Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy


Newsletter - 2012-01-06
January 6, 2012

DVDs of Christmas Program Still available:
Mr. Insalaco has produced a nice video of the Christmas program at BSSDA Church. Just send in $10 for your copy, and Mr. Maloon will send one home with your child. You can also see the program on www.sonlightcafe.org.
8th Grade Hot Lunch:  Starting next week, the 8th grade will make a hot lunch for all to buy. The lunch will be served on Wednesdays, with a different menu each week. For next week, the meal will be grilled cheese and tomato soup – a hearty meal – for only $2. Your child must order and pay for the meal on Monday to get the meal on Wednesday.
God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
  • Pastor & Mrs. Curtis cooking the Christmas brunch for our Christmas party. It was delicious!!
  • Pastor Curtis and Mrs. Curtis (Pastor C’s mom) for chaperoning every outing the last week before Christmas break.
  • Mrs. Guash and Mrs. Martinez chaperoning the carousel field trip.
  • Mr. Marciniak for mounting chin-up bar.
  • Mrs. Guash driving the van.
School Calendar Items:
  • January 16th -            No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 17th -                        No School – Teacher In-service
  • January 18th -                        Ski Day
  • January 20th -             End of 2nd Qtr
  • January 29th -                        Winter Carnival, from 1 to 5 PM, at BSCA Gym
  • February 2nd -            Noon Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Home & School Winter Carnival – Coming Soon!  On Sunday, January 29th, all school families, church families, friends, neighbors, and the community are all invited to the Home & School Annual Winter Carnival at the BSCA gym. The good times will start at 1 PM and last until 5 PM.  If you would like to help with a Carnival activity, please contact Henrietta Muffoletto at jmuffloletto1@roadrunner.com.
School Ski Day – January 18th: On Wednesday, January 18th, BSCA will be going to the Buffalo Ski Club in Colden, NY. We will leave BSCA at 8:15 AM and return by 5 – 5:30 PM. To date, I have not heard back from BSC as to the price, but the Home & School will be paying $10 of each child’s cost to make it affordable. Each child will need to bring the money (probably around $7-$10 for rentals and lift ticket), a sack lunch, the permission slip, and plenty of layers of warm clothing. For students in grades 1 – 3 to go, each child must be accompanied by a parent or an adult designated by the parent. While there, some of the adult chaperones will give instruction as to how to ski.
Parent-Teacher Conferences for 2nd Quarter: On February 2nd, the teachers will be spending time with parents to review 2nd quarter grades and student learning. This may be a bit early, but in an effort to have everyone come as you did 1st quarter, please send in a note with your 3 preferred times. Meetings start at 12:40 PM and run every 20 minutes until 7:20 PM (so every 00, 20, 40 minutes of each hour).
Mrs. Maloon’s Class
Big Honor for Mrs. Maloon’s Class
Each student in the lower grades has been chosen to be published in the Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans publishing contest. Watch for a letter 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. If you do not sign and return the request, your child’s poetry cannot be published. You will also have the chance to purchase a volume of the book in which your child’s poetry will be published.
Salty Christian Popcorn CompanyThis week the Salty Christian Popcorn Company received the gospel pamphlets which were ordered from profits generated from popcorn sales. The students voted to make this purchase so that they could spread God’s word to others. Encourage your child to think about sharing God’s love whenever possible. We are learning that witnessing is an important part of our Christian experience. Thank you for your support!
Field Trips—We are planning a couple field trips in the near future. The first will be a program called “Doktor Kaboom” at the UB Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 31. We are also working towards a trip to the Buffalo Phil Harmonic. Cost for each trip will be $4.00.
Light-Skills—Light-Skills are a conference-wide group of Christian characteristics that NY Conference schools teach throughout the year. It is my goal, as a teacher, to model light-skills and make each child more aware of how to incorporate these into their everyday lives. Our class is making refrigerator magnets with the list of light-skills so that these skills can be reinforced at home. Watch for these magnets to come home next week. Next week we will be working on the light-skill of initiative. Our definition of initiative is “Taking the first step without being asked.” Try to find and point out to your child ways people in your family take initiative. Thank you for your support! J
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
  • There is a grade report today. Please review, sign, and make sure your child does whatever work needs to be done (0%) or redone (below 70%).
  • Book Reports!  December book reports was due Monday, without anyone turning in the report! Please make sure they are reading on a regular basis (daily is best) and writing reports when they finish.
  • Next Library Trip:  may be limited to only the children taking books out and doing the book reports. Few children signed out a book last time.
  • Micro Society starting this week: We are starting to learn how to build our own mini-society. First thing, Business Economy 101 is the class they can either audit or pay tuition so that they can graduate and get a certificate so they can be a business owner.  As this progresses, I will need adults who could volunteer about 1 hour of time a week. Let me know if you are available and interested. They will learn much about the practical ways to apply their learning and to function in the real world.
Help and Things We Need
  • Fax Machine
  • Custodial volunteer time
  • Vertical blinds for both classrooms
  • More gymnastic mats
  • Personal CD players