November 3, 2023 Vol. 2 No. 11
A Note from the Desk of Skyler Sikes
As many are aware, our campus is in a fruitful season of growth and vitality. The mantra for us in this season has been to "grow well" and not outpace or step beyond the qualities that make BCS the beautiful place that it is within our community. We have been striving to view matters and step appropriately in light of God's view of success, not just business metrics or man's version. A large focus in that view of success is for us to develop as a student body and staff in the likeness of God by following the way of Jesus in all things. Specifically, with our staff, we are engaging in a Bible Study that unpacks what it looks like to love one another well, and I wanted to share a piece of what we have gone through with everyone who reads:
Excerpt from Staff Newsletter
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. - Exodus 20:19
Employee agrees to demonstrate at all times understanding, appreciation and love in dealing with students, parents and other employees of BCS, and will be actively involved in the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional development of BCS students. Employee will refrain from threatening or yelling at students or others, and will avoid gossip, profanity, sarcasm, libel, slander, as well as the manifestation of a critical or a complaining spirit. - Point 7 of BCS Employee Contract
We have within our contracts, a specific area that calls for a ruthless elimination of a standard practice and way of the world, that being assumption or bearing false witness against others. Our tendency is to construct false realities within our head and selves that are not supported with factual pieces when we hit pain points, road blocks, and confrontations with others. To give in to assumption and bear false witness is to let an unbridled and unjustified anger/reality, or a false truth, to shape and form how we see our neighbors. We must approach one another, not in accusatory forms or exaggerated statements, but with a listening posture to understand the side and heart of our brother/sister we are working with.
Prayer - Lord, grant me courage to look honestly at the areas of my life where I am not living in truth. Help me to recognize when I am saying yes when I prefer to say no, or when I am saying no and prefer to say yes. Jesus, you are the truth. May I too have the courage to embrace truth in every circumstance and relationship today. - Pete Scazzero
Veterans Day Activities
We want to extend a warm invitation to all Veterans to join us for our upcoming Veterans Day Program on November 10th. We have planned a program that includes shedding light on the importance of Veterans and the impact they have had on our society and we sincerely hope that you will grace us with your presence as we honor your bravery, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment to our nation. Our program starts at 8:00 with a breakfast to follow. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require further information.
Operation Christmas Child
Doughnut Daze - Support your Student Council
Student Council is an integral part of the high school experience. It serves as a platform for students to develop leadership skills and take on responsibilities that prepare them for future endeavors as well as learning how to collaborate with their peers, making decisions, organizing for events, and advocating for their fellow students. By actively participating in this club, student engagement is encouraged and a sense of belonging is fostered within the school community. It is through student council that participants become active in shaping their educational experiences and prepare to become responsible and engaged citizens in their community beyond high school. One way you can support this club is by joining us for "Doughnut Daze". This event is a great opportunity to share an on-campus breakfast with your kids as you indulge in a delicious doughnut and support our BCS Student Council as well. Open to all family, please join us in the commons/cafeteria on November 15th at 7:15 AM.
Doughnuts $1 ea.
Milk $.50 ea.
Eagle Eyes Watch Program
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is a fantastic program that allows you to contribute to the support and enrichment of our school in a simple and effective way. By scanning your weekly grocery receipts on the Box Top app, you can make a difference in our school's funding. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, and these contributions can quicky add up to provide resources and opportunities for our students. Whether it's new books for our library, updated technology, or essential supplies for classrooms, your efforts in collecting Box Top points can help us enhance the educational experience for everyone in our school community. So let's come together, scan receipts to collect points, and support our school!
Golden Eagle Club
Thank You to our Monthly Donors:
Upcoming Important Dates
Nov 7 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Field Trip
Nov 8 - 4th Grade Field Trip
Nov 9 - 5th Grade Field Trip
Nov 10 - Veterans Day Program 8:00 AM, Pep Rally, Playoff Football Game 7:00 PM
Nov 11 - Mandatory JH Cheer Practice
Nov 15 - Doughnut Daze
Nov 16 - Junior High Drama Play
Nov 17 - 8th Grade Field Trip, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Pre-k & Kinder)
Nov 20 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break