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BCCA Families,

We’ve reached March! It feels like we started school yesterday, yet here we find ourselves nearing the end of the third quarter. We’re so close to the finish line we can taste it. This is the time, the next 3 months, to really pray for our teachers. “Spring Fever” is felt strongly in young people.

As more and more “unprecedented” events happen in our world, many are questioning and wondering about future developments. It should be no surprise as the Bible states that you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, plagues and pestilences. Father hating sons and daughters hating mothers. We live in an increasingly evil and immoral world. This is time to really pray for one another. To love our neighbors. To love just a little more. The “Spring Fever” is felt strongly around the world and in every corner. We look forward to Christ's soon second coming. Be encouraged as Christ said he would never leave us nor forsake us. We need to remember to stay strong until the end. To be able to stand and say, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2 Tim 4:7.

Friends and Families of BCCA, as we enjoy Spring Break and spending extra time with one another at home, may we also pray for strength and stamina over each other.


Cassie Fristoe

BCCA Principal

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March 11 - School Picture Day

March 11- Priority Financial Assistance Application Deadline

March 14 - 18 - Spring Break - No School

March 21 - First Day of 4th Quarter

March 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Half Day) (1-5pm)

April 1- "Hold Your Seat Fee" Re-Enrollment Deadline


Need Financial Assistance for next year? DEADLINE: March 15

If you need to learn more how you can obtain financial aid for the next school year, please contact Jennifer Olmsted at j.olmsted@bigcovesda.net or call 256-518-9642 to schedule an appointment. With limited funds available, the majority of funds will be allocated on a first application basis. It is our fervent ambition to offer support to any family that needs assistance.
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Re-Enrollment Forms : Hold Your Seat Fee (DEADLINE: April 1)

As our school continues on a path of continuous improvement, one of the areas we have been refining is our enrollment processes and procedures. In response, BCCA is instituting early re-enrollment procedures. Early re-enrollment includes all re-enrollment forms completed and a non-refundable $100 fee to ‘Hold Your Seat’ for next year. The $100 fee will be rebated off of your first month’s tuition payment.

Please note that for every month after the April 1st re-enrollment date, the ‘Hold Your Seat’ fee will increase by $25. For example, after April 2nd, the fee will increase to $125, after May 1st, it will increase to $150 and so on. Only the $100 portion of the fee will be rebated off of your first month’s tuition payment.

We appreciate the financial sacrifice that you make to give your child(ren) an "academically excellent, culturally relevant and joyfully Christian" education. If you would like to meet with us to discuss this new system, please call Cassie Fristoe or Jennifer Olmsted at 256-518-9642 to schedule an appointment.

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Highlights from Spirit Week!

We have spirit yes we do, we have spirit, how about you! This month BCCA students were able to have fun during Spirit Week, where they were able to show how much they have fun through creativity activities each day of the week. Monday ~ President's Day, Tues~ crazy hair/sock day, Wednesday ~ Twin day, Thursday ~ Career day, and Friday ~ Book Character day. Thank you families for your children's participation in our Spirit Week activities.


Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

The students of Big Cove Christian Academy enjoyed a field trip to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, AL. They were able to take advantage of the winter migration to enjoy the Festival of the Cranes. While visiting the Observation Center they enjoyed viewing thousands of Sandhill cranes along with several Whooping cranes, ducks, geese, raptors and eagles. They also enjoyed learning about the diversity of habits, feeding habits, resting, and roosting sites for a variety of species of the resident wildlife, along with being able to identify many of the bird exhibits. During their nature walk the children were pleasantly surprised by an encounter with a dead snake! The trip was completed with spending time at the park enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful sunny day. Thank you BCCA teachers for encouraging our students to fall in love with the great outdoors, and for teaching them the love of Christ through his creation of nature.


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Next Open Gym Night! March 12 / Movie Night, March 26

Thank you to all of the families that joined us for vespers/ Intramurals night! The Social Committee for Huntsville Central Church and Home and School from BCCA organized the evening starting with a vespers program and later with games in the gym to include volleyball, soccer, and a game of tag. The library was set up for board games and card games. Lastly, the cafeteria accommodated games for small children. Home and School sponsored a fundraising benefitting Big Cove Christian Academy with a variety of snacks that kids and adults loved.

Our next Open Gym Night will be March 12 at 6pm. We also will have a family friendly movie night on March 26. More details to come! Hope to see you there!



Outdoor School Community Outreach: Invite your friends!

Through the end of school we are inviting our friends and the community to experience our outdoor school every 2nd and 4th Thursday starting at 8:15. Suggested ages are for 4 to 10yrs. If you know of any who is interested in joining during that time please contact 256-518-9642.


School Picture Day, March 11 (Friday)

Get those camera smiles ready! Please have your child wear their nicest uniform to ensure that they look their best!


Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 23)

Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Sign up sheets will be provided to the parents from each teacher. This is a great time to ensure your child(ren) is progressing positively, and hear the great things they are engaged in. We value your input!


Special Music at Central Church, April 2 (Saturday)

BCCA students have been invited to sing special music at Huntsville Central Church on April 2. Please plan on joining us at church that day so your child may participate in the performance. What a great opportunity for church members and the community to see our school in action! It will be a blessing to all.


COMING SOON! VBS on JULY 11- 15, 6-8pm, at BCCA!

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Taking learning outdoors

In garden class this month we composted our old broccoli plants that did not make it through the winter. In their place we planted potatoes and onions. We learned why we can plant potatoes and onions this time of year even though they are not frost tolerant. We had a great treat to have some purple, yellow and white seed potato. The hay mulch we put in our garden has been making lovely soil and keeping the weeds away. It also is nice to tuck our potatoes and onion seeds into bed!

Tearl King

Garden Coordinator


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Look At What’s Left, Not What’s Lost

Gratitude develops your faith when times are tough. And, times are tough for many people around the world right now. It is heartbreaking to watch the war in Ukraine. Attending members of Central Church (The Bodnaruk Family—Andrii, Olesia, Yevheniia and Slavic) have family in Ukraine in danger right now as I write. Yet, it is in these very times that your faith can grow.

When things don’t make sense, when you can’t figure it out, when your prayers are unanswered, when life stinks, when everything is going the way you didn’t want it to go, you can grow.

Anybody can thank God for good things. But when you can thank God even in the bad things, your faith grows and your spiritual roots go deeper.

In the Bible, the prophet Habakkuk was going through tough times. He said, “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior” (Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV).

Habakkuk was not thanking God for all the things that had gone wrong in his life. What was his cause of gratitude? “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

Habakkuk basically said, “Everything else stinks in life, but I can be grateful, because the Lord is my Savior. He will pull me out. He’ll bring me through this. I’m not on my own. He hasn’t abandoned me. I will still give thanks to God.”.

When you’re going through tough times—whether it’s in your family or work or any other area of your life—you need to look at what’s left, not what’s lost, and be grateful for it.

No matter how bad things are, there are always thousands of things you can be grateful for. And no matter how bad things are, you can be thankful that God is with you always.

He has promised to see you through, to help you out, to strengthen you, to care for you, to do miracles, and to answer your prayers. He’s promised that even when things don’t go your way, he can work it for good in your life.

Love Always,

Pastor Randy Mills


Distance Learning Initiative

If you know of someone who is interested in the DIstance Learning program (TRUeConnect) at Atlanta Adventist Academy for grades 9-12, please contact Lisa Schmitt at l.schmitt@bigcovesda.net. Please keep this initiative in prayer.

Click on link below to learn more about Atlanta Adventist Academy

Thank you families for supporting BCCA. YOU make all the difference, and we appreciate your choice for providing a christian education for your child.