Newsletter - 2012-01-27
BUFFALO SUBURBAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
January 27, 2012
Today is End of 3rd Quarter - The 3rd Quarter started this past Monday; encourage your child to get off to a good start.
Casual Day – Next Friday: Next Friday, February 3rd, will be our first Casual Day. Students can wear clothes other than uniforms. The clothes must be modest, not ripped, and not bearing any offensive language or pictures contrary to Christianity.
Home & School Winter Carnival – this Sunday! 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 Mrs. Muffoletto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade Hot Lunch: Next week, the 8th grade will continue their hot lunch program, on Wednesday, February 1st. The menu will be Macaroni and Cheese with green beans for only $2.50. Please prepay no later than Tuesday.
School Calendar Items:
Noon Dismissal – Thursday, Feb. 2nd
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. 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 Mr. Maloon
12:45 Johan Pauta
1:00____________ Anschel Mead
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4:00 ___________ Marciniak_
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Help and Things We Need
Mrs. Maloon’s Class
“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 organization, keeping things in order. Next week we will concentrate on Patience. Our definition for patience is waiting without getting angry, going through trouble with a happy heart.
This week our SMART Boards came! Our class is having a great time learning how to use this fantastic educational technology.
We learned about family relationships, especially among siblings, through our new reading book, Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer. Students are learning how to organize their thoughts and make outline summaries of what they have read. They are also making T-chart comparisons of story characters and learning story elements. The SMART Board will make teaching through a multisensory approach much easier and more advanced, since we have great access to thousands of lesson plans and internet sources that can be projected right on the board.
In science we began a unit on birds. Did you know that the flycatcher can hover and fly backwards like the hummingbird?
In Bible we are studied about the Israelites’ desert sojourn. We are learning not to complain, to trust God, and give Him the praise for everything He does for us and through us.
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
ALL PARENTS PLEASE READ:
The students inform us that some parents don’t read the Friday newsletter. While we don’ t buy in to everything the children say, we want to have a fun test of the system. So if you have read this newsletter, please write on the lines below, “I have read this newsletter.” Then sign it. If your child returns this to school, he or she will receive 10 sand dollars and a bowl or ice cream or sherbert after we come back from Dr. Kaboom field trip.