Due to the many school cancellations and delays we have had this winter, we are adding two more school days
to our calendar.
The first make-up day is Monday, March 16th. This day was originally a Teacher Professional Development day, but now we will have a regular school day on March 16th.
The second make-up day will be Friday, June 5th. This day was originally scheduled to be our day at Canobie Lake Park. Instead, we will have normal classes on June 5th, and we will go to Canobie Lake Park on Monday, June 8th. June 8th will be the last school day of the year.
Also, the last day of Quarter 3 will now be Friday, March 27, with report cards posting by the close of school on Thursday, April 2nd
On Saturday, February 28th, Bradford Christian Academy will compete in the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Festival with their production of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
Throughout the 40-minute production, the audience is made privy to the instructional correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his apprentice niece, Wormwood. Through a series of letters, Screwtape coaches Wormwood in the finer points of tempting one’s “patient” away from God.
Bradford will perform at 11:15 am at the Collins Center for the Arts at Andover High School, 100 Shawsheen Rd, Andover MA. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. One ticket is valid for the entire festival, with performances beginning at 9:00 am.
The cast and crew would love an audience filled with members of the BCA community. Please join us on the 28th!
It is time to say goodbye to February and hello to March while celebrating our school spirit and preparing for our Basketball Championships! Please read through the following explanations of the week’s themes so that you are following the rules and having lots of fun.
Please note: On Monday and Thursday, the middle school and high school students have different themes. For Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, the middle and high school students are participating in the same theme each day.
Monday at the Middle School:
Middle school Spirit week will be off to a start with Hat Day. Feel free to wear the hat of your choice or your BCA hoodie hood all day! (Any hats with words will need to be appropriate and respectful.)
Monday at the High School:
Multiplicity Day or Extreme Twin Day
Find a friend or two or three or 10 or 20 people to dress the same. Jeans are allowed on this day, but only if it is clearly part of your multiplicity outfit. You must be matching in at least three different ways to qualify as a participant in this day. No pajamas or sweatpants. All no writing, no low necklines, no short hemlines, no rips, and no tears rules apply.
Tuesday at both MS & HS:
Color Wars Per Class Day
Middle School: Each class must dress in one color. Choose your color with your homeroom teacher. The class that has the most percentage of their class participating wins! Jeans are allowed if it is clearly part of the unity outfit and every member of the class wear jeans. No pajamas or sweatpants. Regular rules apply for no writing, no low neckline, no short hemline, no rips, and no tears.
High School: Each class must dress in one color: 9th grade dress in green; 10th grade dress in red; 11th grade dress in blue; and 12th grade dress in pink. Paint your face or gel your hair to match your class colors in the craziest style. The class that has the most percentage of their class participating wins! Jeans are allowed if it is clearly part of the unity outfit and every member of the class wear jeans. No pajamas or sweatpants. All no writing, no low neckline, no short hemline, no rips, and no tears rules apply.
Wednesday at both MS & HS:
Historical/Biblical/Movie/Novel Character Day
Who is someone you have always admired or found interesting in history, a movie, a novel…including the Bible? What are the qualities about that person that made him or her unique? In what place, culture, and time period did that person live? Choose a person you will be for the day – and make sure that your outfit gives others clues about who you are! Be creative with your outfits and props, but keep in mind: No pajamas or sweatpants. All writing, neckline, hemline, rips, no writing on shirts and tears rules apply. No jeans, except if your character must wear jeans.
Thursday at the Middle School:
C-Group Theme Day
You can assemble your entire C group and pick a unifying theme or costume. Jeans or nylon athletic style pants are allowed if they are clearly a part of your outfit. Be creative with your theme and props, but keep in mind: No pajamas. Regular rules apply for writing, no low necklines, no short hemlines, no rips, and no tears and for maintaining modesty.
Thursday at the High School:
Famous Pairs Day
Find a twin and dress up as famous pairs! Do you love peanut butter and jelly? How about dressing up like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, the King and Queen of Hearts, or Ketchup and Mustard? Your group can be more than just two people. You can assemble your entire class or group. Jeans are allowed if it is clearly part of the famous pairs outfit. Be creative with your famous pairs and props, but keep in mind: No pajamas or sweatpants. All no writing, no low necklines, no short hemlines, no rips, and no tears rules apply. No jeans, exception if your characters must wear jeans.
Friday at both MS & HS
Celebrate Sentinels with Blue and Gold Day
Go all out for your favorite high school basketball teams! Be a dedicated and enthusiastic Sentinel. Wear the Sentinels hoodie, a t-shirt from a BCA team or event, or your PE shirt. Wear your cheerleading outfit (with leggings) or uniform from a BCA sport that you participate in, or your theatre t-shirt from previous productions. Paint your face blue and gold or gel your hair blue and gold. You must wear at least three items that go with your personal theme to participate in this day. No jeans or pajamas. Nylon athletic style pants are allowed if they are clearly a part of your outfit. All neckline, hemline, rips, and tears rules apply.
