BA-CFA Sunday Message for April 28, 2019

Friday, May 3

Friday is an 11:30 dismissal.  Brevard Academy After-School will not be open and lunch will not be served.  All buses except for the Boys and Girl’s bus will run.


Progress Reports and MAP results

Due to the short amount of time between Parent Conferences and the mid-term, progress reports will not be sent home in a paper format.  All parents in grades 2-8 are encouraged to login to PowerSchool after 5:00 pm on May 3rd in order to check a student’s grade.  All teachers will contact you if your child’s grade has dropped a letter grade between the conference and now.  MAP results will be sent home once all testing is complete and we have had the opportunity to verify the reports.


End of Year Activities

Last week a letter may have come home with your child containing incorrect details regarding end of year activities.  I apologize for this mistake.  I will send the corrected version home tomorrow.  The updated activities are listed below:

End of Grade Testing for students in grades 3-8:

May 17–EOG Science 5th/8th

May 21–EOG 3rd-8th English Language Arts

May 22–EOG/EOC Math 3rd-8th


End of Year Celebrations:

May 15–Athletic Banquet–5:00 pm, BA Gym

May 24–Honor Roll 2nd-7th grade at 2:15-2:55 pm

May 27–Memorial Day–No School

May 28–Field Day, 1:00 pm Dismissal

May 29–9:30-11:30 am 8th Grade Graduation and Awards, 1:00 pm Dismissal

May 30–Whole-School Awards–Dismissal at 1:00 pm

8:00-10:30 am Classroom Awards and Kindergarten Graduation
11:00-12:30 pm Whole School Awards Ceremony
Please be aware that we will not offer a school lunch the last day of school. Teachers will let you know if they are serving food the morning of May 30.


Calendar Change (May 28-30)

The last 3 days of the school year, May 28-30, will be 1:00 pm dismissals.  These are days reserved for end of year activities.  BA After-School will be open on May 28 and 29 beginning at 1:00 pm.


After School Pick Up Lines

As school is coming to an end, please use the following guidelines for picking up children in the afternoon car line.  Please park in the designated visitor parking spots until the following start times.  Use the clock on the sign for consistent start times.  Start the first line at 2:30 pm.  The second line must be kept clear until 2:40 pm as this allows parents to enter and leave the school to get their students for appointments or who are sick.  If you begin this line prior to 2:40 pm and a parent needs to leave with a sick child, we will ask you to move out of the second line that is blocking the parent’s ability to leave school.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Safety is always our first priority.


Collect your Change

Prior to Spring Break, we were challenged by a donor to raise $500.  If we can collect $500 in change, the donor will match the donation.  These funds will be used to buy benches for our outdoor areas.  Change collection will begin on Tuesday.


May 11 Cornhole Tournament

Think you are the boss of toss? Join us at the Lumberyard for a full day of cornhole, food trucks, Oscar Blues brews and other tasty beverages! The open division will award $300 for first place, $150 for second place and your entry fee covered for third. New to the game? Grab a friend and compete in our amateur division. Great prizes available for the winners! Raffles and giveaways along with amazing auction items will occur throughout the day. There will be free games for kids too!


See our website for registration details.


Best of WNC

Help spread the word about Brevard Academy by voting us Best in The Mountain Xpress’s annual Best of WNC.  Follow the link on our website to vote.


Soccer Update


The week of the 29th-Conference playoff game at 4:00 pm at Shining Rock. If we win the game on the 29th, we will move onto the next round of conference playoffs. If we do not win, we are done with the season. Tuesday, April 30th, playoff conference: We will only know the game time when we know who wins the game on the 29th.   I will keep you posted!


PTO News

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: If you have helped with any of the PTO events this year, (or as a volunteer for the school) we would like to thank you at the volunteer breakfast this Thursday, May 2 after drop off.  Stop by, grab a coffee and breakfast, and visit with other parents!  Please RSVP to:


Staff appreciation week is coming up on May 6-10.  Teachers/Room parents will send home some information for each class to get involved!  Supplies are always good this time of year, so send in some items to your homeroom teachers so they can restock their classrooms.


Please join us on May 6 for Zaxby’s night to support our teacher appreciation week!  Eat in or take out from 5-close.


Thanks to all who have donated to the basket themes for the Board Cornhole Tournament/Silent Auction.  We need all donations sent into the office or classrooms by this Wed, May 1st, so we can organize the baskets and purchase additional items needed for the auction.


Thanks for your support!


Volunteer and Donation Opportunities


Classroom volunteers needed.  If you are interested in helping students struggling in math or reading in a variety of grades, please contact Trudy Pierron at




Support Brevard Academy


Remember to select Brevard Academy through Amazon Smile to support your favorite school.  Link your Ingles Advantage card to Brevard Academy and sign up a neighbor.


Consider advertising your business in our gymnasium.  Please email Mr. Duncan if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship levels.


If you need financial assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 828-885-3111 or at


If you love Brevard Academy, consider posting a review on Facebook, Google Reviews, or Great Schools.  Word of mouth is our best advertising.  Thank you in advance.  #ILoveBACFA


Feedback, Student Growth, and Safety

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


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Have a great rest of your Sunday and…Go Bulldogs!  #ILoveBACFA



Happening this week at Brevard Academy


Monday, April 29


Spring MAP Make-Up
Soccer – @ SR – 4:00 pm Conference Tournament
Tuesday, April 30

Wings to Soar Program – 1:00 -2:00  pm in the Gym
Soccer – @ SR – 4:00 Conference Tournament TBD
Wednesday, May 1


Happy Birthday Ms. Dalton!
Thursday, May 2


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – May 2nd Thursday 7:50-9:00 am.
1st grade Nutrition class 1:15-2:00 pm
DARE Graduation Picnic @ Sycamore Flats 5th Grade
Travel Band Trip Leaving – Savannah/Atlanta Overnight Kimberly – Band Trip
Friday, May 3

11:30 Dismissal
EC Free Rein 8:30 – 11:30 am
K-2 Forest Clean Up
Travel Band Trip
Saturday, May 4

Travel Band Trip
Monday, May 6

Teacher Appreciation
Staff vs Students Tennis Match 4:00 – 6:00 pm Brevard College Tennis Courts