Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy


Newsletter - 2011-11-10
November 11, 2011

School Picture Day:    Last Wednesday was BSCA’s picture day. Pictures will be back in 3 weeks. We will be scheduling a picture retake day in case you are not satisfied with the first pictures.
H & S Ice Cream Social = RESCHEDULED:  The annual Ice Cream Social has been postponed for a later date so as not to conflict with the Pathfinder Pinewood Derby at Union Springs.
H & S Fundraiser – Xmas Wreaths:  The fundraiser work is now complete. The wreaths will be here around Thanksgiving time. There will be a few more items for sale if someone wants an additional item. Students who sold more than $150 will be given 10% of their sales after all the money has been turned in.
God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
  • For Mr. Erwin and Mr. MacLeod donating to finish the electrical work in Mrs. Maloon’s room.
Help and Things We Need
  • Metal bars for chin-up bars
  • Vertical blinds for both classrooms
Light-Skill of the Week:       Friendship
This past week we emphasized the light skill of friendship. Please encourage your child to allow the Holy Spirit to live in them.
No School on Friday, November 11th.
There is no school on Friday, November 11th, for Veterans Day. School will resume on Monday, November 14th.
Parent-Teacher Conferences 
Time Mrs. Maloon (gr.1-4) Mr. Maloon (gr. 5-8)
12:30 James Kenner  
  1:00   Nathaniel Palmer
  1:15 Jhonathan Guash  
  1:20   Anschel Mead
  1:40 Maya Martinez  
  2:00 Jacquelyn Martinez  
  2:20 Ethan Curtis  
  2:40   Megan Curtis
  3:00   Armani Cole
  4:20 Donald Gibson  
  4:30 Johan Pauta  
  4:40   Missy Marciniak
  5:00 Jordan Pierce Mary Marciniak
  5:20 Htoo Sar Key Jaquawn Williams
  5:40 Akire Davis Hsar Hser Doe
 6:00   - - - -  board mtg - -
 6:20   - - -  board mtg - -
 6:40   - - -  board mtg - -
 7:00   Megan Curtis
Thanksgiving Break:
Thanksgiving break starts at noon on Wednesday, November 23rd, and continues through November 27th. School will resume on Monday, November 28th.
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 are working on 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! We have some wonderful entries--ask your child about his or her poem.
Chimes Choir—we are in the process of learning our holiday music. The students are making huge improvements each week. We are excited about touring, and playing for our Christmas program on Sabbath, Dec. 17 at Buffalo Suburban Church. Mark that day on your calendar and plan on bringing family.
This week In SS, we are studying about the US government and free enterprise. To assist the students in grasping the concept of investors, profit, marketing, and economy, we have started a classroom business. First, we concentrated on investors. We invited people to invest in our company, with a promise of a return with interest. We made our first batch of popcorn and discovered that quality control was an issue. Most of this batch was used for sampling and perfecting the recipe, but we did sell our first bag of popcorn and framed the dollar! Learning by trial and error, the students are discovering the necessity of marketing their product…
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
  • There is a grade report today. This is the beginning of the new quarter. Make sure your child stays on top of his or her work this quarter.
  • Book Reports!  October book reports were due this week. Make sure your child works on it this weekend, if he or she did not do it. In November, all book reports are on something
  • Book-It Program Returns Starting with the month of October, students in grades 5-8 are eligible to receive a free Pizza Hut personal pan pizza for reading at least 200 pages (or 300 pages for grade 8) per month. Please fill out the reading authorization form (found on-line at www.BSCAonline.org) and return it to school.
  • Academy Days on Monday and Tuesday.