BCCA MESSENGER May, 2021

Harmoniously blending the work of redemption and education

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Hello BCCA Families,


Moses was truly a remarkable leader for Israel. He led Israel out of Egypt and so very close to the Promised Land. He wasn’t perfect though. Unfortunately, his time ran out and he only got to see the Promised Land. The good thing about following God is He always has another leader when the current leader is done. He nevers leaves His people without a leader for a prolonged period of time. As one leader fades, another comes to lead! He elected Joshua, who fearlessly led the Israelites into the Promised Land!


My time for leadership at the school has come to an end as this is my last year at Big Cove Christian Academy. I am going to stay home and take care of our daughter, who will be born this summer. It has been an absolute blessing to be given the opportunity to be the teaching principal at BCCA. Rebekah and I have really enjoyed our time with this job. Just like in the Bible - as one leader fades, God elects another to lead! For BCCA, Gabriel Nava has accepted the call to be the leader.


In the same way that God used Joshua to keep leading Israel, I believe God will use Gabriel to continue leading BCCA. Of course, God is our true leader and we put our trust in Him to continue blessing BCCA. If we keep our sights on God and follow His leadership, then we will be ready for any challenges that might face us.


He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Daniel 2:21



Blessings,

Lucas Smith

BCCA Principal

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Farewell Mr. Smith

Thank you Mr. Smith for all you've done for BCCA.


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. You'll be missed!

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Welcome Nava Family to BCCA

Our last family this year is the Nava family. They don’t have any kids at BCCA (yet!) but they are special because Mr. Gabriel Nava will be our new principal next year. He and his lovely wife, Sofia, moved to Alabama last year to further pursue teaching careers and they have settled in Harvest, AL. Sofia currently works as a professor of Spanish at Oakwood University and their three year old daughter, Lucia (sometimes called, Lucy) is home with dad until the summer is over. It was a great Sunday afternoon getting to know this family that will play such a big part in the school.

Click the attachment below to learn about our New Principal & Family

Yearbooks are coming in!

Super exciting! It's time to order your 40 page school yearbook, which includes many shots of activities completed throughout the school year.


For now we are taking orders, but the Deadline for orders and payment is May 13 (Thursday).


The cost of a yearbook is $15 per student. You're welcome to order multiple copies for friends and families.


There will be a sign up sheet in the entry-way. Please write your name & the number of books being ordered.


Thank you for being supportive throughout the year.

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School Schedule Changes (Make up days)

Thursday, May 20 was scheduled to be our final day of the year and a half day, but will now be a full day that gets out at 3 PM. In addition, we will be adding Friday, May 21 as a half day (noon dismissal) to fulfill the final requirement for additional school days needed this year to make up for ones we missed due to weather.

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Teachers Appreciation Week (May 3 - 7)

It’s that time to appreciate our child’s Teacher! Please see flyer below of the themes for each day. (May 3rd - May 7th). Thank you Mr. Smith, Mrs. Boyd, and Ms. B for another successful year, and for all the hard work you put into your students. We appreciate you!

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Science Fair

The Science Fair at Big Cove Christian Academy was a big success! It was fun to see the the variety of experiments at each grade level. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to all the teachers and students for their hard work, and to families and friends for supporting Big Cove Christian Academy. Special thanks to the judges for their time and participation.

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Having a blast at outdoor school

As you can see from the pictures below the kids had a blast at outdoor school located at the beautiful Camp Alamisco. There were opportunities to learn about orienteering, first aid, and bush master skills. Special guest Ben Roy the Science Guy had super exciting science experiments for the kids to engage in! Ms. B and her dad (Dan) were part of the staff and shared their love for the outdoors. They also had a great time participating in canoeing, swimming, night hikes, bible trivia, and pontoon boat rides. The evenings ended with a song service and a devotion in front of calm cool waters of the lake. Awesome experience!

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BCCA Outreach Project

Friends of Refugees providing Education and Empowerment (F.R.E.E.) is an organization that is committed to providing school tuition, busing, and school lunches for refugee children in an environment where they are provided the individual attention they require. We are looking for backpack sponsors who can purchase school supplies for the following Grades: 3rd, 4th, and 5th. If you are interested in purchasing school supplies for one of these children, please contact your teacher. They will supply you with a class list. Thank you for making a difference!

Nashville Zoo Field Trip (May 7)

Lions, and tiger, and bears! Oh my! Get ready for our field trip to the Nashville Zoo on May 7. Permission slips need to be signed. We will leave from school at 8:00am, and anticipate being back by 4:00pm. Please bring a sack lunch.

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Kindergarten Graduation (May 16)

This year because we don't have any 8th graders, we will have a special Kindergarten Graduation instead. This event will be conducted at Big Cove Christian Academy on Sunday, May 16 from 2 - 6 PM. There will be plenty of games and fun things for families to do there. All are welcomed!

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Pavilion Update

Exciting news udate! Thank you to all who donated towards Big Cove Christian Academy's Pavilion project! The posts are up and soon we will have a structure in which school and church events can be enjoyed in various seasons. Keep this in your prayers, as the project is still in progress. Here's to looking towards many memories at Big Cove Christian Academy.
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You are What You Think


“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).

Your mind is an amazing creation of God. It handles billions and billions of bits of information. It can process 800 memories a second for 75 years and never get tired. No computer will ever compare with the computing power of your brain.

The Bible tells us you are what you think. More than anything else, it is what you think that matters most. Not your background, not your heredity, not your environment but what you choose to think about has greater influence on your life than anything you can possibly imagine.

So, think! If you’re serious about changing something in your life, you have to start by changing the way you think. “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). The way you are transformed, the way you are changed, the way you are built into something that you want to become is to change the way you think.


God Bless and Good Thinking!

Pastor Randy Mills

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