BCCA MESSENGER July 6, 2020

Harmoniously blending the work of redemption and education

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BCCA Families,


I hope everyone has been having a fun and safe summer! We are closely monitoring the situation with Covid-19 and continuning to ensure we follow CDC guidelines. We are still on track to open on August 10 with our registration on August 2. The BCCA Board Members understand your concerns, and are working diligently to implement a plan for the reopening of our school. Our School Board is meeting on July 13 (Monday) to finalize plans/procedures, and a follow up email with all the details will be sent out. The safety and concerns of our families is our number one priority. We will take every precaution we need in order to open safely. Continue to pray with us as we seek the guidance and will of God, while we manuever through these challenging times together. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to contact me is by email - l.smith@bigcovesda.net.


“Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
Ellen G. White, Education


Blessings,

Lucas Smith

BCCA Principal

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Important School Dates

July 12 - BCCA Work Bee (Begins at 7am)

July 26 - Mrs. Daily Retirement Party, Sunday (2-4pm)

July 30 - BCCA Graduation, Thursday (6pm)

Aug 2 - BCCA Registration, Sunday, (2-6pm)

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Welcome Wendy Boyd! Our Newest Teacher to the BCCA Team

I'm excited to welcome Wendy Boyd, our new teacher for grades 1-4! She grew up in Upstate New York. However, she has spent most of her life in Chattanooga after she graduated from Southern University, where she is currently working on completing her Master's Degree. She is constantly reading and researching to stay up-to-date on the latest in education so she can reach the youth.


She is married to Dan Boyd, who has also been a teacher in Adventist education. They enjoy outdoor activities, such as gardening and travel. He enjoys Outdoor Ministry programs, and is a self employed construction worker and handyman.


What better way to get to know Wendy than through her philosophy of teaching. She states the following:


"As an Adventist teacher I feel extremely blessed that I get to do what I love doing the most, which is, teaching children about how much Jesus loves them and instilling in them a lifelong love of learning. I want every day that a student spends in my classroom to be a learning adventure. If I were to describe my educational philosophy I would say that I believe that one of the only ways to teach a student effectively is to take into consideration the whole student including their mental, their physical, and their spiritual needs. I also believe that the best learning and remembering for a student comes from real life, hands on experiences. This means that when you visit my classroom at any given time you will see us doing the kinds of hands-on activities that enhance remembering and guide students to make real life as well as biblical connections to their own life. It also means that you will see strong academics with a community of learners who are committed to working together, working hard, and feeling always challenged to do their best. I believe strongly that in order to provide a strong and solid Christian education for our young people it “TAKES A VILLAGE” so I will be looking forward to meeting everyone and to working collaboratively with each student’s family as well as the Huntsville Central Church, and BCCA faculty and volunteers."


“The future of the world is in my classroom today. If we don't teach our children to follow Christ,

the world will teach them not to."

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BCCA Registration - August 2 (Sunday), 2:00-6:00 pm

BCCA registration for the 2020- 2021 is coming up fast! We look forward to seeing you and your students again on Sunday, Aug 2, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. You can find the registration form at www.bigcovesda.net/admissions; we recommend that you fill out the form for each of your children, and email them to Mr. Lucas Smith (l.smith@bigcovesda.net) before registration day to save time.

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Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten

Do you know if anyone is interersted in PRE-K/Kindergarten?


Pre-kindergarten/kindergarten -As Big Cove plans for the upcoming school year, it is beneficial to know the interest we have in a Pre-K/K program. Please let the principal, Lucas Smith know if you have an interest or know someone who might be. He can answer your questions about any of the grades. l.smith@bigcovesda.net or (256) 527-5043.

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BCCA Work Bee, July 12 (Sunday) - 7 AM

To all the helping hands that came out to our BCCA workbee on June 7, we are appreciative of all the time & support in giving our church school a fresh makeover for the upcoming school year. Because of your support and your willingness to serve, we completed many projects that needed to be accomplished.


You missed out? Don't worry we have another opportunity for you to participate with the final preparations on July 12 (Sunday), beginning at 7am. We will be working on indoor tasks such as rearranging and cleaning rooms. Thank you for volunteering!

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Retirement Party for Mrs. Daily, July 26 (Thursday), 2-4 pm

Thank you Mrs. Daily for your 35 years of teaching Christian education!


We appreciate all of your hard work! As you go into the next phase of your life, may you enjoy the very best that life has to offer. Your influence has played a big part at Big Cove Christian Academy, and in shaping the minds of our future leaders. Congratulations on your Retirement. It's well deserved!


Please help honor her at the retirement party on July 26 (Sunday), in Central Hall from 2-4pm. More details to come.

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BCCA 8th Grade Graduation, July 30 (Thursday), 6:00pm


Big Cove Christian Academy faculty and students would like to invite you to their 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, July 30, at Central Church at 6:00 p.m. More details to come.


Special congratulations to our 8th grade class graduates Garren Lawler, Avryl Navarro, and Jordan Schmitt. Come help them celebrate this milestone!

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Click below for information on new distance program

For the next school year (2020-2021) we will continue with our DIstance Learning program (TRUeConnect) through Atlanta Adventist Academy. Please see website for more details. If you have any questions please contact Lucas Smith or Lisa Schmitt.

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Heroes (Vacation Bible School) LIVE!

Looking for a Vacation Bible School for your kids this summer? Below are 2 opportunities for your viewing pleasure from home! Click on the boxes for dates and times, and how to register for them. Be blessed and stay safe!
Online Vacation Bible School

The North American Division, July 6 (Mon) - July 10 (Friday)

Online Vacation Bible School

Ministry of the Florida Conference, July 12 (Sunday) - July 16 (Thursday)

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