Dear BCA Families,

This week in Chapel, Mr. Cope spoke about Christ’s statement, “I am the true vine”. He spoke of how Christ used common comparisons to things people would understand in His time period.  Mr. Cope said that today, Christ might have used cell phones to represent us and compared himself to the electric power that lets cell phones work. Without power, a cell phone cannot do anything, but with power it can do amazing things. The Bible tells us that with Christ, we can do great things for God, but without His help, we are powerless. Just like a cell phone, we are fragile, valuable and can be used for evil or good purposes. We should make sure to be used for good purposes and to continually recharge our relationship with God through daily prayer, Bible study and fellowship with other Christians.

Upcoming Events

BCA PTA Nominations

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their nomination for executive roles on BCA’s PTA. A reminder that the nomination link will be open until 11:59pm tonight (Friday May 17) and can be accessed by clicking here. Next week, nominees will be contacted. At that time, they will express if they are interested in the role that they have been nominated for. Should more than 1 nominated individual wish to fill that position, we will begin a voting process. Stay tuned for more information to come next week. 

Tuesday May 21 – CAASO (Christian Athletic Association of South Western Ontario) Track and Field Day 

We will be leaving BCA at 7 a.m. sharp to head to the University of Western Ontario Track for the day. We are looking forward to a great day of competition.

Saturday May 25 – BCA Golf Tournament

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

Shop for the School – Stella and Dot Fundraiser

Time to freshen up your jewelry boxes for spring! BCA’s Stella and Dot Fundraiser officially starts today! Jewelry! Clothing! Handbags! All items from ca.stelladot.com website are available at a special 40% discount for BCA families and friends – earning the school 20% back in cash from total sales. To place your order, e-mail Stylist Nicki Agro at hellokittynicki@hotmail.com (be sure to say you are with the BCA group) by Friday May 31st with the items you wish to purchase; orders will then be available to pick up at BCA on Monday June 10th from Michelle Collier. Nicki will also be attending this year’s Golf Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday May 25th beginning at 4:00pm with samples and catalogues. Questions? Please e-mail michelle.collier@onlyatbccs.com

Wednesday May 29-31 – Scholastic Book Fair 

This will be set up in the front foyer. We hope you will drop by. Your children will have a wish list made up of books they would like to purchase. The fair will be set up for Grandparent’s Day.

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. Grandparents will have a chance to visit the classrooms following the gymnasium time. 

Sunday June 2 – SOTA Recital

The School of the Arts recital takes place on Sunday June 2nd at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterdown.  We will plan to have two, one hour recitals, the first beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the second beginning at 5 p.m. From 4:30-5 p.m. there will be cake and refreshments served to celebrate the occasion. We will be in touch shortly to let you know when your child(ren) is scheduled, either the first hour or the second hour. 

Tuesday June 11 – Uniform Truck at BCA

DGN Kilters, our uniform provider will be bringing a truck filled with our uniforms to the school arriving at 2 p.m. and staying until 6 p.m. 

Donating Long Hair to Cancer Patients

Does your hair hang low? Does it get stuck in your ice cream on a windy day? Have we got a solution for you!! In Sept/Oct (TBD), students, parents and teachers are invited to join Miss Bye and Mrs. Bruinsma in cutting their hair for cancer. Donated hair needs to be 12″ and not dyed. We will be donating to Angel Hair for Kids (https://www.acvf.ca/angel-hair-for-kids). Please contact either Miss Bye (jennifer.bye@onlyatbccs.com) or Mrs. Bruinsma (heather.bruinsma@onlyatbccs.com) to let us know if you are interested in participating, or for further information.

This Week in Review

EdVenture | Aspire Climbing Gym

This week, EdVenture had the pleasure of visiting Aspire Climbing Gym. Students experienced a “NinjaWarrior” styled obstacle course where they had to climb, hang, swing and jump their way through 2 different areas. They gained some inspiration for building their own courses in the coming weeks. Our children were excellent ninjas and impressed the Aspire staff with their skill, perseverance, and their excellent behaviour. Thanks to the EdVenture students for being awesome as always!

Mother’s Day Crafts

The SK class enjoyed having Hunter’s mom come to do a special Mother’s Day craft with students.

Curtain Call | Into the Woods JR

Congratulations to our very talented Curtain Call students for an incredible performance last week of “Into the Woods Junior”. It was amazing to see all the hard work poured into every aspect of the production over the past several months, as students were involved not just on stage, but also in set design, lighting, sound, stage crew, and more! Thank you to Miss Michelle and Miss Christina for enriching the lives of these students through the rehearsal process with their expertise, but more importantly, with their positive and loving approach in creating a safe space for students to go outside their comfort zones and discover their God-given talents. And of course, to our parent volunteers, who continue to assist wherever (and whenever!) needed to ensure the show was a success. Thank you to the entire BCA Community for their continued support of the Curtain Call program – it was wonderful to see so many families at the shows over the weekend.   We look forward to another amazing Curtain Call production next year! 

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Thank you to all those who participated in our special island-themed toonie casual day event in anticipation of our upcoming Golf Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser. Make sure to get those foursomes finalized and dinner tickets purchased; our annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser is taking place next Saturday May 25th at Lowville Golf Club. There are still some sponsorship opportunities available at many price points. Please contact jd.collier@onlyatbccs.com for more information. Final golf and dinner registration date is Tuesday May 21. Please purchase your tickets by visiting www.onlyatbca.com/golftournament. We are very excited for this year's event - it should be the best one yet thanks to your generous support!

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