ParkingLotStudents who are driving themselves to school need to obtain a parking pass from Mrs. Gilford in the high school office.

The cost is $40 and checks should be made payable to Northpoint Bible College.

Curriculum-NightBradford will soon host our annual Curriculum Night for parents. Parents will experience a “day in the life of your student” by moving through an abbreviated daily schedule. Classroom teachers will give parents a sense of what their student will be learning in the class and how the class is managed. Our Curriculum Night schedule is:

Lower School Parents:  Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 pm

High School Parents:  Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm

Due to space constraints, these will be parent-only events. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

flash driveReminder! All middle school students are required to have a flash drive for their technology class.

Any flash drive with 1 GB of memory or higher is acceptable. Please have students label their flash drives with their names.

News convocationOn Friday, September 12 from 1:30 - 2:45 pm, grades 5-12 will participate in our annual Convocation Chapel. Families are welcome to attend this special event. Students in grades 5-8 will be taken by bus to the First Church of Christ, located at 10 Church Street in Bradford. Middle School students will be dismissed immediately following the Convocation at 2:45 pm from First Church of Christ. High School students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm from the high school pick up circle on the Northpoint campus.

We hope you join us on September 12 as we reflect and worship as a school community.

2014 hoodieGet Sentinels hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, and more! This year parents and students can order several different Sentinels branded items in our first ever Flash Store sale.

Please click here to access the Flash Store. Orders must be placed by Sunday, September 7 and will be shipped directly to parents.

announcementHigh School students may add or drop classes up until Wednesday, September 10.

To add or drop classes, students should fill out the Add/Drop Slip and secure the signatures of the teachers, their parents, and the Dean of Academics. Students, who have gathered all signatures, should turn their Add/Drop Slips into Connie Gilford, who will create their revised schedules.

Arts, visual, verticalThe high school doors open at 7:45 am. Students are expected to be in their homerooms by 8:05. The High School dismisses at 3:00 pm and all students should be picked up by 3:15. Students needing our extended day program and should contact Connie Gilford at the high school office. High School Students are not allowed to loiter on the Northpoint Campus.

When dropping students off and picking them up, parents should enter the Northpoint Bible College campus driveway via South Main Street on the corner of Kingsbury Avenue. Cars should then proceed around the one-way horseshoe driveway in a counterclockwise direction until they reach the long side of the Hasseltine/Classroom Building. BCA staff will be supervising students at the drop-off and pick-up point for the safety of the students. Please go around the entire horseshoe and do not drive straight across to cut the line. Parents are asked to move up as the family in front of your car moves away. Please do not leave you vehicles unattended. Any parent needing park should use the parking lot off South Park Street located behind the Hasseltine/Classroom Building. To exit, cars continue back to South Main Street using the exit closest to South Park Street.

We appreciate your efforts to make arrival/dismissal time safe and orderly for our students and for the people living in the surrounding neighborhood.

Brandon Yeo photoBradford Christian Academy is very pleased to announce that Brandon Yeo will join our staff as the new Athletic Director and Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, starting August 11th.  Mr. Yeo comes with extensive experience as a Varsity Basketball Coach, Athletic Director, and Youth Pastor both here in New England and in the Midwest.

Mr. Yeo has coached Boys’ Varsity Basketball for Portsmouth Christian Academy in Dover, NH and for Concord Christian Academy in Concord, NH, as wells as Men’s Basketball for Hesser College in Manchester, NH. His responsibilities included creating schedules, working with pre-season preparation, conducting player evaluations, implementing offensive and defensive strategies, developing individual players and team unity, crafting off-season programs and camps to further develop players, and coaching his teams to winning seasons, state playoffs, and the USCAA National Tournament. He was also responsible for supervising and mentoring the lower school coaching staff with specific methods and drills for improving coaching techniques, individual player abilities, and team skills to enhance the lower school athletic programs and create feeder programs for the high school.

