Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy


Newsletter - 2012-01-20
January 20, 2012

Today is End of 2nd Quarter  - With the 3rd Quarter starting Monday, encourage your child to get off to a good start. Everyone starts with an A!
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.
8th Grade Hot Lunch: Next week, the 8th grade will continue their hot lunch program, on Wednesday, January 25th. The menu will be Pancakes (plain, blueberry, or chocolate chip) with toppings (applesauce, syrup, fruit topping) and a glass of milk (cows or soy) – for only $2.50. Please prepay no later than Tuesday.
God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
  • Pastor Harlin for leading assembly.
  • Mrs. Hambridge for tutoring students.
  • Mrs. Guash driving the van.
School Calendar Items:
  • January 23th -             3rd Quarter
  • January 29th -                        Winter Carnival, from 1 to 5 PM, at BSCA Gym
  • February 2nd -            Noon Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences
School Ski Day – Postponed -   BSCA was scheduled to go to the Buffalo Ski Club last Wednesday. We will go sometime soon, leaving at 8:15 AM and returning by 5 – 5:30 PM. I will inform you by paper and phone call/text as soon as I know. The Home & School will be paying $10 of each child’s cost to make it affordable. Each child will need to bring $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).
I Would Like to Meet at _______________________
Help and Things We Need
  • Custodial volunteer time
  • Vertical blinds for both classrooms
  • More gymnastic mats
Mrs. Maloon’s Class
Salty Christian Popcorn Company—We will be popping popcorn next Friday afternoon and also during the winter carnival. Encourage your child to look for opportunities to pass out his/her sharing tracts.
Doktor Kaboom” Field Trip—BSCA is going to an exciting science show at the UB Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 31. We will eat an early lunch at school, and then travel into Buffalo for the afternoon program. Cost for the 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 made refrigerator magnets with the list of light-skills so that these skills can be reinforced at home. This week we studied integrity, being true to God’s ways.
Poetry Contest--If you haven’t received your permission to print request from Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans publishing contest please contact me as soon as possible. If you do not sign and return this request, your child’s poetry cannot be published.
This week we learned about discrimination. We read books about Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman. We talked about civil rights and the word discrimination. We also discussed how people are/have been treated unfairly because of the color of their skin, their economic status, their sex, age, or disability. Ask your child what segregation and equal rights mean and how we can relate these concepts to God’s redemptive love.
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
  • There is a grade report today. Last week the printer was down. Since the 2nd quarter ends today, make doubly sure that all of their work is done or redone by no later than Monday. Please review, sign, and make sure your child does whatever work needs to be done (0%) or redone (below 70%).
  • Book Reports! 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. We will go the first week in February.
  • Light-Skill of the Week:  This week was integrity– to act on something without being asked.
  •  Dr. Kaboom Field Trip:  All grades will be going on this fun science field trip. It is in the form of a science show at UB Center for the Performing Arts. The cost is $4 and we will go on Tuesday, January 31st.