On Wednesday, November 7th, we have invited all of our preschool Dads to come to school. We will have donuts and an indoor playground and picnic. The Dads will get to experience the joy of preschool and have some fun with their kiddos.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
From 10/24 through 11/13 we are collecting Thanksgiving food to be donated to Neighborhood Services in Oxford. Each grade is assigned a food and we are competing boys vs. girls. If you would like to donate, please write a B or a G on the top of the can. We are collecting canned soup, packets of or jarred gravy, canned vegetables, rice, and pasta. Help us bless those in our community!
USBORNE BOOK FAIR
We will host an Usborne book fair on November 19-20. Stop in after dismissal at 12:30 on those days to pick up some great books!
Please join us on Thursday, November 29th in the Art Room to make ornaments for the tree in the triangle in town. We have decorated this tree for the past 3 years. We will light and decorate the tree on December 7th as part of the First Friday Country Christmas celebration in Oxford.
On Thursday, December 6th, the BCS Middle School will be performing at Live Nativity at the church. The evening will begin at 6:30 with an outside live nativity and then at 7:00 we will move inside for the program of scripture reading, singing, and acting. The evening will end in the church basement with goodies, cider, and hot chocolate. Please come, invite your friends and family to get into the CHRISTmas spirit.
GIANT/MARTINS SCHOOL REWARDS, SCRIP, BOX TOPS, and AMAZON SMILE
If you are a Giant/Martins shopper, please link your Bonus Card to BCS through A+ School rewards. A portion of your purchases can be converted to CASH for BCS!! We also still have Scrip, a fundraising program where you can purchase gift cards for where you normally shop, and BCS gets a percentage from the sale of the gift cards. We collect Box Tops! Please clip them and bring them to church. We will get them to the school. Each box top is worth $0.10! If you are an Amazon shopper, please use smile.Amazon.com instead (it is the same website with the same products) and designate Bethany Christian School, Inc. as your nonprofit. We get 0.5% of your Amazon purchases returned to us in the form of cash. Please contact Pam Leathers for more information.
Upcoming school and/or local Events:
11/2 End of first marking period
11/5 Girls and Boys Basketball practice begins
11/6 Election Day, Teacher Inservice, no school for students
11/9 Report Cards Issued
11/13 End of Thanksgiving Food Collection
11/14 Awards Chapel (Honor Roll and Romans 12:10 Award)
11/15 Food delivered to NSC by 8th grade 3:30
11/19 & 20 Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair, 12:30 dismissal both days and no aftercare
11/21-11/26 School closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
11/29 ServeDay Thursday 4:00—making ornaments for decorating the tree in the triangle by Oxford Pres. in town
12/7 Live Nativity at BPC 6:30
It is never too early or too late to enroll your student into BCS. Please call Kelly Cudicio at (610) 998-0877 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, we are educating minds and transforming hearts!
Please thank God for all of His blessings and continue to pray that His will be done.
Stacey and Daisey, Administrative Team