hikeThe Outdoors Club is off on another adventure!

The next activity will be an apple picking/corn maze trip on Saturday, November 8th. More information about this trip will be available shortly. Students must turn in all of the forms below and payment by Tuesday, Nov. 4th in order to participate in this activity. Please see Miss Moreau for details about this trip and the Outdoors Club.

Interested students must complete the following forms and pay a $75 deposit.


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

Our Beyond the Books events are designed to give parents, community members, and prospective new families 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 next scheduled tour is Thursday, October 23rd at 8:30 am on our Lower School campus at 97 Oxford Avenue. We hope to see you at a tour soon!

report20cardJust a reminder that the first quarter will end on Tuesday, October 28th. Report cards will be posted on Veracross for middle and high school students on Tuesday, November 4th.

On November 4th, 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 1.”

Please note that the Elementary trimester ends on Monday, November 4th. 


parent_connection2The Parent Connection–the PTO group of BCA–is inviting parents to join them for coffee at Mann Orchards in Methuen on Friday, October 24th from 8:30 – 9:30 am. This informal gathering is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and hear about the latest activities of the Parent Connection. There are always great ways to participate and become more involved in the school!

We hope to see you at this event!

bball teams editedTis the season (almost!)…

Basketball and Cheerleading signups are now open on the website. Go to the Become a Sentinel page on the website and signup now for the 2014-2015 basketball season.

You must complete both the BCA Athletics Sport Sign-Up Form and the Athletics Waiver and Fee Form. Forms and sports fees are due before the season begins.


pumkinsOn Friday, October 10th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Bradford Elementary, the Sentinels cheerleaders are hosting a Harvest Family Game Night!

This is a school-wide event, and all are encouraged to attend! Students in grades 1-6 must have a parent accompany them to the event.

Several fun activities are planned:

  • Flag football and basketball games
  • Card games and dice games
  • Mario Cart Wii and Just Dance
  • Pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, face painting
  • Pie-eating and donut-eating contests
  • Food, drinks, and so much more!


Permission slips for this event are due by Thursday, October 9th. Please click here to download a permission slip. Admission is $2 to enter the event, and each game is $1 to play.

Hope to see you there!

News UnosOn Wednesday, October 1st, please come and support our school at Uno Restaurant, 30 Cushing Avenue, off Rte 125 (located on the Haverhill/Plaistow border). Uno will donate 20% of your check to Bradford on dine-in or take-out lunch, dinner, and snacks!

Tickets are available by clicking here, or in the school offices. Please present your ticket to your waitstaff.

Please tell your friends and family, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at Unos!

IMG_0791The Sentinels Cheerleading squad is holding a fundraising Car Wash on Saturday, October 4th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the New Life Christian Assembly of God church located at 986 Main Street, Haverhill.

The cheerleaders are raising funds to purchase new uniforms and attend a cheer clinic before their basketball season starts. Donations of any amount are accepted!

We hope to see you there!

applesOn Friday, October 3rd, our Elementary students will visit Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury.

Students will leave BCA at 9:30 am and return around 12:30 pm.  There will be no pizza lunch that day, so please pack a bag lunch for a picnic at the farm.  Students will be transported by BCA teachers and parent volunteers.  

Please leave a car seat at the school the morning of our trip.  Please click here to view the permission slip for more details.

dance-banner1NEW DATE!!! Please join us on Friday, October 17th from 7:00 – 9:30 pm for the first high school dance of the year!

The dance will be held at the Atkinson Community Center. The cost for attending the dance is $15. Permission slips are due on Wednesday, Oct. 15th and may be downloaded here.

Students are encouraged to wear white shirts. Please remember that all clothing must adhere to our dress code policy.

See you on the dance floor!

Parent teacher conferencesHigh School Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 16th.

If you are interested in meeting with any of your student’s teachers, please contact BCA with your time preferences and the list of teachers that you would like to see. Conference appointments are every 15 minutes per teacher from 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Teachers are available during the school day if they have an open period.

Please contact Connie Gilford at 978-373-7960 or at connie.gilford@bradfordchristianacademy.org to schedule your conferences. We will try our best to accommodate your requests.

Curriculum-Night***Curriculum Night for High School Parents originally scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to extensive student and teacher illness.***

The specific curriculum information planned for tonight will be included in the material delivered to you during the High School Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for October 16.

Please contact Connie Gilford at the high school at 978-373-7960 or connie.gilford@bradfordchristianacademy.org to schedule your appointment for the parent/teacher conferences for that date. In addition, please contact Connie Gilford if you are experiencing any problems with your Veracross account.


Bradford 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:

Elementary Parents: Thursday, September 18th from 6:00-6:45 pm

Middle School Parents:  Thursday, September 18th from 7:00-8:00 pm

High School Parents:  Thursday, September 25th from 7:00-8:00 pm–CANCELED

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

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to Reaching Out! This page is designed to keep you informed about current Community Service opportunities!

Students are required to do a minimum of 15 hours of community service for each year at BCA. Hours spent working for most non-profit organizations meet this requirement. Some school-sponsored activities also meet the requirement. Students should submit the logged hours on the Community Service Sheet to the school office and the Dean of Students as they accrue. Students are encouraged to go above and beyond this amount.  Any student in need of community service opportunities should contact the Mrs. Cottrell at the Lower School.

Current Community Service Opportunities:

On Sunday, September 28th from 12:00-3:00 pm at the Haverhill YMCA, there will be several local organizations participating in the 1st Annual Haverhill Volunteer Expo.

Find a volunteer opportunity in Greater Haverhill that’s right for you! Students and adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. Organizations participating include:

  • Ruth’s House
  • Haverhill YMCA
  • Emmaus
  • Team Haverhill
  •  Merrimack Valley Hospital
  • Community Action
  • Haverhill Boys & Girls Club

Prom photosSay, “Cheese”!

Tamara Panza of Genesis Artistry Photography is coming to BCA to take student photos. The Lower School student pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 7th at 8:00 am, and the High School student pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 8th at 8:15 am.

Order forms and envelopes will be sent home with students. Click here to download an order form. Please return the forms with payment on or before picture day. Students should bring their envelopes with them even if a picture order is not being submitted.

Parent teacher conferencesLower School parent teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 7th.

PLEASE NOTE: The Lower School will have an early dismissal this day. Students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Oct. 7th.

If you are interested in meeting with any of your student’s teachers, please contact BCA with your time preferences and the list of teachers that you would like to see. Conference appointments are every 15 minutes per teacher from 12:15 pm-6:00 pm. Teachers are available during the school day if they have an open period.

Please email Briana Spohr at briana.spohr@bradfordchristianacademy.org to schedule your conferences. We will try our best to accommodate your requests.

High School conferences will be held on Thursday, October 16th. More information to follow next week.