Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy


Newsletter - 2011-12-09
December 9, 2011

Christmas Program at Emmanuel Temple Tomorrow! Tomorrow all the students and staff will be leading the church service at Emmanuel Temple (300 Adams Street, Buffalo). Please make sure your child is there no later than 10:30 AM to meet Mrs. Maloon to change into costumes and go over last minute instructions. Please note there is no potluck dinner planned afterwards.
H & S Fundraiser – Xmas Wreaths:
The wreaths have arrived. Parents are to pick up their orders and distribute them right away. Students will be given 10% sales commission after all the money has been turned in.
God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
  • For Pastor Curtis helping with our practice at Emmanuel Temple.
  • For all the families raising money from the Christmas wreaths: Marciniaks, Curtises, Floreses, and Martinezes.
  • For Mrs. Guash driving the van.
  • For Mr. Erwin and Mr. MacLeod donating to finish the electrical work in Mrs. Maloon’s room.
Light-Skill of the Week:       Grace
This past week the spotlighted light skill was grace – good appropriate topic this time of year. Please encourage your child to allow the Holy Spirit to live in them so that they may exude this trait.
Help and Things We Need
  • Fax Machine
  • Vertical blinds for both classrooms
  • More gymnastic mats
H & S Ice Cream Social – last weekend:  
A nice time was had by all who came out for our annual Home & School Ice Cream Social. Besides a mountain of ice cream, we closed the Sabbath with worship, played some games, and spent time together.
School Calendar Items:
  • December 10th             Performance at Emmanuel Temple in Buffalo; children need to arrive there no later than 10:30 am. If any family needs transportation for their child, contact Mr. Maloon this week.
  • December 13th-            Picture Retake Day:  If you want your child’s picture redone, let Mr. Maloon know ahead of time. On the 13th, have your child bring in their original picture to turn back. Retake pictures are not guaranteed for Christmas.
  • December 17th -            Performance at Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy; children need to arrive there no later than 10:30 am. If any family needs transportation for their child, contact Mr. Maloon this week.
  • December 20th -             School Field Trip to the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum in N. Tonawanda
  • December 21st -            Performance and lunch at Vine Croft Nursing Home.
  • December 22nd -            Noon Dismissal; beginning of Christmas Break
  • January 3rd -                        School resumes
Mrs. Maloon’s Class
Poetry Contest—Each year BSCA enters student work to the Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans publishing contest. This year lower grades sent in cinquains and diamonte poems. If chosen for publication, you will receive a letter in the mail from Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans requesting permission to print your child’s poem. If you grant permission, your child’s poem will be published in a book of poetry written by young people.
I have a number of these books from past years in my classroom. It is quite an honor to be published, and your children are working hard and doing a great job. If selected, the request for permission to print will come in November or December. Be watching for this envelope!
Christmas ProgramWe have begun working in earnest on the Christmas program. We will feature our chimes choir and a Christmas musical production.  Our first performance will be for Emmanuel Temple Church on Sabbath, Dec. 10. Our second performance will be for Buffalo Suburban Church on Sabbath, Dec. 17. We will also perform for Vine Croft Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 21.
Science—In science this week we learned more about dinosaurs. Did you know that a Tyrannosaurus Rex was fossilized with the remains of a triceratops in its stomach? These two dinosaurs are about the same size—10,00 to 14,000 pounds. The T. Rex is known to have hunted dinosaurs larger than itself. We also learned that by studying fossilized bones, paleontologists believe that dinosaurs lived very violent lives. Our class talked about how happy we are that God didn’t include the dinosaurs on the ark!
Salty Christian Popcorn CompanyThis week the Salty Christian Popcorn Company was able to pay off its investors! We hope to make a profit next week. J 
Classroom Christmas Party—Our class will be enjoying a Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 22. We will have a gift exchange and enjoy snacks and games. Boys will bring a $5.00 gift for a boy and girls a $5.00 gift for a girl.  If you would like to send in a snack, that would be appreciated! Since the holidays are filled with treats, fresh fruit, muffins, and other healthy options are encouraged.
Field Trip—On Tuesday, Dec. 20, our class will be going on a trip to the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum in N. Tonawanda. I am looking for chaperones. Cost per student  will be $5.00.
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
  • There is a grade report today. Please review, sign, and make sure your child does whatever work needs to be completed (as represented by 0%) or redone (below 70%). Also note all the tests attached; I returned quite a few, including Bible, Science, & Language.
  • Book Reports!  November book reports were due on Wednesday this past week. Make sure they reading for the book report due at the end of this month.
  • Upcoming Tests – next week:
    • No regular tests are planned for this upcoming week. J
  • Christmas Plans:  We will have a Christmas party on the last week of school (either 21st or 22nd). Each student is to get a present for a classmate for no more than $10. Also, we are collecting non-perishable foods and gift cards for a needy family, plus stuffed animals and money for balloons so we can visit children in the hospital a little closer to Christmas.