We have been learning about God’s story and how God uses different people in the Bible to teach us about His son. This year we will be hearing about various Bible characters their story, and how God revealed himself in each of their lives. Some teachers will also be sharing their personal stories of how God revealed himself to them. So far, we have heard the story of David and Goliath and how God chose David to be the king of Israel. God did not choose David because of his outward appearance, but because he had a heart to follow God. Mrs. Shantz spoke about transformation and used an example of Zacchaeus and how his life was transformed by God. Chapel is an important time as we learn about God and how He wants us to live our lives. We hope you can join us Mondays at 9 a.m.
See You at the Pole
See you at the Pole is a Global day of student prayer. Students from all over the world gather around their school’s flagpole to pray for our country, the leaders, our school, principal, teachers and families. It was wonderful to gather around our flagpole last Wednesday, sing worship songs and pray as the Grade 8 students led us.
The theme for this year is from 2 Chronicles 7:1
“If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”
UPCOMING EVENTS for OCTOBER
October 8-10: IEP Meetings
October 15: PTA Meeting 3:30 p.m.
October 16: New Family Breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m.
October 18: PD Day
October 21: Immunizations (Grade 7)
October 22: Picture Day
Wednesday October 23:
- Bring a Friend Day
- Open House 6:30-8:00 p.m.
October 29: Report cards go out
October 30: -Parent teacher Interviews -Photo retakes
October 31: Fall Festival
Research &Development (R&D) Update 2019/2020
Friday mornings, bi-monthly our teachers meet for professional development we call R&D. Research shows that professional development through conferences does not promote systemic change or growth. For change, growth, and learning to take place there must be regular occurrence of new ideas, practice, and feedback creating a culture of learning. Our teachers look forward to this time of learning where we better understand students and understanding instructional design.
We have begun our R&D focus this year with Edsby.
The first session teachers were given the chance to play with Edsby in order to get familiar with the program and what we can do with it.
The second session was a structured learning session “a day in the life of a teacher using Edsby”. This session ensured that all teachers can use all the functions that they need in order to communicate with parents, record grades and evidence, add events to the calendar and participate in relevant groups. (submitted by Shannon Matter)
To receive notifications for your children’s classes and parent groups on Edsby, please note, you must go to each individual “classroom” your child is in. On the top right-hand side of the page click on the bell symbol and select what you want to receive notifications for. Be sure to check and repeat for each individual page you are interested in receiving notifications for. If you download the app to your phone and enable your notifications this way and select “push”, your phone will alert you.
To check your child’s grades that have been published on Edsby:
1. Go to your Edsby home page by clicking “Edsby” when you first log in
2. Click on “My Work” (blue button) next to the subject on the lefthand column of the page for the subject you are interested in seeing marks for
3. Click on “assessments”. You should then see a chart outlining all the published grades/comments made available for your child for that specific class
Spotlight on Students
WE Day 2019
On Sept. 19th, nine of our Grade 8 students (selected based on writing an essay about what WE days means and why they should attend) had the opportunity to attend WE day in Toronto with Miss Hawton. They learned about switching their thinking from “Me” to “We”.
We Day featured famous singers, actors, and world-renowned speakers and activists who shared their stories. The students will be sharing some ideas with student council and deciding which “me to we” initiatives to introduce to BCA.
(submitted by Teresa Hawton)
The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams enjoyed a fun-filled season. Both teams worked hard and made significant improvements in both their confidence and skill levels. After losing our exhibition games against OCS, we took our lessons learned into our CAASO tournament this past Friday. Though we played hard, both teams missed out on making it to the semifinals. Thanks to Alex Genereaux for being a great co-coach.
Thanks to coaches JD Collier and Tammy Smith as well as all the drivers and parent cheerleaders for a great soccer season! (submitted by Tammy Smith)
The Grade 4 Rocks & Minerals Trip
On Sept. 27th Grade 4 students visited the RBG Nature Interpretive Centre to learn more about rocks and minerals as part of their Science unit. The students hiked and learned about different rock formations and performed some tests on rock and mineral samples to help identify them.
BCA is Going Green
At Monday’s chapel, we switched from our God’s story theme and Mrs. Smith spoke to us about taking care of the earth and each other. We talked about how God shows us his love through his creation and wants us to show the same love to each other and what he has created for us. In 1 John 4:12, the Bible tells us “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
Some of us connect the most with God through nature and creation. We see God’s power and immense love for each one of us. Our responsibility is to look for ways to be good stewards, to show love to everyone and everything. As a staff team, we decided that one loving initiative we could undertake is composting school wide.
We watched a video that explained why composting is an important step in taking care of our world. We thanked our grade 8s for designing and building (in the near future) a composting facility for our school. Our grade 7s have worked hard to get the word out through posters and announcements, and they presented a song (see the words below). Grade 5 students will be collecting compost and dealing with it appropriately. Thanks for supporting our green endeavors!
The Compost Song – composed by Grade 7 students Mya, Daniela, Sophia, Evan, and Grace
I’ve been staring at the garbage bin for as long as I can remember, why is it so full. We are a litter free school you have to bring reusable containers or take your garbage home.
The solution is to compost, to compost. If you don’t compost it will go to the landfill. Then the carbon dioxide will rise into the atmosphere. Then the sky will die. What do you compost? Its food scraps and leaves to, it will help me and you.
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