Dear BCA Families,

Thank you for all those who were able to participate in the Town Hall meeting this past Tuesday evening.  Although it was an emotional evening, the communication was respectful and helpful. It was clear to me that BCA parents love the school.  It was clear that you want change, you want to be involved. You want better communications. It was an important meeting and very helpful as we continue to look to God for direction and prayerfully plan for BCA’s future.  I appreciate the time you took to come out and hear our response to your questions and concerns.  

Student Activities:

BCA Hockey Teams

The BCA floor hockey team travelled to RIM Park on Thursday to compete in the CAASO (Christian Athletic Association of Southern Ontario) annual floor hockey tournament. Both teams made it to the quarter finals. Thanks to their coaches Mr. Cope, Mrs. Struyk and Miss Bowler and to our parent drivers. It was an excellent day of sports participation. See pictures of the tournament below along with senior program students at Cedar Springs learning tennis skills from instructor Scott Jefferies. 

 

Regional Science Fair Participants

Isabelle F. (Grade 7) along with Former BCA Student Kylie D. attended this year’s BASEF science fair with a project investigating micro-plastics in drinking water. They called their project, “What’s in Your Water?” They received an award of bronze for their efforts. (submitted by Mrs. Matter)

Robots Come to BCA!

Following the robotics session for our senior program session, the younger students have had a few sessions from the robotics company. The Grade 2 students enjoyed learning about robotics last week. Darlene Halchuk, from Logics Academy showed students how to use an iPad to program ‘Dash’ to do many different actions. Grade 2s learned how to program the robot called ‘Dash’ to move forward, backwards and side to side. ‘Dash’ could also be programmed to make sounds and change his ‘heart’ colour. Grade 2 students also had the pleasure of having ‘Dash’ play the xylophone. This was a great learning experience for them and they absolutely loved it! (submitted by Miss Bye) 

Upcoming Events:

Bullying Awareness Day

April 10th is International Day of Pink, where students and educators across the country will come together to raise awareness to end bullying. The Student Council invites students to wear something pink with their uniform (shirt, scarf, hairband, etc.) on Wednesday, April 10th.

Easter Chapel

April 15th. The teachers planning this Chapel have requested that all BCA students wear a white (no crest, logo or writing) shirt, tee shirt, blouse etc. on this day. The significance of wearing this will be explained during the chapel.  If students don’t have a white shirt they can wear their uniform crested white shirt. 

BCA Track and Field Day

Tuesday April 30th at MM Robinson Track in Burlington. An information letter will be sent out with next week’s Principal’s Corner. We need many parent volunteers in order to run this great day for the students so if you are available, please mark your calendar!

Grade 8 Graduation and Photo Day

The date of our Grade 8 Graduation is Monday June 24th and takes place at the Burlington Convention Centre starting at 4 p.m. Please see the information letter included with today’s Principal’s Corner. Please note that Grade 8 graduation photos will be taken at the school on Tuesday April 23rd so avoid booking appointments for your Grade 8 student that day. 

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-christianacademy.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

BCA Golf Tournament

Saturday May 25th at Lowville Golf Club starting at noon. Click here to find registration and sponsorship information. We hope you can join us! Please email Mr. Collier at jd.collier@onlyatbccs.com for more information.