Mar. 29, 2021
Weekly Warrior
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What’s Inside:
Week at a Glance
Quick Links
Elementary School News
Middle/High School News
Warrior Sports
BCS and You
Prayer Warriors
Admin Announcements
Elementary School News
Sheila Kerby, Principal
Parents and Guardians,
Our Easter program is this Thursday at 9:00 am in the gym. Please join us as we "Shout Hosanna" and sing about the King of Glory, His mercy and love washing over our sins. Please have your students wear jeans to school. They will receive a shirt for the program at school Thursday morning.
Thursday is a half day of school, so students may leave with their parents after the performance. Please notify the teacher before departing. Otherwise, school dismisses at 11:00 am. There will not be lunch or after school care on Thursday.
See you at our Easter program!
The second grade classes hosted a fun, spirit-filled chapel last week as they presented "The Trinity."
Pre-K learning about oviparous animals. They placed eggs in an incubator and waited..and watched..and finally -- baby chicks!
Upcoming Events: Please see Week at a Glance for events this week.
  • April 6th - Kinder chapel for Pre-K -1st grades
  • April 8th - Tropical day
  • April 13th - Fifth grade chapel for 2nd-5th grades
  • April 14th - Half day for students (Noon dismissal.) No after school care except for faculty children.
  • April 20th - Fourth Grade Chapel
  • April 30th- SALT chapel
Middle School/ High School News
Tashi Land, Principal
Announcements and Upcoming Events:
  • Prom (high school students only) is April 16th in the gym from 8pm - 11pm. Students must sign up on the board in the high school hallway.
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Please bring in diapers or wipes to support the National Junior Honor Society's service project, the Kiwanis diaper drive to support St. Jude's Children's Ranch. The drive runs until March 31st.
Upcoming Events: Please see Week at a Glance for events this week.
Warrior Sports
Congratulations to Truitt VanDeWalle who qualified for the 2A state tennis tournament! Wish him luck in the tournament that will take place on April 8-9.

Don't forget to check out the Week at a Glance above for baseball games and track meets this week. Come out and support your Warriors!
During spring break, individual honors for the 2021 basketball season were announced, and our bi-district champion varsity basketball team shined once again! Congratulations to the entire team and the following Warriors:
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BCS and You
There are many ways you can support YOUR Bracken Christian School. Choose to volunteer, donate classroom items, participate in fundraising campaigns, and make monetary donations. See below for many opportunities to help your Warriors thrive!
The Giving Tree
BCS classrooms have needs that you can help meet. Weekly featured items are below. Please contact teachers for any questions you may have.

Elementary Needs:
Kinder Mrs. Wilcox: Teacher pay Teacher
1st Grade Mrs. Crouch: Sterlite boxes (8x10)
2nd Mrs. Beene – Learning Zone gift card, portable CD player
Science : Gift cards for perishable items for lab.

Clinic
Nosebuds (x5)
Thermometer covers

Library:
Many students are requesting themed cookbooks. Please donate your unwanted cookbooks that are in good condition. The students especially enjoy these themes:
Italian cooking
Mexican cooking
Cookie lovers
Cupcakes lovers
Chocolate lovers
Christmas desserts

Please contact Mrs. Jennings, the librarian, if you would like to donate some cookbooks. Thank you!
Revenue Sharing Fundraising
Help Bracken with no extra cost to you.
Raise money for BCS with gift cards through Scrip. When you buy a gift card from Scrip, you give a gift to Bracken. Over 700 merchants. See Tammy G. in the elementary office or go to ShopWithScrip.com and click "Join a Program." Enter code 6BL5A91B6151.
No clipping. No sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the Box Tops app HERE, shop, then scan your receipts. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
Prayer Warriors
Please be in prayer for our school and these specific requests:

Pray for an increase in spiritual depth on campus, for students and staff to be overwhelmed by God’s amazing love for them.

Pray for the Lord to move in power and reveal Himself to each of our students, and that our students would know Him and receive His love.

If you have a prayer request that you would like to share in the newsletter, please contact one of the principals or Amy Day to have it included here.

Administration Announcements
Thank you to the Boots & Ballgowns organization for their generous donation of $100,00 to our school's general funds account. This donation will allow our administration to address many of the school's immediate needs. We are so blessed to have organizations, parents, and faculty members who pour into our school with their time, talents, and treasures!
SCHOLARSHIPS
Bracken Backers will be awarding three $1500 scholarships to student athletes. The scholarship recipients will be announced at the sports banquet on May 8. The submission deadline is April 30. Please contact Ms. Cobb for scholarship packets and more information.

ACE
The ACE scholarship can pay up to 50% of private school tuition or a maximum of $2,000 per year for grades K-8 and $3,000 per year for high school. It is based on financial need. Please contact the office for more information.
To access the Bracken Uniform Plus, please contact Amy Day to make an appointment. amy.day@brackenchristian.com.
Administration:

Head of School:
Jeff Coleman

Marketing and Communications Director:
Amy Day

HS/MS Principal:
Tashi Land

Elementary School Principal:
Sheila Kerby

STREAM Director:
Jamie King

Athletic Director:
Terri Sanders

Admissions Director:
Mallory Smith

SHIELD Coordinator:
Kim Miglicco