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Thursday, November 20, 2008

From Mr.Harper

November 20, 2008

Dear Parents:

Tomorrow is our annual Thanksgiving dinner. After lunch, elementary students will be dismissed if their parents want to take them home. Middle school and high school students may check out if they have a note from home.

School is closed all of next week.

I hope all of you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


Robert W. Harper

BCS Mom Shirts

You can order your BCS Mom shirt now! Send your order to info@bcs.org. Each tee is 10.00. Please send your money to the office. Sizes small- xlarge available.
Thanks for your support!
You can see it in person at the BCS gymnasium concession stand.


I hope you all will join us as we support Pizza Hut because they support BOYD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. Tuesday, take a break and order pizza. You will all be cooking for Thursday so treat yourself to dinner at Pizza Hut. It is also our first HOME HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL game and we hope you will dine in at Pizza Hut before or after the game or carryout your pizza anytime 10 am until 10 pm Tuesday! Boyd will receive 20% off all BCS purchases. This is very generous of Pizza Hut and we need to show them our appreciation by participating. Your child will get a slip of paper to show them today or you may ask for one for BOYD on Tuesday at Pizza Hut...but be sure to ask for the money to go to Boyd!!! We will not get a percentage unless they know you are associated with us. So enjoy!

Thank You Boyd Grandparents!!!

We just want to send a brief thank you to all of the Boyd Grandparents who have given to the Annual Fund! So far we have raised almost 2500! As donations continue to trickle in, we are inspired by your gifts to the school. Let's see if the parents can match that this spring!

Thanksgiving Lunch

We are so excited about having our Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow at 11:00. We have about 160 members of the Boyd School Family planning to eat with us. We look forward to a good time of fellowship with all of you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chorus Schedule

DECEMBER 1………………River Park Hospital
(Be there at 5:45 in the Lobby)

DECEMBER 3…………. ……..Rain Tree Manor
(Leave school at 11:30---Go eat lunch---Be a Rain Tree at
12:45—Start at 1:00—Return to school by 2:45)
**NEED TWO Parent Drivers --Need sugar-less candy canes

DECEMBER 8……………….Recording at Westwood
(Be there at 6:15 to warm-up and we will be recorded
at 6:30 p.m.---Be completed by 7:30-8:00)

DECEMBER 15……………..Boyd Christmas Program
(Time will be decided later)

DECEMBER 18…………….Dibrell Elementary
(Leave school at 7:30 a.m.---**NEED TWO Parent Drivers)
(Need candy to give out)

(Go eat light Breakfast—9:00 a.m.)

DECEMBER 18………………………..River Park Hospital
(Be at the hospital at 11:15 and Perform at 11:30)
Will return to Boyd at 1:30-2:00

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Newsletter Will Post Wednesday

We have had some computer issues, and unfortunately, the newsletter will not be posted until Wednesday. Thank you for your patience.


We are having a
Blue Out
To show our
Lady Broncos & Broncos
our support for them.

When? 1st Home game Tues. November 25th
What? We want to gym to be filled with Royal Blue.
How? If you don’t have royal blue check with the boy’s basketball team who is selling royal t shirts long and short sleeve, sweatshirts, and hoodys

If you already have royal, you are set. Just come out and help us fill the gym


PTF meeting Monday
at 6:30 PM
In the school cafeteria
Short informational meeting
BCS NEEDS YOU! Please Attend!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


L.A.C.E. Pecans are here and ready to purchase.

You may purchase them at the front office or see any L.A.C.E. member.

$7.50 per lb.
Craft & Bake Sale

Friday & Saturday,
November 21 & 22
McMinnville Civic Center
Regions Bank Craft Fair

We would appreciate any craft items or baked goods (please label baked goods). You may bring any items you would like to donate to the office on Thursday (20th) or Friday (21st).

Victorious Bronco's!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

8th Grade Explore Test

Thursday, 11/13 at 8am in the cafeteria. Answer sheet information will be bubbled in Wednesday, 11/12, during 7th period. They need to bring $8 in correct change in an envelope or a check made out to BCS.
-Gayle Mayfield

Bronco Basketball Bash - Highlights

Was a HUGE success. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Please RSVP

Please be sure to RSVP by Friday to Terry if you plan to attend the Thanksgiving meal. Also, be sure to send your pmt. so we can give Wilma Jean a tally. Thank you.

All O'Kasions Is Giving Back To Boyd!

