Dear BCA Families,

We began the week with our Chapel focusing on Easter. Thanks to Mr. Cope, Miss Jaclyn and Mrs. Bruinsma who led us in worship with the wonderful songs, “Because He Lives”, “This is Amazing Love” and “O Praise the Name”. 

Mrs. Makonnen spoke to us about the significance of the resurrection. She used the story of Lazarus to illustrate that when we believe in Jesus we are raised up in new life having been set free from the spiritual death brought by our sins. Students and staff wore white to symbolize this new life. Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will never die”. She also spoke about how we await the return of Jesus accompanied by those believers who have been raised from the dead and have received eternal life. We ended our Easter chapel by each student laying a lily at the foot of the cross as a way to thank God for the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Registration Information Update 

With the reinstatement of the GIFTS program for September 2019, the cost of base tuition has been reduced by $500. Please click here to see the updated Fees and Payment Options form for the new tuition rates effective immediately. Those who have already submitted a registration package for next year will have this change reflected in the invoice they receive from our accountant, Karen Ellis. Please remember to submit the Program Choices Form to the office and an invoice will be sent to you based on your choices. More specific program details will be included in our Parent Handbook shortly. Stay tuned! 

Upcoming April and May Events

April

Tuesday April 23 – Photo day. Grade 8 and SK students will have their Grad photo taken in the morning. All team photos will be taken as well.

Wednesday April 24 – Muffins for MomsAll Moms are invited to enjoy coffee/tea and a muffin, tour their child(ren)s classroom and get a picture taken with them. This is a fun way to connect with other Moms and see work created by your child(ren).                
Calling all Dads…..if you are able to help run this event (‘man’ the muffin table, take photos, help clean up), please contact Jen at jennifer.bye@onlyatbccs.com. This will count 1.5 hours towards the GIFTs program (8:30-10am).

Week of April 23-26 – Christian Education Week – Students will be taking part in various Christian Education Week Activities mixed in with some Earth Day activities. 

May 

Wednesday May 1 – World Food Fair – Grade 7/8 students have been learning about different countries as part of their Geography studies this year and have prepared a project for their culminating task. Students will be presenting their projects, complete with food samples, in the gymnasium starting at noon.

Thursday May 2 

  • Grade 5-8 trip to Kings to see the performance of Cinderella. Leaving BCA at 9:05 a.m. and returning by 12:30 p.m.
  • Creative Writing – BCA is hosting this year’s Creative Writing Contest. The winners from local schools will be at BCA in the gym presenting their creative writing pieces to judges and parents. Our Grade 5-8 student winners will be taking part. 

Saturday May 4- Spring Clean-up 8:00 a.m. to noon. All parents asked to come and lend a hand to clean up the BCA grounds

May 9-12 Curtain Call Performance – BCA’s Curtain Call Program is proud to present “Into the Woods JR”
Tickets are selling fast! If you have not yet purchased ticked please do so through this link: https://burlington-christian-academy.ticketleap.com/into-the-woods-jr/

Tickets are $15 plus fees ($16.98 total per ticket).

Please share this link with all of your family and friends! 

All performances will take place at Theatre Burlington, and the information on which cast is performing on selected dates can be found in the “about” section.

Here are the show dates:

• Thursday, May 9th – 7 pm – Cast A 

• Friday, May 10th – 7 pm – Cast B

• Saturday, May 11th – 1 pm – Cast B

• Saturday, May 11th – 7 pm – Cast A

• Sunday, May 12th – 1 pm – Cast A

• Sunday, May 12th – 7 pm – Cast B

Tuesday May 21 – CAASO (Christian Athletic Association of South Western Ontario) Track and Field Day – for students who placed in the top two for events at the BCA Track and Field Day. This event takes place in London, Ontario.

Saturday May 25 – BCA Golf Tournament

BCA Golf Tournament – Saturday May 25th at Lowville Golf Club starting at noon. Please follow this link for more information. We hope you can join us! Please email Mr. Collier at jd.collier@onlyatbccs.com for more information. 

Golf Registration Day: Wednesday April 24th

Join us on Wednesday April 24th during Muffins for Moms (8:45am – 9:40am) to register to attend our upcoming Golf Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser. Representatives from our school’s Golf Committee will be available to answer any questions and help you purchase your tickets to this year’s highly anticipated event. Prizes available to be won for those who purchase their tickets during our special Registration Day promotion! 

Wednesday May 29-31 Scholastic Book Fair – set up in the front foyer. We hope you will drop by.

Friday May 31 – Grandparent’s Day starting at 12:45 p.m. in the gymnasium. All grandparents are invited to this annual event. We have an afternoon of student entertainment planned along with serving the grandparents refreshments. It is a great opportunity to meet with other BCA grandparents. 

This week in photos…

Grade 2 students finished up their Social Studies unit on Inuit people and with the help of some parent volunteers constructed sugar cube Igloos. Beautiful JK stain glass Easter art and Grade 2 Easter art below.