Sunday Message

Week of October 13th, 2019

Fall Break is Here!!! No school for students from Wednesday, October 16-Friday, October 18th

Break Out That Winter Wear

With cooler weather on the horizon, please be sure your children are arriving to school in weather appropriate gear. All classes venture outside for not only recess, but for Outdoor Education and we want to make sure every child is comfortable enough to stay outside for extended periods of time. Please remember, only uniform approved sweatshirts, coats, and vests will be allowed to be worn inside the building.

Visitors, Help Keep Us Safe

When visiting the campus, for any length of time, please be sure to park in the designated parking spots and walk in. Cars blocking the fire lane causes unsafe conditions to all on campus, should there be an emergency. Also, please remember to bring a photo ID in each time you visit the campus.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Don't forget October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Brevard Academy is 100% dedicated to spreading kindness and encouraging generosity to those in need, by raising money for the Hope Chest of WNC. The Hope Chest is a non-profit that provides financial assistance to women in WNC who are battling breast cancer. We are encouraging all students and staff to bring in change to fill their jars. All proceeds will then be presented to the Director of the Hope Chest at the end of October.

Turn Right When Exiting

During afternoon carline, traffic congestion is becoming an increasingly problematic issue. We would like to encourage drivers to exit right onto Glade Creek Road. The continuous flow of traffic is crucial to an efficient dismissal process. Please consider this alternate route, when leaving the campus to ensure the safe departure of all BA families.

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Yearbook Season!!!

Yearbooks are available for purchase! From Now until November 30th yearbooks are priced at $35 with options to personalize. Please click here to order your child a gift that they will enjoy a lifetime.


Intramural Sports

We will not have Intramurals the week of October 14th- 18th. The next game we will learn and play will be kickball. We will start kickball on Thursday, October 24th.

Musical Help Needed

Were you in drama in high school? Maybe stitched together a couple costumes or love DIY art projects? It just so happens that we are looking for parents and family members to help out with the Spring Musical! If you have any experience in choreography, directing, acting, sewing, building props, or really just want to come lend a hand, please contact Mr. Duncan at tduncan@brevardacademy.school and let him know how you can help.

Safety Drills

The safety of your children is of the utmost importance and we are dedicated to ensuring risks are properly assessed and addressed. One of the key components of maintaining the security of our campus is making sure every student and staff member is aware of and practices safety drills throughout the year. Beginning in October, your child will be participating in school wide safety drills covering an array of risks. We encourage you to have conversations with your child about the drills and to include them in crisis prevention planning at home.


Girls Basketball Tryouts

Girls in grades 5-8 who are interested in playing basketball are invited to participate in Try-Outs. Brevard Academy basketball players will emphasize academics, sportsmanship, and athletic excellence. We are very excited about the coming season, and we are honored to have the opportunity to work with your children.


Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, October 14th from 5:00 – 7:00. More information can be found on the athletics tab on the Brevard Academy website.

Please do not hesitate to email Mr. Gardner at dgardner@brevardacademy.school or Ms. Stirling at cstirling@brevardacademy.school with questions.

Fall Parent Survey

We value your voice at Brevard Academy. Please help us improve by taking a few minutes to complete our fall parent survey here. The survey will remain open until October 21.


PTO News

Pisgah Coffee Roasters Fundraiser

The Pisgah Coffee Roasters Fundraiser is in full swing. You should have received order forms last week. Orders will be due on October 23rd with an anticipated delivery date in mid November.


Duck Pond Pottery Mugs

We have also partnered with Duck Pond Pottery for beautiful, one-of a kind coffee mug. They are currently in the kiln and getting their finishing touches so stay tuned. These make great gifts and are only available for a limited time. Make sure to stock up!

BOX TOPS

Send in your Box Tops this month for the Fall Contest! Please send in baggies with box tops and community coffee labels, with teacher and grade clearly marked. This is a great way to earn money for the school.


Zaxby's Night!!

We are supporting our school with a Zaxby’s night fundraiser on Monday, Oct 14th. Please join us for dinner that evening, and a portion of profits will help support our school!


