Sunday Message for September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

Good afternoon,

I hope that this message finds you well.  This past week, reminded me of the importance of conversation.  I met with parents on Tuesday for my first Ted Talk and gained valuable insights into our school its strengths and areas where we can improve.  On Wednesday, I saw highly engaged parents talking with their children and parents about academics.   Conversation, discussion and debate are at the heart of problem solving and education. In our busy world, conversation can take a backseat to what we perceive as matters that are more important.  The intent behind our dedicated parent teacher conference day was to allow time for conversations to take place.

It is my aim to keep our conversations going in order to improve Brevard Academy.  In order to expand our conversations, I am updating my website regularly with newsletters to offer academic help and parenting articles in the hopes of becoming a better resource for you.  On Tuesday night, we will host our annual Title 1 night focusing on how you can help support your child at home.  The evening starts at 5:30 pm.  We will have a Jet’s Pizza dinner.  You can RSVP below, on Facebook, by calling the school, or emailing

As always, I value your feedback and want to hear what you think.  Let me know what you thought of our dedicated conference day, good times for the next Ted Talk, and the resources on my website or whatever else is on your mind.  Submit feedback any time via email at

Your children.  Our mission.

Go Bulldogs!

Title 1 Night RSVP

We are hosting our annual Title 1 night on October 2 from 5:30-6:30 pm.  We will have a Jet’s Pizza Dinner and discuss ways to help your child succeed at school.  Please RSVP by calling the office, emailing or filling out the form here.

Brevard Academy Supports The Hope Chest

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  As always, we will hold our annual PINK OUT event.  We have set a school-wide goal of 100% participation in raising funds for PINK OUT.  If your child sends in $1 or more, he or she can wear PINK to our school-wide PINK OUT assembly on Tuesday, October 16th.  The more pink the better! For each homeroom/classroom that has 100% participation, (every student sends in $1 or more), those teachers will dye their hair PINK.  If the whole school has 100% participation, Mr. Duncan will dye his hair pink, too!  Homerooms will also decorate their classroom door with PINK and there will be a contest held the day of the assembly for the winning door.  As always, all proceeds will go to the Hope Chest for Women of Western North Carolina, a local organization that donates to families in our community.  We will be collecting donations starting Monday, October 8th through Monday, October 15th.  Please join us in making this event fun and successful!  Last year we raised $1,600, and it would be awesome to match or beat that!! Thanks for your support of Brevard Academy and our community outreach.

Girls’ Basketball

The girl’s basketball coaches will be hosting an open gym on Monday, October 1st for any 5th -8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this season.  This is not a practice but it will be a great chance to get to know the coaches and work on basic skills. Pickup will be at 5pm.

PTO News

Monday, Oct 1 is our collection of all payments for Fall Read a thon, please turn into your teacher any checks/cash and pledge sheets to count towards our fundraiser and class competition!  Thank you to all families and students who participated in the Read-a-thon this year.

Monday, Oct 1 at 8:00 am, we will have our next PTO meeting in the resource room. Please check in at the office for a visitor badge, and come find out what is planned for this Fall and how to get involved!

Friday, Oct 5 All Middle school parents who can help support the cakewalk are asked to drop off a cake or pie on Oct 6th.  Please drop off in the office between 12:00-4:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer for any of the middle school booths, please reach out to

This Saturday, Oct 6th is Fall Festival!  If you have not signed up, there are plenty of spots where we could use an extra hand at a game or booth!  Please reach out if you are available and check online for open spots:

We need pop up tents donated for Fall Festival, please drop off behind school near grassy area by 5th grade hallway/playground this week (make sure to put your name on it).

Thanks!  Have a good week and pray for nice weather!

Happening This Week at Brevard Academy

Monday, October 1

PTO Pizza Lunch
PTO Meeting @ 8:00 am, Resource Room
Vision Screening Makeups 10:00-11:00 – Speech Office
Girl Scout Presentation – 12:00 in Gym
Fall Box Tops Contest
Bookmobile on Campus
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Tuesday, October 2

Picture Day (In Uniform)
Mountain Bike Ride @ BA Pump Track 3:30-4:30 pm
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Coaching through the Curriculum (Title 1) Parent Night 5:30-6:30 Jets Pizza Provided, must RSVP
Wednesday, October 3

Girls on The Run @ 3:15-4:45 pm, Mrs. Kelly’s room.
Thursday, October 4

First Grade Field Trip to the Fish Hatchery
DAR presentation @ 10:00 am,
Girls on The Run @ 3:15-4:45 pm, Mrs. Kelly’s room.
Staff vs. Students Flag Football Game @ 4:30pm
Friday, October 5  

Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
PTO Fall Festival Set Up
Saturday, October 6

Fall Festival
Sunday, October 7

Mountain Bike Trail Ride 2:00 – 4:00  @TBD
Monday, October 8

PTO Pizza Lunch
Fire Safety Week
Columbus Day
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
YouthMax Presentation 4th-8th grade 8:00 a.m.
Please contact your child’s teacher for specific information about grade level activities.


Volunteer Opportunities

Dads on Guard–We are looking to expand our Dads on Guard (DOGs) program.  We need your help.  If you are interested in assisting with morning drop off or afternoon pickup, we could use your help.  Please email if you are interested in helping.


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

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

Have a great rest of your Sunday and….

Go Bulldogs!