Principal’s Corner
Friday October 27, 2017

It has been a busy week with report cards and parent teacher interviews. I trust you were able to meet with teachers and discuss your child’s progress over the past 6 weeks of school. It is a privilege to teach your children and we are thankful for opportunities to meet and discuss strengths and growth areas.


This week in Chapel I spoke to students about the beatitude “blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).  I spoke about hunger and thirst as we all experience this from time to time. I then spoke about a spiritual hunger and thirst, that we were created to be in communion with God and our souls hunger and thirst for God. I presented an object lesson to students that when we seek God first in our day, the rest of our day will be more meaningful and important things will be accomplished.


Extended Care – A reminder that when children are dropped off before 8:30 a.m. families will be charged for extended care. Our extended care program runs from 7:30-8:45 a.m. every morning. The charge is $5.00 per child to a maximum of $15/family.


Grade 2/3 Art – Students have been studying indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau and produced some beautiful owl painting pastel pieces.



From the Office

Chapel Schedule:

All family members are invited and welcome to join chapel each Monday morning at 9a.m.


30 –  NextDoor Space


6 – Grade 5

Event Schedule:


31 – Fall Festival Day


7 – Volleyball Tournament

8 – Picture re-take Day

11 – Tinsel Town

16 – CAASO Volleyball Tournament

17 – Tri-City Creative Writing


Sports Information:


Boys & Girls – Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:45am for skills practice

Boys – Monday and Wednesday lunch (Team Strategy Practices)
Girls – Tuesday and Thursday after school (Team Strategy Practices)


Directory Update: Please make the following change

Heeringa email address is:


Honours and Awards Criteria – An information letter regarding student eligibility for end of year school awards is attached.  Please do take a moment to read.


Fall Festival Day is on Tuesday, October 31.  All BCA Students will be participating in our FALL FESTIVAL.  The festival will begin at 12:45 p.m. and the activities will take place outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the activities will take place inside.

On that day, all students should wear FALL COLOURS and be sure to dress appropriately for 2 hours of outdoor fun!

If you can help, there are a few things we require for the afternoon:

JK-Grade 3: A bag of cookies (max 454 g size NUT FREE)

Grade 4-6:  A sleeve of drink boxes

Grade 7-8: A small bag of apples

We would appreciate receiving the items on the 30. Thanks for your help.


Tinsel Town – Believe it or not, our annual fun Fundraiser is only 3 weeks away!  The October 31 to November 3 flyer is attached – check it out for classroom gift basket ideas, volunteering information and much more.  Mark your calendars and come on out for this fun day!

Tinsel Town Bazaar PJ Day brought in over 120 jars great job!!  It is not too late to bring in jars; bring them to Mrs. Van de Ban at the front desk.



Silent Auction Items for Tinsel Town – Drop by the front foyer if you would like to bid on this beautiful Cait Geddes custom painted bench. Do you have any items to donate to our silent auction? Please drop them off at the front office and we will get the bidding started! Sport’s tickets, furniture, a cottage to rent for a week? So many possibilities.


October 2017 GIFTS hours are due on November 30.  BCA very much appreciates your volunteering; it makes a difference.  If you want your hours to be counted, you need to submit them on-line before or on that date. That is cut-off date; you are not able to submit hours after the last day of the following month.  Click HERE to access the online form.


Spanish & EdVenture – In mid- November, the Edventure program will have a “Spanish for Travelers” unit, were students will learn basic and useful Spanish phrases for traveling abroad, through fun activities related to touring a city/country, dining in a restaurant, shopping, etc.

This is a great opportunity to get some volunteer hours, since we’ll need parents to help us prepare materials, set up the classroom, pick-up / warm some Spanish food, etc. If interested in volunteering, please contact Mr. Cope or Carolina Corral ( Gracias!


Bulletin Board

Lauren B organized a toy drive for Operation Christmas Child here at BCA.  Thanks so much to everyone at BCA who donated items to send to children across the world whose families can’t afford to give them any gifts at Christmas. These boxes will show them that they are loved!