Sunday Message–September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

Good afternoon,

Full Time Art Teacher Emily Taylor

I am pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Taylor as our full-time art teacher.  Ms. Taylor comes to us after serving with the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County for the last seven years.  Ms. Taylor will be a great addition to our staff as she has a unique understanding of the needs of our community.

Please welcome Ms. Taylor to our Bulldog community.  She can be reached at

I would also like to recognize the excellent work that Mr. Winston Warner has done as our interim art teacher the last several weeks.  Ms. Winston was a tough act to follow, but he did a great job forming relationships and getting students excited about art class.  We wish him the best as he returns to Greenville, SC.

Weather Preparation and Updates

TeamCFA has provided all schools and families information on preparing for bad weather.  This information is posted to our website.  In the event that we have a closing or delay, I will post information on our website and Facebook page, send out communication via our alert system, and inform local radio and television stations about our plans.  A full list of media outlets that broadcast our information can be found in the Family Handbook.

Signing in students at drop off in the morning

Beginning on September 17, all visitors to the building during morning drop off will need to sign in at the front office.  You are welcome to walk your child to the side door, but in order to enter the building; you will need to sign in.

The full news and events for the ahead week are listed below and posted to our website.

Your children.  Our mission.

Go Bulldogs!

Student Uniform Site

We have added new items to the student uniform site for the fall.  The Big Frog site now features new hoodies, our anniversary t-shirt, lightweight jackets, performance polos, baseball caps, and toboggans.  All items are offered in child and adult sizes.

Parent Conferences, September 26

Mountain Roots will be offering Conference Camp on Wednesday September 26th from 7:30-5 while Brevard Academy is closed for Parent / Teacher conferences. Families may opt to enroll their child for the full day, or students may attend Conference Camp on a drop-in basis for 15-30 minutes during their parent / teacher conference. More information, pricing, and the link to registration can be found at:

Yearbooks Go On Sale Monday Morning!

The Yearbook Staff has been hard at work pouring their creativity into our 20th edition of the Brevard Academy Yearbook. While the staff are out and about snapping photos around campus and at sporting events, we know parents and family members probably have some great shots you might want to share. We are utilizing a new picture sharing site this year to allow our Bulldog Families to be active participants in this amazing publication. If you would like to participate, the website is where you will be prompted to register and search for the “Brevard Academy.” Follow the prompts from there and your photos will be sent directly to us.

In addition, we are running a series of promotions to kick start yearbook season! Please see the cost schedule below:

September 10-November 30 $35

December 1-February 22 $40

February 23-April 26 $45

April 27-May 17 $50

Please go to to place your order!

We will also be offering a sibling discount. Students must reside at the same residence in order to qualify and the order form has already been sent home. These must be ordered before the November 30th deadline. After that, they will go to full price. This allows us a more accurate count with our final order. Extra order forms are available in the front lobby.

Please email us at with any questions.

Girls on the Run WNC – Brevard Academy

For the third year in a row, Girls on the Run (GOTR) WNC will have a team at Brevard Academy. GOTR is open to girls in grade 3 – 5. GOTR inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Interested girls can register to be participants via the GOTR website ( beginning September 4 through 13. We can only accept 15 girls; if more than 15 girls register, a lottery is held (conducted by the GOTR WNC headquarters) to select participants. There is a $150 registration fee and financial assistance is available on a sliding scale based on family income and household size.

Lessons will begin the week of September 17 and be held Tuesday and Thursday after school 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Lessons run for 10 weeks and culminate with the running of the GOTR 5K on Sunday, December 2 at the Asheville Outlets.

We are looking forward to another great season of Girls on the Run! If you have any questions please reach out to site coordinator, Kelly Brown at or 828-551-7941 or coach Julie Gaston at or 831-595-2111.


PTO News

We will hold the Fall Read-a-thon fundraiser for the next two weeks.  This is our BIG fundraiser for the year, so we hope that all students can participate in this all school event.  All students are asked to read nightly and can start fundraising online now!  We will have prizes for top funds raised and for the class with highest participation!  See the flyer that was sent home by your teacher, or look on the PTO page on BA website for more details.

We are also accepting Box Tops, Community Coffee packages, or Tyson Chicken rewards at any time for the Box Tops – Tools for Education classroom collection.  Thank you!

We appreciate all your support of PTO and Brevard Academy!



Happening This Week at Brevard Academy


Sunday, September 16

Mountain Bike Trail Ride 2:00 – 4:00 pm @TBD
Monday, September 17

PTO Pizza Lunch
PTO Read-a-thon Fundraiser
Constitution Day
Flag Football @ B.A. 4:00 pm
No Cross Country Practice on Monday
Tuesday, September 18

Read-a-thon Fundraiser
Flag Football Practice 3:00-4:30 pm
Mountain Bike Ride @ BA Pump Track 3:30-4:30 pm
Constitution Week
Wednesday, September 19

Midterms Come Home
Read-a-thon Fundraiser
Constitution Week
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Thursday, September 20

Muddy sneakers, 5th Grade  PNF Fish Hatchery Read-a-thon Fundraiser
Flag Football Practice 3:00-4:30 pm
Cross Country @ Brevard 4:30 pm
Constitution Week
Lunch ordering open
Friday, September 21

Read-a-thon Fundraiser
Flag Football Championship Game 3:00-4:30 pm
Constitution Week
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Lunch ordering open
Saturday, September 22

Autumn Begins
Lunch ordering open
Sunday, September 23

Mountain Bike Trail Ride 2:00 – 4:00 pm TBD (Dependent on weather)
Lunch ordering open
Monday, September 24

PTO Pizza Lunch
Read-a-thon Fundraiser
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Lunch ordering open
Please contact your child’s teacher for specific information about grade level activities.


Support Brevard Academy


Remember to select Brevard Academy through Amazon Smile to support your favorite school.

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 for uniforms, lunches, or school supplies, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 828-885-3111 or at

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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!