With his tremendous entrepreneurial talent and personal energy, Mr. Yeo has also created, organized, and coached and his own AAU travel basketball team, called Trifecta Basketball, operating in the Northwood, NH area. Through Trifecta Basketball, Mr. Yeo works with individual players and his teams to build skills and self-confidence on and off the court. Mr. Yeo is committed to the academic success, spiritual development, and athletic skills of each of his players, and he has coached his players to attaining their college goals of playing Division I, II or III for the NCAA.

As Athletic Director at New Life Christian Academy in Fort Gratiot, MI, Mr. Yeo was responsible for growing the athletics offerings, scheduling team seasons, fundraising for athletic gear, hiring and mentoring additional coaches, purchasing and maintaining equipment, and monitoring academic eligibility for all student athletes. Additionally, Mr. Yeo has worked as a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor-in-Training in New England and Michigan, where he focused his teaching and preaching skills into the spiritual development of the youth within his churches.

Mr. Yeo has attended Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA as well as the Leadership Training Institute, in Port Huron, MI, earning an Associates of Ministry. Currently, he is also near to completing his degree in Sports Management from Cowley College in Charles Town, WV. We are extraordinarily excited about Mr. Yeo’s vision for our BCA Sentinel future as he prepares to launch our school into our next phase of athletic growth and competition. Please join us in warmly welcoming Brandon Yeo to the Bradford Christian Academy team.

Loren Stevens
Dean of Academics

Vicki Kennedy
Head of School

calendarThe school calendar for 2014 – 2015 has been released. Please note that school begins before Labor Day this year. To download a copy of the calendar, please click here.

We look forward to seeing the entire BCA community at our Back-to-School picnic on Wednesday, August 20th. Enjoy your summer!

Summer reading

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”–Groucho Marx

It’s never too early to begin thinking about getting a head start on Summer Reading!

Please click on your student’s upcoming school year/category to download the appropriate Summer Reading list.

Happy reading!

Grades 1 and 2

Grades 3 and 4–Summer Reading List

Grades 3 and 4–Paper Bag Book Report Project

Middle School

High School

 

 

 

TP 38--Middle School VerticalPlease join us for our Beyond the Books Tour!

Our Beyond the Books events are designed to give community members and prospective new parents insight into our mission and hear from real Bradford students who are the future leaders of our community. We encourage all parents to attend a tour and think about bringing someone you know who may benefit from hearing about the life-shaping work that happens here everyday.

Our schedule of upcoming tour dates will be published by the end of August. We hope to see you at a tour this fall!

report-card

4th Quarter report cards will be posted and available on Veracross for all students on Friday, June 13th.

On June 13th, you will be able to view and print a copy of your student’s report card. To do this, please log on to the Veracross site, and next to your student’s name, select “Report Cards, Quarter 4.”

CanobieOn Monday, June 9th, the entire BCA community will celebrate the end of the school year with our annual trip to Canobie Lake Park!

Students should be dropped off at the main entrance to the park at 8:45 am.

Students that arrive after the whole school enters the park will have to purchase their own tickets at the gate.

Students will be waiting in the front of the main entrance for pick up at 4:00 pm when the park closes. If you are planning on carpooling, please fill out the carpool portion on the permission slip. Students will not be released to anyone but a parent/guardian without this section completed.

Fuddruckers-logoOn Thursday, June 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, please come and support our school at Fuddruckers in the Village Mall, 436 Broadway, Methuen, MA. Fuddruckers will donate 20% of your check to BCA!

Printed vouchers are required for BCA to receive the donation. Vouchers are available by clicking here, or in the school offices. Please present your voucher to your waitstaff.

Come out and have dinner with your school friends before summer vacation starts! Please tell your friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you at Fuddruckers!

carwashThe 8th grade class is holding a fundraising Car Wash on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the New Life Christian, Assembly of God Church at 966 Main Street, Haverhill.

All proceeds from the car wash will go towards supporting the 8th grade La Vida trip. We hope to see you there!