Recently, Mrs. Kennedy sent an email to all Bradford families outlining the re-enrollment process and the tuition rates for the 2015-2016 school year.
Parents of current students must complete a re-enrollment form and submit a tuition deposit by Friday, February 14th in order to guarantee your student’s enrollment at Bradford next school year. After this date, students may re-enroll on a space-available basis. Please take a few moments to complete the re-enrollment process.
To access the re-enrollment forms, please visit the Re-enrollment tab on our website. Please contact us at 978-373-7900 (Lower School) or 978-373-7960 (High School) if you have any questions regarding the re-enrollment process.
Planning to apply for Financial Aid? Visit the Financial Aid page for helpful information about application guidelines and how to apply for financial aid for 2015-2016. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure access to financial aid funds, which are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Prospective students interested in learning more about BCA’s high school are invited to the Academy Preview on Tuesday, March 3rd.
During the 90 minute program, which runs from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, families and prospective students will meet some of BCA’s gifted and caring teachers, tour our facilities on the Northpoint Bible College campus, learn about our programs, and experience the enthusiasm of our students, learning and growing together at Bradford.
BCA’s current 8th grade families are encouraged to attend with their students to see the high school. Please spread the word and invite anyone you know who may be interested in BCA. Please call 978-373-7900 to RSVP if you plan to attend.
The Parent Connection–the PTO group of BCA–is inviting parents to join them for coffee at Mann Orchards in Methuen on Friday, March 6th from 8:30 – 9:30 am.
This 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!
The focus of this meeting will be centered around planning for Teacher Appreciation Week.
We hope to see you at this event!
Clip! Clip! It’s time to submit those little Box Tops for Education!
Those little box tops add up! So far this year we have earned over $200!
Be sure to turn yours in by Monday, February 23rd for the February submission date! Click here to learn more.
On January 31st, five BCA musicians auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Northeastern Junior District Festival. This was a wonderful experience for our students where they were able to gain confidence performing in front of judges.
Our performers were:
9th graders: Julia on the alto saxophone and Hannah on the cello
8th graders: Tino on the snare drum and timpani, Jason on the snare drum, and Brendan on the trumpet
A big congratulations to Tino who was selected to play snare drum and represent BCA at the Northeastern District Festival at Lowell High School on April 11th!
The Outdoors Club is off on another adventure!
The next activity will be a snowshoeing trip on Saturday, February 14th. For specific information about this trip and a list of what to pack, please click here. Students must turn in all of the forms below and payment by Thursday, February 12th in order to participate in this activity.
Please see Miss Moreau for details about this trip and the Outdoors Club.
For students who have not participated in any other Outdoor Club activities, please complete the following forms and submit $26 for this trip.
Introducing a new Keepers of the Faith group for moms and daughters!
Keepers of the Faith is being run by BCA moms Melissa Nickerson, Michelle McGee, and Wendy Runge The group is open to girls in grades 1-8 and their mothers.
Meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at Michelle McGee’s home. The purpose of this group is to teach faith-based life lessons. There will be a devotion, snack, and project to work on at each meeting.
The first meeting will be held on Friday, February 13th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. For more information, please contact Melissa Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please 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 on Thursday, February 26th at 8:30 am on our Lower School campus at 97 Oxford Avenue. We hope to see you at a tour soon!
On Thursday, April 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Atkinson Country Club, please join us for a Gala Event to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! In addition, we will discuss the strategic plan initiatives for 2015 and beyond!
Check back for more information in the coming weeks!
Thank you to the parents who joined us at the recent Town Hall Meeting. For those who could not attend, we have added three dates where we will present the information.
Please plan on joining us for a “Mini” Town Hall Meeting from 8:30 – 9:30 am on one of the following dates:
- Wednesday, February 11th
- Wednesday, February 25th
Vicki Kennedy will share the five goals from the preliminary strategic plan, and you will hear about some academic and co-curricular initiatives we are currently considering. The meetings will take place in Mrs. Kennedy’s office, Room 104 on the first floor of the High School Classroom Building.
We want to ensure that this plan represents the needs of our entire community, so we look forward to hearing your feedback.
There has never been a more important time to engage with our community and learn about what is happening at BCA. Your participation will really make a difference.
On Saturday, January 31st from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, BCA will simulate the SAT test.
This simulation test is required by all juniors taking the mandatory SAT Preparation Class as part of our curriculum. Our SAT Preparation class is held in partnership with The Princeton Review.
Mr. Burgess, who teaches our SAT preparation class, will proctor this exam at the high school in Room 302. Please return the permission slip by Friday, January 30th.
It’s almost that time of year! Re-enrollment information for the 2015-2016 school year will be sent in the coming weeks.
Watch your email and News of Note for more information!