Pam at All O'kasions is giving to Boyd! From Next Monday November 17 until December 17, All O'Kasions will donate 20% of all sales* to Boyd! You can pick up gifts, ornaments, wreaths, or order flowers for your loved ones. *You must have your receipt stamped and turn it in to the office at school. So get to shopping and ordering from Pam at All O'ksions. Thank you Pam for supporting Boyd Christian School! Call Pam at 473-7371.

November 10

From the Superintendent

I want to thank all of our basketball parents for your hard work in organizing the Bronco Basketball Bash last Saturday night. Tracey and Stan Pickens and Gena and Steve Tilton organized the event, and so many of you contributed so much in the way of food and gifts for the auction. I also want to thank our coaches who devote so much time to providing athletic opportunities for our students.

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and I hope that many of you will be able to join us for lunch. Last year’s lunch seemed to be a great success. Wilma Jean’s Kitchen catered the event, and we heard many positive comments about the meal, so we have decided to use the same caterer again. This year’s lunch will be on Friday, November 21. The lunch will once again be catered by Wilma Jean’s Kitchen.

Please remember that report cards will go home tomorrow, November 11. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 18, from 3:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon. Please contact Mrs. Terry Stubblefield in the office to schedule your conference.

Annual Spring Banquet

We have begun taking orders for individual tickets for this year’s Annual Spring Banquet, which will be Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the McMinnville Civic Center. Our guest speaker will be Coach Gene Stallings, former head football coach at the University of Alabama. Coach Stallings is a member of the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ in Paris, Texas, and has always been a terrific supporter of Christian education. Some of you may be aware of his son, John Mark Stallings, who recently passed away. Coach Stallings has spoken at other Christian schools in the area and is widely regarded for being a very inspirational speaker. Please contact Mrs. Stubblefield or Mrs. Sullens at school to reserve your tickets.

This year’s banquet will be sponsored by Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. Mr. Doug Milner, the general manager, has long been a generous supporter of high school sports and of Boyd Christian School. We are grateful to Mr. Milner for his support of this event.

Upcoming Sports Events

11/11...5th-6th Basketball vs. College St., 6:00
11/11...7th-8th Basketball @ Eastside, 6:00
11/13...5th-6th Basketball @ Dibrell, 6:00
11/14...7th-8th Basketball @ Van Buren, 6:00

Lunch Menu for November 11-17
Tuesday...Hot Dogs
Wednesday…Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Thursday…Chicken Quesadilla
Friday…Chicken Nuggets
Monday…Mac and Cheese

News from the Elementary

Kindergarten…Mrs. Hoover
In kindergarten this week, we will be making some Thanksgiving art! We will be learning the letters N and B. We will be sharing a big book called "Little Panda". We will continue with the Old Testament books. Have a great week!

Grade 1…Mrs. Keele
Our reading stories this week are: "Yes, We Want Some Too" and "Cat Traps". We will have a spelling and reading test on Friday. We are busy preparing Thanksgiving decorations to help decorate the cafeteria for our Thanksgiving meal next week. Don't forget to turn in your reservations and money for this delicious meal by this Friday. If you need another form please let me know. We will be studying about Samuel in Bible this week. Have a great week!

Grade 2…Mrs. Newby
Second graders will continue to work on double-digit addition this week. The class is doing a super job with it. In social studies we will begin talking about jobs. We will learn about needs and wants to begin our lessons. As Thanksgiving approaches we will discuss being thankful and write about it and do some holiday art.

Grade 3…Ms. Farless

This week we will be reading the story "Tops and Bottoms" in reading class. In language class, we will be discussing possessive nouns. All week in math class we will be learning about the different types of graphs. Also, on Friday we will be having a social studies test. Don't forget to study! Our memory verse for this weeks is Ephesians 4:13. It is a long memory verse so you will have to study this verse a lot at school and home. Next week we have our field trip to see "An Emperor's New Clothes" and our Thanksgiving meal.

Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff

The fourth graders are very busy this week. We are continuing our unit over the book Charlotte's Web. Our latest activity is comparing and contrasting city and country areas using paper plates. We will be having a Math test tomorrow over Chapter 2. On Friday, we will have a Reading Test and a Spelling Test over chapters 4-6 in Charlotte's Web. Our Memory Verse this week is John 5:23. In Bible, we will be talking about honoring God and honoring Jesus. Don't forget, the next 4-H meeting will be next Monday, November 17th. Have a great week!!

