Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy


Newsletter - 2012-03-09
March 9, 2012

8th Grade Hot Lunch: On Wednesday, March 14th, the 8th grade will continue their hot lunch program. The menu will be Grilled Cheese sandwiches and tomato soup for only $2.50. Please prepay no later than Tuesday.
Spirit Week – March 19 – 23rd:  In two weeks, BSCA will have its annual Spirit Week. Each day has a special activity; all week will be considered casual dress (casual, but still modest and non-offensive to Christianity). The special activity for each day is a follows:
MONDAY, March 19th – Sports Day
TUESDAY, March 20th – Crazy Hair and Mismatch Day
WEDNESDAY, March 21st – - ER Day (dress up as anyone or any profession that ends in “er”)
THURSDAY, March 22nd – Neon Color– Twin Day (you can wear neon colors and/or dress up like someone else)
FRIDAY, March 23rd – Medieval Day (dress up as lords and ladies of the castle)

God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
  • Ms. Reaves for being our volunteer librarian.
  • Mrs. Washburn for volunteering aide time on Thursdays.
  • Mrs. Hambridge for chaperoning our library trips.
  • Mrs. Guash  cleaning our school.
School Transportation Change  
Due to concern of the recent condition of the church van, the school board has decided to suspend this free service to school families. The school still wants to help families transport their children for no charge, and is currently searching for a better vehicle. Until that time, unfortunately there will be no further transportation. You are encouraged to carpool as you have done in the past.
Now Cleaning the School, too!  We have been so blessed by the time and dedication that Mrs. Hulda Guash has been giving to our school. This week she has started cleaning on a regular basis. Thanks so much, Mrs. Guash!
Help and Things We Need
  • More gymnastic mats
  • Vertical blinds for the classrooms.
Mrs. Maloon’s Class
Light-Skills—This week we began talking about the light-skill of perseverance. Our definition for perseverance is not giving up even when it is hard. We are trying to look for perseverance everywhere. We noticed it in each other and in characters in our reading books Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer, and Galimoto.
This week
Third- and fourth-graders found more causes and effects in Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer, while first- and second-graders identified problems and solutions in their book Galimoto. We talked about prayer and jealousy in our reading book characters and biblical characters.
In Bible we studied about the first few kings of Israel—Saul, David, and Solomon. We learned that when we sin, if we repent and our hearts are like melted butter instead of clay, God will place our sins as far away as the East is from the West.
In Language we used the thesaurus to find synonyms for verbs and then replace verbs in our stories with vibrant, more specific verbs.  In social studies we learned about assembly lines. We learned about Henry Ford and his automobile assembly line. We used hands-on methods to get a better understanding of the process and found that individually it took 2 minutes to build our truck models, but when we used an assembly line, we could build 10 trucks in 6 minutes.
Future Field Trips-We are going to the science museum on Wednesday, March 28 and will need drivers. Please let me know if you can help. We are also planning a trip to Beaver Meadows in April. Beaver Meadows is a terrific site for hands-on learning about ecosystems, one of our science units this quarter.
Spirit Week—don’t forget that spirit week is coming up—March 19-23. No uniforms are required, but please continue to be modest and avoid unchristian-like pictures and messages.
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
  • There is a grade report today. We have not had a report in a few weeks, so please review it, have your child finish the missing work, and return it signed with the missing or done over work.
  • Book Reports! Very few February book reports came in (on an African American or a person from another minority). March book reports can be on any subject; they are due 3 weeks from today (March 30th).
  • Field Trip on March 28th: On Wednesday, March 28th we will be going to Buffalo Museum of Science for the whole day. Children need to bring $5 and a sack lunch.
  • Music Festival at Union Springs: 
Grades 5 – 8 will be traveling to and staying at Union Springs Academy for March 29-31st. On the 31st, all parents are invited to watch your child perform on Sabbath at the SDA Church. I need a couple of chaperones for the overnight field trip.