BA-CFA Sunday Message–November 26, 2017

November 26, 2017

Good afternoon,

This is Ted Duncan, Director of Brevard Academy.  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Break.  We return to school tomorrow kicking off our winter spirit week.  Below are the highlights happening at the school this week.

Spirit Week

This week we are celebrating Spirit Week.  We will begin with America Day on Monday. Students can dress in red, white and blue to show off their American pride. Tuesday will be Pajama Day, students can come dressed in their pajamas to show spirit.  Slippers are not allowed.  The rest of the Spirit Days are listed in the events below. All BA-CFA students are encouraged to participate in Spirit Week dress out days. If a student chooses not to participate, they are required to wear their school uniform.

Beta Club Gives Back

We are also getting into the spirit of the giving this season; Beta Club is collecting toys to donate to the Sharing House. Free admission to our basketball games will be offered this week for anyone who brings a new unwrapped toy.  The Sharing House is a community resource available to all county residents.

After School Reminder

A friendly reminder to parents for After School pick up to please come in the highway 64 entrance and park in the spaces outside the front of the school (not the gravel parking lot).  Also please ensure your child has a warm jacket. Outside temperatures drop quickly in the afternoon.

Being Prepared for Outdoor Education

Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and some 8th grade students have Outdoor Education every week this quarter. As it gets colder, please be sure that your child is prepared to be outside for 45 minutes with a jacket, hat, and gloves as appropriate.

Compost Containers Needed!

The Brevard Academy Green Team is working on starting a school-wide compost program. We need plastic containers with a sealing lid for each classroom to collect compost. CLEAN gallon ice cream tubs like the ones pictured work great for this. Any other large bowl or small bucket with a sealing lid will also work great! Please put all containers in the collection bin in the front office from now until November 30.

Girls in the Run Collection

Girls on the Run is doing a community impact project. They are collecting slightly used or new pet supplies for the Rosman Animal Shelter. There will be boxes in the hallways on Monday and fliers on the walls throughout the school. Girls on the Run will collect the boxes on the Thursday after Thanksgiving Break (November 30th). If you wish, you may contribute money by giving it to your homeroom teacher.  Girls on the Run will use the money to purchase additional supplies.

News from the PTO

Bowling Date Reschedule

The Middle School bowling night has been rescheduled to Friday, December 8th from 5-7pm.  The event will be held at the Rockin’ Bowl in Brevard.  Parents will need to walk their student into the Rockin’ Bowl to sign in and later sign out their child.  RSVPs are required to attend and due by Friday, December 1st along with the $12 fee for the event.  The RSVP slip is on the bottom of the attached invite.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 27

HOME Basketball game vs. Veritas 4:30/5:30
Mid-Term Ends
Spirit Week- America Monday.  Pull out the red, white, and blue and show your American pride.

Tuesday, November 28

HOME basketball game vs. New Dimensions 4:30/5:30
Spirit Week-Pajama Day.  Wear your favorite pajamas to school but please wear school appropriate footwear, no slippers.

Wednesday, November 29

G&B Basketball Practice-Pickup at 5:00
Spirit Week- Superheroes vs. Villains.  Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain. Outfits may not include masks, facepaint or weapons.

Thursday, November 30

Home Basketball Game Vs. Shining Rock at 4:30/5:30
Spirit Week- Dress to Impress.  Let’s class up the school by having everyone dress to the nines.

Friday, December 1

AWAY Basketball tournament at Emmanuel Lutheran
Spirit Week-Class Colors.  Show your class spirit and wear your class colors! Every class has been assigned a different color to wear.  Kindergarten-green , First Grade-white, Second Grade-red, Third Grade-yellow, Fourth Grade-orange, Fifth Grade-black, Sixth Grade-purple, Seventh Grade-blue, Eighth Grade-Camo or Tye Dye.

Saturday, December 2

AWAY Basketball tournament at Emanuel Lutheran

Sunday, December 3

GOTR 5k in Asheville

Monday, December 4

Progress Reports Come home
Week of Giving with Everything Teacher
G&B Basketball Practice-Pickup at 5:00

Please contact your child’s teacher for specific information about grade level activities.

Volunteer Opportunities and Donations Needed:

Lost and Found

We need a volunteer to take the lost and found home to clean it and return any useable items to the school for PTO consignment.  If you are interested in helping out with this project, please email me at

Please check your email or our website for the events for the week and volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for choosing Brevard Academy and supporting your child’s education.

Have a great rest of your evening and….

Go Bulldogs!