Sunday Message from Mr. Duncan–February 5, 2017

February 5, 2017

Mardi Gras in the Mountains
Mark your calendar for February 28. Join us for an evening of Masquerade, Music, and Cuisine at Jamie’s Creole Brasserie. Mardi Gras in the Mountains is a benefit for Brevard Academy. Tickets can be purchased at the school or by calling 828-883-3388.

Girls Basketball Takes 2nd Place
The Girls Basketball Team took 2nd place in the Blue Ridge Mountain Conference Tournament. Congratulations on a great year!

Soccer Season is Underway
Soccer practice will be on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning this week from 3:00-4:45pm. All interested 5th-8th graders are invited to come. Players need to bring a water bottle, shin guards and regular running shoes as we are not using cleats on our field yet. If possible, also bring a soccer ball. Parent information and game schedules will go home with the players after practice on Friday. Pick up will be at BA-CFA promptly at 4:45pm. For any questions please contact Trudy Pierron at tpierron@brevardacademy.school.

Student Intent to Return Forms for 2017-2018 school year
We hope that all students plan to return to us for next school year. The form is available also on our homepage. Hard copies are available in the front office. Please return by February 17.

Recruit a Student
We are accepting initial enrollment packets for the 2017-2018 school year and we need your help. Tell a friend what you love about Brevard Academy and help us increase our enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. If you want to be included in our parent testimonials, please email Kimberly Best and tell her why you love Brevard Academy. She can be reached at kbest@brevardacademy.school.

Brevard Rec. Department Play the Day Away, February 20, 2017
Parents must register online at countyrec.org or go by the rec dept. to register. They can pay online or at the rec department. Registration and payment must be completed before 2/17. The hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Parents can call for more info at 884-3156.

Online Lunch Ordering Feedback
Our online lunch system has been a big success. On average, we have recovered 10-15 minutes of instructional time in the classroom per day. Over the course of a school year, this is will have a major impact on student achievement. As we look to improve, we want your feedback. Please take a few minutes and let us know how the online ordering system worked for you. Please click here for a brief survey.

News from the PTO

PTO Meeting
The PTO will meet on Monday at 8:30. We hope to see you there.

BoxTops
February is the last month to turn in your Box Tops this school year. We’ve already submitted more than $850 (that’s 8,500 BoxTops!) and hope to reach our goal of $1,000! Please send in BoxTops with your child no later than February 28th.

Thank you for supporting your child’s education.

Go Bulldogs!

Events for the week

Monday, February 6

  • PTO Meeting 8-9:30am

Tuesday, February 7

  • No events planned

Wednesday, February 8

  • BA-CFA Board Meeting 5:00 pm in gym
  • Envirothon practice Mrs.York 3:30-4:30

Thursday, February 9–100th Day

  • Open House Tours  for prospective families
  • K-2 Music concert & Art showcase 5:30, 3-5 Music concert & Art showcase 6:15

Friday, February 10

  • 3rd grade field trip to Launch

Volunteer Opportunities:  If you can help with any of the items below, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Trudy Pierron, at tpierron@brevardacademy.school.  We appreciate you in advance.

Small student group leader as a math or reading helper once a week.
If you have experience creating a newsletter, we could use your help.

Building Volunteer Needs:  Please contact Tim Prey at tprey@brevardacademy.school if you can help with any of them items below:

Playgrounds: Rake mulch and remove stones.
Picnic Tables:  Dismantle damaged ones, repair others-  you will need some tools/materials.
Weeds: Remove weeds in rocky areas, weed eating around edges of building.