Grade 5…Mr. Burks
Our bake sales for the nursing home baskets are doing great. Thanks for all your help. The field trip to Cannon County Art Center is November 20. If you have not returned the form and money for the trip, please do so as soon as possible.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Order Christmas Gift Cards through Boyd

The Holidays are coming and we know you will purchase gift cards. Boyd Christian School is asking that you purchase them through our school.
You will initially purchase a shopping card (just like the ones you see in Wal-Mart, Walgreens or Bi-Lo) from the school. You then go shopping for your groceries and gas. Because the vendor is paid up front, Boyd makes a cut from each card. This is a very profitable for the school. If you do not have extra money to send to Boyd, this is your way of contributing greatly! Order your scrip gift cards today.

From Jessica Burton

As you know, Christmas will be here soon. Children in Nicaragua need your help. In Nicaragua, paper is 4.00 a pack. If you can get some school supplies and a pack of paper for these kids, put them in a shoebox and attach 2.00 on top for postage and we will get these to these children. Paper is only 50 cents here and that makes you think, "Wow, I am thankful for what I have". I encourage you to give a up a little money. If you are out shopping, just pick up some school supplies. I know that they would love you for doing this. You can take these to Mrs. Terry in the office. Cut off is Friday. I encourage you to help the kids.
Thank you.
Jessica Burton

Friday, November 7, 2008

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• $5 Off plus Free Shipping at Magazines.com through 1/1/09 (25% contribution)
• 2 for $30 long-sleeve kids’ polos at Lands’ End® through 1/30/09 (4% contribution)
• 50 Free Prints at Shutterfly (new customers only) through 12/31/08 (9% contribution)
• Free Shipping on select toys at Target.com through 12/1/08 (3% contribution)
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

T Shirt Design Contest

Michelle Chisam is having a Boyd Christian School tee shirt design contest. If you want to submit your art work to her- we will have a vote on this blog for the winning elementary and winning high school designs. So get your drawing pencils out and get busy!

November 4, 2008

From the Superintendent

Today was our first Bring a Friend to School Day. We had 44 student guests join us today. We hope that this will be a good opportunity for prospective students to see what life is like here at Boyd. Thank you to all of our parents and students who brought guests today. I especially want to thank Steve Hillis who came and spoke at an extended chapel service this morning.

I want to think our basketball boosters who organized the bonfire last night. It was a huge success and was well attended. I especially want to thank Mr. John Morgan who stayed all night to make sure that the fire was safely under control.

Our teachers had a wonderful day at the Christian Schools Inservice Day at Goodpasture Christian School yesterday. We heard excellent presentations on differentiated learning, and there were worthwhile small group sessions on a wide variety of subjects across all grade levels.

Our annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be on Friday, November 21. The lunch will once again be catered by Wilma Jean’s Kitchen. Mrs. Sullens will be sending more information home this week. We hope that many of you will be able to join us for lunch on that day.

Halloween Contest
We had a wonderful Halloween costume contest last Friday. I want to thank all of the parents and relatives who took the time to join us. Special thanks go to Mrs. Pat McClarren and Mr. Shelby Kohring who served as judges for this event.

Bronco Bash Saturday, November 8

This Saturday our basketball boosters will host our first Bronco Bash. From 4:00 to 6:00 there will be a spaghetti supper. The cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Also, beginning at 4:00 will be a basket auction. At 6:00, gym activities will begin, culminating in a Blue and White basketball game. For more information, please contact Mrs. Tracey Pickens.

Annual Spring Banquet

This year’s Annual Spring Banquet will be Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the McMinnville Civic Center. Our guest speaker will be Coach Gene Stallings, former head football coach at the University of Alabama. Coach Stallings is a member of the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ in Paris, Texas, and has always been a terrific supporter of Christian education. Some of you may be aware of his son, John Mark Stallings, who recently passed away. Coach Stallings has spoken at other Christian schools in the area and is widely regarded for being a very inspirational speaker.

This year’s banquet will be sponsored by Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. Mr. Doug Milner, the general manager, has long been a generous supporter of high school sports and of Boyd Christian School. We are grateful to Mr. Milner for his support of this event.

Upcoming Sports Events

11/4...5th-6th Basketball @ Spencer, 6:00
11/6...5th-6th Basketball @ College Street, 6:00
11/6...7th-8th Basketball vs. Victory Bapt., 6:30
(Boys only)

Lunch Menu for November 5-10
Wednesday…Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Friday…Chicken Alfredo

News from the Elementary

Kindergarten…Mrs. Hoover

In kindergarten this week, we are very excited about our reading reward trip to the movies on Wednesday! We are going to be making some art for Thanksgiving! We welcome our visitors for "Bring a Friend Day", Samantha Brooke and Kade! We enjoyed having you in our class today!

