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So we, who are many, are one body in Christ.... Romans 12:5
What’s Inside:
Week at a Glance
Elementary News
MS/HS News
Senior Scoop
BCS and You
Prayer Warriors 
Admin Announcements
Quick Links
Week at a Glance
Saturday, Nov 2
4pm: Volleyball regional play-off vs Waldorf @ San Marcos Academy
Monday, Nov 4
1pm: Lockout drill. All exterior doors will be locked
Tuesday, Nov 5
Election Day. Vote!

8:30: Elem Chapel
Wed, Nov 6
9am-12pm: Service Day for secondary students
Thursday, Nov 7
4:30: MS boys basketball vs Keystone @ BCS
Friday, Nov 8
2nd grade field trip

7:30pm: V football @ Victoria Faith
Elementary School News
Sheila Kerby, Principal
"Train children how to live right, and when they are old, they will not change." Proverbs 22:6
Elementary students celebrated their love of reading on Wednesday by dressing as their favorite character from their favorite book.

Parading into the gym, they joined their SALT partners to share their favorite stories and read together. But unbeknownst to the elementary students, a special surprise awaited – a visit from the Magic School Bus!
They climbed aboard the bus and joined “Ms. Frizzle” for an exciting new adventure.  

Thank you to all parents, faculty, and staff for helping us celebrate reading!
Join us for:
  • Elementary chapel on Nov 5 at 8:30am to hear Pastor Slye speak.
  • Veterans Day Chapel on Nov 11 at 9am in the gym.
Middle School/High School News
Tashi Land, Principal
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12

Parents: Remember that as it gets colder, secondary students must wear ONLY Bracken approved items in the classrooms and buildings. 

  • Wear your green "BRACKEN SERVES" shirts on Wednesday, Nov 6, for Service Day from 9am to noon.
  • Prospective dual credit students have a lunch meeting with Mrs. Korkosz on Thursday, Nov 7.
Senior Scoop

College acceptance letters are already being received! Congratulations to Grant Miglicco for being accepted to Texas A&M University where he will pursue a business degree from the Mays Business School.
BCS and You
The Giving Tree
If the leaves on this tree represent classroom resources, our teachers could use your help! Please consider donating to meet the below classroom needs.

THANK YOU for Goldfish for K4, games for 2nd grade, music stands for music, and the sound machine for 5th!

Clinic :
Crutches of various sizes
White fitted twin sheets X 6
Riccola Original Throat Lozenges
Liquid Cold & Allergy medicine (Dimatapp or generic)
Protein Snacks
Adult Acetaminophen

K4- Nothing at this time. Thank you for the Goldfish!
K5- Bob Books, Collection 5, long vowel sounds
1st- Pencil cap erasers and games
2nd- Nothing at this time. Thanks for the games!
3rd- Dry erase markers and erasers
4th- Candy for bucket ( no gum ).
5th- Nothing at this time. Thank you for the sound system!
Science- (5) 15-ft 6-outlet power cords to increase computer usage
Music- Nothing for now. Thanks for the cardboard music stands!
Library - Electric pencil sharpener

MS/HS Under $10
Expo Markers, post-it notes, pens, pencils, paper towels, Kleenex,white board erasers (school wide)
Canvases, paint brushes, drawing pencils, acrylic paint, oils paint (Art)
Meter (not yard) sticks, magazine subscription (Ideas and Discoveries, Discover Magazine)
Books (novel sets) such as The Hobbit, etc. (English)

MS/HS Over $10
25 graphing calculators (Math)
New skeleton and stand, organ models (Science)
Concordance reference books (Bible)
As ONE school, we must be united in our efforts to ensure Bracken thrives. Bracken needs ALL families to volunteer to support special events, fundraisers, outreach efforts, or other campus activities throughout the year. The following are upcoming opportunities:

-- Santa's House
-- Painting the bleachers
-- Join the PTA. First meeting: Nov 4

Click here to sign up for current volunteer opportunities. If your schedule does not allow you to volunteer your time, please contact Amy Day to determine other ways you can contribute.
Raise Money for BCS while you Shop!
Christmas shopping is upon us, but why just buy one gift when you can buy two ? When you buy a gift card from Scrip, you give a gift to Bracken. Brands offer rebates up to 20% of the face value of the card that go straight to Bracken! With over 700 merchants, there is something for everyone. Go to ShopWithScrip.com and click "Join a Program." Enter code 6BL5A91B6151 to register.
Prayer Warriors
Please be in prayer for the following:
  • BCS Search Committee as they evaluate applicants for our new Head of School
  • Health and safety for our athletes
  • Enrollment
  • The right leadership for the right time

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.
Parent Teacher Association
Hello Bracken Families,
My name is Christa East, and I am the head of the Planning Committee that is setting up a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) here at Bracken. We will be hosting our organizational meeting this Monday night, November 4th at 6:30 on campus in the library. This meeting will be the time when we vote on our Bylaws and elect our initial executive board. PTA requires a minimum membership of 20 people, and everyone must pay a yearly due of 10 dollars which will be collected (cash only please) at the meeting. I will need approximately 10 people at the meeting to participate in temporary positions (the duration of the meeting only) to help run the meeting.
If you are interested in attending, please email me at christabeaneast@yahoo.com so that I may have a rough head count beforehand. If you are interested in running for a board position, please email that to me as well. We will be required to vote on the positions of President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer and it is recommended that I insert names ahead of time.
Thank you,
Christa East
2019-2020 Bracken Business Network
The 2019-2020 Bracken Business Network Directory is here! Please consider supporting our Bracken family business owners when in need of services such as day care, plumbing, dentistry, and more! You can link to the directory for the full list and contact information here: Bracken Business Network.

Employment Opportunity
BCS is currently seeking a dedicated individual to join our after school program staff! This is a part-time job on Monday-Friday from 3:15-6:30 p.m. Contact Ms. Sheila Kerby, Elementary School Principal, for more details at 830-438-3211.

Head of School:
Jerry Beene

Academic Director:
Jill White

Financial/Business Director:
Jerry Beene

Advancement Director:
Amy Day

HS/MS Principal:
Tashi Land

Elementary School Principal:
Sheila Kerby

Athletic Director:
Terri Sanders

NILD Coordinator:
Kim Miglicco