Three Points Post
10/19/2020 ~ Parent Newsletter
Mrs. Devon Woodard & her husband David
Counselor's Corner

From: Mrs. Woodard
Elementary Counselor

It has been an honor and joy to get to know all the students on our campus! In my role, as the school counselor, one aspect of my job is the opportunity to go into each classroom, get to know students and share different lessons with them.

In the Kindergarten and First grade we have done different lessons about listening, empathy and respect. Your child(ren) will get to meet my friend, puppy (stuffed animal), who helped us learn and practice our listening skills.

Second through sixth grade students have learned lessons centered around empathy, respect and listening. We honor God in all we do, and these are important topics to talk about and be reminded of! Sometimes it is hard to listen to our teachers, parents, friends but when we do, we are showing them respect and honoring the Lord.

Coming up, in grades first through third grade, we will be introducing Kelso’s Choices to students. Our goal is to teach students several positive ways to deal with conflict. To do this, we are advising students who have minor problems (do not want to play the same game as another friend, are trying to finish their work in class but someone is making a noise that distracts them, etc.), to try at least two of the following ideas:

  1. Go to another game or activity
  2. Share and take turns -- We always should be sharing & taking turns, but this looks different with COVID-19!
  3. Respectfully talk it over and listen to each other
  4. Walk away from the problem
  5. Ignore the problem behavior
  6. Tell the person to stop the problem behavior
  7. Apologize
  8. Make a deal or compromise
  9. Wait to cool off 

Thank you for your support of your student during these challenging times. Please feel free to contact me anytime at devon.woodard@bellevuechristian.org. I am happy to help!
Oct.
20
Reminder: Early Release Day

School dismisses at 12:53pm tomorrow.
No PM preschool.
Cold & Flu Season

As we move into cold and flu season this year, symptoms for either can make it confusing and problematic when deciding whether to send your child to school.

Fortunately, you don't have to make those decisions when you are completing the daily screening on the Magnus Health app.

A stuffy or runny nose, headache or nausea, for example, are considered COVID-19 symptoms. If your child presents these or other COVID-19 like symptoms, please follow the guidelines provided by King County Public Health to ensure your child can return safely to school.

Note: Out of an abundance of caution, the quickest way for a student to return to school after showing symptoms is to have them tested for COVID-19.

We appreciate your cooperation to keep students, staff and faculty healthy and safe and your partnership to keep school open. Please take a moment to review the two scenarios you may face this school year:

Scenario 1:

If your child has 1 or more COVID-19 symptom(s) and has tested NEGATIVE, s/he can return to school:

1.   After 24 hours have passed since fever resolved (without medicationAND
2.   Symptoms have improved

If they are a close contact of confirmed COVID-19 case and have a negative test result, they still must quarantine for 14 days.

Proof of negative test is required.

Scenario 2:

If your child has 1 or more COVID symptom(s) and has tested POSITIVE or had NO TEST: s/he can return to school:

1.   10 days after symptoms started AND
2.   At least 24 hours have passed since fever resolved (without medicationAND
3.   Symptoms have improved
Music Update
The beat goes on...a little differently

Temporary changes are coming this week for the BCS program. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, (OSPI), the State Department of Health, and the Department of Labor & Industry have recently issued regulations on Employer Health & Safety Requirements for School Scenarios. The immediate impact of those regulations is that we have to modify the choir and band substantially starting this week. We are pushing OSPI to grant us a waiver, but singing must be curtailed until one is granted, and the band is reduced to strings and percussion. We have very energetic and creative music staff who are designing activities to continue music education for our students. We look forward to returning these classes to “normal” at the earliest possible date.
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Dear Parents,

The Parent Teacher Fellowship E-Board would like to invite you to an online gathering on Nov. 18 to get to know our team a little better. We'll be talking about how we came to serve on the board, what we do in our respective roles, and also speak about our goals and aspirations for the year.
In addition, Principal Vicki Britton will be joining us and will use the occasion to share her Deep Hope for Three Points during this unconventional and unprecedented time.
This will be a great opportunity to see one another face-to-face and cultivate togetherness when many of us feel distant and disconnected as a result of the pandemic. We hope you'll join us for this substantive, informal, and brief video chat.

~With joy, Greg and Kendra Tomlin, PTF Co-Leads
Details:
MEET YOUR E-BOARD! PTF GATHERING
DATE: Nov. 18
TIME: 9:15am - 9:45am

Meeting ID: 862 6311 0597
Passcode: Gjv1Ck
Preschool News
Preschool classes are connecting!

