Ambassador Weekly Newsletter
A LIFE-SAVING BLOOD DRIVE
This year’s blood drive was a huge success! Carter BloodCare was able to collect over 230 donations of whole blood. This amount broke all previous BCS blood drive records recorded in the past decade! Each donation can impact the lives of three people! Thank you to all our donors for giving the gift of life to our fellow North Texas residents. We look forward to next year’s blood drive!
SAVE THE DATE: KINDERGARTEN COFFEE
This year’s annual Kindergarten Coffee for prospective families will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. If you know parents who will have a kindergarten-aged child next year and are interested in Christian education, please invite them to attend. Current families who will have a student in kindergarten next year are also encouraged to come. To help us plan for this event, please register online or contact the school office.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 3rd ANNUAL AMBASSADOR EVENT
You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Ambassador Event on Nov. 10! We thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support demonstrated at our first two Ambassador Events. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for this year's fundraiser. More information to follow.
PURCHASE LAST YEAR'S YEARBOOK
The 2016-2017 yearbook is now on sale! Don’t hesitate to purchase this yearbook, as the deadline is Oct. 13. If you’d like to purchase last year’s yearbook, as well as this school year’s yearbook, the Yearbook Staff is offering a bundle. The 2017-18 yearbook will also be on sale next spring. Find pricing and purchase deadlines:
- Yearbook 2017 offered Oct. 2-13 for $85.00
- Yearbook 2017 and Yearbook 2018 (bundle price) offered Oct. 16-27 for $160.00 (that's $80 each yearbook)
- To purchase a yearbook, visit our Josten’s Yearbooks link. Thank you again for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions please reach out to Jennifer Powers at email@example.com.
OCTOBER 11: PSAT AND ARRIVAL ROUTINE CHANGE
The PSAT is next Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the gym. This event necessitates adjustments in the arrival routine for students in grades K-11.
- Senior School students (9-11) should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. and proceed directly to the gym, as the test begins promptly at 8:00. Students, be sure to bring #2 pencils, a calculator (up to a TI-84), and a water bottle. Cell phones must be completely turned off and stored in your backpack in front of the bleachers. Seniors, please go to the cafeteria as usual.
- Middle school students should proceed to the school cafeteria rather than the gym at arrival.
- Elementary students will go directly to their classroom.
OCTOBER 13: THEATRE AUDITIONS
Attention all 8th-12th graders! BCS Theatre will be holding auditions for its winter production, "The Panic Broadcast of 1938" on Friday, Oct. 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Auditions will take place in the Choir room. If you’d like to sign-up, have questions or want more information on the show, please email Mrs. O’Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who wish to audition may sign up via email or the sign-up sheet on the Fine Arts office door (across from the art room). She will be taking sign-ups until next Wednesday, Oct. 11. Don’t forget to bring your lunch to auditions.
END-OF-QUARTER EARLY DISMISSAL AND NO SCHOOL
Next Friday, Oct. 13 is the last day of our first quarter. Please remember that we have an early dismissal at 12:30 p.m. In addition, this is also a Sack Lunch Day for elementary students. There is no school on Monday, Oct. 16 as this is a parent-teacher conference day. We are excited to start our second quarter on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
OCTOBER 6: PmD MEETING
PmD invites you to attend the next meeting, which is tomorrow, Oct. 6. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria right after drop-off. Children are welcome.
PmD SPORTS & SPIRIT DAY AND HOT DOG LUNCH
PmD will host Sports and Spirit Day on Wednesday, Oct. 18. On that day, all students may wear jeans or uniform/dress-code style shorts and a favorite sports team t-shirt or jersey. Shirts may be untucked and belts are NOT required. Sports caps and visors may also be worn.
In addition, PmD is sponsoring a hot dog cookout at lunchtime. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be available for advance purchase. For your convenience, PmD hot dog lunch orders will be completed and paid for via RenWeb. Simply go to the BCS website, click on “RenWeb” at the top, click on “Student Information” and then “Lunch.” Hot dog lunch options and prices are listed under Oct. 18.
Parents are invited to join their child(ren) for lunch at the regularly scheduled time. Parents wishing to purchase lunch should do so on the order of the child they intend to eat with. Families wishing to pay via cash or check may obtain an order form from the school office or the atrium desk. Please return order forms with cash or check to the school office or the atrium receptionist.
All orders, including RenWeb, must be placed and paid for by Friday, Oct. 13. The school will not serve lunch on this day.
ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS
BELL HELICOPTER AIR SHOW VOLUNTEERS
Bethesda Athletes and Parents, we have a wonderful opportunity again to raise funds for the Athletic Program and enjoy an exciting local event at the same time. The producer of The Bell Helicopter Alliance Air Show, Oct. 28-29, has again asked Bethesda athletes to volunteer at the air show by selling earplugs at the event. Sales will benefit BCS Athletics. Volunteers receive free air show admission, parking, lunch and a volunteer t-shirt.
Visit our website for more information and to sign up to volunteer.
BETHESDA COMMUNITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
BCS families are always invited to participate in events hosted by Bethesda Community Church. Below you'll find several upcoming events we are incredibly excited to share with you!
OCTOBER 11: YOUTH ALL CITY WORSHIP
Our student ministry led by Pastor Shaylor, Danny, Caleb and the leadership team are joining up with other youth ministries in our city for a special night of worship. This time it’s at Fielder Church in Arlington on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Every student 6th-12th grade is invited. Transportation will be provided; vans leave Bethesda at 5 p.m. and will return by 9 p.m. The All City Worship event is free, and there will, of course, be no youth service on the Bethesda campus that evening.
OCTOBER 31: TRUNK OR TREAT
Trunk Or Treat is coming Oct. 31 to the Bethesda parking lot! Join us for a safe, fun, candy-laden and fantastic opportunity to reach to our community. We are currently searching for volunteers to sponsor a trunk or help with numerous other activities. You can register at bethesdacommunitychurch.com/register.
COMING UP AT BCS
- Friday, Oct. 13—End-of-Quarter Early Dismissal—12:30 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 16—Parent-Teacher Conferences/No School
- Wednesday, Oct. 18—Sports and Spirit Day
- Monday, Oct. 30—Picture Retake Day
- Tuesday, Oct. 31— Trunk Or Treat— 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 6— Kindergarten Coffee— 8:15 a.m.
- Friday, Nov. 10— 3rd Annual Ambassador Event