Three Points Post
6/14/21 ~ Parent Newsletter
Mrs. Britton
Principal

Dear Beloved Community,

Well, here we are: We are entering the final week, or for those who are seriously counting down the days till the end of the school year, the final three and a half days before we close out 2020-2021. I am so proud of how well all have teamed together, persevered, remained hopeful and modeled patience and love towards others this year. I am grateful to the LORD for showing up each and every day this year for us all at Three Points, in the littlest and the biggest of ways.

One way that God has and continues to show up for our community is by bringing stellar new hires to fill open faculty and staff roles. In previous Posts, you all have been introduced to our new 4th grade teacher, Emma Youngerman and our new school Counselor, Shanna Schubert. I close out my last address to you all in the Post today with joy as I introduce to you three more stellar hires that will join our faculty next year.


“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ~Numbers 6:24-26
I am so excited to be joining the Three Points community as the Technology, Enrichment, and Advanced Math Teacher this next year! I grew up in the Seattle area and was a student at Bellevue Christian during my own junior high years. I graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and endorsements in teaching English as a Second Language and Reading. I spent three years teaching in an elementary classroom. This year I chose to focus more on my Master’s in Technology/Curriculum and was blessed with the opportunity to work as an SAS therapist of elementary, junior high, and high schoolers here at Bellevue Christian. My biggest passion is learning and getting others excited about learning. Family and community are very important to me. I love spending time with my 3 younger sisters. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Ryan, for almost 5 years. We love to go on spontaneous adventures around the world, hike, and find new delicious restaurants. I cannot wait to get creative and challenge students in ways that help them grow as members of a community and as individuals next year, with Him at the center of it all.

-Madison McMackin
Technology/Enrichment/Adv. Math Teacher
I am thrilled to be joining the BCS community this fall as a second grade teacher! Currently I am wrapping up a year of teaching 4th grade for the Lake Washington School District. I have been in education for approximately ten years, mostly within the public school setting. I have had the privilege of teaching many ages and stages and have loved them all! I attended Biola University for my undergrad and received my Master’s in Teaching through Lesley University. I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for the opportunity to teach from a faith-based perspective. I look forward to meeting all of you and working alongside you to help our students grow. Speaking of “growth”, one of my favorite hobbies is gardening! On a Saturday morning, you will often find me tinkering around in the yard, or at a local nursery, sipping coffee and gawking at beautiful plants. I also love hanging out with my husband and three amazing children! We enjoy camping, playing with our furry family members, critiquing local ice creameries and watching Dude Perfect videos. I feel blessed to be a part of the BCS family and look forward to seeing you all on campus soon! 

-Melissa Gill
2nd Grade Teacher
I am looking forward to teaching 3rd grade at Three Points. Some of you may know me as a BCS parent, as I have two sons, Andrew (sophomore) and Ethan (8th grader) who attend BCS. I have an undergraduate degree in Economics from UC Berkeley. I was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley before I felt the calling to teach. I went back to school and earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Oxford, specializing in literacy and bilingualism. I started teaching in 2001 and have taught all grades, preschool through high school. I spent 10 years researching and developing the best way to teach science, literacy, and ELL to elementary students. I am trained in the Wired for Reading Program which is a literacy program designed for dyslexic and ELL Students.
An interesting fact about me is that I’m a “third culture kid”. I grew up as an Asian American in Saudi Arabia. I’ve lived as an expat in Saudi Arabia, England, and China. I enjoy learning about different cultures and have attempted at one point or another to learn six languages. I love to travel and meet new people. I am looking forward to working in a Christian community and teaching your children!

-Olivia Chang
3rd Grade Teacher
June
17
Last Day of School, School Dismissed at 12:53 pm, No After School Care
PTF Corner
Exciting News!!

We have two new Chair Volunteers for the 2021-22 School Year:

Molly Salazar is a parent of a current Kindergartener and incoming 4th grader, she will be our Hospitality Lead. Katrina Thomas is a parent of a current 4th and 2nd grader, she will be our Chair for Parents in Prayer. Please help me in thanking them and welcoming them to their rolls.

The day before the first day of school is an exciting day for students and parents to come meet their new teachers for the school year and see friends they haven't seen over the summer. We like to end this time with an ice cream social. Are you able to help facilitate that event? If you are interested please email, Molly Salazar our Hospitality Lead.

 
Reminders

Lost & Found
Please have your students check lost and found for missing items. Everything is being donated the morning of June18th. Lost and found is located on a cart outside of the MPR.





After School Care
No after school care on the last day of school

Parent Volunteers
We are so excited to be able to welcome parents back to our campus! If you haven't already, please contact Ashley Duran in the Head of School's Office to have a background check, which is required for all volunteers. Her email address is ashley.duran@bellevuechristian.org. Also please remember to check-in at our office before going to the classroom to have your temperature checked. Please only visit the classroom that you are scheduled to volunteer in. Thank you for your help.

Car Chute
Please remember to turn right to Evergreen Point Drive when exiting the Car Chute.

COVID-19
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please call our office right away at (425) 454-3977. If our office is closed, email threepointsoffice@bellevuechristian.org as soon as possible. Delayed notification complicates contract tracing, an essential step in stopping the spread of the virus. Providing us with information about 1) when symptoms developed, 2) the test date and 3) the results - help us meet our notification requirements to King County Public Health. Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe.

Also, please remember to complete the daily health screening for your child via the Magnus Health app. When a green "GO" pops up, take a screenshot of it and show it to school personnel as you're going through the car chute. Thank you!
BCS Summer Reading Challenge!
Encourage your kids to read with the Bellevue Christian Summer Reading Challenge, based on the bingo game!
 
Your child can turn in the bingo card to the school librarian the fall for recognition and prizes. Consider letting your children choose how they want to read: print books, ebooks, and audiobooks can all be used to fulfill a square.
 
Our Sora online library provides both ebooks and audiobooks, and amazingly, research shows that audiobooks develop the same literacy areas of brain that reading does. If your child is in sixth grade, the JH/HS is also offering a summer reading Bingo challenge; you can download the JH/HS card from the BCS website.
 
So, challenge your children to go for a bingo…or even a blackout! Your kids will become better readers, and you may have some time to enjoy summer. Get started by downloading the elementary bingo card today! The K-6 Bingo reading cards were developed by the elementary school librarians, Kristel Fawcett (Mack and Three Points) and Pamela Johnson (BCS@Home). 
Preschool News
Preschool Celebration!

Our preschool and pre-k students have grown physically and academically over the course of this school year. They have also developed social-emotional skills and flourished in their knowledge of the Lord’s love for each of them. Perhaps most importantly, children have learned that they can share the love of the Lord in powerful and impactful ways. We are so proud of each amazing child! To celebrate this growth, pre-k kiddos worked on a mobile that proclaimed their metamorphosis this year using the example of a caterpillar’s change to a butterfly.

Our Prekindergartners and Preschoolers are ready for their next steps!

WE ARE HIRING!

We have several openings in preschool and elementary, for teachers (Preschool-Grade 12) for the upcoming school year.
 
If you or someone you know would be interested in one of our open positions, learn more and/or apply via the button to the left.
 
*BCS tuition discounts are available to all regularly scheduled employees.
Upcoming Events
June
6/17 - 6th Grade "Moving Up" Ceremony
6/17 - Last Day of School K-6, School dismisses at 12:53 pm, No After School Care


Three Points Post
7800 NE 28th St., Medina, WA 98039 (425) 454-3977
 Admissions: (425) 460-3300