Despite COVID-19 protocols, our preschoolers are building relationships between classes. Mrs. Koorn and Mrs. Lowe are creatively offering opportunities to promote these sweet and valuable relationships. This week, our preschool class ‘hid’ pumpkins in the garden for our pre-k class. They were stellar community builders!

Mrs. Lowe’s prekindergartners were ecstatic to each find a pumpkin later that day! They proceeded to conduct science experiments with the pumpkins, together count 100 seeds, create pumpkin art projects, read pumpkin stories, and more.
Most importantly, the pre-kindergartners continued their conversation about God’s creation and demonstrated grateful hearts by making thank you cards for the preschool class who blessed them by hiding the pumpkins. 
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B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Week:
October 27-30

This year we would like to welcome Laurie Zundel as our guest author for BEAR week.  She is an innovative educator and author of My Travel Friends book series. Laurie uses different learning styles to build character and spread positive values. 

The Reading Raffle begins Oct. 5th. Please click on the link below for your child’s grade to fill out an online raffle ticket each time your child reads for the designated time on the form. 
 
                Kindergarten
                1st – 2nd Grades
                3rd – 4th Grades
                5th – 6th Grades
 
Character Day is Friday, Oct. 30. Students have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite book character. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the B.E.A.R. Week letter that was sent home to let your child’s teacher know that they are participating. Please open the link to access the B.E.A.R. Week letter.  
 
The author’s flyer will be sent home on Oct. 30 with book order information if you are interested in purchasing her storybooks. 
TRANSPORTATION REMINDER
  • Students riding the bus will have their temperature checked at the Clyde Hill Campus before arriving at Three Points in the morning.
  • The Shuttle Bus (aka Butterfly) runs between Three Points and the JH/HS campus Tues-Thurs.
  • This shuttle is available to families who have students on the JH/HS campus
  • Departs JH/HS campus at 8:17am and arrives at 3:05pm.
  • For transportation questions, please contact Jeff Evenson, Transportation Manager.
CAMPUS REMINDERS

  • Three Points continues to be very cautious in following the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department. Please click here for the Flow Chart guidelines.

  • The warm sunny days have been wonderful and such a blessing. However, cold, rainy days are also part of our fall weather here in the Northwest. Please remind your students to be prepared with appropriate clothing and pack an extra mask in case it gets wet during recess.
You're invited! Fall Bible Study
BCS Parent Bible Study, Fall 2020

All parents and guardians are invited to join our Bible Study starting Thursday, 10/22, 9-11:30am. We will be meeting at a parent home (3.5 miles from the Mack campus in Woodinville), with a Zoom option for those not comfortable with in-person meetings. Parents from all campuses are welcome!

Our fall study will be covered in approximately 20 weeks, and is entitled, “Better: A Study of Hebrews” by Jen Wilkin, “explor[ing] how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40).”

The workbooks are $13.99 plus shipping & tax, and can be purchased directly from a few different sources. You can also preview the study via a video by clicking on the book cover to the right. Please contact Theresa Peterhans (tpeterhans@gmail.com) if interested, or for more information.
Spirit Store Now Open!
Announcing the launch of the new Bellevue Christian Spirit Store!

BCS is excited to launch our brand new Spirit Store, stocked with casual clothes, outerwear, and bags. With brands like Adidas, New Era, The North Face, and more, you can wear your school colors with pride. Items come in a range of colors with customizable logo options. Enjoy free shipping on any order over $150 through October 31st and keep an eye out for Christmas shopping specials later this year.

Click below to shop!
Upcoming Events
Oct.
10/20 - Early Release Day, 12:53pm dismissal, No PM Preschool
10/22 - Parent Bible Study begins
10/26-30 - B.E.A.R. Week (Be Excited About Reading Week)
10/31 - Spirit Store free shipping ends (over $150)

Nov.
11/1 - Daylight Saving Ends
11/2 - No School, Professional Day
11/3 - General Election
11/11 - No School, Veterans Day
11/17 - Early Release, 12:53pm dismissal, No PM Preschool
11/18 - PTF Gathering (Zoom Link Above)
11/23 & 11/24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/23-11/25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Dec.
12/8 - Early Release Day, 12:53pm dismissal, No PM Preschool
12/21-1/1 - No School, Christmas Break
Three Points Post
7800 NE 28th St., Medina, WA 98039 (425) 454-3977
 Admissions: (425) 460-3300