Grade 1…Mrs. Keele

We will have a spelling test this Friday. We welcomed friends today to learn about our school. Tomorrow is our movie reward trip. We will be leaving about 11:30. Remember our Thanksgiving meal, catered by Wilma Jean's, on Nov. 21. Reservations are due Nov. 14. If you need a form, please let me know.

Grade 2…Mrs. Newby

We were very happy to have seven guests in our room for "Bring a Friend Day". We talked about the election and the importance of being president of the United States. This week we will have our AR rewards field trip to the movie. Everyone is really excited about it. All of our class met their reading goal!

Grade 3…Ms. Farless

This week the third graders will be doing several fun activities. They will be making paper in science class this week. This activity will show them how important it is to recycle. In language class, they will be writing the final copy of their descriptive paragraph. Also, in math they will be learning about elapsed time and calendars. Our student of the week is Natalie Knox. Also, Noah Bost will be celebrating his birthday on Nov. 17th. Congratulations to Natalie and Noah! Finally, don't forget our Game Day and trip to see High School Musical 3 on Wednesday.

Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff

We are very busy this week. Today we started a unit over Charlotte's Web. We will be doing many fun activities with this book. Don't forget the Language Test over Chapter 7 on Thursday, and the Reading Test on Friday. Today was "Bring A Friend to School Day." We had 7 visitors in our class. We had a very exciting day. Have a great week!!

Grade 5…Mr. Burks

What a sight to behold at the Halloween dress up Friday. Thanks to everyone for their participation in the party. This week we will get back to work. Students will be practicing verb tense in Language as well as division in Math. There will be a division test on Friday. In Science we will be learning about mixtures and compounds. Our Bible story will be from Genesis 19, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. The memory verse this week is Psalms 1:1, 2.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bronco Basketball Bash!!!

First Annual Bronco Basketball Bash
Saturday November 8, 2008
4-6 pm Baked Spaghetti, bread, dink & dessert (5.00 adults, 3.00 kids)
4 pm Basket Bidding Begins
6 pm Gym activities begin (No charge)
-Introduction of the Bronco Basketball teams
- quick contests for prizes
-Auction of Baskets
-Blue & White game
Bring your friends & grandparents!

Bring A Friend Day

Math Games

Middle School tye-dye

Middle School visitors

We have 44 visitors with us and we are thrilled that so many show an interest in what Boyd Christian School is all about. Everyone enjoyed Mr. Steve Hillis as speaker in Chapel.(Thank you Mr. Hillis for always doing such a wonderful job for us.) The students are involved in many special events- some pertaining to the election. But, for the most part, these students are enjoying a "real" day here at BCS. Thank you to all of the families who have shared your children with us. You have made today possible and we invite you and your families to come back and talk with us about enrolling any time you are ready. The invitation stands. Enjoy your pictures.
Since today is such an important day for our country, Mr. Gann held a mock election. In honor of this day, students in grades 5 through 12 voted in the Presidential Election and in the local Mayoral election, which is also going on at this time. The Boyd Christian School 2008 Presidential Primary Mock Election was conducted to enable us to see who the most students in Grades 5-12 at Boyd Christian School want to win. It was also conducted to hopefully encourage our students to vote in the future when they are qualified to do so.
and the results are as follows:
Coming in last place was Rickey Jones with 15 votes. Coming in third place was the current Mayor, Royce Davenport with 23 votes. In second place is Norman Rone with 31 votes and the person that most Boyd Christian School students and their guests for “Bring a Friend Day” want to become the new Mayor with 36 votes is John Shields. The results of the 2008 Presidential Mock Election are as follows: This was a race between Barack Obama and John McCain. This was a landslide victory for one of these two as one had 88 votes and the other had 26 votes. The winner is John McCain! My Government class assisted me with conducting this Mock Election.

*To all of our BCS parents who drove children to school and will take them home, thank you for the support and effort.

Spirit Rally Bonfire

We welcomed about 25 visitors to our bonfire and successfully had about 100 in attendance. A special thank you go out to John & Renee Morgan, Steve & Gena Tilton, Stan & Tracey Pickens, James & Linda Roller and all of those who helped make the bonfire a huge success. We are looking forward to a wonderful day today with our visitors. Thank you to all of the families who have allowed your child to come and see what life is like at Boyd.

Play Day at Friendship Christian

Many BCS fans attended to support out Broncos. We are very proud of all of your hard work. We look forward to a fun and successful season!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Cassie Wanamaker won a $1,000 scholarship two weeks ago, from United Southern Girls Fastpitch! We are very proud of you!