Dear BCA Families,

Please note that tomorrow’s ‘Spring Clean Up‘ will continue rain (indoors) or shine (outdoor/indoors), as planned from 8-noon.  Cleaning supplies/gloves would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance, for your time, energy and support.

Grade 8 students received their invitation to Graduation today. Please ask your Grade 8 child for the invitation. More information about Graduation is included in the Principal’s Corner document, attached.

PTA is coming to BCA! Click here for more information!

Golf Tournament: Gift Card Challenge

Our most popular and exciting contest is back! Read below to learn how to win a Chromebook!

As you know, the school is hosting our Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday May 25th at Lowville Golf Club. This is one of our two large school fundraisers for the year and allows us to continue offering your children a superior education in a Christian environment, while also adding unique and diverse programming in the arts, athletics, and experiential learning.

In lieu of asking for items to be donated toward gift baskets for our silent auction, we have found great success in asking for donations in the form of gift cards. As such, we will continue with collecting gift cards to be used toward purchasing items and prizes for the golf tournament.

Gift card donations should be given to your child’s homeroom teacher in a sealed envelope with the child’s name written on the back. We are kindly asking for donations in amounts of $20 – $100.  For every $20 increment donated, the student will receive a raffle ticket for their chance to win a Chromebook. In addition, bonus tickets can also be earned for every person who registers to participate in Golf Tournament or dinner portion of our event. Contest closes on Friday May 10th 2019 at 3:45pm. A raffle to announce the winner will then take place at Chapel on Monday May 13th.

And of course – we would love to have you join us at this year’s event! To purchase your tickets to the Golf Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser, please visit: 

Questions? E-mail Mr. Collier jd.collier@onlyatbccs.com


At Chapel this week Mr. Cope spoke to us summarizing the past few weeks of Chapels Easter emphasis, on the death and resurrection of Jesus.

We enjoyed a sneak preview of Curtain Call’s finale piece from their “Into the Woods Jr” performance. There are still tickets available and we hope you will consider coming out and supporting this amazing Curtain Call group.

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

This Week in Review

Grade 8 Presentation

On Monday, April 29, the Grade 8 French class was treated to a presentation by Mrs. Michelle Wagman (Curtain Call Director). Students have been looking at the genre of Christian music and the godly motivation that artists have when they write this type of music. Mrs. Wagman sang four songs for us from different artists, and challenged us to be moved by the lyrics. She also informed us about the industry, what is involved in recording a track, and how God speaks through music that honours Him. We were very blessed and appreciative of Mrs. Wagman’s efforts! (submitted by Mrs. C Struyk)

BCA Track and Field Day

We are thankful that we had the best day of the week for our annual BCA Track and Field Day! It was a great day of athleticism and fun for students. Students who placed first in their track event and first and second in their field event will be representing BCA at the Christian Athletic Association of South Western Ontario (CAASO) Track meet held at the University of Western Ontario’s track on Tuesday May 21st. Permission forms will be sent home shortly with more details.

Cinderella

Grade 5-8 students enjoyed a trip to Kings Christian Collegiate on Thursday to watch the high school students perform Cinderella in King’s new theatre.

Creative Writing Contest

Yesterday BCA was host to the Tri-School Creative Writing Contest at BCA. Our students Dylan in Grade 5, Finn in Grade 6, Jonathan in Grade 7 and Samantha in Grade 8 recited their creative writing piece in front of the other visiting schools. Congratulations to our students. Thanks to Mrs. Matter for organizing.

Geography World Food Fair

The grade 7 and 8 students were involved in the 1st Annual World Food Fair. 16 countries were represented from every continent (except Antarctica).  Each group was in charge of creating a food sampling to give us a picture of how people eat and live around the world. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday May 21, 2019

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. Students in Grades 3-8 will receive a permission form if they qualify for this meet.

Saturday May 25, 2019

BCA Golf Tournament – at Lowville Golf Club starting at noon. Please click here for more information. We hope you can join us! Please email Mr. Collier at jd.collier@onlyatbccs.com for more information.

Wednesday May 29-31, 2019

Scholastic Book Fair – 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. The fair will be set up for Grandparent’s Day. Click here for more information about volunteering at this event!

Friday May 31, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

Uniform Supplier Tuck Truck:  Tuesday June 11th from 11:00am to 6:00pm, our uniform provider, DGN Kilters, will be at the school with samples of their products for children to try on and order for September. You will not want to miss this opportunity to get your school clothing shopping done on site as it will save you a trip out to their location in Mississauga!

Monday June 24, 2019

Grade 8 Graduation –  at Burlington Convention Centre. Invitations were sent home today with Grade 8 students. The first round of tickets will go on sale from May 13-17th and families are able to purchase tickets for up to eight guests at that time.  If additional seating is available the second round of tickets will go on sale the week of May 21-24th. Please bring in your completed order form to the office and pay by cheque, cash or credit card. We are looking forward to celebrating these wonderful grads!

This Fall, 2019

Donating Long Hair for 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.

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE EVENTS:

Kindergarten Information Morning:  On Wednesday May 29 we will welcome students and their parents who are preparing to register for either Junior or Senior Kindergarten in September 2019 to come and hear about our incredible Kindergarten Program at BCA. This event will take place from 9:00am – 10:30am. If you know any families who may be interested please encourage them to register by notifying Mrs. Collier or contacting office@onlyatbccs.com.

Open House:  On Wednesday May 29th we will be hosting an Open House for families interested in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.  This takes place from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
 
Bring a Friend Day:  On Wednesday May 29th we invite friends of your child(ren) to experience a day at BCA.  A pizza lunch will be provided for visiting students. Our day begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:30pm.  Please register for this event by either notifying myself or contacting office@onlyatbccs.com to express your interest in having friends attend. 


 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Last week, Grade 3 BCA student, Emma L. approached our Principal to ask if she could start a student prayer group at the school during recess. Fast forward to one week later and Emma was joined by over 20 students from Grades 1-4 today to spend time reading devotions, sharing prayer requests, and then praying with and for each other. We look forward to seeing how this group continues to grow and help each other in their spiritual journey. Way to go Emma – we are very proud of all your hard work in organizing this very special club at the school! #onlyatbca #bca #burlingtonchristianacademy #burlingtonchristianschool #burlingtonprivateschool #christianeducation #burlON #kidsloveithere #prayer #prayergroup #powerofprayer

A post shared by Burlington Christian Academy (@burlingtonchristianacademy) on