Dear BCA Families,

In Chapel this week we continued to learn about Advent. There is a reason people fill their homes with candles and lights during Advent and Christmas. We use these special decorations to welcome Jesus, who is the Light of the World. This week, week 3 of Advent Johanna and Alexandra lit the candle representing joy. I shared with the students some Bible verses about joy and mentioned that joy is different from happiness; joy comes from knowing the Lord and is not affected by circumstances, as happiness is.

Advent Wreath Joy Candle

Luke 2:10-11 New International Version (NIV)

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Always be joyful. 17Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Psalm 16:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand

We also enjoyed hearing Bentley play “Deck the Halls” on the piano.

BCA Christmas Family Night 2018

Christmas Family Night

We are looking forward to our annual Christmas Family Night on Thursday December 20th starting at 6:30 p.m. Please refer to the information letter attached with Principal’s Corner and return the form by Monday December 17th .

Soap Box Derby – Race winners.

A few weeks ago the senior program students built soap box racers and raced them. The following is from Mr. Cope: We had our Soapbox Derby race and it was a huge success! Students ran and pushed hard and it was an amazing event demonstrating the creative and constructive work of Grade 6-8 students. Thanks to all the families and friends who came out to see the race and cheer people on. The top 5 racing teams by time, not by order finished were as follows: 5th – Mufasta, 4th – Patty Wagon, 3rd The Mario Kart, 2nd – Super Fast Car and 1st – 75 Cent.

Tacky Toonie Tuesday

We had a wonderful day dressing up on Tuesday for Tacky Toonie Tuesday. Here are the winners of the Student council Tacky Toonie Tuesday raffle boxes: Carys (Gr4), Violet (Gr3), Tony (Gr8), Sam (Gr7), Katryna (Gr6), Lauren (Gr8), Anastasia (Gr6), and Elias (JK).