Volunteer Opportunites

DOGS

We are expanding our Dads of Great Students program. If you are able to help with traffic control and student safety in the morning (7:25-7:50) or afternoon (2:30-3:30), we would appreciate your help. Please contact Mr. Duncan at tduncan@brevardacademy.school.

Pizza Mondays

We are in need of volunteers to help serve pizza on Mondays from 10:30-11:30. You can access the sign up sheet here

Support Brevard Academy

Amazon Smile

Remember to select Brevard Academy through Amazon Smile to support your favorite school.

Ingles Advantage Card

Relink your Ingles Card every year and select Brevard Academy as your school of choice. Click here to link your card.


Business Sponsorship

If you or your company is interested in a business sponsorship, please contact Erin Brewton at ebrewton@brevardacademy.school.

Happening This Week @ Brevard Academy

Monday, October 14

Cross Country Practice

Monday, Oct. 14th, 3:30-4:30pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Volleyball Practice

Monday, Oct. 14th, 3:30-5:30pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Monday, Oct. 14th, 5-7pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Tryouts will include, but are not limited to, these components:


1. SKILL TESTS: agility/footwork, vertical leap, shooting, speed, ball handling

2. TEAM DRILLS: full-court, half-court, offensive/defensive, passing

3. GAME PLAY: 5-on-5

4. INTANGIBLES: coachability, attitude, enthusiasm, positive encouragement, competitiveness, listening skills (following instructions the first time), leadership, work ethic, pride in school and team

5. ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORTS

Some details for tryouts

  • We request that no one but athletes and coaches be present in the gym during tryouts.

  • Students need to be dressed in appropriate attire (gym shoes, shorts, etc.)

  • Please bring water bottles.

  • Students that were on the team last year must also tryout.

  • Students do not have to have previous basketball experience.

  • The team roster will be finalized by October 15th.


If students want to try out, please make sure that they are available for practices and games if they make the team. Practices this year will alternate between 3:30 – 5:00 and 5:00-7:00. It is the expectation that all students on the team will attend practices, fulfill all school responsibilities, and practice and demonstrate good citizenship. Between practices and games, students will be committing to a 3-4 day a week basketball schedule.

Parents, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Gardner at dgardner@brevardacademy.school or Ms. Stirling at cstirling@brevardacademy.school with questions.

Tuesday, October 15

5th Grade to Corn Maze

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 8:30am-2pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 3:30-5pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Tryouts will include, but are not limited to, these components:


1. SKILL TESTS: agility/footwork, vertical leap, shooting, speed, ball handling

2. TEAM DRILLS: full-court, half-court, offensive/defensive, passing

3. GAME PLAY: 5-on-5

4. INTANGIBLES: coachability, attitude, enthusiasm, positive encouragement, competitiveness, listening skills (following instructions the first time), leadership, work ethic, pride in school and team

5. ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORTS

Some details for tryouts

  • We request that no one but athletes and coaches be present in the gym during tryouts.

  • Students need to be dressed in appropriate attire (gym shoes, shorts, etc.)

  • Please bring water bottles.

  • Students that were on the team last year must also tryout.

  • Students do not have to have previous basketball experience.

  • The team roster will be finalized by October 15th.


If students want to try out, please make sure that they are available for practices and games if they make the team. Practices this year will alternate between 3:30 – 5:00 and 5:00-7:00. It is the expectation that all students on the team will attend practices, fulfill all school responsibilities, and practice and demonstrate good citizenship. Between practices and games, students will be committing to a 3-4 day a week basketball schedule.

Parents, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Bullock at bbullock@brevardacademy.school with questions.

Cross Country Meet vs. New Dimensions

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 4:30-5:30pm

550 Lenoir Road

Morganton, NC

Volleyball Match vs. Carolina Day

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 4:30-5:30pm

1345 Hendersonville Road

Asheville, NC

Wednesday, October 16

Professional Development Day- No Students

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 1-3pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Voluntary Girls Basketball Practice

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 3:30-5pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Thursday, October 17

Teacher Workday - No Students

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 1-3pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Voluntary Girls Basketball Practice

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 3:30-5pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC

Friday, October 18

School Closed - No Students

Friday, Oct. 18th, 7:45am-3pm

1110 Hendersonville Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC