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March 10th - 17th, 2022
Topic Summary:
  • Back-to-back league titles for High School Girls Basketball
  • Track practice starts on Monday, March 14th 
  • High School Preview Night, also on Monday, March 14th 
  • March Mathness is RUNNING WILD!
  • Dress Down raises $700 for Ukrainian relief 
  • Nurse's Desk Update
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

BCA's High School Girls Basketball team defeated the Rhode Island School for the Deaf 32-23 to win the league championship! The entire team played well — Erin Young led all scorers while Joy Cassidy and Morgan Fisher hit huge 3-pointers to help secure the title. The high school girls won the league title back in 2020, which counts as back-to-back championships.

Congrats to the girls and Coach Cassidy!

TRACK PRACTICE STARTS ON MONDAY, MARCH 14th

The first track practice is scheduled for Monday, March 14th, from 3:00 to 4:15PM in Cedar Hall. Students will be expected to make all scheduled practices and meets.
 

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW NIGHT ALSO ON MONDAY, MARCH 14th

High School Preview Night is March 14th at 7:00 PM! All Middle School parents and students are invited to attend a one-hour walkthrough and discussion about the programs, opportunities, and day-to-day life as a High School student at Barrington Christian Academy. This event is open to the public, too, so please invite anyone (friends/family/fellow church members) who might like to attend. Click here to register.
 

IT’S TIME FOR MARCH MATHNESS

Let March “Mathness” begin! Elementary school students are on a month-long math challenge to score 20,000 points by completing math lessons (2-pointer) and earning certificates (3-pointer) through DreamBox Learning. Lessons are aligned to individual MAP scores aimed at improving areas of growth.  There are no busted brackets in this challenge, just a slam dunk for learning.


DRESS DOWN DAYS RAISE FUNDS FOR UKRAINIAN RELIEF

BCA Students raised $700 through their “Dress Down Friday” donations which will go to Second Baptist Church in East Providence, and their programs supporting Ukrainian churches and missionaries. 


NURSE’S DESK UPDATE

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 at BCA for the second week in a row! 

Rhode Island is seeing a downward trend in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Because the CDC has introduced new guidance for defining COVID-19 risk levels in communities which factors hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new cases in an area, the CDC has identified Rhode Island as being at the low community level. 

According to the RIDOH, "COVID-19 is now a preventable, treatable disease". Praise God!

  • Parents are still encouraged to screen their children and keep them home when they are sick or have symptoms. 
  • Remember the 24-hour rule when it comes to fever or vomiting or diarrhea. Keep your children home for at least 24 hours after having vomiting or diarrhea or a fever >/= 100 F per pre-covid school health protocols. 
  • Lots of stomach bugs this time of year, so please remember the 24-hour rule!
  • Testing with a PCR is strongly recommended for a cough or two or more symptoms, but a negative rapid or at-home test is now acceptable to return to school. 
  • Social distancing is no longer required, but the entire class/group will be considered exposed. However, all students in an exposed class/group can remain at school as long as they are symptom-free (per Monitor to Stay). 
  • Mixing of grades is now possible and so is eating in cafeterias again!
  • Masks are no longer required on school buses. 
  • Use of water fountains will be resumed.
  • We will still be optimizing ventilation at school and encouraging sanitizing of hands and disinfecting desks, etc. 
  • Notifications of cases will still be sent via communicator

The updated Playbook Version 9.0 is available online: https://health.ri.gov/publications/guidance/Outbreak-Response-Protocols-Pre-K-12.pdf. A summary of the changes can be found on page 3. 

These two RIDOH requirements currently remain in place: 

  • Students or staff who test positive must still isolate at home for 5 days
  • Unvaccinated household contacts must still quarantine at home for 5 days after the last day of exposure.

Upcoming Events

This Week
  • Monday, March 14th
    High School Preview Night
Looking Further Ahead
  • Friday, March 18th
    NO SCHOOL (Spiritual Renewal Day)
  • Wednesday, March 23rd
    Basketball Awards Night
  • Friday, March 25th
    In-School (no longer Distance Learning)

Teacher Spotlight

Mr. Mark Erik Weber
Yearbook Teacher + Soccer Coach
+ Afterschool Care

 
Birthday: December 24th 
Birthplace: Jamestown, NY  
Where Did You Grow Up? Bend, Oregon
Any Siblings? Older brother Mike
What Teacher Inspired You? My 5th Grade Teacher, Mr. Seems 
What Was Your Favorite Class? Student Council
Role models as a kid? My mom and my grandfather
High School Mascot: Bend High Lava Bears (yes, really) 
High School Activities? Soccer, Track, Debate, Student Council 
What College Did You Graduate From? Arizona State & The University of Rhode Island
How Many Years as an Educator? Two
How Many Years at BCA? Three
Favorite Color: Midnight Blue
Favorite Movie? Aliens 
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (KJV)
Favorite Food: Pibb Xtra
Do You Have Any Pets? A seven-toed cat (Collin) and a dog (Emma) 
Do you have any children? Derek & Elizabeth  
Favorite Athlete? Lou Gehrig & Pat Tillman  
Best Event You Ever Attended? 1998 Rose Bowl (ASU vs. Ohio State) 
Do You Have A Secret Talent? Quick basic math computation  
What’s A Game You Usually Win? Chess
What’s Something You Are Proud Of? I’ve never called out sick

Important Dates

No School
professional development for teachers
In-Person School
not a distance learning day

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