Sunday Message from BA-CFA–February 11, 2018

February 11, 2018

Good afternoon,

This is Ted Duncan, Director of Brevard Academy, with important information and highlights for the upcoming week.

February 16th and 19th

Friday, February 16 is an 11:30 Dismissal.  Buses will run, but lunch will not be served.  All students must be picked up by noon.  BA-CFA will be closed on February 19 for Presidents’ Day.

Calendar Changes

Due to the last two delays, our calendar has been revised to meet the 1025 hour school calendar law. You are able to download a copy of the calendar from our website.

May 31st will be a full day.

June 1st (Dismissal Time To Be Determined based on weather).

Distracted Driving in Carline

Please use safe driving practices in our carline and put cell phones down while driving on campus.  We want to keep all staff and students safe.

Soccer Practice

Soccer practice begins this week! We will practice on Tuesday and Wednesday after school. Pick up is 4:30. Please be sure your child packs cleats, shin guards, and a water bottle.

Tennis Starting Up

Practice will start Wednesday, February 21st.  An interest meeting will be held this week at school.  Please make sure your child has signed up with Coach Jones if he/she is interested.  Practices will be held at Silvermont at 3:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45. Matches will be on some Tuesdays and Thursdays. More information will be coming home this week.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Join us at Jaime’s Creole Brasserie this Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00pm for a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration including a gourmet meal, drinks and live music. We are excited to continue what has quickly become one of the largest annual events in Brevard.  All donations will benefit Brevard Academy, allowing us to continue offering our students an unrivaled educational experience.

Tickets can be purchased for $60.00 at Jaime’s Creole Brasserie, 828-883-3388 or at school. If you are unable to attend but would still like to help Brevard Academy reach its fundraising goal, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Brevard Academy, 1110 Hendersonville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 or by visiting brevard.teamcfa.school.  Help us remain the top choice for families K-8 in WNC!

Yearbooks

It’s officially yearbook season! Our student run yearbook staff has been hard at it creating a one of a kind masterpiece! Yearbooks cost $40. Please attach your cash or check, made payable to Brevard Academy, to the order form and return it to your students homeroom teacher. We will only order a few extras this year so please reserve your child a yearbook today!  .

Duke Energy Challenge

Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy this school year. That’s a year’s worth of electricity for two homes! We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit and use it to make their homes energy-efficient. The FREE kits from Duke Energy contain items like LED bulbs, a low-flow shower head, and other useful gadgets that can make a big difference toward saving energy at home. If we meet the challenge, our school will automatically win $250. Take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

PTO News

Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops to support our PTO during our Spring Contest!  Contest ends February 26th.

Scholastic book fair is coming to our school in February!  Join us February 20th-23rd for our annual book fair.  We will have a family night on February 22nd, with a guest reader, activities, snacks and books for sale!  We hope you can join us and support our classroom libraries!

Happening This Week at Brevard Academy

Monday, February 12

Theater Rehearsal-Pickup at 5:00 in gym
Prospective student lunch 5th grade

Tuesday, February 13

Prospective middle school student lunch
Soccer Practice 3:30-4:30
Mardi Gras fundraiser 6:00

Wednesday, February 14

Mid-term ends
Valentine’s Day
Soccer Practice 3:30-4:30

Thursday, February 15

Theater Rehearsal-Pickup at 5:00 in gym

Friday, February 16

½ day, dismissal @ 11:30
Book Fair -BA ½ GYM
Monday, February 19

No School-Presidents Day

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

Volunteer Opportunities:

Tour Guides

We offer tours to prospective parents every Thursday on a drop in basis.  If you are able to help out with these tours, we would love to have you as you are always our best advertisement.  If you are interested, please email me at tduncan@brevardacademy.school with the subject line “Tour Guide.”  You can also sign up directly here.

Donations Needed:

Cereal Boxes

Theater Club could use your help. Do you have boxes you’ve been meaning to get rid of? We are collecting cereal boxes (or other large thin cardboard boxes) to make masks. We also need LARGE cardboard boxes (larger than a toaster, or tall thin boxes) for other props in the upcoming musical. So when you’ve finished a box of cereal, or ordered something off of Amazon, please consider donating your box! Smaller boxes can be sent in with students, and larger boxes can be dropped off at the office. Thank you for your support!

Support Brevard Academy

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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!
#ILoveBA